Face Serums explained, finally!

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Great skin is not simply a matter of DNA. But personal habits and routines also account for what you see in the mirror. It all boils down to having your set personal skin care regime, which works for your skin. The beauty world is abuzz with the surreptitious bottle of magical potion known as the serum and you are sure to see this latest-must-have in almost everyone's skin care regime.
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But even if we are proud owners of the various kinds of Face serums, not everyone is aware of its adequacy and efficiency as an air of skepticism surrounds it. Think of its contradictions :  It's moisturizing, but you still use a moisturizer. It can be oily but it is definitely not a face oil. It is not an essence but it can be watery as well! So many questions crowd one's mind for a tiny bottle of transparent liquid.

We can try helping to clear out some of this noise.

What exactly is a 'serum'?

Serums are powerful skin allies that should be used after cleansing your face but before applying the moisturizer or sunscreen. It is an aqueous (water) based formula infused with higher concentrations of active ingredients. Serums penetrate deeper into the skin layers as compared to other skin products, to effectively deliver these active ingredients, which makes it them a great tool for targeting specific skin concerns like dark spots, wrinkles and acne.
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How different is it from a regular moisturizer then?

A moisturizer is heavier than a serum thus creating a shield on top of the skin by keeping all the ingredients intact. Face serum penetrates the skin deeply, and strengthens the barrier function and seals in the moisture alongside targeting specific skin concerns.

Bamboozled about the difference between a face oil, essence and a serum? We have you covered!

Currently, face oils have been used as a misnomer for serums and essence which is not true! A face oil is technically not a serum or an essence but it helps moisturize and hydrate the skin, Confused right?

serumSo the basic difference between a face oil and a serum is that the oil contains larger molecules than a serum and it only penetrates the uppermost layer of the skin. Face oils contain plant extracts and essential oils which provide the skin with the required lipids. These lipids help keep the skin balanced and fortifies the moisture barrier.

Serums and Essences are very similar as both penetrates deeply to nourish the skin from within. The basic difference between the two is based on its texture, whereby the former is gooier and concentrated, while an essence is watered-down with a more fluid texture.serum

There is a wide variety of face serums available online and offline. And before you use any of it, the first step should be knowing your skin type, which will help you curate the right regime.

The many options!

There are many different types of serums and both the active ingredients and the texture of the serum can provide different functions and benefits.  Now that you know the basics, lookout for the products that handle your specific skin issue:

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  • HYDRATION :

    Hydration serums containing hyaluronic acid, Ceramides seal in moisture, and strengthen the skin barrier function (the top layer of your skin) to prevent moisture loss.

  • GLOW:

    Vitamin C antioxidant based serums help enhance radiance, brighten dull skin and decrease dark spots with continued use.serum