Midweek Peek #13: Serums & Essence I’m Currently Using


I’m a skincare addict so at any one time, I have several different skincare products in each category in rotation. A quick peek today on some of the serums and essence that I’m now using. To me, essence and serums are pretty much the same thing – both have concentrated amounts of active ingredients that targets specific purposes. I use them after cleansing and toning, and before all other creams and oils.

My daytime serum has been the Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum; this is very lightweight, with an amazing ginseng scent. I use this during the day because it’s not sticky at all and does not cause my makeup to shift around despite the tropical Singapore weather and humidity.

The Clarins Shaping Facial Lift is something that I apply to my neck when I remember to – this is more for prevention; I don’t have saggy skin yet so I don’t know if it works. This has a rather thick cream-like texture but absorbs quickly without leaving a sticky film. My mum loves using this too.

I picked up the O.S.T Original Pure Vitamin C20 Serum after reading a lot of great reviews, particularly on healing scars and skin brightening. I use this at night; the texture is really thick and sticky, so I usually mix a drop or two with other more fluid serums. It takes a while to sink in, but I feel that my skin does appear to be brighter and clearer since I started using this.

A new addition to my night time routine is the Skinc Skin Regenerate Vitamin A Serum which I recently received in a beauty box; meant to help with uneven skin tone and dark eye circles, this has little beads that pop on application. The texture is light and watery, and absorbs really quickly, but I havent been using this long enough to see results.

Lancome Visionaire Advanced Skin Corrector is something that I have been trying to finish up; this is really expensive but I’m unable to use it on a daily basis as it causes me breakouts if used consistently. I don’t see any improvements in my skin and I won’t be repurchasing.

Other than these, I also rotate in other sample size serums from beauty boxes regularly. I like to rotate products not just because I love trying new products, but I also think the skin can get used to a certain product when used over prolonged periods. There are also days where I feel my skin requires specific care – like moisture, blemish-control, soothing, etc; these requires specific products to meet the needs.

What are the serums that you’re loving right now? Do you rotate between different serums too?

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One thought on “Midweek Peek #13: Serums & Essence I’m Currently Using

  1. Pingback: Review: Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum | the fabulous nerd

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