Why you need a serum & some of my favorites

As a dry skinned girl, I have historically been pretty good about using moisturizer on my face and body, but I haven’t always been diligent about applying serums. In the past, using a serum just seemed like an unnecessary (and pricey) step in my skincare routine, but I got really into skin care a few years ago and, through much research, I was finally convinced that I needed a good serum (or six) in my life.

Serums contain a high concentration of active ingredients (sometimes as much as 70%) making them highly effective, and they even penetrate deeper into the skin than traditional moisturizers.  Furthermore, serums aren’t as likely to clog your pores and create breakouts because many of them are water based.  Dry skin ladies will love them because they are hydrating, and oily/combo skin individuals will rejoice because they aren’t greasy or heavy.

Read on to learn about some of the incredible benefits of face serums.

Why you need a serum and some of my clean favorites

Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum

I apply this serum each and every morning to prevent wrinkles and keep my skin looking young and bright.  I personally also find that it is a bit hydrating, so when I combine it with my daily moisturizer, dry skin isn’t much of an issue anymore.

Mad Hippie Vitamin A Serum

The vitamin A in this serum can help if you have age spots, sun damage, or wrinkles.  Thankfully, I don’t have any of those issues (yet), but I use this serum as a preventative measure.  Better safe than sorry!

Kypris Clearing Serum

I’ve raved about this serum several times on the blog, and my feelings about it today are just as strong as ever (although I have found another more budget friendly alternative).  If you suffer from chronic or even just occasional breakouts like I do, you nee this serum in your life. It’s a natural way to treat and prevent blemishes without drying out your skin.

Kypris Moonlight Catalyst

The serum is meant to be used only at nighttime to plump and renew the skin, and it also helps to prevent breakouts. In other words, it’s amazing.  I’ll admit that I actually didn’t see the big deal about Moonlight Catalyst when I first used it, but I forced myself to continue with it and eventually saw the benefits after several weeks.

Kari Gran Essential Serum

I already reviewed this serum in my Kari Gran Beauty Spotlight, and I’m obviously still a fan. If you have dry skin, this could potentially be your saving grace!

Leahlani Skincare Siren Serum

 Leahlani products never disappoint, and this one is no exception.  Now that I’ve raved about vitamins C & A above, you might want to get your hands on Siren Serum; it contains both!  I use this to revitalize my skin, improve its overall appearance, and repair any damage from past blemishes.


Want to learn even more about serums?   Check out this article from one of my favorite sites Into the Gloss! 


Do you use a serum as part of your skincare regime?  If so, what are some of your clean and green favorites?

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  1. Hi there Erin – we are so happy that you love Kari Gran as much as we do. Truly one of a kind. You’ll have to try her new SPF Serum. Hope you are well! XO

  2. While it’s true that every product in your routine should contain a skin-pleasing array of antioxidants and cell-communicating ingredients, you should have higher expectations of your serums. Why? Because the best serums are concentrated with anti-aging ingredients there just simply. Your choice for serum is really appreciable. All of serum is very effective for wrinkles.

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