Firstly here is a little bit of Serum 101 for dummies:
What is a serum? Serums are a higher potency gel or liquid which contain strong active ingredients like peptides, antioxidants and vitamins than your regular moisturiser. They are designed to deposit these high potency ingredients on skin which penetrate deeper into the skins layers.
What is the difference between a Moisturiser and a Serum? A moisturiser in the most simple sense is a lubricator for the skin to prevent dryness, often times indigents are added to give more benefits to the skin like SPF and vitamins. Moisturiser sits on the surface of the skin and hydrates any dryness accruing on the top 3 layers of skin which are visible to the eye and touch. Serums don't give slip and moisture to the skin, they often are absorbed into this skin within seconds to penetrate into the deeper layers, so they do not give that nice slippery moisturised feel to the skin.
Jurlique serums are intensely gorgeous to use, I have been pure serum heaven trialling these products to review. Like I explained above the serums are absorbed into this skin within seconds and they are undetectable under moisturiser and makeup which makes them perfect for morning and nightly application. Jurlique's serums are free from artificial colours, fragrances, Parabens, PEGs, and sulphates.
Jurlique Purely Age-Defying Firming and Tightening Serum $95.00
Part of Jurlique's newest 'Purely Age-Defying' line which is targeted at skin over the age of 25 which needs some help in retaining tightness and firming. The ingredients include a potent blend of botanicals including Oat Kernel extract, Beech Tree Bud extract and Tapioca starch. This is great anti-aging booster step to your skin care routine by adding this serum under your favourite moisturiser morning and night as an extra step to skin age gracefully.
Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus Daily Moisture Serum with Antioxidant Complex $70.00
If you suffer from extremely dry skin then this is the serum for you, rich in Rose hip Fruit Oil which is lightweight rich in essential fatty acids. It also contains linoleic and linolenic acids which are known for their powers to restore skins hydration and balance any over oily or dry areas. My favourite ingredient is Evening Primrose Oil is rich in Omega 6 essential fatty acids and antioxidants to rebalance dryness. Green Tea Extract helps maintain a smooth, balanced and radiant skin complexion by protecting the skin from environmental damage. It also smells like a field full of delicate french roses, I applied this to my friend before her makeup on her wedding day, the smell was so calming and the ingredients helped neutralised her skin from the happy tears throughout the day.
Jurlique Herbal Recovery Advanced Eye Serum $58.00
If a potent antioxidant eye treatment serum is what you are in need of this will penetrate deeper then your average eye cream. Enriched with Jurlique's exclusive Naturevive PB18+ complex which is a blend of powerful antioxidants and fatty acids to help reduce the signs of fatigue, minimise the appearance of fine lines and dehydration. I like to apply this sparingly as it is a teeny weeny bottle, around the eye area at night under my nightly slathering of Argan oil before bed.
Please comment below on any burning questions about serums or skin questions, and I can try to answer them or google an answer which might help.
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** I was kindly gifted these products for blog consideration. This did not, in any way, influence my opinion on the product. Please refer to my policy and disclaimer for more information.