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Face Serum VS Moisturiser

Skin Science

What is the difference between a face serum and a moisturiser and, should you be using them both? When it comes to your skincare routine, it's crucial to know the difference. Not only do they contain different ingredients, they will deliver different results depending on your skin type and skin concerns.

Boost Lab Face Serums support anti-aging, skin brightening, blemishes, hydration and should be a part of your regular skincare routine.

Some of the most common skincare questions we hear are: 

What is the difference between a face serum and a moisturiser and, should you be using them both?

They might sound similar, but there are big differences when it comes to moisturising as part of your skincare routine. Not only do they contain different ingredients, they will deliver different results depending on your skin type and skin concerns.

Let’s start with the difference between these a face serum and a moisturiser

Serums are thinner and lighter than moisturisers and tend to address a variety of skin concerns, whether they be anti-aging, skin brightening or blemishes. 

A serum usually has smaller sized molecules and a high concentration of ingredients which can penetrate, improve and nourish the skin effectively. A moisturiser’s job is to lock hydration into the skin and prevent water loss.

When should you use them?

Since serums contain active ingredients that we really want to penetrate into the skin as deeply as possible, you should always apply a serum directly to your skin after cleansing or toning and before your moisturiser and sunscreen. 

You can use your serum(s) both morning and night. Interested in the order you should be applying these beauty heroes? Read more about the correct order to apply your face serums here. 

 

Which serums should you use for hydration?

At BOOST LAB we’re all about providing high-quality, effective and affordable face serums. Here are some of our top picks when it comes to keeping your skin hydrated:

2D-Hyaluronic Hydro Boost Serum

Thanks to the moisture-binding properties of hyaluronic acid, our Hydro Boost Serum plumps up your skin and reduces the appearance of wrinkles.

 

Hydro boost Serum helps hydrate your skin to fight the signs of dry, rough, dull and irritated skin.

 

Retinol Night Renewal Serum

The ingredients in our Night Renewal Serum are humectants, which are essentially magnets that ‘pull’ moisture from the deepest layers of your skin. What’s more, the retinols helps fighting pimple prone skin, blemishes and the signs of ageing.

If you’re not specifically after hydration, but have a skin concern that you'd like to improve, such as dark spots, blemishes, or early signs of aging, adding one of our targeted serums to your daily skincare routine can help improve the appearance of your skin. 

Night time serum with a skin hydration formula, designed to reduce skin damage that causes wrinkles, dry skin, loss of firmness and uneven pigmentation..

 

You can explore all of our BOOST LAB products to find the right one for your needs, and get plenty of inspo from our blog to improve your skincare routine and enjoy a better complexion.

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