You are not alone in having no idea what a serum is or how to use it. Although i had already seen a lot of advertising of different serums i didn’t really know the real meaning of this skincare product and neither i used it until i started to see some new wrinkles here and there on my face and started wondering if there is some more powerful and concentrate skincare to fight the signs of the time. As most of you do, i used only the day and night moisturizers, and moisturizers are good, but believe me used together with a serum it is fabulous! And you can see the difference in just a few days of using it.
So after some months of testing some different skincare serum, making a bit more research and seeing the results i made my own conclusions. Skincare should never be a stress so here are the answers of the most frequent question about this miracle skincare…
What is serum?
Serum is a skincare product that must be applied to the skin after cleansing but before moisturizing, usually 3 to 5 drops are enough, because the intent is to deliver powerful ingredients directly into the skin as it is made up of smaller molecules, but very hight concentrated of active ingredients, that penetrate deeply into the skin.
Is serum a moisturizer?
Yes and no. Serums can be chock-full of moisturizing ingredients (hyaluronic acid, ceramides) to help skin retain moisture. But, that doesn’t make them moisturizers in the traditional sense. Face lotions and creams are richer and create a barrier on top of the skin to keep all that good stuff in.
How often should I use my serum?
It all depends on the serum and on the problem you want to solve. For example there are serums that reduce wrinkles, others that fight acne and dark spots… so my advice is to first read the label and then decide how often to use it.
What’s the difference between serum and face oil?
Traditional serums are water-based. But on the market you can find some oil based serums as well. The water-based serum must be applied under the cream and is very important as it nourishes the inner layer of the skin. The oil based-serum goes on top to the moisturizer as it has bigger molecules and is supposed to keep the cream during the entire day.
What about the cost of a serum?
Serums tend to be the pricier product for the skincare. But for a very good reason! Remember that bit about being super concentrated and potent?
Doesn’t serum expire really fast?
Certain potent ingredients often found in serum can become unstable once they come in contact with air. Ascorbic acid (vitamin C), for instace, can oxidize and lose efficacy over time. But thanks to science, modified versions of the ingredient last longer. Best the rules are to store your vial in a cool, dry place and use it up within six months to a year.
Is serum right for your skin?
Absolutely yes. Of course you have to get to know the ingredients first so you can decide with combination suits better for your skin:
Vitamin C – increases collagen production, enhances skin’s repair process, and reduces inflammation
Hyaluronic acid – retains moisture
Collagen – a necessary protein that helps skin stay smooth and flawless
Retinol – also an antioxidant, reduces inflammation
Zinc – soothes irritation, regulates oil production
Salicylic acid – unclogs pores
Vitamin E – an antioxidant, protects cells from oxidative damage
Niacinamide – improves skin elasticity, increases ceramide levels in skin
Glycolic acid – gently exfoliates and lightens discoloration)
Green tea extract – antioxidants
Ferulic acid – combat free radicals, increase effectiveness of sunscreen by day, and promote cellular repair and healing by night
After testing different serums, valueting the efficiency and the effects of each of them, the price-quality ratio i am absolutely convinced to recommend the Skinkissed Vitamin C Serum. You can buy it on Amazon: easy, fast and real custom care.
After only one week i saw real changes. In one month the quality of my skin was totally changed, i even stopped using so much foundation as my skin looks brighter, more healthy and glowy. And all this thanks to the perfect combination of the ingredients: Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid and Collagen that plums and hydrates dry and dull skin, removes any acne, reduces wrinkles, fine lines & blemishes, and it is also the perfect base for the make up!