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What exactly is a serum and what can it do for your skin?

by Leen Cammaerts |

Most of you already heard about serums; they work wonders in reducing wrinkles and fine lines. But there’s so much more to a serum than just that. People with dry skin, pigmentation spots or scars hugely benefit from using a serum as an addition to their daily skin care.

Do you know how a serum works and how to use it best? We are happy to tell you everything you need to know about serums!


So what exactly is a serum?

A serum is a skincare product with a high concentration of active substances. You apply a serum after cleansing so the powerful ingredients can penetrate even deeper into the skin. They are often used as an addition to a daily skincare routine for specific skin problems such as pigmentation spots, skin aging, dry spots, etc. ...

Due to the high concentration of active substances, they’re very economical in use. A serum is usually packaged in a small dropper bottle to be able to limit the dosage correctly. This way a small bottle will last you a long time!


When to use a serum? 

Serums are immensely helpful for treating both temporary skin imperfections and long-term blemishes. They tackle all kinds of skin conditions at the root of the problem since their high concentration of active ingredients acts on the deeper layers of the skin. For example, our repairing serum Kissed by a Rose, contains molecules that help reduce pigmentation spots or scars from deep inside the skin.

A serum also helps to protect the skin against harmful external influences and supports the natural regeneration of your skin. For example, with dry skin, a serum can prove to be a beneficial addition to your daily skincare routine in case your day and night cream doesn’t provide the necessary hydration.

Specific skin areas in need of special care, such as your eye area, an acne-prone chin or rosacea-prone cheeks, can be treated topically with the concentrated formulas of specialized ingredients of a serum.

On top, using a serum is the ideal skincare product to combat skin aging. Did you know that the first signs of skin aging become visible from the age of 25? Our Kissed by a Rose serum helps to reduce existing wrinkles and lines, improves skin elasticity and stimulates collagen production.

It’s a real youth elixir!

 


Summed up: what can you use our precious Kissed by a Rose serum for?

In the following specific cases you could benefit from using our serum:

  • if you suffer from pigmentation spots,
  • if you suffer from blemishes - red spots or scars, for example as a result of acne, or other irregularities -,
  • if you have dry skin
  • in case of skin aging, wrinkles and fine lines.

The nourishing, restorative effect of Kissed by a Rose is ideal for these types of skin problems.


Can I use a serum?

To know if you can use a serum, simply have a look at your skin. If your skin looks dull, has dry spots, blemishes or scars despite using a daily skincare routine, your skin could use a more intensive care to make it glow. Definitely try a serum in this case!

I have normal skin, can I also use a serum?

Even if you don't have any specific skin problems, your skin can still benefit from a serum. In this case, a serum will provide a preventive, deeply nourishing effect to prevent skin problems and skin aging. And we prefer to prevent than to cure, right?


How to use a serum?

You apply a serum after cleansing and before applying your day and night cream. This allows your serum to penetrate deep into your skin. It will prepare the epidermis for your other skincare products and will strengthen their effects. Since a serum is very concentrated, you’ll only need one or two drops. This way your bottle will go a long way! 

Apply the serum with your fingertips to the skin of your face and neck and dab lightly. Let it penetrate your skin for a few moments, before applying your day or night cream.

You can apply a serum in the morning and/or evening, depending on your skin’s needs. 

A serum is usually used for the face and neckline, but is also highly suitable for skin problems on the entire body.

Tip: Make sure you do a thorough - double - cleansing before applying your serum. Read more about the ideal double cleansing here.

  1. Dry/Normal/Sensitive Skin
    Apply a small amount of serum with your fingertips to the skin of your face, eye area and décolleté, morning and/or evening. Dab in lightly. Let the serum penetrate gently before applying your day and night cream.
  1. Oily skin/Impurities
    Use the serum on your eye area to reduce fine lines and to nourish the delicate skin underneath your eyes. 

 

#tipfromtheCÎMEteam

  • Mix a drop of our serum with your day and night cream for that extra boost. 
  • Use the serum on scars on your entire body to nourish the scar’s skin and make it fade.
  • Your skin absorbs the active substances of a serum more thoroughly after a nice skin massage. You should try it! ;) 

How does our serum Kissed by a Rose work?

Kissed by a Rose is a very concentrated and expert formulated blend of rose essential oil, and oils of rosehip, sea buckthorn and apricot kernel for intense nourishment & revitalization of the skin and neck.

Anti-aging? 

Our repairing serum, Kissed by a Rose, is rich in the rare fatty acid Omega 7 and Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids and vitamins A, B, C and E, stimulating natural cellular regeneration and restoring skin elasticity. On top, it helps to reduce fine lines, calm redness and improve complexion.



Unique formula: a blend of precious Himalayan oils

Damask rose oil

The Damask Rose is one of the most ancient roses & the most powerful and effective rose oil! 

This rose oil is a highly efficient ingredient in our formula, countering the ageing process of the skin. It purifies, revitalizes and softens the skin, and is also known for its anti-inflammatory and calming properties that help treat redness.

Did you know?  It takes 50 roses to make 1 drop of rose oil, making this a very precious oil!


Apricot kernel oil

Apricots are an important component in traditional Chinese medicine for its pharmaceutical properties. Apricot seed oil is rich in essential fatty acids such as oleic & linoleic acid as well as Vitamin A & E. It maintains skin elasticity and clarity and has excellent moisturizing properties for prematurely aged, dry or sensitive skin. Apricot kernel oil is known to penetrate your skin without leaving an oily feel on top of it and works anti-inflammatory making it perfect for eczema.

 

Sesame oil

Sesame oil is not only amazing to cook with but it’s also great for the skin. It’s antibacterial and therefore effective to reduce rashes and pimples.


Rosehip oil

This oil is pressed from the fruit of the wild rose plant that originates from the Himalayas. The oil is used for its high content in vitamin A (retinol), E, K and omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. It boosts skin regeneration and elasticity and helps to reduce fine lines and brighten the skin.

It corrects dark spots, reduces scars and fine lines and nourishes sensitive skin.


Sea Buckthorn Oil

Sea buckthorn has been used for over 1,000 years in Tibetan medicine to treat burns and skin injuries. The pulp and seeds of this orange berry contain over 40 amino acids, vitamins A, B-1, B-2, B12, C (7 times as much as a lemon!) and E as well as essential fatty acids Omega 3, 6 and 9. And it's a rich source of Omega-7, a precious essential fatty acid vital to collagen production and skin regeneration. It nourishes the skin deeply, reduces discoloration and fades blemishes + it’s anti-aging. It promotes cell regeneration and helps with elasticity. On top, it provides your skin with a golden glow!


Rosemary oil

Rosemary is actually a great ingredient to reduce puffiness under the eyes, making it great to use as an eye treatment. It helps to reduce acne and signs of aging.  


Let roses kiss your skin and immerse yourself in a wonderful smell and smooth texture with Kissed by a Rose.

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