Toners and Serums Explained
You've probably heard of toners and serums (LaVie Organique offers both!), but what exactly do they do? Do you need one? Read on to find out: Toner is the step in the skin care regimen following cleanser. A good cleanser, such as LaVie Organique's, will remove makeup and all buildup accumulated during your day. Those of us with large or frequently blocked pores may find a toner particularly helpful, as it follows behind the cleanser, catching any missed particles or makeup residue and making sure the skin is absolutely clean. Toners are available with different properties; for example, a drying toner (astringent) is helpful for acne-prone skin. LaVie Organique toner is suitable for all skin types but especially helps those with aging skin, because it includes hyaluronic acid, which holds in moisture. Regular users of toner observe smaller pores and a more even skin tone. Toner is applied to the face and neck as a spray, using a cotton pad to gently swab the skin. Another popular and more precise method is to spray the cotton pad directly with toner and apply. The next step is serum. Serums penetrate deeper into the skin than moisturizers, delivering hydration and anti-aging benefits. LaVie Organique serum is specifically designed to rejuvenate tired skin and combat the signs of aging. Those with dry and/or aging skin will appreciate the added moisture that a serum provides. Serum is applied after toner and underneath your usual day cream. Dab several drops of serum onto the fingertips and apply to the face and neck in a circular motion. Serum is the foundation of your daily skin protection; beneath moisturizer and makeup, it is actively protecting your skin from the drying effects of the sun and the summer heat.