Our skin is a complex organ, and sometimes it has multiple needs that a single product can’t address. Face serums are designed to deliver targeted treatment to address specific skin concerns, but this can be tricky when there are multiple issues to tackle simultaneously. If you want to brighten dull, tired-looking skin while also fighting fine lines and wrinkles, do you go for a brightening serum or an anti-aging serum?
This is where a tailored approach to your skin care regimen could be a game-changer. While we can’t speak for other serums out there, our Brightening Serum and Anti-Aging Serum are formulated with plant-powered ingredients that harmoniously work together to bring out your skin’s natural radiance, allowing them to be used within the same day without conflicting or causing skin irritations. But when is it the best time to use each one? In this blog post, we’ll take a look at each of our nourishing face serums and how timing them correctly can amplify their benefits.
VOS Anti-Aging Serum
Our Anti-Aging Serum is packed with nourishing oils that help combat signs of aging, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and protect the skin from harmful free radicals and environmental stressors. Let’s take a look at the breakdown of the ingredients:
Grapeseed Oil: Rich in antioxidants like proanthocyanidin, this oil is effective in reducing damage caused by free radicals, which can accelerate the aging process.
Jojoba Oil: This versatile oil closely resembles the skin’s natural sebum, and it keeps the skin hydrated to help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Argan Oil: Rich in vitamin E and fatty acids, argan oil helps keep the skin moisturized and supple, improves skin elasticity, and reduces the appearance of wrinkles for a more youthful complexion.
Rosehip Oil: This oil is packed with vitamins A (retinol) and C, which helps stimulate collagen production and help minimize the appearance of wrinkles and sunspots.
Pomegranate Oil: Aside from being rich in antioxidants, this nourishing oil can also help protect the skin from environmental damage and promote skin elasticity.
Carrot Seed Oil: Carrot oil is loaded with beta-carotene, which helps promote skin rejuvenation and protects the skin from premature aging caused by free radicals.
Sea Buckthorn Oil: This gem of an oil is packed with skin-loving nutrients like vitamins C and E, omega fatty acids, and carotenoids. It helps promote skin hydration, elasticity, and cell regeneration—all excellent skin benefits in an anti-aging serum.
VOS Brightening Serum
Cherished for its ability to brighten the complexion, even out skin tone, and produce a naturally radiant glow, our Brightening Serum has been a long-time favorite for good reason. Let’s explore the ingredients that have earned this serum so much love:
Grapeseed Oil: On top of being rich in antioxidants that do wonders for the skin, this oil can also protect the skin from free radicals and UV radiation. It’s also lightweight and fast-absorbing, leaving the skin feeling soft and supple without any greasiness.
Rice Bran Oil: Packed with vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants, rice bran oil helps to brighten the skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and replenish the skin’s hydration without clogging pores.
Rosehip Oil: Besides its ability to promote collagen production and diminish the appearance of scars and wrinkles, rosehip oil has long been valued for its track record in reducing hyperpigmentation and brightening the skin.
Camellia Oil: This hydrating oil can help restore the skin’s barrier function, and is loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, and omega fatty acids.
Black Currant Oil: Rich in gamma-linolenic acid (which has anti-inflammatory properties), this nourishing oil is excellent in helping maintain the skin’s elasticity, fight signs of aging, and protect against environmental aggressors.
Jojoba Oil: This oil keeps skin hydrated and supple, and helps to balance oil production to help promote a clear complexion.
Marula Oil: Loaded with oleic acid, marula oil is deeply hydrating and can promote skin elasticity.
Grapefruit Oil: This uplifting essential oil is excellent at brightening the complexion and evening out skin tone, leaving your face with a natural radiance.
Carrot Seed Oil: On top of its brightening properties, carrot seed oil is packed with carotenoids that leave the skin looking and feeling rejuvenated and revitalized.
Rose Geranium Oil: This nourishing essential oil is known to balance the skin’s natural oils and help improve overall skin complexion. Bonus: it leaves a subtle but delightful natural aroma on the skin, too!
When to Use Anti-Aging Serum and Brightening Serum
So, you want to fight the signs of aging but also achieve an overall brighter, revitalized complexion. Which of our two serums should you choose? Or can you use both? Our oil-based serums are deeply nourishing, hydrating, and formulated with only the purest natural ingredients—and they are gentle enough on the skin to be used simultaneously within the same day without any issues.
Incorporating both of our serums into your skin care regimen is simple. We recommend using the Anti-Aging Serum during your morning routine and swapping it out for the Brightening Serum at night. It will look something like this:
Morning Routine: After cleansing your face and applying toner, use the Anti-Aging Serum and allow it to fully absorb before following with your moisturizer and sunscreen.
Nighttime Routine: Post-cleansing and toning, apply the Brightening Serum and allow it to fully absorb and lock in moisture. Follow up with your regular night cream or facial oil.
With this natural face serum duo, you’ll have everything you need to keep your skin looking brighter, smoother, and more radiant from day to night.
Who said you can’t have your cake and eat it, too? With our nourishing Anti-Aging Serum and our revitalizing Brightening Serum, your skin can have it all! Tailoring your routine to incorporate both of these powerful serums can be a total game-changer, letting you address multiple skin concerns simultaneously with plant-based serums that are formulated to work harmoniously together for happier, healthier-looking skin.