How does a serum fit into my skin care regime?

11/05/2020 — By Hannah Mepham

How does a serum fit into my skin care regime?

If you already use a moisturiser or a facial oil, you may wonder how a serum can fit into your beauty regime. With so many products delivering different results it can be hard to know what is right for your skin. In this article we’ll be looking at where a serum will fit in your beauty regime, how a serum skin care works and why they are so beneficial for your skin.

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What is a facial serum?

Serums are traditionally water-based skin care products that are infused with vitamin-rich oils, minerals and antioxidants.

Their ultra-lightweight formula makes them perfect for layering, as they won’t leave your skin feeling weighed down or congested.

They help to lock in moisture, reduce wrinkles and tone the skin, as well as helping to reduce inflammation caused by acne and other skin conditions.

 

What does serum do? 

Serums contain higher levels of moisture-based active ingredients than face creams and lotions, so they are typically able to penetrate deeper into the skin than a moisturiser. Because of this ability, they can deliver a concentrated dose of nourishment and hydration, targeting specific skin concerns such as wrinkles, dryness and inflammation, which often start in the deeper layers of living skin tissue.

 

When should you apply a serum?

A serum should be applied after cleansing and before your moisturiser or facial oil. Moisturisers and facial oils create a protective barrier on top of the skin to prevent moisture loss and to protect your skin from external aggressors such as pollution and free radicals.

If you apply your serum after either of these types of products it would sit on top of your skin and be partly wasted.

To sandwich in even more moisture you may like to use a toning facial spritz before your serum. Green People’s Toning Hydrating Mist contains high levels of organic floral waters and gives your skin an instant boost of natural hydration.

 

Natural and organic serums 

Green People’s organic serums deliver so much more than simple hydration. Based on organic Aloe Vera, each serum is soothing and balancing for sensitive skin and rich in restorative, rejuvenating plant actives.

Ingredients such as Everlasting Flower and Seaweed are packed with protective antioxidants that help to prevent premature skin ageing, while Jojoba and Pomegranate oils deliver intense nourishment.

 

Wondering which serum is best for you?

Create your own custom skin care regime including one of our natural and organic serums. Find your skin type below to discover the perfect products for you and how to layer them for the best results.

 

NORMAL OR COMBINATION SKIN

With a mixture of drier and oiler patches, combination skin needs balancing skin care that helps to create a more even skin finish and texture.

Gentle Cleanse & Make-up Remover 150ml
4.8 star rating 573 Reviews

Gentle Cleanse & Make-up Remover 150ml

Soothing cleanser & make-up remover for all skin types

£20.00

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Hydrating Firming Serum 50ml
4.8 star rating 405 Reviews

Hydrating Firming Serum 50ml

An anti-ageing serum to lock in moisture, firm and plump the skin

£21.00

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Vita Min Fix 24-Hour Cream 50ml
4.8 star rating 570 Reviews

Vita Min Fix 24-Hour Cream 50ml

A 24-hour anti-ageing moisturiser to boost skin hydration and reduce wrinkles

£20.00

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Anti Ageing Facial Oil 30ml
4.8 star rating 337 Reviews

Anti Ageing Facial Oil 30ml

A luxuriously light anti-ageing oil with a silky skin feel that won't block pores

£24.00

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DRY SKIN

Those with dry skin should choose rich, hydrating skin care that is packed with active plant extracts. Dehydrated skin may benefit from a balm cleanser that melts away make-up and impurities while providing deep nourishment.

Age Defy+ Ultimate Wonder Balm 50ml
4.8 star rating 70 Reviews

Age Defy+ Ultimate Wonder Balm 50ml

A rejuvenating multi-purpose beauty balm

£32.00

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Hydrating Firming Serum 50ml
4.8 star rating 405 Reviews

Hydrating Firming Serum 50ml

An anti-ageing serum to lock in moisture, firm and plump the skin

£21.00

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Vita Min Fix 24-Hour Cream 50ml
4.8 star rating 570 Reviews

Vita Min Fix 24-Hour Cream 50ml

A 24-hour anti-ageing moisturiser to boost skin hydration and reduce wrinkles

£20.00

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Age Defy+ Cell Enrich Facial Oil 30ml
4.7 star rating 159 Reviews

Age Defy+ Cell Enrich Facial Oil 30ml

A nutrient-rich facial oil which promotes cell regeneration and reduces wrinkles

£35.00

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MATURE SKIN 

As skin ages it starts to lose its youthful radiance, elasticity and brightness. Our Age Defy+ range contains firming, brightening organic actives that help speed up cell turnover to restore your skin’s natural glow.

Age Defy+ Purify & Hydrate Cream Cleanser 150ml
4.9 star rating 120 Reviews

Age Defy+ Purify & Hydrate Cream Cleanser 150ml

An anti-ageing cleanser to purify and balance the complexion and reveal radiance

£29.00

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Age Defy+ Hydrate & Renew Serum 30ml
4.8 star rating 199 Reviews

Age Defy+ Hydrate & Renew Serum 30ml

Delivering intense hydration and skin regeneration

£39.00

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Age Defy+ Brightening Moisturiser 30ml
4.7 star rating 215 Reviews

Age Defy+ Brightening Moisturiser 30ml

Innovative moisturiser to target age spots and boost skin-cell metabolism

£37.00

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Age Defy+ Cell Enrich Facial Oil 30ml
4.7 star rating 159 Reviews

Age Defy+ Cell Enrich Facial Oil 30ml

A nutrient-rich facial oil which promotes cell regeneration and reduces wrinkles

£35.00

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OILY OR ACNE-PRONE SKIN

If you have oily or acne prone skin, choose naturally balancing products that aren’t harsh or drying. 

Foaming Face Wash 100ml
4.5 star rating 253 Reviews

Foaming Face Wash 100ml

An alcohol-free, anti-blemish face wash for a refreshingly clear complexion

£14.00

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Toning Hydrating Mist 100ml
4.6 star rating 94 Reviews

Toning Hydrating Mist 100ml

An instant hydration booster and skin-toning spritz

£17.00

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Hydrating Firming Serum 50ml
4.8 star rating 405 Reviews

Hydrating Firming Serum 50ml

An anti-ageing serum to lock in moisture, firm and plump the skin

£21.00

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Day Solution Moisturiser 50ml
4.8 star rating 199 Reviews

Day Solution Moisturiser 50ml

A light, skin-balancing day cream with anti-blemish properties

£20.00

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ULTRA-SENSITIVE SKIN

All Green People products are suitable for sensitive skin, but for those who are ultra-sensitive the Scent Free range is ideal. These restorative, soothing products feel beautifully luxurious and won’t irritate your skin.

Scent Free Cleanser & Make-up Remover 150ml
4.9 star rating 391 Reviews

Scent Free Cleanser & Make-up Remover 150ml

Ultra-gentle cleanser & make-up remover

£20.00

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Scent Free Hydrating Calming Serum 50ml
4.7 star rating 209 Reviews

Scent Free Hydrating Calming Serum 50ml

A scent-free soothing, hydrating and regenerating serum for ultra-sensitive skin

£21.00

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Scent Free Light Day Moisturiser 50ml
4.8 star rating 204 Reviews

Scent Free Light Day Moisturiser 50ml

A light scent-free daily face cream to balance ultra-sensitive and blemish-prone skin

£20.00

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Scent Free Anti-Ageing 24-Hour Cream 50ml
4.8 star rating 624 Reviews

Scent Free Anti-Ageing 24-Hour Cream 50ml

An ultra-gentle anti-ageing moisturiser to soothe and nourish sensitive skin

£20.00

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MALE GROOMING

Our organic skin care for men has pure plant performance at its core. Made with power-packed natural actives that cleanse, hydrate and firm your skin, this complete range is suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive.

Green People for Men - No. 1 Exfoliating Face Scrub 100ml
4.8 star rating 60 Reviews

Green People for Men - No. 1 Exfoliating Face Scrub 100ml

Certified organic exfoliator and face wash for men

£15.00

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Green People for Men - No. 2 Soothing Shaving Gel 100ml
4.7 star rating 94 Reviews

Green People for Men - No. 2 Soothing Shaving Gel 100ml

Soothing face wash and shaving gel for men

£14.00

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Green People for Men - No. 7 Antioxidant Repair Serum 50ml
4.8 star rating 89 Reviews

Green People for Men - No. 7 Antioxidant Repair Serum 50ml

Anti-ageing facial repair serum for men

£20.00

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Green People for Men - No. 3 Cooling Moisturiser 100ml
4.8 star rating 134 Reviews

Green People for Men - No. 3 Cooling Moisturiser 100ml

Soothing moisturiser for face and neck

£15.00

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Do you have any questions about our organic serums? Please email our friendly customer care team at organic@greenpeople.co.uk.

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