Facial serums are a light, quick to absorb skin care product used as an alternative or along with moisturizing creams or lotions.
What’s the difference between a serum and cream or lotion? The main difference is how they are formulated. Most serums are water-based and eliminate oils completely—they don’t contain petrolatum or mineral oil.
Many skin care professionals and clinics highly recommend serums as they are lighter and work better for oily skin, providing everything a moisturizing cream does. Serums contain high concentrations of the best anti-aging ingredients such as antioxidants, peptides and skin brighteners.
Essential part of skincare routine
Often referred as the ‘workhorse’ of any skincare line, serums are also often the most expensive. Because they pack such a wallop, only a small amount is needed, so a container should last months. Often arriving in pump bottles or medicine-dropper applications, serums are dispensed in the tiny amounts needed.
Those tiny amounts are all that is needed, as serums are super concentrated and super efficient. Because they are made up of tiny molecules, the skin absorbs the serum quickly and deeply.
Traditional moisturizers and lotions lock in moisture, but can also block active ingredients from being absorbed. A serum penetrates the skin more quickly and efficiently.