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FaceStuff Co Serums

Have been developed and formulated by experts in Canada, they are bottled and labeled right here in Aotearoa

All serums are available in glass bottles (5ml, 30ml or 100ml) with the aim to release refill options very soon, so hopefully you will only ever need to purchase one glass bottle.

If you are unsure about any of the serums, please purchase a 5ml tester size - this should last you up to a month, so you will know if you love the product before you commit to the larger size.

How do I apply serum?

In the morning, serum goes on after your toner or skin drink and before your day cream (which should be followed with sunscreen).

Day Time Routine from FaceStuff Co

In the evening, serum goes on after your toner or skin drink and before your night cream.

Night Time Routine from FaceStuff Co

All FaceStuff Co serums have been formulated with hyaluronic acid so that you don't need to layer your serums - to try and keep your routine as simple as possible.

What are the benefits of hyaluronic acid serum?

Hyaluronic acid is naturally present in our skin but decreases as we age - this is why it's suitable for almost all skin types.

Hyaluronic acid is like a big drink of water for your skin, it penetrates and binds water to skin cells.

No matter what your skin type or what your concerns are, every face needs hydration.

All FaceStuff Co serums are formulated with hyaluronic acid, so all will aim to hydrate your face.

However, if your main aim is hydration, choose the Hydrating Serum, if you'd like the added benefits of vitamin C, choose the Brightening Serum.

What are the benefits of vitamin C?

Vitamin C promotes collagen production, which can help strengthen the dermis (the layer under your top layer of skin) and diminish fine lines.

Vitamin C slows down melanin production, which helps to lighten hyperpigmentation and age spots.

If lightening pigmentation is your aim, you can combine Hydrating Serum with vitamin C powder, or choose the Super Power Serum.

If you'd just like to improve your skin tone and reduce inflammation, choose the Brightening Serum.

Vitamin C is suitable for use on most skin types, but if you have very sensitive skin or eczema, you should patch test your products.

What are the benefits of retinol serum?

It feels like retinol has become a bit of a buzzword in both beauty and influencer circles - and while it is great, it's also a long game.

You should expect to wait at least six months before you really notice improvements in fine lines, skin texture and reduction in the appearance of pores and pigmentation.

As far as retinol products go, the FaceStuff Co serums are considered high potency, so they should be introduced to your skincare routine gradually.

Always patch test a new product (whether you're already a regular user or not). When starting out with retinol apply once in the first week between two layers of moisturiser.

Apply twice in the second week, by the third week you should be able to ditch the first layer of moisturiser and use your serum three times a week.

Reviving Serum contains 1% retinol, so is the best place to start if you're a retinol rookie.

Refining Serum contains 2.5% retinol, so is the best place to start if you're a retinol junkie.

Hydrating Serum (Hyaluronic Acid Serum)

The ultimate in hydration, this serum will plump and hydrate the skin and is the easiest serum to add to your routine as it is suitable for all skin types.

You can use in the morning, at night, or both. If you are trying to target hyper pigmentation, combine your Hydrating Serum with vitamin C powder.

The Hydrating Serum works by pulling moisture from the air into the skin on your face. If you live in a very dry area or have the air con cranking all day, it's best to follow your Hydrating Serum with a mist.

Hydrating Serum should be applied to a damp face.

FaceStuff Co Hyaluronic Acid Serum

Brightening Serum (Vitamin C Serum)

The Brightening Serum offers the hydrating benefits of hyaluronic acid with the skin brightening properties of vitamin C.

Vitamin C is suitable for almost all skin types, but please patch test the Brightening Serum if you have eczema or very sensitive skin.

The Brightening Serum is the one to choose if you think your skin tone could be more even, but if you specifically want to target hyper pigmentation you'll need something with a bit more kick (such as the Super Power Serum).

The Brightening Serum also works well with a mist - the hyaluronic acid will suck up the moisture giving your face an extra boost of hydration.

Brightening Serum should be applied to a damp face.

FaceStuff Co Vitamin C Serum

Reviving Serum (1% Retinol Serum)

Retinol serums are not recommended for pregnant people

The Reviving Serum has been formulated with hyaluronic acid, I have found it to be a gentle but effective formulation and didn't experience any of the retinoid effects I've experienced with other serums.

It is best to patch test the Reviving Serum on the inside of your arm before applying it to your face. When using on your face for the first time, apply between two layers of moisturiser.

Apply the Reviving Serum only once in the first week, and twice in the second week. By the third week you should be able to apply directly after a toner or skin drink.

Apply the Reviving Serum three times a week for the next three weeks. You can choose to work your way up to daily use - check in with your skin first.

Reviving Serum should be applied to a dry face.

FaceStuff Co Cruelty Free Retinol Serum

Refining Serum (2.5% Retinol Serum)

Retinol serums are not recommended for pregnant people

The Refining Serum has been formulated with hyaluronic acid, I have found it to be a gentle but effective formulation and didn't experience any of the retinoid effects I've experienced with other serums.

Even if you are currently using a retinol serum it is best to patch test the Refining Serum on the inside of your arm before applying it to your face. If you're not a retinol rookie, you shouldn't need to use a moisturiser sandwich.

If you are stepping up the strength of your retinol serum it's a good idea to slowly work your way up to using the Refining Serum three times a week, and then up to daily use if that's your preference.

Refining Serum should be applied to a dry face.

FaceStuff Co Cruelty Free Retinol Serum

Super Power Serum (Vitamin C & Retinol Serum)

Retinol serums are not recommended for pregnant people

The combination of retinol and vitamin C is not recommended for all skin types, so please patch test if you have sensitive skin.

Super Power Serum is the best option if you just want to add one product to your routine and want to experience the benefits of vitamin C, retinol and hyaluronic acid.

If this is your first introduction to retinol, apply once the first week (as a moisturiser sandwich), twice the second week and three times the third week.

You can work up to daily use or alternate between Hydrating Serum and Super Power Serum every second night.

If you are keen to see some serious improvement in your skin you can use Hydrating Serum in the morning and Super Power Serum in the evening.

The Super Power Serum contains less retinol than the Refining Serum, so if it's the benefits of retinol you're chasing use the Refining Serum at night but consider the Brightening Serum in the morning.

FaceStuff Co Cruelty Free Retinol & Vitamin C Serum

If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch - Alana will get back to you ASAP!