Serum Cocktails: A Beginner Guide to Becoming Your Own Skincare Mixologist

If your skincare routine is packing any secret weapon… it’s your serum. These highly concentrated serum cocktail blends are loved by the skincare world thanks to their ability to pack a punch of key ingredients that are customized to your skincare needs. But did you know that you could be missing out on an added dose of skin care benefits?

The latest moment in skincare is a term that we like to call serum cocktailing. This simple little trick lets you become your own mixologist and truly personalize your skincare routine so that you can tackle uneven skin tone, pore-clogging impurities and wrinkles—all in one step!

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What Is Serum Cocktailing?

Much like it sounds, serum cocktailing is the practice of mixing two or more serums to help streamline your skin care routine and boost those treatment benefits.  And the good news is, if you are a cocktail newbie, COSMEDIX serums are a great place to start! Each COSMEDIX serum can be safely mixed with another, which means you can cater to multiple skincare concerns in one application.

What Are the Benefits?

Boost Product Absorption: Think of your skin like a sponge. Yes it absorbs, but it can only absorb so much. When you pile serums on top of each other, your complexion can struggle to take in all those ingredients—especially if you religiously layer 3 or more. By mixing serums in the palm of your hand and applying them in one application, you can help ensure that your skin soaks up the skincare benefits.

Streamline Skincare Routine: Personally, I find my nighttime skincare routine relaxing, but there are also nights when I just want fall into bed ASAP. So why do five applications when you can do one?  Not only does serum cocktailing speak to my lazy heart, but it saves time by streamlining your skincare application.

Easier Application: Have you ever used a product that was so thick you felt like you had to use half the bottle to cover your face? Same. This is why serum cocktailing is such a great way to help apply skincare with different textures. By mixing heavier serums with lighter serums, you can easily spread the product across the complexion without any going to waste.

What Are the Best COSMEDIX Cocktails?

Simply Brilliant + Pure C: Amp up the glow with this custom skincare duo. Apply a shot of the antioxidant-rich Simply Brilliant Brightening Serum into the palm of your hand, then garnish with a sprinkle of Pure C Vitamin C Mixing Crystals. Formulated with Lactic and Salicylic Acid, this combo helps refine the look of skin’s texture and tone while helping improve the overall penetration of brightening ingredients.

Affirm + Defy: Pamper your skin by mixing  Defy Triple Hydroxy Acid Age-Defying Treatment and Affirm Antioxidant Firming Serum into a supercharged skincare treatment. Powered with Vitamin E and age-defying peptides, this serum cocktail helps protect the skin from environmental stressors and locks in hydration while providing a potent dose of powerful antioxidants.

Benefit Clean + Purity Detox: Spot the difference when you mix Benefit Clean Gentle Cleanser with the clarifying Purity Detox Scrub. This blend boosts the appearance of clearer skin by helping to gently exfoliate, absorb excess oils and wash away pore-clogging impurities. Simply pump a small amount of Gentle Clean into your hand before sprinkling a dose of Purity Detox on top.