To Serum or Not To Serum

To Serum or Not To Serum

A helpful guide on serums so you can decide.

A serum was not part of my daily routine for many years and it wasn’t until we developed our own that I discovered what a good serum can do for your skin.

We have recently launched our new enhanced formula serums and when we were looking at our formulas we realised just how packed with amazing natural active ingredients they are. That’s when we came up with the tag-line ‘Not all serums are created equal’ – some can be a bit light weight on the active ingredients but not so in our case.

A serum is often seen as a luxury item in skincare but if you have any specific skin concerns or challenges it is an addition that can make all the difference.

Our serums are concentrated treatments, they have been designed to penetrate deeply into the skin layers, meaning you only need a small amount to see great results.


My favourite serum at the moment is the Radiance Boost Facial Serum, if my skin is looking and feeling a bit dull or stressed then I use this and love what it does – instant softness and a radiant glow.

Radiance Boost Facial Serum

The Radiance Boost Facial Serum is also designed to help with;

  • Uneven skin tone and/or pigmentation
  • Stressed Skin
  • Dull Skin
  • Tired Skin

Renewal Advance Facial Serum

Our Renewal Advance Serum was formulated to help with;

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Loss of Elasticity
  • Signs of Ageing
  • Poor Skin Texture


Watch the video below to see how you should include serums in your skincare routine:



We recommend that you use your serum at a minimum as part of your evening skincare routine. Your body rejuvenates and repairs as you sleep – and this includes your skin. For optimum results we also recommend incorporating it as part of your morning routine, it will then also provide antioxidant protection throughout the day.

In saying that, everyone is individual. Some people use a serum 1-2 times a week and some only when they feel they need it - and that’s fine as well. It depends on what results you are looking for and what works for you.

I hope you enjoy our serums as much as I do! 



By Sarah Cowan (Managing Director, The Herb Farm)

November 2017

Sarah Cowan


Shop our range of beautiful serums and test their power for yourself.

Share Tweet Pin it
Back to blog