What is a serum and how does it differ from a moisturiser?
Serums are different to moisturisers as they are made up of smaller molecules and contain high concentrations of active ingredients that are delivered deeper into the skin. Serums can also help to target a range of skin concerns, from ageing, to blemishes and discolouration. Moisturisers, on the other hand, are thicker and creamier in texture than a serum, and help to replace lost moisture from the skin. .
Should the same serum be used morning and night?
The skin’s needs are slightly different during the night and day, so you may want to use different serums. In the day time, for example, dermatologists recommend protecting your skin from environmental aggressors with an antioxidant serum, while the evening is the best time to introduce resurfacing ingredients such as retinol and glycolic acid.
Which SkinCeuticals serums are right for my skin concern?
At SkinCeuticals, we offer a range of hydrating and corrective serums to target specific concerns. Here’s a simple guide to our most popular cult serums.
Blemish + Age Defense is our award-winning lightweight, non-oily serum that helps to reduce the appearance of blemishes, fine lines and wrinkles. It does this two active ingredients: dioic acid, alpha-hydroxy and beta-hydroxy acids.
SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF is our award-winning lightweight, non-oily serum that helps to reduce the appearance of blemishes, fine lines and wrinkles. It does this two active ingredients: dioic acid, alpha-hydroxy and beta-hydroxy acids.
Discolouration and uneven skin tone
If you have skin discolouration and stubborn brown patches,SkinCeuticals Discolouration Defense can help. Clinically proven formula enriched with tranexamic acid, niacinamide, helps improve the appearance of the skin, revealing a brighter and more even complexion. Its lightweight texture also means it can be layered with other products or serums.
Signs of ageing
Ageing signs are often caused by a loss of hydration in the skin, and H. A. Intensifier helps to amplify the skin’s natural hyaluronic acid levels. This super humectant helps to plump up the texture of the skin, smoothing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the process. It’s also super gentle so can be combined with other serums in your routine, such as antioxidants and retinol.
Antioxidants are also a very effective way of preventing signs of ageing.C E Ferulic for example, is a daytime antioxidant that delivers up to 8x environmental protection with 15% pure vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid)*. This helps to prevent free radical damage and improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and a loss of firmness.
*Clinical evaluation. Average result compared with untreated skin.
Alternatively, if you have an oily, combination skin type but still want to reap the benefits of an antioxidant, you may want to consider Phloretin C F This powerful antioxidant features a patented combination of 2% Phloretin, 10% pure vitamin C (L-ascorbic Acid), and 0.5% Ferulic Acid to help protect against environmental damage and brighten the look of your complexion.
Finally, blemish-prone skin types will benefit from our latest addition to the SkinCeuticals antioxidant range: Silymarin Not only does it provide the skin with powerful environmental protection but it fights against visible skin ageing, and is clinically proven to reduce oil oxidation and sebum while improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Irritated and redness-prone skin
If your skin is prone to sensitivity and redness, a serum such as SkinCeuticals Phyto Correctivecan help to calm it. Hydrating and soothing, it’s formulated with botanical ingredients that comfort irritated skin and promote a clear and fresh-looking complexion. Follow it with your usual moisturiser.
For more help in finding the right serum for you, use the SkinCeuticals product finder.