Face Serum: Types of Face Serum and How to Choose

How to Choose & Use Different Types of Face Serum to Reap Maximum Face Serum Benefits

Needless to say, we belong to the new Instagram age where most of us have become aware of the step-by-step skincare routine. One of those steps is applying a face serum. 

You may wonder — What is a Face Serum and how important it is in your daily skincare routine?

A face serum contains all the necessary vitamins and nutrients that your skin requires for refined texture, nourishment, reduce fine lines, and bid adieu to dark spots. What's more. Different face serum types, assimilated with supplements such as Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin A, C, and E, have different benefits for various skin types.

This blog reveals all the secrets of what ingredients you should look for in different face serum types and how to choose a face serum for your skin type.

Here’s everything you need to know.

Types of Face Serums and Their Ingredients 

Anti-aging Serums 

Retinol is considered a gold standard ingredient in the beauty industry for delaying ageing and keeping the skin youthful. The star anti-ageing ingredient retinol is a derivative of vitamin A used as a spot treatment as well as to diminish the visible signs of ageing like wrinkles and brown spots. If you are hitting your early 30s and 40's looking for a firm and youthful complexion then grab your hands on the innovative formula of anti-ageing serums made with Retinol that not only lessens the ageing signs but also boost hydration. Retinol is the most pivotal constituent of these serums to fortify the production of collagen and your ultimate skincare product to deal with the noticeable ageing signs.

St.Botanica Recommended Anti-Ageing Serums

With anti-ageing benefits of 2.5% Retinol and the best skin-firming ingredients, St.Botanica Retinol 2.5% + Vitamin E & Hyaluronic Acid Face Serum helps diminish the signs of skin ageing such as fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. Enriched with Vitamin E and HA repairs the skin damage due to sun exposure, and absorbs water from the atmosphere to quench the thirst of the skin for hydration. The combination of premium natural oils and plant extracts in this retinol face serum can easily penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin to assist in exfoliating the dead skin cells, promote collagen synthesis to help improve skin texture & restores radiance on dull skin.

Skin-Brightening Serums 

Skin-brightening serums are copious with antioxidants to boost circulation, amplify the complexion, and enhance skin tone. Vitamin C acts as a key ingredient in such types of serum. It is a potent antioxidant to boost collagen, revitalise dull skin, and protect the skin from harmful environmental stressors and free radicals. These serums also contain nourishing ingredients that reduce inflammation, and sunburn, and soothe irritated skin. So just in case, you’re looking for something miraculous to get rid of hyperpigmentation, then your answer is skin-brightening serum. 

St.Botanica Recommended Skin-brightening Serums 

St.Botanica’s Vitamin C 25% Professional Face Serum containing 25% Vitamin C and 1% Alpha Arbutin, together with works as an antioxidant that brightens the skin and adds another layer of protection from free radical damage. Also, the power of 1% Ferulic Acid and 1% Hyaluronic Acid makes it the high potency serum that helps calm skin inflammation, improves skin elasticity, and maintains skin-hydration levels keeping it satiated for a long duration.

Hydrating Serums  

Hydrating serums are usually dominated by the presence of Hyaluronic acid (HA), which binds water in the skin to accentuate its appearance, making it look fresh, plump, and younger. This nourishing facial serum soothes, brightens, and improves skin tone and texture. The hydrating boost with a punch of Vitamin C & E will pull moisture deep into the skin for intense hydration and boost skin radiance. With regular use, it helps delay skin ageing, retains skin moisture and prevents free radical damage resulting in plumper, smoother, younger-looking skin with time.

St.Botanica Recommended Hydrating Serums 

St.Botanica brings you a Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin C & E Face Serum enriched with Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamins C & E with the ability to boost moisturisation,  improve skin elasticity and minimise collagen loss from the delicate areas of the facial skin. The presence of plant-based hyaluronic acid locks in the moisture in the dermal layers thereby improving skin resilience towards daily micro-damages due to UV rays, and harsh environmental elements. This natural face serum contributes to overall face care with maximum benefits of increased hydration, protection against sun damage, and delay skin-ageing leaving you with smooth and supple skin.

Anti-Acne Serums

Acne-fighting serums are a unique formulation to calm inflamed skin, stimulate exfoliation of dead skin and reduce sebum overproduction. This anti-inflammatory property of anti-acne serums not only controls breakouts but also soothes irritated skin and keeps the skin healthy. It also contains plant-based antioxidants to reduce pigmentation, brown spots, and even out the complexion. 

St.Botanica Recommended Anti-Acne Serums 

St.Botanica’s nutrient-rich Australian Tea Tree Face Serum is a quick-absorbing facial serum that is gentle and effective on your skin. The lightweight formulation of premium skin-soothing ingredients and antioxidants controls the sebum production, and acne on your skin keeping it happy and hydrated. The goodness of tea-tree oil helps calm the irritated skin and the antioxidating effect minimises the loss of skin elasticity. Basically, it helps acne-prone skin to restore its healthy state.

Oil-Control Serums

The Oil-control serums are essentially a skin clarifying formulation to provide your skin with a gentle exfoliation to deeply cleanse the pores. The mild consistency helps you remove skin impurities, and reduce blemishes, and excess sebum from the pores without congesting them. It is a lightweight formula that quickly penetrates into the epidermis, wards off blackheads, and enhances your skin appearance.

St.Botanica Recommended Oil-Control Serums 

St.Botanica BHA Skin Clarifying Serum specifically helps in the gentle exfoliation of dead skin cells and other toxins from your pores that will give you clear-looking skin. BHAs (Beta Hydroxy Acid) calm skin inflammations caused due to active breakouts. This facial serum also helps improve the skin texture, reduce skin irritation, control excess oil, and bring up your inner glow. If you’re in search of face serum for oily skin that keeps sebum production in check then, this one can be your best friend! 

Skin-Tightening Serums

Proteins are the building blocks of the skin, but as we age this foundation of protein depletes and we are not so happening to say “signs of ageing”. The Skin-tightening serum is specifically designed for people with agin skin to help build collagen, elastin and keratin protein. Not only does it boost collagen production but also helps strengthens the skin & improves texture. With consistent usage, this skin-tightening serum maintains the moisture levels to offer the required lift to your skin.

St.Botanica Recommended Skin-Tightening Serums

St.Botanica’s Tri-Peptide, Vitamin B5 +Hyaluronic Acid Facial Serum is a  super-concentrated formulation that combines 5% Tripeptide with 0.5% Hyaluronic Acid to improve the elasticity and firmness of your skin.  The hydrating formula potentially quenches the thirst of the skin keeping it soft and supple. Vitamin B5 binds with the skin and helps it retain moisture levels of the skin. With long time use of this Tripeptide, serum addresses the early signs of ageing and improves skin firmness. The skin-nourishing ingredient, Vitamin E delivers the required nutrients to the skin and restores the healthy state.

Patch Test Required? 

It is advisable to always take a patch test for a new product to ensure there are no adverse skin reactions. With a patch test, you will instantly know whether the formula is suitable for your skin type or not. Here are the step-by-step guidelines for performing the patch test for any face serum.

Step -1

Apply a sparing amount of face serum on the upper forearm. Feel the consistency of the serum and allow your skin to absorb it for 15-20 seconds.

Step -2

Keep it for 24 hours or rinse only if the product has some specified duration otherwise. If you experience redness, itchiness, burning sensation, or blistering, consult your dermatologist and do not use the product further.


So, this was all about the different types of face serum with varied skin benefits. We hope you can now easily pick the best face serum for your skin type.

Try out our extensive range of face serums types at St.Botanica and take your skincare game to next level. 

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