Face and body care products come in all shapes and sizes. Creams and serums are among the most popular products, which is mainly due to the practical and convenient way of application. Mother Nature Cosmetics also offers both creams and serums. However, many do not know what exactly the difference between creams and serums is and how these products are used exactly. Basically, cream and serum differ mainly in the ingredients and their structure.
Structure and ingredients of creams
In order to produce creams, such as those for the face, in most cases oil, water and an emulsifier or several emulsifiers are added, which creates the binding effect that distinguishes creams. These ingredients also mean that the molecular structure of creams is relatively large. This in turn means that the creams are not completely absorbed by the skin, but instead form a kind of protective coat over the skin.
Serums are better absorbed by the skin
Sera, on the other hand, are used specifically because of their property of being completely absorbed by the skin. For this purpose, these are made from substances that have lighter, smaller molecules. In this way, serums penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin and can optimally develop their deep nourishing and regenerating effect there. For this reason, serums usually also contain significantly higher concentrations of valuable active ingredients, such as e.g. Retinol, Vitamin C or hyaluronic acid.
Different application between serums and creams
Last but not least, the properties described above result in a different form of application. While creams are applied due to their consistency to act like a protective coat, serums are applied immediately after skin cleansing to work in depth. A cream can then be applied for additional care. But anyone who thinks they can do without creams is wrong: a serum cannot replace the daily care of the skin cream.
Serums are usually more expensive than creams
This different form of use, which makes the difference between serums and creams, also determines the price difference of these two care products. Sera are usually more expensive than creams because they usually contain highly concentrated, high-quality active ingredients. For the same reasons, however, you usually need a smaller application quantity of the serum than you need with creams. This is too with the serums from Mother Nature Cosmetics the case.
Serums are an important product for facial care and fulfill tasks that a skin cream cannot do. From the mid-20s at the latest, when the collagen formation of the skin and its ability to regenerate slowly but surely decrease, a serum should be part of every beauty ritual. Since serums work deep into the skin, you should pay particular attention to the quality of the product. For this reason, when in doubt, it is better to spend a little more for a really good serum than to save at this point.