When serums arrived on the market, they started a little revolution in skincare routines all around the world. With a serum in your skin care routine, you are giving yourself a fighting chance to keep your skin looking beautiful and young for longer. Its texture is perfect as a skincare product, as it is thinner than a cream, penetrates in the skin in the blink of an eye, and leaves a silky finish.
How are serums different from creams?
The benefits of serums in skin care don't stop at just making your skin feel smoother and being lightweight in nature. The airy texture of a serum works with the skin and allows the active ingredients to move quickly towards the cells and do their job. Even though it may seem this way, there is nothing magical about the benefits of serums. They just contain less water than cream and more active ingredients. Serums are twice as concentrated as creams. Which make their formulation more potent and help you see visible results faster.
How to use a serum?
Although, when they first arrived on shelves, it was recommended to use serums as a cure (especially at the change of seasons), now they can be used preventatively and as part of our daily skincare routine. One can use different serums for different skin types and reap their optimum benefit. Apply it to clean, dry skin and let it sink in, while gently massaging and patting your skin. Then, after a few minutes, finish off with a moisturising cream, ideally from the same skincare range for the perfect synergy. You can repeat this in the evening, before your night cream.
Serum: A magic potion
Looking for increased action, reinforced effectiveness and extra performance? Face serums are chock full of technology, making them particularly powerful in assisting the cream used afterwards and one of our most effective tips for beautiful skin. This makes your skincare routine even more effective.
Serums were demystified a few years ago by the Korean beauty industry. This complex skincare product owes its success to a high-quality formula that can contain either many ingredients or a high concentration of one agent. Serums in skin care, therefore, have a real added value for the skin, providing high performance every day.
Hyaluronic acid serum
Hyaluronic acid for the skin is a magic potion that draws moisture to your skin. The benefits of hyaluronic acid include that, it is a humectant which draws moisture from around you and deeply hydrates your skin and helps it feel plump and moisturized. Hyaluronic acid for dry skin is especially beneficial as it helps your skin retain moisture and give it a hydrated radiance. If you have dull and dry skin, the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift 1.5% Hyaluronic Acid Serum is just what your skin needs. This lightweight and non-sticky serum boosts skin’s radiance by 42%* and gives instant visible results and helps your skin getting better day after day.
A great serum alternative: Sheet Masks
The K-beauty trend popularized the use of sheet masks as a part of your skincare routine. Sheet masks as saturated with a serum and help you target any skin concerns you may have in a quick manner.
How to choose a sheet mask?
The market is full of sheet mask options, but one of the best sheet masks has to be the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro Essence Sheet Mask. It is a salicylic acid product that gives your skin an instant boost and glow. The mask is made using an advanced patent cushion tissue mask technology. It is a thin and lightweight sheet mask that acts like a sponge, with up to 30x more absorption power** as compared to a normal face mask. With a salicylic acid serum, it delivers more essence onto the skin for bright and crystal clear skin.
Facial Essences – The New Lightweight Serum!
If you don’t want to invest in a serum yet, using an essence is a great way to begin your skincare journey. Serums are more potent as compared to an essence. So you can layer an essence with a serum on top for added benefit. One such example of a concentrated and potent essence is the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro Essence. It has salicylic acid for the skin that helps brighten your skin. Using salicylic acid on dry skin will help you make it plump and add a youthful glow to it. This essence with salicylic acid benefits the skin by accelerates skin renewal and mildly exfoliates to refine pores and skin texture and penetrates up to 10 layers deep*** into your skin.
There is not just one product, but several serums for different skin types. You just need to choose a face serum based on your concerns and needs as each serum has a different function. The list of possible actions corresponds to your range of needs. All that's left to do is to target your serum according to the help you need to achieve beautiful skin - XL moisture, mattifying, anti-dark spots, radiance boost, nourish irritated skin, take care of wrinkles, reduce lines that have already appeared, and tackle signs of fatigue. For a well-rounded skincare routine, you can start applying the serum at 20, 30, 40, 50, or 60 years old!
*Basis an Instrumental test
**30X more absorbing capacity as compared to dry tissue weight
*** Within epidermis in the stratum corneum layer
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