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Serums 101: Your Ultimate Guide to Serums

by Claire Hall 23 Feb 2022 1 comment

Serums 101: Your Ultimate Guide to Serums

Skin Cupid Series is back, this time on all things Serum! 
To save you from tumbling down the online rabbit hole of skincare amongst skincare, simply scroll down and find your serum match made from heaven for our skin type.

Benefits of Serums:

Facial serums have high concentrations of active ingredients such as antioxidants and vitamins, making them effective for targeting skin concerns from dry skin, dullness or ageing, due to their smaller molecules that penetrates deep into the skin.

Prescribe yourself a dosage of serum that your skin needs, or introduce it's amplified twin, an ampoule - a supercharge serum with more concentrated ingredients.

If using multiple serums, layer from thinnest to thickest, waiting a few minutes between each one. If serums are the same consistency apply your most needed one first.

Dry Skin?

Look out for serums containing Hyaluronic Acid, it helps your skin to draw and retain moisture, keeping it soft and supple - Cosrx's Triple Hydrium Ampoule,  Klairs Rich Moisturising Serum has you covered alongisde Haruharu Wonders' Black Rice Serum and additional anti-ageing benefits.  

Cosrx's Triple Hydrium Ampoule is formulated with naturally derived ingredients and therefore minimal in triggering allergens leaving your skin soothed and hydrated, Pyunkang Yul's Moisture Serum is also solely formulated with these key benefits in treating skin that is a little more on the snow flakier side.


PYUNKANG YUL Moisture Serum
KLAIRS Rich Moist Smoothing Serum
HARUHARU Wonder Black Rice Serum
COSRX Triple Hydrium

 Dull Skin?

Look out for products formulated with Niacinamide and Vitamin C, these are the best serums to brighten and fade pigmentation. Some By Mi Galactomyces' Pure Vitamin C Glow and Axis Y Dark Spot Serum are made to bring our your inner glow. Niacinamide has additional benefits such as improving uneven skin texture and tackling acne, whereas the Some by Mi serum has 10 other vitamins that help deeply nourish and protect the skin.

On the other hand, if uneven skin tone or acne scars is more troubling for you, Beauty of Joseon Glow Deep Serum may be more suited, it is scientifically curated to tackle pigmentation by suppressing melanin formulation to clear your complexion.


AXIS Y Dark Spot Serum
SOME BY MI Galactomyces Pure Vitamin C Glow
KLAIRS Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drops

Acne - Prone?

If you're an individual that is motivated by 30 day challenges, Some By MI AHA BHA PHA 30 Day Miracle Serum is just up your lane! You will notice some results after 30 days of consistent use - achieve a clearer, brighter and smoother skin by exfoliating dead skin and unclogging pores to gradually return your skin back to a balanced state. 

Isntree Spot Saver Mugwort Ampoule is equally results driven, it is uniquely extracted using the Time Drop method provides promises of quality and efficiency in achieving results of de-xtoxificaiton and skin barrier strengthening. 

Further serums with anti-inflammatory effect which is key to hosing down that surface fire thats causing these irritations and outbreaks is the COSRX's Full Fit Propolis Serum which is also puts bacteria at bay, giving your skin that deep cleanse, just like Beauty of Joseons' Glow Serum. And like the name 'Glow Serum' suggests, this little bottle of goodness offers you dual benefits.



COSRX Full Fit Propolis Serum
ISNTREE Spot Saver Mugwort Ampoule

Irritated Skin?

Dr Jart Cicapair Tiger Grass Serum and Beauty of Joseon Calming Serum are a jack of all trades, great for alleviating redness and irritation, strengthen, balance and deliver deep hydration. Similarly, Purito Centella Unscented Serum and SKIN1004 Centella Ampoule have the same calming effects for those with skin types on the sensitive side but with additional anti ageing effects promised too.


DR JART Cicapair Tiger Grass Serum
SKIN1004 Centella Ampoule
PURITO Centella Unscented Serum

Anti Ageing?

Introduce anti ageing serums into your skin care routine in your 20's as after the age of 25 our collagen production redness.

Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Probio Ampoule is a steal often compared to Estée Lauder's Advanced Night Repair Serum as a affordable dupe and has gathered a cult following due to its ability to show great results of anti wrinkle, youthful and radiant skin. 

I'm From Ginseng Serum, Neogens' Bakuchiol Serum are formulated with all natural star ingredients such Ginseng and Bakuchiol both key to boosting collagen synthesis resulting in plumper and fuller looking skin. Bakuchiol is a natural alternative to Retinol, and is derived from the Babchi plant. It hails the same benefits without the side effects that often come with Retinol.

Introducing the first spray serum, D'Alba's means this has dual purpose; to be used as a serum, toner or a mist to even set your makeup. With hydrating and brightening effects as well as anti-aging, it is your daily handbag must! To keep you looking put on the go.


MISSHA Time Revolution Night Repair Probio Ampoule 
IM FROM Ginseng Serum
NEOGEN Bakuchiol Serum
D'ALBA First Spray Serum

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1 comment

26 Apr 2023 kim
Hi, I have question❣️

if it’a possible or allow to used both axis y dark correcting glow serum with klairs vitamins c in same routine sample both used in the AM. who comes first? I purchased both so I am not sure if I can use both at the same time..thank you

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