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Shahnaz Loves Beauty

Face Serums

I have definitely become a skincare junkie since beauty blogging and also with getting older. Taking care of my skin is so important and using a face serum is key in my every day beauty routine. Why? Because serums deliver powerful ingredients directly into the skin. Your cleanser and moisturiser they are also important but a serum is the most important. I have loads of them, some deliver my Vit A ,Vit C and other key ingredients. It really depends on what my skin needs. Face serums are a great way to target key conerns like fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation a dull complexion the list goes on. Due to serums being made up of smaller molecules they can penetrate deeply into the skin and deliver a very high concentration of active ingredients. YES PLEASE.

I know people get confused when it comes to choosing a serum. They are not moisturiers and shouldn’t be used in place of them, you really should have both. Lots of serums contain Hyaluronic Acid that helps lock moisture into your skin.  However moisturisers are much richer and really add that extra punch of moisture. Plus they create a barrier to keep all those active ingredients locked in.

I have a load of serums in my skincare stash but in this post I am focusing on 3 the Mavala Anti-Age Pro Serum (R790) Filorga Hydra Hyal (R850) and the Lamelle Correctives RA 3.0 serum (R780). They are 3 very different serums focusing on different skin concerns which I wanted to share with my readers.

Mavala Anti-Age Pro Serum:

I absolutely fell in love with them and its definitely a favourite of mine. The serum helps defend the skin in the day and renews it at night. Infused with antioxidants that makes skin so radiant and more youthful after use. It contains chronopeptides to stimulate the skin’s protective potential by being able to mimic the benefits of daylight on the skin, and thousands of alpine rose stem cells whose resistance to extreme climate give them unique anti-ageing properties. Organic silicium and antioxidants provide the skin with protection from environmental stressors, while hydrating skin and diminishing wrinkles. Apply day and night to get the full benefits of the serum.

Filorga Hydra Hyal Intensive Hydrating Plumping Concentrate:

This beauty was recommend to me by one of my besties Fiona. Even though I love the brand I hadn’t actually tried it. The serum hydrates the skin immediately from within and restores radiance and suppleness. The Filorga Hydra Hyal contains four types of hyaluronic acid, two plant-based boosters to stimulate the production of the hyaluronic acid in the dermis and epidermis, while the NCTF complex restores the skin’s fresh-looking and clear appearance. The gel actually absorbs quickly into your skin leaving it feeling really fresh with a natural glow. Can be applied day and night for some serious hydration.

Lamelle Correctives RA 3.0 Serum:

This serum is perfect for those looking to add retinol into their skincare routine. I really have loved using this one. This oil based serum gives such a beautiful glow to the skin. Retinol is known for being a skin smoother and plumping agent I will be chatting more about why using Retinol next week, but its really important to have in your skincare routine. The Lamelle serum is basically a fast acting remedy for fine lines and wrinkles containing 3% retinol, the super hydrating squalene, avocado oil that’s a skin conditioning agent, a highly effective stable form of Vitamin C and an emollient derived from coconut oil. Its a perfect serum to help with the early signs of ageing. Apply a few drops at night and wake up to gorgeous looking skin.

Choosing your Serum:

When it comes to choosing a serum you can’t always go with one. Invest in a few over time but definitely choose one that’s got A and C they are two key active ingredients. Get to know your ingredients and do your research.

If you are acne prone look to add in Vitamin C, if your skin is dry then then Vit E, skin is dull look for antioxidants like Green Tea. Over the next few weeks I will be chatting about different ingredients in more detail so watch this space.

Shahnaz x