Are You Aware of Face Serum and Its Uses?
23-06-2017 | Posted By: Chhavi | 2969 View(s)
Are you someone who is a proud owner of so many face serums but have no idea about what a face serum does? We bet, you must have read some of these contradictions at least once: It’s moisturising, but you still use a moisturizer. Is it a moisturiser? Can I skip using a moisturiser? It feels oily, but it’s not face oil, etc. There are so many contradictions regarding Face Serums. Let’s get into the details real quick.
What exactly is a Face Serum?
The serum is skincare essential used right after cleaning the face and before applying a moisturiser. It is made and used with the intent of delivering the nutrients straightaway into the skin. Serums are very beneficial as they are made up of tiny molecules which find their way into the deep skin and provide the essential nutrients way easier than anything else.
Think of Face Serums as a pure vitamin-packed dose you added to your smoothie or morning drink. This vitamin dose will be very beneficial we know it. Similarly, Face serum works as a highly concentrated add on to your daily skincare routine. It helps in the working of other products you use in a better way. Serums are very gooey, comprised of water molecules. People with thin skin or rosacea should avoid using a face serum as it might cause irritation.
Since they are loaded with a lot of good nutrients; it doesn’t mean it is supposed to lie in your dressing cabinet for years. They have a shorter life span.
Face Serum vs. Moisturiser
Face serum, as we discussed above are loaded with a lot of nutrients which should be directly brought into the contact the skin after cleansing it properly. Many people skip using moisturisers when the start using Face serums. One should not do that. Face serums are costly but cost-effective. If your face serum is more expensive than a moisturizer, don’t worry. Face serums are highly concentrated formulas of which little goes a long way. Eventually, you are paying almost the same for both or maybe slightly less for face serums.
Face Serum vs. Face oil
Serums can essentially be face oils but with a special blend of nutrients. They are mostly water-based or oil-free based. A serum works in bonus than face oils. They lighten, brighten, firm, slows the appearance of wrinkles and lines, exfoliates, rejuvenates, etc. Serums are different for different skin types or textures and different according to their action times or use. Some serums replace your face oils whereas some may not act well without a layer of cream or face oil.
Some face oils are often marketed as Serums. There are water-based serums and oil-based serums. One should be clear about the difference between the two. Water-based serums should be applied on clean and clear skin under the moisturiser. They nourish the inner layers of the skin as it consists of smaller molecules which penetrate quickly into the skin. Oil-based serums should be applied on top of the moisturiser because they have bigger molecules retain the cream.
Which Face Serum to buy?
We advise you to consider fixing an appointment with your Dermatologist. They are better at telling your skin type and what products will work best for you.
Some of the best products we recommend you to buy
1. Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro Serum Intense Replenishing Hydration
2. Pond’s Gold Radiance Precious Youth Serum
3. Neutrogena Fine Fairness Brightening Serum
4. Biotique Bio Dandelion Ageless Lightening Serum
5. Olay White Radiance Brightening Intensive Fairness Serum
These were a few products one must try at least once to get a beautiful and glowing skin.