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Serums are not just another product to add to your skin care routine, they are an amazing way to harness natures powers and transport them into your skin.
Whoever invented these powerhouses is to be commended, serums are a revolution to skin care.
I would recommend sticking to organic and natural serums, thus avoiding the silicone-based conventional serums that form a plastic film on your face, and ultimately making you age faster.
Serums are potent elixirs for the skin
A serum is a skin care product that is meant to deliver powerful ingredients deep into the skin. They contain high concentrations of active ingredients that are meant to target specific concerns.
Some are light and quick-absorbing water-based liquids, while others are richer and have plant oils as their base. All serums have one thing in common; they are meant to work deep in your skin, delivering active ingredients where they can do their best work.
Serums target specific concerns
There are serums for brown spots, acne, wrinkles, hydration, reducing pores….. The list goes on. Each serum is made with a specific concern in mind, making it easy to customize your skin care routine.
Serums get straight to the point
Serums are made of small molecules that deposit active ingredients deep into the skin. Contrast this to moisturizers which are meant to hydrate and work on top of the skin.
Moisturizers contain thickeners – they are meant to form a barrier on your skin, serums don’t contain thickeners – they are meant to penetrate the skin.
Serums Pack a punch
They are fully loaded with active ingredients that don’t fit into a moisturizer, serums can contain up to 70% active ingredients whereas moisturizers only contain 5 – 10 %.
Your moisturizer still has it’s place in your skin care routine, as a sealer and hydrator. Start with a serum, seal with a moisturizer.
Serums are cost effective
Serums last a long time, a 1 oz bottle should last you months. Only a few drops are needed to get results. The reason serums are expensive is because active ingredients cost more than thickeners.
Serums typically give results faster than a moisturizer, in 4-6 weeks you should be seeing a noticeable difference in your skin concern.
There is a Serum for your skin type
Oily Skin: Water-based serums are great for people with oily skin who want a weightless feel to their products and no greasy residue left behind. We like Kypris Clearing Serum.
Dry/Mature Skin: Those with dry or mature skin can choose richer ingredients such as plant oils for boosted hydration. We like Odacite Night Time Repair Serum.
Sensitive Skin: These folks would want a serum with soothing ingredients that heal, repair and protect. Odacite Camelina and Chamomile Serum is an oil-based serum that works well on sensitive skin.
Serums are easy to incorporate into your routine
Serums are applied after cleansing and toning, but before moisturizing. Wait a couple minutes to let the serum absorb, then apply your moisturizer to keep your serum from evaporating off your skin.
Serums are Awesome but they aren’t for everyone.
People with eczema or rosacea have thinned skin and may find that serums penetrate their skin too quickly, resulting in irritations. A salve or balm would work better at addressing these concerns. (Read The Blue Cocoon Beauty Balm Review.)
Do you have a favorite serum? Let us know in the comments below! Psst, guess what I am using and loving? Amala’s Rejuvenate Treatment Oil, it is exquisite.
What do you think?
Yours In Beauty,