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Apart from cleansing and moisturising, your skincare routine will not be complete without a serum. Face serums contain potent active ingredients to target a particular skin concern or even a combination of them.
To ensure it penetrates your skin effectively, squeeze a few drops of the serum and apply it all over your face and neck after toner. You can do this every morning and evening time before moving on to your moisturiser. Whether you wish to combat dark spots, fine lines, or dry skin, the right formulated serum will deliver results with consistent use.
If you’re looking to boost your complexion, we share the 4 most common types of serums that you can add to your skincare regime.
1. Anti-Ageing Serums
These serums will work to lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. They usually contain ingredients like retinol, hyaluronic acid, green tea and proteoglycans. Together, these ingredients protect your skin from radicals and external factors like pollutants and slow down the ageing process.
They also increase the rate at which dead skin cells shed for new and healthy skin cells to replace them. Better skin regeneration and collagen synthesis will result in plumper, brighter skin. Anti-ageing serums are not only great for mature skin; you can certainly start using these serums as early as your 20s to prevent the early formation of fine lines and wrinkles.
2. Brightening Serums
Targeting hyperpigmentation and reducing discolouration, these serums are ideal for those who are trying to fade dark spots and even out their skin tones. Some key ingredients you should look out for are vitamin C, phytic acid, arbutin, kojic acid, licorice root extract and niacinamide.
If you wish to achieve that naturally radiant look, our Aspure Serum will do just the trick. Formulated with Licorice Root Extract and Gotu Kola Extract, these key ingredients are known for stimulating skin repair, diminishing dark spots and creating an overall luminous complexion. Apply it with your fingertips after using your toner to tackle pigmentation and achieve a more radiant skin.
3. Hydrating Serums
Hydrating serums help to give your skin the extra boost of moisture in conjunction with your daily moisturiser. With the ability to hold 1,000 times its weight in water, hyaluronic acid is the most common ingredient found in hydrating serums.
Hydrating serums are not only ideal for people with dry and dehydrated skin. Those with oily skin can also benefit from increasing your hydration levels, which helps to regulate sebum production and oil control.
4. Exfoliating Serums
To prevent dullness and reduce the occurrence of breakouts, exfoliating serums have a blend of acids that work together to lift away your dead skin cells. They contain alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs), or poly-hydroxy (PHAs) that can suit various skin types, depending on the molecular size of the acid and its strength.
For instance, Salicylic acid is a common BHA that goes beyond your skin’s surface to clear congested pores and tackle blemishes while preventing new breakouts. It also has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties to calm and clarify the skin.
Regardless of your skin type, you can benefit significantly from incorporating the ideal serum to enhance your glow and radiance. Whether it’s dehydrated skin or clogged pores, consider the key ingredients in each serum to choose the right one for your skincare routine.
Another way to deliver skin-loving ingredients and nutrients directly to your skin is with a facial treatment. Our Auras Detox facial starts with a basic cleansing step before clearing out your pores and rejuvenating your skin with vitamins, minerals and hydration. Try our affordable facial at just $51.36 (after 7% GST) for one session – limited to 1 time per pax for new customers at Adonis.