I love cocktails – both wine and serums. When I say cocktails, you definitely think of a combination and you’re right. Cocktail serums are simply combination of any serums. It’s hard to pick one serum to fit all concerns for the skin, and time consuming for easy application. I personally use more than 3 serums in my daily routine. How does that work? The simple answer is making cocktail for the skin.
If you know your skin type and concern, you can mix to maximise the result. You should have some ideas about ingredients that are good for skin and go together with other serums. Vitamin C and Retinol are unstable ingredients and it’s good to combine with each other or other ingredients. However, Vitamin C and copper don’t get along together but simply neutralise the actions of both serum, and you won’t see any result. Please note that Retinol can be best used for night time and great for anti-ageing and breakouts while Vitamin C is great for dry/normal skin as antioxidant at day time. To know whether it’s safe to have cocktail serums on your skin, it’s better to consult skin therapist or dermatologist for your skin type and concerns.
My skin is an oily skin type and I usually have hormonal breakouts (just a few every time on my periods). Most of my product range are all Skinstiut. I am using a Skinstitut gentle cleanser to both cleanse my makeup and gently cleanse my skin. Glycolic Acid is my favorite, and it’s really working deeply in cleansing and exfoliating my oily skin. It’s also the great ingredient to bring underlying congestion and pigments to the skin surface. I always start my day with facial spray that contains Vitamin B3 – Skinstitut Multi-Active mist – which helps control the oil production in my skin and calm the inflammatory effect over my inflamed breakouts or just to refresh my face. Then followed by serum – Even Blend serum and Vitamin C powder at day time and Retinol and Even Blend serums at night time. After every skin treatments, I always apply Skinstitut Rejuvenate 15 serum which is best at healing skin and anti-aging effect, then finish off my routine with moisturiser and sunscreen.
Therefore, make sure you pick the right serums to suit your concern and match with your skin types. Let’s make your own cocktails!