What is a serum and do I really need one?
Thanks to incredible advancements to skincare industry, now there is a plethora of products in the market. Dermatologists have come to the conclusion that all you need is a cleanser, moisturizer, and sunscreen. But then you hear that you need a serum for your fine lines, and a serum for your hyperpigmentation and you get confused.
What is a serum? How can I choose the right one for me?
We are here to answer all of your questions and suggest the perfect serum for your skin concerns. But first, what is a serum? A serum is a skincare product with a lightweight formulation and a high concentration of actives. Since the definition of a serum is very ambiguous, this has led to serums being in different consistencies. They can be very watery, slimey or even in a lotion form. Despite the texture, they are very lightweight, get absorbed fast without leaving anything on the skin and they are different from moisturizers.
Serum vs moisturizer; do I need them both?
While some people use serums and moisturizers on rotation, we are here to tell you that they are different and can’t substitute each other (and you may need them both). But, how is a serum different from a moisturizer? It all comes down to consistency and performance. Serums has lighter and thinner consistency; they get absorbed deeper in the skin and faster. On the other hand, moisturizers are creamier and thicker. They have larger molecules and stay on top of the skin forming a layer that prevents water from leaving the skin. When it comes to performance, serums are superior! It’s true that some moisturizers have active ingredients meant to target different skin concerns, but they don’t perform nearly as well as moisturizers. Serums can have a higher concentration of active ingredients compared to moisturizers and these ingredients can penetrate deeper in the skin, while moisturizers sit on top. In a nutshell, you need both in your skincare routine to see visible results.
Which is the best serum for me?
Skin types and needs are diverse, but the good news is that serums are too! For sure you can find one for each skin concern. Whether you want to target signs of aging, dehydration hyperpigmentation or dullness, there is a serum for you. If you are new to serums, we can recommend you a couple from Lorde+Belle and the best part is that each serum can be customizable with the Booster Solutions!
For hydrated, plump, healthier looking skin.
When it comes to hydration, hyaluronic acid is the star ingredient. HA3 Serum by Lorde+Belle is designed with an advanced HA technology. Three types of Hyaluronic Acid deliver superior, multi-level hydration while moisturizing skin and restoring its healthy, youthful appearance. The antioxidant properties in the HA³ Serum help to reduce environmental damage and the visible signs of aging, accelerate collagen production, activate cellular repair by delivering essential nutrients from the inside out, for visibly younger-looking, plump, dewy skin. It has a thin texture, it’s suitable for every skin type and can be used twice a day.
For fine lines, wrinkles and acne.
Repair Serum by Lorde+Belle is the right one for you! It’s formulated with HyRetin, a technology that combines the anti-wrinkle power of retinol and the soothing properties of hyaluronic acid to efficiently firm skin and restore elasticity. This start ingredient also helps with sebum production and acne, without the side effects or retinol. Repair Serum is a fast-absorbing, multi-action serum designed to promote total complexion correction, hydration, and renewal for skin that looks and feels healthier.
How to customize your serum?
Whatever your serum of choice is, HA3 Serum or Repair Serum, you can customize it based on your skin concerns. Our Boosters offer active ingredients that target specific skin concerns like redness, hyperpigmentation or wrinkles.