Soothed skin: The serums you need this summer

The number one thing I got when I was away? Skincare!

It seems like new skincare releases come out pretty much every week or so, and since I’m so Type A when it comes to treating my skin and keeping it in tip-top shape, I’m all for it.

I’ve gotten a ton of new stuff lately, everything from cleansers to toners, eye creams, and serums!  Since I love a good serum and definitely feel like it should be a mainstay in everyone’s skincare routine, I rounded up some of the new ones I have received and why you should be incorporating them into your summer skincare.

L’Occitane Immortelle Overnight Reset Oil-in-Serum

This is a relatively new serum as of last September and the L’Occitane Immortelle Overnight Reset Oil-in-Serum (C$78) has quickly become a best seller on their site.

This night-time serum promises to reset your skin overnight, leaving you with fresher and more radiant skin by the morning.  The formula is a oil-in-serum with a trio of botanical ingredients including Marjojam extract, Amelia Oleracea extract, and Immortelle Essential oil.

The first thing you’ll notice about this serum is the little golden bubbles inside the jar which just float in the serum. These are the Immortelle Essential oils, which deliver an anti-aging complex to fight visible signs of aging, leaving skin with a more youthful, radiant complex.

I’m still relatively new to using this serum, but did find a difference in my skin after using it the first time. I did a whole skincare switch up when I got back and used this. The next morning I work up with way more radiant skin that looks luminous and revitalized.

Avon Hydra Fusion 1.5% Hyaluronic Acid Serum

Avon Hydra Fusion 1.5% Hyaluronic Acid Serum

I recently finished my Drunk Elephant C-Firma serum so Avon’s newest serum came just in time.

The Hydra Fusion 1.5% Hyaluronic Acid Serum contains 1.5% pure hyaluronic acid, which is a high percentage of the stuff to help hold 1,000 times its weight in water for a crazy amount of hydration.

Apply a pump of this stuff morning and night (I use it in the morning) for plumped skin with moisture and bounce.  If you aren’t familiar with what hyaluronic acid is, we all have it in our skin, however, when we age we start to lose some of it, so serums like this help to add it back into our skin, leaving you with a youthful appearance (as we lose hyaluronic acid we show more signs of aging).

I find one pump of this serum goes a long way and it just soaks into your skin. I typically apply my serums before my moisturizer so it’s a nice treat on the skin first thing in the morning. Right now Avon has this on promo for C$29.99, but will be regular C$46, plus you’ll get a free micellar water with every purchase. Contact your local Avon rep and get on this!

Pixi Beauty Vitamin C Serum

Who doesn’t need a little more Vitamin C in their life?

Pixi Beauty actually sent me the whole Vitamin C line, which includes seven products, but I was most excited for the serum!

This serum (C$34), which you apply via a dropper, includes Vitamin C and ferulic acid to reduce the effects of sun damage and free radicals.  As a result, your skin tone will improve over time and you’ll be left with a smoother complexion.  You’ll also find that it may help with imperfections on the skin and just leave you looking more radiant and glowy.

For maximum results, definitely pair it with some of their other Vitamin C products, but incorporating just the serum into your regular routine will do the trick as well.

Serums by Avon, L/Occitane, Pixi Beauty, and Vichy

Vichy Mineral 89 Eyes

Vichy is known for their legendary Mineral 89 serum, so it makes total sense that the brand would come out with a similar formula but for the eye region.

The Mineral 89 Eyes (C$34.95) is a gel formula eye serum that contains 89 per cent Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water with natural origin hyaluronic acid and pure caffeine to help strengthen the skin’s barrier function. It helps plump up the eye area and smooth out fine lines with 24-hour hydration, while also brightening and decreasing the look of dark circles.

The formula also helps to strengthen the eye contour area and protect it against daily aggressors like stress, fatigue, weather changes, and pollution, which often leads to dull skin and skin damage. Use it daily, day and night for maximum results and a glowing eye area.

There are so many different serums out there that it can be a little challenging to figure out which one may be right for you. Although I haven’t been using these for very long, I have found my skin to look more radiant with each passing day that I’ve incorporated them into my routine.

What are some of your favourite serums?

Please note, I received these products by PR. All opinions are my own.

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