Pearls from Dinyar: Why is it Important to Layer Serums?

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Pearls from Dinyar: Why is it Important to Layer Serums?

While serums play a supreme role in your daily skincare routine, here is a piece of advice that is equally important and it has got to do with serums: LAYER YOUR SERUMS!

Wondering how to use face serums? Let’s get right into it. Layering serums is a concept that is not familiar to many. It might sound bizarre, but it’s about time we bring this to your attention. Layering is not limited to two serums, you can easily ascend to layering up to three or four serums. Yes, you read that right. However, do not overdo it and cross the line by exceeding the limit of 4 serums. Don’t even think about 9 serums. NO!

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What Does a Serum Do?

Each serum tackles a different skin concern. By ensuring that serums make an appearance, you are inviting their benefits into your daily skincare routine. Choose a serum based on your skin type, the skin concerns you wrestle with often, and to top it off, the combination of ingredients that make them highly efficacious.

How to Use Face Serums?

For optimal results, always pat serums onto your skin. Patting the serum on your face results in faster product absorption into the deeper layers of the skin. Take the serum in the palm of your hands, warm it up with friction and lightly pat it all over your skin, eyes, neck, and other areas which should never be overlooked.

Disclaimer: NEVER massage, rub or tug your skin while applying serums on your face.

How to Layer Skincare Products?

The ground rule of layering skincare is to go employing consistency - thinnest to thickest. Even for serums, in particular, it is always best to start by applying the thinnest serum first, followed by the thickest for the sole reason of quick and better absorption. Thinner the serum, the faster the absorption. Thinner serums have smaller molecules that enable the serum to penetrate faster into the deeper layers of the skin, while also providing room for other serums. Thicker serums have thick molecules which sit on the outer layers of the skin and absorb slower. Hence, the thickest serum out of all the ones you are using should be used last.

Ingredients in a Serum

When looking for serums in skin care, certain ingredients make for a highly active, potent, and result-oriented serum. The must-have ingredients in the serum are various kinds of antioxidants and peptides. Let’s break it down:

  1. An ingredient that has garnered to be one of the best ones yet in skincare, has to be Vitamin C. While the inclusion of Vitamin C in our diet has proven to be vital, its role in skin care has also seen several benefits. When you hear of Vitamin C, there is a common belief of ‘sealing’ it with sunscreen, when applied during the day. For Indian skin, that notion falls flat. The way to set the seal on this multifaceted ingredient is to apply it right before you sleep. Let it work its magic in the middle of the night, which translates to you waking up in complete awe of your skin the next morning.

  2. Peptides are another indispensable ingredient since they expedite the process of creating collagen in your skin. Synthetic peptides consist of amino acids that work together to reduce skin inflammation and damage. An anti-wrinkle expert, Hexapeptide, is another one from the peptide family. It is an excellent ingredient to reduce the depth of wrinkles, primarily around the eyes and on the forehead.

  3. It’s safe to say that Niacinamide is an ingredient that has created a buzz in the skincare industry for a considerable amount of time. Niacinamide has a long list of benefits - lightens scars, minimizes the appearance of pores, and protects against sun damage, are only a few to name. Since skin guru Dinyar swears by the credibility of Niacinamide in a serum, all of BiE’s serums are carefully formulated with it and other ingredients that work together to deliver lasting results! Another product that is packed with the goodness of Niacinamide is the Superpower Eternal Youth Cream.

A Guide to Layering All BiE Serums

    1. Guardian Pollution Shield Serum


      1. Guardian is the first of the four serums to be applied because it has the thinnest consistency.

      2. A powerful blend of ingredients like Squalane, Vitamin Complex, and Ascorbyl Glucoside.

      3. Prevents sun photo-ageing, and oxidative damage.

      4. Protects from blue light and pollution-related damage.

      5. Brightens, nourishes, and protects the skin.

      6. For ages above 17.

      7. Recommended for all skin types.

      8. Can be used twice a day.

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    1. Pro Youth Serum


      1. After Guardian comes Pro Youth.

      2. Formulated with high potency ingredients like CoQ10, Amino Acid Complex, and Glyceryl Glucoside.

      3. An anti-ageing expert that reduces fine lines, wrinkles, and skin damage.

      4. Recharges stressed skin and restores firmness.

      5. For ages above 25.

      6. Not recommended for oily and acne-prone skin types.

      7. Can be used twice a day.

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    1. Super Peptide Turn-Around Serum


      1. The third serum in the layering guide.

      2. Carefully curated with Amino Acids, Hexapeptide-8 & Caprylyl Glycol, and Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 & Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1.

      3. Restores youthful firmness, increases elasticity, and promotes cell vitality.

      4. Reduces fine lines and smoothens wrinkles.

      5. For ages above 25.

      6. Not recommended for oily skin types.

      7. Can be used twice a day.

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    1. Plumped! Plumping Serum


      1. After Super Peptide, it is Plumped!, which is the thickest serum out of the four, hence, it needs to be layered as the last one.

      2. Packed with the goodness of Stem Cells, Collagen, and Geranium Oil.

      3. A daily hydrating serum that replenishes the skin barrier, brightens skin, and promotes a plumped look.

      4. Reduces discoloration and balances the production of sebum and natural oils.

      5. For ages above 17.

      6. Recommended for all skin types.

      7. Can be used twice a day.

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The Correct Order of Skincare

There are plenty of searches for ‘how to layer skincare’ and ‘skincare routine steps’, the results for which are uncountable. Most of these results are slightly similar, but often also have differential approaches. However, BiE aims to make this journey a piece of cake for you. Here’s highlighting the many benefits of religiously following a skincare routine in the correct order.

Not only is the application of serums important, but also what goes on your face before and after serums. Layering skincare products correctly is essential. No singular product does justice in achieving the healthy, glowing skin you desire. Here are the power-packed skincare routine steps crafted by skin guru, Dinyar Workingboxwalla:


Face Wash

Masks and Exfoliators

Eye Treatment


Facial Oils



Quick Tips

  1. Vitamin C, a mighty antioxidant, is used in night creams, day serums, sunscreens, masks, etc, and helps the skin resist damage from sun, pollution, and dryness. Additionally, it reduces the appearance of wrinkles.

  2. Your décolletage is prone to wrinkles and photoaging, so protect it with serums that are formulated with ferulic acid (natural antioxidants most plants produce). Suitable for photo-damaged or hyper-pigmented skins. The skin will look less slack and appear to tighten until you use a serum.

  3. Make your replenishing night cream more result-oriented by taking 6-8 deep breaths to boost the level of oxygen to the skin before slathering on your serums and creams to be more effective.

Hop on the bandwagon and indulge in the process of layering serums. Flawless or perfect skin is a concept hidden in the dark, but healthy skin is a goal that can be achieved with relentless care and effort. Listen to your skin, cater to what exactly it requires, and swear by consistency. You are only a step away from a transformation that will make a million heads turn!

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