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The Ultimate Guide to Face Serums

Published : January 24, 2024 3 mins read Updated On : Jan 24, 2024

What are Face Serums?

If your skincare cabinet is filled with mystery concoctions and you've been wanting to learn the difference between serums – then this blog post is for you! Choosing the best serum for glowing skin can be a task but here, we'll break down the basics of serums in a way that all skincare lovers can easily understand.

Firstly, a lightweight facial serum is a skincare solution with elevated concentrations of active ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid, Glycolic Acid, and Vitamin C, surpassing the levels found in regular facial moisturizers. Renowned for their efficacy, these serums are commonly employed to address specific skin issues such as wrinkles, acne, dryness, and dullness.

Tailored to brighten and hydrate, these serums offer diverse benefits based on their formulations, which can range from gels and oils to those with a more watery consistency. They are like supercharged potions that work magic on your skin. Unlike your regular moisturizer, serums have smaller molecules, which means they can penetrate deeper into your skin and deliver a surge of active ingredients.

The Ultimate Guide to Face Serums

Types of Face Serums:

Brightening Serums:

Ingredients: Glutathione, Vitamin C, Niacinamide, Arbutin, and Hyaluronic Acid.

Fights dark spots, blemishes, uneven skin tone, and pigmented skin for a radiant look.

Suggested Serum: Chicnutrix Outshine - Korean Glass Skin Serum.

How does it work:

Glutathione and other skin-brightening ingredients can reduce melanin production by inhibiting the activity of tyrosinase. This inhibition leads to a lighter and more uniform skin tone. Extensive research, both in vitro and in vivo, has revealed that glutathione can effectively diminish the appearance of hyperpigmentation and age spots. These ingredients help skin glow and redefine your radiance.

Hydration Serums:

Ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid.

Provides long-lasting hydration to dull, dehydrated, and dry skin by drawing moisture from the environment.

Suggested Serum: Chicnutrix Hydrate – Instant Plumpy and Dewy Skin.

How does it work:

Hyaluronic acid, characterized as a humectant, possesses the ability to retain moisture at a remarkable 1000 times its weight in water. By drawing moisture from the surroundings, it deeply permeates the skin. Incorporating a sheet mask infused with a hyaluronic acid serum is particularly effective for addressing dry skin, as it provides profound hydration. This results in a visibly plump complexion and ensures sustained skin moisture.

Anti-Ageing Serums:

Ingredients: Retinol and Collagen.

Increases skin cell production, unclogs pores, exfoliates, and boosts collagen production, reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

Suggested Serum: Chicnutrix Reverse - Korean Anti-aging Serum.

How does it work:

Retinol, belonging to the retinoid class derived from Vitamin A, plays a crucial role in neutralizing free radicals. Consequently, it aids in the synthesis of collagen beneath the skin's surface, leading to a plumping effect that diminishes fine lines, unclogs pores, and reduces wrinkles. The presence of collagen enhances skin moisture and texture, boosting elasticity and minimizing the appearance of wrinkles and roughness.

Benefits of Using a Face Serum:

Improves Skin Elasticity:

Oxygenation from serums helps improve skin elasticity.

Ingredients like retinol and vitamin C reduce visible signs of aging and promote elasticity.

Hydrating serums maintain natural skin elasticity.

Improves Skin Texture & Barrier:

Exfoliating serums with ingredients like glycolic acid improve skin texture by removing dead cells.

Leaves a smoother, softer complexion over time.

Minimizes Pores:

Beyond hydration, serums can minimize pores and reduce inflammation.

Creates a smooth and even skin appearance.

How to Use a Serum:

Cleanse and Tone:

Use a gentle cleanser to remove dirt, oil, and makeup.

Follow up with a toner to balance the skin's pH levels.

Apply the Serum:

Dispense a small amount onto fingertips and gently massage into the skin.

Focus on areas of concern, such as fine lines or dark spots.

Follow up with Moisturizer

Allow the serum to fully absorb before applying moisturizer.

Locks in active ingredients and provides long-lasting hydration.

Use Sunscreen:

During the day, apply sunscreen to protect the skin from UV rays and premature aging.


Choosing the best serum for your skin can be tedious, especially if you're a beginner. Chicnutrix Korean Beauty Range offers 3 Korean Range serums Chicnutrix Outshine –Korean Glass Serum, Chicnutrix Hydrate – For 24-hour Hydration and Chicnutrix Reverse- Anti-aging Serum, Specially Made in Korea for Indian skin. All the ingredients are natural and beginner-friendly. Explore the benefits of these serums to achieve radiant, hydrated, and youthful-looking skin.

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