When to use them: Serums and moisturisers treat different problems, if you want to erase dark spots, pigmentation, treat dehydration and scaring use a serum. They are thinner in texture so are able to reach deeper layers of skin and absorb quickly. Moisturisers and face oils are to be used on top of serums to treat dry/oily or combination skin.
I have had a bit of a love affair with Skin Serums recently, especially Kiehl’s Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate (£49). I apply onto clean skin in the morning, curl my lashes, throw on some mascara and lip balm and off to work I go. I can’t tell you how many people have commented on how great my skin looks. The formula is creamy but non greasy, absorbs right away and leaves a fresh dewy finish which always helps you look younger. It’s so luxurious that I rarely need to use a moisturiser on top.
My love affair continued whilst working at the London Collections Menswear shows, 144 male models over two days – it’s a hard life! I found my hero product to be the Award winning Bobbi Brown Extra Repair Serum (£60). I really took a shine to it for the guys as it is more lightweight than the Khiel’s but equally as soothing and luxurious, quenching the skin providing an incredibly smooth, polished base for makeup. Especially good at lifting dull complexions.
Last but not least, I must mention the Laura Mercier Mutli Vitamin Serum’s which I use on beauty shoots and Celebrity Clients as part of my skin prep before makeup. The great thing about these two little pots of joy are the Vitamins A, C and E which activate when combined giving your skin a powerful hit of goodness. Massage in and reap the rewards.
Post written Summer 2013