Skin Tips 3 years ago

The Super Serums

How old were you when you started using your first serum? How often do you use your serums now? If you’re asking yourself if you even need a serum…the answer is YES.

Working here has definitely upgraded all of our skincare routines – especially our serum game. So much so, that we now have many serums to choose from depending on what our skin craves.

Since we have more time now to test and try everything out, we decided to extensively test out some of our favorite serums to give you the lowdown.

So whether you’re looking to improve your skin’s elasticity, moisturize and hydrate on a deeper level, treat your acne, help brighten up some dark spots, or need a little extra moisture throughout the day – keep scrolling to see which products we’ve deemed as the “Super Serums.”

Odacite All-Embracing Serum

This all natural serum feels so lightweight and soothing on the skin. It’s full of vitamins A, B, and E, and balances out the sebum and prevents pores from being clogged. We especially love using this with our Gua Sha tool.


Made up of 22 botanicals, this beautiful serum nourishes, firms and stimulates cell turnovers and is like the biodynamic natural wine of skincare. One use of this, and you’ll immediately see and feel the difference.

La Mer The Concentrate

This concentrate feels extremely lightweight and is as fancy as it looks. Great for all skin types (including sensitive), this serum renews cells, calms redness, and irritation with it’s trademarked Miracle Broth™ ingredient. She’s real pricey, but also really nice.

True Botanicals Cellular Repair Serum

This repair serum firms skin, is all natural, and has an incredibly silky texture. We love mixing their Vitamin C powder in with this serum to give it an extra boost and it has a nice, subtle hint of jasmine to it.

When Should I Apply My Serum?

You should try and apply your serums right after you wash your face on damp skin after you apply your toner and essence (if you do those things). This allows the product to absorb deeper into your skin and really work harder for you to maximize its full potential

Royal Fern, True Botanicals, Victoria Beckham

Water-Based vs. Oil-Based Serums

What’s the difference? Glad you asked.

Water-based serums go under the cream because the molecules are so small and it works to nourish the inner layer of the skin.

Oil-based serums go on top of moisturizers because they’re made up of larger molecules. It keeps whatever is underneath it, hydrated and moisturized throughout the day.

Royal Fern Phytoactive Serum

A big fan of their essence, this serum is like a face supplement in a bottle. It dries quickly and matte and is full of antioxidants and botanicals for an even, glowing face!


Our skin soaks this serum right up! This Rejuvenating Power Serum balances your skin’s microbiome while repairing your skin from the stress of the day while improving overall skin health for a glowy look.

Tatcha The Serum Stick

Great for a midday refresh – this concentrated serum stick by Tatcha fits just about everywhere and is ultra cooling. We love using it around our dry areas, especially on our lips.

Are Serums Worth the Money?

We would say so! As self-proclaimed serum aficionados, this is a product we can’t live without, and although serums tend to be pricier side because they’re so concentrated, we can’t imagine doing our skincare routine without them. You’ll notice a huge difference in your skin’s texture and tone when you’re only using a moisturizer.

iS Clinical Active Serum

Anyone who tries this active serum falls in love with it. It feels tingly and refreshing when you put it on and has anti-aging and brightenting benefits. It’s also great for fighting acne prone skin as well.

Tata Harper Rejuvenating Serum

This clean, rejuvenating serum wakes your skin up. It goes on super smooth, plumps and hydrates, and leaves your skin feeling extremely nourished.

Lesse Ritual Serum

Made of all organic ingredients, this Lesse serum is great for restoring, nurturing, healing, and calming the skin. It doesn’t hurt that the packaging looks great on your vanity as well.
The lineup for the serum aficionado

When’s the best time to apply my serums?

The best time to use them is in the morning and at night right after you’re done washing your face while your skin is still slightly damp. This allows your serum to absorb deeper into your skin.

Beauty Tools

What serums are you using right now? If you’re looking for a new moisturizer to save your stressed-out skin, we also have some recommendations for you here.

Until next time,

Team CINC! xx

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