The Correct Way to Layer Your Skincare Routine with Round Lab
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The Correct Way to Layer Your Skincare Routine with Round Lab

Apr 15, 2024

Achieving a glowing, healthy complexion is all about using the right products in the right order. If you're taking the time to invest in quality skincare formulas, you'll want to layer them properly to ensure you're getting the full benefits. Here's how to build the perfect routine with some star products from Round Lab.

Step 1: Double Cleanse

The first step in any effective routine is removing every last trace of makeup, dirt, oil and impurities from your skin's surface. For this, you'll want to "double cleanse" by first using an oil-based cleanser to break down makeup and water-resistant sunscreen.

Round Lab's 1025 Dokdo Cleansing Oil is the perfect first step. This gentle, lightweight oil dissolves tenacious pigments and sebum without stripping the skin. Follow it up by massaging the 1025 Dokdo Cleanser into damp skin. The creamy lather whisks away any remaining debris for a truly fresh slate.

Step 2 (Optional): Wash-Off Masks

A couple times per week, you may want to incorporate a rinse-off treatment mask into your routine. These deeper cleansing and exfoliating formulas help decongest pores and slough off dead, dull surface cells.

Try the Round Lab 1025 Dokdo Mud Pack, a mineral-rich clay mask that draws out impurities and excess oil while giving skin a healthy glow. Let it work its magic for 10-15 minutes before rinsing clean.

Step 3: Toner

After cleansing, always follow with a hydrating toner to rebalance your skin's pH while providing the first hit of nutrient-rich hydration. Wipe away or gently tap in the Round Lab 1025 Dokdo Toner, which is packed with revitalizing minerals from Korea's Dokdo islands.

Step 4: Ampoule or Serum

This is the step to really personalize your routine by choosing targeted treatments. Ampoules and serums are ultra-concentrated formulas designed to tackle specific concerns.

Ampoules have a thicker serum-like texture and often come in small, portable bottles so the actives don't oxidize before you finish the treatment cycle. The Round Lab Pine Calming Cica Ampoule delivers deep nourishment and soothing relief for irritation and redness.

Serums have a lighter, more fluid feel that absorbs rapidly into skin. The Round Lab Birch Moisturizing Serum is an excellent hydrating option, quenching thirsty skin with a moisture-binding complex. For a multi-tasking formula, try the Round Lab Soybean Panthenol Serum, enriched with 10 layers of hydration from panthenol and ceramides, it improves skin's suppleness and texture while locking in moisture for 120 hours. 

Step 5: Moisturizer

Now you'll want to seal in all those hydrating layers with a rich cream. The Round Lab Birch Moisturizing Cream is formulated for deep, long-lasting hydration with birch sap extract in a cooling and lightweight gel texture. 

Step 6 (Optional): Sheet Mask

For an extra surge of hydration and rejuvenation, cap things off with a nourishing sheet mask a couple times per week. The Round Lab Soybean Panthenol Sheet Mask is loaded with Glycerin and Glycine Max (Soybean) Seed Extract to plump and soften skin.

Simply apply the essence-soaked sheet to clean skin, relax for 15-20 minutes, then remove the mask and massage any remaining serum into your face and neck.

Remember, the key to successful layering is applying formulas from thinnest consistency to richest in order to allow each layer to fully absorb. Start with light toners and essences, progress to thinner serums and ampoules, and finish with rich creams or sleeping masks. With strategic layering and a little practice, you'll be well on your way to your glowiest skin ever!