What Serum Do I Use and How Do I Use Them?
There are a lot of serums out there today & many have overlapping benefits. To help you choose the right Dermalogica serum for your skin condition at the moment. I have put together this guide. What is a serum anyway? They are topical treatments that target skin concerns. They are usually applied after cleansing and/or exfoliating, but before facial oils or moisturisers, for the best results. Facial oils and moisturisers can create a protective barrier that prevents serum from absorbing into your skin surface which is why serums should go on first. You can apply one serum or layer different serums on top of one another to treat different concerns.
How to I Layer Serums? Apply your serums from lightest texture to heaviest texture.
DEHYDRATION - Circular Hydration Serum is a new serum just released. It immediately hydrates to quench dehydrated skin, while delivery long lasting hydration. You can apply it with another serum also. I use it in the evening and then apply the Overnight Repair Serum with the Super Rich Repair.
WRINKLES – My top choice is the Phyto-Nature Firming Serum which is actually two serums in one. It uses biomimetic peptides and potent botanicals to reawaken the nature of younger-looking skin. It doubles the skin’s luminosity after just 1 application while minimises the appearance of fine lines. It reduces visible wrinkles in 4 weeks. I find it great to mix it with the PowerBright Dark Spot Serum for my winter skin programme after spending so much time in our gorgeous summer sun.
ACNE & ANTI AGEING – Daytime to clear breakouts and treat related signs of ageing simultaneously by using a 2-in-1 solution of AGE Bright Clearing Serum. It exfoliates to help prevent breakouts and accelerate cell turnover. It also boosts skin radiance in 1 week while reducing the appearance of breakouts and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation in 4 weeks. For nighttime I would suggest the Retinol Clearing Oil as it combines Retinol and Salicylic Acid into one skin-soothing formula that exfoliates to help prevent and accelerate cell turnover. It renews and soothes skin overnight, for a more vibrant skin by morning. Even though it is not a Serum, the two together improve the skin so much.
DULLNESS – My choice for this would be the BioLumin-C Serum. This brightening Vitamin C serum outperforms the competition by delivery three times more Vitamin C to the skin, while also exfoliating and reducing unbalanced pigmentation. It also prevents and corrects free radical damage while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. You could use the Circular Hydration Serum with this and your skin will look nourished & supple.
HYPERPIGMENTATION - I use the PowerBright Dark Spot Serum, it starts fading the appearance of dark spots within days. It also helps prevent future dark spots and brightens and boosts the skin’s natural luminosity. Mine are caused by age (and the sun).
SENSITIVITY – The top choice is UltraCalming Serum Concentrate this is the ultimate antidote for sensitive skin. It is a super concentrated gel that is packed with skin soothing ingredients.
It helps to calm and prevent flare-ups, itching & redness. Also helps restore the sensitised skin – great after non-invasive procedures & saunas.
UNEVEN TEXTURE – My vote is for MultiVitamin Power Serum. I love the feel of it on my skin, it is so velvety smooth. It provides the antioxidant protection but vitamins A, C, & E. Helps to retexturise and revitalise your skin while minimising the appearance of fine lines and sun-induced skin ageing. Your skin will feel revitalised.
NECK & DECOLLETE - Don’t neglect your neck, it will show your age first. Neck Fit Contour Serum give your neck and décolleté a skin care workout. It smooths & firms the skin on the neck & décolleté. Immediately tightens the skin & tones it over time for a visibly lifted and sculpted appearance. The rollers are so relaxing to use. You must try this one. It gets rid of that scraggy look.
SMART RESPONSE SERUM - This is the next-gen serum that delivers what your skin needs, when it needs it. It helps stop skin damage before it starts – using four smart actives which when triggered, hydrate, brighten, soothe, and address the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in response to skin’s changing needs.