What is a face serum?
A face serum is a more concentrated liquid formula than an everyday moisturizer which helps retain moisture and elasticity. Serums are great if you want to prolong moisture and give your skin a healthy glow.
How to apply a serum?
Apply a face serum before your favorite moisturizer (day and/or night) to lock in all those skin-boosting benefits. Your skincare routine should look like this: cleanser, toner, serum, eye cream, moisturizer and sunscreen. You can apply your face oil before moisturizing or after. We think this is a personal preference based on your skin type. If you’re drier, you may want to apply your face oil after moisturizing.
If you’re not already using a facial serum, consider giving your routine a step-up with one of these amazing ‘redhead friendly’ serums.
1. For uneven skin
Earth Harbor Naturals MARINA Biome Brightening Ampoule, $30
Featured in the monthly December H2BAR Box, this ocean-blue botanical serum includes highly-concentrated adaptogenic oils to vigorously brighten and balance for an even, radiant complexion.
2. For acne-prone skin
3. For aging skin
4. For dull skin
Every redhead should have a vitamin C serum a part of their morning skincare routine. This super-potent vitamin C day serum is packed with essential nutrients, fruit enzymes, and a chronopeptide that mimics the antioxidant benefits of vitamin D, all working together to firm and brighten the appearance of the skin. Works great on those with dull, uneven skin tones and fine lines and wrinkles.
5. For redness
This formulation from PCA Skin calms, soothes and improves the appearance of sensitive skin prone to redness. Key ingredients include aldavine (a blend of brown and red algae), capparnols (calming and soothing) and bisabolol (found in chamomile).
Looking to try PCA Skin for the first time? Purchase the How to be a Redhead x PCA Skin Kit!
6. For scars and stretch marks
This nutrient-rich serum is packed with free radical-fighting antioxidants and linoleic fatty acid to help repair damage, even the skin tone, reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks, brighten, fight acne-causing bacteria, plump fine lines, hydrate and helps regenerate youthful redhead skin.
7. For increased pores
A three-in-one night serum that resurfaces, hydrates, and clarifies dull skin while you sleep, formulated with a 14% AHA/BHA/gentle flower acid blend. You may feel a slight tingle once applied. *This product is not recommended for those with extremely sensitive redhead skin.
8. For sun damage
9. For brighter skin
10. For extra hydration
Rock it like a Redhead!