How does a serum fit into my skin care regime?
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How does a serum fit into my skin care regime?

If you already use a moisturiser or a facial oil, you may wonder how a serum can fit into your beauty regime. With so many products delivering different results it can be hard to know what is right for your skin.

By Hannah Mepham

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If you already use a moisturiser or a facial oil, you may wonder how a serum can fit into your beauty regime. With so many products delivering different results it can be hard to know what is right for your skin. In this article we’ll be looking at where a serum will fit in your beauty regime, how a serum skin care works and why they are so beneficial for your skin.

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What is a facial serum?

Serums are traditionally water-based skin care products that are infused with vitamin-rich oils, minerals and antioxidants.

Their ultra-lightweight formula makes them perfect for layering, as they won’t leave your skin feeling weighed down or congested.

They help to lock in moisture, reduce wrinkles and tone the skin, as well as helping to reduce inflammation caused by acne and other skin conditions.

What does serum do? 

Serums contain higher levels of moisture-based active ingredients than face creams and lotions, so they are typically able to penetrate deeper into the skin than a moisturiser. Because of this ability, they can deliver a concentrated dose of nourishment and hydration, targeting specific skin concerns such as wrinkles, dryness and inflammation, which often start in the deeper layers of living skin tissue.

When should you apply a serum?

A serum should be applied after cleansing and before your moisturiser or facial oil. Moisturisers and facial oils create a protective barrier on top of the skin to prevent moisture loss and to protect your skin from external aggressors such as pollution and free radicals.

If you apply your serum after either of these types of products it would sit on top of your skin and be partly wasted.

Natural and organic serums 

Green People’s organic serums deliver so much more than simple hydration. Based on organic Aloe Vera, each serum is soothing and balancing for sensitive skin and rich in restorative, rejuvenating plant actives.

Ingredients such as Everlasting Flower and Seaweed are packed with protective antioxidants that help to prevent premature skin ageing, while Jojoba and Pomegranate oils deliver intense nourishment.

Wondering which serum is best for you?

Create your own custom skin care regime including one of our natural and organic serums. Find your skin type below to discover the perfect products for you and how to layer them for the best results.


With a mixture of drier and oiler patches, combination skin needs balancing skin care that helps to create a more even skin finish and texture.



Those with dry skin should choose rich, hydrating skin care that is packed with active plant extracts. Dehydrated skin may benefit from a balm cleanser that melts away make-up and impurities while providing deep nourishment.


As skin ages it starts to lose its youthful radiance, elasticity and brightness. Our Age Defy+ range contains firming, brightening organic actives that help speed up cell turnover to restore your skin’s natural glow.


If you have oily or acne prone skin, choose naturally balancing products that aren’t harsh or drying. 


All Green People products are suitable for sensitive skin, but for those who are ultra-sensitive the Scent Free range is ideal. These restorative, soothing products feel beautifully luxurious and won’t irritate your skin.


Our organic skin care for men has pure plant performance at its core. Made with power-packed natural actives that cleanse, hydrate and firm your skin, this complete range is suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive.

Do you have any questions about our organic serums? Please email our friendly customer care team at

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