Serum Revolution

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Serums have always had a pretty rocky place in my skincare routine seeing as I only really used them if one happened into my collection. It wasn't until recently when I was reading Sally Hughes's Pretty Honest that I decided to re-examine how serums could work for my skin.
Serums are really an opportunity to treat your skin on a daily basis. Whether you're looking to add moisture, nourish, brighten, or treat you skin, there's a serum on the market for you. If you're unclear about your options, check out this comprehensive What Is Serum post from Into the Gloss for the basics.

I've recently picked up two serums from the Australian brand Sukin to try out. As it's winter here in Sydney, I really wanted some products to pack in the moisture but that I could easily apply under makeup. The Facial Recovery Serum is from the Super Greens range which uses super foods like kale and spirulina to nourish the skin. I'm currently applying it morning and night and loving how light it feels while still doing it's job.

Typically around this time of year I get a lot of dryness around my eyes and the Sukin Antioxidant Eye Serum has been great for helping protect the skin around my eyes without being too heavy for morning application. While I know a lot of people don't agree with eye creams, your face moisturiser should do the job well enough, I am liking having a serum targeted to the area I need the most help in.

If you're looking for a product even more heavy duty, I recommend using an oil as a serum. This is great for night time because your skin has all night to soak in the oil's nutrients and get all the benefits it can. I love argan oil for hydration but rose hip oil is also really good for wrinkles or pigmentation. Winter is the best time to try this out as the skin craves the moisture that's missing from the air.

How do you work serums into your skincare routine? Do you have a favourite of the moment?

xx Julia

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