What are serums & how do you use them? This is a common question that I get about skincare and I am here to tell you all about it today! Serums are light, fast absorbing liquids with a potent mix of antioxidants and other active ingredients that target specific skin care conditions. Serums are to be used underneath eye or face creams and can help with many skin issues. Aging, dehydration, acne, excessive oil, and hyperpigmention are just a few of the conditions that can be thwarted with the proper use of serums.
Here’s some of our favorites:
iS Clinical Active Serum: this is the serum that sparked my desire to write this post! after using this my skin has never looked or felt better. it has ingredients that work for both fast acting & long term results. the botanicals in the serum don’t dry the skin, and the active ingredients produce a cool tingling sensation upon contact. this serum is excellent for acne, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, uneven texture and large pores. basically it’s the end-all be-all of serums! has been featured in Allure, Marie Claire & Lucky magazines (beauty Bibles.)
Dr. Brandt Overnight Resurfacing Serum: if you’re looking for a product to renew your skin overnight, look no further. this serum has a retinol complex that is time released to help with short & long term results such as improving texture & tone as well as minimizing wrinkles & large pores.
Kate Sommerville Quench: provides deep moisture for radiant skin. helps regenerate tissue to increase firmness & elasticity in skin.
Philosophy Time in a Bottle Eye Serum: we should never neglect our eye area when it comes to serums. this serum supports skin’s natural health & turnover with its breakthrough complex. it also boasts vitamin c8 which protects from further environmental damage. the result: bright, smooth & firm eyes that will never divulge your real age.
Neutrogena Ageless Intensives Deep Wrinkle Serum: even if this wasn’t a drugstore product, it would still have all the ingredients you would look for to minimize fine lines and wrinkles. with concentrated antioxidants, retinol & skin conditioners, this serum will get results without breaking the bank!
Phyto-C Icy Blue: this serum has Hyaluronic acid, which holds 1,000 times its weight in water, therefore binding moisture to the skin. it enhances skin elasticity, calms & restores the skin while diminishing the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles.
always be sure you are exfoliating 2-3 times a week. if you put a serum on skin that has layers & layers of dead skin cells built up the serums will not penetrate & you might as well just be pouring that liquid gold down the drain!
try layering serums (a serum cocktail, if you will) for an even more potent punch to our ever-aging skin!
use a pea sized amount and press the serum onto your skin with your fingertips.
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