best face serums in India

How To Use A Face Serum For Better Results

  • By Srishty Singh

A face serum is super-charged with an active ingredient like Hyaluronic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Niacinamide or more. Due to its watery-consistency, this formulation seeps deep into the skin to treat a specific concern for swift results. Whether you grapple with dehydrated skin or acne, a suitable serum in your AM/PM regimen can thwart any concern. 

So, if you wish to make the most of your skincare, add a concern-specific serum to your pre-existing routine. To help you in this endeavour, we are bringing you a list of the best face serums in India. We also help you with the correct way to use a face serum for best results.’

How to apply face serum?

Follow this step-by-step guide to apply your face serum and reach your skincare goals.

1. Cleansing First:  Before whipping out your concern-specific serum, it is integral to cleanse your skin. Use a potent face wash to remove dirt, debris, and pollutants from the pores, ensuring fresh, rejuvenated skin. This step also facilitates the better absorption of your serum, further boosting its efficacy. 

  •  If your skin type is oily, try Foxtale’s Acne Control Face Wash. The formula carries Salicylic Acid that buffs away excess oil, dust and grime from the pores.
  • For dry and sensitive skin, try our Hydrating Face Wash. It carries Sodium Hyaluronate and Red Algae Extracts that ensure long-lasting hydration for the skin. Moreover, the gentle cleanser offsets episodes of inflammation, redness and irritation.
  • If your skin type is combination, get your hands on the Purify & Glow Cleanser + Mask. The multitasker carries French Pink and Kaolin Clays that soak up the excess sebum from your pores. Additionally, the cleanser also boasts Sodium PCA for sustained hydration and a more balanced microbiome.

    2. Treat Next: Once your skin is dry, take 2-3 pumps of your serum and dab it on your face. Avoid rubbing the formula, as it may strain your skin. Be extremely cautious while applying the serum around your eyes and mouth. You may use a Gua-sha to gently massage the formula into your skin. 

    Tip: Remember that serums boast high concentrations of active ingredients. You only need 2 to 3 pumps of the formula to ensure the best results for your skin.

    3. Moisturize Without Fail: Once the serum absorbs in your skin, apply a generous dollop of moisturizer on top. A potent moisturizer carries a blend of humectants, emollients, and occlusives that lock actives and adequate hydration into the skin.

    • If your skin type is oily or combination, we recommend Foxtale’s Oil Free Moisturizer. The lightweight formula doesn’t clog pores and helps replenish your skin’s moisture reservoir.
    • Struggle with dry skin? Get your mitts on our Hydrating Moisturizer with Ceramide. The unique formula carries Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolhymers and Olive oil that hydrate the skin. Moreover, the featherlight whip also repairs/upholds your skin’s lipid barrier.
    • Folks with sensitive skin should try Foxtale’s Skin Repair Cream. The unique formula uses ERS (Enhance-Replenish-Seal) technology to deeply hydrate and heal your skin.

      4. SPF For All Seasons: Skipping sunscreen is out of the question – even more so while administering serums. The use of certain active ingredients like AHA, BHA, Retinol and more can make your skin prone to sun-induced damage. Use Foxtale’s Matte Finish Sunscreen for oily or combination skin and Dewy Sunscreen for dry or sensitive skin.

       Best Serums From Foxtale 

      Your search for the best face serums ends here. Based on your underlying skin concerns, here’s what you need to pick-

      1. For dry skin pick the Hydrating Serum

      Active Ingredient: Hyaluronic Acid

      The humectant Hyaluronic Acid in this formulation binds water molecules to the skin. Topical application of the serum makes your skin plump, softens early signs of ageing, and reduces inflammation and irritation.

      2. For oily skin with massive pores pick Foxtale’s Niacinamide Serum

      Active Ingredient: Niacinamide

      This innovative formula by Foxtale blots excess oil and prevents clogged pores while ensuring a gorgeous matte finish to the skin. 

      3. For fighting dark spots and pigmentation

      Active Ingredient: Vitamin C 

      Our emollient-rich Vitamin C reduces the appearance of dark spots and pigmentation by inhibiting melanin synthesis. But that’s not all. Regular use of Vitamin C Serum bolsters collagen production – helping improve your skin’s elasticity and texture. Additionally, our Vitamin C is the best face serum for shielding the skin against UV rays and menacing pollutants.

      4. For fighting early signs of ageing

      Active Ingredient: Retinol 

      Our retinol face serum fades wrinkles, fine lines, crow’s feet and more with time. Foxtale’s one-of-a-kind formula carries Encapsulated Retinol that breaks open in the deepest layer of the skin. Results? Smoother and plumper skin with no purging.

      Conclusion: A concern-based serum elevates your skincare routine. Based on the active ingredient it carries, this formula combats a specific skin concern. However, to make the most of your serum, you must know how to apply it correctly. 

      • Start by gently cleansing your face for about 30 seconds.
      •  Once your skin is dry, dab 2 to 3 pumps of your favourite serum on your face. Since a serum is supercharged with an active ingredient –  never go overboard with the quantity!
      • After the serum completely absorbs into your skin, follow up with your moisturiser and sunscreen.


      1. Can I use face serum daily?

      Yes, you can. If you are new to actives, start by using the serum thrice a week. This good practice will help your skin get accustomed to the formulation.

      2. What should I apply first – serum or moisturiser?

      Apply your serum first! Serums are supercharged with actives and percolate deep into the skin to address a series of concerns. A layer of moisturiser on the serum helps seal in the actives and ample water content for better results.

      3. How should I pick a face serum for myself?

      In order to pick a face serum, you must have an understanding of your skin type and its underlying concerns.

      4. What is the best serum for acne or acne-prone skin?

      Try Foxtale’s AHA BHA Exfoliating Serum to combat and prevent acne. This lightweight formulation sloughs off dead cells, debris, and oil from the pores – revealing a smooth surface underneath.

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