The Ultimate Guide to Effective Product Use

We get asked frequently “How long will this product last” when clients are spending money on good quality cleansers, serums and skin products. The majority of our product ranges typically make bottles to last 3-4 months at a time.

If you find yourself racing to replace your products more frequently or you’re not getting the results you want, you might just need to assess how much you’re using.

Here’s a guide to help make sure you’re not over (or under) doing it:

Foaming face cleanser: A pea-sized amount is all you need. When foaming cleansers mix with water they lather and spread, so you don’t need much. Gels and foaming cleansers are great for oily and combination skin. Make sure to rinse well so you don’t dry out your skin.

Cream or milk face cleanser: A dollop the size of a large blueberry will thoroughly cleanse your sensitive or dry skin. Massage in circular motions for 30 seconds before rinsing with lukewarm water.

Face cream with SPF: You need a 10p piece sized amount because more is more in this situation. Don’t forget to rub onto ears, neck and hairline.

Serum: Face serums are highly concentrated products, so one pump or the size of a coffee bean is enough to cover the whole face and neck. This is usually always applied before moisturiser.

Night cream: An olive-sized quantity will work well and soak into your skin while you sleep. Remember to apply to your delicate neck area, too.

Eye cream: The skin in the eye area is delicate so make sure to apply as much product as a grain of rice. Apply with ring fingers by tapping along your brow bone, under the eye and top of the cheek bone where your eye socket starts. The tapping will prevent you from pulling the paper-thin skin of your eye area and it will assist in increasing circulation. Avoid slathering eye cream on the lids (unless directed) as it can migrate into your eyes and cause irritation.

Sunscreen: You should be using a shot glass-sized amount on exposed skin on your body and a 10p piece sized amount for the face alone. Sunscreen reapplication is vital, so set a reminder you every two hours.

Exfoliant: A grape-sized amount may seem like a lot, but you need to slough off dead skin cells on the face, neck and décolleté so you don’t have to skimp. Massage in light circular motions and avoid the eye area altogether.

Foundation/tinted moisturizer: You want coverage but you don’t want pancake-face. Drop a raspberry-sized amount on your palm or the back of your hand and use your fingers, brush or sponge to apply to your face, blending well.

If you’re in doubt about your skincare routine, book a consultation with one of skin specialists who can help you design the perfect package for you.