Following the launch of the Face Sculpt Serum, Dr Nina’s debut product, in this post we will go deep to explain the glow formula for the skin behind this innovative face serum.
But first, let’s begin with a little bit of the history behind the launch of Dr Nina’s new skincare line and why she chose to release a face serum as her very first product.
A Formula Designed for Glowing Skin
The new high-performance serum is the passion project of Dr Nina. With more than 12 years of experience looking after the cosmetic needs of thousands of patients, Dr Nina took two years to design her must-have skincare product and find the perfect glow formula for the skin to help her clients achieve their dream complexion.
Your skin is constantly undergoing change, triggered from within and by external factors. It is constantly reacting to everything; from the passing of time to your lifestyle choices and the environment around you. To support your best skin from this moment on and beyond, it’s time to review your choices and your skincare regime. I’d like to introduce you to my Face Sculpt Serum which I believe will be your new best friend on your pathway to your best skin.Dr Nina
With its lightweight, easy-to-absorb formula, the Face Sculpt Serum is suitable for most skin types (except sensitive) and provides rapidly visible effects. The serum delivers a boost of hydration, fights expression lines, and encourages cell renewal, giving your face an immediate healthy and youthful glow.
But why did Dr Nina specifically choose to launch a face serum as her first product in her new skincare line, you might ask?
To answer this question, let’s dig deeper into the world of face serums and explain a bit more about these powerful – and too often underrated – skincare must-haves.
Face Serums Explained
Serums are clear, gel-based, or liquid skincare products that are designed to deliver high concentrations of specific active ingredients to the skin. They’re typically applied before moisturisers to help lock in moisture and tend to be less thick than a cream.
The molecules of active ingredients contained in serums are able to penetrate the skin on the deepest level, while moisturisers tend to deliver their effects more on the top layers. Also, due to the higher concentration, serums typically take a shorter amount of time to see visible results compared to creams and lotions.
There are many different types of serums on the market that perform different jobs, ranging from hydration to skin brightening, to anti-acne and more. When it comes to Dr Nina’s Face Sculpt Serum, its special glow formula for the skin focuses on maximising radiance and luminosity.
Face Serum FAQs
A face serum can have different functions and target different skin concerns. It can replenish the moisture and dehydration of the skin, restore the hydrolipidic barrier, provide a gentle exfoliation to the skin, fight acne and dark spots and so on.
There isn’t a fixed age when you should start using a face serum. Ideally, anytime in your 20s, since collagen production starts decreasing already around 27 years old. Prevention is always better than cure, as Dr Nina would say!
You can (and you should!) use a face serum twice daily, incorporating it in your day and night skincare routine.
This is not a fixed rule and it very much depends on your skin. If after applying the serum your skin still feels tight and it craves hydration, then you can apply a moisturiser on top. Just be very mindful of what kind of moisturiser you choose. For instance, if you have oily skin, or if your skin is glowing and really healthy, you might actually not even need it and you might be okay just by applying face serum.
Best not mixing serum and moisturiser together, as your skin won’t get a chance to properly absorb the key active ingredients contained in the serum.
Wash your face and hands thoroughly then pump two or three drops of serum into your palm. You can use your index and middle finger to apply it all over your face, neck, and décolletage in an upwards motion. Massage until completely absorbed. Try to use your ring or little finger for the delicate area around the eyes, so it’s a little bit more delicate.
The serum has to always be applied after the toner. The right order is cleanser, toner and then serum. Never the other way around!
You can use serum without a toner, although I normally recommend using a toner to prep the skin to absorb all the active ingredients contained in the serum. The toner should ideally contain some lactic acid to gently exfoliate the skin, or some salicylic acid to cleanse the pores, so the active ingredients in the serum will get absorbed in the most efficient way.
You can use a moisturiser without a serum, but if you want to choose between the two, it would be better to just always use the serum as the bare minimum. Then if your skin still needs hydration you can use a moisturiser.
The face serum can and should be used before applying your makeup, and just before applying the SPF. Remember the last skincare step before applying makeup is always sun protection!
Since the ingredients in serums tend to be pretty concentrated, they can occasionally cause irritation and dryness in those who have sensitive skin. If your skin tends to be on the sensitive or dry side, it might be a good idea to layer a heavier, creamier moisturiser on top of the serum.
The Secret to Dr Nina’s Glow Formula for the Skin
Combining the expertise of her trusted lab technicians and her 12-year-experience looking after the cosmetic needs of thousands of patients at her Facial Sculpting clinics in London, Dr Nina took her time to design her must-have, high-effective Face Sculpt Serum. The mission underlying her new skincare line is to complement any skincare regime with top-notch quality products to help her customers on their quest for their best skin yet.
There is no such thing as a secret glow formula for the skin. However, Dr Nina knows that the combination and the quality of the ingredients make all the difference when it comes to her product’s effectiveness.
Face Sculpt Serum’s Glow Formula for the Skin
Here’s the complete list of the key ingredients found in the Face Sculpt Serum by Dr Nina:
AQUA, GLYCERIN, ALCOHOL DENAT, SODIUM POLYACRYLATE, PROPANEDIOL, DIMETHICONE, GLYCERETH-26, ISONONYL ISONONANOATE, NIACINAMIDE, GLYCOLIC ACID, PALMITOYL TRIPEPTIDE-38, SALICYLIC ACID, SODIUM HYALURONATE CROSSPOLYMER, CURCUMA LONGA CALLUS LYSATE, COMMIPHORA MUKUL RESIN EXTRACT, GOSSYPIUM HERBACEUM CALLUS CULTURE, ALTEROMONAS FERMENT EXTRACT, SODIUM HYALURONATE, SUCROSE PALMITATE, BUTYLENE
All of the ingredients are guaranteed:
- Cruelty-free and not tested on animals
- 100% Vegan and Natural Ingredients
- Ethically Sourced Extract
Face Sculpt Serum’s Key Ingredients
The formula of Dr Nina’s Face Sculpt Serum has been specifically designed for most skin types to achieve immediate glowing skin. In fact, after two weeks of use, 75%* of the testers reported younger-looking, glowing skin.
Let’s have a closer look at the ingredients that make up the glow formula for the skin of Dr Nina’s Face Sculpt Serum.
- ARABIAN COTTON 1%
- Broad-spectrum protection against photo-aging.
- CROSSLINKED 2% HYALURONIC ACID
- Provides gradual hydration and, in turn, improves the skin, balancing both hydration and oil production. It improves the protective barrier effect of the skin as well.
- EXO-P 2%
- Makes a barrier or shield effect, preventing the penetration of pollutant particles.
- GLYCOLIC ACID 0.7%
- Glycolic acid has a very low molecular weight, meaning it is able to penetrate the skin easily to soften and gently exfoliate, whilst also hydrating the skin.
- LOW MOLECULAR WEIGHT HYALURONIC ACID 0.1%
- Penetrates the stratum corneum, providing water to the deeper layers of the skin and improving wrinkles.
- MATRIXYL® 2%
- Stimulates the production of collagen for a long-term anti-wrinkle effect.
- NIACINAMIDE 1%
- A vitamin of group D, balances skin tone and improves the look of hyperpigmentation.
- REDENSIN® 2.5%
- Helps plump wrinkles from the inside.
- SALICYLIC ACID 0.1%
- A gentle exfoliator to soften and gently exfoliate the skin. It also has an antibacterial and antiseptic action.
- TURMERIA ZEN 1%
- A multi-active ingredient from Turmeric stem cells with an anti-inflammatory action that helps to support wound healing and improves the look of small scars and wrinkles.
How to Use
2 pumps to be applied to face, neck and décolletage in an upwards motion. Massage until completely absorbed. It can be used in the AM and/or PM.
Since ingredients are so powerful, there are a few points to be careful about when using the Face Sculpt Serum.
- Do not use if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning to get pregnant unless authorised by your doctor.
- Do not use it if you have an allergy to aspirin or derivatives.
- Due to the presence of AHA, there is an exfoliating action in the skin and therefore we recommend the use of SPF after this product to minimise the risk of sun damage and sunburn.
- Avoid contact with eyes, eyelids and mucous membranes.
- Once opened, use within 12 months.
If you’d like more of Dr Nina’s best tips for radiant skin, check out our previous post.