Facial Serums…what the heck are they?


I’ve had the opportunity this month to review 3 facial serums.  My first question was about the difference between serums and moisturizer.  WebMD.com has this to say:

“The biggest difference between a serum and a cream or lotion is what the formulation doesn’t include. Serums leave out occlusive, or airtight, moisturizing ingredients such as petrolatum or mineral oil that keep water from evaporating. They also contain fewer lubricating and thickening agents, like nut or seed oils. Most serums are water-based, eliminating oils altogether.”

I like what About.com says,

While facial serums can give you added moisture, the main reason you’d want to use a facial serum is to get added nutrients into deeper layers of your skin that a regular moisturizer is not able to reach.

The antioxidants in your facial serum can take up to 4 weeks to completely soak into the skin and  remove toxins that are causing dullness, dryness, and discoloration. The best way to apply the serum to your face and neck, in order to get full coverage, is to apply tiny dots all over and blend quickly but lightly.


All this week, I’ll be posting a new review about a facial serums that I’ve been using:  A+CTIVE Anti-Aging Retinol (Vitamin A) Serum, Premium Vitamin C Serum with Hyaluronic Acid Serum and Amino Complex, and Dead Sea Premier Concentrated Facial Serum with Vitamin E & C.

Be on the lookout this week for each of the reviews on the three facial serums that I received from Tomoson.com for free in exchange for my honest review.

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6 thoughts on “Facial Serums…what the heck are they?

  1. I have heard of facial serums however besides knowing that they were for the skin I really had no idea what purpose they served. Now I know. This would probably be worth trying on my skin as I have very sensitive and dry skin and ordinary moisturizers never seem to be enough.
    Stopping over from Hump Day Happenings. Thank you for sharing!

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