Beauty Q&A: The Importance of Serums
We’re going back to skincare basics in this week’s Beauty Q&A with our friends over at Mario Badescu. MB Head Aesthetician Elena Arboleda gives us the scoop on the importance of including serums in your skincare regimen, and what to look for in a serum to choose one most suited to your personal skincare needs.
TFR: What is the importance of a serum in a daily skincare regimen?
Elena: Serums are a very important part of the regimen because they are applied directly to clean skin. Nothing sits between your skin and serum so you need to look for a formula that is going to be most beneficial to the look and condition of your skin.
TFR: How are the benefits of using serums any different from the benefits of using other skincare products (i.e: moisturizers)?
Elena: Serums are formulated to sink into the skin and usually have a specific benefit. Moisturizers have benefits as well, but part of their function is to protect the skin from the sun and the elements.
TFR: What are the active ingredients to look for in a serum?
Elena: To target dryness, look for the power ingredient Hyaluronic Acid. Vitamin C helps to treat dullness in the skin. To help treat redness and irritation, look for Ceramids (and also calming botanicals like Aloe, Chamomile, and Azulene). And Peptides are great to promote skin elasticity!
TFR: What’s a Mario Badescu exclusive tip on how to maximize use of a serum?
Elena: You will always get the most out of any product when you choose the formula that is right for your individual skin concerns. The best thing you can do is to look at your skin in the mirror when you have no makeup on. Determine what your biggest concern is. Is it discoloration? Sensitivity? Sagging? Then choose a serum that is formulated to address that concern.
Included in Mario Badescu’s extensive line of products are a variety of serums for every skin type/concern, like the Vitamin C Serum, Peptide Renewal Serum, and Cellufirm Drops… the brand’s top 3 most popular serums. Browse the options to find the one best fit for you.