How and why do you use a serum?

I regularly get the question, how and why do you use a serum . That’s why we’re diving deeper into the serum. How do you use it, but more importantly, why. I expect to be able to give you some answers.


What is a serum?

A serum is not the same as a face cream . It is a water, oil or gel based liquid that contains a high percentage of active ingredients. A serum works specifically on a specific skin problem or skin need and is worn daily under the day cream and night cream . It is mainly aimed at keeping or bringing your skin in a good condition, optimal maintenance at a high level.


A serum face is usually packaged in smaller vials, between 15 and 30 ml, of which you usually only need a few drops.


What does a facial serum do?

There are different types of serums, each containing its own active ingredients, which are tailored to your skin condition or the needs of your skin at the moment. You can therefore easily use different types of serums at the same time, for example by choosing a different serum under your day cream than under your night cream.

So what does a facial serum actually do? It brings and keeps your skin in the right condition, a continuous piece of maintenance and recovery.


Can you also just use a serum?

Everything is possible, of course, but it is not wise to only use a serum and nothing in addition. Apply the serum after your cleanser in the morning before your day cream and in the evening before your night cream.

There are serums that are enough in terms of skin feeling and do not immediately ask for an extra cream, at least that’s how you experience it on the skin. These are usually oil-based serums. Yet this is enough. A serum is an extra product that actually needs the day cream and night cream to come into its own. By using the creams over your serum, the serum will absorb better into the skin, will not evaporate and therefore do its job optimally.


Which serum is best?

The best serum is the serum that makes your skin “happy” so to speak. That means so much that your skin is lifted to a higher level by the serum. The overall skin condition will improve, your skin will get more balance when it comes to sebum regulation, the skin will become more deeply hydrated, have a more even appearance or experience firmer and more elasticity.

I list the best serums for you:

Anti Aging Serum

This serum will help the skin to recover from premature aging, but the serum will also help the skin to prevent too rapid skin aging. Starting with an anti-aging serum differs per skin and need, but also depends on your lifestyle. Our advice to start between the ages of 35 and 45 with a serum that contains anti-aging components. The anti-aging serum mainly works on collagen and elastin fibers, which provides reinforcement and more elasticity in the deeper layers of the skin. This gives slackening less chance and fine lines, cell renewal, hydration a real boost.

Image Skincare Ageless Total Anti Aging Serum will strengthen your skin, moisturize, give it more elasticity and have a cell renewal effect.

Hyaluronic Acid Serum

With the loss of the level of our skin’s own hyaluron, the skin loses its hydration and elasticity. Superficial fine lines can eventually become deeper wrinkles. Good hydration is therefore very important, Hyaluron can do a good job in this. A hyaluron serum strengthens the skin barrier, but can also penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin, so that the hyaluron serum optimally hydrates the skin and maintains it.

Novexpert Booster Serum Hyaluronic Acid is a powerful and concentrated serum with no less than 3.2% pure Hyaluronic Acid consisting of 4 different hyaluronan molecules, each of which has its specific function in the skin. Powerful hydration that provides the skin with Hyaluron, which visibly reduces fine lines and wrinkles.

Retinol Serum

A retinol serum is a powerful serum in the anti-aging approach. It has the power to accelerate skin renewal, with the aim of: – increased production of new collagen and elastin – extra exfoliation of the skin, giving it a fresher appearance – reduce blockages – improve inflammation – reduce pigmentation – visible fine lines and wrinkles to fade.

A serum with retinol must be built up to let the skin get used to it. It is therefore good to always start with a low percentage of retinol, 0.3%. Retinol is also sensitive to daylight, so it is advisable to use the retinol serum only as a night serum.

Medik8 Retinol 3TR is a stimulating vitamin A serum containing 0.3% retinol. The fine lines and crow’s feet are visibly remedied and it makes the skin visibly younger, evens the skin complexion and repairs the skin of imperfections.

Medik8 Retinol 3TR
Medik8 Retinol 3TR

Vitamin C Serum

This serum is an all-rounder in the field of skin care. Very effective when it comes to skin aging, pigmentation, acne, collagen production, protection against UV radiation and blue light, hydration. Actually too many to mention. Even leftover scars are improved when using a Vitamin C Serum for the face.

Alpha H Vitamin C Serum is such an all-rounder that helps your skin with collagen production, reduces pigmentation, is rich in antioxidants and protects against UV rays and improves hydration.

Alpha H Vitamin C Serum
Alpha H Vitamin C Serum

Which serum should I choose?

Are you convinced that a facial serum can do a lot of extra for your skin? But are you still unsure which serum that could be? Always look at your current skin needs. A Hyaluron Serum and or a Vitamin C Serum are both always good choices to start with. Both serums are suitable for all skin types, but also for all skin needs and skin conditions of the moment.

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