My last Beauty Cabinet post was about my favorite cleansers.  Now I want to share my current favorite serums.  But first, what is a serum? 

Serums are lightweight moisturizers that penetrate deeper to deliver active ingredients into your skin.  That’s the technical definition.  Here’s mine, magic in a bottle.  

I first heard about serums watching a Jackie Aina video on sheet masks…another of my favorite beauty products we’ll talk about later.  She intrigued me and I headed out in search of  “serum.”  I had no clue which one to get, all I knew was I was going to get me a shot of magic juice for my skin.

I did a little research and found several posts on the subject.  A few products were always mentioned.  I attribute that to excellent marketing.  It’s sort of like the Bioderma Micellar Water, if everyone is talking about it, it’s either a very good product or very good pr.  In the case of Bioderma, it was a little of both.

Serums are like any other beauty product.  There are different ones for different skin needs.  I suggest consulting with a dermatologist, aesthetician or beauty professional for help on what is best for your skin.

As for the serums, one product kept coming up, Sunday Riley CEO.  I have to admit, I was a little suspect and then I got a sample.  OMG! I love this stuff.  I don’t know what’s in it, all I know is I like how it feels and smells.  But I didn’t want to fall for the first one, so I tried a few more.  

Let me clarify.  I don’t have wrinkles or a skin problem.  Thank you Jesus for good genes. However, I like the glow and softness I get when I use  a serum. I have also noticed my makeup lasts longer with this extra moisturizing layer.  

I’m a fan and will continue to use serums in my skincare routine.  I don’t use all of these at the same time.  However, sometimes I layer serums.  For me it’s all about staying moisturized.    

I tried several serums, but these are the ones I liked and how and when I use them..


Sunday Riley C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum

I’m using this in the the feel and smell



Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil

I use this twice a week at night...I love how my skin looks the following morning


Lancome  Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Serum

I use this when the weather is warmer at night


Chanel Le Blanc Serum

This is a luxury one for me and I like it at night


Dior Glow Booster

I like this when I wear makeup…I love the glow it gives me


Caudalie VINE[ACTIV]  Glow Activating Anti-Wrinkle Serum

I like it for day and sometime layer it with another serum


Images from Sephora unless stated

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