4 tops tips to effectively apply natural face serums

Cleanse, tone, moisturise - what more could there be? Well, if you haven’t added an oil based face serum into your skincare routine, you could be missing out. Face serums are rich, lightweight moisturisers that contain a higher concentration of active ingredients than standard facial moisturisers, and they can help deliver some serious skin benefits.

Think of facial serums as a shot of concentrated nutrients to add extra oomph to your complexion. The majority of creams on the market are composed of about 90% wax and water. LOVESKIN Facial Serums are packed with powerhouse natural ingredients designed to penetrate skin in ways typical moisturisers simply can’t. It means they deliver intense doses of collagen builders, antioxidants, and other anti-aging ingredients deeper into the epidermis where they’re most beneficial.

Bioactive botanical blends are liquid gold for your skin. Packed full of powerful anti-oxidants, richly hydrating oils, and natural anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial ingredients, all LOVESKIN serums are carefully formulated to keep your skin balanced, hydrated and nourished skin. Our eco-conscious serums are clean, non-toxic and contain no synthetics.

Oil based serums are the best source of hydration for your skin. The key to a youthful glow is keeping your skin hydrated and oils are your best friend in this battle quest. LOVESKIN facial serums contain plant extracts and essential oils which support the skin’s naturally occurring lipid barrier. These lipids help to seal in moisture and keep your skin balanced. They also help to protect it from environmental damage which can lead to acne and premature ageing. Goodbye, ageing skin!

Contrary to popular wisdom, people with oily skin and acne can use a facial oil serum. Oily skin is actually a symptom of imbalanced skin, often caused by harsh foaming cleansers. You can read more about why we think foaming cleansers are bad news here. Traditional approaches to skincare have us fighting against acne or oily skin by trying to rid the skin of the oil it naturally produces. We know it sounds counter-intuitive, but your skin is producing extra oil to try to compensate for the natural oils you’ve stripped during the cleansing process. Adding oil to your skin care routine can actually help balance your skin’s oil production, giving you a luminous glow.

There’s a face serum suited to every skin type. With blends designed for dry/mature, sensitive and combination/ oily skin, we have a face serum to suit your skin. Intended for daily use on dry or mature skin, LOVESKIN Arohanui Facial Serum is a heavenly, rich blend of natural and certified organic botanical oils with the utmost hydrating and moisturising properties. Collagen-boosting avocado oil is meticulously blended with hemp seed oil to support healthy skin cells and give skin a youthful glow. Containing notes of German Chamomile and Sweet Orange, this highly concentrated serum will nourish and repair, using powerful essential fatty acids and antioxidants to restore essential moisture. LOVESKIN Waiwai Facial Serum brings together hero ingredients of borage oil and rosehip oil to calm inflamed skin and improve the appearance of fine lines, whilst delivering a burst of moisture to dehydrated skin. The careful combination of these natural skin elixirs mean that your Waiwai Facial Serum supports skin without aggravating, making it a must-have for anyone with sensitive skin. LOVESKIN Kiri Aroha Facial Serum is a heavenly composition of natural and certified organic botanical oils, including heavy-hitters like avocado oil, vitamin E, and skin-loving German Chamomile. Designed with combination and oily skin in mind, the essential fatty acids and antioxidants in this meticulously blended serum will ensure oily skin remains nourished, balanced and conditioned without overstimulating the skin’s natural oil production. Once you’ve found your complexion-boosting soul mate, here are four great tips for applying these powerful elixirs for maximum effect:
  1. Cleanse well. Serums should always be applied to clean skin so that the highly concentrated and active ingredients can penetrate your skin. Draw some warm water to hydrate your face cloth. Massage your LOVESKIN Tui Cleanser onto your neck and décolletage, in small circular motions, to rid impurities as you breathe in the natural rose aroma. Remove your cleanser with the warm damp cloth, taking care not to drag or pull at the skin.
Expert tip: Cold water will close pores, obstructing the serums’ goodness from penetrating your skin. Always was your face with warm water.
  1. Gently tone. Tilt your head upward and mist your face with the Kakara Rose Mist, as you take a moment to inhale. Appreciate the sensation of the fine rose particles settling on your skin, as well as the subtle, calming scent.
  1. Apply serum to damp skin. Apply serum to damp skin after cleansing and misting with an alcohol-free toner for quick, deep absorption. Slowly, press down on the pump 2 to 3 times or use the dropper to release 3 to 4 drops of your chosen hydrating facial serum into your open clean palm. Rub your palms to together to distribute your serum evenly into both hands. Massage the rich, botanical blend onto your neck and décolletage, taking extra care under your eyes. Relax in the sensation of your skin becoming noticeably hydrated and know that the act of doing so is good for both skin and soul.
Expert tip: Moistened skin is more permeable than dry skin, making it easier for your products to work their magic.
  1. Less is More. Remember, a small amount can go a long way with super concentrated rich botanical oils. To get the most bang for your buck, use just a few drops. You can always add more if needed.