National Novel Writing Month Day 3: Serums 101

Day 3! Still going strong~ Today, we are looking at serums.

What are Serums?

There are light, fast-absorbing liquids used as an alternative or in addition to creams or lotions.

Why use Serums?

Serums are meant to treat problem areas–big or small. Whether the problem is dry skin or age spots, serums are effective because of the deep penetration properties to them. Admittedly, serums are expensive (average serum costs are around $20), but a dime-size pump goes a long way!

How do Serums work?

Most serums are water-based. Ingredients such as mineral oil,  petroleum, nut & seed oils are not found in serums unlike their facial moisturizer cousin. What is left is a product that is high in active ingredients for target treatment.

Who can use Serums?

Anyone can apply serums! Whatever your issue–there is a serum out there to help. But be careful; applying serums onto broken skin, eczema or rosacea can cause more irritation. If you have experience one of these skin issues, please consider other options or wait until the skin is completely healed. For everyone else: choosing the RIGHT serum is very important to the benefit of your skin.

Listed below are serums that are a mix of vegan, organic, and cruelty-free!

Dry Skin (ORGANIC, VEGAN, CRUELTY-FREE)

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Made Simple Skin Care Argan Ceranium Face Serum ($20.00)

– Highly Concentrated: no water, no filler, just pure product
– 100% Natural and Organic
– Raw, Vegan Non-GMO using only Food-Grade Ingredients
– Rejuvenating Argan & Jojoba nourish and restore
– Evening Primrose is packed with beneficial nutrients like omega-6 fatty acids
– Essential oils calm and nurture the spirit and body
– Glass bottle prevents leeching of plastics into product

Oily/Combination Skin Type (ORGANIC, VEGAN, CRUELTY-FREE)

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Thesis Facial Serum for Oily Skin ($24.95)

Naturally balancing, calming and hydrating Face Serum for problem, oily, blemished skin, and T-zone. Boasts 99% organic content and natural vitamin E to help skin find its balance and peace. Light, fast absorbing and non-clogging.

Sensitive Skin Type (VEGAN & CRUELTY-FREE)

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Grateful Body Healing Serum ($50.00)

Our Healing Serum restores glowing health to skin that is prone to be overly reactive. The result is a stronger, less-sensitive and more beautiful complexion.

Normal Skin Type (VEGAN & CRUELTY-FREE)

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Osea Vitamin Sea Serum ($68.00)

This easily absorbed, potent serum contains an anti-aging blend of seven organic seaweed extracts in a hydrating Hyaluronic Acid base. Packed with powerful antioxidants including Ferulic Acid, Turmeric, and Walnut Seed and Green Tea extracts, this serum will plump up moisture-depleted skin and restore a youthful glow.

Acne-Prone Skin Type (ORGANIC, VEGAN, CRUELTY-FREE)

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Rodale Organic Anti-Acne Treatment ($24.00)

This powerfully effective, non-drying formula includes an ultra-concentrated blend of certified organic active ingredients, all carefully chosen for their proven excellence in both treating and preventing acne. Antibacterial, moisturizing, and balancing, this non-greasy treatment deeply penetrates into your pores to treat each and every acne symptom.

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Vegan Fall & Winter Fragrances For Any Occasion

Winter_Fall PerfumeIt’s that time of the year! Time for richer and deeper scents to spice up your day and night. Here are some fragrances to try this fall and winter for every major occasion.


Everyday Life

Who: Pure Vanilla by Lavanila Laboratories

What: Alcohol denat. (from Organic sugar cane), Botanical fragrance blend, Deionized water, Lycium barbarum (Goji) powder, Terminalia ferdinandiana (Kakadu plum) fruit extract, Epilobium angustifolium (Canadian willowherb) extract, Olea europaea (Olive leaf) extract, Alteromonas ferment extract, Chrysanthellum indicum (Chamomile) extract, Oat amino acids, Glycerin (Vegetable), Vanilla planifolia.

How much: $58.00/ 1.7 fl. oz.

When: Casual meetings, Everyday Scent, Family Get-Togethers

Where: PURCHASE


Dating Life

Who: Mediterranean Fig by Pacifica

What: Natural Denatured Alcohol (Corn-Source) and Fragrance Blend with Natural and Essential Oils including Bergamot, Elemi, Clove and Sandalwood.

How much: $22.00/ 1 fl. oz.

When: First dates, Romantic dates

Where: PURCHASE


Work Life

Who: Empower by Pour Le Monde®

What: Persian lime, Italian Bergamot, Brazilian Orange, Florida grapefruit and lemon for a citrus splash, Cassis, lemongrass, soft orange flower, spearmint and super grade basil ,cedar wood, naturally derived benzoin and a drop of Indonesian patchouli.

How much: $82.00/1.7 fl.oz

When: Office, work meetings

Where: PURCHASE


Formal Life

Who: Charlotte by Sweet Anthem Perfume

What: Denatured Alcohol, Proprietary Fragrance Formulas (Rose Leaf, Snow, Lavender, Peony, Leather, White Amber)

How much: $54.00/ 1 fl.oz.

When: Black Tie events, weddings, Anniversary parties,class reunions

Where: PURCHASE


Party Life

Who: A Perfumed Wine- Rose by A Perfume Organic

What: Fresh Berry, Crisp Apple, Dark Oaks, and Rich Spices Blend with Hints of Clove and Nutmeg, warming into a Peppery finish.

How much:$65.00/.4 fl.oz

When: Night out, holiday or home parties

Where: PURCHASE