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Facial Serum vs. Facial Moisturizer
While facial serums can give you added moisture, the main reason you'd want to use a facial serum is to get added nutrients into deeper layers of your skin that a regular moisturizer is not able to reach. You can get many types of serums such as anti-aging serums, skin brightening serums and even acne preventative serums. You apply the serum after your toner and before your moisturizer.
Moisturizers have all those lovely humectants that not only act as a skin feeding product but also a constant moisture producing, balancing, skin brightening barrier to the outside elements to protect your skin from aging faster.
A moisturizer has larger molecules than a serum. This means that a moisturizer will not penetrate the skin as deep as a serum will. While serums deposit nutrients, moisturizers are meant to deposit moisture and hydration your skin.
Why You Should Use a Serum
While it’s true that every product in your routine should contain a skin-pleasing array of antioxidants and cell-communicating ingredients, you should have higher expectations of your serums.
Because the best serums are concentrated with anti-aging ingredients, there just simply isn’t as much room for in a moisturizer.
Serums differ from moisturizers in that they don’t "make room" for traditional emollients or thickeners—these are the ingredients that create a lotion or rich cream texture. Likewise, serums won’t contain sunscreen actives like a daytime moisturizer would. Instead, serums use that extra space to pack in other beneficial ingredients or even more antioxidants than any other product in your routine.
Serums Have Greater Anti-Aging Benefits the Longer You Use Them
The real benefits when using a serum comes from sticking with your serum day in and day out. While you will likely see some improvements right away (as their antioxidant-rich formula soothes redness and brightens skin), over the long term you’ll see signs of damage fade and skin will look and feel healthier and firmer, too!
You Can Never Be Too Young to Start Using a Serum
Today is a good day to start using a serum loaded with these types of impressive ingredients before signs of damage occur (it's never too soon) and you'll be on track for a more even complexion and firmer, healthier skin as you age. Your skin never "gets used" to these types of ingredients, just like your body never gets used to eating healthy foods!
It’s Your Skin…Feed It, Love It, Live in It!!!