In the last few years, skin serums have become more popular among skin experts and general consumers. While most understand the basics about serums, there is more to this powerful skincare product. Here are 3 facts you may not know about face serums.
Skin serums are not a single product meant to provide specific benefits. There are several serum combinations designed to treat certain concerns and conditions such as wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and texture. However, there are also general use serums that help moisturize the skin and overall improve skin quality.
Most skin serums are applied via a dropper. When applying serum, many will touch the dropper directly to the skin. This introduces bacteria and foreign material to the dropper and serum which can cause your serum to expire quicker and worst case scenario can cause breakouts. Therefore, hold the dropper above your skin or squeeze it onto your fingertips first.
Face serums contain the bare minimum of ingredients. This allows them to be more effective, penetrate the skin deeper, and feel lightweight. However, this also means their shelf life is relatively short. Once opened, serums should ideally be used within 60 to 90 days. While not dangerous to use an expired serum, they are not nearly as effective.
Disclaimer: Ferulic acid serum is a cosmetic product. This product is not FDA approved. Ferulic acid is not a drug and it does not treat any medical conditions.