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Serums: A Deep Dive

September 19 2020

 

WHAT ARE SERUMS?

There is a lot of information out there about skincare these days and often it can be overwhelming. "What does this ingredient do?" "Do I need it for my skin" "How do I layer all of the products". Well we are here to help you navigate through all of the jargon and marketing terms and give you the lowdown on your skincare. Starting with the most complicated of all - serums.

Serums are a skincare product that you can apply after cleansing and before moisturising with the intent of delivering powerful ingredients directly into the skin. Many skin experts agree that a routine void of serums is a huge missed opportunity for skin improvement.

They are made up of smaller molecules that can penetrate deeply into the skin delivering a very high concentration of active ingredients. This makes them a great tool for targeting a range of skincare concerns from anti-ageing to acne.

Serums can be packed with moisturising ingredients to help skin retain moisture but the skin needs more. Moisturisers are richer and create a barrier on the surface of the skin to keep all that good stuff in - it can also help boost the hydrating effects of the moisturiser.

WHICH SERUMS SHOULD I BE USING?

Determining which serum to use depends on your personal skin goals. Serums can help to fight a plethora of skin concerns so finding the right one for your particular goal is important. Not only that but you should look for ingredients that not only address your concerns but includes ingredients that make your skin healthy. These include:

ANTIOXIDANTS like Green Tea, Papaya, Seaweed Collagen and Vitamin C help protect against possible sun damage and fight the damaging free radicals responsible for much of what we perceive as skin ageing, including fine lines.

ANTI-INFLAMMATORIES including Aloe Vera, Niacinamide & Licorice Root these ingredients help to neutralize redness and prevent inflammatory cell damage.

HYDRATORS: Hydrators protect against dryness and fine lines by replenishing naturally occurring skin lipids, improving moisture retention and protecting skin from the environment. Examples of hydrators include Hyaluronic Acid, Glycerin and Vitamin E.

ANTIOXIDANTS Serum

 

HOW TO USE SERUMS

Everyone's skin is different, but on average, you should give it about seven weeks to see how your skin responds to a new serum routine. Depending on the serum and the current state of your skin, you might even see initial results — like more hydrated skin.

Generally, you should use a serum all over your face and neck twice daily, once in the morning and then again in the evening, before applying your moisturiser if you want to get the most bang for your buck.

Check out Nylah's serums & find one right for you!

Vitamin Infusion Serum
Balance & Brightening Serum
Plump & Hydrate Serum

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