21st Apr 2021
Looking for that summer glow? Try one of these brightening face serums.
When it comes to skincare regimens, the amount of products available can be dizzying. Cleansers, toners, moisturisers, serums – this list goes on and on, and it can be hard to determine what’s best for your skin.
For instance, do we really have to use a serum AND a moisturiser? What’s the difference between the two anyways?
While serums can be an oil, gel or lotion, they tend to be a more active product than moisturisers. They are packed with potent ingredients and because they are more lightweight, they can deliver nutrients to the skin almost instantly.
Moisturisers on the other hand are heavier creams. They create a barrier on the skin that helps lock in hydration and, if they’ve SPF, help protect the skin from pollution and overexposure.
This is why most dermatologists recommend using serums, usually in conjunction with a daily moisturiser.
They can help penetrate deeper into the skin and fastrack vitamins and antioxidants below the surface to keep the skin happy and healthy.
These serums work to brighten, hydrate or soften signs of ageing, offering a simple way to enhance your skincare routine.
If you’re after glowy skin, you’ll want to choose a serum infused with vitamin C – an antioxidant that provides the skin with a visible radiance. It helps brighten dull skin and regulate uneven skin tone, so you can have an effortless natural glow.
Enriched with plant extracts, these serums are made with anti-ageing formulas the help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The Estée Lauder serum minimises pores overnight while Clarins double serum uses turmeric as a natural anti-ageing agent, creating a youthful radiance.
The key to keeping your face fresh and plump is by ensuring your skin is not under or overhydrated. Lancôme Advanced Génifique contains vitamin E, which forms a barrier around cells to keep them healthy and hydrated, and Pestle and Mortar’s serum has hyaluronic acid, which hydrates, smooths and softens skin.
Depending on what result you seek most from your serum, these are all great options to add into your skincare routine.
From glowy to anti-ageing to hydrating, they all help your skin achieve a natural radiance by infusing it with vitamins and antioxidants.