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Are Skin Serums Really Necessary?

Skin serums have been one of the most talked about skincare products in the last couple of years. This leaves many people wondering, “Do I need a skin serum?”
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Alisan Keesee
December 28, 2021
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Are Skin Serums Really Necessary?

Skin serums have been one of the most talked about skincare products in the last couple of years. This leaves many people wondering, “Do I need a skin serum?” With a larger price tag than other products and an intimidating look, it can be daunting to begin considering or picking a serum. Let’s dive more into the question, “Are skin serums really necessary?”

The answer depends. A serum is essentially a bare moisturizer. It does not contain heavier ingredients like traditional moisturizers which give them their creamy texture or longer shelf life. Therefore, serums are a way to supplement your routine, add and lock in moisture, and can even mildly resurface the skin. It is a great addition to a skin routine, especially one focusing on moisture or anti-aging. 

There are some people with certain conditions or skin types that may want to use caution or avoid some serums. For example, people with extremely oily skin may need a different type of serum that dries the skin more than moisturizes, or they will use it differently than someone with dry or normal skin. Some with rosacea, eczema, or other conditions may find the product irritating and should use caution.

As far as realdrseattle’s® ferulic acid serum, it is fairly gentle and ideal for most skin types. If you have concerns, our team can discuss your candidacy for the serum via phone at 206-787-0784 or online using chat or our contact form.