Serums 101


Did you know using a high quality serum will save you money? Why? Because you’ll be using a product that actually works and will make a difference for your skin. Meaning you won’t be spending money on a bunch of other products that won’t do much for your skin. So that is basically saving money, am I right?!

First off, I love serums, they make me happy…just had to get that out into the world. I love that you can layer them and not feel like you have a ton of “stuff” on your face and they are just fun to put on in general. Good news: they have a lot more benefits than everything I just mentioned above.

High quality serums: are made of very small molecules that the skin is able to absorb quickly and deeply. They are full of the highest concentration of active ingredients you can get without a prescription. No filler nonsense - just all goodness. To put it in perspective, most over the counter products have 5-10% active ingredients whereas serums can have up to 70%!

Due to the high concentration of active ingredients you only have to use a few drops so one bottle of a serum should last you months. Many serums are water-based which means they absorb into the skin quicker and are great for acne prone patients.


Some of my favorite serums:

Antioxidants (Vitamin C is my favorite):

  • More info on Vitamin C Serums here!

Hyaluronic Acid (HA):

• Skinceuticals H.A. Intensifier
• Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Serum
• Eminence Strawberry Rhubarb HA Serum

More info on HA here!

Pigment Correcting:

Skinceuticals: Discoloration Defense, Phyto +, Phyto Correcting Gel

Acne Fighting: