Which serum is right for me?
Choosing the serum that's right for us is never easy.
Between the changes of seasons, the environment, our hormones that often do as they please and the stress of daily life, the needs of our skin are constantly evolving and treating important skin concerns requires as much patience as well as well-chosen active ingredients.
Thanks to their aqueous texture and low molecular weight, the serums are immediately absorbed by the epidermis, acting as precious carriers of magical ingredients deep within our epidermis.
That's why they are essential in any skin care routine, as they are the only treatments that can really make a difference, but they must also be applied before a moisturizer or oil in order to do their job properly.
If you haven't yet found the serum you need, follow the guide!
Help my thirsty skin!
Skin that lacks bounce, tightness and small pillow marks long after waking up is undoubtedly dehydrated.
The undisputed hero of thirsty skin is hyaluronic acid, which can retain up to 1,000 times its weight in water and instantly smoothes fine expression lines.
It is crucial to satisfy the appetite of this small molecule, which is very, very greedy for water, with a suitable moisturizing cream and if possible, to seal it with a fine oil that will prevent future water loss.
Help, my skin is dull
The secret to a radiant complexion? Vitamin C! This super vitamin acts as an environmental antioxidant shield that not only protects our cells and prevents premature skin aging, but also boosts our collagen production and unifies the complexion by slowing down the synthesis of melanin, which is responsible for the appearance of small pigmentation spots.
For an even more impressive result, alternate between a vitamin C serum in the morning and an AHA treatment at night. Whatever happens, don't forget to apply sunscreen daily (yes, really!).
Help, I've got spots
The causes of hyperpigmentation are as numerous as they are varied, and although no skin treatment can be used to eliminate particularly widespread or old spots, certain ingredients can still make a difference.
Among them, vitamin C slows down the synthesis of melanin, which is responsible for the appearance of spots, while gradually unifying the complexion. For a more targeted action, niacinamide (or vitamin B3) blurs the appearance of existing spots and also acts as an anti-inflammatory, preventing the appearance of permanent scars that often occur after a pimple.
Vitamin A and its derivatives of the retinoid family is also particularly effective, although it is not recommended for sensitive and reactive skin. And then, the best weapon against blotches obviously remains adequate sun protection.
Help, I have a rash
No skin is sensitive by default. A diet that does not suit us, daily stress, pollution, our environment or a succession of products that are too large and too frequent all lead to the deterioration of our protective skin barrier and therefore to the sensitisation of our epidermis.
If our skin can no longer tolerate anything and reddens uncomfortably at the slightest attention, a routine that is as minimalist as possible is essential. Once our epidermis has become less comfortable, the introduction of niacinamide and anti-inflammatory active ingredients will allow us to gradually rebuild our precious hydro-lipidic barrier.
Help, I've got a button!
To preserve a flawless complexion and prevent the appearance of painful pimples, we use anti-inflammatory ingredients such as salicylic acid, which also helps to get rid of excess sebum and dead cells, as well as antibacterial active ingredients such as micronized silver.
As for night care, we opt either for a retinol-based treatment if our tolerance allows it (and if we are really dealing with recurring acne), or for a treatment with AHA acids such as glycolic or lactic acid, which will gently exfoliate the skin to prevent the appearance of future blemishes.