With the abundance of skincare products, it is sometimes hard to figure out which product you actually need. This is the case for serums…you might often wonder what makes a serum different from a moisturiser; they both do the same thing, right? Wrong. A serum is made up of much smaller particles than a moisturiser that catalyse skin penetration, giving a longer lasting effect. Water based or oil based, serums are intended to tackle specific skin issues such as wrinkles, acne or discolouration; while a moisturiser is mainly to hydrate the skin and lock-in the serum, for example.
However, this is no reason to toss all your moisturisers away! True, some serums also act on hydrating the skin, but applied before a moisturiser, they will boost the moisturiser’s effect too. Now you can say hello to your new favourite addition to your face routine, as Staiy presents some of its best skin serums.