Facial serums are relatively new on the skincare scene and because of this they tend to cause a bit of confusion. Most consumers don’t really understand why we should use them and how they work. Therefore, we have decided to explain all in this week’s blog and tell you why we think restorative seaweed serums are the best choice for dry or aging skin.
What is Facial Serum?
In short, facial serums contain highly concentrated active ingredients that quickly penetrate the skin, and normally have a gel like formulation and texture. They are boosters, light and absorbent and are used in addition to moisturizer or lotion. The active ingredients in a serum penetrates your skin faster and more effectively than any other product on the market which makes them the best anti-aging products available, add seaweed and you are onto a winner!
And yes facial serums are the most expensive items in your skincare routine it’s true, but don’t forget you don’t need to use a lot at one time, a 30ml container should last you months! Also facial serum significantly decreases the amount of moisturiser you need to use when you use them in conjunction with each other.
Why use Facial Serum?
Every product in your skincare regime should contain antioxidants and organic cell enhancing ingredients, and your serum should have the highest concentration of these! A serum will not replace your Me Time, Even Pure or Pearlesque day time moisturizers or your Dream Cream or Dusk to Dawn night crèmes but simply boost and enhance their anti-aging results and your skin’s overall appearance . If you have oily combination skin sometimes a good serum can replace your moisturiser altogether but its dependent on what works for you as an individual. All in all you should use facial serums to boost the results of all the other products in your routine. Serums create channels in the pores of the skin which allow your moisturiser to penetrate far deeper than would be possible by using it solely. By using both a serum and a moisturiser daily your products become more effective and the results far more visible!
Because here at VOYA we add seaweed and a very high percentage of it into our serums it means they are even more healing and nourishing than others on the skincare market. In addition to oils and minerals, seaweed also has natural anti-aging properties that helps to improve the suppleness of your skin. Seaweed is also an emollient with tissue renewal and anti-inflammatory properties, which helps give you baby-soft skin!
The longer you use your facial serum the better. This should be a long term relationship that results in real benefits including, soothing redness, brightening your skin but also over time you will see skin damage fade and the skin’s appearance become firmer.
Specific Problem Areas!
Dry flaky patches, brown age spots from sun damage or post break out redness can be prevented by using serums, as it helps the skin repair and heal faster. Note that brown spots won’t disappear within a week but you see a vast improvement in brown spots, fine lines and wrinkles from 6-12 weeks.
(Handy Fact! -Your skin is the largest organ in the body and the last organ to receive any water we ingest. Which means that putting moisture topically on the skin is the most effective way of hydrating it.)
When to use my Facial Serum?
You can use your serum once or twice daily depending on how dry or damaged your skin condition is. We recommend applying a thin layer under your SPF or makeup to help repair skin and protect it from environmental damage and also at night time after exfoliating and cleansing you can slather it on! Night time is the most important time to use as serum as during your sleeping hours the body’s main concern is to reproduce, renew and repair cells, so the skin is reaping the optimum results from the serum.
Part of VOYA’s facial range for both combination and oily problem skin types, this super light mattifying and correcting serum has been especially designed to re-moisturise and purify the skin. It is what it implies, it is a balance-er of combination skin. Our willowherb complex will reduce the production of sebum whilst jojoba and lavender will smooth blemishes. The ultimate treatment for oily, shiny or combination skin.
Balancing Act most importantly contains Himanthalia Elongata (seaweed extract) which contains essential amino acids and vitamins A E and C which makes it absorbent, viscosity controlling, skin protecting, and can be used as a binding agent. It has a natural ability to help restore balance to skin’s moisture levels.
Soothe facial contours with its blend of Coconut and Jojoba Oil extracts high in vitamins A, E and Omega 6 with a micro relief action to help the skin restore its own moisture and fight free radicals
Directions for use
With gentle upward movements, use this fingertips to apply. Leave the skin to absorb for a few minutes before applying further products and makeup. This product can be used alone or in combination with Even Pure moisturizer. Use daily after cleansing. Use approx 2 x pumps and apply generously!
My Little Hero
Our organic facial serum is an intense blend of organic oils, designed to give the skin a boost to its natural defense. The serum is perfect for those with dryer skin and leaves you with a glowing dewy fresh appearance. These oils are naturally packed with powerful antioxidants, offering nourishment to improve radiance and bring life to dull skin. It can be used on its own or in conjunction with Pearlesque moisturiser for the most troublesome skin.
Its most important ingredient Laminaria Digitata seaweed extract has an extraordinarily high level of strong anti-oxidants. The seaweed offers immediate and noticeable effects to the skin, these include increased firmness, fine lines are reduced and skin is hydrated and protected. It helps to stimulate the production of collagen in the skin!
Handy Fact ( This serum is amazing for people on any long term medication e.g diabetics. The skin is the first part of the body to suffer when we are on medication and it can become dull and dry.)
Directions for use
Apply 1x pump and with your fingertips all over your face and neck. You can use after toning in the evening to complement Dream Crème night cream or use during the day to complement Pearlesque moisturiser as part of a daily skin care routine.