5 skin concerns and 10 products to fight them

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This means your skin is lacking water in the top layers. Eating loads of juicy fruits and vegetables is essential but to solve your skin dilemma fast try using a hydrating serum daily.

Hydra Quench Bi-Fase Intensive Serum: This serum has a great power to rescue seriously dehydrated skin. Thanks to 2 types of Hyaluronic Acid, which together replenish the skin’s deep-down dermal water and maintain the ideal hydration level on the skin’s surface. I’ve used it many times in the past and would recommend it for any skin.

La Roche- Pasay Hydraphase is a fabulous budget option. Its water-gel like formula absorbs easily and gives quick relief to skin that feels dry or dehydrated. I used to buy it usually in France but now I see it’s available in other European countries too.

Spots and blemishes / Adult Acne:

If you ever suffer with breakouts you’ll know how one spot can ruin your day.

Estee Lauder Clear Difference Advanced Blemish Serum. Which I’d recommend only for severe acne.

Blue Plasma by Perricone MD – this is more of an exfoliating serum that targets only dead skin cells that are already ready to come off. It also helps to unclog your pores from pollution, revealing a more radiant skin, allowing you to keep your break outs under control.


We now recognise that not only lines and wrinkles will make us look older but also a lack of radiance and pigmentation changes. There is a good selection of products to fight them and most deliver satisfying results.

Dream Tone from Lancome. This product was developed to repair pigmentation in the skin as well as changes to the skin tone such as redness, sallowness or even post acne scaring. Both the changes in tonality of the skin as well as marks appearing due to hormonal changes or sun damage can be reduced with the use of Dream Tone. For the Dream Tone review please click here.


Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector: Developed to improve the appearance and evenness of skin tone. Helps reduce the appearance of dark spots, age spots, and traces of blemish. Unlike the Lancome Dream Tone there’s only one serum for all ethnicities. I haven’t tried this serum on my skin, but I have tested its texture, which I found easy to absorb.

First Signs of Ageing

I can not stress enough ladies, prevention is better than a cure!! An old and true saying that goes far when it comes to skincare. Don’t stay shy from products that will shield your glowing skin today, and keep it younger for longer.

Polyphenol C15 serum is a superb blend of powerful anti-oxydants that will help to capture free radicals in your skin and in that way prevent premature ageing. If you already have a couple of first fine lines, not to worry. This powerful plant blend will take care of those too.


Multi-Active Jour Serum from Clarins is my other favourite in this category. It has a lovely light formula that blends nicely on the skin leaving it soft and plumped. There’s not that sticky feel afterwards and you can easily apply your moisturiser after.

Multiple ageing concerns:

I don’t think this is the strongest category yet but …. WATCH THIS SPACE. There are a few good products that are already tackling more than one skin concern. So if you’d like to treat your skins evenness, firmness, lines and pigmentation all at once look this way:

Double Serum from Clarins : Contains Clarins’ 20 most powerful plant extracts in one single formulation. This serum will help with your skins: Hydration, Nutrition, Oxygenation, Protection and Regeneration. Clinical test results were astonishing, which explains why customers loved it too. Double Serum  has fast become one of Clarins best selling products and won beauty awards. I love how Clarins created a product that mimics the composition of skin cells, which are 70% water and 30% oil. It’s suited for most age groups too, meaning you can start using it even if you in your late twenties.

Double Serum Clarins

Clinique Smart Serum:  This product has no clinical studies and probably wont ever have them. Why? Simply as it works differentially on each person as this serum is supposed to choose the area of your skin that needs help and work on it. As every persons skin needs are different there’s no way of testing the results in clinical studies. Saying this the concept itself is very good. I have not tried this serum on my skin but I have tested it on the back of my hand. I like its texture. I think this might be a good choice if you’re unsure what product would benefit your skin best. If you used it I’d love to hear what you think of it and whether the results you achieved were significant.

What’s your favourite serum?

1 Comment

  • Reply October 9, 2014

    Patricia Montenegro

    Great article, Ewa! Loved it. My favorite serums at the moment are Tatcha Deep Brightening Serum, Sunday Riley Good Genes and I tried a sample of the Bakel Nourishing Serum and O-M-G! Try finding out if any retailers carry the brand… it’s Italian. Xoxo!

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