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5 Ways to Use a Pressed Serum

Juggling Glow Recipe, family and everything in between, I have to say I’m always a little ‘pressed’ for time. I’ve never been a big proponent of extravagant multi-step routines, simply because on some nights, it’s hard enough to wash your face before collapsing into bed. Having a routine that doesn’t seem insurmountable makes it that much easier to actually do it.


I’ve been using Blithe’s Pressed Serums since earlier this year and these multitaskers have been a life saver for my routine. The chemists at Blithe used a unique ‘slow cooling’ method during formulation to create a fast-absorbing, yet comforting treatment that does double-duty as an effective serum and moisturizer. The texture is lightweight enough to use in a multitude of ways – below I’ve listed five methods that are my go-tos for the Blithe Tundra Chaga Pressed Serum and Gold Apricot Pressed Serum.

    1. Serum hyphenate moisturizer
      On most nights, I default to double cleansing with an oil cleanser, then foam cleanser (cleansing is the one thing that I never skimp on!), a hydrating essence toner and then the pressed serum. I like to pat a pea sized amount of the product all over the face and neck in a gentle, upwards motion.21568695_116792102336711_126478617839403008_n
    2. As a lightweight moisturizer
      If I need an extra boost of radiance, layering the pressed serum with an ampoule always leaves me with glowy skin in the morning. After cleansing and toning, pat a few drops of ampoule onto your skin, then apply the pressed serum.Honey_Glow_AddOn
    3. As a uber-hydrating serum
      During dry winter nights, my skin feels sucked dry of moisture. Use a pressed serum during the serum step by taking a pea sized amount and warm it between the fingertips, then press gently all over the face. Then apply an emollient moisturizer of your choice.18809127_1973386216223890_9110919128641699840_n
    4. As a ‘finisher’ over BB Cream
      At the last step of my morning routine, which is a lightweight BB Cream, I like to take a small amount of pressed serum and rub between palms a few times, before pressing hands over the face. Focus on the cheekbone areas for the touch of subtle glow. 24175541_502855220086078_480610181906956288_n
    5. As a sleeping mask
      On especially lazy nights, I go straight from cleansing to a very generous portion of pressed serum all over the face, which functions as a luxurious overnight mask.  26156952_162315734408575_2855477601944731648_n

Want a little more info on pressed serums? Check out our past blog posts on how to use one, and also how to choose the pressed serum that’s right for your skin type.

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  • Rose Jan 4, 2016 3:53 pm

    I feel confused about what is the EYE you consider the cheekbone's the face area for the serum and the eye area just above that and the eye lid for the eye cream? I know that must sound crazy but I do what to get the most out of your products.............for a long time I have thought that the cheekbone area was the eye area, might be why I have breakouts there.....????..........thanks!!!

    • Edna Hunter Jan 4, 2016 4:09 pm

      I follow the orbital bone that surrounds the eye! If you take your finger and trace around the eye you should feel it! Not too close or the cream could migrate into the eye and sting! I have never experienced this with the Korean or Japanese products but many American products will "walk" right on into the eye! Good luck!

      • Rose Jan 7, 2016 1:25 pm

        when using the eye cream I am going inside the orbital bone to apply, the bone itself is considered the face fore serum? Like where my crows feet are starting to show.....................

        • Edna Hunter Jan 7, 2016 3:03 pm

          Hi, I just follow the bone as that is where my lines are forming and I don't want any to creep into my eyes! Certainly use it where you believe it to work best for you! Edna

          • rose9719 Jan 7, 2016 3:29 pm

            so you are following the bone on top of it. It is just a fine line of thinking...........I always thought of that as my eye area but then I thought it was my face due to the crow lines. so I guess it is a half and half mark. LOL

      • Rose Jan 4, 2016 4:24 pm

        yes that makes sense....thank you for the help!!!! has probably been bad products I have been using that causes the break outs of white heads and such in that area. I am so excited to be getting my serum and Organic Flowers eye cream in the next few days. I have heard nothing but great comments on the products. I have a limited budget, but after I get those items I am going to splurge on the toner also!!!

        • Edna Jan 4, 2016 4:39 pm

          This is the best skin care I have ever used and I used to work for Revlon and EL! I have my own skin care business that I am giving up as a new product burned the skin right off my face and the Korean skin care renewed my skin!

          • Rose Jan 4, 2016 7:47 pm

            I got my pressed serum and organic eye cream today!! I love the way it feels on my skin!!! I also want to get a stand alone moisturizer, which one of the products do you use? I am just so excited about these products!!! Thanks Edna for your help!!!

          • Edna Hunter Jan 4, 2016 8:13 pm

            The serum is also a moisturizer but I need more do I ordered the flower one as I love the eye cream! I like it that everything is nourishing yet light! What is your skin type? I am also double cleansing st nite and using the rubber masks and the sheet masks! I alternate! If I can help let me know! Edna

          • rose9719 Jan 7, 2016 1:41 pm

            Edna, which Flowers cream did you get? the Lotion or the Nourishing Cream? I am thinking of getting one of those and the Flowers Original Essence you use a toner? which one?

          • Edna Hunter Jan 7, 2016 2:59 pm

            Hi Rose, I got the flower cream and I have the spray toner that was on Shark Tank but I am changing to another when this is gone! I think that the one I am using has been drying me out some! I have never been a big fan of toners but as I love everything about this line I decided to use it! Let me know your thoughts! Edna

          • rose9719 Jan 7, 2016 3:26 pm

            I am not a big spray of your face kinda of gal.............

          • rose9719 Jan 7, 2016 1:28 pm

            Hi Edna, do you use the pressed serum during the day? and the Organic Flowers Lotion on top?

          • Edna Hunter Jan 7, 2016 3:01 pm

            Hi Rose, Yes I used the pressed serum under the flower cream during the day and the ampule first the the pressed serum at nite! Always use the eye cream first! Edna

          • rose9719 Jan 7, 2016 3:27 pm

            so you like the cream better than the lotion...........i thought the cream might be to heavy?

          • Rose Jan 4, 2016 8:18 pm

            my skin type is a combo, but I was looking at the Flowers moisturizer also as I already love the eye cream!!! My budget is tight, but I am going to try and get the moisturizer soon!!!

          • Edna Hunter Jan 4, 2016 8:41 pm

            OK I understand! One piece at a time! I am normsl/dry! I can be oily when it is hot here! The lighter products work well for me!

  • Edna Hunter Dec 22, 2015 10:02 pm

    I absolutely love this product and every other product! This leaves my skin so hydrated and glowing! I actually have a skin care business but I have experienced some issues with my skin so tried these products! I will never use any other product! I am 63 and my skin looks to be 40s! I ha e used Japanese products too but Korean women really have the most beautiful skin! I also love the country and the food!

    • The Glow Recipe Team Dec 17, 2015 6:07 pm

      Hi Rose! It helps reduce fine line and wrinkles so we get this question a lot! Since most non-eye products are not tested around the eye area, we recommend using an eye cream around the eyes and using any pressed serum or moisturizers avoiding the eye area. :)

    • Shannon Dec 17, 2015 6:01 pm

      Rose...I recently asked the same question and was told that they have an eye cream that should be used instead of the serum. Hope that helps!

        • Shannon Jan 9, 2016 5:41 am

          Edna...what exactly are you using on your eyes? I'm using the Organic Flowers Eye Essence.

          • Edna Hunter Jan 9, 2016 12:06 pm

            Hi, I only use the flower eye cream on my eyes then I use the pressed serum on the rest of my face!

        • Rose Jan 2, 2016 8:27 am

          Thank you!!! I am on a limited budget and got the pressed serum and the eye cream!!! yippee!!!

          • The Glow Recipe Team Jan 2, 2016 8:30 am

            Thanks Rose! We hope you enjoy both products! Please share your feedback / product review. Thanks again! :)

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