Serums and creams help the skin in different ways. Let’s delve into their differences
What is a Face Serum?
Serums are typically lightweight formulations that deliver actives. They are usually thin and absorbent, leaving little, if anything, remaining on the surface of the skin. Serums also address a variety of skin concerns, be it anti-aging, skin brightening, or acne prevention. Though they tend to be more expensive than other skincare products, they’re full of potent ingredients and a little goes a long way.
What is a Face Cream?
Creams use a thicker formula to create a physical barrier that locks in hydration and prevents skin from drying out. They can enhance the functioning of the uppermost layer of skin that’s made up of fat and oil skin cells, to help retain moisture.
Serums vs Creams – What to know
Serums are intended to penetrate deeply into the skin to deliver targeted active ingredients, whereas creams help to fortify the surface of the skin, bind skin cells together more effectively, and work at the surface of the skin to increase hydration. You need both in your routine in order to create a well rounded skincare regime.