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Should Serums Be A Part of Your Daily Skin Care Regimen?

With all the skin care products out there competing for real estate on our skin, it can be hard to know which ones are essential to maintaining healthy, youthful skin and which ones to avoid. Serums are definitely the most recent craze in skin care, but what are serums and do they really work?


Serums fall somewhere in between cream and lotions. These thick viscous solutions are designed to carry vitamins and anti-oxidants and deliver them through tiny molecules that penetrate and hydrate deep within the skin. Serums combined with a solid daily skin care regimen will combat redness, dehydration, skin aging, dark spots, wrinkling, loss of elasticity while helping to brighten the skin and prevent loss of moisture. All of these things help prevent the aging process. Serums are generally applied after the face is washed and toned both AM and PM before a moisturizer or sunscreen is applied.

When looking for a serum to purchase it is important to look for products in a dark bottle because air and light cause instability of the product. Effective serums include vitamins A, C & E which destroy free radicals before they reach the cell membrane. Clinical research has shown that pomegranate, coffee berry, lycopene, grape extracts, green tea (EGCG) and idebenne are great anti-oxidants to look for in serums that have stood the test of time.

Sanova Dermatology currently features two great serums from PCA.

AC serum

A&C Synergy Serum

PCA A&C Synergy helps control oil production for a clear and even skin tone. The Synergy serum features retinol complex and Vitamin C for antioxidant and anti-aging in one formula.


rejuv serum

PCA Rejuvenation Serum

The PCA rejuvenating serum helps combat aging by protecting, firming, smoothing and fighting damaging free radicals and contains EGF epidermal growth factors to stimulate cell proliferation and skin renewal.

If you would like more information, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with experienced cosmetic dermatologists, visit your local medical spa today.