Often considered a “hero product” in skincare, serums offer immediate and long-lasting targeted results for many skin issues. While serums of the past were used to achieve a focused result, such as wrinkle reduction, calming redness, and hydration, according to Melanie Timms, director of marketing innovation and education for CBI Laboratories, many of today’s serums are multi-targeted to treat several issues at once. Benefits are dependent on the active ingredients. Here are some of the most effective ingredients in serums today.
Alpha Hydroxy Acids: Rejuvenate the skin
Copper Peptides: Boost the synthesis of collagen and elastin
Grapeseed Oil: Decreases inflammation and delivers powerful antioxidants to the skin
Green Tea: Fights against free radicals to maintain a smooth, balanced, and radiant complexion
Hyaluronic Acid: Maintains the survival and longevity of epidermal stem cells
Kojic Acid: Treats acne, hyperpigmentation, and photo-aging.
L-arginine: Repairs and prevents cell damage, promotes collagen synthesis, and increases skin elasticity
Mandelic Acid: Promotes collagen synthesis and increases skin elasticity for younger-looking skin
Resveratrol: Reduces the appearance of dark spots and limits the pigmentation process
Salicylic Acid: Treats acne, hyperpigmentation, and photo-aging.
Vitamin A: Boosts collagen production and improves anti-aging
Vitamin C: Brightens skin and protects it from sun damage
Vitamin E: Fights free radicals, speeds up cell regeneration, and protects skin from sun damage