Which Serum is Best for You?

Explore the Unique Benefits of Each AMPERSAND Serum

In this article, you will learn about:

  • Radiate for dull & lifeless skin 
  • Refine for fine lines & wrinkles 
  • Refresh for dryness & thin skin 
  • Restore for redness & inflammation 
  • Renew for oiliness & blemish prone 
  • Revive for uneven skin & dark spots

Radiate

Targeted Skin Concerns

Radiate is a brightening serum for those who seek an enviably radiant glow. With each application, Radiate nourishes the complexion that provides a cure for dull, lackluster skin.

Key Ingredients

  • Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE)

The key to achieving a natural glow without makeup is healthy skin. To enhance skin health, DMAE has been infused in Radiate to offer the ultimate radiance-enhancing antioxidants like vitamins A, E, and C. 

DMAE also strengthens skin cells to make sure they’re able to protect the skin barrier against dullness-inducing threats like pollution and sun damage.

  • Licorice Root

Licorice root is an Ancient Ayurvedic skin remedy that contains incredibly potent luminizing effects that brighten even the darkest age spots and under eye circles.This powerful ingredient also fights against UV damage, soothes redness, and tightens sagging skin.

  • Pearl Powder

Pearl powder is the luxurious brightening ingredient you didn’t know you needed. Our pearl-infused serum contains a powerhouse of brightening compounds that have been used in Ancient Chinese beauty to whiten, firm, and luminize the complexion like nothing else.

Learn more about Radiate’s key ingredients here. Shop the Radiate serum here.

Refine

Targeted Skin Concerns

Refine is Ampersand’s rejuvenating go-to serum to treat fine lines and wrinkles.. Refine will come in handy for anyone ready to firm sagging skin, improve elasticity for bouncier skin, increase cell turnover to encourage new skin growth, and smooth out visible wrinkles. 

Key Ingredients

  • Glycolic Acid 

Glycolic acid is a type of alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that’s normally extracted from sugarcane. AHAs are potent in skin-firming properties that have been proven to smooth out fine lines, diminish the appearance of dark spots, and improve the skin’s youthful elasticity.

  • Vitamin C 

When it comes to rejuvenating the complexion, leave it to a potent antioxidant that’s known for its brightening and repairing effects. Vitamin C can repair the effects of aging, stressful and unhealthy lifestyles, and sun damage. Refine is infused with vitamin C to remedy dullness, fine lines, and dark spots.

  • Phytic Acid

Phytic acid is another gentle AHA with exfoliating properties that are able to slough off dead skin cells that are blocking the skin from receiving hydration and nutrients. Applying phytic acid topically also helps to remove the pesky buildup of sebum that enlarges the pores and causes blackheads.

  • Vitamin B3

Vitamin B3 is a star ingredient with impressive brightening and anti-aging benefits. This ingredient is able to promptly brighten a dull or uneven skin tone, firm aging skin, and tighten pores. Vitamin B3 isn’t produced by the body itself – to reap its impressive skin-enhancing benefits, apply it topically with Refine.

For more info on Refine, check out our blog post here. To shop Refine, press here.

Refresh

Targeted Skin Concerns

Do you live somewhere with high altitudes, dry air, or harsh winters? Whatever the reason for your dry skin may be, Refresh is there to pack a deeply-concentrated layer of moisture to parched skin. 

Key Ingredients

  • Probiotics

When our skin’s pH is unbalanced, dryness and irritation are some of the first visible signs. A probiotic-infused serum with potent ingredients like black tea kombucha will improve the skin microbiome, which can aid in balancing the pH for hydrated, healthy skin.

  • Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid can retain long-lasting hydration in parched skin. Hyaluronic acid has the unique ability to draw maximum moisture into the skin, creating a noticeably plump and bouncy complexion. 

  • Tremella

Tremella, also known as snow mushroom or “the beauty mushroom,” is an important plumping, hydrating remedy in traditional Chinese beauty. Like hyaluronic acid, tremella helps the skin retain more moisture. It’s also abundant in polysaccharides that deeply hydrate even the driest skin while reducing the visibility of fine lines.

For all you need to know about Refresh, read this blog post. To reap maximum hydrating benefits at home, shop Refresh.

Restore

Targeted Skin Concerns

Restore is the regenerative solution to calming redness, soothing sensitivity and irritation, and repairing damaged skin. 

Key Ingredients

  • DMAE 

Similar to the Radiate serum, DMAE is also the trusted source of potent antioxidants in Restore that reestablishes skin health, tightens and firms fine lines, plumps the complexion with deep hydration.

  • Blue Green Algae

Its nutrients, minerals, and high protein content makes blue green algae an essential ingredient to nourish the skin and increase the production of essential proteins like collagen. Blue green algae also supports cell repair and encourages cell renewal for a regenerated, healthier complexion. 

  • Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA)

Using a GLA-infused serum can help calm puffiness, soothe irritation, and even improve eczema. GLA also works to protect the skin against free radicals, making it the ideal regenerating skincare tool to defend the skin against foreign invaders and enhance overall skin health.   

  • Caffeine

Using caffeinated skincare stimulates your circulation to perk up dull skin. Ampersand features black tea kombucha to supply caffeine, antioxidants, and probiotics that repair sun damage and aging.

To learn more about the regenerating effects of Restore, check out our blog post here. To shop Restore, click here.

Renew

Targeted Skin Concerns

Renew is exclusively formulated for sensitive, oily, or troubled skin, helping to soothe inflammation, tighten pores, and clear breakouts with a healthy dose of antioxidants.

Key Ingredients

  • White Willow Bark 

White willow bark extract clears pores, exfoliates dead skin cells, and remedies inflammation. Its richness in salicylic acid, a beta-hydroxy acid (BHA), allows it to remove dead skin cells, unclog pores, reduce blackheads, and enhance a radiant glow. 

  • Stinging Nettle 

Nettle offers skin a healthy dose of protecting and repairing nutrients like chlorophyll, iron, and oxyacetylene that are highly-prized for renewing skin cells with and supplying acne clearing benefits.

  • Aspen Bark

Many skincare brands add synthetic preservatives and parabens that end up causing skin irritation and breakouts. Amazingly, aspen bark offers natural preserving effects that’s gentle on the skin yet incredibly effective for enhancing shelf life. Aspen bark is also a salicin-rich ingredient that soothes troubled skin and encourages cell renewal.

Read more about Renew here. Shop the Renew serum here.

Revive 

Targeted Skin Concerns

For those with a busy lifestyle or who don’t take the time for self-care as often as they should, Revive is the ultimate daily solution to re-energize stressed and uneven skin. With each application, Revive addresses dullness, fatigued skin, grayish skin color, dryness, and hyperpigmentation.

Key Ingredients

  • Caffeine

Revive infuses a rich dose of caffeine which helps to instantly boost circulation and bring color back to tired skin. Caffeine’s impressive oxygenating and microcirculation-boosting properties can immediately flush a healthy glow and help the complexion look visibly more radiant, awake, and healthy.

  • Avocado Oil

When it comes to stressed skin, a healthy dose of vitamins and deep moisture is arguably the most essential remedy. Avocado oil packs bioactive molecules like beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, folate and fatty acids that soften skin, boost skin health, and create an enviably plump complexion.

  • Shea Butter

Shea butter consists of 60% fat that closely resembles the lipid molecules of our skin, meaning its deeply nourishing properties are easily absorbed by the skin barrier. 

Shea butter is also an incredibly abundant source of oleic, stearic, palmitic, and linolenic acids that pack intense, long-lasting moisture that repair the damaging effects of UV damage, aging, dehydration, and stress. 

Read more about Revive’s re-energizing ingredients here. Shop the Revive serum here.

Now that you’re familiar with the collection, which serum is best for your skin type? Browse the entire Ampersand collection here.