The Importance of Facial Serums

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Today, I've decided to bring you a skincare post (I'm beginning to really enjoy writing them!) about what has become, for me, a hugely important element of my facial care routine: serums.

Recently, a friend of mine told me that, from her point of view, serums are a waste of not only your time but also your money and that they don't work. Now, I don't know about you guys, but for me, it's the complete opposite.

Over the years, I've been experimenting with several different serums, all containing rather varied ingredients and claiming to improve my skin in a number of ways. I must say that, so far, my experience has been fairly positive, and I love how healthy my skin has started to feel since the beginning of my trial period.

So, for this post, I'm going to go through the benefits of using a serum regularly and share with you the two serums that I've been adoring lately.
Serums, although not always prioritised when it comes to skin care related purchases, are vital for achieving one's ideal complexion. I mean, they actually WORK. No matter what your skin concern is (whether that be hyperpigmentation, fine lines, dull skin, etc...) you will find a serum that will provide you with the results you've always wanted.

"But can't a cleanser do the job on it's own?", you may ask. Well, the active ingredient content in a serum is much more concentrated than what you would find in any conventional cleanser; you get a much deeper product penetration, resulting in better absorption. Hence why, with serums, results are certainly visible. Yes, it may be quite an expensive product to add to the collection, but for fewer breakouts, less oil and a more even complexion, it's definitely worth making that purchase.

Now that you can see why I love these little bottles of pure goodness, it's time to share my two favourite serums of the moment. Both of these serums are made by a lovely brand called 'Eden's Semilla' who specialise in creating completely natural facial serums using essential oils.



The first one I've been enjoying is their Vitimin C Serum*, which contains some of the most amazing ingredients for the skin:


  • Hyaluronic acid: Keeps the skin plump and hydrated  
  • Retinol: Boosts healthy Collagen and Elastin, keeping wrinkles from forming
  • Vitamin C: Also helps to boost collagen and gives your skin a tighter feel
  • Rosehip: Corrects the complexion, reducing dark spots and fine lines
  • Jojoba: Moisturises the skin

I love what this serum has been doing for my skin lately; it's never been so plump and soft before. As I'm in my teens, I do have quite problematic skin, so it's really nice to see a change in the feel and look of my skin. My spot scars have also been considerably reducing and my skin feels fresh and clean throughout the day. I highly recommend this serum to anyone and everyone; we all have skin concerns and imperfections, and this product will help you improve that and, in time, improve your confidence too.



The next serum from Eden's Semilla is their Hyaluronic Acid Serum*. This one is my favourite of the two because, despite the fact it contains very similar ingredients to the Vitamin C version, I discovered that it's this product that's been giving me a really beautiful glow everyday.

I'm one for dewy, radiant skin and, after using this product in isolation for a while, I was able to determine that it's claims to deliver maximum hydration were completely true. With the added addition of Vitamin E and a lighter texture (encouraging new cell growth and regeneration), this serum is unbeatable and has been the LIFELINE within my skincare routine; I've not found the same results with any other serum to this date. My skin remains moisturised and glowing for the entire day - and that's coming from somebody with dry skin!

Both of these products are fantastic value for money and can be easily placed into your Amazon shopping cart directly from Eden's Semilla's Website! You can buy them in different formats and quantities depending on how much you'd like to use. And, if you were wondering about the scent of these serums, (for me, smell is an absolute dealbreaker) it's really non existent, which means that it'll never bother you upon application.

Honestly, get shopping you guys; I very rarely see such a high quality products for less! It's genius!


Thank you so much for reading until the end today; you're an absolute star. I really hope you reading enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed putting it together; when you're passionate about something, you always have an amazing time doing it!

Do you use facial serums on a regular basis? What do you think of these gems from Eden's Semilla?

Let me know in the comment section below and, as usual, follow myself on social media (listed on my contact page) and this blog to receive updates on new posts and experiences that are worthy of sharing with the world!

Until next time,
Marina Rosie x 

66 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed this marina Rosie. I use serums on a regular basis and love the results. I've never tried these ones lol but they sound and look great so I'm going to have to. thanks for sharing!

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    1. Yass, Leyla, so glad you liked reading! x Do try these serums from Eden's Semilla, they're so worth it, I love them! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  2. I have never used any serum for the skin or any purpose. But, I'm thinking of using one of these serum by seeing your experience.
    Thanks for the post

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    1. So glad I've shown you how fabulous these are and what they can do for your skin! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  3. Great post! Most people don't realize that seems are the part of your skincare routine that really pack the punch. That and being consistent with your skincare routine.

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    1. Thanks very much for reading! x Serums are genuinely so important; they're so concentrated and contain amazing ingredients for the skin! x Totally agree with you there, consistency is key!
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  4. The best face serums I ever brought is from Orgins. It cleared my skin right up and make face look clear. There also a nice serums you can buy from Holland and Barret - don't know it name, but look there for a nice face serums. I do need to use some as I'm having an awful breakout at the moment. xx

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    1. I love Origins, their products are honestly life savers. I've tried the drink up mask and loved it but I haven't yet tried the serum, I will do so. And I'm sorry to hear you're having a breakout - don't worry, everyone goes through it! x These serums will help you, they are certainly worth giving a go! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  5. My wife introduced me to serums and while i don't use them often (pricey), i definitely do see the benefits. The Vitamin C appeals to me more, if only because 'Vitamin C' makes it sound natural.

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    1. Ah, your wife is a saving grace; serums are amazing. The vitamin C IS very natural yet so effective! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  6. I am terrible for skincare, so this is really helpful! I'll definitely have to look into it more. Thank you xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush♡

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    1. Thanks so much for reading babe! x I used to be awful for skincare too, don't worry, but I've been really enjoying it at the moment! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  7. I love face serums, these do look great and they sound to really work! I will definitely check them out next time I am due to buy mine.

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    1. Yes, do check them out, they are definitely worth the purchase! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  8. I actually have a vitamin c definiency so a specially approved serum would be great for me. I have problematic skin like you x

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    1. Oh, my mum also has a vitamin c deficiency; I think this serum would really be of aid for you to give you much healthier skin. If it's helped me, it can definitely help you x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  9. Not gonna lie, but until I saw this post, I never knew there was a such thing as facial serums. To be honest, my skin is fairly clear anyway so I'm not entirely confident with using a product I am not familiar with. So my question to you would be: How can I trust such a concentrated product on my face?

    BBB x www.beautybeblogger.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I'm so glad I could introduce you to a new group of products for you regime! Rightio, to answer your question, serums are incredibly carefully formulated. In serums, you only find a high concentration of non damaging product, like in the vitamin C serum. Vitamin C has no negative aspect and can cause no harm to the skin, even in large doses. The ingredients in the serums are very carefully chosen. If it was a serum of entirely tea tree, that could pose some problems and cause a rash - the percentages and quantities are well worked out to give you the best results possible! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  10. Serums/Sera are so important and I couldn't live without them! I always use this example but if compare your skin to a sponge: a dry sponge will not be able to absorb anything but a wet sponge will! With a serum, you "wet" your face and allow all the good ingredients to be absorbed much better! I don't understand people who say serums are not bringing hydration or are not useful. I had a SA told me that recently when I was shopping with my mum and was OMG...stop telling nonesense...of course she wanted us to buy the expensive cream instead...

    anyway, I don't know these 2 sérums but they seem pretty ineresting! thanks for showing them!!

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    1. Karine, preach girl! You are one hundred percent right. The metaphor of a sponge here perfectly suits the situation; my skin absorbs the serum like there's no tomorrow! All those ingredients and natural skin saviors are sucked in through the pores, allowing them to do their job. And they really do work! So those who say that they don't have clearly just had a bad experience with one. x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  11. Very interesting. I'm trying to look at my health more this year. I will check these out. A totally new idea for me.

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    1. I'm glad you could come over to my blog today and see something totally new and worth checking out. These will really improve the look and feel of your skin! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  12. I use face serum nightly, I can tell a huge difference in when I use it and when I don't!!

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    1. Me too Kathy, it just feels like there's something missing when I don't! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  13. I love face serums and oils, I am a major fan and they work like a real treat. I have never heard of these two and my favourite which I would love to try is the Hyaluronic Acid Serum!

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    1. You are definitely a skincare fanatic like me there Lindsey - I can't go to bed without having applied a serum/oil! x The hyaluronic is for sure my favourite - I'm sitting in bed right now after completing my skincare routine and I can't get over how smooth and soft my skin feels! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  14. I started adding a serum into my routine since my early 20s and now that I am close to 40, I sometimes use 2 serums each time. One is for brightening and the other is for anti-aging, serum is a huge must for me.

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    1. Oh, so that's why your skin is so good Shireen! Serums are vital for me too, I couldn't just leave them out of my skincare routine, it would literally break my heart. xx I love brightening too, I have dark spots after breakouts and these really helped! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  15. Great post! I love using facial serums. They make a huge difference to my skin! I wouldn't go without them!

    Ingrid
    http://www.fabulousandfunlife.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Thank you so much! I feel exactly the same as you about serums, they're seriously amazing! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  16. I have a love hate relationship with serums because sometimes they break me out, but I agree they are important! Right now I'm using a Vitamin C one and am loving the results :)

    Di from Max The Unicorn

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    1. Vitamin C is such a fantastic ingredient for the skin Di, I just love the results I see with it! x Some serums may break you out, like any other skincare product, but you've just got to try everything and see what works for you! And these definitely work for me! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  17. Serums are something I look forward to using in my skincare routines. I haven't heard of this brand but I love Vitamin C serums and Hydrating serums for daily use, especially in the morning xxx
    UmmBabyBeauty

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    1. Thank you for reading sal, I feel exactly the same way! Do check out the brand, they have some lovely serums and oils! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  18. I don't know this product but from your review it seems really good. Kisses from Italy and thank you for your visit,
    Eni

    Eniwhere Fashion
    Bloglovin of Eniwhere Fashion

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    1. Thanks very much, kisses from France Eni! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  19. Good to know that you found the perfect skin care products that works well on your skin. It looks like a must have if you have dry skin!

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    1. Yeah, I have super dry skin Liz (like almost to the point of scales) and this is so hydrating. x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  20. I've never tried serums, most of the time I use creams and moisturizers. It looks like I'm missing out big time!

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    1. You really are Carol, do give them a go babe! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  21. I've never heard of facial serums before .. although I'm curious now. They seem like such a great way to get in extra vitamins and minerals .. through the biggest organ in our body!

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    1. Exactly Alison, for me, skin is so important simply because it's the organ that is visible outside to body so you need to have it looking good and well maintained! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  22. I have never heard of or used a facial serum before. From your review it seems that they are very beneficial to your skin giving you much better benefits that tonics.

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    1. You should really try to use one, they do wonders for any skin issues. I need to give some tonics a try actually, that's a thought x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  23. I discovered facial serums last year and have been using them every day since, so important to have a good skincare regimen now to keep your skin healthy and supple for as long as possible.

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    1. So glad to hear that Ellie, I feel like you would really dig these ones! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  24. My best friend has always been so compulsive with her skincare routine. I will be sure to show her this!

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    1. I don't blame her - I'm exactly the same! Thanks so much for sharing with your best friend, I hope she enjoys! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  25. I LOVE serums! And vitamin C and hyaluronic acid are some of my favorites. They've made a definite, lasting, improvement in my skin. And you know I love skincare posts!

    Camilla | Gracefulface.com

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    1. Camilla, thanks so much for reading! I know you love skincare so this one was fabulous for you. So glad you love serums, these sound like they'd be right up your street! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  26. i'm very interested in that vitamin c serum, at my age vitamin c is essential in skincare routine ! thank you for your review and helping me find this awesome product

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    1. You're so welcome Denni, I agree with you completely, thanks so much for checking out this post! I'm glad I could help! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  27. My dermatologist recently recommended using a Vitamin C serum and it's doing wonders.

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    1. Yes, Vitamin C is such an amazing ingredient for the skin! I love it and what it does for me! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  28. I don't actually use one and I really need to, thank you so much for sharing this.. I think I will pick up a vitamin C one as soon as I can! You have a lovely little blog here by the way pretty gal! x

    adelelydia.blogspot.com

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    1. This comment literally made my day, thank you so much for the love and support beautiful, I shall be sure to reciprocate over on your lovely blog. x And I do recommend both of these highly, so picking up the vitamin C one would be a smart move! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  29. I have thought about upping my skin care as I get older-- this is great. Thanks.

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    1. You're very welcome, that sounds like a fantastic decision! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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    1. Thanks so much lovely! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  31. I am scared to use any serum on skin but after reading your post, I really know the importance of serum.

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    1. Awe girl, don't be scared; they may be concentrated which sounds like they're bad for the skin but honestly, you'll love them once you've tried them! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  32. I absolutely love serums and agree with you, they are one of the most important steps in my skincare routine and the products I'd spend the most money on. The hyaluronic one you shared sounds so lovely, it's great to see that they included all these other hydrating ingredients in there as well!

    Jenny // Geeky Posh

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    1. Thanks so much for reading Jenny, so glad that you always include a serum when practising skincare! Yes, I am in love with the hyaluronic serum; it makes my skin really glow and feel soft and supple again! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  33. Thank you for this wonderful and beautiful article. Melasma Treatment

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment - it made my day! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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