’Tis the season to stock up on a really great high-quality serum that contains ingredients that will soothe, hydrate, and get your skin glowing even when temperatures drop to freezing. If you aren’t familiar with serums yet, you’re in for a treat. A serum is a booster that you apply after cleanser and before moisturizer that delivers an intense amount of a single (or a few) effective ingredients that can really target skin concerns or simply provide additional hydration and nourishment.
The serum type that works best for you may differ according to your skin type. Oily skin types, for example, sometimes have different needs than dry or sensitive skin, even in the winter months. If you aren’t sure where to begin when it comes to winter serums, these are the best for each skin type over 50, according to dermatologists.
Dry skin requires plenty of hydration, especially during the cold and dry winter months. Dr. Audrey Kunin, Board Certified dermatologist & founder of DERMAdoctor, recommends Irene Forte Skincare Triple Level Hyaluronic Serum for dry skin types because it contains a hyaluronic blend that moisturizes for hours and helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Dr. Kunin explains why it’s important for dry skin types to benefit from a triple weight blend of hyaluronic acid.
Another pick from Irene Forte, Dr. Kunin suggests using Irene Forte Hibiscus Serum if you have anti-aging concerns.
“The discovery that Myoxinol™, extracted from Hibiscus Seeds, acts in a similar way to injectables in reducing even deep forehead lines, means that there’s a major new approach to reverse signs of skin aging,” Dr. Kunin said. “A unique combination of Green Pea Polypeptides and a novel Tetrapeptide work with Myoxinol™ to help boost Collagen and Elastin for visibly reduced fine lines and wrinkles. Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Acid hydrates and plumps, while omega-rich Olive Oil and a Tetra-Ceramide Complex nourish and protect the skin’s natural moisture barrier.”
Large pores and oily skin can benefit from DERMAdoctor Picture Porefect 15% Niacinamide Pore Minimizing Serum.
“High-Potency 15% Niacinamide (Vit B3) enriched with Vitamin C and peptides powers this highly-concentrated serum to refine and diminish visible pore size while delivering a dose of free-radical-neutralizing antioxidants and collagen-supporting agents,” Dr. Kunin said. “Zinc clarifies excess pore-plugging sebum responsible for contributing to enlarged pore size. This super-charged serum helps skin look flawless without makeup and creates a smooth canvas for your favorite makeup products.”
Does your skin feel like it could use a brightening treatment? Dr. Kunin highly recommends Kakadu C 20% Vitamin C Serum with Ferulic Acid & Vitamin E for skin that is looking on the dull side.
“This lightweight, anti-aging, high-potency, stabilized Vitamin C serum accentuated with Kakadu Plum Extract, Ferulic Acid and Vitamin E boosters helps brighten the complexion and leaves skin feeling more elastic, smoother, softer and firmer,” Dr. Kunin said. “It also helps to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.”
Get glowing this winter with the help of a serum that’s formulated specifically for your skin type.
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