If you are looking to take your skincare routine to the next level, there is one face product you should start using as soon as possible: a face glow serum.

But why a face serum, you might be wondering?

Keep reading as we are about to explain what a face glow serum can do for your complexion, what ingredients you should look for to achieve your most radiant skin yet, and what is the best glow formula you should look for in a face serum.

The good news? We are going to save you a lot of time researching the ever-expanding serum market by introducing the one face glow serum you should try: Nina Bal’s new Face Sculpt Serum.

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What is a Face Serum?

Serums are light, easily absorbed skincare liquids that can be oil- or water-based. They contain a concentrate of highly active ingredients and typically come in small bottles with a dropper, as you only need a few drops to treat your whole face. The level of active ingredients is higher than in a usual face cream, usually around seventy percent or more.

Serum’s highly concentrated formulations are designed to get absorbed into the skin very quickly. The active ingredients are typically made up of smaller molecules, which are able to penetrate the deepest levels of the skin and deliver an intensive dose of ingredients.

Some face serums have just one main ingredient, while others, including those that target the signs of aging, are combination formulas. 

Not all face serums work the same. Serums can target different skin issues, from wrinkles, to brown spots, to acne, to general dullness. How well they work depends on the active ingredients, the formulation, the vehicle, and the stability of the compound.

The best way to find out which products would work best for your skin should always go for an initial consultation with Nina Bal. After a throughout consultation, she will be able to prescribe a course of treatment that is 100% bespoke, hence 100% effective for you.

Face serums may be slightly pricier than other skincare products, but that’s because they typically contain more active ingredients than your regular moisturiser or lotion, so you can be sure that they will provide effective results.

Always make sure to choose your face serum based on your skin type, and keep in mind that powerful ingredients can potentially irritate sensitive skin. You also need to use caution when combining acid-containing serums with other products that also contain acids, and keep in mind some ingredients should never be combined together.

Different Types of Face Serums

When it comes to choosing a serum, certain formulations are universally beneficial, while others are intended to treat specific skin concerns. Whether you want to target fine lines, dark spots, acne or dry skin, a properly formulated serum can deliver results with regular use.

The following are the most common types of facial serums on the market, based on which active ingredients they contain and which specific skin issue they target:

  • Anti-aging serums
  • Hydrating serums
  • Face Glow serums
  • Anti-acne serums
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Anti-aging Serums

Anti-aging serums target fine lines, wrinkles, loss of elasticity, and sagging skin. They focus on promoting increased cell turnover, aiding in cell repair, and cell renewal, hence often helping with dullness, dark spots, and pigmentation concerns at the same time. Key ingredients include retinoids, peptides, and hydroxy acids.

Hydrating Serums

Hydrating serums are good for all skin types. They use ingredients that draw water into the top layer of skin (called humectants) to deliver an extra layer of moisture. The king ingredient for these types of serums is hyaluronic acid.

Face Glow Serums

Face glow serums – or brightening serums – focus on boosting radiance and fading dark spots, post-acne marks and hyperpigmentation. This is accomplished with ingredients that inhibit melanin production or with chemical exfoliants that remove dead, pigmented cells to leave your skin refreshed and renewed.

Anti-acne Serums

Acne-fighting serums focus on unclogging and minimising pores, absorbing excess oil, and calming any redness or irritation. The best ones contain ingredients that penetrate the deeper levels of the skin to exfoliate and unclog pores from the inside, such as salicylic acid, alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) and beta-hydroxy acid (BHA), glycolic acid, and niacinamide.

Face Glow Serum: Key Ingredients to Look For

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If there is one serum Nina Bal recommends incorporating in your daily skincare routine – especially for mature skins – is a face glow serum made of high-quality ingredients.

Your skin is constantly undergoing change, triggered from within and by external factors. It is constantly reacting to everything; from the passing of time to your lifestyle choices and the environment around you. To support your best skin from this moment on and beyond, it’s time to review your choices and your skincare regime. I’d like to introduce you to my Face Sculpt Serum, which I believe will be your new best friend on your pathway to your best skin.

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The formula of Nina Bal’s Face Sculpt Serum has been specifically designed for most skin types to achieve immediate glowing skin. In fact, after two weeks of use, 75% of the testers reported younger-looking, glowing skin.

The combination and the quality of the ingredients make all the difference when it comes to choosing the best glowing skin products, and Nina Bal knows this well.

Ingredients for Face Glow

Let’s have a closer look at the ingredients that make up the glow formula of Nina Bal’s Face Sculpt Serum.

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All the ingredients of Nina Bal’s Face Sculpt Serum are guaranteed:

  • Cruelty-free and not tested on animals
  • 100% Vegan and Natural Ingredients
  • Ethically Sourced Extract
  • Dye-free
  • Paraben-free
  • Silicone-free
    • Broad-spectrum protection against photo-aging.
    • Provides gradual hydration and, in turn, improves the skin, balancing both hydration and oil production. It improves the protective barrier effect of the skin as well.
  • EXO-P 2%
    • Makes a barrier or shield effect, preventing the penetration of pollutant particles.
    • Glycolic acid has a very low molecular weight, meaning it is able to penetrate the skin easily to soften and gently exfoliate, whilst also hydrating the skin.
    • Penetrates the stratum corneum, providing water to the deeper layers of the skin and improving wrinkles.
  • MATRIXYL® 2%
    • Stimulates the production of collagen for a long-term anti-wrinkle effect.
    • A vitamin of group D, balances skin tone and improves the look of hyperpigmentation.
  • REDENSIN® 2.5%
    • Helps plump wrinkles from the inside.
    • A gentle exfoliator to soften and gently exfoliate the skin. It also has an antibacterial and antiseptic action.
    • A multi-active ingredient from Turmeric stem cells with an anti-inflammatory action that helps to support wound healing and improves the look of small scars and wrinkles.
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Face Serums FAQs

What is the difference between a face serum and a moisturiser?

Serums are results-driven and designed to target specific skin concerns. They are thinner in texture than moisturisers, and formulated with a combination of powerful active ingredients such as vitamin C, vitamin A, niacinamide, or hydroxy acids. These key ingredients are made up of molecules small enough that they can penetrate the deeper layers of the skin.

What kind of face serum should I use?

First you should establish what specific skin issue (if any) you want to target. Then you should identify your skin type to make sure you choose ingredients that work for your skin. For example, if you have oily and acne-prone skin, select a face serum with salicylic acid and retinols. For mature and dry skins, try hyaluronic acid and Vitamin C. 

When should I use face serum?

Most face serums can be applied twice daily, once in the morning and once at night. However, there are some ingredients that are best applied in the morning and others that are best applied at night.
For example, vitamin C is an antioxidant and is best used during the day to protect your skin from free radicals and other pollutants while you’re out and about. Also, when used in conjunction with daily SPF, vitamin C can save your skin from photodamages, such as fine lines and dark spots. On the other hand, ingredients such as retinol and exfoliating acids should be applied at night, as they can make your skin extra sensitive to sunlight.

How do I apply face serum?

You should apply face serums immediately after cleansing and drying the skin, and always before a day and/or night cream. If you are using more than one serum, the order in which you apply them is important too: always apply the ones with the lightest formulas first before lipid-based, thicker serums and wait until each serum is absorbed into the skin before adding another one. Then, to seal it all in, you should always apply a face cream or lotion, based on your skin type.

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The Best Face Glow Serum to Try

If you’re new to serums, the experience of choosing the best one for you can be daunting. There are many different types that cater to a number of concerns. However, no matter your skin type, you can benefit from incorporating a well-formulated serum into your skincare routine, such as Nina Bal’s Face Sculpt Serum.

Combining the expertise of her trusted lab technicians and her 12-year-experience looking after the cosmetic needs of thousands of patients at her Facial Sculpting clinics in London, Nina Bal took her time to design her must-have, high-effective Face Sculpt Serum. After three years of testing, changing the formulation and testing again, she finally recently launched her very first skincare brand: Nina Bal Skin.

The mission underlying her new skincare line is to complement any skincare regime with top-notch quality products to help her customers on their quest for their best skin yet.

When used correctly, this serum can become one of the best ways to enhance your natural radiance and beauty.

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