"It is more beneficial to have your more active and targeted product on first and then layer with another product."For example:
"If you were to use a very active moisturizer that had a skin activating purpose, [you] would use that first and then apply your face oil right over."In other words, if you are using a fancy-pants night cream with pricey anti-aging actives then you definitely want to apply that first. The same holds true if you are using a very active face oil, like for example the La Bella Figura Daily Elements Defense Face Oil. You want to apply the DED oil before sunscreen so that the concentrated antioxidants in the oil can penetrate skin to protect it from wayward free radicals that manage to bypass your sunscreen.
In my case, I apply my oils before my moisturizers (both morning sunscreen and evening night cream) because I want the nutrients and actives in the oils to penetrate my skin and the moisturizers to simply lock in those nutrients. The anti-aging benefits are in the oils I purchase, not the moisturizers so I apply oils first in order to get the most out of them.
Thank you Victoria for your insight and thank you Meghan for the thought-provoking question!