Serums are thin-viscosity topical products containing concentrated amount of active ingredients.
People might wonder why they can’t use a face cream or moisturizer on their skin in place of a serum.
There is no hard and fast rule. However, research suggests using both.
Serum is lighter. It delivers active ingredients to the skin quickly.
It absorbs quickly into the skin. Serum is a lighter skin care formulation than other moisturizers.
The thinner viscosity allows serum to be absorbed easily into the skin making a face serum an ideal step in the layering process.
It also soothes sensitive skin and are better for individuals with acne-prone or oily skin types, doctors say.
Serums also improves appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
They also protects the skin from free radicals and future damage.
Serums with ingredients such as Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Ferulic Acid and astaxanthin help prevent oxidative damage from ultraviolet (UV) light and pollution.
They also have the potential to provide more visible results.