You may have asked yourself if a face serum is really necessary. Seems like skin care makers are piling on the products to make more and more money. Why can’t ingredients of serums just be included in moisturizers? The truth is, that serums often will be the choice for those with more mature skin because they provide for a deeper concentration of nutritive substances and greater delivery through their molecular structure. Your skin is best suited to receive the ingredients of a serum just prior to moisturizing.
Purpose of Moisturizer
Often people are confused as to when they should use a moisturizer versus a serum. Moisturizer helps enhance your skin’s natural lipid barrier and locks in nutrients. Generally, moisturizers are simpler formulas with more emphasis on hydrating the skin. Moisturizing is a vital step in any skin care routine whether your skin is dry or oily, but the best time to moisturize is after you have applied a serum.
Purpose of Skin Serums
Serums are generally more dense nutrient-wise. Serums should address specific issues for the skin and enhance the value of your moisturizer.
Top 6 Ingredients for Serums
For the purpose of this article, we will include ingredients which can be found in nature or organically as we feel chemical ingredients create long term damage to the body. The following ingredients can be used on the skin without causing harm or disharmony with your skin’s natural instincts.
Enhances the skin’s ability to hold on to moisture. Serums containing just hyaluronic acid are great for giving skin a moisture boost. There are many on the market, but be careful to avoid HA serums with high alcohol content, which is common.
Vitamin C has been noted by many experts, including Dr Oz, as one of the most important ingredients in anti-aging skin care. Vitamin C can stimulate collagen production and improve skin immunity, hence, reducing hyperpigmentation. Among the many benfits of vitamin C, these two aspects make it a key ingredient you should be adding to your skin on a regular basis.
This naturally occurring substance stimulates the the synthesis of fatty acids to reduce cellular aging. Used over long periods of time in a serum, DMAE helps to slow the appearance of aging in the skin.
Related: Ingredient Focus on DMAE
Rooibos Tea Extract
Rooibos use as a powerful anti-inflammatory and skin antioxidant makes it a wonderful, organically sourced ingredient for a serum. As an extract in serum, rooibos can bring real benefit to aging skin.
Related: Rooibos Benefits for the Eyes
This wonderful organic fruit is powerful at strengthening skin and reversing sun damage. Its rejuvenating properties make it an ideal ingredient to include as a concentrate in a face serum.
This naturally occurring substance found in both our bodies and plants is an excellent body mineral that helps to brighten skin and quell inflammation. As we age, we develop chronic low-grade inflammation all over the body, including the skin. MSM is an amazing ingredient that promotes better skin strength and skin immunity.
All Ingredients in One Serum
In addition to many of the wonderful organic nutrients that help to hydrate and protect the skin, like carrot oil, we put all top 6 ingredients in our Uplifting Nutrients Organic Serum.
- Boost your skin’s defenses
- Restore radiance with nourishing vitamins and antioxidants
- Recreate stronger, tighter, more even-looking skin
I feel like my skin has gotten stronger and more even after a few weeks of using your serum. Its been a couple months now, and the results are lasting and improving daily. I think it may be helping with my wrinkles and my skin feels stronger somehow. Thank you for making this organic serum. I hate chemicals and am happy with my skin.