Q: When purchasing skincare products, does toner, serum, and moisturizer need to be from the same brand? or can we mix and match products from different brands?

A: Generally speaking, the answer is yes, but you can never be too cautious. We recommend using brand products that are reliable and always check the ingredients list. However, when mixing stronger ingredients such as acids and retinol, it is best to seek professional advice. Learning about ingredients can be fun, and it's always better to know your ingredients before mixing. Check out our blogs and educational series on ingredients, so you can make educated decisions when mixing your products.

Check out our signature serum, Olecea™ Pearl Activating Elixir!

Q: What is the best way to apply toner?

A: Toner is the first layer of skin care product that goes on clean skin. To help your skin absorb the toner better, gently tap and dabble the toner to the skin with the help of your palms and fingers. This way, you will create better blood circulation and elasticity on your skin to receive the benefits of the next face product(s) you apply.

Q: Can we mix Olecea Pearl Elixir with a makeup foundation when applying to our face for extra moisture?

A: If your skin needs extra moisture, you can mix Olecea Pearl Elixir to your make up foundation. This is a wonderful idea, as your foundation will turn from regular make up to an anti-aging, infrared, UV radiation protection foundation that protects your skin the whole time you are wearing your makeup.

Q: Olecea Pearl Elixir is a lightweight gel serum, can it be used for both, winter when skin is dry, and summer when skin gets excessively oily?

A: Yes, absolutely! During winter, we suggest that you layer a moisturizer after you’ve applied the Olecea Pearl Elixir. Our Elixir is oil-free, so it can be used on its own as a moisturizer for the oily skin, or work together with your favorite cream as a plant stem cell + peptides booster!

Q: Is Olecea’s Vitamin Sunscreen water based? Is it suitable for all skin types?

A: The Olecea Vitamin Sunscreen is not water based. However, the German Chamomile ingredient included is gentle to your skin. Our sunscreen does not clog the pores, and is suitable for all skin types, even for baby skin!

Q: With so many beauty skin care products, in what order should we layer all of our products for the most beneficial skin result?

A: A good rule of thumb for the order of skin care - formulas with smaller molecules goes first, so that the skin can absorb them first before the protective fatty molecules. Here’s a general guideline to follow:

  • Step 1: Cleanser
  • Step 2: Exfoliator (depending on skin type and condition, Olecea suggests: Normal: 1-3 times a week, Dry: 1-2 times a week, Oily: 2-4 times a week)
  • Step 3: Serum (Olecea Pearl Elixir)
  • Step 4: Moisturizer