What are serums?

Calm young female using serum treatment for face

Serums are slowly and steadily becoming a staple when designing a good skincare serum. Let's take an in-depth look at how this miraculous product works. Serums can be compared with a cargo train which helps bundle and give active substances to the skin, as the board-certified dermatologists Adeline Kikam, states.

"Serums can penetrate quicker into the skin layers, due to their watery consistency. Unlike creams, lotions, and ointments, serums are a quick and active remedy to help your skin recover. Furthermore, due to the Serums consistency and design they are easy to layer or blend with other skin care products are according to Dr. Kikam.

Serums also have the edge on moisturizers. Serums can assist in a quicker skin rejuvenation and recovery since they can be packed with more active components. Furthermore, they also allow more ingredients to be absorbed and combined to create a more potent product.

Most Serums focus on skin hydration and enhanced recovery. The following ingredients have been proven to help with these requirements:

  • Retinol, peptides, and other anti-aging compounds
  • Sunscreen is "the gold standard anti-aging element in skin care," and therefore  serums containing sunscreen filters are recommended.
  • In addition to hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, resveratrol, alpha arbutin, and azelaic acid, some of the most prevalent active components in serums are included in the following products:

Laikou Face Care Serum


  • There are several benefits, such as a brightening effect and an anti-aging effect, to using it.
  • Cleanse and repair the skin's pores, removing dirt and debris.
  • Cleansing and brightening your face
  • Exfoliate your skin to eliminate dead skin cells, grime, and other impurities.


Benefits of a Face serum

How to utilize it

  • A little bit of cleanser is all that is needed to thoroughly clean your face.
  • Pat the serum into the skin gently, avoiding the eye region, until it is completely absorbed.
  • Spread the skincare products to the whole face in a uniform layer.
  • Apply eye cream to the region around the eye and just under the eyes
  • A mud mask may be used up to twice a week without harming the skin.
  • Wash off the mud mask after 8-15 minutes by rinsing it off with water.

Naturium Alpha Arbutin Serum 2%

Finding solutions that address hyperpigmentation and black spots on people with darker skin may be tricky. Lightening dark regions of skin using the "gold standard" ingredient but not for those with a lot of melanin in their skin. Because it is not a skin-lightening agent, an option called alpha arbutin is an excellent choice for people of all skin tones.

There is a 2% alpha arbutin content in this serum, which helps lighten dark spots produced by stresses on the skin and the natural ageing process. Niacinamide, an antioxidant, is also present, which aids in the control of skin oil production. Some people may be allergic to this substance, so use with caution. Exfoliating chemicals should not be used in the same routine as this serum while utilizing it.

Key Points to Remember

  • Alpha arbutin and niacinamide are the two primary active components.
  • Plus, it is suitable for all skin types.
  • Exfoliants may not work with this product.
  • Dark patches on the skin may be lessened using this product.


Features of a good facial serum


Peach & Lily Glass Skin Refining Serum

Hyaluronic acid, madecassoside, and peach extract are among the active components in this top-selling serum. This serum contains a variety of active substances, making it a multipurpose product. Reduces inflammation and boosts collagen synthesis to fill up fine lines, wrinkles, and other imperfections on the skin. It is excellent for vegetarians and anyone with sensitive skin since it is free of animal testing and synthetic fragrances.

Before using it all over your face, do a patch test first to see whether you are allergic to niacinamide or have any additional symptoms.


Key Points to Remember

  • Niacinamide, peptides are the primary active components.
  • Weightless formula rapidly absorbs
  • Some reports suggest it may create a response.
  • Its purpose is to enhance the health and look of the skin.


Sunday Riley Good Genes All-in-One Lactic Acid Treatment


Alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) Lactic acid is an exfoliant because it is a chemical exfoliator. Chemical exfoliants may be avoided by those with sensitive skin, however lactic acid is known for its gentleness. A skin care regimen would be incomplete without exfoliation. It aids in the removal of dead skin cells and the re-growth of new skin cells. Patch tests are still recommended for those with very sensitive skin.

Skin texture and the look of fine lines and wrinkles are improved by the lactic acid in this serum. It also nourishes the skin and reduces the appearance of scars. Licorice and lemongrass extracts brighten discolored regions while lactic acid reduces fine wrinkles.

Key Points to Remember

  • The Serum should contain lactic acid and licorice extract, both of which have been shown effective in clinical trials.
  • Main purpose is removing the top layer of skin


How to use serums for glowing and nourished skin

Breylee Pore Refining Serum

  • Reducing acne scars and pimples, minimizing redness and blotchiness, and regulating oil production for more even skin tone and pigmentation are all benefits of this treatment.
  • Reduces wrinkles and dullness of the skin.
  • Niacin amide is well-known for its ability to lessen the appearance of skin imperfections and congestion while also regulating your body's natural production of sebum for a matte finish.
  • Improves skin's barrier function, making it more resistant to evaporation of moisture and irritants, while also providing protection from contaminants. Skin texture and smoothness are improved while breakouts are calmed and excess oils are reduced.
  • Anti-inflammatory properties of zinc make it popular in the treatment of scars and blemishes, as well as in the fight against free radicals. Wrinkles and fine lines are less visible because of the increased collage creation.


   Active Ingredients

Eczema, acne, and other inflammatory skin diseases may be lessened by the anti-inflammatory effects of niacinamide. Reduces the appearance of pores. Maintaining a healthy level of hydration and smoothness to the skin may result in a decrease in pore size over time.

There is evidence to suggest that zinc PCA has anti-aging properties owing to its capacity to inhibit the activity of skin-damaging enzymes that may contribute to the development of enlarged pores, a wrinkled and wrinkled skin texture, and a dull complexion.

Paula’s Choice CLINICAL 1% Retinol Treatment Serum

For optimum anti-aging advantages, Kikam recommends using this "rich serum," which includes "very efficient components," including retinol, vitamin C and peptides, as well as licorice extract.

"It improves the look of fine lines and wrinkles, targets dark spots on skin, improves redness, and calms inflammatory skin with its antioxidant activity," she continues. A little retinol may go a long way, even if it's only 1%. People who aren't familiar with retinol may benefit from starting off with a lesser dose of the substance. A patch test is advised since some individuals are allergic to retinol-based products. Purging may also occur while using retinol products.

 Key Points to Remember

  • There are four main active components in this product: Retinoids (retinoic acid), Peptides (peptides), Vitamin C (ascorbic acid), and Licorice Extract (licorice root).
  • Suitable for Anti-wrinkle effect

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