WHAT IS A SERUM? DO WE NEED IT?
Or is it just another layer in your skin care routine? If you belong to the category of those who ignore the existence of serums, now you have the opportunity to discover and add to your daily program ofskin care these innovative products that guarantee impressive results!
What is a serum? Serums are thick liquid-like products with active ingredients like vitamins and anti-oxidants that are formulated with smaller molecules so they can penetrate deep into the skin. Serums are designed to penetrate and treat various skin conditions, such as redness, dehydration or lack of firmness, wrinkles, dark spots or to brighten the skin.
A facial serum or a facial moisturizer?
Are you finding it hard to decide what's better for your skin: a facial serum or a facial moisturizer? Here's what you need to know. People are often confused about the differences between a moisturizer and a facial serum, and may be unsure if they should use one or both products.
While facial serums can give you added moisture, the main reason you’d want to use a facial serum is to get added nutrients into deeper layers of your skin that a regular moisturizer is not able to reach. Due to their large molecules, moisturizers can only penetrate the first layer of the skin, allowing them to to hydrate and seal in moisture.
A facial serum is able to penetrate into all three layers of the skin because it is made of smaller molecules. The serums ability to go deeper into the skin is what allows it to help combat many common beauty complaints. How to choose the right serum? Choosing a facial serum for a particular skin type or concern can be difficult; read labels to figure out which ones are best for your complexion. When choosing a facial serum, keep in mind your skin type, whether it is oily, dry, combination or sensitive. Then, determine what issues you are trying to prevent or correct, and find products that contain ingredients to combat these issues, such as antioxidants toprevent aging, retinol (commonly referred to as vitamin A) to reverse aging, or hyaluronic acid to keep your skin nourished. Some skinserum ingredients are useful in fading dark spots on the face, while others give a healthy glow to dull, grayish complexions.Using aserum that’s just right for you will go a long way toward improving the appearance of your skin. How to properly apply a serum? Things get a little more complicated when you are also using a facial serum – when should you apply your serum and when should you apply your moisturizer, and what about the toner?Well, first start with your toner. If you have dry skin, apply the serum serum right away, when skin is still damp to seal in as much moisture as possible. Wait a few minutes until the serum is fully absorbed, and then apply your moisturizer. That will allow you to lock and increase the benefits of the serum. In other words, you apply the serum after your toner and before your moisturizer!
PHILOSOPHIA BOTANICA natural serums provide maximum results and a unique natural cosmetic care to the skin, due to the high concentration of natural and botanicals active ingredients.