Whether you’re in front of the camera like television personality Maria Menounos or behind it like the rest of us mere mortals, maintain young-looking skin by incorporating age-fighting face serums from Murad, GrandCentral Beauty, Dermasilk and Innarah.
So What’s a Facial Serum Anyway And When Do I Use It?
Facial serums penetrate the top three layers of the skin to treat and deposit nutrients, while moisturizers stop at the top layer. You should apply a serum after your toner and before your moisturizer.
Oily Skin Sufferers
As a fellow oily-skin sufferer, relating to issues that come with having pores that can’t control that oily flow is never-ending, but don’t give up hope yet because Murad T-Zone Pore Refining Serum ($42, murad.com) is to the rescue! Murad T-Zone is a gel treatment that normalizes oil production, while it keeps your pores clear, evens texture and tone and keeps your oily skin worries away.
For All Skin Types
Worn with or without makeup on all skin types, GrandCentralBeauty S.M.A.R.T. Skin Perfecting Serum+Primer ($68, grandcentralbeauty.com) is a blend of natural moisturizers, fruits and botanicals like squalane from brazilian sugar cane, apple, watermelon, lentil, rice and soybean protein that does the tough job of a primer – keeps your makeup looking new all day long. What’s fab out this serum+primer is that you can also use it under your eyes and on your lips o an instant smoothing effect.
All the way from the snails of South America – the all-natural serum Helix Aspersa is the power behind DermaSilk’s 5 Minute Face Lift – the product that tightens in a flash lasting up to eight hours and increases with regular, long-term use, prevents the appearance of future wrinkles and moisturizes. Ask the farmers in South America noticed their hands were healing and had no wrinkles after picking snails off crops in the field!
DermaSilk products are available for purchase at www.dermasilk.org or CVS, Rite Aid and Walmart.
When the environment is your enemy, call on Innarah Line Smoothing Treatment Serum ($175, doobop.com) – the serum that protects your skin from and fights against aging factors like pollutants, toxins, cultural stress and the sun’s damaging rays. This treatment serum is made with an array of antioxidants and skin-saving extracts like Alpine Rose extract, which delays the aging of cells, therefore smoothing the appearance of lines and wrinkles and Sea Buckthorn Fruit Oil, which serves as a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory combatting chronological aging.
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