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choosing the right face serum based on your skin type

How, when and why to use a face serum.

choosing the right face serum based on your skin type


How to use a face serum

Use it as the base layer in your routine
To maximise results a face serum should be used once or twice a day after cleansing and toning your skin, under the heavier products in your routine, like moisturisers, sunscreen and makeup.

Dab or pat onto skin
Apply a few drops to your face morning and/or night.
For best results follow up with a face oil  while the skin is still damp.

How often
It depends on your skin goals, our serums can be used once or twice a day in the AM and/or PM.

Tips: Apply skin care products from thinnest to thickest. Most serums work best when applied as the first layer, in direct contact with clean skin after you’ve used a cleanser. If the active ingredient is too irritating or drying, you can apply it over another product to create a buffering effect.

What is a face serum?

Water based serums are thin-viscosity topical products containing concentrated active ingredients. The larger amount of active molecules can penetrate the skin’s surface for optimum effectiveness. Its higher concentration allows it to take a shorter amount of time to see visible results.

Serums are lighter than moisturisers and oil delivering active ingredients to the skin quickly , application is recommended before moisturisers and oils which help seal  the serum to maximise its benefits.


Benefits of adding a serum to your skincare routine

  • Absorbs quickly into your skin.
    Serums are thinner than moisturisers allowing quick easy absorption into the skin. Perfect as the first step in the layering process.
  • Soothes sensitive skin.
    Serums, with their light preparations, are often better for individuals with acne-prone or oily skin types
  • Has the potential to provide more visible results.
    The higher concentration of active ingredients may provide more visible results, compared with other types of skin products.
  • Feels light on your skin.
    Due to quick absorption serums don’t feel heavy or greasy.


Water-based products and preservatives

The native extracts used in our serums are produced using filtered rainwater that’s deionised to hospital standards. This not only helps combat water scarcity but helps limit the environmental damage that can be caused by stormwater runoff. 

Preserving system
Water-based formulas need a preserving system to maintain the quality and stability.

  • We use a COSMOS and ECOCERT certified preservative focusing on safety from production of raw materials to distribution of finished products. 
  • Promotes using ingredients derived from renewable resources and production and manufacturing processes that are environmentally safe.


Our Face Serums

hyrdate hero thirsty skin serum

Hydrate Hero Thirsty Skin Serum 

Infused with actives from Aussie native ingredients this serum is bursting with hydration spreading through the skin barrier, leaving a dewy finish.

Helps deeply hydrate and rejuvenate skin, supporting collagen production.
Skin types dehydrated, uneven skin tone, oily, combination and acne-prone skin.
Use Hydrating serums for drier skin can be applied twice daily to help keep your skin dewy and moisturised

Key ingredients 
Finger lime - Aussie native - Loaded with natural tryptophan, amino acids, and ferulic acid for deep hydration, calm and even skin. 

Lilli Pilli - Aussie native - Promotes collagen and elastin in the skin and creates firmness. Originally eaten by Aboriginal Australians for its anti-ageing powers.

Quandong extract - Aussie native - Boasts antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties as well as vitamin c, e and Rutin. Rutin reduces dark circles, and vitamin E helps to reduce signs of ageing. 

Waratah flower extract - Aussie native - Strong anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties to calm and renew skin’s natural barrier, giving you that youthful glow.


Lighten Up Brightening Face Serum

Infused with actives from Aussie native ingredients like Kakadu plum  this serum works to even out skin tone and brighten pigmentation thanks to its complexion soothing antioxidant properties.

Helps brighten pigmentation, lighten dark spots, and create a smoother complexion.
Skin type uneven skin tone, oily, combination and acne-prone skin.

Key ingredients
Kakadu Plum Extract - Aussie native - Said to have the highest recorded source of vitamin C in the world, it’s packed with skin brightening antioxidants with soothing and moisturising qualities to leave dark spots lightened up and skin nurtured.

Desert Lime - Aussie native - Packed with hydrating properties, antioxidants and vitamin C to help rejuvenate and enhance skin firmness while amino acids revitalise skin.

Davidson plum extract - Aussie native - Packed with phytoactive compounds to help even out and brighten skin tone. Promotes collagen production and helps prevent premature ageing, fighting acne while reducing spots.

Native Snowflower extract - Aussie native - Commonly known as Tea Tree, it’s famous for its antimicrobial properties. Inhibits sun damage, reduces inflammation, supports collagen production and skin firmness.