You might have seen face serums on shop shelves, read about them online or hey, you might even have one! Despite this, you’re still a little bit stumped when it comes to what exactly they do and why you really need one in your skincare routine.
It’s safe to say that we’re always on the lookout for beauty products that give us glowing skin and help us age gracefully – am I right? And as it turns out, that’s why there is so much hype around face serums.
From clearing blemishes to soothing wrinkles, this skincare elixir has benefits galore and below we’ve pooled together the facts for you to clarify why your skin really needs one.
Face serums are water-based and have a gel-like consistency. They contain a high concentration of active ingredients such as natural oils, vitamins and antioxidants.
They can be applied directly to your skin after cleansing as a stand-alone moisturising product that delivers an intense dose of performance ingredients right into the base of your skin.
For those of you who like a three-step routine, a serum can be layered under a day or night cream for ultimate moisturisation.
Think of them as the strikers of skincare - they shoot, and they score!
Good question. Well, as face serums are typically water-based, their molecule size is much smaller than oil and can be absorbed quickly into your skin to work on a deeper level.
Due to such small particles, serums are more lightweight on the skin and penetrate the skin’s surface instead of just hanging around on the epidermis like oils.
This makes them extremely effective at delivering ingredients to problem areas and helping your skin to be hydrated, brighter, rejuvenated, more balanced and less inflamed – the list goes on and on.
Whilst oils are great at nourishing the skin, they struggle to keep your skin fully hydrated or rid your skin of its problems on their own. They sit on the skin like a barrier, but usually need to be teamed with another agent to provide as many benefits as serums do.
A facial serum promotes repair in the inner layer of the skin, so it’s perfect for helping soothe skin conditions such as acne and rosacea to give you real results and provide your skin with great hydration.
Most serums are packed full of several ‘good for your skin’ ingredients. Look out for things such as Vitamins A, C and E alongside in addition to extracts of aloe vera, berries, mushroom, seaweeds and other good for skin ingredients.
Our 24 hr Rosehip Face Serum contains a high quantity of rosehip oil which is renowned for its skin healing benefits.
Often hailed as a natural oil that is good for treating, well, just about everything from acne scars and fine lines to dehydrated skin and rosacea, rosehip oil has anti-aging and skin smoothing benefits that have scored it a large (and glowing) fan base.
Excuse the name drop, but Kate Middleton swears by it, and if it’s good enough for a princess it’s good enough for us!
The essential fatty acids in rosehip oil help to rebuild the shield on our skin that things like age and pollution damage. It helps the skin to remain plump, smooth and radiant.
But that’s not all - here are some of the best benefits you can reap from using a skincare product that contains rosehip oil:
1. Anti-aging and wrinkle reducing
The high level of vitamin C in rosehip oil alone gives it a potent anti-aging effect. It is packed with anti-inflammatory acids and vitamins A and C which are essential for cell regeneration in the skin.
As vitamin C is an antioxidant, it can also protect and repair damage by UV rays and help to reduce wrinkles. Vitamin A is also a top tier vitamin when it comes to anti-aging! Why?
It reduces wrinkles, improves skins moisture levels and promotes cell turnover to lead to a brighter, more even complexion.
2. Naturally exfoliating and firming
As rosehip oil has high quantities of Vitamin A and Vitamin C, it can work as a natural exfoliant and skin brightener.
It can also help your skin regain elasticity. If you’ve noticed your skin is losing its firmness, vitamins A and C can help with the production of some much need collagen.
Both vitamins encourage cell turnover and cell regeneration which boosts the overall radiance of your skin, leaving you with the skin of your dreams.
3. Evens skin tone and brightens skin
If you’re struggling to even out your skin tone or have red blotches your dying to fade, rosehip oil is for you! The vitamin C in rosehip oil has been shown to reduce hyperpigmentation and brighten the skin.
Other astringent properties in this oil help to tighten your pores and adding it to your daily routine can have amazing results. I mean, can we bathe in it?
4. Reduces inflammation and acneRosehip oil contains vitamin E which is notoriously known for its anti-inflammatory properties. It is also rich in both polyphenols and anthocyanin, which aid in the reduction of swelling and irritation.
Ready to ramp up your skin health? Then use a face serum.Here at Kinvara Skincare, we believe every good skincare routine needs a serum to make it great.
Our 24hr rosehip face serum is 100% organic and is designed to provide intensive care for even the most demanding skin, with added help from ingredients such as Vitamin E and Jojoba oil.
Your diet plays a major part in keeping your skin healthy and hydrated because after all you are what you eat, right? Eating a healthy diet can literally be the difference between a fresh, dewy complexion and a dull, irritated, inflamed one.