What is Face Serum? – Amalie Blog
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What is Face Serum?

Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with all of the beauty trends but face serums are worth understanding. Face serums are light, easily absorbed oil or water based liquids that are designed to be absorbed into your skin. They typically are packaged in small bottles with droppers as only a few drops are needed for your entire face. Face serums are designed to treat specific skin needs and are not a moisturizer like a lotion or cream.

What do serums do for your skin?

Serums are designed to help with a variety of beauty needs. They can help to brighten your skin or reduce blemishes, while others focus on boosting hydration or fighting the signs of aging. Serums are lighter, concentrated liquids that are often water based. Due to the thinner texture of a serum, facial serums can be applied in the morning or evening or both depending upon the product being used.

Do I need both serum and moisturizer?

Yes, face serum and moisturizer are both necessary for a holistic skin care routine and to ensure that your skin stays supple throughout the day. Face serum replaces or boosts vitamins and nutrients to your skin while moisturizer seals in the treatment so together you get the best result.

What is the difference between a facial oil and facial serum?

Facial oils are oil-based liquid skincare products that are typically formulated with non-comedogenic botanical oils and essential oils (non-comedogenic means they don’t clog pores). As we age the skin stops producing as many healthy natural oils that keep skin healthy and youthful. This is where facial oils can really make a difference. Face oils typically have organic plant extracts and antioxidants that can replace the natural oils your body makes. A quality formula can penetrate the skin and help to moisturize and soften skin by creating a moisture barrier which helps with fine lines, dryness and dullness.

If you want to try a face oil we recommend trying either SHINE Brightening Facial oil which helps to even skin tone and brighten your complexion or REWIND which helps to diminish fine lines and improve skin elasticity. SHINE naturally fades dark spots & blemishes on the skin, for a more even skin tone. Vitamin C from pomegranate, arbutus from bearberry, glabridin from licorice fade blemish marks & brighten dark spots, while vitamin E rich argan & jojoba oils moisturize. REWIND helps skin maintain elasticity & moisture, while preventing future signs of aging with protective antioxidants. Use the promotion code NEWBIE for a 20% discount on your first purchase.

What are the best face serums?

One of the most popular and helpful face serums is Hyaluronic Acid. Hyaluronic acid is known to help skin elasticity and reduces skins wrinkles and fine lines. Hyaluronic acid can also help wounds heal faster and can reduce scarring. If you want to get a good overview of facial oils we like this post from allure as they cover various beauty needs and products ranging from $20 to hundreds. If you don’t see what you want just google the best face oils for your specific need (acne, anti-aging, skin tone, other…) and you’ll be able to research further from there.

In summary, facial serums can really help improve your skin health when added into a successful skin regime. You can also try a facial oil if you’r seeking heavier organic treatment. 

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