Ask any skincare expert 10 years ago and they’ll most probably tell you that serums are a luxury beauty helper. But over the years, the beauty product has proved itself to be so much more than just a booster for better skin and a skincare must-have.
The concentrated and potent ingredients in serums can be the holy grail solution many of us have been looking for to tackle specific skin issues, but what exactly is serum? It’s common to find several serums on a woman’s vanity table but the product can be confusing to understand due to the contradictions surround it: It’s moisturising yet can’t replace moisturisers. Some formulas feel oily but they’re not necessary facial oils. Many serums boast a watery and lightweight texture but can they be considered an essence?
The answer simply is: an essence is its own thing. Used after cleansing and before moisturising, serums deliver a very high concentration of active ingredients directly into the skin thanks to their smaller molecules that have strong penetration power. While they may be on the pricier end of the spectrum, they’re the product you’ll want to go for if you’re targeting specific skincare concerns such as acne scars, flaky skin or wrinkles.
Depending on what skin concern you’re tackling, these serums are worth giving a try.