Modern skincare is confusing. Although we are grateful for the plethora of incredible brands and products available, having so much choice can make it difficult to navigate your way to the perfect skincare routine. Three products in particular often surrounded by an air of confusion are moisturisers, oils and serums. As skincare enthusiasts convince us of their importance, for those who are less informed we must ask, are they all the same? Luckily, we’re here to educate. Because knowledge is power, especially when it comes to skincare.
Moisturisers are widely known and used for hydrating the skin. They are generally thicker in texture than most skincare products and act as a barrier to retain the skin’s moisture throughout the day. The main focus of a moisturiser is long-lasting hydration however some have added benefits such as vitamins or SPF protection.
Facial oils often include plant extracts and essential oils that contain lipids, which act as a barrier to keep impurities out and moisture in. As proper hydration is fundamental for great skincare, oils give a nourishing, moisturization boost that is particularly helpful during winter months.
Serums are thin, highly concentrated formulas that are packed with powerful active ingredients. They are categorised into targeted treatments such as anti-aging, brightening or repairing to help you pick the perfect match. The light consistency contains smaller molecules that are able to penetrate deeper into the skin’s epidermis where a moisturiser cannot reach. A good serum can dial your skincare routine up to eleven.
The most important thing is to know your skin. Choose products that suit your skin type and needs. It may take a little trial and error to figure our what works for you, but trust us, it’ll be worth it in the end. Can’t want to start building a new routine? Shop ‘Skincare’ now.