Why our serums will improve your skin

There’s good reason why serums are the latest must-have in any skin care routine. They can provide a potent vitamin or anti-ageing boost to your skin, improve and remedy problem skin and breakouts and even mend uneven skin tone.  So no matter your skin type, there is a serum suited for everyone. At Antidote Essentials we have developed a range of potent serums suited to specific needs to give you your best skin, guaranteed.

 

What is a Serum and how does it differ to a traditional moisturiser?

A serum is a skin care product formulated to penetrate deeply into the skin to deliver a specific and targeted result.  Serums are generally lighter in texture but far more concentrated with active ingredients than moisturisers or creams. The lighter texture allows better penetration of the active ingredients deep into the layers of the skin.

Moisturisers (lotions and creams) are richer in consistency and create a barrier on top of the skin to keep moisture in. However, serums and moisturisers can be a powerful combo and together they deliver active ingredients into the skin and then seal it in for maximum results.

 

What makes Antidote Essentials Serums different to other brands?

We’ve found that some brands can be a bit lacking with the concentrations of the active ingredients in their serums (just look at their ingredients list). Many are also oil-based that can leave your skin oily, sticky and can take a long time to absorb. Not what you need for your skincare routine in the busy morning or evening rush!

As professional men in our 40s and with two small kids we saw a need for a serum range that wasn’t greasy, was fast to absorb (we needed a simple routine that's fast) and did what they said they would. We made it our passion project to create the perfect serum range! We wanted to cater for those with specific skin type needs, serums that have a high concentration of potent active ingredients (so they actually work) and won’t leave your skin greasy.  And as a bonus, our products are for both men and women.  

We use high concentrations of active ingredients in all our serums to achieve real results. Our serums have a light aloe base to ensure the active ingredients absorb deep in to the skin, fast! Simply, they do what they say they’re going to do.

 

What type of serum is best for me?

Think of a serum like a prescription for your skin type. Below is a list of common skin types and the serum designed just for you. If you think you have “normal” skin and that you probably wouldn’t need a serum, ingredients like vitamin C and hyaluronic acid in our SERUM Age Rescue or niacinamide (vitamin B3) in our SERUM Anti-Blemish can give you glowing, healthier skin.

 

Skin Type - Oily Skin

 Recommended Serums

  • SERUM Anti-Blemish and SERUM Age Rescue

Why?

  • SERUM Anti-Blemish is non-greasy and is designed to control excess oil production and will assist to keep your skin clear and mattified all day

  • SERUM Age Rescue is a potent vitamin C shot without making your skin oily. It will assist to improve skin tone and quality

How To Use

  • At night – cleanse with our WASH Activated Charcoal. Follow with SERUM Age Rescue and then FACE Moisturiser

  • In the morning – Cleanse with our WASH Activated Charcoal. Follow with SERUM Anti-Blemish and then Face Moisturiser

 

 

Skin Type - Dry Skin

Recommended Serums

  • SERUM Hydrate and SERUM Age Rescue (optional SERUM eye revive)

Why?

  • SERUM Hydrate provides an instant boost of moisture deep into the skin. With ongoing use it can remedy dry patches and improve skin’s elasticity and overall texture. Our number one recommendation to combat the cold winter which can dry most of our skin

  • SERUM Age Rescue is rich in vitamins and can assist to improve overall skin health and complexion

How To Use

  • At night – cleanse with our WASH Activated Charcoal. Follow with SERUM Hydrate and then FACE Night Remedy

  • In the morning – cleanse with our WASH Activated Charcoal. Follow with SERUM Age Rescue (or SERUM Hydrate if your skin is particularly dry) and then Face Night Remedy

 

 

Skin Type – Combination Skin

Recommended Serums

  • SERUM Hydrate and SERUM Age Rescue (optional SERUM eye revive)

Why?

  • SERUM Hydrate provides an instant boost of moisture deep within the skin without making it too greasy. With ongoing use it can remedy dry patches and improve skin’s elasticity and overall texture

  • SERUM Age Rescue is rich in vitamins and can assist to improve complexion and overall skin health

How To Use

  • At night – Cleanse with our WASH Activated Charcoal. Follow with SERUM Hydrate and then FACE Night Remedy

  • In the morning – Cleanse with our WASH Activated Charcoal. Follow with SERUM Age Rescue and then Face Moisturiser.

 

 

Skin Type – Ageing Skin 

Recommended Serums

  • SERUM Hydrate and SERUM Age Rescue (optional SERUM eye revive)

Why?

  • SERUM Hydrate provides an instant boost of moisture deep within the skin. Ageing skin is often prone to dryness and loss of elasticity. SERUM Hydrate can help to replace this much-needed moisture

  • SERUM Age Rescue is rich in vitamins C&E, Hyaluronic Acid and CoQ10 and provides a potent anti-ageing boost and can help reduce fine lines and improve overall complexion

How To Use

  • At night – Cleanse with our WASH Activated Charcoal. Follow with SERUM Hydrate and then FACE Night Remedy

  • In the morning – Cleanse with our WASH Activated Charcoal. Follow with SERUM Age Rescue (or SERUM Hydrate if your skin is particularly dry) and then Face Moisturiser.

 

 

Skin Type – Blemish & Acne-Prone Skin

 Recommended Serums

  • SERUM Anti-Blemish (optional SERUM eye revive)

Why?

  • SERUM Anti-Blemish has been specially formulated to treat and prevent breakouts, reduce redness, inflammation and improve overall complexion.

How To Use

  • At night – Cleanse with our WASH Activated Charcoal. Follow with SERUM Anti-Blemish and then Face Moisturiser

  • In the morning – Cleanse with our WASH Activated Charcoal. Follow with SERUM Anti-Blemish and then Face Moisturiser.

 

 

EYES – All Skin Types

Recommended Serums

  • SERUM Eye Revive

Why?

Our eye area needs some extra TLC too, especially if we’re a bit fatigued, have fine lines, dark circles or puffiness. With a potent concentration of copper, vitamins C&E and coffee SERUM Eye Revive will brighten the most tired eyes.

 

How To Use

  • At night – After your face serum and moisturising regime, apply a small amount around the eye contour and gently rub in till completely absorbed.

  • In the morning – After your face serum and moisturising regime, apply a small amount around the eye contour and gently rub in till completely absorbed