Complete facial skin care should include, alongside a thorough and gentle cleanse and a care cream for your specific skin type, also a serum. The range of serums is as diverse as their effects - for every skin need there is the right serum. Compared with a cream, a face serum has a much higher concentration of active ingredients.
Also, serums are usually water-based, so they are immediately absorbed by the skin. This enables the ingredients such as vitamin C and hyaluronic acid to work quickly and effectively.
Layering for beautiful skin
For effective anti-ageing, use layering: after cleansing comes - possibly after a concentrate - the serum and then a cream. This allows you to combine serums and creams from different cosmetics ranges with various ingredients. The decisive factor is the effects you want to achieve, or that you want to enhance with the serum. For example, before a collagen cream you could use a hyaluronic acid serum, as it complements the effect of the beauty product perfectly: the hyaluronic acids gives you firm, well hydrated skin, while the collagen counters skin slackness and regenerates the support fibres in the skin.
Skin care with a system
The various cosmetic approaches for achieving beautiful skin are as varied as the range of face serums. Depending on your care needs, you can choose one that regenerates the skin, enhances its radiance, reduces pigment spots, minimises wrinkles or large pores, combats blemishes or firms the skin. As with other creams, the product description generally states what skin types the serum suits. Serums should be easily tolerated by all skin types, as they don’t contain any rich textures that could be problematic for mixed or blemished skin. Depending on the serum, you could use it in summer for oily skin instead of a cream. If you have dry skin, you should use a rich cream after the serum to give your skin the necessary lipids.
The benefits of serums are that their high concentration of active ingredients and light texture produce quicker results and that with a serum you can focus on a certain effect and thereby ensure all-round care for your skin, which is vital for effective anti-ageing. They don’t replace a cream, but provide direct and enhanced effects according to your needs. If you want beautiful, well nourished skin, use a face serum daily under your day or night cream.