Serums have become increasingly popular, especially over the last year! Although they’ve been around for quite some time, people are just now realizing the benefits of serum in their skincare routine. There are also tons of misconceptions about serums and whether or not they can work for normal, dry, acne prone, or oily skin. Believe it or not, serums actually have the highest concentration of active ingredients that you can buy without a prescription and work great on all skin types. They are full of antioxidants, brightening, anti-aging, hydrating, and exfoliating ingredients that have tons of benefits for your skin! The key to healthy skin is finding the right product that works for you, and discovering what serum best fits your skincare needs. In today’s post, I’m highlighting 3 benefits of serums that might make you ditch your moisturizer altogether!
1. Serums Penetrate Deeper Than Moisturizers
I bet you didn’t know that most serums are actually water based, and not oil based. According to WebMD, serums are light, fast absorbing liquids that have the highest concentration of antioxidants and peptides that really benefit your skin. Serums are made up of tiny molecules that your skin can absorb quicker than traditional moisturizers. This means that they can penetrate much deeper! A lot of cream and lotion based moisturizers have filler ingredients that can clog your pores and cause breakouts. Moisturizers can be less hydrating than serums because their ingredients can’t sink into your skin as deep. If you are especially dry you might need to use one with your serum, but I’ve found that some serums can be just as moisturizing!
2. Serums Last Much Longer
You may be thinking that adding a serum to your routine sounds like a great idea, but the price tag may be convincing you otherwise. Serums tend to be more expensive, and a good serum can range anywhere from $50 to over $100 dollars. However, the high price tag shouldn’t scare you away from utilizing all the benefits of serums! According to WebMD, the reason that they’re more expensive is because of the high concentration of active ingredients used in their formulas. Ingredients, like hyaluronic acid, Vitamin C, Rosehip oil, and peptides for example, tend to be on the pricey side. Although, with each application you should only use a pea sized amount, so if used correctly it’ll last you months! When you break down the cost of the serum versus how long it can last you, it really isn’t that bad. Plus with all of the benefits in serums, it’s well worth the money!
3. All Skin Types Can Benefit From Serums
Yes, you read that right, all skin types benefit from using serums! There are tons of options for normal, oily, dry, acne prone, or sensitive skin. You just have to find the right product to fit your skincare needs. If you have normal skin, you don’t need to worry as much about what active ingredients are in the product you’re using because your skin isn’t as sensitive as someone with acne prone skin. If you have oily skin, it’s good to look for a lightweight and mattifying serum so you aren’t accentuating shine. If you have dry skin, you should definitely look for a hydrating serum to pair with your moisturizer.
There are three different serums, with different benefits, that I use in my skincare routine! One serum that I haven’t stopped raving about is the iS Clinical Active Serum, which I mentioned in this months Sona Selects. It’s great if you are acne prone because it gets rid of breakouts fast! I use this serum every night (only at night), and it’s made the biggest difference. This product is seriously life changing for your skin, I can’t say enough good things about it! After applying the Active Serum, I will use the iS Clinical C-15 Serum Advance+. This serum contains Vitamin C which is great for anti-aging. It helps brighten your complexion and gives your skin the most gorgeous glow! Lastly, I apply the ZO Skin Health Ossential Daily Power Defense serum instead of a moisturizer all over my face. This serum is so hydrating! I find it easy to skip using another moisturizer after apply this product. Stay tuned for a full updated skincare routine coming soon to the blog!
I hope you guys enjoyed learning about all of the benefits of serums for your skin! Do you use a facial serum? If so, which one do you use?