1. They work
And give you amazing results. No fillers, and containing the highest concentration of active ingredients that you can get without a prescription. Compare—cleansers and moisturizers usually contain between 5 and 10% active ingredient, whereas serums can contain up to 70%. This means that you’ll actually get results, whether you’re looking to even tone, reduce fine lines, brighten, firm or get rid of dark spots.
If you have dry skin, for example, moisturizing serums make the skin almost instantly soft and velvety. Similarly, an anti-aging serum improves the skin’s elasticity and wrinkles.
2. Fewer breakouts
Unlike traditional moisturizers (which can leave a pore-blocking layer atop the skin), serums have a watery consistency—and many are, in fact, water-based instead of being oil-based. This means they absorb much faster without any breakout-encouraging residue left behind. The molecules in serums are also smaller than regular moisturizers; so they penetrate deeper into the skin and gives better results, whereas moisturizers have larger molecules, so they only work on the first layer of your skin. It’s the miracle we’ve been waiting for!
3. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
The most common benefits include hydration, increased nourishment, brightening of the skin, and acne prevention. They also help in strengthening skin cells. Their goal is to make sure that their fancy active ingredients (peptides, stem cells, vitamins and beneficial minerals) get past the outer layer of your skin and deliver their greatness deep down, so anything that could get in the way of that mission is left out of the cocktail entirely.
Boosted hydration levels encourage your skin to promote the formation of collagen and elastin. These are two structural proteins absolutely essential for a youthful complexion. As we age, these two proteins naturally decrease increasing our susceptibility to fine lines, wrinkles and sagging. This is why it’s so important to take care of your skin, keeping it hydrated to help promote these skin plumping proteins.
4. No more oily skin.
It happens to us on the regular: when our skin gets oily, the last thing we want to do is moisturize and add more fuel to the grease-fire. The theory that oil produces oil is simply a myth, and in fact, most times the opposite is quite true. A serum may finally be your holy grail product for clearing up your skin for good. So our attempts to make our skin less oily actually end up making us oilier! Where will the madness end?
That’s where serums come in. Far lighter (and faster to absorb) than moisturizers, they keep your skin hydrated without contributing to that greasy, sticky residue feeling that we all hate so much. And because you’re keeping hydrated, your skin won’t go nuts overproducing sebum—thus making you less oily in the long run. Active ingredients and antioxidants will help to heal and repair your skin as well as prevent future breakouts. These ingredients also help to protect your skin against environmental damage that can expose your skin to harmful free radicals.
5. You’ll save money.
How will that save me money? we hear you saying. Serums are more expensive than any other skincare product.
Simple: if you invest in a good serum, you’ll actually have something that works. No more wasting money on multiple products that are just ok, or that you think might be working; a great serum is actually going to give you visible results, with just a pea size amount - a little goes a longgg way.
It all comes down to what you’d rather spend money on five cheaper products that take up space on your shelf and do nothing for your skin, or one product that does amazing things and costs a little more. Trust us: once you find your perfect serum, you’ll never waste your dollars on anything else again.
Check out Neogen: Pore Refine Serum and let us know what your experiences with Serum's have been like!