Facial Serum Vs. Moisturizer

Which is More Efficient?

Today’s skin care choices are becoming increasingly complex. Choosing the right skin care product is important for maintaining the health of your skin. With so many products on the market, how does one choose the best possible solution?

Having worked as a clinical aesthetician for almost twenty years, I strive to educate my clients so that they can purchase more wisely. Let me start by defining a serum vs. a cream moisturizer.

A facial cream is one that is used cosmetically for softening and cleaning the skin ie; cold cream, emollient, ointment or other substances in the form of a thick liquid that has a soothing, moisturizing effect when applied to the skin.

a facial serum, on the other hand, is a product consisting of lighter oils and other ingredients that have a much smaller molecular structure than a moisturizer. It is widely considered a treatment rather than a moisturizer.

You see, the outermost layer of skin (epidermis) is actually mostly dead skin that is almost like a raincoat and is meant to keep harmful substances out!! Therefore, the challenge is how to find a product that can actually penetrate the epidermis and effect our deeper layer of skin (the dermis). A moisturizer has larger molecules than a serum so it is used mostly to treat our outer layer. A serum has a smaller molecular structure and is thinner so therefore it can penetrate through our epidermis. Using a serum, therefore, is much more effective for correcting aging issues, brown spots, dehydration, rosacea, etc. Because a serum is extremely potent and contains approximately 10-15 times more of the active ingredients than skin creams means it can help to correct our skin issues much more effectively.

I have researched what I feel to be some of the most effective facial serums. These are on my website with detailed descriptions. Clinical research has been done for years on the effectiveness of Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and peptides. I have chosen VITAMIN C INTENSE, VITAMIN A INTENSE (with or without HQ lightener), and M CORRECTIVE mandelic skin brightener. I layer a wonderful plumping serum called DERMIST HYALURONIC ACID on top of the serums. The combination of Vitamin C and hyaluronic acid has an incredible effect on the skin’s hydration levels as well as helping to lighten brown spots. VITAMIN C INTENSE also helps to improve the skin’s immune system. These serums are a win/win combo. Please find detailed information on these products on my website.