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How To Layer Your Skincare Products

At the John And Ginger Salon we get asked all the time the order in which to use their skincare products, what goes on first, what goes on last, when to use a serum and when to use a peel, and there is eye cream. Our easy to remember rule is always apply thinnest to thickest, so serums before creams.

Follow these simple steps to prep, prime and treat your skin.

Step 1: Cleanse
Remove pollution, daily dirt and make-up before the more serious work begins. We recommend a Dermalogica Double Cleanse with Precleanse and your chosen Dermalogica Cleanser, this really makes sure any dirt and grime are completely removed as your usual cleanser simply cannot fully penetrate the oil debirs that creates an invisible film on your skin.

Step 2: Exfoliate
We love Dr Dennis Gross Peels, an iconic 2 step delivery process that is recommended to be used daily, yes daily. This keeps your skin bright, healthy, and smoother, plus the anti ageing benefits are incredible. The Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peels accelerate cell renewal which boosts the production of collagen for your skin in the long term to look more youthful.

Step 3: Treat
Target your concerns, from fine lines, pigmentation, dehydration and ageing with serums. We love Skinceuticals CE Ferulic, a super antioxidant that neutralizes free radical damage and protects against oxidative stress that lead to premature ageing, loss of elasticity and hyper pigmentation. Apply your eye cream, Elemis Absolute Eye Serum to decongest the eye area and counteract any puffiness and dullness.

Step 4: Protect
Seal in all the goodness of your serums with your chosen moisturiser, Skinceuticals Daily Moisture will hydrate and restore moisture levels. As always your morning routine should be completed with an SPF to protect your skin from the damaging UV rays. Try Dr Dennis Gross Dark Spot Sun Defense Spf50 free from chemical filters.

So remember, Cleanse, Exfoliate, Treat and Protect morning and night to enable your skin glow with vitality every day.

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Alex Echeverri
Friday, October 18, 2019
Dermalogica Precleanse Cleansing Oil 150ml Pump
FREE GIFT *spend £85 *t&c

Precleanse Cleansing Oil 150ml


This deep cleanisng oil removes make up, impurities, sunscreen and pollutants from the skins surface that build up during the day.

£49.00 £42.00
FREE GIFT *spend £85 *t&c
Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel 250ml
FREE GIFT *spend £85 *t&c

Special Cleansing Gel 250ml


Softening and soap free, this gentle cleansing gel foams into a rich lather to remove the days dirt, including makeup, pollution and oil, leaving your complexion clean and fresh with pores minimised.

£42.00 £36.00
FREE GIFT *spend £85 *t&c

All Physical Ultimate Defense Sunscreen SPF50

Dr Dennis Gross

This water and sweat-resistant, oil-free sunscreen offers 100% mineral protection against UVA/UVB rays, photo ageing, and pollution.

£42.00 £36.00
Dermalogica Micellar Prebiotic Precleanse 150ml
FREE GIFT *spend £85 *t&c

Micellar Prebiotic Precleanse 150ml


This gentle first step cleansing milk removes make up, impurities, sunscreen and pollutants from the skins surface that build up during the day.

£49.00 £44.00
FREE GIFT *spend £85 *t&c

C E Ferulic 30ml


A super antioxidant that is revolutionary, delivering advanced protection against photo ageing, neutralising free radicals and helping to build collagen.

£165.00 £160.00

All Physical Lightweight Wrinkle Defense Sunscreen SPF30

Dr Dennis Gross

Experience an oil free, lightweight, non greasy, invisible face sunscreen that blends into every skin tone. With an ultra sheer transparent zinc oxide formula making it perfect for even sensitive skin.

£42.00 £36.00