Facial serum is considered to be the most perplexing skincare product and this is the reason it is still missing from your skincare routine. Are we right? Anyways, we are here to have a little chat about the benefits of this beauty staple.

Benefits of Using a Face Serum

1. What does a serum do for your face?

A face serum is a lightweight and non-greasy moisturizer that contains active ingredients such as glycolic acid, vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, peptides, retinol etc., in higher concentrations than a regular face moisturizer. Due to their effectiveness, face serums are used to target specific skin concerns like pigmentation, acne, wrinkles, etc. There are numerous benefits of using face serum which is why they are rated among the most popular skincare products.

  • Daily exposure to the sun's UV rays can result in the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation. Formulated with activated charcoal and vitamin C, serums like Kiehl`s Clearly Corrective™ Dark Spot Solution give a radiant and spotless complexion to the skin. It is designed as a serum for uneven skin tone, and daily use can visibly reduce the pigmentation and discolouration in four weeks.
  • With ageing, the skin tends to start losing its natural glow. Certain hyaluronic acid serums can brighten up your look by illuminating your skin. Before applying the highlighter, use Kiehl's Vital Skin-Strengthening Hyaluronic Acid Super Serum, which is known for boosting natural radiance. It is so effective that you might not require any highlighter post nourishing your skin with this serum.
  • Face serums help to control skin ageing concerns such as wrinkles and fine lines. You can choose a serum with natural age defending botanical extracts and vitamin C such as Age Defender Power Serum, which can effectively nourish the skin and control premature ageing.
  • Face serums that are specially designed for oily skin help to control acne and skin inflammation. Typically formulated with salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide, these anti-bacterial face serums nourish the skin and balance its natural sebum production. 
  • For treating extremely dry and flaky skin, a moisturizer alone might not work.  Instead of relying on the face cream, you can apply a deep-conditioning serum for face. The active ingredients such as hyaluronic acid help to lock in the moisture in the skin cells. It is important to understand how to use the serum on the face for effective results. It is better to apply the facial serum on damp skin to lock in more hydration for controlling dryness. So, it is better to check out the directions mentioned on the label.   

Now you know the benefits of adding a facial serum to your daily skincare routine. This is how facial serums nourish the skin and turn the dull skin into a healthy one.

2. Is it ok to use face serum every day?

Yes, face serums should be added to the daily skincare routine. Unlike face toners, face oils and moisturizers, a facial serum is considered as a tonic for skin that provides the complete nourishment it needs and can improve the skin texture in just a matter of days. Facial serums have a powerful dosage of active ingredients so, and few drops are sufficient for the face. Here are some of the major reasons for adding face serum to an everyday skincare regime.

  • If you are battling with wrinkles, age spots, pigmentation or any other major skincare concern, then regular use of facial serum can transform your skin. For example, a good anti-ageing serum for men or women can be highly effective on wrinkles and fine lines. Similarly, a facial serum for oily acne prone skin balances out the sebum production level, which controls acne outbreaks and skin inflammation. This is how facial serums work on specific targets.
  •  Serums give you more effective results that are visible in seven to fourteen days after you start using, and this is all due to the higher concentration of the active ingredients. But for continuous improvement, you need to use it every day.

Even if you do not have any specific skin concern, applying a vitamin c serum every day as a proactive measure can protect collagen and add a youthful glow to the skin. Kiehl`s Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate facial serum is a water-free concentrate infused with vitamin C and hyaluronic acid that boosts the radiant glow for healthy-looking skin.

3. Do I need both serum and moisturizer?

Both serum and moisturizers work differently on the skin. Serums are absorbed easily and nourish the skin with active ingredients. However, moisturizers are used to lock in the moisture in the skin. For some, especially those with greasy skin, a serum alone can be enough. On the other hand, for dry and flaky skin, an anti-wrinkle serum and a hydrating moisturizer both are required. So, it all depends on individual skincare goals. 

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