Your Skincare Routine: Why use active serums?



Skin serums containing active ingredients have become highly popular over the past few years. The ingredients within these potent infusions claim to benefit the skin in a way that can transform aging, but is this true? In this article we ask the question: why use active serums? And we shed some light our findings and explore some of the advantages of using a serum with active ingredients as part of a daily skincare routine.

Easy absorption into the skin

Serums are often liquid like in form and are designed to be easily absorbed by the skin. Active serums penetrate deeply into the skin with the same ease meaning quicker hydration for the skin for faster results. Thicker creams don’t tend to absorb at the same rate which is what makes serums ideal when you need quick absorption. The deep penetration means the active ingredients boost the skin from deeper down and help your skin to look more youthful. Common ingredients in active serums such as hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, retinol, or peptides all serve different purposes but help overall improve the skins tone and overall completion.

The power of the antioxidants

The active serums contain antioxidants such as vitamin C and E which are well known for protecting the skin from free radicals. Free radicals are particularly bad for the skin as they cause premature signs of aging. The active serums ability to neutralise these molecules means your skin is more protected and will help preserve a more youthful look. It does this by, promoting collagen production which effectively reduces the signs of fine lines and wrinkles. What’s more, ingredients such as retinol and peptides contribute towards cell turnover and boost elasticity to produce firmer looking skin.

Addressing skin concerns with serums

For people who suffer from various skin concerns such as hyperpigmentation or dullness, active serums can provide the skin with a more radiant even look. By incorporating them as part of a daily skincare routine the active ingredients can help you achieve a more even skin tone. When used as a cure for a condition it is always advised to speak to a skincare specialist before treatment to make sure that your skin type is suited to the products being applied.


Hydration is the key

We have all heard how important it is to stay hydrated and the benefits to our skin really show. Serums help lock in and top up the moisture your skin needs to look its best. When the skin dries out it looks older and tends to become more wrinkle prone. Using a daily serum in the morning will help keep your skin hydrated and because they are lightweight, they don’t tend to clog pores which will help reduce breakouts.

To conclude…

In our view it is well worth incorporating a high quality active serum into your skincare routine. From better absorption, powerful anti-aging, excellent hydration and younger looking skin these potent formulas have the potential to transform your skin. For further information please take a look at some of our other blogs or alternatively if you would like a little advice on the right serum for your skin type you can speak to us today.


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