What are the benefits of skincare?

When your skin looks good, so do you. There are so many benefits to establishing a high-performance skincare routine. Cleansing, hydrating, toning, and more can help encourage glowing, healthy-looking skin. Skincare can help you improve your skin hydration, reduce visible skin concerns like dark circles and pores and even help target early signs of aging. Not to mention, taking care of your skin can be a major confidence boost.
You can find the perfect skincare routine for your specific skin type or skin concerns such as oily skin, texture, hyperpigmentation, dark spots, acne, fine lines, wrinkles and more.

What is the correct order of skincare products?

To achieve the best results, we recommend applying skincare products in the following order:

  • Cleanser: Start your routine with cleanser to help remove excess oil, dirt or makeup.
  • Toner or Treatment Lotion: Prep your skin’s surface to absorb the rest of the products in your routine. These formulas also offer nourishing, hydrating and skin-softening benefits.
  • Repair Serum or Targeted Treatments: Address your skin’s specific concerns. Our best-selling Advanced Night Repair Serum is our go-to for this step.
  • Moisturizer: Lock in all of the hydration from the previous steps. Our moisturizers also offer powerful anti-aging benefits targeted to your specific skin concerns.
  • Eye Care: Nourish the delicate eye area with an eye cream, eye serum, eye balm or eye mask.

What are the best skincare ingredients and what do they do?

Some of the best skincare ingredients are featured in must-have Estée Lauder skincare formulas. These are a few of our favorite skin-loving ingredients:

  • Hyaluronic Acid: Our favorite ingredient for hydrated, glowing skin. Helps skin lock in moisture, feel plumper, moisturized and softened.
  • Vitamin C: This potent antioxidant can help boost radiance, even out your skin tone and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Retinol: A form of Vitamin A that works as an anti-aging powerhouse. Can help accelerate skin renewal and help skin support its natural collagen to help reduce signs of aging.
  • You can learn more about our ingredients and their benefits by visiting our Ingredient Glossary.

Can I use the same skincare routine for morning and night?

Some of the products in your daytime and nighttime skincare routine can remain the same. However, different times of day may require you to add a few more formulas into your rotation. For your AM routine, SPF is essential for protecting your skin from sun exposure—even if you don’t go outside! For your PM routine, consider swapping your daytime moisturizer for an ultra-hydrating night cream.

When to apply sunscreen in skincare routine

SPF should be the last product you apply in your morning skincare routine. Allow your moisturizer to fully absorb into your skin before applying your face SPF.

How do I find the right skincare products for me?

Skincare is deeply personal, and the products you need may vary depending on your skin type and concerns. If you’re wondering how to create a skincare routine, consider scheduling a free Virtual Consultation with an Estée Lauder expert or use our Live Chat feature. You can also take our Skincare Quiz to find the routine that’s right for you.

What are some of Estée Lauder’s most popular skincare products?

Our Advanced Night Repair Serum is the #1 serum in the US*. It delivers fast visible repair and the benefits of 7 serums in 1. Alongside this powerhouse, we have Revitalizing Supreme+ Moisturizer, Micro Essence Treatment Lotion, plus our luxury skincare line, Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Collection and more.

What is trending in skincare for 2024?

Popular skincare techniques and routines that create healthy-looking skin, like glass skin and skin cycling, will continue to be popular. Skincare as makeup is another skincare trend that will spike in popularity. Formulas like serums, treatment lotions and eye masks will be key to achieving gorgeous glowing skin with minimal effort. Look out for formulas with buzzy skincare ingredients in 2024, including retinol, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide and SPF.