Originally published PLUS Model Magazine 11/01/2009

by Artemis

I am asked many times what is the difference between a moisturizer and a serum. A moisturizer is created to be emollient, whether for dry or oily skin, and it is made to work on the upper layers of the skin to add and balance moisture levels.  Serums, on the other hand are thinner and able to seep into the tiniest places of your skin. They are jam packed with antioxidants and vitamins that fight free radicals that create havoc on your skin.

Here is are some that I like:

Mary Kay TimeWise Replenishing Serum+C – Antioxidant-rich and formulated with ingredients that enhance the production of new collagen and keep existing collagen from breaking down.

Dr. Brandt Lineless Anti-Glycation Serum –  Targets collage & elastin to prevent and minimize the effects of glycation (excess sugar)

Olay Regenerist Daily Regenerating Serum
 –  Packed with amino-peptide and B3 complex, it is created to visibly regenerate your skin’s appearance, softening fine lines and improving skin texture.

Estee Lauder Perfectionist CP+ Wrinkle Lifting Serum
 –  Created to amplify collagen production in just 2 hours so that wrinkled appear significantly reduced instantly and all day long.

Sia Botanics Life Force Serum
 – Made with active ingredients of Niacinamide, DMAE, Pro-Vitamin b5, Vitamin C Ester, Retinol Palmitate, ibodene and alpha lipoic acid, along with fruit extracts and meadowfoam to fight the signs of time.

Kinerase Advanced Repair Serum
 – Created to reduce the more serious signs of aging. It is formulated to promote cell adhesion, boost collagen and elastin, improve the signs of photo aging and prevent environmental damage to the skin.


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