As the weather changes so should parts of your skincare routine. The steady drift into the winter months brings those colder temperatures, increased use of air conditioning and plenty of other factors which cause skin to dry out and break out.
The simple rule to remember is as soon as daylight saving hits you need to add more hydration to your routine. I personally find the easiest way to do this is through a serum, simple to slot in between your toner and moisturizer.
The amount of serums on the market can be overwhelming so the best way to narrow down your options is to focus on your skin’s concern and then ingredients. For me that is hydration and hyaluronic acid which led me to Round Lab’s Birch Juice Moisturising Serum.
The two main ingredients in this serum are hyaluronic acid and sap of the Inje silver birch trees.
Hyaluronic acid is the gold standard in hydrating skincare as it basically acts like a huge sponge helping the skin to retain water making the skin plump and healthy. Inje birch tree sap is known for maintaining the moisture balance in your skin so the two pair together to make a hydrating super team.
This serum is free of harmful alcohols, allergens, sulfates, parabens, silicone and synthetic fragrances. This is evident in the consistency of the product which tends to be more watery where other serums are usually more gel like in texture. I prefer this more fluid form as its fast absorbing and refreshing rather than heavy and sticky.
I was able to fit this product into my skincare routine seamlessly with no reaction or breakouts. I use it after toning and before eye cream and moisturiser. After use my skin feels plump, supple and ready to absorb my moisturiser which is a great feeling. I love knowing that I am getting the most out of the products I am using.
The bottle is fantastic; it is clean and easy to use. Plus, it comes with a cap which is easy to replace for travel.
Round Lab’s Birch Juice Moisturising Serum would be a great serum to get you through the colder months and keep your skin looking healthy and radiant. All the ingredients in this product are gentle enough to be used by any skin type, I would even strongly recommend it to people with sensitive skin looking for dryness relief.
Just as we put more clothing layers on to keep warm, we need to layer up our skincare also to make sure we maintain our delicate moisture barrier through the colder seasons.