I am often asked what is a skin oil or serum and what exactly does it do by my clients. I consider serums to be the secret weapon when it comes to youthful, line free skin and I often use these in my personal skincare routine. If I know I’m going to have a lot of early mornings coming up, then I’ll start my week with an intensive course of facial oils and serums just to make sure my skin is packed with moisture ready for the 5am alarm call!
Skin oils and serums are basically moisturisers that are more intense in their ingredients so do not need to be used daily, but rather once or twice a week before bed. Because of the complex blend of oils they often take a while for the skin to ‘drink’ but once into the skin the full benefit is gained. Skin oils & serums are fabulous for fine lines, dark age spots, dry skin and creating an even skin tone that is also firmer and smoother. For those reasons I always recommend them to my bridal clients, as the preparation they put into their skin now makes for a better makeup application on the day of the wedding.
Here are my favourite skin oils & serums.