Serums explained: Why you need them

Serums explained: Why you need them

Our Cinq Mondes expert and French trained esthetician, Chantal Tourtin explains:

 “Do I need a Serum? Do I still need to use a serum when I am using a moisturizer”? These are excellent questions that I get a lot and very easy to explain:

The primary functions of serums are:

  • To penetrate the skin on a deeper level, feeding it necessary nutrients
  • To prevent fine lines and wrinkles
  • To ensure that your skin does not dry out
  • To help heal and repair skin damaged by free radicals

A moisturizer’s purpose is to then lock in hydration and protect our skin’s outer layers after the serum is applied. So, as we can see serums and moisturizers help each other by giving us a better shield of extra protection that our skin needs, year-round.

How much do I use?

Depending on the type of serum, usually only a few drops for your whole face, neck and décolletage (or about a pea-sized amount). A serum should be applied after cleansing and toning, before your moisturizer, every AM and PM. It contains a high concentration of active ingredients to penetrate deeply to deliver those nutrients and beneficial ingredients. Some of Cinq Mondes serums, for example the Rich Concentrate of Youth and Precious Concentrate, are formulated to be applied to targeted areas of the face, such as eye contours, forehead and over the lip, where we are most likely to see visible aging.

Depending on our skin type, texture and concern, Cinq Mondes has the perfect serum for you:

 Serum: Product: Goal: Performing Ingredients:
Rich Concentrate of Youth Plump, tighten and firm skin Pomegranate Extract, Organic Ginseng, Padina Pavonica
Precious Concentrate Anti-wrinkles, anti-dark-spot and firming Peptides, Lipid Active Complex, Arbutin
Sublime Brightening Serum Protect skin cells from UV ray damage, help correct and prevent dark spots, boost radiance Magnolia, Licorice, Uvaxine
Géto Suprême Serum Help prevent and correct all signs of aging. Renews and dramatically increases collagen. Organic Géto extract, Wakame extract, Hyaluronic Acid


If you have any questions about the products or how I can help you directly with your specific routine, please email me directly at

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