I often wonder if face serums are worth their expensive price tag. Supposedly, they are a crucial component of a skincare routine packed with anti-aging ingredients that keep your skin looking young. However, because they are generally touted as offering long-term results, it’s hard to justify spending lots of money on products that don’t seem to be doing much on a day-to-day basis.
In my case, I do usually spend more on serums than other products. I figure why spend a fortune on a cleanser that is going to be rinsed off in a minute or a toner that is just going to evaporate off my skin? If serums do what they claim, then where is my credit card?
(I’m not too concerned with going all natural when it comes to serums – you want some powerful anti-aging action, you’re going to need some chemicals.)
Though skincare gurus tell you to use a serum in the morning and evening, because they are expensive, I only use them in the evening. I cleanse, spritz on some rosewater, and while my skin is still damp, I apply a bit of serum. I’ve been alternating between two as of late:
- Pai’s Rosehip Bioregenerate Oil. This is a bit of a cult product among natural beauty lovers as it is nothing but pure rosehip oil.
- Ole Henriksen’s Truth Serum Vitamin C Collagen Booster. I purchased this because of its high ratings and because I know vitamin C is an important ingredient for anti-aging.
Neither seems to be doing much for my skin in the short-term, besides providing some extra moisture. Ask me again in 25 years.