Volumising Serums: Our Mid-Life BFF

As we get older, our skin tends to age with us—that’s no surprise. We find that our skin loses hydration and requires more help when it comes to volume. Volumising serums seem to be the talk of the town these days—so, what’s the deal?

We’ve created a short guide to recommend ingredients and educate you on serums that will combat ageing and give your skin a more plump appearance.

LOSS OF VOLUME BEGINS WITH HOLLOW CHEEKS

Just when you think you’ve gotten used to dealing with wrinkles, suddenly you start to notice a lack of youthful plumpness. In other words: your skin and its beautiful features seem to be headed downhill! Once we’ve passed the big 4-0, loss of volume is something we all begin noticing. This is caused by changes in bone mass and muscle tone, combined with fat deposits that slip down towards our jaw bone. Throw in the effects of gravity, and we’ve got a slight problem!

Is all this reversible? We’re here to tell you…sadly, it’s not. However, cosmetic labs have been quick to create an anti-ageing formula designed to plump up our features. Scientists have researched and identified the active, key ingredients required to restore volume—and developed them into volumising skin care products.

A BOOST OF AHA CAN WORK WONDERS FOR YOUR SKIN

You won’t have to head to the bar for this shot! AHAs are acids that naturally occur in fruit, including varieties of Glycolic, Tartaric, Malic, Lactic and Citric. AHAs are water-soluble and boost cell renewal, thanks to their gentle exfoliating properties. This skin cell turnover improves the quality of the epidermis, allowing it to better absorb the crucial, active ingredients in a volumising serum.

Glycolic Acid has a very low molecular size, which allows it to penetrate the skin faster than any other AHA molecule. It loosens dead skin cells, maintains the skin’s moisture and unblocks pores for a fresh, bright complexion. The Revitalift Laser X3 Glycolic Pads boost your daily anti-ageing routine by reducing wrinkles, unifying skin tone, rebalancing the skin and minimising the risk of irritation.

VOLUMISING SERUM: THE TREATMENT YOUR SKIN NEEDS

Now we move on to the product of the hour—volumising serum! No serum is complete without Hyaluronic Acid, one of the most important ingredients when it comes to restoring skin volume. Plumping serum uses low molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid, which allows it to penetrate deeper into the layers of the epidermis to plump up the skin and help boost natural production levels. Fun fact: Hyaluronic Acid is naturally found in the body, but it decreases as we age. One additional advantage of using smaller hyaluronic acid molecules is that they stimulate collagen production deeper in the dermis.

The Revitalift Filler Pure 1.5% Hyaluronic Acid Serum is a scientific blend of two forms of pure Hyaluronic Acid to help retain the skin’s own moisture: 0.5% Macro Hyaluronic Acid, to rehydrate and smooth the skin’s surface, and 1% Micro Hyaluronic Acid, to penetrate into the skin’s layers and plump out wrinkles from within. This makes it our most effective plumping serum with rapid absorption and fast, visible results.

When using a volumising serum, you’ll find that over time, your facial contours will become better defined, your expression lines will be smoothed away, and you’ll be left with youthful, supple features!

Now that you’ve learnt a bit more around common issues, products and ingredients relating to your skin’s volume, you can begin adding serums to your skin care routine. Still intrigued by the magical hyaluronic acid? Check out The Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid to learn more!