The Do’s and Dont's of Mixing Serums

Don’t have a serum in your arsenal of products? We’re here to convince you otherwise. This essential step is an intriguing addition to your skincare routine for a variety of reasons. The potent formulation helps penetrate deeper into skin and deliver a high concentration of hero active ingredients, as compared to, let’s say, a water-based toner or cream moisturizer. 

Where does it fit in your day and night routine? Lather this step after your toner and before a moisturizer! This product can even range in texture and actually feel water-like, sticky, or even oily. 

There are different types of serums, depending on the specific skincare concern to be targeted, from one that battles early aging to one that boosts hydration, and one that delivers brightening properties. Water-based serums go under a cream (see: moisturizer) to add a drink of nourishment into skin. Meanwhile, oil-based serums go on top of a moisturizer, keeping the layers underneath moist the entire day. You can even customize and create your own “serum cocktail!”

Don’t know where to start? Here are our top recommendations! 

Our newly curated SOME BY MI’s Galactomyces Pure Vitamin C Glow Serum is a multi-benefit serum that helps hydrate, plump, and brighten skin. Having trouble with pigmentation (see: acne scars and blemishes) and uneven skin tone? Formulated with 75% galactomyces and 3% pure ascorbic acid, it soothes tired skin exposed to ultraviolet rays while refining skin texture leaving it smoother and more elastic. Just use a drop or two and softly spread throughout your face. Pro-tip: You can even mix your serum with your own cream!

Looking for a quick fix to effectively remove impurities and brighten skin? The buzzworthy SOME BY MI AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Serum is a lightweight chemical-peeling serum that soothes skin and stimulates skin cells. Created with Centella Asiatica Extract and Tea Tree, it helps promote collagen production, heal and renew skin cells, and reduce inflammation. It’s best used, of course, with the SOME BY MI Miracle Toner. You’ll have radiant, glowing skin in no time!


Now, when mixing serums and creating your own “serum cocktail,” always remember to layer by consistency. These highly concentrated skincare products work best with products with the same texture and targeted effect. A powerful combination can help shorten your routine in half!  However, there are highly active and potent ingredients like Vitamin C and AHA or BHA that don’t bode well with some other ingredients. A quick guide to mixing ingredients here

Enjoy making your own serum cocktail, we can’t wait to hear about it! 

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