Applying Products in the Correct Order

There’s a lot of confusion about this.  There are exceptions but here’s a good general approach.  After cleansing, your antioxidant should go on first in the morning, then your moisturizer if you need it, then sunscreen with at least 10% zinc or titanium.  


At night after cleansing, apply your TNS Recovery (cell growth factors) or other antiaging products, especially if they are serums, then your moisturizer with the Renova (tretinoin), Retinol, etc. after waiting about 10-20 minutes.


See Dr. Irwin’s skin care product regimen for summer.

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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