Serums are must-haves for me when it comes to my skincare regime. Oh, but then again, my skincare regime is pretty extensive so… Anyway, if you thought that you could skip serum and go straight to just applying moisturiser, you’re only half right.
Serums are products that can be chock-full of moisturising ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, ceramides etc. which may seem like replacements for moisturisers. However, serums do not contain “sealing” ingredients which moisturisers have, that are used to prevent moisture from leaving your skin. Most of the time, serums are rich in ingredients to target specific skin concerns such as dullness, acne, wrinkles, dryness to name a few. For me, I battle with skin dullness, uneven skin texture, acne and dryness so serums are my lifesavers.
Here are 5 of my favourite serums that I cannot live without:
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Being in an urban jungle in this tropical climate, we often face a host of skin aggressors such as pollution and stress. We tend to pile up our skincare to counter the detrimental effects of these problems but sometimes, it’s all about going back to the basics.
Going back to the basics means focusing on simple yet effective solutions. Every month, I get a skin outbreak due to hormonal changes and what I like to do is to cut down the number of skincare products in my regime to not over-complicate things.
InstaNatural, a brand that focuses on clean and accessible skincare, has been helping me achieve hydrated and radiant skin during times like these. If you want to go natural, go InstaNatural (c/o iHerb)!
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Masking is something I can never live without in my everyday life. You may think it’s crazy, but yes, I mask every day. Due to my dry combination skin, I have to mask as often as I can, so that I can pack my skin with ample hydration and allow it to repair itself quickly.
Masking can be relaxing but for working adults like us, time is forever an issue. I often find masking a chore because of how much time I need to sacrifice at night just to do it. A usual sheet/clay mask will take you at least 20 minutes and who in the world has got time for that?!
Just as you’re fighting the thought to either sleep or mask, FOREO has its latest invention, the UFO Face Mask Device, to solve your dilemma! You only need 90 seconds to mask… say whaaat?!
Ever since I’ve started religiously using skincare products to protect my skin, I’ve always been curious about a brand called Aesop. As such, I bought my first Aesop product, the Parsley Seed Masque, with my first intern pay check a couple of years back.
Aesop was a brand that reached out to me because of its simplistic and minimalistic packaging. I love how the products are packed in dark brown bottles with black and cream-coloured labels. Each of their products have got an aromatic herbaceous scent on their own which can calm my senses. Of course, after hearing all the raves on the Internet, I had to start my Aesop journey with the Parsley Seed range!
Being a huge fan of the Parsley Seed Masque, it’s a no-brainer when Mankind approached me to discover more from Aesop. I ordered everything from the Parsley Seed range! And yep, it’s just easy to order online and get products shipped to you, isn’t it? I have with me the Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Serum, Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Facial Treatment and Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Facial Hydrating Cream. One word to describe the range – irreplaceable!
Having sensitive skin can be quite a pain, because it’s always tough to find skincare that truly helps with sensitivity. It’s especially annoying for me because I’m always attracted to new beauty products on the market but I’ll never know if they’ll trigger any sensitive reaction until I try them.
If you’re constantly experiencing redness, tightness and that itchy feeling on your skin, you might be battling with skin sensitivity issues. I’ve recently been invited to try out the La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra c/o the brand and I want to share with you my experience with the skincare range targeted at skin sensitivity.