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Maintaining healthy skin often starts with the simple routine of cleansing, toning and moisturising.  But if you really want to take your skincare regimen up a notch, there’s one more vital addition – face serum! While it has gained quite some attention lately, many are still left wondering what exactly is this magic potion and how important can it be in their daily skincare routine? Prepare yourself as we’re unlocking all the secrets behind one of beauty’s biggest buzzwords.

So, what is a face serum?

Face serums are an incredibly powerful component of a great skincare routine. Due to their highly concentrated nature and small molecule size, they can penetrate deeper into the skin, providing more intense nourishment than creams and moisturisers. 

While they are inherently lightweight due to their lack of heavy oils, face serums can contain up to 70 percent active ingredients, facilitating superior hydration and revitalization relative to other products in your regimen. 

Common active ingredients in serums include hyaluronic acid, glycolic acid, retinol, and Vitamin C, all working together for optimum skin health. In short, layering and integrating face serums into your skincare routine is key to ageless, radiant-looking skin.

Why do face serums bring to the table?

Before including it on your next skincare shopping list, it’s important to learn how it can help you achieve your beauty goals. 

Serums come with a long list of benefits that make them a great option for anyone looking to improve their complexion. For starters, serums can help improve your skin texture. Collagen and Vitamin C help make skin firmer and smoother, while hyaluronic acid helps plump and reduce signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines. 

In addition, serums can also help reduce acne breakouts, blackheads, and whiteheads. The concentrated ingredients in a serum formula help to minimise pores and give skin a fresh, moisturised look. 

Finally, serums can also help brighten your complexion over time. Dark spots, pimples, and blemishes will become less visible, leaving you with radiant, glowing skin.

A Beginner’s Guide on How to Use a Serum?

Step 1- Cleanse the skin 

It all starts with cleansing the skin. This is important because it removes dirt and debris that can clog your pores. To cleanse the skin, start by using a gentle cleanser that is suitable for your skin type. Take about two minutes and massage the cleanser into your face in circular motions before rinsing off with lukewarm water. Pat your skin dry with a soft towel afterwards. 

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One excellent dermatologist-formulated facial cleanser is the Mayerling Exfoliant Cleansing Scrub. This is a truly unique cleansing experience that is perfect for all skin types, thanks to its triple-action formula. A blend of naturally derived oil cleansers gently removes dirt and unclogs pores while the addition of glycolic acid boosts the scrub’s efficacy by helping to slough off impurities and dead skin cells. To provide a smooth finish, the blend is further enhanced with fine grain exfoliants, leaving your skin with a soft, luxurious touch. What’s more, natural olive oil ensures added hydration to keep your skin feeling supple throughout the day.

Step 2- Apply a toner 

Once you’ve cleansed the skin, it’s time to apply a toner. Toners are used to remove excess dirt and oil from the skin after cleansing and can also be used to restore the pH balance of your skin. When choosing a toner, make sure that it is appropriate for your individual skin type. Gently pat the toner onto your face with cotton pads until it has been completely absorbed into your skin before proceeding on to step three. 

Step 3- Pat serum on the skin  

Now comes the fun part. Take about two drops of serum into your palms and gently rub them together until they become warm before lightly patting them onto your face in an upwards motion — avoid rubbing it onto your face as this could irritate the delicate surface of your skin. Concentrate on areas such as around the eyes, nose area, forehead, etc., where wrinkles are more likely to form due to frequent muscle movements over time. Allow for at least 5 minutes or so for the serum to fully absorb into your skin before moving on to step four. 


One excellent serum that can do it all is Mayerling’s Dermal Transfer Serum Vitamin C 15%. Developed by the renowned skincare experts, Dermal Transfer Serum Vitamin C 15% is an indulgent anti-ageing formula that provides skin with intense dermal hydration. Containing a powerful blend of pure Vitamin C and Lipochroman-6 for antioxidant protection, botanical emollients to lock in moisture and marine extracts that improve skin elasticity, this luxurious serum will instantly brighten your complexion and reduce wrinkles and any discolouration or hyperpigmentation.

Step 4- Remember to moisturise  

Finally, finish off by applying a light layer of moisturiser over the top of everything else you have applied so far on that day. Don’t forget this step if you want optimal hydration levels! For best results, use a moisturiser that is specifically formulated for your needs such as one that is designed for sensitive skin or one that helps reduce wrinkles over time. As always, remember to gently pat any excess product off from around the hairline or other areas where it may have seeped out when applying everything else mentioned above earlier on in this post. 


To complete your skincare regimen, use Mayerling ADEC Vitamin Facial Moisturiser. This top-rated moisturiser combines the best of both worlds: effective moisturisation with multiple antioxidant vitamins. It is suitable for both normal and dry skin but is especially good for sensitive skins. Its formula promotes sustained hydration to help revitalise the look of your skin and give it a healthier glow. The vitamins A, C, E, and D protect skin cells on a cellular level, acting as a protective barrier against debris. For an extra boost of moisture and nourishment, ADEC Vitamin Facial Moisturiser can be used in combination with Day or Night Creams.

Using serums doesn’t have to be rocket science. With our beginner’s guide on how to use serums properly along with the consistent application will keep you looking younger longer, no matter what age you may be at now. Serums are powerful skincare products that can provide long lasting benefits if used correctly – why not give serums a try today? Not only will they make you look better but also feel better overall – so get ready to feel beautiful inside out. Check out premier skincare products formulated by some of the best dermatologists here. Here at Mayerling, our main aim is to help women restore their beauty and confidence with nothing less but first-class skincare. To learn more, contact our direct line on 02 9909 0935 today.