Here’s what you need to know.
While facial serums can give you added moisture, the main reason you’d want to use a facial serum is to get added nutrients into deeper layers of your skin that a regular moisturiser is not able to reach. You can get many types of serums such as anti-aging serums, skin brightening serums and even acne preventative serums. Generally speaking most serums should be used daily but sparingly, more is not always better, and is best applied after your toner and before your moisturiser.
A moisturiser has larger molecules than a serum.
This means that a moisturiser will not penetrate the skin as far as a serum will. While serums deposit nutrients, moisturisers are meant to deposit moisture, hydrate your skin and provide environmental protection.
If you have a targeted skin concern that you’d like to improve, such as dark spots or early signs of aging, adding a serum to your skin care routine is the best course of action. Also, if your skin is very oily, a serum can help regulate sebum production and provide adequate hydration, thereby controlling the oilyness you are trying to get away from. But, if your skin is happy with your regular moisturiser alone, there is no need to rush off to buy a serum.
Rebecca’s favourite serums!
Wrinkle Defence – rebuilds, nourishes and defends
Formulated specifically for the needs of ageing skin, the repair cream helps shield the layers of tissue from the elements, preventing it from losing essential moisture. The active ingredients aid in increasing your collagen and elastin production helping to reduce the depth of wrinkles and increase cell turnover.
Vitamin C Serum – restores, prevents and clarifies
Based on the tested and proven properties of potent Vitamin C. Also contains antibacterial and healing properties (great for acne) and promotes healthy tissue function. This serum also helps provide your skin with the ability to fight fine lines and premature ageing.
If you would like to see more serums or skin care advice, please follow the links to our beauty pages.
Senior Beauty and Skin Care Therapist
With over 10 years experience in the Spa industry, Rebecca loves seeing the results her treatments can provide for those with tricky complexion issues.
Rebecca is a fully qualified Beauty Therapist with expertise in advanced facials and skin treatments, body waxing (including meticulous Brazilians) and has a Certificate 4 in Remedial Massage.
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