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Do Cleansers/Shave Creams disrupt the "thin to thick&qu
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Mon Mar 09, 2015 2:26 pm      Reply with quote
So I am inquiring about the below quote which is a general guideline for application

Remember the thin to thick rule. Thin products before thick ones, so all can absorb effectively
-Cleanser (may need to wait before exfoliate, if pH is a concern)
(optional pH adjusting product could be used here, after cleansing - before acid)
-Exfoliate (usually requires a wait time)
-Toner (Liquid water like products, such as toner/treatment solutions, liquid DMAE)
-Serum (Copper Serum, treatment Serums, DMAE thicker products)
-Gel (DMAE, deffrin)
-Oils (Emu, Jojoba, Almond, etc)

I am a little confused as far as applying treatment serums after showering. I read that different serums like Vitamin C serums are best when applied to "clean" skin. And are best when they are not applied after one has not applied anything else. So if I shave then apply Vitamin C serum, wouldn't this go against that thought and disrupt the penetration and effectiveness of my vitamin C serum?

My cleanser and shave cream have plenty of ingredients:

Macadamia Oil, Aloe Vera etc in my shave cream...

Ceramides, Glycerin etc in my cleanser...
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Mon Mar 09, 2015 3:34 pm      Reply with quote
That rule applies to products that stay on skin, methinks, as in, all the boosters, essences, serums and treatments go first and then get sealed in with a moisturizer. Shave cream gets washed off, so IMO it wouldn't affect anything.
I also think those wait times are really arbitrary, I find the longer I wait the more my skin loses moisture. I forgot which brand it was, but they allow 4-5 seconds between products, which is something I do anyway, and it seems to work so much better. Just pile everything on and it sinks in eventually.

Do what all good pragmatists do. Compromise.
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