facial serums

5 facial serums you don’t want to miss out on

Everybody has different skin, therefore, different needs. Your best friend’s skincare routine may work like a charm for her but do absolutely nothing to treat your skin conditions. As a result, there are options when it comes to our beauty products. Facial serums are no exception. So, if you’re the type who goes out and purchases a serum because your favorite IG model recently promoted it, please stop! Instead, pick a facial serum that’s right for your skin and the issues it faces.

It's not uncommon to be confused about which one to buy – there are a lot of serums on the market. In this article, we will break down the different types of serums and what skin issues they each treat.

Anti-Aging Serums

You will come across many serums that offer anti-aging benefits by targeting fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. They also build collagen and elasticity to keep your skin firm and allow it to quickly bounce back when harmed by environmental stressors (i.e., UV rays). 

Remember to read the ingredients before you make your purchase. These are the ingredients that effectively fight the signs of aging:

  • Retinoids (i.e., retinol)
  • Vitamin C
  • Hydroxy acids
  • Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)
  • Niacinamide

Retinol Youth Renewal Serum by Routine 10 is specifically designed to correct the signs of aging, containing 1% retinol. So, if you don’t see key anti-aging ingredients in a serum that’s designed to “turn back the clock,” continue searching.

Brightening Serums

Does your skin ever look dull, as if drained of all its color? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Dull-looking skin is extremely common and has multiple causes, including dryness, dehydration, and dead skin cell buildup. Brightening serums do a wonderful job of evening out your skin complexion by fading sunspots, age spots, and hyperpigmentation. The ingredients that ensure your skin will glow are:

  • Vitamin C
  • Antioxidants (i.e., vitamins E )
  • Niacinamide
  • Fruit extracts, like grapefruit
  • Kojic acid
  • Peptides

Niacinamide 3% & Hyaluronic Acid Serum has the ingredients you need for brighter skin. Its formula includes niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, and antioxidants such as vitamin E.

Hydrating Serums

If dry skin is a constant battle, then you will appreciate the benefits of hydrating serums. This should not be a replacement for your moisturizer but to be used in tandem. Hydrating serums add a quenching dose of hydration, going deep into your pores. When using a hydrating serum, follow up with your moisturizer to lock in the nutrients.

Look for these moisturizing ingredients:
  • Glycerin
  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Natural oils (i.e., jojoba and argan oil)
  • Aloe Vera
  • Vitamin E

Renewing Serums

Renewing serums repair damaged or aged skin, restoring the dewy complexion you knew in your heydays.

You probably don’t know all the negative effects the skin on your face endures daily. Sun exposure, air pollutants, bad weather, and even some of the products we apply to our faces can cause harm.

Enter renewing serums to repair some of the damage. When searching for a go-to renewing serum, look out for the following ingredients:

  • Vitamin E (antioxidant)
  • Beta-carotene (plant pigment)
  • Vitamin C (antioxidant)
  • Selenium (a chemical)

The Vitamin C + E Magic Serum by Routine 10 can work as an anti-aging serum and renewing facial serum. Packed with antioxidants (vitamins E and C), and soothing ingredients like hyaluronic acid to restore your tired skin.

Exfoliating Serums

Yup, serums that exfoliate skin do exist. Exfoliating serums do most of the things other serums do: improve skin complexion, diminish fine lines and wrinkles, fade discoloration and hyperpigmentation, and soothe irritated skin.

It’s probably one of the most multi-purpose facial serums on the market.

When finding the right exfoliating serum, look for ingredients like:

  • AHAs
  • Glycolic acid
  • Lactic acid
  • Retinol
  • Fruit extracts
  • Enzymes
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