Serums also known as Face Oils, Beauty Oils are lightweight, intensive skin care products formulated with antioxidants, nutrients and vitamins that work to repair the structure of skin cells, increasing skin radiance, smoothness and suppleness.
Facial Serums are designed to penetrate deeply, allowing their active ingredients to combat free radical damage, skin pigmentation, ageing, acne and scarring by delivering nutrients and vitamins right into the skin cells to repair the skin at a cellular level. Serums act to improve skin firmness, smoothness and luminosity while reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
Nature Bathing Facial Serums are oil-based and contain a foundation of exclusively high-end specialised carrier oils that are fast-absorbing (otherwise known as ‘dry’ oils). The high end oils in our serums not only offer moisturising and barrier repair properties, but also contain polyphenols, essential fatty acids and other compounds that can be metabolised by the skin.
On top of the foundation, you’ll find high performance oil-soluble extracts that can have a notable effect on the skin, as well as aroma-blends that contain aromatic properties that can benefit the skin. They provide moisturising and barrier strengthening properties to the skin, as well as offering antioxidant properties.
These Serums are very concentrated as they contain purely oils - so a little will go a long way! These anhydrous (water-free) serums are 100% natural. They are used to moisturise, smooth and soften the skin. Carrier oils contain a variety of vitamins and fatty acids. Each oil feels different on the skin and they have different properties such as soothing, anti-inflammatory, regenerating, nourishing, balancing.
Our Oil Serums are completely free of synthetic fragrances, artificial colours, petroleum-derived mineral oil, and silicones.
What makes our Serums unique is the key ingredient OLIVE SQUALANE - also known as the 'miracle in a bottle' or 'the facelift in a bottle' because of its wonderful skin conditioning properties.
Squalane is a much better, natural alternative to the silicones (synthetic ingredient) often used in commercial serums. It is derived from Mediterranean Olive Oil and glides onto the skin without making it feel oily. It softens the skin, improves elasticity, reduces signs of ageing, and boosts cell regeneration.
Squalene is produced naturally by our skin until our mid 20s and helps to moisturise and protect it. After our mid 20s its really useful to use Olive Squalane as it is very similar in structure to the natural one produced by the skin and is therefore absorbed really well. It’s lighter than an oil and leaves the skin silky and smooth.
Here are some benefits of Olive Squalane for skin:
An excellent natural emollient that smoothes and softens skin.
Similar to the skin’s natural oil (sebum).
Penetrates the skin easily so a great carrier for other ingredients.
Spreads on the skin easily.
Protects against moisture loss.
Clear and odourless.
Stable and has a long shelf life.
From a natural and renewable source – olives.
Light and quickly absorbed.
Creates a luxurious, silky skin feel.
Elixirs are a concoction—or “potion”of various oils. They also usually contain herbal infusions, plant extracts, and/or other ingredients that benefit the skin . In addition to hydrating, elixirs help heal and nourish the skin to promote a brighter, clearer, and more moisturized complexion.
In the daytime, they provide an excellent base for your makeup, allowing it to blend more seamlessly and last longer throughout the day. Elixirs can also be applied before bed for an extra dose of moisture.
They are recommend for all skin types, though those with dry or mature skin will especially love them!
Does your skin need a serum or a moisturiser?
While a serum works to repair skin cells and combat free radicals, a moisturiser acts to prevent the evaporation of moisture and provides a physical barrier to protect the skin from environmental irritants and makeup particles.
Serums can be used both morning and night to address specific skin issues more effectively than a moisturiser alone, and will also boost the hydrating effects of your moisturiser.
Ideally, you will use a facial serum to increase the effectiveness of your skincare regime and combat ageing and skin damage more successfully. If you are 30 or older, using a serum will make a huge difference in improving your skin.
Serums can be used as a stand-alone product for someone with oilier skin, or under a moisturiser to help protect the hydration levels in normal to dry skin.
During the winter months, it’s a good idea to use a moisturiser over your serum for extra hydration, to help your skin cope with changing temperature and drying winds.
Specific reasons to use facial serums in your skincare regime include:
restore skin natural barrier function
repair sun damage and reducing wrinkles
deeper skin hydration
skin firming and improved texture
exfoliation for smoother more radiant skin
calming redness and sensitivity
clearing and preventing blemishes
to fade brown spots and pigmentation.
How should you apply your serum and moisturiser?
Moist skin is ten times more permeable than dry skin, so we recommend that you apply your serum twice daily, directly to your skin after cleansing and toning. In the morning apply your facial serum before your SPF moisturiser or sunscreen, at night time apply the serum before your night cream or moisturiser.
After cleansing, your serum should be applied over the entire face & neck. Apply a few drops of serum with two fingers (so as to avoid wasting the serum on your hands), gently press on with your fingertips and massage into the skin and allow it to absorb into the skin for a few minutes before applying a moisturiser.
More serum does not equal more benefit. Your skin can only absorb a certain amount, and when a serum is packed with great actives, you don’t need large amounts. Using a serum often is better than simply applying more.
Our Face Oils can also be added to any cream such as moisturiser or a mask. They are great to be used as makeup primers as they create a smooth glide on the skin. If applying Oil in the morning, don't forget to top it off with a sunscreen, as Oil Serums do not have adequate SPF to protect your skin from the sun.
It may take some time to get used to the texture of the oil. So if you have never used an Oil Serum before, start by applying it before going to bed.
Using moisturiser over your serum will help lock in the serum anti-ageing actives and nutrients.
Our Face Serums can also be used as:
Potent skin moisturiser - They can be applied directly onto skin of face and neck just as an ordinary moisturiser. Light and silky they get quickly absorbed by the skin, leaving it soft and supple.
Vitamin-boost for any other cosmetic product - rich in vitamins and essential nutrients our Oil Serums can be added to virtually any mask, cream, cleanser to enhance it's properties. Pleasant aroma of our face oils can also be used to naturally add aromatherapy benefits to a scent-free product.
Facial massage oil - noncomedogenic and highly nutrient, our Serums are ideal for a high-performance face massage.
Makeup Primer - our face oils create perfect canvas for your foundation without silicones or any other synthetic ingredients.
Nutrient Serum - They are a natural source of vitamins and essential nutrients for your skin.
Gentle Aromatherapy - delicate aromas powered by natural and organic plant extracts deliver benefits of traditional aromatherapy and are suitable even for all skin types.
There are no fillers. We emphasise on using the highest grade Oils. None of our Serums have any added fragrance, all that you can smell is the essential oil blends.
This facial oil is 100% natural and free from Silicones, Sulphates, Parabens, Petroleum, Formaldehyde, PEGS, artificial colour, synthetic fragrance & Preservatives.
CAUTION : We recommend performing a patch test before use as some people may be allergic to certain Essential Oils or Carrier Oils.
Use of Facial serums is NOT recommended for those who have eczema, rosacea or any other chronic skin conditions because serums penetrate into the skin fast, thus, they can weaken the skin’s barrier.