Do you want to look younger fast? Should you use a face cream or a serum? Face creams are as old as time itself. Throughout the world, women have used one type of face cream or another for centuries. These creams have been concocted from oils and fats that are derived from plants and animal products. Today, we have technologically advanced skincare products. These highly concentrated, facial skincare products are full of the most advanced combination of compounds. They are scientifically proven to dramatically improve the vitality and suppleness of the skin. So with all the new advances in skincare, what is the difference between a face cream and a serum?
The most technologically advanced of these creams is SABRINA Collagen Rx Plus. This luxurious cream utilizes nanotechnology. It delivers microscopic marine collagen molecules directly into the skin. This state of the art cream also contains powerful antioxidants and green apple stem cells. On top of this, it is a fantastic moisturizer. It works to have a dramatic impact on your beauty within 6 weeks.
Many people believe serums are the miracles of facial skin care. Others believe the best thing you can use is a cream. Both are good and have their different purposes. For those who want consistently hydrated skin, a good cream beats a serum. Also, if you have skin conditions (such as eczema or rosacea), a serum may cause more irritation. (Source). The truth is that up to half of Americans have some sort of skin condition.
What is a Serum
Highly concentrated compounds that are meant to enhance the skin are what make up serums. This makes them have very potent doses of things like retinoids and antioxidants, peptides and skin brighteners. They are missing most of the fluid that comes in creams and lotions, and are usually devoid entirely of oils. Serums tend to be quite expensive, as they contain only the active ingredients. An ounce of serum can last several months. Just a few drops goes a very long way on the skin. Most serums come with an eye dropper or pump that administers the right amount for each use.
What is a Cream
Creams are thicker than serums. That is one difference between face creams and face serums. When applied to the skin, these technology advanced face creams are highly beneficial. Cream antiaging products improve hydration, soften and reduce signs of aging. They contain either emollients or humectants to help do their job.
Emollients are used to help smooth and soften the skin. They also reduce and prevent flaking and decrease rough or scaly skin. Antiaging emollients bond to the skin and give it an extra layer of protection to retain moisture. Emollients include silicone, vegetable oils like jojoa, butters, alcohols, and petroleum-based compounds. Humectants bond to water molecules and increase the water inside of the skin. This leaves the skin feeling more plump and firm. Humectants include glycerin, sugars, proteins, elastin, collagen and amino acids. Humectants to also be an emollient. Many creams contain both humectants and emollients.
Serum vs Cream
According to WebMD:
The biggest difference between a serum and a cream or lotion is what the formulation doesn’t include. Serums leave out occlusive, or airtight, moisturizing ingredients such as petrolatum or mineral oil that keep water from evaporating. They also contain fewer lubricating and thickening agents, like nut or seed oils. Most serums are water-based, eliminating oils altogether.
Esquire Magazine had an interesting editorial take on this topic in 2012 when serums were first finding their way into the mainstream of skincare, and scientific advances were starting to explode onto the scene with the efficacy of creams. At the time, they made a similar observation as we have. If you have skin that requires extra moisture, or you have sensitive skin conditions, go with the cream. Men have thicker skin than women do, however, even for men their most sensitive skin is on their face. And while serums can be really efficient, they certainly are not for everyone.
Efficiency is another difference between a face cream and a serum. Efficiency is exactly what SABRINA Collagen Rx Plus also has something. This techonological advanced face cream utilizes nanotechnology and a time release delivery system. Nanotechnology allows the powerful skincare compounds to be easily absorbed. In the case of collagen, this is something that not even a serum can accomplish. This makes our cream more efficient than serums that deliver collagen enhancing compounds. Our collagen is immediately used by the skin. You can read more about the science of this on our website. We guarantee after 6 weeks of twice daily use, you will love the improvement in your skin