I love facial serums! If you read Feeling Fit, Bit by Bit then you probably already know that. This past month I have been using two serums from Azure Naturals: Ultimate Vitamin C Skin Repair Serum and Ultimate Retinol Anti Wrinkle Serum. Actually I use three serums at the moment as I also use a Hyaluronic Acid serum (different brand, I haven’t tried Azure’s Hyaluronic Acid Serum yet).
How do I juggle these serums? I will break down my routine.
But first, I need to disclose that I received the Azure Naturals Serums to test and review. Azure Naturals has sponsored a giveaway, one lucky reader will receive two of their popular serums: Ultimate Vitamin C Skin Repair Serum and Ultimate Retinol Anti Wrinkle Serum. (Giveaway details are towards the end of this post). Also, this post includes affiliate links, if you click on the Amazon links and make a purchase then Feeling Fit, Bit by Bit will receive a modest commission.
Skin Care Routine – Or – How I Juggle Multiple Facial Serums
- After morning cleansing ritual…
- Apply Azure Naturals Ultimate Vitamin C Skin Repair Serum
- Apply Hyaluronic Acid Serum
- Apply broad spectrum sunscreen
- Throughout the day: drink plenty of water and get some exercise
- Apply coconut oil to face if wearing makeup
- Cleanse with konjac sponge (or you can use a microfiber cloth or a cleansing brush)
- Dry face
- Optional: apply vitamin C serum
- Apply Azure Naturals Ultimate Retinol Anti Wrinkle Serum
- Moisturize if needed
- Get a good 7-8 hours
Ultimate Vitamin C Skin Repair Serum
Ingredients Ultimate Vitamin C Skin Repair Serum:
Azure Naturals Ultimate Vitamin C Repair Serum
Azure Naturals Ultimate Retinol Anti Wrinkle Serum
Azure Naturals recommends that people start using retinols in their 20’s as a preventative measure to slow the aging process to the skin. It is common to begin retinol use in the 30’s or 40’s.
I highly recommend also using a good, broad spectrum sunscreen during the day especially while using retinols. Retinol use can increase sensitivity to the sun and also a good sunscreen is one of the best anti-aging preventative measures you can take. Keep in mind, I am not a dermatologist or professional expert, so any advice is just based on my personal experience and information from the sponsor.
If you are new to using retinols, I suggest starting slowly. Try applying on alternate evenings for a couple weeks before progressing to daily use. Too much too soon can result in burning, flaking skin especially if exposed to the sun. (Yes, I know first hand the first time I started using a different brand of retinol). If your skin feels irritated, let it rest.
Azure Naturals Ultimate Retinol Anti Wrinkle Serum Ingredients:
Azure Naturals Ultimate Retinol Anti-Wrinkle Serum
Enter to Win Two Azure Serums (ends 10/29/2014):
Winner will receive one bottle of Ultimate Vitamin C Serum and one bottle of Ultimate Retinol Anti-Wrinkle Serum. The combined value currently is retailing $44.90 on Amazon. The giveaway is open to USA residents only for shipping reasons, Azure Natural will arrange shipment to the winner. The giveaway ends 10/29/2014. I will notify the winner by email and he or she will have 48 hours to respond. Good luck!
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