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.

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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.