Now that you are back from your holidays, you might have noticed your skin has taken a bit of a battering. Sun spots, dry patches, loss of elasticity are all signs of sun-damaged skin. It doesn’t matter if you spent every waking hour under a leafy palm tree, you will have still exposed yourself to the harmful UV rays at some point.
All is not lost however, because there are some great products that can replenish the skin and reduce any damaging effects from the sun. Most of them have additional properties that also help with the signs of anti-aging, such as accelerating the repairing process, boosting the skin’s own natural defences and encouraging collagen production.
We have picked seven of the best skin serums that help if you have sun-damaged skin.
- Snowberry New Radiance Face Serum 30ml – $36.00
The problem with many sun-damaged skin serums is trying to get them beyond the first layer of skin and into the dermis, where it can do the most repairing. After five years of research, this product from New Zealand finally achieved this, and so the ingredients that are essential to activating collagen production now pass through the epidermis and get to the right layers. Contains retinoic acid, vitamin C and other essential peptides that not only stimulate the skin’s natural anti-oxidants but halts the aging process.
- Ossential® Brightalive Non-Retinol Skin Brightener
This skin serum utilises several different ingredients in order to target the damaging effects of the sun. A technologically advanced serum that does not use retinol and hydroquinone, so it is ideal for sensitive skin. It mainly targets sun spots and dark pigmentation that older women tend to suffer from, so it is a great product for those over forty. Brightens and evens out skintone and helps to stop future pigmentation.
- Laural Facial Serum: Sun Damage Repair – $72.00
Lovely natural product here for those who do not like harsh chemicals, but prefer herbs, oils, woods and seeds. This serum uses, amongst others, the healing properties of Scarlet Pimpernel, Licorice, Sea Buckthorn, Gotu Kola, Rosehip, Chamomile, and Marshmallow, these all deal with skin discolouration. It also contains the essential oils Helichrysum, Carrot Seed, Sandalwood, and Cistus which are used to regenerate and restore damaged skin.
Clarins Booster Repair deals with no only sun damage, but any kind of damage to do with holiday skin. This includes extreme climates of hot or cold regions, hard salty areas and chlorinated water. What we like the most about this serum is that you can use it with your normal moisturizer. Just mix a few drops into your product and let the magic begin! Contains a Mayan plant called mimosa tenuiflora extract that is renowned for its rejuvenating properties:
A great product here that is formulated especially for sensitive skin. The gentle lotion sinks into the skin instantly to refresh and brighten up tired skin. Contains a patented formula that helps to reduce spots and dark areas of pigmentation.
This product contains retinol, arguably the most effective compound when it comes to reducing the damaging effects of the sun. This serum is boosted with Retinol Tri-Active Technology: which contains a fast-acting Retinoid, a time-released Retinol, and a Retinol booster. This triple action attacks lines, wrinkles, dark spots and evens out skin tone and reduces the signs of ageing.
A two-pronged approach here from Clinique, they have paired up their Even Better Clinical Serum and added a soothing optimizer. The serum targets the appearance of dark spots whilst the optimizer takes care of the irritations that can cause the dark spots. The dual product is delivered via a dual-chamber pump.