Serum is skincare product that you can apply to your skin after cleansing. Use serum before using any moisturizing product. Serum is formulated in a way that it can penetrate deep into your skin and deliver active ingredients into your skin. This makes them a great tool for targeting specific skincare concerns, like wrinkles.
Usually, Serums are water based. As the face oil trend grew, companies started to mark some oil based products are serums. So now you have water based serums and oil based serums. Water based serums go under the cream. They nourish the inner layer of the skin because their molecules are very small so they penetrate deep into skin. Oil based serums have bigger molecule and go on top of the moisturizer. They keep the creams moist during the entire day.
Serums are very powerful; you may use them in a limited amount. Powerful ingredidents can irritate if you have sensitive skin. If your skin is have Acne then look for vitamin C,retinol, zinc and salicylic in the ingredients. If your skin is dry then look for vitamin E, niacinamide and hyaluronic acid. Look for antioxidants like green tea extract, resveratrol, and ferulic acid for your dull skin.
Basil is wonderful to soothe insect bites and basic is also ideal for sensitive sin.
Chamomile can treat cracked, acneic, eczema, inflammation, sensitive skin and rosacea.
Clary Sage can fight the signs of aging and reduce puffiness
Cypress helps to shrink swollen blood vessels and it’s a good astringent.
Frankincese can help with pigmentation, as well as tone and tighten skin.
Geranium balances oil production, It conditions skin and can also be added to moisturizers.
Juniper can speed healing time and help prevent infections.
Lavender helps to heal skin irritations. Lavender can cleanse cuts and scrapes.
Lemongrass is used as an astringent and skin toner. It is great at enhancing skin glow
Neroli can treat devitalized, mature, aging and sensitive skin types.
Tea Tree has antifungal and antibacterial properties. It can treat cuts and scrapes.
Ylang Ylang is great for treating oily or acne prone skin and stimulates cell growth.