Product Guide - Serums

Product Guide - Serums

With so many products out on the market, it can be overwhelming when choosing which is right for you! This is why we have created a monthly guide for some of our favorite products! This guide will provide you with pro tips, benefits, how-to-use, and which skin types/concerns the product is best for!

This Blog will be all about Serums!

So..What exactly is a serum?

Serums are a thin oil or water based solution that is result-driven and is formulated to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin to target skin conditions. Serums can be exfoliating, hydrating, brightening, firming, or all the above!

PCA SKIN® - Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Serum $120

Why we love it:

This smoothing blend of ingredients provides deep, long-lasting hydration on three levels: on the surface, deeper in the skin and by increasing the skin’s own hyaluronic acid production. It is the best serum for Arizona’s dry weather!

Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Serum is best for:

Anyone who lives in AZ!

How to use Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Serum:
  1. After cleansing and toning, apply to the entire face and neck in the morning and evening for maximum skin hydration and plumping.

  2. Follow with the appropriate PCA SKIN broad spectrum SPF product in the daytime and moisturizer in the evening.

Pro tip:

Apply morning and night for maximum hydration! Also! The Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Serum comes in a larger 3 oz size!

PCA SKIN® - Vitamin B3 Brightening Serum $120

Why we love it:

This 6% Niacinimide serum reduces the appearance of dark spots and uneven skin tone while improving skin barrier function with this powerful skin-brightening serum.

Vitamin B3 Brightening Serum is best for:

All skin types, especially dry and concerns with discoloration.

How to use Vitamin B3 Brightening Serum:
  1. After cleansing, toning, and applying any PCA SKIN® treatment serums, apply to the entire face and neck for maximum skin brightening and anti-aging benefits.

  2. Follow with the appropriate PCA SKIN® broad spectrum SPF product in the daytime and moisturizer in the evening.

Pro tip:

Don’t forget to apply to neck and decolletage!

Face Reality - 8% Mandelic Serum $39

Why we love it:

Mandelic acid has a larger molecular weight than other alpha hydroxy acids, slowing down epidermal penetration resulting in a more even exfoliation with less irritation.

 It's like liquid gold!

Mandelic Serum is best for:

skin prone to all types of acne, folliculitis, and hyperpigmentation.

How to use Mandelic Serum:

  1. After cleansing & toning, apply 2 to 3 pumps to entire face, neck, & decolletage.

  2. Follow with the appropriate Face Reality SPF product in the daytime and moisturizer in the evening.

Pro tip:

If you are struggling with Acne, reach out to us! We would love to help out!

PCA SKIN - C&E Advanced with Hexylresorcinol and Silymarin $125

Why we love it:

This preventative advanced antioxidant formula diminishes dark spots, soothes irritated skin and reduces signs of aging.

C&E Advanced Serum is best for:

All skin types, especially dull, sun damage and uneven skin tone.

How to use C&E Advanced Serum:
  1. After cleansing, toning and applying any PCA SKIN® treatment serums, apply to the face and neck in the morning.

    You might experience a slight tingling sensation upon application.

  2. Follow with the appropriate PCA SKIN broad spectrum SPF product in the daytime and moisturizer in the evening.

Pro tip:

Mix the Vitamin C&E serum with another PCA serum for a smoother, less gritty application.

FarmHouse Fresh - Eternal Light Serum $56

Why we love it:

So lightweight and fast-absorbing, you can use Eternal Light™ day and night under any moisturizer. It’s shine-freeand also has a silky texture.

Eternal Light Serum is best for:

All skin types, especially sun-damaged, dull & uneven skin

How to use Eternal Light Serum:
  1. Use morning and night on cleansed skin.

  2. Place small dots around your face, neck, and eye area, and smooth in until thoroughly absorbed.

  3. For dry skin, follow with your favorite moisturizer.

Pro tip:

This serum is great for a smooth makeup application!

FarmHouse Fresh - Wine Down Serum - $58

Why we love it:

It’s like a large glass of antioxidants! When used at night, Wine Down’s® ingredients go to work as you sleep. You will wake up looking bright eyed and bushy tailed after just 2 hours with a compound created from vegetables and unripened fruit that makes pores look visibly smaller and hydrates so quickly, the appearance of fine lines is reduced.

Wine Down Serum is best for:

All skin types, especially sun-damaged, dull & uneven skin. It is a great preventative serum!

How to use Wine Down Serum:
  1. After you cleanse and tone, use morning and night.

  2. Place small dots around your face, neck, and eye area, and smooth in until thoroughly absorbed.

  3. For dry skin, follow with your favorite moisturizer.

  4. If using in day time, be sure to use an SPF!

Pro tip:

Double the antioxidants with a glass of red wine!

PCA SKIN® - Acne Gel $60

The Acne Gel is a serum that effectively clears existing and future acne blemishes with this fast-acting 2% salicylic acid treatment. It also helps reduce oil production and unclog pores!

 It also includes Azelaic acid to promote a clear complexion and an even skin tone.

Acne Gel Serum is best for:

All skin types, especially oily, acneic and combination skin.

How to use Acne Gel Serum:

  1. After cleansing, dispense one pump of product and apply full-face or as a spot treatment.

  2. It may be used twice daily.

  3. Follow with the appropriate PCA SKIN® broad spectrum SPF product in the daytime and light hydrator in the evening.

Pro tip:

Use as a spot treatment for occasional breakouts!

Skin Script - Ageless Hydrating Serum $33

Why we love it:

This affordable hydrating serum has a nice, light texture and is great for restoring moisture into the skin and balancing surface bi-layers.

Ageless Hydrating Serum is best for:

All skin types, especially dehydrated, dry, acneic, and milia-prone skin.

How to use Ageless Hydrating Serum:
  1. After Cleansing and toning, apply to the entire face

    Pro tip:

You can use this around the eye area for a light eye serum!

FAQ ABOUT SERUMS:

Q: Do I still need a moisturizer, if I am using a serum?

A: Not necessarily! If your serum or SPF is moisturizing/hydrating enough, moisturizers may not be necessary! Moisturizers are still extremely beneficial to apply over the serum to seal the active ingredients in!

Q: How often should I apply serums?

A: Some serums like retinol or exfoliants may just be used at night, as it can increase your skin’s sun-sensitivity. Other ingredients like hydrating & antioxidants may be used both day and night!

Q: How do I apply a serum?

A: After you cleanse and tone your skin, allow your skin to dry completely before applying serums. Dry skin is important to prevent trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL). Once you apply your serum, moisturize as needed, and wear SPF during the day.

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