How to use serum in a skincare routine
There’s a lot of uncertainty surrounding face serums - how to use them, in what quantity, and with which ingredients. When building out your skincare routine order, serums should be applied after cleansing, but before thicker formulas like eye cream and moisturiser.
How much serum to use on the face depends on the formula - but typically 2-5 drops massaged into the face and neck is enough. Each skin type can benefit from different ingredients, so check out our skin genius tool for a personalised skin analysis. Now let’s look at which L’Oréal serums can best benefit your skin type.
How to use face serum for oily skin
How to use face serum for dry skin
How to use face serum for combination skin
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How to use face serum for men
Men’s skin tends to have a thicker surface and more active oil glands, so you may want to implement specifically designed serums. Power Age Men Face Serum with Hyaluronic Acid is formulated for male skin to promote firmness and strength. Enriched with macro and micro hyaluronic acid for ultimate hydration, the serum can encourage a plumper, brighter complexion. In terms of how to apply serum on the face in a skincare routine for men, apply serum after cleansing, massaging the formula in an upwards motion. Finish up your skincare routine with a nourishing moisturiser that’ll keep you feeling fresh all day, like Power Age Moisturiser with Hyaluronic Acid.
How to use face serum for mature skin
Ageing is something to be celebrated, but if you’re looking to slow or reduce some of the visible signs like wrinkles and fine lines, skincare can help you out. Try building an anti-ageing skincare routine with the following serums:
• Nourish the delicate eye area with Revitalift Filler Replumping Eye Cream, enriched with a high concentration of hyaluronic acid to add volume to the eye contour.
• Address fine lines with Age Perfect Cell Renewal Midnight Serum, which delivers a luxurious dose of antioxidants that firm and plump skin while you sleep.
Lastly, pair your serums with a moisturiser specially targeted to anti-ageing, like Laser X3 Retinol + Niacinamide Pressed Night Cream.
How to use face serum in the AM and PM
Your AM skincare routine and evening regimen require different approaches. Some skincare ingredients do their best work when applied at a certain time of day, so it’s important to learn how to use face serum at night and in the morning.
• In the AM: Reap the antioxidant benefits of the Clinical 12% Pure Vitamin C Face Serum to protect against external skin stressors throughout the day.
• In the PM: For anti-aging, retinol can promote skin cell turnover and refined texture, so use the Laser X3 Pure Retinol Face Serum to promote skin cell turnover through the long hours of sleep. For younger skin, a hydrating serum like Filler 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum will replenish skin’s moisture levels while you sleep.
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