The Best Face Loving Serums for Winter

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Serious Serums

Intensely hydrating, radiance boosting, corrective and anti-ageing, facial serums are a skincare must-have, especially during the winter months when the weather wreaks havoc on our skin.

The beauty of a serum is that they contain a high concentration of active ingredients that penetrate deeply into the skin and hydrate it on the deepest level. It’s also an easy step to add to your beauty regime, working really well with a moisturiser which nourishes those upper layers of your skin.

Unsurprisingly, today’s high tech breed of advanced and specialised serums can have hefty price tags but don’t be put off – yes, you do get what you pay for, but, a little (of the product) often goes a long way. My advice would be to ensure you choose the right serum for your skin needs, there’s no point investing in a serum that does little (or nothing) for you so always ask for guidance from our highly-trained beauty therapists who are there to help. In the meantime, here’s three of my favourite serums to give you some food for thought. Each one is worth its weight in gold!

Good for anti-ageing

Crystal Retinal by award-winning skincare brand Medik8 is an amazing night serum that’s available in three different strengths priced from £45 to £79. Formulated with stabilised retinal, a potent derivative of vitamin A, it helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, firm skin and boost its natural collagen production so that skin looks brighter, younger and smoother in just four weeks.

Good for hydration

Hydr8 B5 Liquid Rehydration Serum (£40), also from Medik8, is another fantastic product that’s particularly great when you’re in need of a serious moisture boost. Deeply hydrating, fast-absorbing and silky-smooth to the touch, the best-selling moisturising serum softens fine lines and wrinkles, plumps skin and makes it noticeably more hydrated.

Good for pigmentation

The Murad Rapid Age Spot Correcting Serum (£75) is a bit of a wonder worker and clinically proven to reduce the appearance of dark spots, age spots and hyper pigmentation in as little as one week. Its blend of powerful ingredients also helps to even out skin tone and enhance radiance. If this sounds like your perfect match you can make a huge saving with Murad’s Vibrant Vibes Christmas gift set – it contains £140 worth of products for only £75! The anti-ageing duo includes 30ml of the amazing Rapid Age Spot Correcting Serum PLUS a full size radiance boosting Essential-C™ Day Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30 for the same price as just the serum. I do love a bargain!

Find out more

To find out more about any of our products please pop in or  call the salons at Hanover Street (0131 225 7009) and Bruntsfield Place (0131 477 3535). Our front-of-house team are very knowledgeable, but will also be happy to book you in for a personal consultation with one of our experienced skin therapists.

Fiona Fowley

Fiona Fowley is the beauty expert and entrepreneur behind the Zen Lifestyle salons. Originally a beauty therapist, Fiona realised there was a gap in the market to create a unique kind of customer experience in the UK beauty and spa industry. She created Zen Lifestyle to provide discerning clients with an exceptionally high standard of therapies in luxurious, beautifully designed surroundings. she has led the business to 18 national beauty awards, as well as being voted UK Salon of the Year 5 times.