There are two camps when it comes to face serums. Those who love them and wouldn’t think of caring for their skin without them. And those who have no earthly clue what they are or why they need one.
Time to clear up all of those face serum questions and help you figure out if your skin would benefit from such a product. *Hynt hint* the short answer is YES!
What is Face Serum?
Contrary to popular belief, a face serum is not simply a lightweight moisturizer. The true beauty of face serum lies in the ingredients. Yes, all carefully crafted natural skincare holds specific advantages from the ingredients selected. But serum formulas usually include concentrated ingredients that deliver targeted benefits to skin.
Serums are available in a wide array of formulations. There are those that are oil-based and feel like a facial oil. These are well suited to dry and sensitive skin types, as well as mature skin. Face serums that are watery or gel-like are great for oily skin. Then there are those that feel like a light moisturizer and suit almost all skin types.
So, you can choose a face serum that improves the appearance of a certain skin issue or one that is well-rounded and designed to support the beauty of all skin types. The best way to tell what a face serum is made of is to look at the ingredient listing.
Beneficial Face Serum Ingredients
The best face serums truly offer something for all skin types and conditions. Following are some of the most commonly used face serum ingredients and how they address a variety of skin issues.
Natural Oils: Sunflower oil makes an ideal base for face serums because it is lightly moisturizing and antioxidant-rich. It also has a cleansing quality that makes it beneficial in keeping the skin looking clear and balanced.
Algae: Talk about a powerhouse ingredient, algae is perfect for lending a detoxifying feel to skin and creating a luminous glow. Hynt SKIN PREP SERUM Bioactive Marine Complex has a seawater base to make skin feel supple and hydrated without feeling greasy.
Plant and Flower Extracts – These ingredients are super popular, both for skin and the sensations they offer to mind and mood. It’s important to remember that they are highly concentrated and super potent ingredients, and it is best to use them when crafted by a professional. Our face serum contains carefully selected plant and flower extracts that we feel best benefit all skin types. Grapefruit lends a feeling of purity and balance, rosemary makes skin look revitalized and vibrant, clary sage visibly calms redness and irritation, lavender reduces the appearance of wrinkles and discoloration, and tea tree adds a strengthening sensation.
How to Use Face Serum for Best Results
An effective strategy for layering your skincare products makes the most of each step and offers maximum results. Layer products from thinnest consistency to thickest.
After cleansing, apply toner or facial mist. Next up is face serum. It’s lighter than moisturizer, plus you want all of those powerful ingredients close to the skin. The best way to apply is by patting a dime-sized amount of serum on skin and gently pressing with fingertips. Allow serum to settle for a minute or two before applying moisturizer. For best face serum results, use both morning and night.
Why are Some Serums so Expensive?
You can find face serums in pretty much every price bracket. Why are some so alarmingly pricey? Concentrated ingredients can be expensive to use but we believe you (and your skin) should be able to enjoy natural ingredients and the benefits they carry without the sticker shock. That’s why we at Hynt craft high quality skincare and cosmetics that are reasonably priced. Better for you and your wallet.
Face serum is good for all skin types and is an ideal way to get clear, radiant, healthy looking skin. Try it out and see for yourself.