Expert Advice

What Is Face Serum?

Posted on December 18, 2019

There are a wide variety of skincare products on the market today.

There are cleansers and peels, masks and moisturisers, toners and night creams. So, just when you’re starting to understand them all, you come across a face serum.

You’re not alone if you’re wondering what a face serum is and what it does. You may even have bought or used a skin serum and wondered what it was.

Well, you can rest assured that a face serum is an important part of a healthy skincare routine – not just a fancy name.

Here’s some more information about what a face serum is and why you would use one.

What is a facial serum?

A serum is typically a slightly viscous liquid that contains a high concentration of active ingredients that are beneficial for your skin. It’s applied right after cleansing your skin, and before you moisturise, because serums contain small molecules that can penetrate your outer dermis layers more effectively.

After you cleanse, your skin becomes more porous, which allows the serum’s ingredients to be absorbed best, before the top layer of moisturiser seals the moisture and ingredients throughout the day.

Facial serums are usually water-based, which allows them to go under the cream to nourish the inner layers and bring out more healthy and rejuvenated skin.

Facial serums: what’s the difference?

While face serums do moisturise and improve your skin, they function differently to other products, which is why they stand alone in their own category.

Because facial serums contain potent doses of active ingredients, they tend to be slightly more expensive than other regular skincare products – but they’re also more effective too for the same reason.

Facial serums are generally considered to be ideal for any skin type and age. However, their ingredients differ, so just make sure that the facial serum addresses the skin concern you have.

How to use a facial serum

A facial serum is a simple addition to your current skincare routine and is easy to apply.

Once every morning and night, after cleansing with a pH balancing cleanser, massage a pea-sized amount of serum into your face, neck, and décolletage.

Follow this up with SPF moisturising protection during the day and your choice of moisturiser at night.

How often should you use a facial serum?

Generally speaking, once or twice a day is sufficient, because of the high concentration of ingredients. Using a facial serum frequently is your best chance of seeing the best results over time.

Just check the label to see what it recommends.

Why use a facial serum?

As the name implies, a facial serum is usually a more powerful skin repairing solution, in comparison to other, more general products.

This makes it an important part of your routine if you wish to fight specific skincare concerns, such as fine lines, ageing, and wrinkles.

Just check the label to ensure that the ingredients contained in your facial serum are effective, such as minerals, free-radical fighting antioxidants, nourishing fatty acids, brightening vitamins and/or collagen-stimulating bee venom.

Try our Skin Doctors Beetox serum to fight wrinkles on your face

Through the use of bee venom, our Skin Doctors beetox triples the formation of collagen in 7 days.

Bee venom actually ‘fools’ the skin into thinking it has been lightly stung with the compound melittin, stimulating the production of the collagen and elastin. These chemicals help the skin to remain taut and bounce back into shape, reducing long term ageing of the skin.

It helps to activate your skin cells to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, leaving your skin looking brighter, firmer and visibly younger.

It’s recommended for aged skin as an effective treatment as well as younger skin as a preventative measure.

For more information, visit our website: https://www.skindoctors.com.au/beetox-50ml/

No bees are harmed in the extraction of bee venom for use in this product.