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Everything You Need to Know About Face Serums—and Which Ones We Swear By

May 28, 2021 0 Comments

Everything You Need to Know About Face Serums—and Which Ones We Swear By

The secret skincare weapon you never knew you needed to get your dream skin

One vital step in a good skincare routine is properly hydrating and protecting your face. This is where the best face serum comes into play.

Most people believe slapping on moisturizer and SPF is all the skin needs. And face serums were just peddled by skincare companies as a ploy to make money. This kind of reasoning is flawed.

No doubt, “serum” is a buzzword in the skincare world these days. Plus it can get confusing. Is it a moisturizer? (Well, sort of). Or is it oil? (it could be sometimes).

Serums deserve all the hype they get and are an absolute staple. And that’s because of two main reasons:

  • Serums are lightweight and usually formulated to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin.
  • They are results-driven and intended to target certain skin issues.

Using the best face serum makes a big difference. Read on to find out everything you need to know about them and which ones we recommend as the best of the best.

What is a Face Serum?

Face serums are incredibly lightweight treatments jam-packed with powerful active ingredients. These include botanicals and antioxidants like Vitamin C, A, E, niacinamide, hydroxy acids (AHA & BHA).

They are not only useful but also crucial in a skincare routine for every skin type— acne-prone, sensitive, normal, combination, aging, oily, etc.

When you use the best face serum, you enjoy benefits like brighter, plumper, and more even skin. You start to see a difference in your skin’s tone, texture, and elasticity. You also notice reduced dryness, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles.

Many moisturizers are so emollient that they can only sit on your skin’s other layers. With serums, their molecules are so small that they’re absorbed into your skin pores to work their magic.

How Do You Apply Face Serum? 

Your face serum is best applied right after you cleanse, exfoliate, and tone. You can use it both in the morning and at night with your skincare regimen.

You only need to dab a pea-sized amount because serums are concentrated. 5-10 drops usually do the trick. If you’re using several serums for different skin concerns, start with the lightest and work your way up to the heaviest formula.

Also, use clear formulas first and wait 10-15 minutes until each one is dissolved into your skin before layering another. Seal it all in with a good moisturizer or face cream.

What Should You Look For When Buying a Facial Serum?

This depends on your skin issues and your goals. Some people go for serums with one main active ingredient or combine a few of these. Others prefer to use a particular formula in the morning and something else at night.

  • Dry, Dull, and Uneven Skin

If you have dry skin, opt for serums with Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin B12 like the Dew Drops Hyaluronic Acid Serum for that extra moisture boost. It restores and binds moisture, adding elasticity and bounce.

For dull, dehydrated skin, a brightening serum with Vitamin C will improve your skin’s appearance. While for uneven skin tone, Vitamin C, E, and niacinamide serums like our Nag and Niacinamide Serum will help.

  • Breakouts and Oily Skin

Dealing with acne-prone skin? Your best option is a lightweight serum that won’t clog your pores. Reach for serums containing retinol, niacinamide, and salicylic acid. They help reduce inflammation and redness.

For oily skin, a light, water-based serum with Alpha-Hydroxy Acids (AHA), jojoba oil, or retinol like the Clear Skin Facial Serum works wonders. That’s because it helps reduce excess oil production.

  • Delicate, Aging, and Sensitive Skin

If you have sensitive skin, a Hydroxy Acid or botanically-based serum like the Regenerative Facial Serum with Sea Buckthorn is your best bet. Be sure to stay away from serums with ingredients that may irritate, including Retinol, Glycolic Acid, or Salicylic Acid.

For fine lines and wrinkles, hyaluronic acid and retinol serums like our Berry Boost Antioxidant Elixir will be your best friend. They help battle signs of aging and rejuvenate skin cells.

So Which Face Serums Do I get?

Ready to get started with your face serums? Shop these beauty essentials right now:

Berry Boost Antioxidant Elixir                                                    

Rejuvenate skin cells, replenish moisture, and get youthful-looking skin     

Dew Drops Hyaluronic Acid Serum                  

Enrich skin hydration, restore softness and brighten skin for a fresh, dewy look

Nag and Niacinamide Serum                   

Reduce skin discoloration and gently exfoliate without unwanted dryness or peeling

Clear Skin Facial Serum                                          

Combat acne, fade dark spots and reduce inflammation        

Regenerative Facial Serum with Sea Buckthorn              

Get an instant glow, calm irritation, and reduce skin redness

Daily Greens Facial Lotion                                    

Maintain suppleness and help skin stay hydrated without greasy residue



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