Facial Moisturizers vs. Serums
Is your daily skin care limited to cleaning and moisturizing? Once you understand how serums can help your skin, you may decide to add this treatment to your everyday routine.
Facial serums do add moisture to the skin, but are actually formulated to address specific skin problems such as acne, fine lines and wrinkles or age spots. There are also serums created to make skin look brighter and more radiant. A typical facial serum is made with a mixture of beneficial vitamins and antioxidants.
A major difference between a moisturizer and a serum is that serums are made up of smaller molecules that can easily penetrate and add nutrients to the deeper layers of the skin. In addition, serums are much more concentrated and only a small amount is needed for each use.
A serum can contain a wide variety of ingredients, including vitamin A (retinol), C or E, amino acids, essential oils and peptides. There are serums made specifically to rejuvenate the delicate skin around the eyes.
Some serums are formulated for oily skin (water-based), while others are formulated for dry skin (oil-based). Vitamin C helps even out and brighten skin tone. Peanut oil, alfalfa extract and hyaluronic acid increase hydration and help prevent moisture loss. Vitamin A treats both acne and wrinkled skin.
Privy Skin Care carries the complete line of Rhonda Allison products, which includes an array of serums including formulations for Rosacea, skin-firming and skin brightening, wrinkle reduction and a multi-vitamin complex that nourishes, hydrates and strengthens the skin.
If you’d like to try a facial serum, it’s a good idea to consult with a skin care professional to find out what type will work best with your skin type and the results you want to achieve. Please contact us for more information or a consultation.