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The beauty industry is brimming with thousands of new products every year, that it can be challenging to keep up with the latest offerings. Building your skincare routine shouldn't be that difficult; you just need to try and stick to the products that work for your skin.
Serums are considered the lightest moisturiser products, are used to target specific skin conditions. Serums are also commonly used together with a moisturiser.
Because the molecular structure of a serum is small, it can penetrate deep into our skin's epidermis to deliver the results we want: brightening, firming and repairing. Serums are often packed with active ingredients such as Vitamin C, glycolic or even alpha hydroxy acids.
Face oils tend to have a larger molecular structure, so the oil only penetrates the surface of our skin. Face oils generally contain plant-based oils and essential oils that help boost hydration, keeping our skin healthy and glowy. The oils also help strengthen our skin's moisture barrier and protect it from environmental damage which can lead to ageing and acne.
Depending on your skin's needs, small doses of oils deliver radiance. So as a rule of thumb, you may want to apply oils after your cream-based moisturiser, as oils can penetrate moisturiser. However, if you're using more than two serums under your moisturiser, you should skip the face oils.
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