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Moisturizer or Serum: Which One do you need most in your every day skin care regime?

14 Sep 2018 by Myreen Young

The world of beauty and skin knows no limit. There’s always something new in the market claiming to make skin flawless. And once you know your skin type you have umpteen choices to pamper yourself. Like everything else, serum has created a great buzz in this industry. Many people would think that serum is just another step to add to daily skin care regime for advance care, or it’s something you don’t need because you’re already using moisturizer. But, serums and moisturizers benefit your skin in different ways.

Sometimes a serum alone is enough to supply the food that your skin needs, while on the other time you may need both serum and moisturizer. Serum is formulated with highly concentrated molecules of active skin nourishing ingredients which is lighter than moisturizer and has multiple functions. The micro particles penetrate deeply into the skin layers. For this reason dermatologists suggest keeping serums into skin care routine along with moisturizer.

Moisturizer, on the other hand, provides required hydration and removes dryness from the surface layers. Traditional moisturizers are much creamier and heavier inconsistency which is designed to provide general hydration. However, organic skincare cream is usually on the lighter side, but has thicker particles than serums.

 How does serum work?

As stated before, serum goes deep into your skin layers to provide complete hydration, allowing the particles of active ingredients to fight free radical, scars, acne and signs of aging. It imparts nutrients and vitamins that nourish skin from the deepest layers. Serums containing organic elements, peptides, Hyaluronic acid and vitamin C can dramatically change skin texture by brightening, exfoliating and hydrating the skin from within.


Serums are designed to repair wide variety of skin is issues from the deepest cellular level.  If you have issues like dull dehydrated skin, with hyper-pigmentation and fine lines, serums can bring drastic change in your skin texture.



How does moisturizer work?

Moisturizer contains hydrating emollients. It has thicker and heavier ingredients that don’t penetrate beyond epidermis of surface layers. The nourishing emollients lock the moisturizer on the surface layer and protect skin from dehydration.

What does your skin need-serum or moisturizer?

This is the most important part which you should not ignore. You must know that serum and moisturizer come with their different set of benefits and they act differently on your skin. While serum provides intensive care by repairing and rebuilding cells from the deepest layers, moisturizer, on the other hand prevent the evaporation of natural moist by creating a barrier on top of the surface.

Serums can be used both in the morning and night to effectively address skin issues and to boost hydration effect of moisturizer. While using serum, make sure it contains anti-oxidants that will help reducing fine-lines and protecting from early signs of aging.

If you have oily skin you can use serum alone and skip moisturizer. For dehydrated skin, the goodness of both the serum and moisturizer will enhance the skin texture.

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