In the ever-evolving world of skincare, face serums are the game-changers.
Face serums offer targeted solutions and promise remarkable results. These potent concoctions, infused with a concentrated blend of active ingredients, have earned their place in most people’s skincare routines worldwide.
Face serum reviews by some of the top supermodels!
Sara Sampaio: “When it comes to skin, I think drinking water and sleeping has a lot to do with it. Then I always use a hyaluronic serum & vitamin C serum, and I’ll change my moisturizer depending on the weather.”
Alessandra Ambrosio: “Every day after cleansing, I like to use a face serum as it gives me that healthy glow.”
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: “My skin is acne-prone, so it’s a moving target, but I’ll look at it daily to see what it really needs. I use a serum – I use it before bed and under makeup, as it’s a great primer.”
Miranda Kerr: “My vitamin C serum has been a lifesaver, as my pigmentation got really bad, but when I’m religious with using it, it completely brightens my skin.”
If you have been curious about using face serums, look no further!
In this guide, we’ll learn what face serums are and everything about them. We will also learn why Physio Radiance’s Firming & Lifting Serum is the best face serum.
But first, let’s dive into the basics!
What is a face serum?
Face serums are low-viscosity, effective topical products that are lightweight and fast-absorbing liquids formulated with a high concentration of active ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycolic acid & vitamin C.
Because of the high concentration of active molecules, it permeates your skin and shows visible results in next to no time.
You can use specific face serums to target skin conditions such as wrinkles, acne, dry skin, dullness, etc. The benefits of face serums depend on the type of serum you use.
Serums can come in gel, oil, and even liquid forms, and you can apply them directly on your skin.
Face serums hydrate, protect, and nourish your face to eliminate skin issues such as:
- Pimple-prone skin
- Skin dryness and lack of moisture
- Wrinkles (It is an anti-ageing serum that reduces and prevents wrinkles)
- Discolouration and uneven skin pigmentation
- Uneven skin tone, redness and sensitivity/
How is it different from Moisturizers and creams?
Why can’t we use a moisturizer instead of a serum?
To answer this, you can use both.
A serum should be applied first (after a facewash) as it is lighter and quickly delivers active ingredients to the skin as compared to moisturizers.
Unlike moisturizers and creams, serums seep these compounds deep into the skin, addressing specific concerns with precision and efficacy. Also, each serum is formulated to target a particular skin issue.
The next step is to apply moisturizer or face cream to seal the serum and maximize the benefits.
10 Best Face Serum Benefits
Here are 10 best face serum benefits:
⦁ Improved hydration and moisturization.
⦁ Targeted treatment for specific skin concerns such as acne, spots, pimples, and scars. Moreover, the size of open pores shrinks, leading to lesser blackheads and whiteheads.
⦁ Brightening and evening out skin tone.
⦁ Anti-ageing properties (reduces fine lines and wrinkles because of the presence of Retinol).
⦁ Enhancing skin elasticity and firmness.
⦁ It gives your skin a smooth texture (because of collagen content).
⦁ Absorbs into your skin quickly (because of thinner viscosity).
⦁ Soothes sensitive skin and feels light on your skin, unlike moisturizer or cream.
⦁ Guards your skin from free radicals and help prevent oxidative damage from ultraviolet (UV) light and pollution (because of the presence of vitamin C, vitamin E, ferulic acid, green tea, resveratrol, and astaxanthin).
⦁ Under-eye serums reduce puffiness, dryness, and fine lines around your eyes.
Types of face serums
⦁ For skin hydration: Hyaluronic acid serums for hydration (suitable for dehydrated skin, helps replenish moisture levels).
⦁ For skin brightening: Vitamin C serums for brightening and antioxidant benefits (beneficial for dull and uneven skin tone, provides antioxidant protection).
⦁ For anti-ageing: Retinol serums for anti-ageing and skin renewal (effective against signs of ageing like fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven texture).
⦁ For acne-prone & sensitive skin: Niacinamide serums for pore minimization and oil control (helpful for oily and acne-prone skin, minimizes pores and controls oil).
⦁ For texture improvement: Peptide serums for collagen production and firming (improves collagen production, enhances firmness and elasticity).
⦁ For free-radical fighting: Antioxidant-rich serums for protection against free radicals (offers protection against environmental damage caused by free radicals).
How to choose the best face serum for you?
⦁ Identifying your skin type and its issues: Know your skin type, its issues, the ingredients in the face serum and their potential effects on your skin type. Ask yourself: What are you using the face serum for? What combination of ingredients is going to solve the issue?
⦁ Understanding ingredients and their effects: Always research the serum ingredients mentioned in the description to make sure there isn’t anything that could potentially harm your skin. After all, your body is a temple.
⦁ Patch testing: Apply a small amount of serum to a small area of your skin to check for adverse reactions or sensitivity. Patch testing is absolutely vital if you have sensitive skin. It helps ensure that the serum is compatible with your skin.
Resource: Here’s a guide on how to determine the best skincare products for you by QNET.
⦁ Consulting with a dermatologist: If you need clarification on whether you should apply a face serum or not, or which one you should apply, it is always suggested to consult a dermatologist.
Best face serum for dry skin
When choosing a face serum for dry skin, opt for products that are rich in hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid and glycerin. Look for serums with nourishing oils such as Argan Oil or Jojoba oil, which help restore moisture and improve the skin’s barrier function.
Best face serum for oily skin
When choosing a face serum for oily skin, go for lightweight and oil-free face serums that won’t clog pores or add excess shine. Look for ingredients like Salicylic acid or Niacinamide, which help control oil production and reduce the appearance of blemishes.
How to use a face serum?
Let’s learn how to use face serum.
- First, cleanse your skin with a cleanser.
- Then apply the face serum as a base layer before you apply other products.
- Spread a thin serum layer on your palm evenly. Using smaller amounts is suggested.
- Apply it on your face and neck gently and spread evenly.
- Please wait for a few minutes and let your skin absorb it.
- After this, continue applying other products from your skincare routine.
How to maximize the effect of a face serum?
To maximize the effect of a face serum, follow these steps:
- Clean your face first using tepid water: Hot water makes your skin sweat and block absorption. Cold water will close pores and block absorption.
- Application: After face cleansing, apply serums as the first layer (in direct contact with your skin). Apply it on top of another product if it irritates.
- Always apply face serum on damp skin.
- For dry skin: Apply serum on damp skin because moisture helps it permeate easily.
- For sensitive skin: Allow your skin to dry first to slow absorption (fast absorption may cause skin irritation if your skin is sensitive).
Physio Radiance’s firming & lifting double serum
Physio Radiance’s firming & lifting double serum is one of the best face serums designed to rejuvenate and restore youthfulness to your skin.
The firming & lifting double serum is part of a 6-step skincare routine designed by Physio Radiance.
The 6-step skincare routine designed by Physio Radiance
⦁ Gentle foaming cleanse (cleansing)
⦁ Boosting essence (intensive care)
⦁ Firming and lifting double serum (intensive care)
⦁ Repair eye cream (eye care)
⦁ Restoring day cream (for days)
⦁ Repairing night cream (for nights)
The firming and lifting double serum is a vital part of this procedure designed by Physio Radiance. It consists of 2 effective face serums.
What are serum-I and serum-II?
Serum-I: This helps reduce & prevent the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles. Made with rich ingredients that promote natural firming and lifting, serum-I helps in correcting your uneven skin tone.
Serum-II: The second serum (serum-II) can help reduce wrinkles caused by dehydration and other skin imperfections. It permeates the skin with intensively hydrating properties to enhance the firmness and elasticity of your skin.
|Uses||How to use it?|
|The two major uses of the firming & lifting double serum, making it the best face serum are:|
⦁ Brightening and lifting
⦁ Reduces and softens fine lines and wrinkles.
⦁ Promote natural firming and lifting.
⦁ Helps even out skin tone.
⦁ Firming and hydrating
⦁ Rehydrates the skin & evens out imperfections.
⦁ Helps boost skin firmness and elasticity.
⦁ Helps restore balance.
|⦁ Use twice a day, in the morning before applying the “Restoring day cream” and in the evening before applying the “Regenerating night cream”, on skin freshly cleansed by “Gentle foaming cleanse”.|
⦁ Apply 1 pump of serum-I (brightening and lifting) and gently massage until fully absorbed.
⦁ Follow up with 1 pump of serum-II (firming and hydrating) and again gently massage until fully absorbed.
Key ingredients used in serum-I and serum-II:
|Aqua (Water), Propanediol, Sorbitol, Niacinamide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lactic Acid, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Silica, Sodium Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum (Fragrance)||Aqua (Water), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almong Oil), Propylheptyl Caprylate, Glycerin, Ethyhexyl Olivate, Propanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lactobacillus Ferment Lysate, Polyglyceryl – 4 Oleate, Caprylyl Glycol, Dextran, Ethylhexyglycerin, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, Trifluoroacetyl Tripeptide – 2, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Parfum (Fragrance).|
Key ingredients based on their use:
|Hydration and moisture retention:|
|Skin conditioning and protection:|
|Antioxidants and preservation:|
|Peptide and collagen production:|
|Skin soothing and conditioning:|
Lactobacillus Ferment Lysate
Sodium Acrylates Copolymer
|Emollients and moisturizers:|
Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond Oil)
|Exfoliation and skin renewal:|
|Net Qty: 30ml|
Note: The specific roles of these ingredients may vary depending on their concentration, formulation, and intended use in this double serum.
Read: Physio Radiance product details for more details!
Watch: How Physio Radiance skincare helps us look our best at any age!
Physio Radiance’s firming and lifting face serum and its other skincare products have revolutionized the skincare industry by offering the best products for various skin concerns.
They are a valuable addition to any skincare routine and have the potential to nourish your skin like never before.
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