The skincare series: why should I use a serum?

Welcome to the second part of my skincare series, looking into about those added extras to your skincare regime. Today I'm talking about serums.

What is a serum?

A serum is a concentrated liquid that offers properties such as anti-ageing, anti-redness, and hydration. They are usually lightweight and designed to be used before your moisturiser.

Why should I use one?

They can help give targeted results that your regular moisturiser won't be able to do. They often contain added vitamins and anti-oxidants in higher doses, and serums are generally made up of smaller molecules so can penetrate deeper into the skin for a more effective result.

How do I apply it effectively?

Usually, one to two drops or pumps is enough to cover your entire face and neck. Distribute evenly between your fingers and using a gentle rolling motion, press into skin. All serums will absorb quickly and then apply your regular moisturiser over the top. Use it morning and night for best results.

Which ones should I buy?

For hydration - Bioderma Hydrabio serum

For calming/sensitive skin - S5 calm serum

For radiance - Jurlique Herbal Recovery Advanced Serum or Elemental Herbology Cell Food

Do you use a serum? What's your favourite?



  1. I'm currently using S5 Calm Serum and I love it. I hadn't thought to use a serum until I received the sample in the Beauteco Box last month.


  2. I love serums and can't be without them now. I've tried loads, but KIKO Skin trainer is a great and affordable product . Xx


    1. I've never tried a kiko serum, i'll have to give it a go x

  3. I've never used a serum but I may start using one aimed at hydration as my skin can sometimes appear dry - especially in the winter x


    1. definitely give one a try, it should help x

  4. I love serums, there are so many that I want to try xx

    Beautyqueenuk xx

  5. Great post! I kind of use a serum but not like these, I've been using the clarins lotus oil treatment recently and have found its really helped my skin!


  6. I'm currently using Hydraluron but my favourite serum for radiance by far is the Ole Henriksen Truth Serum - pricey but incredible! xx

  7. I adore using a serum and its a step I look forward too.
    The Jurlique one is a favourite of mine and is so nice, in the winter I need products that help give me radiance.
    My favourites are Pixi Vitamin Liquid - this is good for radiance and also the Aesop Parsley Seed Anti Oxident Serum - this is good for calming

  8. I use Makeup Primer by Arbonne. A vitamin rich makeup primer that visually diminishes fine lines and pores creating a canvas for flawless makeup application. I absolutely love it and it feels like silk when I'm applying it. https://secure.myarbonne.co.uk/arbonne/chester.nsf/p1/1?OpenDocument&shoppingcart=1 Give this one a whirl and if you need any more information just let me know.


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