How to Layer Hydrating Facial Oils with Other Skincare Products for Maximum Benefits

How to Layer Hydrating Facial Oils with Other Skincare Products for Maximum Benefits

Before starting the blog, let us clear a misconception regarding hydrating facial oils. We often hear that facial oils are suitable only for individuals with dry skin, but this is entirely incorrect. In fact, the best hydrating facial oils work well on all skin types; you just need to discover the right one.
It wasn't too long ago when beauty experts advised against using oil-rich products. They suggested seeking out oil-free moisturizers, SPF products, and essentially, oil-free everything. Since then, people have been confused or hesitant about using oils for the face. However, as we evolve with new studies in beauty and wellness, beauty recommendations have also changed.

How Can You Maximize the Benefits of Each Skincare Component?

It's crucial to note that face oils with a high concentration of antioxidants can benefit the skin's health more effectively than avoiding any oily products. In light of these circumstances, at Face of Hope, we offer naturally handcrafted products such as hydrating facial oils tailored to your skin's needs. In 2024, achieving radiant and well-hydrated skin involves more than using a single product. It's about creating a skincare routine that maximizes the benefits of each component. In this guide, we'll explore the art of layering hydrating facial oils with other skincare products to unlock their collective potential for your skin's ultimate well-being.

Understanding the Basics

Its essential to understand the order before applying any skincare product. A general rule of thumb is to layer products from thinnest to thickest consistency. Start with lighter, more watery formulations and build up to thicker creams and oils.


Begin your routine with a gentle cleanser to rid your skin of impurities, providing a clean surface for the products to follow. Consider an oil cleanser that suits your skin type to avoid stripping away essential oils. A good oil cleanser for all skin types is Anti-Aging Deep Clean.


Apply a toner to balance your skin’s pH levels and prepare it to absorb subsequent products more effectively. Look for toners with hydrating ingredients to improve the moisturizing benefits like our Rejuva Lift Elixir.


Highly concentrated treatments brighten and plump your skin and quickly give it a boost. Look for treatments with skin brightening ingredients like mulberry extract and the powerhouse ingredient hyaluronic acid to instantly improve hydration. Our Hydra Bright Complex provides these benefits plus more.


Serum with specific ingredient targeting your skin concern. For example, a retinol serum can rejuvenate, while an omega fatty acids serum adds an extra layer of protection. Apply these potent products before your facial oil. You can receive both targeted serums in one with our Vita Boost Infusion serum.

Facial Oils

Now comes the heart of skincare products – your hydrating facial oil. Choose an oil that suits your skin type and concerns. For dry skin, opt for oils like argan or rosehip; for sensitive skin, consider oat or jojoba oil.
Apply a few drops of your chosen facial oil onto your fingertips and gently press it into your skin. This technique ensures optimal absorption without pulling or tugging at the skin. The facial oil serves to lock in moisture, creating a protective barrier

Pro Tips for Optimal Results

Time Gaps

Allow a few minutes between your serum and hydrating facial oil application to let each absorb fully. This prevents pilling and ensures each layer performs its best.


While some may choose to layer products in both their morning and evening routines, its essential to listen to your skin. If it feels overwhelmed, simplify your routine.

Adjust Based on Seasons

Your skincare needs may change with the seasons. In colder months, you might opt for richer moisturizers like our Miracle Cream, while lighter formulations may suffice in warmer weather.

Final Thoughts

Layering hydrating facial oils with other skincare products is not about overloading your skin but strategically providing it with the nourishment it craves. Each step contributes to a comprehensive skincare routine that addresses specific concerns, ultimately leaving you with a radiant, well-hydrated complexion. Experiment with different combinations, tailor them to your unique skin needs, and embark on a skincare journey that's both beneficial and blissful.

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