What Is a Serum and Why Should I Use One?
Over the last few years, serums have become an indispensable step in skincare here in America. Popularized by multi-step Korean skincare trends, essences or serums are lightweight elixirs packed with active ingredients and are used as a treatment, generally in-between the cleansing and moisturizing stages of a skincare routine.
A serum is a very lightweight formulation that absorbs into your skin rapidly and does not leave a heavy or sticky residue. Because of its light preparation, a serum is often more beneficial for individuals with acne-prone or oily skin types.
Serums are made to deliver vital nutrients deep into your pores due to the combination of active ingredients in a highly absorbable formulation. The molecules in a serum are smaller so serums should be applied as the first step after cleansing your face. However, a treatment or serum is not a substitute for a moisturizer, which should be applied next in order to hydrate the skin and seal in both the serum and moisture.
Serums are also versatile as they can serve a variety of functions depending on their active ingredients. A highly beneficial skincare ingredient for a serum is Hyaluronic Acid, which serves to hydrate and plump aging skin. With age, the body produces less Hyaluronic Acid, which is normally attached to collagen, and collagen production also slows over the years.
Another powerful component for a serum, which has more recently penetrated the skincare market, is cannabidiol (also known as CBD). CBD is a strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory which contains Vitamin C. CBD in a serum penetrates deep into the skin to deliver vital nutrients that fight free radicals, brighten skin and protect collagen production. Overall, a serum containing CBD can help reduce visible signs of aging.
Make sure to choose a serum based on your individual skin needs.
TES Everyface Serum is a versatile serum which benefits all skin types.