Serum and Face Cream – What’s the difference?
When it comes to skincare, there are so many options that it can be overwhelming. For you to decide whether you should use both a serum and a moisturizer, it is important to understand the difference between the two. If you’re like me, you don’t want to waste money on unnecessary products.
What you need to know about serums and face creams:
What is Face Serum?
Serums are a shot of concentrated nutrients that travel deep into the layers of the skin. It is a skincare product that can be applied after cleansing and toning but before moisturizing with the intent to penetrate directly into the skin. Since the molecules in serums are very small, the high concentration of active ingredients in the product will enter the skin’s deepest layer to maximize the benefits of the active ingredients. Serums tend to be on the pricier side than other skin care products because it contains potent ingredients. Every drop contains these active ingredients/nutrients, so a little goes a long way.
Serums have a variety of functions such as helping with anti-aging skin, skin brightening, and acne prevention. The regular use of serums can help the skin become firmer, brighter, smoother, minimize the size of the pores and increase the skins hydration!
It acts as a moisturizer, yes. Skin specialists and dermatologists, on the other hand, advise that they be used in combination with a hydrating face cream. People with oily skin can rely on serums alone for hydration, but most people will also need to use a moisturizer on a regular basis.
What is Face Cream?
Face Creams or moisturizers have larger molecules than that of a serum. This means it does not penetrate as deep as serums can. A face cream works in the surface of the skin to deposit moisture and nutrients.
Moisturizers helps fight wrinkles, fine lines, discoloration and rough patches on the surface of the skin but do not have the same ability to fight as deep as face serums can. Serums also leave out the heavier ingredients to face creams and contain a higher proportional concentration of active ingredients.
Serums can help with a number of skin problems, but they won’t be able to take the place of your moisturizer. It can only boost the hydrating effects of your face cream. Since moisturizers are creamier and thicker, they effectively prevent water loss and rehydrate the skin.
Some face creams, in addition to moisturizing the skin, are often formulated with anti-aging ingredients to serve a dual purpose. However, if you really want to fix challenging skin issues like obvious signs of aging or sun damage, a serum and moisturizer mix is your best option.
Suzy Homemaker currently offers 2 types of Face Serum and 2 types of Face Cream. Both are oil based products that are nutrient rich and have high performance ingredients. There are no synthetic fragrances or dyes which can be potential irritants.