Why you choose a serum as a man

Waarom je als man ook kiest voor een serum

We start the morning with a shower, a face wash and finally we apply another day cream. Once a week maybe another scrub over it and done. This is pretty much what the average face care routine for men looks like these days. Nothing wrong with that when the skin doesn't have that much to endure. A good day cream treats the skin well. But when you suffer from dark circles, wrinkles, dry skin or troubled skin, a day cream is often not enough to see change quickly. This is where a serum comes in. For many men still a vague product that beauticians use.

What is a serum?

A serum is a light but highly concentrated liquid that is enormously rich in all kinds of extracts. You can think of it as a big vitamin boost that you add to a smoothie. Because it is so thin and light, it is also absorbed very quickly by the skin. Because it is so thin and concentrated in active ingredients, it can also penetrate deeper into the skin, giving your skin a better condition faster. It often comes in a small bottle for which you pay quite a bit. But you need very little because it is so concentrated. However, it is not meant to replace a face cream.

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How does it differ from a face cream for men?

A face cream or day cream contains larger molecules. As a result, it is also thicker. It does not soak into the skin as quickly and does not penetrate as deeply as a serum. They can work very well together, but not replace each other. Let's take dry skin as an example. A serum provides your skin with lots of moisture and nutrients, then the day cream ensures that you don't lose those nutrients. It ensures that the protective layer of your skin gets better and stronger. The ultimate combination for beautiful and healthy skin that retains its youthfulness for a long time.

Different types of serums for men

Serums can contain very many different types of extracts and nutrients. These all serve a specific purpose. For example, there are serums that counteract skin aging, but also serums that actually remedy dry skin and provide it with a good dose of moisture. We'll highlight a few of our best serums for you below.

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The Grey - Recovery Face Serum

A high-perfomance serum from The Grey suitable for dry, sensitive and oilier skin. A particularly high concentration of powerful antioxidants, combined with superior moisturizing and skin restoring ingredients. This unique combination combats wrinkles and uneven skin tone, noticeably firms facial skin and leaves skin looking radiant. The serum balances and revitalizes the skin resulting in healthy, radiant and younger looking skin.

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Doers of London - Hydration serum

This powerful serum from Doers of London intensely hydrates and nourishes the skin with a lightweight formula that can be used daily. Absorbs very quickly leaving skin feeling instantly fresher and softer without feeling greasy. What makes this serum so special are the three plant forms of Hyaluronic Acid. It penetrates the deeper skin layers which immediately provides better moisture. This is immediately noticeable in the elasticity of the skin. Want to know what hyaluronic acid is? Read on in the product description of this top product.

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Dermalogica Biolumin-C Eye Serum

A serum specifically for the skin under your eyes. For the men who watch a lot of screen, Netflix or are in the office. This serum contains a super-rich blend of vitamin C enhanced by antioxidant-rich extracts and moisturizers. The serum brightens, firms and hydrates and outsmarts visible signs of premature skin aging. It also prevents puffiness and dark circles under your eyes. It firms the skin under your eyes and prevents wrinkles.

How to use a serum?

A serum is actually always used after cleansing the face. After using your face wash you pat your face dry and you can apply a few drops of a serum over your face. Because a serum is so light, it will absorb very quickly. After it is absorbed, put on your day cream. Always combine a serum with a day cream for best effect. A day cream makes your outer skin layer resistant to external influences and prevents your skin from losing more nutrients.

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