Want to Know When to Use Skin Serums?

Recently, I had a client ask me what skin serums are and should she be using them instead of moisturizer or in conjunction with them? The answer is BOTH, depending on your skin type.

Serums are very popular at the moment and are a lightweight lotion that penetrates deep into the skin. Serums are often infused with active ingredients such as Retinol, Vitamin C and Glycolic acid . Skin serums can help with: hyper-pigmentation, fine lines,firming skin, smoothing skin and calming sensitive skin. Most are water based and a few drops will go along way on your face.

Antipodes Super Fruit Skin Serum

I have recently purchased Antipodes Worship Super-fruit Antioxidant Serum and have been using it daily in my skincare routine. I selected this to help with my fine lines and to fade some of my sun damage. There are many options available and I recommend exploring the benefits of each and selecting what is best for your skin.

My Skincare Routine, including Serums

I suffered cystic acne as a teen with scaring and have developed sensitive skin over the years.Therefore I try to keep my skincare as natural as possible to avoid flare ups.

  1. Cleanse – I use a non foaming cleansing gel.
  2. Tone – My favourite is a few light sprays of rose water.
  3. Facial Serum – Morning and night
  4. Moisturizer.
  5. Sunblock

Moisturizer comes after serum as its heavier. If you have oily skin then you can try forgoing the moisturizer after applying serum. I would love to hear about the products your using or your experiences with serums!


Argo natural beauty Review

Argo Naturals Uniquely Organic Skincare Review

Argo natural beauty Review
This post is supported by Argo Naturals

Now that Summer is well and truly here , the humidity is rising and the days are longer I have found the need to freshen up and keep moisturized during the day. The heat certainly dries you out and there is nothing worse than dry and itchy skin.

Argo Naturals Beauty Review

Argo Naturals very kindly sent me some of their Rose Water and Pure Kasuma Oil to try. The Rose Water is quiet a treat and fondly has me thinking of its popularity during the 1950’s in cosmetics and food. Used widely in Middle Eastern culture it has seen a rise in popularity over the past couple of years. Argo Naturals Rose Water is  is produced from genuine Alba rose oil through steam distillation and has a wide range of uses from facial toner to scent. I have been using over the past week as a facial mist before and after the gym and it now sits nestled in my handbag for a quick freshen up at work. The scent is  “rosy” though not overpowering and I have not observed any notable reaction on my sensitive skin. If anything my natural redness has settled a little.

Sweet Painted Lady


I have tried my fair share of body and facial oils so I was only too happy to try Pure Kasuma Oil as it is not an oil i have heard of in New Zealand. A quick visit to the Argo Naturals site and I discovered it is is extracted from a special genus of Safflower, is high in  Vitamins B1, B6, B9, unsaturated fatty acids and omegas. I used the oil on my face  nightly for 7 days and was impressed with how well it absorbed into the skin without leaving the thick coating of oil on the skin that Rosehip does on me. The following day my skin still soft, supple and smooth, foundation glided on nicely and it still felt moisturized in the midday heat. I even used it on Master Corvan for his favourite back massage!

You can purchase Argo Naturals Rose Water and Kasuma Oil via the Argo Naturals website and browse their other intriguing products. I know the Pearl Powder and Ayurveda Brightening Cream are on my next purchase list.

Thank you Argo Naturals