This week in the Green Keratin blog spotlight is the Anti-Oxidant Boost Facial Serum, your one stop shop for gorgeously nourished and rejuvenated looking skin. If you are one of the many that have yet to jump wholeheartedly onto the serum bandwagon, you might be wondering what on Earth a serum actually is. Well, it is a product that should be applied following cleansing and before moisturising, aiming to deliver a powerful dose of ingredients to the skin. Serums are a great addition to any skincare routine because they are potent, enabling you to deliver tailored remedies to your skin before your moisturiser is applied. The beauty of facial serums is what is not included. Unlike lotions or moisturisers, they don’t contain any excess fluid, which just leaves a high concentration of active ingredients which are just waiting to be absorbed!
I see facial serums as one of the most critical aspects of any skincare routine, and so many beauty gurus share these sentiments. If you are not currently using a serum, then you may be doing your skin a great disservice. After all, who wouldn’t want their skin to have a potent dose of the best ingredients?
So what sets the Anti-Oxidant Boost Facial Serum apart? Well, you only have to look at the ingredients to figure it out.
This carefully crafted formula contains some of the best anti-oxidative ingredients to help rejuvenate your skin. But why exactly should you be looking for anti-oxidants within your skincare products? Every day your skin is battling against different sources of oxidative stress: sun damage from UVA and UVB rays, environmental pollution, and even oxidative material in the body. Without getting too bogged down by the science, oxidative stress causes the formation of free-radicals, which are unpaired oxygen molecules. These free radicals are renowned for causing intense damage to skin cells, therefore leading to premature ageing.
But, never fear, by using a serum with lots of lovely anti-oxidative ingredients, you can help your skin fight against this damage. This formulation contains Vitamin E as well as Green, White and Rooibos Teas, all powerful antioxidants. The teas are a perfect addition to this formula because they have anti-inflammatory and astringent properties.
Repairing the Appearance of Skin
This serum is also perfect in aiding the repair of damaged skin cells, making it ideal for those with more mature or sensitive skin types. In particular, the Anti-Oxidant Boost Facial Serum is formulated with Vitamin C and Premium Neroli Flower Oil. Vitamin C helps to protect and promote the repair of the skin. Vitamin C aids in the skins repair because of its role in promoting collagen synthesis, helping to combat any damage that may have been caused to cells by oxidative stress. The Anti-Oxidant Boost Facial Serum ensures that your skin is looking radiant by assisting in the skin's natural recovery process. The Premium Neroli Flower Oil is a particularly exciting new addition to this formulation. This oil is fantastic for rejuvenating the skin, promoting a smoother and more even complexion, while also fighting against broken capillaries.
A great serum isn’t complete without some fabulously hydrating ingredients, and that is why this formulation includes Hyaluronic Acid. Here at Green Keratin, we love Hyaluronic Acid because it is the powerhouse of all moisturising ingredients. With the ability to bind up to 1000 times its own volume in water, Hyaluronic Acid is perfect for ensuring your skin looks plumped and nourished. During the cold winter months, dehydration can become people’s number one skin concern, and this can have disastrous effects, leading to the skin looking completely lacklustre and even exaggerating the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
This formulation also contains Vitamin A Palmitate, an ingredient known for its nourishing, protecting and anti-inflammatory properties. Vitamin A Palmitate is great to use in natural skincare products for those with dry and mature skin because it leaves the skin feeling nourished and hydrated.
Tips for Use
This serum is ideally suited for those with dry or damaged skin, making it a great serum for winter, when everyones skin could do with a little bit of a boost. Trust me, if you have felt that you skin is feeling a bit lacklustre, then this serum could be the perfect product to help you revitalise your complexion.You can use this serum as part of both your morning and evening skincare routine. All you have to do is apply a few dots all over the face after cleansing, focusing on the problem areas of your complexion such as the cheeks and forehead.
Remember: A little goes a long way, especially with this serum, so only use enough to give your skin a healthy looking complexion, without making it look greasy.
Gently massage the serum into your skin using small, upward motions to give your complexion a healthy boost. Make sure that you let the serum absorb into the skin for a couple of minutes before applying the other products from your routine, this is just so that you will feel the maximum benefits! One of my favourite things about this serum is the consistency, it’s a very lightweight, almost lotion consistency. This means that you can use the smallest amount for your entire face and it absorbs almost immediately, without leaving your skin feeling greasy.