Serums are highly concentrated treatments that have great effect on different skin related issues, with a mixed content of potent and active ingredients.
Serums come in various types of formulas and are graded in different categories including:
- Hydrating Serum
- Exfoliating Serum
- Anti-Acne Serum
- Brightening Serum
- Anti-Aging Serum
How to use serums in your daily routines
Serums are easier than we think to use. A serum-inclusive skincare routine could look like this:
- SPF (only during the day)
Serums to Consider when Buying One
Here are the serums you should buy, and when/how to use them:
- Hydrating Serum:
This is a highly active serum that binds water to your skin. We recommend you look out for formulas containing ultra-hydrating ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and the likes, and use them either day or night (under moisturizer), because they’re so versatile.
- Exfoliating Serum:
This kind of serums uses skin-friendly acids to generate cell turnover and take out dead skin cells, revealing the brighter and newer skin underneath. These also work well for acne, aging, scarring, and dark spots.
- Retinol serum:
This kind of serum encourages cellular turnover and collagen production, and also, retinol serums are really potent, treating everything from acne and wrinkles to scarring and dark spots.
- Peptide Serum:
Peptides are proteins that help build collagen and elastin fibres, so this serum aims to increase collagen and smoothen fine lines and wrinkles. Peptides can also protect against free radicals and environmental damage.
- Vitamin C Serum:
This type of serum can be a called a daytime serums and daytime serums are usually lightweight, hydrating, and protecting. You want to apply them under your makeup without slipping and melting, so they shouldn’t be too heavy or oily. Day serums also protect your skin from environmental damage due to its antioxidant content (e.g., Vitamins C, B & E), and peptides.
Like every other thing, some serums are more effective than others. And while you don’t have to spend so much trying to find a serum that works, you need to find serums that use quality ingredients, we recommend you start with a brand that validates their ingredients and products with clinical studies. See some of our serums below:
Resist aging and free radicals with the goodness of our Vitamin C Anti-Aging Serum
Brighten, renew and rejuvenates the skin with our Youthful Skin Niacinamide Serum 10%