I think by now we’ve all heard of face serum, and some of us probably have a bottle or two of it in our bathroom cupboard. But do you really know what it does? I felt like I knew the basic premise of what it does, and I’ve applied it to help moisturize before, but I wanted to find out how I could get the best benefit from it.
As expected, face serum is a way to moisturize your face, but it’s not technically a moisturizer. It’s designed to help your moisturizer work better than it would on its own. To get the best benefit from a facial serum, plan to apply it after you clean your face but before you moisturize – it’s a step that binds the process together. Because it has smaller molecules than a moisturizer, it can seep into your skin deeper and allow your moisturizer to go deeper as well. This ability is what makes it an anti-aging super-ingredient because it gets down below the surface and makes a much bigger difference than other skin products.
As with everything, not all serums are created equal. We compiled a list of great serums for every skincare need and price point. If you’ve considered adding this to your skincare process, here are some options worth considering.