The serums we can’t get enough of
Written by Chelsea Tromans
If you’re not currently using a serum in your skincare routine, your skin is missing out. Serums aren’t a step that you want to skip. They’re designed to deliver powerful ingredients to your skin to target specific skin concerns. And chances are, you have a niggle (or few) that you’d love some helping treating - like dryness or the signs of ageing.
What’s the difference between a serum and a moisturiser?
Skincare routines have gotten a little complicated these days so you’d be forgiven for wanting to streamline yours and pare it back to the bare essentials. So can you simply use a moisturiser instead of a serum? Serums work to deliver high concentrations of active ingredients to the skin. In general, serums have a thinner texture and their formulas are made up of smaller molecules that allow them to penetrate deeper into the skin. Moisturisers are typically thicker and contain occlusive ingredients that lock in moisture and all the goodness from your serum formula (which is why it should go on after your serum).
Now that you know why you should use a serum, it’s time to pick the right one for you. When it comes to choosing, look for ingredients that address your top skin issues. Here are some serums we are loving right now:
Amilera Hyaluronic Acid Intense Serum
If winter’s harsh conditions have left your skin feeling dry and flaky, this serum could help you get your glow back. The formula is enriched with hyaluronic acid and is packaged in resealable 1.5ml vials that can be used once daily morning and night. We love that they take the guesswork out of how much to apply.
Minenssey Strawberry Gum Absolute
Every day your skin is exposed to a number of stressors, like pollution and environmental aggressors. You may not be able to physically see them, but you will probably see the effects of them on your skin in the form of dullness, inflammation, lines and wrinkles. Strawberry Gum Absolute is featured in this product, and the formula feels lightweight on skin and can help visibly improve your skin’s luminosity.
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