This is the second of three blogs in ourÂ Simple SwapÂ series, where we recommend creative ways you can substitute Hugh & Grace products in place of products thatÂ youÂ alreadyÂ use, which mayÂ have high toxin counts.Â By doing this, you can drastically reduce your exposure to harmful Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals, or EDCs.
In this post, weâ€™ll be exploring 12 ways that you can use theÂ Restoring Face Serum.
ThisÂ powerful, nourishing,Â dailyÂ FaceÂ Serum leaves your skin feeling restored, smooth, and radiant. It is 100% all natural and formulated with antioxidants and essential fatty acids that protect your skinâ€™s barrier from everyday environmental pollutants.
All the ingredients are hand-picked, including Vitamin C, Grapeseed Oil, Passionfruit Seed Oil, Alma Oil and Vitamin E, which are superior antioxidants that protect the skin, fighting free radicals and hormone disruptors to hydrate and brighten. In partnership, Rosehip Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Pumpkin Seed Oil and Black Current Oil are rich in Omegas to rejuvenate and restore. Our Custom Essential Oil Blend not only provides a soothing scent but is also formulated with our proprietary blend of hormone-protective ingredients.
Youâ€™ll also notice thatÂ theÂ Restoring Face Serum comes in aÂ darkÂ bottleâ€” and thatâ€™s on purpose. Vitamin C, a key ingredient in the Face Serum,Â actually breaksÂ down when itâ€™s exposed to light or air, so dark glass bottles help maintain its stabilityÂ and efficacy.
But did you know that you can also useÂ the RestoringÂ Face SerumÂ in the following ways?
- To Help Combat Breakouts
- To Achieve a Naturally Flawless Complexion
- Facial Massage Oil
- To Help Soothe Skin Affected by Eczema
- Hydrating and Plumping Lip Oil
- AprÃ¨sÂ SunÂ Lotion
- Under Eye Cream
- Makeup Remover
- Eyebrow and Eyelash Growth Serum
- Anti-Aging Serum
- To Help Fight Discoloration and Scarring
If youâ€™d like to learnÂ more about how youÂ can use theÂ Restoring Face SerumÂ as a substitute forÂ 12Â products you already use, then please keeping reading!
We hope you enjoy ourÂ Simple Swaps!
Serums have higher concentrations of active ingredients than mostÂ moisturizers, and they penetrate deeper, making them more effective.
The Restoring Face Serum is full ofÂ hydrating ingredients that contain powerful antioxidants to protect your skin against free radicals.Â Â Itâ€™s theÂ perfectÂ replacement for your daily facialÂ moisturizer.
You can use the Face Serum any time, but we recommend applying it directly after you wash your face. When your skin is damp, moisturizing products are better able to permeate the skin barrier and leave you feeling extra hydrated.
As a general rule,Â itâ€™s best to apply yourÂ skincareÂ products in order of thinnest to thickest consistency.
WhereverÂ the Face Serum falls in your skincare lineup, squeeze 3-5 drops of the product onto your fingertips, and gently massage into your skin.
2. To Help Combat Breakouts
Can a Face Serum with the consistency of oilÂ actuallyÂ helpÂ myÂ breakouts?
Yes! It is a common misconception thatÂ using an oil-like product will clog your pores, making your breakouts worse.
Whether or not a product clogs your poresÂ depends on the ingredients, not the consistency.
TheÂ Restoring Face SerumÂ is excellent for treating oily or acne-prone skin.Â Itâ€™s high in linoleic acid, also known as omega-6 fatty acid, whichÂ canÂ help with acne, and has anti-inflammatory effects that can calm redness and help to reduce cysts.
Also,Â Rosehip Oil contains some retinoids,Â such as trans retinoic acid,Â which help toÂ regulateÂ cell turnover in such a way that reduces follicular plugging and the formation of blackheads.
To helpÂ combatÂ yourÂ breakouts,Â gently massageÂ 3-5 drops of the Face SerumÂ onto freshly cleansed skinÂ inÂ any areas that are prone to, or currently experiencing, a breakout.
3. ToÂ Achieve a Naturally Flawless Complexion
If youâ€™re like me, sometimes youÂ wantÂ look like you have makeupÂ on,Â butÂ other times,Â youÂ justÂ want to look like you woke up with perfect, glowing, and flawless skin.
Iâ€™m going toÂ let you inÂ on one of my beauty hacks â€“ aÂ secret that has helped me achieve the ultimate no-makeup,Â makeup glow.
I mix my foundation with aÂ fewÂ dropsÂ of the Restoring Face Serum!Â Â This trick thins my foundation, creating theÂ perfect amount of sheer coverage.Â My skin looksÂ even, hydrated,Â andÂ completely natural!
I alsoÂ loveÂ that my skin is gainingÂ allÂ the benefits of the Face SerumÂ throughout the day.
To achieve a naturally flawless complexion, squeeze 1-2 drops of the Face Serum ontoÂ a clean surface (I use the back of my hand!)Â and mix with your favorite foundation.Â Apply as you normally would.
4. FacialÂ Massage Oil
Facial lymphatic drainageÂ is a therapeutic massage treatmentÂ thatÂ uses very light pressure and long, gentle, rhythmic strokesÂ on the faceÂ to increase the flow of lymph andÂ reduceÂ your chemicalÂ body load.
Using theÂ RestoringÂ Face SerumÂ to perform facialÂ lymphaticÂ drainage is aÂ luxuriousÂ substituteÂ for yourÂ average, not-so-cleanÂ massage oil.Â Your skin will feel soft, look radiant,Â andÂ you wonâ€™t be applying any harmful EDCs.
To apply,Â dropÂ a generous amount ofÂ Face SerumÂ into yourÂ fingertipsÂ and massageÂ it intoÂ your face in long,Â outward motions.Â For an in-depth look at how to perform aÂ lymphatic drainage facial,Â visitÂ Healthline.com.
As always, donâ€™t forget to drink lots of water after anyÂ massage to help your body flush out the lymphatic drainage, which contains toxins and waste.
5.Â To Help Soothe Skin Affected by Eczema
The Restoring Face Serum is gentle on the skin and can reduce irritation by calming the skin, making itÂ extremely effective when used to help soothe sensitive skin affected by eczema and atopic dermatitis.
The Face Serum containsÂ Grapeseed OilÂ and Rosehip Oil, whichÂ haveÂ anti-inflammatory properties andÂ can help reduce itchiness.
Rosehip OilÂ alsoÂ contains a high number of antioxidants,Â unsaturated fatty acids, and phenols, which have antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal properties. These ingredients help make it an effective topicalÂ remedyÂ for soothing skin affected by conditions like eczema, andÂ offer benefits such as smoother, more elastic skin.
Vitamin C has also been shown to help treat a huge variety of inflammatory skin conditionsÂ and helps to minimize redness.
When it comes to skin conditions, we always recommend talking to your doctor first before trying a new product.
After consulting your doctor,Â squeezeÂ 3-5Â drops ofÂ RestoringÂ Face Serum onto your fingertipsÂ and gently massage it into any irritated patches of skin.
6. HydratingÂ & PlumpingÂ LipÂ Oil
ManyÂ commonly usedÂ lip productsÂ containÂ known EDCs, such as lead,Â sulfates, parabens, fragrance, and artificial colors.
Without even knowing it, weÂ consume most of the lip product that we apply,Â which means we are ingestingÂ allÂ those toxins directly into our bodies.
TheÂ RestoringÂ Face SerumÂ can be used in place of a lip oil, lip balm, or even lip gloss.Â Â Grapeseed and Vitamin CÂ Oil areÂ well known for boosting collagen production, which can give a subtle plumping effect to the lips.Â Vitamin EÂ Oil works as a moisturizer and can help soften dryÂ lips,Â making them soft and supple.
To apply,Â squeezeÂ 1 drop ofÂ Face SerumÂ onto your fingertips and gently massage the product into your clean lips or over color.
7. AprÃ¨s Sun
If you spent aÂ littleÂ too much time in the sun over the long weekend, youâ€™re not alone!
To give my skin a little TLC after a little TMS (too much sun!), I like to use theÂ Restoring Face Serum.
TheÂ Face SerumÂ will hydrate your sun-kissedÂ skin, promoting your bodyâ€™s natural healing process which will reduce any redness, dryness or burning.
Grapeseed Oil can help repair sun damage and boost collagen repair, whileÂ VitaminsÂ EÂ andÂ C containÂ antioxidants that neutralize the effect of free radicals caused by ultraviolet radiation, soothing sunburnsÂ and minimizingÂ redness.
Apply a generous amount of theÂ Face SerumÂ to yourÂ face,Â neck, and chest, as well asÂ anywhere that was recently exposed to the sun.
8. Under Eye Cream
The skin around your eyes isÂ extremelyÂ delicateÂ and sensitive.Â Â So, whyÂ would youÂ useÂ harshÂ products that contain EDCs toÂ care for it?
You can swap out your eye cream for the Restoring Face Serum, which will hydrate and plump the skin while helping to minimizing fine lines, wrinkles, and darkness.
The Face Serum contains Vitamin E, an ingredient commonly found in expensive eye creams that reduces inflammation and can help the skin appear tighter and more youthful, andÂ Vitamin C, which isÂ used toÂ alleviateÂ discoloration associated with under-eye circles.
To apply,Â squeezeÂ 2-3 drops of Face Serum into yourÂ fingertips, warm the product up by rubbing your fingersÂ together, andÂ gentlyÂ patÂ the product onto the skin around your eyes.
9. Makeup Remover
The other night, I came home to find that I was completely out of makeup remover. I am a stickler for removingÂ myÂ makeup before bed, so I began searching through my medicine cabinet to findÂ anythingÂ that I could use to remove my mascara.
Having studied the ingredients in the Restoring Face Serum, I knew that there was a chance the formula wouldÂ remove makeup.Â Â I gently rubbed a few drops of the Face Serum into my eyelashes, and then wiped it away with a clean, damp cotton ball â€“Â and it worked!Â Â
I couldnâ€™t have been more excited. I had a clean faceÂ andÂ aÂ new hormone-safeÂ makeup remover.
The Face Serum containsÂ VitaminÂ E, whichÂ is a heavy emollient and makes for a great way to get rid of dirt, grime and other impurities while simultaneously maintaining your skinâ€™s oil balance.
After cleansing your face, gently massageÂ a few drops ofÂ the Face SerumÂ on any stubbornÂ makeup, andÂ useÂ aÂ dampÂ cottonÂ roundÂ toÂ gently wipe your face, eyes, and lips.
10. Helps Stimulate Eyebrow and Eyelash Growth
Longer lashes and fuller brows? Sign me up!Â Â The Restoring Face Serum contains ingredients proven to stimulate hair growth.
VitaminÂ EÂ Oil provides all the essential nutrients andÂ antioxidantsÂ for thicker and darker eyebrow hair growthÂ â€“ itÂ boosts and conditions the roots of hair.
The high antioxidant content inÂ PassionfruitÂ OilÂ protects against hair loss, andÂ it containsÂ moisturizing propertiesÂ thatÂ are effective for conditioning hair to enhance smoothness and volume.Â Â Grapeseed and Vitamin CÂ Oil canÂ boostÂ collagenÂ products, whichÂ strengthensÂ your hair to prevent it from splitting and breaking.
After cleansing your face, dip a Q-tip in the face serum and apply to directly to your eyelashes and eyebrows. Leave the serum overnight and wash it off with water in the morning.
11. Anti-Aging Serum
Collagen production is tied to skin elasticity and firmness.Â Â As you age, your body produces less collagen, leading to dry, saggingÂ skin and the formation of wrinkles.Â However, several studies have shown thatÂ boosting collagen productionÂ may help slow the aging of your skin by reducing wrinkles and dryness
The Restoring Face Serum contains ingredients that have been proven to stimulate collagenÂ production.
When Vitamin C is used topically,Â the skin is triggered to heal itself by accelerating the production of collagen and elastin, resulting in an overall tightening effect.Â Â The antioxidant activity of Vitamin C also protects and repairs UV-damage which helps to reduce wrinkles.
Rich in Vitamin A, which is known to help fight against age spots and wrinkles, Rosehip Oil isÂ greatÂ for anti-aging.Â Â Itâ€™s packed with molecules that are small enough to penetrate deep layers of the skin, improving moisture and collagen levels, while reducing wrinkles and fine lines.
Grapeseed Oil has alsoÂ been proven toÂ boost collagen repair, suggesting thatÂ it can reduce the appearance of fine lines and stretch marks.
To apply, squeeze 3-5 drops of the product onto your fingertips, and gently massage into your skin, focusing on areas that display signs of aging.
12. Help Fight DiscolorationÂ and Scarring
Hyperpigmentation, including sunspots, age spots, and melasma, occurs when melanin is overproduced in certain areas of the skin.Â It can also happen in areas where acne as healed.
The Restoring Face Serum containsÂ Grapeseed,Â Vitamin C,Â and Rosehip Oil, whichÂ have been shown to effectively reduce hyper-pigmentation and brighten the skin.Â Vitamin CÂ canÂ impede melanin production,Â which can help fade dark spots and smooth the skinâ€™s surface to reduce dullness, giving the skin a youthful glow.
Grapeseed Oil contains powerful antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, and fatty acids that work together to lighten scars.Â Â Studies have shown that it can help speed up the healing process and decrease the formation of keloid scars.
Rosehip Oil also containsÂ Retinoids, such as trans retinoic acid,Â whichÂ help to lighten pigmentation.Â Â They also speed up cell maturation and turnover, which results in an overall brighteningÂ effect.
ToÂ apply, gently massage 3-5 drops of the Face Serum onto freshly cleansed skin in any areas where discoloration or scarring has occurred.
Donâ€™t Just TakeÂ itÂ From Us!
According to our H&G Advocates, theÂ RestoringÂ Face SerumÂ isÂ lightweight,Â luxurious to apply, not sticky, and has a smooth texture. After just a few weeks of use, their skin felt more hydrated, brighter, smoother, more restored and more even. Also, our Advocates described theÂ Face SerumÂ bottleÂ as easy to use and reported thatÂ the dropperÂ dispensed the right amount of product.