Skin serums often have properties that moisturize the skin. Considering many use them with a traditional moisturizer, some wonder if a serum is simply a moisturizer and if it is necessary to use. Let’s answer the question, “Is serum a moisturizer?” and the main differences between serums and moisturizers.
First off, the most noticeable difference is that of consistency. Serums are thin and runny, while moisturizers are thick and more similar to lotion. This allows serums to penetrate deeper than moisturizers. Serums also contain fewer, but often more potent ingredients. Moisturizers largely target the surface of the skin versus the deeper layers.
Secondly, many of the ingredients in serums also provide nourishment beyond moisture. Some serums can resurface, prevent acne, and even skin tone. Serums also contain the highest dose of ingredients such as peptides, antioxidants, and brightening agents available over the counter.
Finally, serums and moisturizers work perfectly together. To learn more about serums or to purchase, visit our online store.