What The Heck Is A Serum?

Serums have become a standard step in most skin care routines – but what does a serum do? Is it even necessary or just a bunch of hype? In this ep, we explain their purpose (yes, there is one) and the ingredients to look out for. Also: The non-invasive treatment for plumper lips, and why you should really be using the cool shot button on your hair dryer.

Products in this ep:

Sal’s emergency base:

Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Liquid Concealer

The non-invasive lip plumping treatment:

Hydrafacial Lip Perk

Serums for your skin concerns:

Dehydration (hyaluronic acid): La Roche-Posay Hyalu B5 Hyaluronic Serum Anti-Wrinkle Concentrate

Lines/wrinkles (squalane): Biossance Squalane + Phyto-Retinol Serum

Redness (niacinamide/vitamin B3): Olay Regenerist Micro-sculpting Serum or Clear Skincare B3 Niacinamide Serum

Pores, blackheads and congestion (AHAs and BHAs): Dr Dennis Alpha Beta Pore Perfecting & Refining Serum

Dullness (azaleic acid): The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%

Pigmentation/uneven skin tone (vitamin C): Skinceuticals CE Ferulic Serum

Loss of firmness/elasticity (retinol): Ultraceuticals Ultra A Skin Perfecting Serum

All-rounders: Lancôme Advanced Génefique and Clarins Double Serum

Build your own combination: Apot.Carehttp://www.myserum.co/


Your hosts:

Carli Alman, Editor BEAUTYcrew.com.au (@carlialman)

Sally Hunwick, Beauty Director marie claire (@sallyhunwick)

Bettina Tyrrell, Beauty Editor, InStyle (@bettinatyrrell)

Executive Producer: Elissa Ratliff

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