Boost Moisture with Hydrating Serums
Dry, depleted skin can be a result of exposure to extreme climate changes (excessive cold or heat), prescription topicals, poorly formulated over-the-counter products, aggressive professional treatments, and even certain medications.
Serums are great way to restore the skin, delivering potent and powerful hydrating benefits. These lightweight, highly-concentrated formulas comprise smaller molecules, which enable them to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin to deliver hydration, soften skin texture, diminish fine lines and wrinkles, strengthen skin, and reduce bacteria and inflammation –– all of which are common goals for compromised skin.
What are the best ways to incorporate serums into a skin care routine?
Always start with properly cleansed skin as this will help clear the path for serums to do their job. Serums may be gently massaged into the skin for several minutes to help them penetrate. Once applied, give them time to absorb before following up with additional products. Since serums penetrate and absorb into the deeper layers of the skin, many times an additional serum or moisturizer can help boost its effects or lock in hydration. Combining a hydrating serum like our Nourishing Grape Seed Serum with our Exotica Rhodiola is a fantastic cocktail for replenishing depleted, stressed skin.
Keep in mind, if the serum also contains corrective ingredients such as AHA’s, vitamin A or even salicylic acid, they’re best applied at night to work with cellular regeneration. With these types of serums, we recommend applying a hydrating serum over top to protect the epidermis cells. A serum with skin-building ingredients like refined grape seed oil and vitamin C are best used in the morning to take advantage of their skin-protecting benefits throughout the day.
Which serum ingredients deliver the best hydration?
The formulas you choose will depend on the client’s skin condition and goals, but there are several powerful products we recommend to nourish compromised skin types. Our MVC Serum is a popular “thirst quencher” that blends essential vitamins (B, C, D, and K) with potent building extracts to nourish, soothe, hydrate and strengthen the skin.
For dry, compromised and traumatized skin, Infuse 7 is an excellent choice. This light and silky serum makes a fantastic daily moisturizer and also infuses the skin with omega essential fatty acids, pure vitamin E, organic avocado oil, pressed grape seed extract, organic macadamia nut oil and a complex of essential oils. Infuse 7 delivers pro-youth benefits, boost elasticity and gives immediate relief for moisture-depleted skin.
You may find your skin changes in levels of dryness depending on the season. Sometimes during the summer, our Nourishing Grape Seed or C-Stem Cell may be the best option, versus the colder, winter months when Infuse 7 envelops skin in hydration. No matter the season you will find that serums are very beneficial all year round to help restore lipids and hydration.
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