Serums differ from creams or lotions by what isn’t in them. Serums leave out occlusive (airtight) moisturizing ingredients such as petrolatum or mineral oil that keep water from evaporating. They also contain fewer lubricating and thickening agents such as nut or seed oils. Most serums are water-based, eliminating oils altogether.
Serums also have a smaller molecule, which means that it penetrates much more deeply than creams and lotions can.
If you want to brighten the skin, brightening serums will definitely get the job done. They penetrate deeply into the skin where melanin is produced.
Serums are useful to diminish the appearance of acne, and can help reduce the pigmentation appearance of sun damage.
Serums are very beneficial for your skin regimen. The good thing about serums is that there are so many different kinds that each have specific targets and can treat areas of trouble. Also, serums help moisturize the skin and having dehydrated skin is not a good look.
Here are some benefits of using a serum:
- Serums have a better anti-aging benefits the longer you use them.
- Serums can target areas of specific concern.
- Serums help with hydrating the skin and locking in hydration as they are water-based.
- Serums have high concentrations of vitamins C and E.
- Serums are beneficial for people that have oily or acne prone skin.
- Serums help regulate oil production.