Updated: Sep 26, 2020

Serums are one of the best ways to keep the skin moisturized, resolving any issues you may be experiencing.

Breaking Down Serums: So, what exactly are serums?

Serums have a water or gel-like consistency and are specially formulated to penetrate deep into the skin. Due to their small molecular size, serums target the deeper layers of the skin rather than laying on the surface. This allows for correcting skin issues and delivering long-lasting results.

Serums are composed of active, potent ingredients that work to correct skin issues that they are formulated for. For example, the active ingredient in an anti-aging serum is one that specifically targets aging. This may be an ingredient such as glycolic acid. Glycolic acid acts to loosen and remove dead skin cells from the skin's surface resulting in brighter, fresher skin, working to treat uneven skin tone, uneven skin texture and helps to reduce the signs of aging. Active ingredients are the ideal way to give the skin the nutrients it needs while also working to heal, prevent skin damage or prevent skin problems on a cellular level.

Serums Vs. Moisturizers

For an effective skin care regimen that delivers optimal results, you need to use a serum with a moisturizer. Unlike serums, moisturizers have a thicker consistency and are designed to keep moisture within the skin while preventing moisture from leaving it. Due to the molecular size of the ingredients within a moisturizer, it lays on the skin's surface. This makes potent moisturizers difficult to penetrate the skin in order to solve skin concerns.

Although there are moisturizers that claim to correct or target certain issues (example: aging, acne, dark spots etc.) they don't have the power to correct the problem. When a serum and moisturizer are combined together into the skin, skin issues can be addressed more effectively. A serum and moisturizer together provides the skin with the necessary nutrients and optimal hydration.

In order to get the best results from a skin care regimen, the following protocol is highly recommended. Cleanse, tone, serum, eye cream, moisturizer and finish with SPF. Exfoliating and masking 2-3 times per week are added bonuses.

Are you ready for glowing skin every day?

With Covid-19 affecting everyone’s daily lives our emergency front line workers are donating their own health and safety with selflessness for others, and we would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to them.

Wearing respirators or surgical masks are vital in protecting their health and safety. The World Health Organization suggests everyone wearing a facial mask or scarf for protection from possible airborne particles from Coronavirus in public places.

Though absolutely necessary, wearing a facial mask for countless hours a day can cause an immense amount of discomfort to your skin.

Continuous pressure causes deep painful impressions, extreme dehydration, breakouts, pigmentation scarring and tearing of the epidermal layer. With time and repeated use, damage to skin's fibroblasts breaks down collagen and elastin, prematurely aging the skin.

In combination with great nutrition and proper sleep, taking care of your skin is part of a healthy lifestyle that supports a great immune system.

How to Prep your skin for wearing your surgical mask

*Cleanse the skin with a gentle gel or milk cleanser

*Apply a thin layer of hydrating serum, or a daily ceramide capsule.

*Apply a hydrating, anti aging eye cream

*Apply a moisturizer containing a mineral SPF. Titanium & Zinc have natural anti-inflammatory properties that help with skin chafing that feels similar to a sunburn on the skin.

*Apply a generous layer of lip mask or balm

After removing your surgical mask:

*Cleanse your skin with a gentle gel cleanser

*Double cleanse with a gentle milk cleanser

*Apply a hydrating serum

*Apply a hydrating anti aging eye cream

*Apply a night cream containing peptides

*Take 2 drops of facial Recovery oil & press in palms of hands. Take a deep breath in...hold...deep breath out...and apply oil to your face with a light facial massage.

*Apply a generous layer of lip mask or balm

If your skin becomes broken apply a small amount of facial balm to affected areas.


*For extremely dry skin substitute a hydrating facial masque for your day-time moisturizer at least 3 times per week. (emulsify with water and apply in a thin layer)

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