Face serums target specific skincare concerns, from fine lines to inflammation. Even if you’re already cleansing, masking, and moisturizing, it might be the secret trick you need. If you want to level up your skincare ritual, try harnessing the healing powers of face serum.

What is face serum?

Face serums are highly concentrated formulas packed with active ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid and vitamin C. They are power-packed with active molecules, which penetrate the skin’s surface for optimal effectiveness. 

Due to their higher concentration of active ingredients, serums produce visible results more quickly than moisturizers, toners, or other skincare products. It might be tempting to skip the serum and stick to moisturizer, but research suggests that layering both products provide the best benefits.

Why should you use a face serum?

Face serums are packed with skincare benefits and are known to:

  • Brighten dull skin. As you age, your skin naturally starts losing its radiance. Applying anti-aging face serums, such as those with hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, and healing peptides, help stimulate collagen production for glowing, youthful skin.
  • Minimize dark spots. Face serums, especially those formulated with alpha-hydroxy acids, help combat dark spots and discoloration from daily UV exposure. 
  • Prevent acne. Face serums can treat just about every skincare concern out there, including acne. Benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid serums help clean pores and prevent acne.
  • Hydrate skin. Sometimes, moisturizers aren’t enough to rehydrate dry, flaky skin. Instead of relying on your face cream, apply a hydrating face serum, which might contain nourishing ingredients like hyaluronic acid, squalane, and ceramide NP to revive your skin.

How to use face serum?

Whether you’re layering multiple serums or starting slow, it should be applied as part of your daily skincare ritual. Start by washing your face with a gentle cleanser to remove makeup, dirt, and impurities. Then, rebalance your skin with toner.

After you’ve washed your face and applied toner, apply face serum by dispensing a pea-sized amount onto your palms. Rub your hands together and lightly press your palms into the skin. Then, pat the serum in outward and upward motions until your face and neck are fully covered.

Alternatively, you can use a gemstone roller to evenly distribute serum across your skin. Using one doesn’t just help maximize penetration, but the serum can also make rolling feel more comfortable and luxurious.

When you’re done applying serum, let it absorb into your skin for at least 90 seconds before massaging moisturizer over your face and neck to lock in those active ingredients and keep your skin hydrated.

Recharge your body, mind, and soul

At KNESKO, our gemstone-infused face serums revive, rejuvenate, and rehydrate dull skin. They feature our proprietary GEMCLINICAL® Technology to maximize the delivery of active ingredients into your skin. Indulge in a transformative self-care experience with our nourishing face serums and allow your skin and spirit to truly glow.