Serums are raved about in the skincare world, some are better than others, but how do you know which ones are worthy of a place in your skincare routine? Firstly, you’ll need to outline your skin concerns, perhaps you want to pause the ageing process, clear blemishes or tackle pigmentation. Once you know your concern you can look for the serum that has been formulated to help clear your concern head on - and no doubt you’ll find a solution in the SkinCeuticals serum range.
SkinCeuticals is one of the leading medical grade skincare brands on the market, with many highly effective serums to offer. A serum is a great addition to many skin care regimes, but do you know what one is, how they work and which one is best for you? We’re going to spill all the secrets so you can find your perfect fit.
What is a serum?
A serum is a skincare product which is applied after cleansing, but before moisturising. They are often infused with active ingredients which are then delivered into the skin. A traditional serum is water-based making serums a great choice for all skin types. A serum is not a moisturiser.
How does a serum work?
Serums are often formulated with high concentrations of active ingredients. Due to their consistency and low molecular weight, serums penetrate deeply into the skin, ensuring the active ingredients are delivered into the skin’s layers, targeting specific skin concerns at the root!
What’s the difference between a serum and facial oil?
Serums are typically water based and due to their low molecular size, penetrate deep within the skin, delivering potent ingredients to the root of the skin concern. Serums are applied after cleansing and before moisturising.
Facial oils are often oil based and are applied on top of creams and lotions to create a physical barrier, preventing moisture loss. They act as an artificial skin barrier to lock in the products applied in the steps before.
The facial oil trend is on the rise, and you’ll see more facial oils being marketed as serums. To make sure you understand the difference before purchasing check to see if it’s water based, if it is, you know it is a serum!
Which SkinCeuticals serum is best for me?
SkinCeuticals is a long standing, dermatologist approved skincare brand which offers top quality formulations backed by science, containing clinically proven ingredients and cutting edge technology. WIth all this expertise in skincare there is most certainly a serum for you.
SkinCeuticals Silymarin CF: The Blemish buster
Reduce oiliness, improve skin texture and target blemishes with the SkinCeuticals Silymarin CF serum. This potent serum has been formulated with 15% l-ascorbic acid (the purest form of vitamin C), 0.5% ferulic acid, 0.5% salicylic acid and 0.5% silymarin. This specially chosen blend of active ingredients works to eliminate spot-causing bacteria from the surface of the skin, decongest blocked pores and exfoliate dead skin cell build up.
Vitamin C will brighten the skin, providing a boost of radiance whilst also helping to lighten pigmentation. Ferulic acid is the perfect duo for vitamin C and supercharges the effects of vitamin C, making it a great addition for all those with oily skin looking to brighten their complexion whilst also regulating oil production.
This serum will protect against free radical damage, which in turn reduces oil oxidation - a known cause of blemishes.
The SkinCeutical Silymarin CF serum is available to purchase as part of a duo alongside the bestselling SkinCeuticals UV Defense SPF 50. This lightweight sunscreen provides UVA and UVB protection, with a residue-free finish. The UV Defense SPF 50 has mattifying properties which help to reduce oiliness whilst also preventing premature ageing from sun damage - it’s a must-have for blemish prone skin.
SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF: The Lacklustre Rejuvenator
Formulated to brighten lacklustre skin, the SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF is a must have for dull complexions seeking that boost of radiance!
This free radical neutralising serum contains a trio of antioxidants, including vitamin C, phloretin and ferulic acid. This blend of antioxidants helps to defend against damage from environmental pollutants which would otherwise speed the ageing process.
These antioxidants also help to lighten pigmentation and rejuvenate dull skin, creating a more youthful complexion with a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles.
To help keep pigmentation and signs of ageing at bay this serum is available to purchase as part of a duo alongside the SkinCeuticals UV Defense SPF 50. This high factor sunscreen protects against collagen breakdown and pigmentation formation, whilst also protecting the skin from harmful UV rays. Your skin will feel moisturised whilst also being shielded from sun damage.
This duo is suitable for those with oily or combination skin types.