Moisturizing is an essential step in skin care for smooth and firm skin. In addition to drinking enough water to replenish moisture for the skin, you also need the support of some moisturizing essence. Currently, on the market there are quite a few types of essence, such as essence, serum or ampoule. These products have a relatively similar texture that many people often confuse.
In the following article, let’s learn the difference between essence, serum and ampoule with BeautyStyleHub to find the right product for you.
In general, essence, serum and ampoule are all products used in the skin care routine, after the toner step and before applying the cream. All 3 types have a light liquid texture, which is easier to absorb into the skin than lotion or cream.
If you are a connoisseur of beauty, especially K-Beauty, you will be no stranger to the name essence. This is an indispensable product in the 10-step Korean women’s skin care routine. Essence usually comes in the form of a liquid solution in the form of water, emulsion or milk. Compared to serums and ampoules, essences are most easily absorbed into the skin. Due to its liquid texture, when applied to the skin, the essence dries quickly and does not leave a greasy residue.
The use of essence is more about nourishing the skin than treating it. Most essence products increase moisture in the skin, soothing irritations. On the other hand, some types of essence also have the ability to regenerate skin cells, preventing the aging process. In terms of packaging, essence is usually contained in large-capacity bottles, as opposed to serums. Pay attention when applying essence, gently massage onto the skin to absorb nutrients and stimulate blood circulation, making the skin rosy and firmer.
So why do you need to use essence to care for your skin? Every day, the skin is exposed to sunlight, dust and toxic substances. These factors not only wreak havoc on the skin, but also take away moisture, leaving it looking dull and lifeless. At this time, essence is like a source of fresh water to cool your jade skin.
It can be said that using serum is the most popular skin care method of the 3 products mentioned above. Serums, also known as serums, have a dense texture usually in the form of a gel that helps treat skin problems such as wrinkles, pigmentation or dull skin. The serum contains thousands of microscopic molecules that can penetrate deep into the pores, affecting the dermis and dermis to help treat many skin problems.
To meet the needs of women’s skin care, skin care cosmetic brands have launched many serums with separate ingredients for intensive impact and optimal effectiveness. There are moisturizing serums, whitening ones, or anti-aging ones. Serums are usually packaged in small bottles or bottles with pumps. Each time you use, you only need to use 1-2 drops and spread evenly on the skin.
There are different types of serums with different skin care purposes. For example, peptides stimulate skin regeneration and repair. Vitamin C and AHA help fight signs of aging and rejuvenate the skin. The main use of the serum is to nourish the skin soft, increase firmness as well as brighten the skin. If you have oily or acne-prone skin, you should be careful when choosing a serum as well as the dosage to avoid clogging your pores.
Although born late after giving birth, ampoule is a common skin care secret at spas or beauty centers. More valuable than serums and essences, ampoules are often in the form of concentrated essences in small tubes. The concentration of ampoule is also much higher than serum and essence. Unlike serums, you should only use the ampoule for a short time, so this product is useful when you have an event or special occasion that needs to be retouched.
After the preparation process, the ampoule almost retains all the nutrients and purity, so the skin care effect is very high. Ampoule not only helps nourish skin cells from within but also treats many skin problems such as acne, large pores, dark spots. Due to the high concentration, the ampoule may not be suitable for sensitive skin.