Let’s talk serums. If you are already using serums, then you know the benefits and can see the results. But if you’re new to this skin care ritual, let us tell you all there is to know about serums.
This is the first part of our serum series. This post is more of an introduction and focus on the gentler serums. We will do a second post in the future as part of the serum series.
Ok – let’s get started.
What is a Face Serum?
Face serums penetrate deeper into your skin than a moisturiser and tackle problems like acne, pigmentation, sun damage, wrinkles and more. These magic potions are loaded with good “active ingredients” such as antioxidants, nutrients and vitamins that work to repair the structure of skin cells, increasing skin radiance and skin health! It hydrates your face but also addresses skin issues that you may have, which makes them super useful and extremely popular.
How to Use?
After washing your face with a cleanser and using your toner, simply layer your skin with serum. The best part of using a serum is that depending on your skin type you can layer different products and make your skin care regime work for you! You can use different serums to address specific skin issues on different days.
For the best results, we recommend using serums twice a day: in the morning and once at night. During the day, you can also use a sunscreen after using your serum to protect your skin from harsh UV rays. You typically will use a different serum for day vs night use.
Now comes the most important question - which serum is meant for your skin. The answer totally depends on your needs, and the problems you wish to tackle. We’re sharing five serums today and telling you what they’re best used for.
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Skin types: all
Usage: Can be used morning and night.
- Tones and balance your skin
- Moisturising and hydration.
The Kakadu Plum present in this is enriched with vitamin C, which delays, reverses and prevents skin aging.
Skin types: all
Usage: Can be used either morning or night, but best for morning as it contains vitamin C which is great for protecting you against radicals (sun damage) and is a powerful antioxidant.
It’s lightweight texture also makes it ideal for use under makeup.
- Helps to soften fine lines
- Can help improve skin texture and tone
- Full of antioxidants to fight free radical damage
- Water-like texture
Skin types: normal to oily
Usage: Night-time only (and use an SPF during the days when using this).
This contains 10 percent glycolic acid (part of the alpha hydroxy acid family), an important component of anti-aging and wrinkles prevention. This is also loaded with vitamins to soothe and nourish your skin.
Note: Do not use this on the same night as you use other acids or after exfoliation (example: do not use it on the same night as the glow tonic). This is not a daily treatment. Start slowly by using once or twice per week before going to three-four times per week, depending on your needs.
- Exfoliation & soothing skin which works while you sleep to reveal a brighter complexion.
- Helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and fade sunspots (pigmentation) over time.
- Enriched with cucumber & aloe-vera extracts to calm skin.
- Vitamins A, C & E to nourish.
Skin types: All, but especially for dry, dehydrated or dull skin.
Usage: Can be used in the morning or at night.
- Restoring dehydrated skin, revealing its natural radiance.
- Silky-smooth & lightweight, it gives a burst of hydration without a heavy feel.
Skin types: All, but especially dehydrated, dull or dry skin.
Usage: Best used in the morning under your other products. Works well under makeup.
- A hydration hit – when your skin is feeling dehydrated and/or tight
- Great for moisturising and restoring balance to your skin
- Brightens the skin
- Antioxidants present to soften, heal and refine your skin
The best part of this product is that is has capsules filled with plant oil which feels amazing on the skin.
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