The Importance of Serums

As we enter into the later months of the year, things start to visibly change. The weather, the color of the trees, even the amount of daylight. There is another very important, constantly changing factor that we cannot forget about as we transition into autumn: our skin. We are so focused on protecting our skin against the harsh UV rays all summer; more often than not, we neglect the importance of continuing a serious skincare regimen as the months grow colder. Hyperpigmentation, collagen depletion, and fine lines and wrinkles are all skin concerns that are not solely committed to the summer months. These common conditions are here to stay all year round; an excellent skincare regimen will ensure our skin improves through this new season. 

            Hyperpigmentation is typically associated with sun exposure which causes an increase in melanin production. This is why SPF is so important to assist in the protection against UVA/UVB rays. However, once the damage has been done, we will need to incorporate a corrective product. The Pro-Bright Pigment Correcting Serum with HyWhite is the ideal skin-brightening serum to fight stubborn hyperpigmentation, while providing intense hydration (very important in the colder months). This serum harnesses the benefits of alpha-linolenic acid: an essential fatty-acid that works to improve the quality of the skin’s barrier and reduce tyrosinase activity, therefore, reducing the appearance of pigment. This serum also incorporates low molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid. Low molecular weight ensures the ingredient can penetrate deeper, supplying an excess of moisture. The combination of ALA and HA ensures the skin is both corrected of stubborn pigment and protected from unwanted dehydration. 

            As we age, our collagen levels deplete causing our skin to appear more dull, dry, and crepey. One of the most sought-after anti-aging ingredients we see in skincare is some form of a retinoid. Retinoids are known to dive deep beneath the epidermis to aid in collagen production, smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, and even out skin tone. Since we are not receiving as much sun exposure during the fall and winter months, it is the perfect time to pick up a product with a next-generation retinoid. The Renew and Regenerate Night Serum combines a breakthrough retinoid, alpha-arbutin, and squalane to combat the most common signs of aging. This cocktail of ingredients defends against free radical damage, corrects uneven skin tone, and provides anti-inflammatory properties to fight off acne breakouts. This serum supports the cell turnover process, sloughing off old, dead skin cells to reveal smoother skin underneath, and works against inflammation which is a detrimental factor in the aging process. The Renew and Regenerate Night Serum is the gold standard for revealing more youthful skin. 

            Although our skin is the largest organ in our body, it is the last to receive nutritional benefit. A high-quality skincare regimen will make sure the skin gets the TLC that it deserves. It is crucial to pay attention to the key ingredients in a skincare product and understand how, and why, the product will help the skin, especially during the colder months. Skin health should remain a priority all year round, although adjustments should be made to ensure the skin is properly taken care of.