Hydrating Essence, Serum or Moisturizer For Dry Skin?

With the newly heightened measures in Singapore, we’re spending more days at home than being out and about. Having all this extra time serves as the perfect opportunity for at-home treatments like the Herbal-blend Powder Mask or take another look at your self-care routine!

But have you ever been so bombarded with marketing messages that you feel overwhelmed by the number of skincare products out in the market? It’s made it impossible for you to tell which skincare is right for you and is truly what you need. Plus, they don’t come cheap. So are you throwing away dollars, or do they really work for you?

Read on to get the down-low on what moisturising creams, repairing essences and serums in Singapore are, and how each of them works differently on your skin.

What's The Difference?

Depending on your skin type and the issue you want to resolve, the effectiveness of skincare treatments to use will vary. Dry skin will require solutions with higher viscosity and intense moisture, while specific skin problems will need significant concentrations of repair elements for targeted areas.

Skin Moisturising Cream

Moisturisers are made of water-loving ingredients that restore hydration levels for smooth and plump skin. 

Dry skin can take the form of scaly flakes and patchy red spots, and that can not only present as a blemish on your face but also be uncomfortable and itchy to tolerate. Scratching would cause more pain and damage, but it’s hard to stop if there’s no other way to relieve the irritation.

All this stops with one simple solution, moisturisers. They rehydrate your skin and protect it from harsh drying elements in the environment. Purchasing a skin moisturising cream in Singapore would help trap the precious moisture you need in your skin. However, if you have sensitive skin, you’ll need to be more careful with the moisturiser you select. 

Invest in a natural herb face moisturiser like the Supreme Effects Cream. This highly potent cream contains powerful ingredients to restore hydration levels, repair skin cells, and protect your face from further drying damage. And yet, it’s gentle on your skin, safe to use for any skin type.

Skin Repairing Essences

Essences are lighter than creams and moisturisers, so they penetrate deeper. These dry skin hydrating solutions are thin like water, gentle on the skin, but carry high concentrations of nourishing and skin-activating ingredients like peptides and hyaluronic acid.

When your skin doesn’t seem to absorb or get the deep nourishment you need, it means moisturisers are ineffective and unsuitable for your skin or solving the complexion issues you’re facing.

This is where skin repairing essences come in. It restores the moisture balance in your skin and even works as a fantastic primer in your daily skincare routine to increase the efficiency of the other skin products you use and give your skin an added boost—more value for the buck!

Take it one step further and speed up skin regeneration through naturally fermented ingredients with the Polypeptide Cellular Activating Essence. Look forward to intensive skin rejuvenation and a natural youthful glow from the regeneration of collagen in your skin that reverses the signs of ageing.

Skincare Serums

Serums are lighter than the average moisturiser or lotion. But unlike hydrating essences for dry skin, skincare serums tend to be more loaded with high concentrations of nourishing oils, vitamins, and glycerin, depending on the type of skin issue it resolves. It’s why serums and essences are used in place of each other instead of at the same time, based on your skin needs.

If your skin seems to be losing its bounce, fine lines are beginning to form, and none of the skincare products you use appears to be strong or specialised enough to combat the problem, then serums are the answer you’ve been looking for.

Skincare serums provide a more targeted approach compared to essences. Serums are built to have specific ingredients and properties to fight skin problems, especially for more mature skin types, which tend to be less responsive to average skincare solutions.

For example, to combat common skin problems like panda eyes, a recommended skincare product to use is the High Performance Time Defence Eye Serum to instantly inject deep nourishment and reverse the effects of dark eye bags.

Finding The Right Skincare For You With Sheroxi

Now that you know how skin moisturising creams, skin repairing essences, and serums can have varying results on your skin, find out which treatments in Singapore are the right fit for your skin type. Explore and define beauty with your skin today!