These The Best New Serum Products Launching in September 2019 from Elizabeth Arden, SkinCeuticals, Dermalogica and L’Occitane
Skincare can be overwhelming. And with new product launches popping out every month, it can become confusing of what is best to pick for the skin. Its hard to keep track of what’s dated, what’s the new or whats right for you. So, for this post i want to do a round up of the latest serum launches this September. Highlight the benefits, key ingredients and what are they meant to be treating.
As a rule of thumb, coming out of summer most new skincare launches will focus on treating pigmentation. Or minimizing the signs of aging. If during the hot months we just focused on topping out our hydration levels and the latest SPF, in winter we can get stuck into treatments.
Check out below four of the latest skincare additions from Elizabeth Arden, SkinCeuticals, Dermalogica and L’Occitane
Elizabeth Arden Vitamin C Ceramide Radiance Renewal Serum Capsules
Elizabeth Arden Vitamin C Ceramide Capsules: 30 capsules £42/€50. 60 capsules £72/ €90.
After the success of the Retinol Ceramide Line Erasing Night Serum Capsules (read my review here), Elizabeth Arden have launched the Vitamin C Ceramide Radiance Renewal Serum. A dry oil that combines two powerhouse ingredients in one capsule. Vitamin C for brightening and Ceramides to prolong skins youthful glow.
Each capsule is supercharged with Vitamin C that is 178x more potent than traditional Vitamin C, which typically dissipates after three hours.
What it does:
Visibly brightens and improves radiance and glow.
Evens out the skin tone by minimizing the look of dark spots and discoloration.
Protects against age-accelerating skin radicals and premature aging.
Supports the skins natural collagen and elastin matrix for firmer skin.
Each capsules should be used on the face, neck and decolletage. The product can be used once a day or twice a day depending on your skins needs. For instance, vitamin C used in the morning will have an antioxidant effect for prevention. When used at night time, it will treat the skins pigmentation and help firmness. A high SPF is mandatory during day time.
SkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense Serum
SkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense Serum 30ml £95.
I have talked about SkinCeuticals in a recent post (here), they are a dermatologist led brand focusing on science and having everything backed up with clinical studies. Besides lines and wrinkles, pigmentation is the second skin main concern. Being pregnancy melasma, sun damage or acne scaring – pigmentation is something that it can be tricky to treat. It takes sometimes years for a ‘brown spot’ to appear on the surface of the skin, so it can take several months to treat.
SkinCeuticals’ Discoloration Defense is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of dark spots and discoloration on the face. Powered by kojic acid, tranexamic acid and vitamin B3, this advanced formula is a hydroquinone-free skin brightening serum.
- 3% Tranexamic Acid: minimizes the recurrence of discoloration and stubborn brown patches with continued use.
- 1% Kojic Acid: naturally produced by certain fungi, kojic acid helps improve skin brightness.
- 5% Niacinamide (Vitamin B3): a water-soluble vitamin that has been shown to help reduce the appearance of skin discoloration.
- 5% HEPES: a synthetically-derived acid that activates natural enzymes in skin to help break the bonds that bind dead skin cells to the surface for even exfoliation.
Results after 12 weeks in a clinical study:
- 60% average improvement in the appearance of stubborn brown patches.
- 59% average improvement in the appearance of skin discoloration.
- 81% average improvement in the appearance of post-acne marks.
- 59% average improvement in the appearance of even skin tone.
Dermalogica Phyto Nature Firming Serum
Dermalogica’s Phyto-nature Firming Serum is a dual-phase serum combining highly-active botanicals with bio mimetic technology to reawaken and safeguard the nature of younger-looking skin. It restores and preserves the nature of younger-looking skin by reducing the appearance of premature skin aging
Dual Phase Serum: Firming and Lifting
In the firming phase, Sapphire-bound biomimetic peptides help firm skin and reinforce skin defenses to counter visible signs of skin aging accelerated by your exposomes (environment and lifestyle).
In the lifting phase, Phyto-Nature technology uses potent, plant-derived bio-extracts to visibly tighten skin. Amazonian Camu Camu helps prolong radiance while next-generation Hyaluronic Acid delivers a filler effect. Antioxidant Moroccan Rockrose Extract and Madagascar Green Coffee Bean visibly revitalize skin and help decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
This is the type of serum where you will feel and see an immediate tightening effect. The skin will look lifted, smoother and hydrated. In just one application, the serum doubles skins luminosity and minimizes the appearance of fine lines.
Read More about Dermalogica here.
L’Occitane Limited Edition Immortelle Reset Serum
This particular serum from L’Occitane is not new per say, however it recently has received a makeover in its new limited edition red bottle. I have been using this serum before and i can vouch that is an incredible product for tired looking skin. The serum is designed to counteract the effects of pollution, a busy lifestyle and exhaustion.
Op on application, the texture is a light water-gel, infused with: Marjoram – known to help activate gene expression functions that have become dormant due to natural ageing. Acmella Oleacera – a natural alternative to botox, it relaxes muscle tension and helps to smooth the appearance of fine lines and expressions lines.
When lightly massaged into your skin, thousands of suspended golden bubbles release: Immortelle Oil Extract – L’OCCITANE’s iconic and powerful antioxidant, it stimulates skin micro circulation and increases collagen synthesis for firmer, smoother skin.
9/10 women would recommend it to a friend
After one night, you will find your skin hydrated, looking smoother; and your complexion fresh and rested. After 4 weeks, your skin will be smoother, more radiant and plumped; while the skin texture looks more even and younger-looking.
Read more about L’Occitane here.