Fab five: facial serums

With the cooler months looming ahead, keeping my skin hydrated has never been more important. The crisp cool air, plus the drying effects of heaters makes my skin more susceptible to feeling tight and looking dull, so tender loving care in the form of a facial serum is an absolute must. I highly recommend these five...
Tula Naturals Soothing Oil for Face and Body - I'd mentioned before I suffered from a bout of perioral dermatitis late last year and the treatment left the skin around my mouth and nose extremely dry, red and patchy. Tula Naturals' highly nourishing blend of oils gave my skin immediate relief from dryness and kept it hydrated when everything else seemed only to aggravate my condition. It doesn't contain any essential oils, making it suitable even for distressed, sensitive skin.

La Mav Pure Argan Oil - I think it's safe to say argan oil is fantastic for hair, but did you know it works wonders for the skin too? It is a great moisturiser; non-greasy and readily absorbed by the skin. It also boasts of healing properties - perfect for repairing damaged cracked skin and preventing any further irritation or dryness.

A'kin Pure Radiance Rosehip Oil - Deeply moisturising but easily absorbed; I love using this at night prior to my night cream and let it work its magic as I sleep. It has a strong herbal smell which I find quite calming. Skin feels softer and smoother with each use. Tip: It's super concentrated so a little really does go a long way.

Antipodes Hosanna H20 Intensive Skin-Plumping Serum - I was initially quite doubtful of this  water-based, oil-free serum ability to moisturise my dry skin but was very pleasantly surprised to find how super hydrated my skin looks and feels! And because it is water-based, it literally just melts onto my skin and plumps it up after patting it on. This is a great one to use in the hotter months as it leaves zero greasy residue.

Dermalogica C-12 Pure Bright Serum - Pregnancy and all the crazy hormones that came with it had left my skin pigmented, especially on the cheeks. I gave this brightening serum a go, without very high expectations but was amazed at the difference it made and how quickly. It gave my skin a healthy glow immediately. Skin looks clearer, brighter and the spots and ugly pigmentation have lightened with time. This is an expensive product but well worth every cent.

26 Responses to Fab five: facial serums

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I'm big on using serums to address specific skin concerns. Thanks for sharing some of your faves Trishie!

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kidgranny said...

I did not know that argan oil works well for skin too {I knew about the hair treatments}! Good to know :)

Ananka said...

Good choices. I always like to use argan oil on my hair too :-)

Jessica said...

I haven't tried any of those products. My sister recently recommended a face cleanser and moisturizer to me and I have been using the cleanser Cetaphil. It has done wonders for me.

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Jane @ anothermommablog.blogspot.com said...

I've heard a lot of good things about the Dermalogica one. It's on my list once I'm done with my current product.

Arni @ Travel Gourmande said...

I'm a big and loyal fan of Dermalogica for the last 9 years. I'm going to give this a try.

MaysaAndSunshine said...

These serums look so good. I had never been into serum much in the past but I think they help other skincare product absorb into skin more efficiently. I want to try to Dermalogica.

Rose said...

I use face serum but sparingly.

RaeAbigael said...

awesome post! thanks for sharing this :)

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Enara Girl said...

I didn't know them. Different things are sold here. I don't use serums at the moment. Hugs!

Style For Mankind said...

Fantastic post as always! I love me some serum.

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Tina Bradley said...

Couldn't agree more about the aragon oil! I use it on my hair; then, rub my hands together. My hands have never been softer! :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Argan oil is fantastic!

burntfeather said...

I like the sounds of the oil free serum and I'm yet to get on the argan trail but it only ever seems to get wonderful reviews :)

Shirley Tay said...

Great tips, Trishie! I love the use of Argan Oil for my hair, face & body. It's a one-in-all! Have a good week, dear! xoxo

libys11 said...

havent gotten into facial serums/oils.. but i love the small sizes for these products.. definitely the type that "a little goes a long way" should apply! :D

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Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

I always have issues with my skin no matter the season. I use marula oil on my skin but I have a hard time sticking with it, which is probably why I have the skin issues.

Sharon D said...

Thanks for sharing, Trishie. I have dry skin. This is helpful!

Style For Mankind said...

Lovely! Hope you have a nice and safe Friday dear! :D

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akiko hiramatsu said...

Hi!
Oh, Good choices!
I want to try it!

akiko

My Garden Diaries said...

I so needed this one friend! I have never tried serums but I hear they are very good for you....thank you for passing these on!!! Hope you are doing good Trishie!!!

sonia de macedo said...

Oh yeah, this past week I've noticed my skin visibly dry out with the change in weather, mostly my limbs though. I've had to amp up the beauty routine.

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Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

I agree that a good-quality argan oil is great for the skin, too! I really liked Pura D'Or, but the packaging of yours is much prettier :-)

And the Dermatologica serum sounds amazing! I love love love the Dr. Perricone vit C serum but it's too expensive to use on a regular basis, so I would love to find a good alternative!

Kati said...

Wow, you have quite the collection! I need that, too...
:-)

Have a great week,
-Kati

P.S.: Thanks for leaving such nice comment on my last post!

Pamela RG said...

I use fiscal serums religiously. My favourites are from Chanel. They are really very good for the skin.

Beauty Box said...

Ooo I have to try that Dermalogica serum because I've become more and more concerned with hyperpigmentation on my face. The Antipodes serum is a fave of mine too - it's so hydrating and gives my skin a big drink overnight.