If you’re not familiar with serum, 1) GIRL how have you not been using serum on the regular? and 2) it’s OK, we can fix this.
Serum is generally the third step in a basic skincare routine, applied to the face after cleanser and toner but before moisturizer. Serums are filled with light, active ingredients that can penetrate deep into the skin–unlike moisturizers, which are generally heavier formulas that repair the skin’s surface.
You can find serums with all kinds of different active ingredients to target different needs. Vitamin C serum brightens skin and reduces acne scars, hyaluronic acid serum is best for anti-aging, and the list goes on and on. The texture of serum can range from water-y (like Glossier’s Super Serums) to oily (like Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum).
I’ve been searching for an amazing, affordable serum ever since I ran out of the first formula I ever used: Fresh’s Rose Deep Hydration Face Serum. It was gifted to me by Fresh while I was working as an editor for the Kardashian-Jenner websites in the hopes that I’d review it on the sites, and I fell in love. But at $55 for 50ml of product, it was not a serum habit I could keep up post-Kardashian freebies.
After having brief flings with roughly 20 different serums, I finally found “my” formula–and it doesn’t look like a serum at all.
LUSH’s Full of Grace Serum is actually a solid bar (it kind of looks like soap) of super-moisturizing ingredients, chief among them being portobello mushrooms. The combo of antioxidant mushroom extract, rose petals, and tropical butters makes for an all-natural product that’s potent enough to use on its own and light enough to layer under my favorite moisturizer. This serum, used in tandem with Aquaphor, cleared up all of my red patches of seasonal dryness in a day.
In conclusion, I’ve spent way too long trying to come up with some sort of “a serum turned into a bar” joke to end this article. Any ideas? Leave it in the comments. And treat yourself to LUSH Full of Grace Serum here.