If you’re looking for more targeted results, serums are a great addition to your skincare routine. Take dull skin for example, a brightening serum will help encourage a natural, healthy glow again. Or maybe you’ve noticed your skin looking a little dehydrated, then a hydrating serum with hyaluronic acid will be your best option. In this blog we’ll share all about serums, why you need one in your routine and how to pick the best one for you. 


What are serums?

Compared to the rest of your skincare routine you’ll find serums are runnier liquids rather than creams and that they have higher concentration of active ingredients to help target any skin concerns. We like to think of them are a super juice boost for the skin! At TEMPLESPA our passion is to fuse science-led ingredients with Mediterranean botanicals, so you’re getting the best of both worlds and all the skin benefits.


Why do I need a serum?

You’ll know by now that the steps of our skincare routine have a specific purpose, from removing daily makeup and grime or restoring lost moisture, and a serum has a very specific job to do too. Because they have higher concentrated ingredients, they’ll each have targeted jobs in mind from hydration to anti-aging serums. So, it’s worth thinking about what changes you’d like to see in your skin from using a serum and then you can be best matched this way. Because a serum is thinner in texture and has smaller molecules it reaches the lower levels of the skin easily, so it’s working behind the scenes to improve your future new skin cells as they come through to the surface of your skin!

How do I use a serum?

Your serum step will be in between your toner and moisturizer and on clean, dry skin. Serums are designed to be fully absorbed into the skin, so don’t be concerned if it disappears after applying! Pump into the palm of your hand, then press your palms together and press around the face rather than massaging in, this helps the serum absorb. Don’t forget to leave your skin to settle for a minute or two before going onto the next step, for top absorption!


Where can I find the best serum?

At TEMPLESPA we have a collection of serums for different skin concerns, all you need to do is see which is the right one for you!

I’m looking for a brightening serum…

Step this way for LET’S CONCENTRATE Skin Glowing Serum, which is packed with vitamin C to brighten and up the radiance for dull skin. Before using this serum your skin may be looking less than vibrant, slightly dehydrated and in need of a glowing helping hand. Our best vitamin c serum helps diminish uneven skin tone, blemishes and age spots, along with helping the skin look brighter and clearer. Through our combination of ascorbyl glucoside and alpha arbutin, they work in synergy to increase the energy of our skin cells which results in healthier skin! Along with a blend of minerals to replenish the skin, sodium hyaluronate for hydration and lemon and orange oils.


I need a super hydrating serum…

Try our BE STRONG Skin Strengthening Serum, an essential go-to for supporting weak and fragile skin, or as a great all-round serum! We’ve created a cocktail of vitamins, liquorice extract, Mediterranean botanicals and our Calmaderm™ complex to reduce the appearance of redness and leave the skin feeling hydrated and comforted. Because this hydrating serum replenishes moisture levels this aids in visibly improving skin tone, therefore resulting in the skin feeling more nourished and supported overall!

What’s the best anti-aging serum?

We love BE FIRM Skin Lifting Serum, because not only does it help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles but gives our skin a plumping lift! A combination of our science-led ingredients RoseFlor 22 Hyp, Vitamin PP, Essenskin™ and Ameliox Complex help to boost the skin barrier, increase elasticity and collagen and target those wrinkles and fine lines we just don’t want to see! With regular use you’ll see skin looking firmer, more plump and youthful again. 


I’d like to try a retinol serum

Then you’ll want to try our TRUFFLELIXIR Super Luxe Luminosity Serum for short- and long-term results of radiance and vitality back into your skin. We’ve fuse unique patented technology with powerful botanicals and highly refined ingredients to soften the appearance of aging, plus hydrate, firm and brighten the skin. Just don’t forget to apply your SPF when using any retinol product too!


For more on retinol and what it does for your skin catch our blog or a deep dive into the best serum for glowing skin, catch up with this blog post.