Facial Serum Vs Facial Oil


A lot get confused thinking face serums and oils are the same thing since they often have the same packaging. In spite of looking alike, Face oils and face serums have very different roles in skincare and cannot replace each other.

Face Serums

Usually, face serums are super lightweight products that penetrate deep into the skin to do a specific job. They often contain a high concentration of one hero ingredient like niacinamide, vitamin C, or hyaluronic acid to brighten, moisturize, or even skin tone. Sounds more like a skin supplement, right?

They should be used before moisturizing your face and after cleansing then toning your skin. Using a serum can have a great effect on your skin if you choose one carefully that matches your skin type and condition.

Don’t get confused as they come in many forms like a runny gel, lightweight lotion, or even a water-like consistency.


Face Oils

They are not necessarily heavy; however, they are definitely heavier than facial serums. They mainly consist of natural oils, herbal oil extracts, and esters that set on top of the skin due to their bigger structure and heavier molecular weight.

Face oils protect the skin while repairing and nourishing its barrier to give your skin a lovely natural glow. They act more like an emollient to give your skin a moisture boost.

Facial oils come last in the skincare routine after using your moisturizer. For better skin absorption, massage your face with your facial oil for 30 seconds.

Do you need to add both to your skincare routine?

While adding oils and serums might not be essential steps, they can up your skincare game heavenly if you have a specific problem or want to repair your skin barrier.

Remember to choose what works for your skin type and condition before adding an extra step to your routine.

Product Recommendation

NUT Botanicals’ Midnight Soldier Facial Oil is a blend of 6 miracle-working, fast-absorbing oils, packed with Omega 3 & 6, vitamin E, and powerful antioxidants that improve cell regeneration and skin elasticity, regulates sebum production, creates a protective thin layer on the skin, and repairs damaged skin.


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