These potent formulas can work wonders on your skin
Beauty Serums These potent formulas target skin concerns with ingredients that penetrate deeper than moisturizers.
Take the time to add a serum to your skincare routine, and you will see results. Concentrated serums target your main skin concerns, delivering potent ingredients that penetrate deeper than moisturizers. Unlike moisturizers that sit on the surface, serums are formulated with smaller molecules, so they are easily absorbed. In fact, a few drops of serum applied 3– 5 minutes before a moisturizer can actually improve the absorption of your moisturizer.
Formulas vary, but most serums are designed to smooth, soften, and hydrate skin, which diminishes wrinkles and fi ne lines. They may also brighten your skin tone and fade discoloration. Or they may fi rm skin, boost collagen, soothe irritation, or stimulate circulation for a natural glow.
Depending on their specifi c purpose, serums may include vitamin C, plant stem cells, and peptides to help stimulate collagen; alpha hydroxy acids and vitamin A ( retinols) to help increase cell turnover; hyaluronic acid to hydrate and smooth skin; bearberry and licorice extracts to brighten skin and fade brown spots; and/ or sea buckthorn to reduce infl ammation and repair skin damage.
“The best antiaging serums are packed with plant stem cells and vitamin C,” says Nancy Neet, esthetician at The Allison Inn & Spa in Newberg, Ore. “They help stimulate collagen and elastin— the strands of tissue that give the skin its strength and fl exibility.”
The Allison’s Herbal Infusion Facial relies heavily on a plant stem- cell booster serum to help rejuvenate skin and smooth fi ne lines and wrinkles. Echinacea stem cells stimulate new collagen, plump and fi rm skin, and improve elasticity. Stem cells from the butterfl y bush ( a plant native e
g) help protect the skin against sun and environmental damage ge and increase lipid barrier protection. Vitamin C and other antioxidant vitamins reduce infl ammation, boost collagen production, and also protect skin.
“Plant stem cells in this facial work so well because they y come from plants that are intentionally stressed,” says Neet. t. “When the plant defends itself, the cells that are extracted are stronger and more eff ective. Use a serum every morning and nd night and you really can improve the health of your skin.”
1 Blitz your skin with antioxidant and antipollution protection with
MyChelle Dermaceuticals Perfect C
PRO Serum. This professional- level formula boasts 25 percent L- ascorbic acid, the highest and most active form of vitamin C in skincare products. Concentrated vitamin C brightens and renews skin, while plant stem cells and CoQ10 protect mature or damaged skin.
2 Recharge your skin with Reviva
Labs Swiss Apple Stem Cell Serum.
Mature skin will be energized with these resilient stem cells, which help revive the skin and decrease lines and wrinkles. Apply to clean skin or under your favorite day or night moisturizers to boost the effects.
3 Solve a variety of skin problems while you sleep with
Nourish Organic Overnight Recovery
Serum. Argan and evening primrose oils hydrate, soften, increase elasticity, and reduce signs of stress and fatigue. Go to bed with dry and damaged skin, and wake looking more refreshed.
4 Rejuvenate and repair dehydrated skin
with John Masters Organics Green Tea & Rose Hydrating Face
Serum. Green tea helps cellular turnover, rose oil nourishes, sea algae soothes, rice extract softens and heals while helping to prevent wrinkles, and sunflower oil hydrates and forms a protective barrier against environmental pollutants.
5 Annemarie Borlind Orange Blossom Energizer
is a 2- phase skincare composition with first- pressing botanical oils and blossom extracts, including carrot ( rich in vitamin A) and orange fruit extract ( high in vitamin C). It helps firm and revitalize skin. Apply to cleansed skin in the morning and evening. Then use a day or night cream to suit your skin type.
6 Care for your skin the way nature intended
with Hyalogic Stem Cell Face Serum with Hyaluronic Acid. Restorative orange stem cells and hyaluronic acid support cell longevity, maintain skin vitality, and combat the visible signs of aging.