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How To Pick The Best Booster Serum For Your Skin Type

Hello, and welcome to the magical, whimsical world of skincare! Here, all concoctions and elixirs promise to transform your skin into a radiant masterpiece. Amongst them, there’s something that stands out - booster serums. In its true sense, these are skin potions that elevate your skin health and tackle skin woes like no other. But anyone who's ever walked down the skincare aisle knows that with so many options available, it is easy to get overwhelmed. We’ve got you. Along with jotting down the many benefits of face serums, our ultimate serum guide will help you choose ‘the one’ (or more) for your skin type. With Simple Skincare, everything is simplified!

In This Article:

What Is A Serum?

How Do Serums Work On Your Skin?

What Is A Serum?

What exactly makes those little dropper bottles equipped with so much power? Serums are nothing but high-performing, concentrated formulas made with potent ingredients that can penetrate deep into your skin to target skin concerns with precision.

How Do Serums Work On Your Skin? 

Okay, now it's time to get down to the nitty-gritties. The reason why serums can do what they do—whether it is fighting the dragon of dryness or beat up the troll of pigmentation—is because of their formulation. Compared to moisturisers, serums have a smaller molecule size. This allows them to directly deliver powerful active ingredients to the deeper layers of your skin, addressing concerns like fine lines, dark spots, acne and uneven texture.

Now the only thing that stands between you and healthier skin is knowing the kinds of serums out there and what they can do for you.

What Are The Different Types Of Face Serums?

Serums allow you to customise and level up your skincare routine as per your skin’s needs. A cleanser, moisturiser and sunscreen have predefined jobs, but serums are your playground. As each serum is designed to address specific concerns, this is your chance to add specialised ingredients that other products might have missed.

1. Hydrating Serum

Does your skin feel tight or scaly? Then what you need is a hydrating serum. As the name goes, a hydrating serum can attract and trap moisture into your skin, leaving it supple, plump and hydrated. Our Simple Booster Serum 3% Hyaluronic Acid + Vit B5 is the best serum for dry skin. This pro-level hydrator is formulated with Pentavitin technology which is known to offer 72 hours of hydration. Not just that, it can also improve your skin’s texture and soothe irritated skin. It does what it says, as 3 out of 4 consumers agreed to feel instantly hydrated skin. Free from harsh chemicals and 2000+ baddies, this serum is suitable for all skin types.

2. Barrier Strengthening Serum

With the right serum, you can trade off some years of your life and smoothen out those pesky fine lines and wrinkles. Don’t believe us? Our 5% Vitamin F + Pro Ceramides Booster Serum is built with Pro Ceramides that strengthen your skin barrier, protect against collagen degradation and provide antioxidants that all work tirelessly to fend off signs of ageing. With age, your skin loses its ability to produce enough collagen, leading to sagging and wrinkles. But not under our watch. Time may be relentless, but that doesn't mean your skin has to surrender!

3. Brightening Serum 

Life is short, and we ain’t got time for dull, lacklustre skin! If your skin is craving for a pick-me-up, or you’re looking for an answer for your dark spots and pigmentation, you need our 10% Vitamin C+E+F Booster Serum. This face serum for glowing skin is formulated with the power-packed trio of Vitamin C, E and F, which fetches 3x brighter skin, reduces the appearance of age spots and improves skin firmness. Add this brightness brigade to your vanity to say hello to that lit-from-within glow!

4. Oil-Controlling Serum 

Do you avoid wearing a moisturiser or sunscreen because it makes your skin oily? Do you end up washing your face 59340 times a day? Cease all activities, immediately. Here’s what is happening: your skin is overcompensating for lack of hydration by producing more oil. It sounds bizarre but it is true. You may also notice blackheads/whiteheads/acne or large pores. Now coming onto the good part, Niacinamide is an ingredient that can handle this tricky situation. It hydrates skin, controls excess oil and minimises the appearance of large pores. So end your hunt for the best serum for oily skin with our 10% Niacinamide Booster Serum which does the job with unparalleled efficiency.

How To Choose The Right Serum For Your Skin?

Now that you have a better overview of the types of face serums, this foolproof guide will help you pick your serum saviour.

1. Know Your Skin

What is your skin type: dry, oily, combination or mature? What is your arch-nemesis: dryness, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, or breakouts? Pinpointing your skin type and specific concerns is the first step in selecting the right serum.

2. Analyse Ingredient Lists

Always flip the bottle and read the ingredient list like a comic book. You can only decipher a serum’s effectiveness through its ingredients. Hunt for skin-loving ingredient(s) that suit your skin type.

3. Texture And Formulation

Serums can be water-y to gel-like and even oil-based. Oily skin might fancy a lightweight, water-based serum, while dry skin craves the richness of an oil-based elixir. Listen to your skin's needs and pick a texture that suits it best.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:1 When should I apply face serum in my skincare routine?

A. In the AM, you can start with a cleanser, serum, moisturiser and sunscreen. In the PM you can go with a cleanser, serum and night cream. You can also add other products like a toner or essence before applying the serum.

Q:2 How much serum should I use each time?

A. You only need three dots for your face. One on both cheeks and one on your forehead. You can then gently tap it into your skin or gently massage it until absorbed.

Q:3 Can I use different face serums at the same time?

A. Yes! You can layer your serums. Ensure that you apply the serum with a thinner consistency first. Avoid layering exfoliating serums with other potent serums.

Rhea Shah
Written by Rhea Shah on Jan 17, 2024
Rhea has banked on her passion for writing and beauty to be where she is today. When she isn't looking up fancy synonyms for simple words aka working, she is either traveling, making travel plans, or exploring a new restaurant.
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