All for one and one for all

May 30, 2020

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The above statement may apply to some clothing, but it doesn’t apply to cosmetics. The cosmetic industry is evolving due to different skin types and skin conditions, and there are as many products as there are skin types. Because we would like to explain the use of different products in as much detail as possible, we decided to reflect on each one separately. Let's start with the types of serums. The serum is considered your skin’s best friend. It is part of the mandatory cosmetic products of every woman who takes her skin care seriously. Serums perform different functions for different skin types. We took a look at how the three most popular serums work.

Anti-Aging Serum

Facial serums are known for their anti-aging benefits.
These serums can help the most common signs of aging or slowing down the aging process. They target any current fine lines, sagging, or wrinkles while firming and plumping the skin. Anti-aging serums also focus on promoting increased cell turnover, aiding in cell repair, and cell renewal. This helps rejuvenate the skin and smooths out the overall appearance.

Some of the beneficial anti-aging ingredients are also found in our revitalising Midnight Beauty serum;  Prickly Pear Seed Oil high in vitamin E and rich in antioxidants aids in supporting skin elasticity and helps to protect skin against moisture loss. Plum Seed Oil (virgin, first cold-pressed) – a quick-absorbing oil is rich in antioxidant vitamin E, omega-6 and 9 fatty acids, provides softness and suppleness, to mature, dry and sensitive skin contributing to a healthy, radiant glow. Macadamia nut oil – characterized as a ‘dry’ oil as it’s light and quickly absorbed by the skin without leaving an oily feel, has anti-microbial and antioxidant properties and is a building block for lipids of the skin. Palmitoleic acid depletes as we age, but macadamia nut oil can be used, helping nourish and protect the skin.

Acne-Fighting Serum

Acne-fighting serums could finally oust annoying acne breakouts for good. We treat acne after we’re already deep in a breakout but the goal is to prevent breakouts before they appear. Serums are made to do just that; formulated with small molecules, that can easily penetrate the skin and deliver effective active ingredients. They can also aid in fading acne scars, while gently removing any buildup of dead skin cells. Acne fighting serums unclog and minimize pores, absorb excess oil, and minimize any redness or irritation. Some of the beneficial acne-fighting ingredients are salicylic acid, alpha- hydroxy acid (AHA), beta-hydroxy acid (BHA), and botanical extracts like coriander seed, bergamot or tea tree oils that area antiinflamarory, antyfungal and antimicrobial. 

Hydrating Serum

When your skin is dehydrated, moisturizers and lotions alone don’t help. It's time to use face serums. However, face serums will not replace your daily moisturizer. They work in harmony with your moisturizer to increase the hydrating effects. These particular face serums penetrate deep into your pores to deliver an extra layer of hydration. Daily moisturizer should be applied after your serum, as it helps secure in these beneficial ingredients. To increase moisture in thirsty skin, look for ingredients such as glycerin, hyaluronic acid and aloe vera.

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