13 Ingredients You'll Want in Your Serums

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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 

 

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