How are serums different from moisturisers?

by L'AVES 05 June 2020

Serum/ Elixir – is not a moisturiser!

You may wonder if they are the same as moisturisers, but the answer is no. Why are they may share ingredients and properties, serums are more easily absorbed by the skin, and work below the epidermis, while moisturisers work on the top layer and hold in all the moisture.


How are serums different from moisturisers?


–       The molecules in serums are smaller than those on your regular moisturisers; thus, they penetrate deeper into the skin and give better results. A moisturiser has larger molecules, and so it works only on the first layer.


–       While serum deposits highly concentrated active nutrients, vitamins and minerals, which are essential for treating various skin conditions, moisturisers provide moisture and hydration to the skin.


–       The efficacy of serums is more as compared to moisturisers. The results acquired are quick and satisfactory, unlike the latter.


So, what exactly is a serum? It is a concentrate of active ingredients, which targets specific skincare concerns, and the ingredients are powerful. The level of active ingredients is higher than usual face cream, since the heavier oils and ingredients have been done away with.


1)    Your skin texture will improve drastically thanks to the collagen and vitamin C content, becoming firmer and smoother, leading to visibly younger looking skin.


2)    There will be lesser spots, scars, pimples and other marks, as they start lightening with regular use of a serum, particularly one with plant concentrates being used. This is done in a holistic manner, without the use of harmful peels and chemicals.


3)    You’ll see reduction in the size of open pores, which in turn give rise to lesser blackheads and whiteheads.


4)    Under eye serums also have visible benefits, with the reduction of dryness, dark circles and fine lines. There is an instant pick-me-up for brighter eyes.


5)    With the use of serums, there will be lesser inflammation, redness and dryness instead, the skin will look dewy fresh and moisturised.


Serum Illustration

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