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We love face serums. They are an important part of our redhead skincare routine –– which is the reason why we include them a lot in monthly and quarterly H2BAR Boxes.

What is a face serum?

A face serum is a more concentrated liquid formula than an everyday moisturizer which helps retain moisture and elasticity. Serums are great if you want to prolong moisture and give your skin a healthy glow.



 

How to apply a serum? 

Apply a face serum before your favorite moisturizer (day and/or night) to lock in all those skin-boosting benefits. Your skincare routine should look like this: cleanser, toner, serum, eye cream, moisturizer and sunscreen. You can apply your face oil before moisturizing or after. We think this is a personal preference based on your skin type. If you’re drier, you may want to apply your face oil after moisturizing.

If you’re not already using a facial serum, consider giving your routine a step-up with one of these amazing ‘redhead friendly’ serums.

1. For uneven skin
Earth Harbor Naturals MARINA Biome Brightening Ampoule, $30

Featured in the monthly December H2BAR Box, this ocean-blue botanical serum includes highly-concentrated adaptogenic oils to vigorously brighten and balance for an even, radiant complexion.

Want to try this full-size product + $85 worth of products for only $20.48? We have extra December H2BAR Boxes in our warehouse. Shop now! 

2. For acne-prone skin
Anti-Acne Serum by Mario Badescu, $20
If you have acne-prone skin, try this serum by Mario Badescu. With salicylic acid and thyme extract, this gel-like serum quickly absorbs into the skin to hydrate and balance while targeting those trouble areas.

3. For aging skin
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II, $103
This serum is a well-worth investment for your skin. It’s a renewal night serum with intensely hydrating ingredients (including hyaluronic acid) and antioxidants. It is oil-free and ideal for those with fine lines and signs of aging.
4. For dull skin
Drunk Elephant C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum, $80

Every redhead should have a vitamin C serum a part of their morning skincare routine. This super-potent vitamin C day serum is packed with essential nutrients, fruit enzymes, and a chronopeptide that mimics the antioxidant benefits of vitamin D, all working together to firm and brighten the appearance of the skin. Works great on those with dull, uneven skin tones and fine lines and wrinkles.

 

5. For redness
PCA Skin Anti-Redness Skin, $47

This formulation from PCA Skin calms, soothes and improves the appearance of sensitive skin prone to redness. Key ingredients include aldavine (a blend of brown and red algae), capparnols (calming and soothing) and bisabolol (found in chamomile).

Looking to try PCA Skin for the first time? Purchase the How to be a Redhead x PCA Skin Kit!

6. For scars and stretch marks
Mukama Botanica Skin Superfood Serum, $99

This nutrient-rich serum is packed with free radical-fighting antioxidants and linoleic fatty acid to help repair damage, even the skin tone, reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks, brighten, fight acne-causing bacteria, plump fine lines, hydrate and helps regenerate youthful redhead skin.

7. For increased pores 
Farmacy Honeymoon Glow AHA Resurfacing Night Serum, $58

A three-in-one night serum that resurfaces, hydrates, and clarifies dull skin while you sleep, formulated with a 14% AHA/BHA/gentle flower acid blend. You may feel a slight tingle once applied. *This product is not recommended for those with extremely sensitive redhead skin.

8. For sun damage
Bambu Earth Repairing Serum, $68
Featured in the November H2BAR Box, this cold-pressed serum is made with only three (yes, three!) ingredients. It helps manage discoloration like hyperpigmentation, sun damage, and scarring to help even skin tone.



9. For brighter skin
Fleur & Bee Natural Vitamin C Serum, $28
Featured in the December Quarterly H2BAR Box, this serum uses 15% Vitamin C (Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate) to brighten and smooth the skin. 
10. For extra hydration 
The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, $11
Hyaluronic acid is super trendy and for good reason. Fun fact: Our bodies actually naturally produce hyaluronic acid! However, the more we age, the less hyaluronic acid we produce. Incorporating this product into your redhead skincare routine will help fight aging, promote skin elasticity and retain moisture (aka add hydration to your skin).

Rock it like a Redhead! 

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