Serum Guide : Which Will One Work For You?

Serums have quickly gained popularity in the skincare world as they are lightweight while delivering active ingredients deep into the skin. But which one should you go for ? See our guide below for some tips.

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Normal to combination skin : a hydrating serum

Opt for serums rich in hyaluronic acid or LHA (lipohydroxy acid) to really give normal to combination skins an added moisture boost and help them glow. Hyaluronic acid hydrates all complexions retaining 1,000 times its own weight in water within the skin. LHA, meanwhile, reduces dark spots thanks to a gentle targeted exfoliating action and its ability to regulate melanin. It also brightens the complexion by reflecting light off on the surface of the skin. Try the Revitalift Filler 1.5% Hyaluronic Acid Serum.
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Oily skin : a purifying serum

Oily skin still needs nourishment. Go for a serum that's rich in mattifying ingredients and purifying actives to regulate sebum production, reduce redness and even out skin tone. Remember, if you only get oily on your t-zone, you can just apply this serum there and smooth a hydrating serum on to your cheeks and neck. Look out for formulations listed as non-comedogenic, which means they won't clog pores. 
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Dry skin : a nourishing serum

If skin is dry, it lacks sufficient lipids (natural oils, fatty acids) and needs help on the barrier front, so choose a formula that's rich in nourishing ingredients to support the natural hydrolipidic barrier. It's also worth looking for products that contain vitamin E (an antioxidant that protects cells from oxidative damage) and niacinamide (AKA vitamin B3, which is a soothing multi-skin repairer). Use a serum containing these ingredients before applying your moisturising cream to reduce dry, tight sensations for a softer, suppler touch.

Try Revitalift Classic Concentrated Serum

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Mature skin : a multi-action serum

Mature skin has to deal with a number of issues: wrinkles, increased pigmentation, a loss of contours and a lack of plumpness. Serums for mature skin should be rich in hyaluronic acid, retinol and antioxidants. To make up for a lack of lipids, look for serums that are enriched with omegas 6 and 9. Try the Golden Age Reactivating Serum.

 

Discover our range of serums here to suit your skincare needs.