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All about a Face Serum and Why is it important?

A few weeks back, I had no idea about what a Face serum is? Why do we need it? How to use it? Which one suits my skin type, and many such questions were in my mind when I heard of the two words “Face Serum.”

But now that I know about the benefits of using a Face serum in daily skincare routine, I would love to share that with you guy’s as well. So let’s start:

What is a Face Serum? How & What it does?

A Face Serum is your daily skincare product which can be applied to your skin after cleansing, but before moisturizing so that it delivers all the ingredients directly into the skin. It helps in hydrating and retaining the moisture in the skin.

It is made up of smaller molecules that can penetrate deeply into the skin and deliver a very high concentration of active ingredients. This makes them a great option for targeting skincare related concerns such as wrinkles and the signs of aging etc.

When and How to use a Face serum?

Serum has to be used probably once a day after washing or cleansing your face well, and before the application of any moisturizer or cream. You can use the serum by gentle massage onto the skin & also by tapping it onto the skin gently depending upon the texture the serum has.

Can you replace a Moisturizer with a Face serum?

No! A Face Serum could be consisted of moisturizing ingredients so that the skin retains the moisture. But, that doesn’t mean that they can be called as Moisturizers in the traditional sense.

Facial moisturizers and creams are richer in case of moisturizing and hydrating the skin. They create a barrier on top of the skin so that the good stuff and ingredients are kept in.

Face Serum as per your Skin Type

Normal to Dry skin type

Look for vitamin E that’s an antioxidant, protects cells from oxidative damage

Niacinamide that improves skin elasticity, increases ceramide levels in skin

Glycolic acid that gently exfoliates and lightens discoloration

Hyaluronic acid which helps to retains moisture in the skin

For example: Tvakh’s C+E High Intensity Antioxidant Face Serum

Tvakh’s C+E High Intensity Antioxidant face Serum
Tvakh’s C+E High Intensity Antioxidant face Serum


Oily & Acne-prone skin type

If you have Oily or Acne-prone skin type then try to Look for serums which has:

Vitamin C that increases collagen production, enhances skin’s repair process, and reduces inflammation

An antioxidant like retinol that also reduces inflammation

Zinc that soothes irritation, regulates oil production

Salicylic acid that helps to unclog the pores

For example: Juicy Chemistry Frankincense & Hemp Seed (Acne Control Serum)

Juicy Chemistry Frankincense & Hemp Seed (Acne Control Serum)
Juicy Chemistry Frankincense & Hemp Seed (Acne Control Serum)

Dull & Tired Skin

Look for antioxidants like green tea extract, resveratrol, ferulic acid that combat free radicals, increase effectiveness of sunscreen by day, and promote cellular repair and healing by night. For example:

Innisfree The Green Tea Seed Serum

Innisfree The Green Tea Seed face Serum
Innisfree The Green Tea Seed Serum

Face Serum that I use Currently

Currently I am using the Tvakh’s C+E High Intensity Antioxidant Face Serum.

Tvakh’s C+ E Antioxidant serum is a skin brightening ritual fortified with a blend of 3 different multifunctional skin lightening and firming active ingredients; Vitamin C, Plant Derived Vitamin E and Ferulic Acid.

This powerful formula stimulates collagen and visibly minimize the fine lines, wrinkles and reduces the appearance of age spots and discoloration. A weightless, fast-absorbing, oil-free formula that penetrates deep within the skin, delivering antioxidant protection and optimum hydration.

No Parabens, No GMO, No Phthalates, No Sulphates

You can read the Tvakh’s C+E High Intensity Antioxidant Serum Review Article here.

I hope this article has been helpful. Stay tuned for more informative articles 🙂

Shivali Singla

May 3, 2017

8 responses to “All about a Face Serum and Why is it important?”

  1. Maine bhi kaafi serum use kiya, kuch to subscription boxes me mila per mujhy koi farak nahi dikga, may b wo mere skin type ka nahi hoga, ab apni dry skin k hisab se buy karungi
    Ek Q hai, TBS ka oils of life serum ka kaam karega???

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