Have you done a SKIN-VEST-MENT yet?
It’s true. *Good* skincare is an investment. So, why is it important to have a good skincare routine?
We are all aging and many are searching for beauty products to aid in our pursuit to age gracefully. Even though our bathroom cabinets and countertops are full with skincare essentials like sunscreen and eye cream, face serums are something many women don’t use in their skincare rotation.
What are facial serums?
Face serums are lightweight moisturizers that penetrate deep into the skin to deliver active ingredients. Face serums leave out many of the heavier ingredients found in traditional moisturizers. Without the heavy ingredients, face serums can contain a much higher proportional concentration of active ingredients.
Which serums do I recommend?
I use serums both in my A.M. and P.M. skincare routine. I have been using Monat Global’s skincare since it was released in September 2019 and my skin is looking better than ever. Monat’s skincare line focuses on anti-aging, and is formulated to help improve skin texture and elasticity while minimizing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and age spots.
The Monat philosophy centers around the power of botanicals, fruit oils, plant based stem cells and an exclusive peptide. One of the cornerstones of Monat products is Rejuveniqe Oil, which is found in most of their hair and skincare products. I call Rejuveniqe Oil “Liquid Goal.” Click here to read more about Rejuveniqe Oil for use on your hair. Rejuveniqe Oil’s main oil is Abyssinian oil (which is from a plant native to Ethiopia) and includes more than 13 natural plant and essential oils rich in omega fatty acids and antioxidants such as meadowfoam, coconut oil, lime oil and bergamot oil. It can be applied to the hair, face and body.
Other ingredients in Monat products include skincare staples such as hyaluronic acid, AHAs and peptides, along with ginger root and bisabolol (an oil from German chamomile) which are in the Creamy Cleanser, and chamomile and beet root extract in the Skin Revitalizing Essence.
What are my Favorite Facial Serums?
Rewind Age Control Nectar
This supercharged timeless serum floods the skin with a reconditioning dose of active ingredients to tackle uneven skin tone, age spots, loss of elasticity, fine lines and wrinkles, and a dull-looking complexion for an instantly smoother and ageless version of you.
What I love about this time machine in a bottle:
It targets fine lines, wrinkles and texture.
My skin looks more youthful, radiant, and even toned.
I can tell my skin is immediately hydrated, smoother, and brighter.
The Rewind Age Control Nectar’s secret ingredient is kakadu plum. This ingredient is sourced from Australia. It contains one of the most concentrated, ultra-stable and potent natural sources of Vitamin C in the world. Vitamin C is typically very sticky, but not in this though. This serum glides onto your face like silk!
This serum contains of a proprietary blend of AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids). It’s a blend of glycolic, malic, citric, mandelic and tartaric acids with different molecular weights that help support more rapid natural cellular turnover to lift age spots, fine lines and wrinkles while refining pores and brightening skin. It also contains Rejuveniqe-S; another proprietary ingredient with hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid has the ability to hold 1,000 times its molecular weight in water, helping to replenish and bolster skin’s natural moisture. This serum is also ethically sourced, vegan, naturally based and the clinical studies are mind blowing: proven reduction in the appearance of wrinkles and expression lines, and 96% noticed tighter, smoother, healthier and more restored skin in one week. I apply this at night after I wash my face and apply the Skin Revitalizing Essence Water and before applying the Night Haven Cream.
C. Radiance Illuminating Serum
The C. Radiance Illuminating Serum
has changed the texture of my skin tremendously! My favorite outcome of this serum is having my skin be more nourished and hydrated! It is my 2nd fav Monat skincare item. I won’t go a day without using it. I use C. Radiance Illuminating Serum for BRIGHTENING & ENHANCING!!! This potent, age-defying daytime serum is infused with 15% vitamin C from MONAT’s kakadu plum complex, ferulic acid, niacinamide, and essential and protective antioxidants to help boost skin’s radiance for a glowing complexion.
What I love about the C. Radiance Illuminating Serum:
It contains antioxidants to brighten and enhance complexion and protect against free radicals. The skin immediately looks refreshed, brighter and has a more radiant glow.
This serum reduces the appearance of photodamage, dark spots and blemish marks.
It contains a proprietary kakadu plum complex— kakadu plum is the most concentrated and potent sources of vitamin C on the earth (100x more than an orange)!
This serum helps to brightens, plumps and protects skin.
It contains Hyaluronic acid to bolster your own moisture (one gram of HA can hold six gallons of water).
It contains licorice root extract to brighten skin.
This serum contains Niacinamide to smooth, soothe and improve the texture of your skin.
It absorbs fast and is paraben free, SLS/SLES free, phthalate free, it’s vegan and cruelty free.
I love that it is for ALL skin types! (you will LOVE IT!)
Powered by nature, the Botanic Bakuchiol is a lightweight lotion is packed with a potent blend of botanical actives that work together to help reduce the appearance of age spots, uneven skin tone and texture, fine lines and wrinkles.
Have you tried a retinol cream before? They can come with some very nasty side effects such as:
Flaking and peeling of the skin
Increased sensitivity to the sun
Monat offers a safe alternative with our Botanic Bakuchiol
! The Botanic Bakuchiol is often referred to as nature’s retinol. It is known for providing all the benefits of retinol minus the sensitizing effects to the skin, making it gentle and effective for all skin types, including those with sensitive skin. Combine the Botanic Bakuchiol with Rewind Age Control Nectar to experience optimal results for radiant and healthy skin at any age.
The Botanic Bakuchiol has many positive impacts on the skin:
promotes cell turnover, which in turn helps to reduce the appearance of age spots for a more even skin tone.
The Botanic Bakuchiol
improves skin tone and texture.
helps to promote a smoother, more radiant complexion.
This retinol alternative
targets and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
The Botanic Bakuchiol ist good
for all skin types, including sensitive skin.
provides 24-hour hydration.
In conclusion, face serums are lightweight products that contain a high concentration of active ingredients. They absorb quickly into your skin, making them an excellent next step after cleansing. There are many different types of serums, each with a unique purpose and ingredients. I highly recommend adding a face serum to your skincare routine.
Click here to continue reading about my favorite skincare products. This Berry Refined Scrub is a must anti-aging beauty product!