The Science Behind Skin Serums: What Makes Them Effective

The Science Behind Skin Serums: What Makes Them Effective

  • By Srishty Singh

Wish to elevate your skincare regime? Add a result-oriented serum to your daily rotation. For the uninitiated, this formulation boasts a high concentration of one (or more) active ingredients – making it exceedingly effective. Moreover, a serum's water-like consistency allows it to percolate deep into the skin to address specific concerns, ranging from acne to dehydration. 

Consider this blog to be a crash serum on everything face serums. We take you through the best face serums on Foxtale and tell you how to use them for best results. So read at leisure to make an informed decision. 

 How To Pick A Serum For Your Skincare

To pick a face serum for your routine, you must have infallible knowledge about your skin type and its underlying concerns. Otherwise, choosing skincare becomes like shooting darts in the dark.   

You can consult your dermatologist or use this simple test to conclude.  

1. If your skin appears dry, flaky and uncomfortably tight after cleansing – your skin type is most likely dry.  

2. If you experience unusual greasiness with open pores on the face, chances are that your skin type is oily.  

3. If your T-zone, chin and forehead are always greasy but the cheeks are relatively dry – your skin type is combination.  

4. Prone to out-of-the-blue flare-ups, hives, redness and rashes? Your skin type is sensitive. 

 Best Face Serums On Foxtale

We firmly believe that your skin deserves the best. On that note, here’s a look at the best face serums (mapped into different concerns) on Foxtale. 

1. Vitamin C Serum 

Foxtale’s Vit C serum treats dark spots and pigmentation by controlling melanin synthesis. During the process, it bestows a soft, radiance to your skin – one that no makeup palette can match. But that’s not all. Topical application of our Vitamin C Serum boosts collagen production that helps soften fine lines, wrinkles, laugh creases and more. Get this serum for hyperpigmentation at an attractive price of INR 595. 

More Reasons To Love Our Vitamin C Serum  

> Emollient-rich formula that forms a protective barrier on the skin, warding off pollutants and aggressors. 

>Makes your skin visibly brighter from the first use. 

2. Niacinamide Serum 

If your skin spills sebum like it's nobody’s business – try Foxtale’s Niacinamide Serum STAT. This creamy concoct blots excess sebum and prevents clogged pores while ensuring a gorgeous matte finish for the skin. The perfect precursor to your full face of glam, add the Niacinamide Serum to your skincare at INR 545. 

Other Reasons To Love Foxtale’s Niacinamide Serum 

> Ensures long-lasting brightening  

> Upholds barrier health to prevent TEWL  

> Oil-free radiance 

> Doubles as a primer  

3. AHA BHA Exfoliating Serum  

Has your skin been looking exceptionally dull and beat? Don’t fret and get your mitts on the AHA BHA Exfoliating Serum by Foxtale. Powered with Salicylic and Glycolic Acids, the formulation buffs away dullness to ensure a single-tone, bright complexion. It also works wonders for the different stages of non-inflammatory and inflammatory acne. Use it thrice a week to cue healthy cellular regeneration while you’re busy counting sheep. 

Other Reasons To Love Our AHA BHA Exfoliating Serum  

> Contains Hyaluronic Acid that improves your skin’s capacity to hold moisture 

> Niacinamide in the formulation helps offset inflammation, redness or rashes 

4. Retinol Anti-Ageing Serum 

Foxtale’s exemplary Retinol Serum helps combat early signs of ageing like fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet and more. Unlike its counterparts in the market, our serum uses Encapsulated Retinol that travels into the deepest layers of the skin to break open. Results? No purging! Just youthful, radiant skin. 

Other Reasons To Love Our Retinol Anti-Ageing Serum 

> Ensures an even tone complexion 

> Helps unclog pores and cues healthy regeneration of skin cells 

 How To Make The Most Of Your Face Serum

Once you have picked a face serum based on your underlying skin concerns, here’s how to weave it into your daily routine. 

1. Start By Cleansing: Before administering any serum or treatment to your skin – ensure thorough cleansing. A potent cleanser removes dirt, grime and impurities from the pores, ensuring a healthy microbiome. For folks with dry and sensitive skin, we recommend Foxtale’s Hydrating Face Wash. It contains Sodium Hyaluronate and Red Algae Extracts that serve as a tall drink of water for the skin. Alternatively, people with oily and combination skin can try the Acne Control Face Wash with Salicylic Acid 

2. Serum Application: Once you are through, whip out the serum of your choice. Take 2 to 3 pumps of this formulation and gently dab it onto your skin. Avoid using a heavy hand as it may strain your skin, leading to redness or irritation. 

3. Moisturize Without Fail: After the serum absorbs into the skin, use a moisturizer to seal the treatment! For people with dry and sensitive skin, we recommend our Hydrating Moisturizer with Ceramide. It contains Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer and Olive Oil that ensure multi-level hydration to the skin. Alternatively, for combination and oily skin, the Oil Free Moisturizer by Foxtale is the perfect pick.

3. Sun Protection: Sunscreen is non-negotiable in your daily regime – PERIOD. The formulation shields the skin against harmful UV rays, preventing photoaging, burns, and tanning. If you have dry skin, try Foxtale’s Dewy Sunscreen for formidable sun protection and a delectable, dewy radiance. Alternatively, for oily skin, get your hands on our Mattifying Sunscreen STAT. 

Conclusion: Result-oriented serums help elevate your skincare exponentially. They are lightweight and powered with active ingredients, targeting a gamut of specific concerns. 


 1. Do skin serums work? 

Ans) Absolutely. A serum is super-charged with one or more active ingredients and travels deep into the skin to address specific concerns. 

 2. Is it okay to use skin serums every day? 

Ans) Yes. If you are new to face serum, we recommend conducting a patch test first. 

3. What is the right age for using face serum? 

Ans) There is no cap on age for using face serums.  

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