The Dermaroller: A Beauty Trend that is Here to Stay
With microneedling fans such as Kim Kardashian and Angelina Jolie, and increased scientific evidence that it really works, it has become apparent that the much loved dermaroller is a beauty trend that is here to stay.
But to ensure the very best results following every treatment, it is important to use only the best skincare products with your selected dermarolling device. We explore the ins and outs of the best serums to use with your dermaroller for optimal glowing effects.
First things first, why a dermaroller?
At-home microneedling devices have become an effective alternative to cosmetic treatments performed at the aesthetic medicine clinic and are loved for their ability to delay cosmetic surgery. Celebrated for their many benefits, at-home facial microneedling, typically with a dermaroller, boasts two main objectives.
First, dermarollers are acclaimed for their ability to promote the body’s own production of collagen and elastin. By causing tiny traumas, the cellular renewal and regeneration of the skin occurs. Second, dermarollers help to increase the absorption of skincare products, as the microneedles create micro channels which allow active ingredients to penetrate deeper into the skin. It is for this reason that you must choose the most effective and safest products available. Here are our favorites:
Serums are the absolute best products to use with your dermaroller because they absorb quickly into the skin and offer powerful benefits to the complexion. While you likely know by now, serums typically have the highest active ingredients in the skincare kingdom, and this is especially important while using a dermaroller as the hundreds of microneedles painlessly prepare the skin to absorb the product at hand. With the use of a facial serum paired with the action of the dermaroller, your anti-aging benefits are boosted and the serum’s lightweight feel will absorb effortlessly into the skin.
For more on why serums are your skincare routine’s best friend click here.
Vitamins and antioxidants are always welcomed by the skin, especially as our rate of new cells being produced by the skin begins to slow down with age. For those living in cities and fighting off pollution, packing the skin with high concentrates of vitamins and antioxidants help defend the skin against environmental damage. And as Noëlle Sherber, MD & Dermatologist shares, “Pollution generates as many free radicals in the skin as UV light.”
Serums that boast vitamins C, B3 and E are especially beneficial for the complexion because they provide the skin with everything it needs to repair free radical damage and boost collagen production.
Vitamin C in particular is a vital molecule for skin health. It plays a key role in the fight against skin aging, both in photo aging and chronological. Vitamin C is also necessary for collagen production and maintenance. It is a potent antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals, shielding skin from the visible impact of pollution.
Find our selection of Vitamin C Serums.
Vitamin E is known for its ability to absorb well into the skin and acts as an excellent moisturizer and a powerful anti-inflammatory. As an antioxidant, Vitamin E protects the cells and cell membranes from free-radical and environmental oxidative stress, and slows down the signs of premature aging. The Advanced Tone Correcting Serum by Laboratoires Surface-Paris packs Vitamin E and Vitamin B3 to hydrate the complexion and prevent hyperpigmentation to promote an even-looking skin tone. A great choice for your microneedling device.
Look for Hyaluronic Acid
By providing an intense hydration to the skin, hyaluronic acid effectively restores elasticity, and promotes cellular regeneration. When paired with a dermaroller, the skin is densified and softened. While hyaluronic acid is universally praised and found in many skincare products, not all are created equal. Look for a form of hyaluronic acid that has a low molecular weight, allowing it to penetrate the epidermis layer more efficiently, stimulating the production of collagen and keeping the skin hydrated, firm and elastic.
One of the best hyaluronic acid serums created specifically for the dermaroller is MESO-GLOW, which contains hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid and high doses of vitamin C and copper gluconate. Recently praised by Au Feminin’s Club Des Experts, MESO-GLOW is a 5-week dermarolling kit that includes a Meso-roller, 5-weeks worth of vitamin serum, and a MESO tray to activate the product.
Watch What else is in your Product
As the product applied with a dermaroller will absorb deeply into the skin, it becomes that much more important to pay attention to what else found in the product. While you may get the extra efficiency of your product while microneedling, it also means that unwanted substances can get trapped into your skin. Watch out for silicone for instance, because it is known for causing breakouts. As it sits on the outer layer of the skin keeping in moisture, it also holds in any sebum, dirt and bacteria that may already be on the skin. Once the skin is irritated, it will breakout. The same goes for parabens that have been linked to certain cancers and irritants.
A favorite dermaroller & serum kit, MESO-BRIGHT, contains not only hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid, Vitamin B3 and gallic acid to effectively brighten and unify the complexion, it is also guaranteed (like MESO-GLOW) without silicone, parabens, or endocrine disruptors.
The Round Up
In brief, when pampering yourself with an at-home dermaroller treatment, try and use serums that are high in vitamins and antioxidants (C, E & B3) and contain a low-weight hyaluronic acid to boost the complexion’s luminosity and glow!
For a boost of Glow & Vitamin C: MESO-GLOW
For intense hydration and Brightening Effects: Advanced Tone Correcting Serum
For a Illuminating Effect and a Full Dermarolling & Serum Kit: MESO-BRIGHT
For a 5-week Dermaroller Box with Serums: MESO-GLOW