Your Morning Skin Care Routine in 5 Minutes

We know it can be so tempting to skip your morning skincare routine, especially if it’s time consuming! Life gets busy and sleep becomes a scarce commodity – so why would you let your morning skincare routine eat into your valuable snooze time?

You might be tempted to let your makeup do the work of helping your skin look awake, or you might feel a little lost wondering ‘what should my morning skincare routine be?’. We understand your hesitations but taking the time to work a simple yet effective skincare routine into your morning will help you achieve naturally flawless looking skin in just a few quick steps. Read on to learn how to layer morning skincare in just 5 minutes, with tailored product recommendations included from our Green Labs range.


Your 5-minute skin care routine

Your morning routine for glowing skin doesn’t need to take more than 5 minutes to make a big difference! Let’s go through your morning skincare routine order step by step with application tips to help you get the most out of your products with the least extra effort needed.

How to use hyaluronic acid and retinol

Together, hyaluronic acid and retinol make for one powerful skincare pairing. Touted for its ability to help achieve glowy skin by promoting skin cell turnover, retinol can be a beneficial addition to your skincare if you’re hoping to address texture, signs of ageing, or pigmentation. Retinol can have a drying effect though, so using it alongside hyaluronic acid can help maintain a hydrated and nourished complexion by supporting moisture retention. Retinol should always be applied to clean, dry skin after cleansing. Next, refresh your complexion with the Skin Active Hyaluronic Aloe Hydrating Serum, designed to soften, and strengthen skin with its unique blend of hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and aloe vera.

How to use hyaluronic acid and vitamin C serum

Like hyaluronic acid, vitamin C is often heralded as a skincare hero – so let’s look at how to apply vitamin C and HA together. In the AM, the antioxidant properties of vitamin C can help protect complexions from the effects of external aggressors. Vitamin C can also support that juicy skin glow by promoting a brighter, firmer, and more even looking complexion – benefits that can be boosted by HA’s ability to encourage a plumper skin appearance. To get the most out of your skincare routine, apply vitamin C serum after your morning face wash to clean, dry skin. Then pamper your complexion with a HA infused sheet mask, like the Fresh Mix Tissue Mask Hyaluronic Acid.

How to use hyaluronic acid and niacinamide

When used in the same skincare routine, hyaluronic acid can enhance the skincare benefits of niacinamide. These two moisture-loving humectants work to deeply hydrate complexions – so if you’re looking intense nourishment, this could be your duo. In terms of how long to wait between hyaluronic acid and niacinamide it depends on what form you’re using these ingredients in. When layering serums, it’s always best to wait a minute or two between application to give your skin time to absorb each formula.

If you prefer to use hyaluronic acid in a cleanser formula, the Skin Active Hyaluronic Aloe Gel Cleanser can purify your complexion while maintaining the skin moisture barrier. Follow up with niacinamide infused products before applying moisturiser as the final step.

When do you apply hyaluronic acid?

When to apply hyaluronic acid in your skincare routine depends on the kinds of products you’re using – so let’s break it down.

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The Importance of Layering

Now that you’ve got all the steps down, it’s important to stick to the right order. Cleansing skin thoroughly, the applying your serums helps them absorb into your skin properly. Your skincare order should also be applied from lightest to heaviest in texture for best results.

With your morning face routine sorted, it's time to discover your Quick and Easy PM Skincare Routine.