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HELP! Order of use of products!

I’ve been trying out new products and getting into the Korean beauty routine, but I feel like I’m layering my products incorrectly! I have breakouts along my jaw line and recently a cystic breakout on my cheek. Here are the products I use - can someone help me put together a better routine? Thank you!!!!! 



effaclar cleanser 

Frest soy cleanser

caudalie vinopure salicylic acid toner 

Cosrx Galactocytes tone balancing essence (this made my skin bumpy and red - is that normal? Should I stick with it?)

Drunk elephant c firma day serum 

Eye cream, moisturizer (either belif or Neutrogena hydro boost)



same cleansing routine

either Drunk elephant framboos serum OR the ordinary retinoid serum 

moisturizer, eye cream 

Re: HELP! Order of use of products!

My routine is


1) wash with water

2) toner

3) serum

4) moisturizer

5) eye cream

6) SPF



1) oil-based cleanser

2) water-based cleanser

3) facial scrub/ peel (2x a week)

4) toner

5) essence

6) serum

7) mask (2-3x a week)

😎 moisturizer

9) eye cream

10) sleep pack mask (as needed)


Re: HELP! Order of use of products!

1. Effaclar cleanser or Fresh soy cleanser

2. Caudalie vinopure salicylic acid toner

3. Cosrx Galactocytes tone balancing essence (If your skin is reacting to it probably try something else or stop using it for a while and see if that's the cause)

4. Drunk elephant c firma day Serum

5. Eye cream

6. moisturizer

7. Don't forget sunscreen!!!!!



1. Oil based makeup remover or cleanser

2. Effaclar cleanser or Fresh soy cleanser

3. Toner

4. Essence

5. Drunk elephant framboos serum / TO retinoid serum

6. Eye cream

7. Moisturizer

Re: HELP! Order of use of products!

Two cleansers in the am you don't need. Neither are great to remove makeup, if worn, completely at night. Do you use spf? 


Cosrx, I've seen reviews that it can end up backfiring. One suggested it added too much yeast to their skin, causing the bumps etc. Stop use of this.


Did you start using all these products at once or ease into usage? What's your skin type?

Re: HELP! Order of use of products!

Thanks for your responses!!


so I don’t use sunscreen regularly because I use spf makeup! But I really should... lol


my skin type is oily! I ended up returning the cosrx products because my skin kept breaking out. I recently ordered the murad acne clearing solution and the retinol kit. Any recommendations about these products?

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