Serum Vs Moisturizer: Which One Do You Need In Your Skincare?

Serum Vs Moisturizer: Which One Do You Need In Your Skincare?

  • By Srishty Singh

Wondering whether to spring for a serum or a moisturizer in your skincare? Get them both, we say. Serums and moisturizers are skincare staples that serve different purposes in one’s regime – you can’t pit one against the other! 

For those unaware, a face serum carries a heavy concentration of an active ingredient (like Hyaluronic Acid, Niacinamide and more). Due to its thin consistency and stronger active concentration, it travels deep into the skin to treat a specific concern – ranging from dullness to dehydration to pigmentation. A moisturizer, on the other hand, creates a protective seal for the water content and the active ingredient in question.

Ahead, we delve deeper into the many benefits of serums and moisturizers. We also help you pick the best products for an infallible skincare routine.

 What Is A Face Serum?

As discussed, a face serum targets and addresses a specific skin concern. Due to the lower molecular weight of the active ingredient infused in the formulation, it travels deep into the skin for swift results. So, whether you’re struggling with acne or extreme dryness, a concern-led serum can help restore your skin to its former glory.

A serum is integral for your short and long-term skincare goals. If you wish to transform your skin with a no-frills, daily AM/PM regimen, take a look at the best face serums.

1. Niacinamide Serum by Foxtale

Active Ingredients: Niacinamide 

Skin Types: All

Niacinamide is a skincare workhorse with a myriad of benefits. It is the holy grail of brightening that fights pigmentation and dark spots – by reducing the concentration of melanin. This ideal serum for open pores regulates sebum production for a balanced, healthy microbiome.

More Reasons To Love Foxtale’s Niacinamide Serum 

1. Foxtale’s innovative formulation bestows a gorgeous, matte finish to the skin. Use it to create the perfect base for your glam look.

2. Star Ingredient Niacinamide helps uphold the lipid barrier that serves as the first line of defence for your body. A sturdy barrier also prevents TEWL for your skin’s soft, radiant appearance.

3. Foxtale’s Hydrating Serum

Active Ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid 

Skin Type: Dry, Normal

If you grapple with dry, flaky skin, Foxtale’s Hydrating Serum should be on your wishlist. It features 6 Hydration Boosters that replenish your skin’s moisture reservoir on application. Use it in your morning/nighttime routine for 75% plumper skin.

More Reasons To Love Our Hydrating Serum

1. The serum ensures 24-hour-long, multi-level moisturization for your skin.

2. Regular use of the Hydrating Serum helps soften fine lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet, restoring your skin’s youthful appearance.

3. Our Hyaluronic Acid serum also reduces episodes of inflammation, redness, and rashes within 10 minutes of application. It is a must-have for people with dry skin with underlying sensitivities.

3. AHA BHA Exfoliating Serum

Active Ingredients: Salicylic and Glycolic Acids

Skin Types: Oily, Combination

Clogged pores, excessive buildup, acne or small bumps – Foxtale’s AHA BHA Exfoliating Serum fights them all. Infused with meticulous yet gentle exfoliants Salicylic and Glycolic Acids, the serum sloughs off dead cells, debris, and excess sebum for a clean, bright surface. The best part? It doesn’t dry out the skin, not even in the slightest.

More Reasons To Love Our AHA BHA Exfoliating Serum

1. Hyaluronic Acid in the serum deeply hydrates the skin for its soft, radiant appearance.

2. Niacinamide in this AHA BHA Exfoliating Serum reduces redness, inflammation and rashes, owing to its anti-inflammatory properties.

3. This exfoliating serum also fades dark spots and pigmentation with time.

4. Rapid Spot Reduction Drops 

Active Ingredients: Tranexamic Acid, Niacinamide & Oligopeptides 

Skin Types: All

To combat dark spots, patches, and pigmentation, try Foxtale’s Rapid Spot Production Spots. The milky formula targets localized discolouration to ensure an even tone complexion. Moreover, the duo of Niacinamide and Oligopeptides adds a brightening effect.

More Reasons To Love Our Rapid Spot Reduction Drops 

1. The serum boasts Hyaluronic Acid for deep hydration.

2. Sqaulane in the serum shields the skin against free radicals and aggressors.

 What Is A Moisturizer?

.A regular moisturizer boasts three components: Occulsives, Emollients, and Humectants.

Together, these three prevent your skin from getting dry and dehydrated. But that’s not all! Here are some other benefits of a moisturizer. 

1. A potent moisturizer ensures a soothing effect for the skin, reducing episodes of inflammation and redness.

2. It reinforces the lipid barrier, indispensable to the overall health of your skin.

3. Regular moisturisation prevents early signs of skin ageing like fine lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet.

Best Moisturizer For Your Skin Type

Regardless of the skin type, moisturizer is a non-negotiable in every skincare routine. Here are some Foxtale Favourites that you must bag STAT.

For Dry Skin Try The Hydrating Moisturizer with Ceramides 

This rich moisturizer carries Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymers and Olive Oil for multilevel hydration of your skin. It combats dryness and uneven skin texture while upholding the lipid barrier. Additionally, Ceramides and Vitamin E in the formula forms a protective barrier on the skin, shielding it from aggressors and free radicals.

For Oily or Combination Skin, Try Foxtale’s Oil Free Moisturizer

Infused with Hyaluronic Acid, Red and Blue-Green algae Extracts, this lightweight moisturizer deeply hydrates the skin. It prevents clogged pores, blackheads, and acne bumps with regular use.

For Sensitive Skin Try The Skin Repair Cream

Skin sensitivity often goes hand-in-hand with an impaired barrier. If you experience out-of-the-blue inflammation, redness or irritation – we recommend Foxtale’s Skin Repair Cream for your vanity. It contains Olive Leaf Extracts and ProVitamin B5 that ensure prolonged moisturisation for the dermis.

Verdict: Moisturizers and serums are both essential to an infallible skincare routine. Period. A serum (based on the active ingredient) targets and addresses a specific concern. You can turn to Hyaluronic Acid for hydration, AHAs BHAs for acne, Niacinamide for oil control, Retinol for age reversing and so forth. On the other hand, a moisturizer plays a pivotal role in locking hydration and treatment into the skin. Regular use of a potent moisturizer softens ageing lines, alleviates inflammation, and ensures your skin’s soft, supple appearance.

Your morning/nighttime skincare routine should start with gentle cleansing. Follow it with a serum and your favorite moisturizer. For sun protection, use a dewy or mattifying sunscreen based on your skin type.

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