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There are so many types of skincare serums on the market that picking the right serum for your skin's individual needs can get...well, a bit confusing.
In order to help you understand which skin serum is appropriate for you, we are going to break down our top 4 serums and how they may help address your needs. All products below are MEDICAL GRADE, which means each product contains high amounts of stable, quality ingredients.
The first serum on our list Brightening Vitamin C serum is the from the Skin Integrity Skincare line by Ananya Aesthetics. Vitamin C has many functions. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that can be massaged onto skin to treat and prevent changes associated with sun damage, melasma and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Niacinamide is a form of Vitamin B3, that has many functions. This also helps treat and protect against sun damage. It helps minimize pores, fine lines, and wrinkles. It also helps regulate oil production, reduce redness/blotchiness, and can help repair the outer layer of the skin. Talk about a product that has double the value!
Vitamin C also helps promote collagen production but can be used to treat rosacea through its potential anti-inflammatory activity. It is important to note that Vitamin C is equally effective against both UVA and UVB. But not all Vitamin C is considered stable. The most stable form is magnesium ascorbyl phosphate.
This powerhouse of a product also contains Niacinamide! Niacinamide is a form of Vitamin B3, that has many functions. This also helps treat and protect against sun damage. It helps minimize pores, fine lines, and wrinkles. It also helps regulate oil productions, reduce redness/blotchiness, and can help repair the outer layer of the skin. Talk about a product that has double the value!
Hyaluronic acid is such a buzz word in skincare today, but there are different types. An ideal product has BOTH small fractionated hyaluronic acid as well as big hyaluronic acid molecules. The fractionated hyaluronic acid molecules are those small pieces that can travel deep down into your skin and train your skin cells to hydrate itself. The big hyaluronic acid molecules fill in the lines on the surface of your skin to provide smooth appearing skin. Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid contains both type of molecules, and as an extra bonus, can help with skin cell regeneration!
The Illuminating Hydropeptide is an incredible serum. Let's take a look at some of its main ingredients that make it so incredible. It contains hyaluronic acid, polyglutamic acid (PGA), and Acetyl Hexapeptide-8. We already talked about the amazing moisturizing and other helpful benefits of hyaluronic acid above.
PGA is an ingredient that is not as well known as hyaluronic acid, but it holds WAAAAYYYY more moisture. And we think it is just a matter of time before the secret is out!
It helps maintain healthy hydration levels, decreases fine lines and wrinkles, and it supports the skin's natural exfoliation process resulting in minimized pigmentation.
Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 is a mighty peptide sometimes referred to as "Botox in a jar" (or in this case, a bottle). This is because Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 is used to reduce the appearance or wrinkles brought on by facial expressions (smiling, frowning, or furrowing for example). It is one of the most powerful active ingredients that helps promotes the skin's natural production of collagen-I, which is a crucial protein found in over 85% of the facial skin.
Did you know like your gut, your skin has both good and bad bacteria? That's right! At this moment, there are thousands of microbes on your skin (AKA microbiome) that are fighting against pathogens you are exposed to on a daily basis. But when there’s a lack of good bacteria, your skin becomes weaker against environmental threats that could end up causing visible effects like acne. And as we age, our skin microbiome becomes less balanced. And when the skin's microbiome is unbalanced, the skin’s ability to create new collagen and produce new cells is diminished. This makes the healing process much slower. It’s also common for the skin to be very sensitive, red, easily irritated, and difficult to keep hydrated. Oh my!
But not to worry, similar to how Probiotics are used for gut/colon health, with Microbiome Balance, you can maintain a healthy pH and microbiome thus creating healthier, balanced skin.
Your skin is the largest organ of your body and it is important to take care of it. And these are just a few serums that can help you up your skin care game.
Samantha Lucero-Daga, DNP
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