Are you still confused about face oil and serum? Well, don't worry, you are not alone. Both of these products may seem the same and sometimes even used parallel. But do you need both facial oils and serums? And what exactly is the difference between these two skin treatments? In this article, you will be able to answer all these questions and many other pieces of information regarding face oil and serum.
What Is Face Oil?
Since ancient Egyptians, facial oils are essentials in daily beauty routines. To save their youth and prevent wrinkles on their skin, the ancient Egyptians used many plant oils. Face oils are obtained from seeds, nuts, and fruits and are rich in antioxidants, fatty acids, and essential nutrients.
Oils are valuable because many of them balance the production of natural sebum of the skin. Face oils prevent blockage and increase surface hydration, which gets across the skin for adding moisture to the topmost layer.
There are many advantages of using face oils in your daily beauty routine because these oils will provide glowing, nourishing, and healthy skin, but keep one thing in mind that some comedogenic oils can lead to pores blockage. If your skin is prone to breakout, then lightweight and non-comedogenic oils are the best options.
What Is Face Serum?
Face serum is a water-based concentrate and has a much lighter consistency and smaller molecular weight than a face cream. Serums are able to penetrate deep into the skin because they have a small molecular structure and are light in weight. The molecular structure of lotions, moisturizers, and oils is larger than that of serum.
What’s The Difference?Although both face oils and serums may seem alike, each of these possesses its own benefits. You can apply them individually or can also use them in layers to work side by side. But the variation of their formulas is actually the main difference between them.
The best thing about the facial serum and facial oil is that, when layered, they work so perfectly to deal with multiple skin problems. If you consider using both products, apply the serum first because of its smaller molecular size than facial oil. In this way, the advantages of the oil can be traced back to the small molecules of the serum reaching your skin. For better and finest outcomes, you can mix face serum and face oil together. How about the difference between a face oil and cream or lotion? Check out our previous blog post - Can You Use a Facial Oil Instead of a Cream or Lotion?
Are Face Oil Good For Oily Skin?
If you have oily skin, facial oils may seem contradictory because some of the face oils are comedogenic and do not work well with sensitive, acne-prone skin. But with the right face oils can actually help keep the oils in balance with your skin. For compensating for the moisture loss in your skin, oily skins tend to produce more and more oil as a defense system. For oily skin, non-greasy oils such as grapeseed oil and rosehip oils would be the perfect options as they quickly evaporate, are anti-inflammatory, and are great antioxidants. Research shows that phytosterols present in grapeseed oil are one of the key mediators that modulate pro-inflammatory. The formulation of face oil is key when choosing to face oil for oily skin. Check out our blog “What Non-Comedogenic in Beauty Products Actually Means” to make a better choice with your skin care products.
This was all about face oils and face serums. I hope that now you are clear about both. If you further have questions, leave them in the comment box below.
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