Serums, Oils and Moisturisers- What's best?
We are SO spoilt for choice with so many beautiful choices for natural and organic serums, oils and moisturisers on the market, but knowing the differences between these products and the correct ways to use them can be confusing sometimes! The good news is, they are all AWESOME for your skin (provided they are certified organic of course!). It’s about deciphering which one, or combination, is going to meet your needs best and leave you glowing like the that goddess you are.
Here’s your go-to guide for all things serums, oils and moisturisers!
Serums are like superfoods for the skin, jam-packed full of nutrients and a sure fire way to leave you feeling AH-MAZING! Not only do they provide moisture and nourishment to the skin at a cellular level, they also provide additional, targeted benefits. By harnessing vitamins and antioxidants to encourage repair and rehydration of your skin cells, serums often address particular concerns, whether that be aging or adding glow to lacklustre skin.
WHAT ARE THE MAIN BENEFITS -They are able to penetrate the skin at a deeper level than facial oils and moisturisers as they are water based (rather than oil based), and are therefore often lighter on the skin- perfect for applying under makeup!
HOT TIP: Using a serum under your makeup will give your skin the best chance at fighting the toxins, free radicals and pollution it will come into contact with throughout the day- an antioxidant super mask! What’s not to love?
Beauty Chef Dream Repair Serum
Edible Beauty No. 3 Exotic Goddess Ageless Serum
Facial oils are incredibly nourishing for the skin and are rich in over 200 beneficial molecules, which feed our skin from the outside in, and that can never be a bad thing, right?
If you struggle with oily skin, you might be shaking your head. But don’t relegate facial oils just yet! As much benefit can be provided by facial oils to those with oily skin, as to those with dry skin. Constantly stripping your skin and avoiding oils is not the answer and can actually cause excess sebum (oil) production. This is where facial oils come in!
THE MAIN BENEFITS - Facial oils feed your skin with beneficial, essential oils, which balance your skin’s natural sebum production and which can offer amazing results for those with oily skin and dry skin- it’s a no brainer right? Oils such as Rosehip have even been proven to improve scarring and the appearance of fine lines and stretch marks due to anti-inflammatory properties and fatty acid content which encourage healing and regeneration. The trick is to find the right oil or oil blend for your skin, here are a few of our favourites!
Mukti Organics Antioxidant Facial Oil
Pai Bioregenerate Rosehip Oil
Moisturisers don’t penetrate as deeply as serums and oils but that doesn’t mean that they are redundant! Moisturisers, when applied after using oils, serums or a combination, can work to ‘seal in all the goodness’.
THE MAIN BENEFITS - The molecules in moisturisers are larger than those in facial oils and serums and therefore act as a barrier ensuring the maximum absorption of the oil or serum applied underneath and protection of the skin from external elements. Moisturisers can offer protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays if they have an SPF factor or they can offer a light tint, perfect for those looking for a lightweight alternative to foundation on beach days or those busy bees wanting a convenient two-in-one product.