5 Corrective Serums to Tackle Your Biggest Skin Problems

Why Serums?

Serums are powerhouses in your skin care routine. Typically, lightweight with a high percentage of active ingredients, they target the effects of aging and specific problems. Unlike cream formulations, serums allow concentrated amounts of active ingredients to effectively penetrate the deeper layers of your skin. The percentage of potent ingredients found in high quality serums means a little goes a long way and just a few drops is all you need. This targeted approach leads to impressive results within a few weeks of consistent use.

Skincare Buzzwords

You have likely come across terms like glycolic acid, niacinamide, and hyaluronic acid. These ingredients are often featured in skincare products, but do you know how they benefit your skin?

Glycolic Acid – helps to facilitate the skin’s natural exfoliation process to improve skin texture and tone while reducing the buildup of dead skin cells. It’s great for those with blemish prone and dull skin.

Niacinamide – also known as Vitamin B3, is ideal for those with unwanted pigmentation. It strengthens the skin’s moisture barrier and improves the appearance of discoloration.

Hyaluronic Acid – is a natural component of your dermis and soft tissues. It’s capable of holding 1000 times its weight in water. When applied topically, or transdermally through microneedling, it delivers long-lasting hydration. It is suitable for all skin types particularly those with dry or aging skin.

How to Use Corrective Serums

It’s best to apply serums before other products to allow them to penetrate the deeper layers of skin. After a minute or two apply cream or gel moisturizer.

AM/PM Skincare Routines

SkinCeuticals Corrective Serums for Common Skin Concerns

Blemish + Age Defense



Blemish + Age Defense – for acne prone skin

This oil-free serum contains a potent combination of acids to reduce excess oil, minimize blemishes and prevent acne formation. It contains 3.5% glycolic acid to facilitate exfoliation, 2% dioic acid which diminishes acne forming bacteria and evens skin tone, and 1.5% salicylic acid to refine pores.

H.A. Intensifier



H.A. Intensifier – for aging skin

A multi-functional serum used to amplify the skin’s hyaluronic acid levels by 30%. The magic formula is 10% proxylane which restores water to skin, and 2.2% purple rice/licorice root extract which prevents the natural breakdown of hyaluronic acid. H.A. Intensifier also contains 1.3% hyaluronic acid. This corrective serum is essential for anyone who has had a lip augmentation or filler to help maintain their results. It improves the appearance of crow’s feet, eyelids, and fine lines around the mouth.

Discoloration Defense



Discoloration Defense – for melasma, stubborn brown patches, and post acne marks

Discoloration Defense is formulated with 5% niacinamide to reduce discoloration and blotchiness, 5% HEPES to exfoliate and even skin tone, and 3% tranexamic acid to minimize the reoccurrence of skin discoloration. A good option to Hydroquinone, which is a bleaching serum.

Retexturing Activator



Retexturing Activator – for uneven skin tone and texture

Dual-action serum that hydrates and gently exfoliates the skin. Ideal for individuals sensitive to acids and retinol, including patients with rosacea. Retexturing Activator can also be layered on top of retinol to reduce the flakiness that retinol causes. It contains 25% hydroxyethyl urea/aminosulfonic acid compound which breaks the bonds that bind dead skin cells to the skin’s surface and help promote the skin’s natural exfoliation process.

Redness Neutralizer



Redness Neutralizer – for rosacea and flushing

A lightweight gel-cream formulated with NeuroMed complex, a combination of palmitoyl tripeptide-8 and eperua falcata bark extract which combat environmental triggers. It also contains bisabolol which calms skin and soothes the feeling of irritation, stinging, and burning. It reduces redness, flushing and blotchiness and reinforces the skin’s protective barrier to improve texture and radiance.

You can purchase any of these corrective serums along with other SkinCeuticals products at our office.

Not sure which serums are best for you? Call our office at 250-372-9995 to schedule a consultation.

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SkinCeuticals: Benefits of integrated skin care!

Achieving and maintaining great skin is attained by integrating state-of-the-art clinical procedures, professional treatments, and advanced homecare.

Kamloops Skin Solutions is excited to incorporate SkinCeuticals Professional Treatments including, Chemical Peels and antiaging protocols which will improve the health and appearance of all skin types. 

Our Professional Protocols are designed to be customizable for before/during/ and after in-office procedures to maximize patient benefits and enhance results. 

Come see how SkinCeuticals Professional Treatments can correct, add radiance, minimize discoloration and maximize your treatment results.

SkinCeuticals Gel Peel consists of 20% glycolic acid and 10% lactic acid. It targets skin discoloration, tone, radiance, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and pore congestion without over drying the skin. For optimal results, we recommend a series of 4-6 peels, spaced 2-4 weeks apart.

We offer the following: 

  • Core AHA Peel
  • Anti-aging Peel
  • Corrective Nourishing Peel
  • Discoloration Peel
  • Radiance Peel
  • Acne Peel


Anti Aging Peel – $110

This treatment specifically designed to help restore radiance and brightness to dull, lack-luster
skin experiencing dryness, mild discoloration and rough texture. Combined with layered
exfoliation and protective antioxidants, this treatment will leave skin looking brighter, more
radiant, and refreshed.

Corrective Nourishing Peel – $90

This treatment restores and maintains lost hydration to lackluster skin experiencing dryness, dehydrations lines, rough texture and slower cell turnover. Combined with dual-function exfoliation that resurfaces and rehydrates skin simultaneously, this treatment will leave skin nourished, rehydrated, smooth and radiant.

Discolouration Peel – $110

Combining advanced discoloration technology with highly specified methods of exfoliation, this treatment helps manage the appearance of discoloration to achieve smoother, brighter skin with more uniform skin tone.

Radiance Peel – $90

This treatment is designed to help restore radiance and brightness to dull, lackluster skin experiencing dryness, mild discoloration, and rough texture.

Acne Peel – $100

This treatment provides a multimodal approach to help manage the complex conditions of acne-prone skin, including excess oil, uneven texture, comedones, redness, and post-inflammatory discolouration. Skin clarifying and calming technologies are combined to help improve the appearance of surface lesions, minimize redness, and reduce discomfort associated with acne-prone skin.

Any of the listed treatments can be performed without the peel. Just subtract $20.

Along with this, we have integrated SkinCeuticals Treatments into the following clinical procedures and treatments to maximize results:

  • Microneedling
  • Radiofrequency
  • Laser Genesis
  • Excel V

For more information, book your consultation!

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Daily Routines Help Reverse Signs of Aging

Youthful appearance is more than genetics

There are simple routines anyone can incorporate into their daily lives that will reverse the signs of aging at minimal cost. Invest 5 minutes in the morning and at night and look 5 years younger.

In the morning

Cleanse: Not with a bar of soap. These products contain surfactants that cling to skin and dry it out. Use cleanser appropriate for your skin type. For dry skin, use a cleanser with a milky consistency. For oily or acne prone skin, try a foaming cleanser.

Apply Anti Oxidant: To fight free radicals that damage the skin, use topical Vitamin C. It’s best supplied as a serum and used in small amounts on the face, neck and décolleté. Avoid serums with Vitamin E if you are acne prone. Excellent options are Vivier’s Vitamin C + E or Kine-C and SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF, C E Ferulic, or Serum 10.

Apply Sunscreen: Use a minimum of 30 SPF. Consider using one with Zinc or Titanium for the best protection. Some brands provide tinted versions. Excellent options are Vivier’s Sheer SPF 45 or Skinceuticals Sheer SPF 50 Physical UV Defense (with or without tint).

At night

Cleanse: As above.

Apply Anti Aging Cream: Retinol (Vitamin A) is the most important. It simultaneously causes exfoliation of dull, damaged cells, stimulates growth of new healthy cells, and promotes growth of collagen/elastin. Peptides, Growth Factors, AHAs, BHAs, Antioxidants. (SEE NOTE BELOW)** 

Excellent options are SkinCeuticals Retinol, Skin Ceuticals A.G.E. Interupter and Platine’s Peptide CR Creme.

Twice per week

Exfoliate: Face scrubs, facials, peels

How to Apply

When incorporating multiple products in your daily skin care routine, it can be difficult to decide what order to apply them in. Rule of thumb says you should layer products by their consistency going from thinnest to thickest, and always top with sun block and finish with makeup of choice.

Looking for products that make a difference in your daily skin routines? Visit Kamloops Skin Solutions today to browse the skincare products we carry.

**If you have never used Retinol before, start slowly with a lower concentration, once per week for the first month. Over time, increase frequency of use and progress to a higher formulation. Apply a small amount, (dime size), to the face at night, about 30-40 minutes before applying a moisturizer.

SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.3 is a good product to start with. Progressively increase to Retinol 0.5. This is a maintenance dose. If you have significant photo damage, progress to Retinol 1.0% but only after pre conditioning with the other two formulations. For more information regarding Retinol and how to use it, please contact us for a consultation.

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