We mentioned in our last blog that people tend to mix up serums with essences, and it is true they may all have similar purposes to a certain extent. However, serums are designed to tackle more specific skin concerns and is formulated with much higher concentrations of active ingredients to treat each specific skin concern. There is also another popular name you might have heard - ampoules, which is also under the same category serums.
You might ask yourself why do I need a serum? Well, different skin types have different skin concerns. For instance, dry/aging skin types typically focus on the need of hydration and moisturization. There are serums designed to boost your skin's moisture level with just a few drops during your routine. Oily skin types should look for serums that focus on removing excess sebum to reduce the chance of blackheads or whiteheads, which leads to reduced chance of breakouts. As for sensitive skin types, it gets a little tricky since there are many ingredients you have to watch out for, but the goal is to find serums with calming and repairing actives.
So how should you use a serum? Typically, you should apply them after toning, or before moisturizing. This will ensure the actives reach deep into your skin and work effectively. Use it both morning and evening. If you are treating dry/aging skin, put a few drops on your face and pat evenly. For specific treatments like blackhead or hyperpigmentation, you can apply serums to only the affected areas. Some might see quicker results than others, but we recommend to use it daily for at least 3-4 weeks.
Be sure to give this step a try if you haven't, it might just give you results on what you've been looking for! Below are our carefully selected serum related goodies!🙂