Anti-Aging Serums, Creams and Lotions, Oh My!

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With the number of anti-aging skin care products on the market, it is easy to find yourself confused when it comes to selecting the ones that are best for you and your skin. Depending on your skin type and age, different types of products can produce different results at different times. Follow the tips below to help you choose the right anti-aging skin care product for you.


A facial serum is viewed as a treatment, and it is made of small molecules make serums easily absorbable by your skin. Serums often work in tandem with a facial cream or moisturizer and should be applied first. Their texture is lighter compared to a cream, and they don’t necessarily hydrate the skin. Instead, they nourish it and fight many common skin problems by penetrating deep into the skin. Serums will help you fight fine lines, dark spots, crow’s feet, and will also help keep ones you don’t have from appearing.


Creams have been around for a long time and are still the most popular skin care choice of most consumers. Compared to serums, facial creams have much larger molecules and are used to treat the surface layer of the skin. Creams are meant to hydrate and protect the skin, and should be used on a daily basis across all age groups. Depending on how much focus you want to give to your skin, using both a serum and a cream (especially at night) is recommended. If two products seem like too much to handle, a great facial cream or moisturizer is often the way to go. Although make sure it is packed full of youth-loving goodness, like antioxidants and peptides. 


A facial lotion is a liquid-based product that retains moisture and creates a skin barrier. Lotions are very lightweight, usually oil-free and contain other ingredients such as Vitamin E and root extracts of various plants. Some lotions act as toners, but without alcohol, to purify the skin. If you have normal skin, a good lotion will keep your skin hydrated if a cream feels too heavy.

The wide range of skin care products on the market can sometimes be confusing, especially given the fact that our skin changes over time. So, if a product worked at one point in time, that doesn’t mean that it will continue to work just as well in the future. Staying in the loop when it comes to skin care is important in to get the best skin results for your skin.

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