Correct + Protect: Navigating the perfect serum combinations for glowing skin!

05.02.2024





In the ever-evolving world of skincare, the key to achieving a radiant complexion lies in choosing the right products that address specific concerns. Among the essential players in skincare routines are corrective and protective serums, each with a distinct role in enhancing your skin's health

Serums in skincare play a pivotal role in delivering potent and targeted ingredients to the skin, offering a concentrated and lightweight formulation. These highly specialised products are designed to address specific concerns such as hydration, anti-aging, or brightening. With their ability to penetrate the skin deeply, serums contribute to a more effective and efficient skincare routine, providing users with a targeted and intensive treatment to achieve healthier, radiant skin. With that in mind, serums benefits can fall within corrective or protective.

Corrective Serums:

Corrective serums are tailored to target specific skin concerns and imperfections, such as dark spots, fine lines, acne scars, or uneven skin tone. These serums contain potent ingredients like retinol, vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) that work at a cellular level to address these issues, for example:

  • Retinol: Stimulates collagen production, reduces fine lines, and promotes cell turnover.

  • Vitamin C: A powerful antioxidant that brightens the skin, fades dark spots, and protects against environmental damage.

  • Hyaluronic Acid: Replenishes moisture, plumping the skin and reducing the appearance of fine lines.

  • AHAs: Exfoliate the skin's surface, promoting cell turnover and improving texture.

Incorporate corrective serums into your nighttime skincare routine for optimal results, as they may increase sensitivity to sunlight. Consistent use over time can lead to noticeable improvements in your skin's texture, tone, and overall appearance.

Protective Serums:

Protective serums, on the other hand, are formulated to shield the skin from environmental stressors and maintain its health and resilience. These serums often contain antioxidants, peptides, and other nourishing ingredients that act as a barrier against free radicals, UV radiation, and pollution:

  • Antioxidants: Vitamin E, green tea extract, and ferulic acid neutralise free radicals, preventing oxidative stress and premature aging.

  • Peptides: Amino acid compounds that support collagen production, improving the skin's elasticity and firmness.

  • Hyaluronic Acid: Maintains skin hydration and supports the skin's suppleness.

Protective serums are suitable for both daytime and nighttime use, forming a crucial step in your daily skincare routine. They work synergistically with other products to create a robust defense against external aggressors.

Time to Correct + Protect 

Understanding the nuances between corrective and protective serums is essential in the quest for flawless skin. Incorporating both into your skincare regimen provides a comprehensive approach to address existing concerns and fortify your skin against future damage. Be consistent with your routine, giving these serums the time they need to unveil their transformative powers, and your skin will thank you for the investment in its long-term health and beauty.


Understanding Your Skin's Needs:


Before diving into the world of serum combinations, it's crucial to assess your skin's specific requirements. Identify concerns such as dehydration, dullness, uneven texture, or signs of ageing, as this will guide you in selecting the most suitable serums for your routine.


Tailored Correct + Protect Combinations for Your Skin's Needs:

Hyperpigmentation Correction + Antioxidant Protection:

  • Corrective Ingredient: Alpha Arbutin (Pigment Serum)

  • Protective Ingredients: Niacinamide / Antioxidant Serum




Corrective Serums

Even Tone Correcting Serum 50ml

SkinBetter Science's Even Tone Correcting Serum is a groundbreaking, non-hydroquinone, non-retinol, multi-action skin evening serum that delivers a dramatic reduction in the appearance of hyperpigmentation. *This is a specialty product sold only by online consultation. Click 'Order Now' and fill in...

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Even Tone Correcting Serum 50ml

$269.00
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Complete Pigment Plus Age Support Serum 30ml

Aspect Dr Complete Pigment Plus Age Support Serum is a ground-breaking solution to pigment correction. This effective yet gentle serum is formulated with antioxidants and phytoestrogens to visibly minimise the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, skin discolouration, and age spots....

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Complete Pigment Plus Age Support Serum 30ml

$169.00
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Protective Serums

Multi B Plus Serum 30ml

A turbo charger for your other products, Aspect Dr Multi B Plus Serum literally gives your current products a big boost. Infusing your skin with an energising cocktail of Multi B Vitamins and a patented blend of skin fortifying Sea...

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Multi B Plus Serum 30ml

$149.00
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Alto Defense Serum FACE 30ml

SkinBetter Science Alto Defense Serum FACE is the latest scientifically advanced breakthrough in Antioxidant protection. A combination of 19 powerful Antioxidant ingredients provide a new level of comprehensive and dynamic defense against external free radicals. *This is a specialty product sold only...

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Alto Defense Serum FACE 30ml

$230.00
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Fine Lines/Wrinkles Correction + Moisture Barrier Protection:

  • Corrective Ingredient: Retinol

  • Protective Ingredients: Ceramides / Hyaluronic Acid

Corrective Serums

Serum 16 30ml

Meet the new gold standard in anti-ageing and skin repair! An encapsulated blend unique to the brand, Cosmedix Serum 16 is the closest thing to prescription strength age defiance without a prescription.  *Not safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

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Serum 16 30ml

$145.00
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AlphaRet Overnight Cream FACE 30ml

SkinBetter Science AlphaRet Overnight Cream FACE is a one-step nightly retinoid treatment. An advanced formula of Retinol, Glycolic, Lactic Acid, Antioxidants and Peptides to improve the appearance of lines, wrinkles and discolouration. Not safe in pregnancy or breastfeeding  *This is...

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AlphaRet Overnight Cream FACE 30ml

$175.00
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Protective Serums

Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Serum 30ml

Plump, hydrate & smooth skin with this advanced hyaluronic acid formulation. PCA Skin Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Serum is an advanced ingredient blend that hydrates the skin in multiple ways for optimum results.

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Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Serum 30ml

$230.00
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Intense Firming Complex 30ml

Containing the most advanced peptides and antioxidants available on the market, Societe Intense Firming Complex firms and rejuvenates skin with a collagen boosting peptide; providing immediate and long-lasting anti-ageing effects whilst improving overall skin health.

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Intense Firming Complex 30ml

$225.00
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Dehydration Correction + Pollution Defense Protection:

  • Corrective Ingredient: Hyaluronic Acid

  • Protective Ingredients: Antioxidant Serum

Corrective Serums

Hyaluronic Serum 30ml

Aspect Dr Hyaluronic Serum is specifically formulated with a unique blend of Hyaluronic Acid that replenishes the skin's moisture content and repairs dry or inflamed skin, while soothing, calming and hydrating. 

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Hyaluronic Serum 30ml

$149.00
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Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Serum 30ml

Plump, hydrate & smooth skin with this advanced hyaluronic acid formulation. PCA Skin Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Serum is an advanced ingredient blend that hydrates the skin in multiple ways for optimum results.

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Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Serum 30ml

$230.00
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Protective Serums

Affirm 30ml

Supercharged with over ten unique Antioxidants, Cosmedix Affirm is an Antioxidant firming serum that reduces visible signs of damage to your skin from sun exposure and environmental damage. The all-natural ingredients have each been clinically corrected to their most natural and active...

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Affirm 30ml

$139.00
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OptiBoost Complex 30ml

Aspect Dr OptiBoost Complex uses Liposome technology to deliver Enzymes to damaged skin cells along with a combination of Botanicals and Hydrators to provide superior Antioxidant protection and support skin cell recovery post UV exposure.

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OptiBoost Complex 30ml

$145.00
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Uneven Skin Tone + Dullness:

  • Protective Ingredient: Vitamin C

  • Corrective Ingredients: Niacinamide


Corrective Serums

Triple C Vitamin Therapy Serum 30ml

Much more than just a Vitamin C serum! A revolutionary blend of three different, unique, stabilised Vitamin C's, Societe Triple C Vitamin Therapy Serum offers high antioxidant, collagen boosting properties without irritation. This formula penetrates deeply to provide longer-lasting benefits...

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Triple C Vitamin Therapy Serum 30ml

$220.00
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Active C Serum 30ml

Aspect Dr Active C Serum is a powerful Antioxidant and Peptide serum, formulated with Vitamin C to help firm the surface of skin and promote elasticity for a radiant complexion.

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Active C Serum 30ml

$149.00
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Protective Serums

Multi B Plus Serum 30ml

A turbo charger for your other products, Aspect Dr Multi B Plus Serum literally gives your current products a big boost. Infusing your skin with an energising cocktail of Multi B Vitamins and a patented blend of skin fortifying Sea...

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Multi B Plus Serum 30ml

$149.00
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Vitamin B3 Brightening Serum 30ml

PCA Skin Vitamin b3 Brightening Serum is a multi-functional serum formulated to target all signs of discolouration. Combining Niacinamide and a cutting-edge complex of Mulberry Extract, Green Tea Extract, Oligopeptide-51 and Plankton Extract, these ingredients work to combat the appearance of dark...

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Vitamin B3 Brightening Serum 30ml

$230.00
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Acne Correction + Oil Control Protection:

  • Corrective Ingredient: Salicylic Acid/Lactic Acid

  • Protective Ingredients:  Niacinamide (Vitamin B)

Corrective Serums

Clear Skin Boosting Pads 71g

The Societe Clear Skin Boosting Pads are a physician inspired pore treatment designed to increase clear skin results for problem skin conditions. The powerful formula contains AHAs, BHAs and Antioxidants in a useful jar of 60 pads, helping to improve...

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Clear Skin Boosting Pads 71g

$135.00
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Clarity Serum 30ml

Control problematic skin and combat blemishes with Cosmedix Clarity Serum. Retinol and Salicylic Acid work together to help exfoliate and purify skin to help prevent the appearance of breakouts and blemishes.  *Not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding.

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Clarity Serum 30ml

$89.00
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Protective Serums

Multi B Plus Serum 30ml

A turbo charger for your other products, Aspect Dr Multi B Plus Serum literally gives your current products a big boost. Infusing your skin with an energising cocktail of Multi B Vitamins and a patented blend of skin fortifying Sea...

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Multi B Plus Serum 30ml

$149.00
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Vitamin B3 Brightening Serum 30ml

PCA Skin Vitamin b3 Brightening Serum is a multi-functional serum formulated to target all signs of discolouration. Combining Niacinamide and a cutting-edge complex of Mulberry Extract, Green Tea Extract, Oligopeptide-51 and Plankton Extract, these ingredients work to combat the appearance of dark...

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Vitamin B3 Brightening Serum 30ml

$230.00
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Sensitive + Reactive Skin 

Protective Serum: Soothing Antioxidant 

Corrective Serum: Hyaluronic Acid 

Corrective Serums

Redless 30ml

Aspect Dr Redless is such a loved serum, it is now available in 30ML size. Brilliant for alleviating dry and stressed skins, Aspect Dr Redless is essential to any skincare regime. Red, sensitive skin sufferers and mild irritation alike will...

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Redless 30ml

$149.01
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Reduce 45g

Cosmedix Elite Reduce is a soothing complex of jojoba, rose hip seed oil, willow herb and vitamins. Fortified with the potent antioxidant totarol, it de-stresses skin and helps reduce redness, while adding moisture to soothe.

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Reduce 45g

$134.00
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Protective Serums

Hyaluronic Serum 30ml

Aspect Dr Hyaluronic Serum is specifically formulated with a unique blend of Hyaluronic Acid that replenishes the skin's moisture content and repairs dry or inflamed skin, while soothing, calming and hydrating. 

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Hyaluronic Serum 30ml

$149.00
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Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Serum 30ml

Plump, hydrate & smooth skin with this advanced hyaluronic acid formulation. PCA Skin Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Serum is an advanced ingredient blend that hydrates the skin in multiple ways for optimum results.

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Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Serum 30ml

$230.00
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Expert Layering Techniques:

  1. Consistency Matters:

    • Apply serums from thinnest to thickest consistency to ensure optimal absorption. Start with lightweight formulas and finish with richer textures.
  2. Allow Absorption Time:

    • Give each serum a few minutes to absorb before applying the next layer. This ensures that each product can work its magic without interference.
  3. Day and Night Variations:

    • Customize your routine based on the time of day. Opt for lightweight, protective serums during the day and focus on repair and renewal at night.

Corrective Serums

Protective Serums

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