Layer your Skincare Like a Pro

 The secret to achieving glowing, radiant skin is in the art of ordering your products. While selecting the right products for your skin type is essential, their effectiveness relies on the order you apply them in. 

SKKN by KIM’s luxury skincare line is designed to be used together to achieve the most desirable, glowing results. We’re here to answer all your skincare ordering questions so you feel confident your routine is maximizing its effectiveness. Welcome to the science of layering skincare, become a pro in a few short minutes following our guide to steps of your skincare routine.

How Many Skincare Products Do I Need?

First, let's talk about products. It can be overwhelming when there constantly seems to be new steps you should add to your skincare routine to achieve your skincare goals. The number of skincare products you need in your routine depends on your skin type and concerns. If you have persistent skin concerns like acne or if you are worried about aging you may need more skin products in your routine than someone who has sensitive skin. 

While the number of products you use in your routine is completely up to you and your skin concerns, we’ll be discussing Kim’s full skincare lineup so you have all the information you need to become a skincare layering pro.

Kim's Complete Skincare Order

Follow Kim's expert guide on how to layer skincare:

Step 1: Cleanser

Cleansing should always be the first step in your skincare routine. Starting with a fresh and clean base is essential to maximize the effectiveness of the products that follow. To Cleanse, use the Purifying Foaming Cleanser, a cleansing and hydrating formula that helps to purify and condition the skin while retaining moisture in the upper skin layer, leaving it clean and supple.

Step 2: Exfoliator (as needed)

Exfoliators can be added into your skincare steps as needed or about 1-2 times a week. This dual Soft Resurfacing Exfoliator is great to help turn dull, dry or lackluster skin into a smooth and glowing complexion. This formula immediately works to help remove dead epidermal cells from the surface of the skin, leaving it looking renewed, fresh, and retextured. 

Check out Kim’s complete guide to the difference between chemical vs. physical exfoliation. 

Resurfacing Mask (as needed) 

Our Pumpkin Enzyme Resurfacing Mask can be added into your skincare steps before toner about 2 times a week to shrink pores and achieve a firmer-looking complexion. Developed with cutting-edge biotechnology, this rinse-off mask harnesses the power of fermented pumpkin enzymes to exfoliate skin so that new skin cells can quickly resurface. Featuring glycolic can lactic acids, this mask helps enhance skin texture, tone, and completion clarity, all while its hydrating properties deliver that instant post-facial glow.


On days where you are not using our manual Soft Resurfacing Exfoliator, add our AHA + Toner for gentle exfoliation. This toner uses double acidic and enzymatic exfoliation to help reduce the appearance of pores and exchange the skin’s texture. Developed with powerful antioxidants, enzymes and AHAs, this face toner helps enhance radiance and glow while keeping the skin toned and hydrated.

 Step 3: Serums

To answer the question of serum or moisturizer first - next up in your order of skincare products is serums. Choose your serum based on your skin type and main concerns. To help even skin tone and slow down the appearance of aging, add our Vitamin C8 Serum to your skincare routine. To enhance hydration and lock in moisture, use our Hyaluronic Acid Serum. Whichever serum you choose to help achieve your skin care goals, our formulas are designed for all skin types helping you maximize results.

 Step 4: Eye Cream

At this stage in your order of face products, apply our Plumping Peptides Eye Cream. This gentle yet effective peptide eye cream helps support your skin’s natural elasticity and acts to reduce puffiness and the appearance of fine lines around the eye’s most delicate areas. Formulated to achieve visibly firm, rested and illuminated eye contour.

 Step 5: Face Cream

After eye cream, Apply our Firming Face Cream. Formulated to help balance the skin’s flora for a healthy-looking complexion. This moisturizer is clinically proven to hydrate the skin, effectively reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while working to improve firmness, elasticity, and radiance.

 Step 6: Oils

Lastly in your skincare routine steps come oils. If you're looking to enhance your glow, use our Vita-C Glow Oil Drops. This glow amplifier oil helps revive dull skin and recharge radiance. Developed with a highly stable, active form of vitamin C, our oil drops brighten the overall skin tone and reduce the appearance of dark spots while locking in hydration. 

On days where you’re looking for a more intense night time hydration treatment, use our Restoring Treatment Night Oil. This nighttime oil is a hydrating recovery treatment developed to help revitalize skin overnight so you wake up to supple, smooth, and hydrated skin that feels plump and glowy. Made with a combination of several skin-loving botanical oils and extracts, this formula helps restore skin overnight and maintain your natural skin barrier. 

Hope this guide to Skincare layering answers all your questions of when to layer what. If one of these steps isn't for you and you want to omit a product from Kim’s full lineup, simply skip the step and move on the one directly below it.