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Why Do I Need a Face Serum?

Woman applying Advanced Genifique face serum with a dropper

Of all of the skin care products in your skincare routine, face serums are often neglected. Maybe it’s that most other skincare steps are easier to understand. You wash your face and it’s immediately clean; applying a face moisturizer makes your skin feel instantly less dry. Still even if the reasoning behind applying skin serums is less known, these face care products truly come with major skin benefits. Think of face serums as one of the more rewarding steps in your beauty routine (you can even layer them for added results). Stay patient and loyal—applying your serum twice a day — and you will be grateful later on.

Want to learn more about why you may want to reach for a new serum? Below, we break down some of the top reasons to include a face serum in your skincare routine.

Face serums are suitable for all skin types

The idea of adding another step to a seemingly complete skincare routine can be overwhelming, especially if your skin is on the oilier side. Will a face serum make your face feel tacky? Clog your pores? Leave your skin looking greasy by 3pm? The quick answer is: No! Face serums have a watery, lightweight texture that absorbs almost instantly into the skin. So face serums are suitable for dry skin, normal skin, oily skin, and combination skin.

Because our facial serums absorb quickly, they don’t add any extra time to your routine, either. Just apply, wait a few seconds, and then move onto your next important step: a face moisturizer.

You can layer or alternate your face serum for customized results.

There are no rules against how many face serums you can add to your daily beauty routine, and you can stack two or more formulas to get the results you’re looking for. (Just make sure the ingredients are compatible; your beauty advisor can help you pick a routine that has complementary face care products.) First things first: no matter your skin concerns, we recommend the facial serum Advanced Génifique to anyone who wants to take better care of their skin. Why? You know that feeling when you wake up after a full night’s sleep and your skin still doesn’t look refreshed? Advanced Génifique Serum boosts radiance and the lit-from-within glow that begins to fade with the very first signs of skin aging

Choose your next face serum based on your particular skin concerns. If you’re concerned about wrinkles, loss of firmness, and hyperpigmentation, use the face serum Rénergie H.C.F Triple Serum. If your skin is dull and has uneven texture, try Absolue The Serum which helps accelerate skin surface cell renewal to reveal visibly smoother, plumper, glowing skin.

Face serums can target multiple skin concerns

It’s rational to think that one face care product equals a single result. But each of Lancôme’s facial serums are formulated with different ingredients to offer a number of different benefits. Take, for example, the options mentioned above. The Rénergie H.C.F Triple Serum which not only helps with wrinkles and volume loss—it also helps with dark spots. Meanwhile, Absolue The Serum—one of our most luxurious formulas— is boosted with Grand Rose Extracts and helps to target uneven texture, loss of firmness and dullness. The formula features a Gentle Exfoliating Acid Complex which helps soften skin and promote skin surface cell renewal. Absolue The Serum revitalizes skin with millions of new surface cells leaving skin looking smoother and plumper, and glowing with youthful-looking radiance.

Face Serums contain top skincare ingredients.

Many face serums contain ingredients like Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, Niacinamide, Ferulic Acid. Each ingredient offers a different benefit for the skin and may be carefully included into a serum to create a formula which targets specific skincare concerns.

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