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Skin serums vs Skin oils

June 21, 2019

Skin serums vs Skin oils

The cosmetic and skincare industry is constantly expanding, and with so many brands producing their own versions of products it can be difficult to keep up.

Skin serums and oils are often the most confused products, with people thinking they are the same product even though there are some key differences in how the products perform and their effect on the skin…

The key differences

With so many different products on the market, it can be difficult to decide whether a skin serum or oil is right for your skin. We’ve rounded up the key differences to help you decide…

Serums Explained

Skin serums are skin treatments with highly concentrated ingredients. These ingredients are often made up of smaller molecules and can therefore penetrate deeper layers of the skin. Skin serums usually contain water, actives, peptides and a range of vitamins and minerals.

Serums are regarded as an intensive treatment which, depending on their ingredients, tackle common skin issues such as aging, acne, rosacea, uneven skin tone and much more.  

Oils Explained

Skin oils aim to keep the skin balanced by providing nutrition and hydration to the skin, usually in the form of plant extracts and essential oils. As the molecules in oils are much larger, they only penetrate the outer layers of the skin and therefore are often used more regularly.

Skin oils also have preventative ingredients, protecting from environmental damage, acne and premature aging, depending on the ingredients within the oil.

Should I use a skin serum or oil?

As skin serums and oils can be used to combat different skin issues and concerns, it is important to understand what you would like to target with your skincare regime. Serums can be useful for an intensive treatment, particularly for those with aging skin concerns.

Serums can also be added as a regular treatment alongside clay masks, working together to combat skin problems and maintain healthy looking and feeling skin.

Whereas oils are often used daily to provide skin with required nutrients and vitamins needed to keep the skin glowing and nourished. Oils can also be used post-shower to moisturise the entire body and ensure skin is nourished with essential vitamins.

Oils and serums can also be used alongside each other, depending on how your skin reacts to the different products. When trying out a new skin care regime we recommend introducing new products one at a time, building these up over time to ensure you can feel the benefits of each product and how your skin manages the new routine.

Shop our Skin Serums and Oils

We have a core collection of serums and oils which are made from organic, vegan and natural ingredients. We explain how to use our products in each product pages and provide a full list of ingredients.