Serums are some of the most popular skincare products at the moment, but finding the face serum which works for you can be a bit of a challenge. Don’t stress, we are you to introduce you to the best serums, the different types, and which type of face serum will work for you. Face serums is a skincare product with a high concentration of active ingredients. Serums may function to target one issue, or a range of issues you may have. The active ingredients work to penetrate your skin and boost it from the inside out. It is recommended that people in their 30s add a serum to their skincare routine, but we say the sooner the better!
TYPES OF SERUMS
As we said, there are different types of serums which target different issues and areas. Whether you want to combat fine lines, acne, or dry skin, you will be able to find the perfect face serum. The most popular types of serums are:
Anti-Aging Face Serums
As the name suggests, anti-aging face serums function to prevent or decrease the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles as you age. This type of serum is known to contain retinol, which is vitamin A, and niacinamide, which is vitamin B3.
Neutriherbs’ Retinol Serum For Face is an anti-aging serum which is tried and tested. This face serum has a high concentration of Retinol Palmitate and functions to penetrate the lower layers of the skin. By doing so, this anti-aging serum will improve your skin texture, minimise lines, and shrink your skin’s pores.
Brightening Face Serums
A brightening serum will result in decreasing hyperpigmentation and reducing discolouration in the face. This type of face serum is known to have vitamin C and niacinamide.
Both our Vitamin C Serum & Vitamin C Plus Brightening & Firming Serum are a brightening serums which are sure to decrease hyperpigmentation and reduce discolouration. This face serums have active ingredients like vitamin C, E, and ferulic acid. These ingredients function to help your skin protect itself from environmental damage, it firms and brightens your complex, and improves signs of ageing and photo-damage.
Hydrating Face Serums
A hydrating serum will give your skin that extra moisture it may need. Hydrating face serums can also be used with your regular, daily moisturizer. A hydrating face serum usually has a high concentration of hyaluronic acid which is able to hold 1,000 times its weight in water. When using this serum, make sure to apply it in a humid area, like your bathroom after a shower.
Neutriherbs’ Hyaluronic Acid Serum With Vitamin C is a hydrating serum which will leave your skin glowing all day and night. Besides hydrating the skin, this serum functions to diminish surface lines and wrinkles. The serum also has a soothing antioxidant effect which is a much needed bonus.
Exfoliating Face Serum
An exfoliating serum functions to prevent skin’s dullness and breakouts. Most types of exfoliants are physical and function to remove dead skin cells. The issue with some types of physical exfoliants is that they can cause light skin damage and may not be the best option for people with sensitive skin or acne-prone skin. Chemical exfoliants, like an exfoliating serum, is the more gentle option. Exfoliating serums are known to be rich in alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs), or poly-hydroxy acids (PHAs).
Neutriherbs’ AHA Exfoliating Serum for Smoother & Firmer Skin is the perfect chemical exfoliant for you. This exfoliating serum contains glycolic acid, lactic acid, and citric acid. This serum functions to remove dead skin, speed up your skin’s metabolism, shrink your pores, and slow down melanin deposits in your skin to keep it smooth and bright.
Firming Face Serums
As the name suggests, firming serums function to improve sagging skin and restore elasticity. People in their more mature years are prone to have a decrease in collagen, elastin, and ceramide production which means their skin may sag or need extra moisture. Firming serums are rich in active ingredients which combat this.
Neutriherbs Vitamin C Plus Brightening & Firming Serum is a firming serum we will all need one day. This face serum contains vitamin C, E, and ferulic acid and is perfect for ageing skin. The serum functions to improve signs of ageing in skin and improve photo-damage. The results will have your skin be firmer and brighter with an all-round younger look and feel.
THE TIME OF THE DAY MATTERS
Many people only apply face serums after cleansing, or when they feel it's necessary. Applying different types of serums at specific times is important so that the active ingredients can do their job to gain optimal results.
Face serums that contain vitamin C should be used during the day. Vitamin C is an ingredient which functions to protect your skin from free radicals and pollutants, and this is why it’s best to be applied before leaving the house. A pro tip is that vitamin C serums should be used with sunscreen to protect your skin against photo-damage.
Face serums that contain retinol and exfoliating acids should be used during your nighttime skincare routine. Retinol serums can be used during the day, but it is best that it is applied at night as it functions to make your skin sensitive to sunlight. Serums with exfoliating acids also function to increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun, which may result in photo-damage if you are exposed to too much sun after applying the serum.
There are serums which can be applied at any time of your choice, like hyaluronic acid serums and niacinamide serums. Hyaluronic acid serums offer added moisture, which is never a bad thing. Niacinamide serums do not increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun and can be used whenever you feel it's necessary.
Adding a new serum to your skincare routine may be a little scary, but trial and error will be your best bet to find the perfect face serum for you. If you use your serums correctly you will be able to enhance your skin and have the skin of your dreams. Neutriherbs’ range of serums have been tried and tested and are sure to offer you the benefits you’re looking for.