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Lotions, Serums Or Creams – What’s Best For You?

| Wednesday, June 10, 2009
The skin care market is flooded by an extensive range of skin care products. With hundreds of products to choose from, how do you know which one is right for you?

Skin care products are available in a variety of forms namely lotions, serums and creams. They all have the very similar moisturizing qualities. All three of them contain humectants that moisturize the skin and emollients that seal in the moisture within the skin. However, their consistency is what makes all the difference in deciding which one will be the right choice for your skin type. Lotions have a thin consistency because of the high water content. Contrary to this, creams are thick and contain a whole lot of moisturizing nutrients. And then there are serums, which are the thinnest of all three. Serums are almost water like and best used in combination with lotions and creams. Let us study each of them in more detail.

Lotions are lightweight substances that contain minimum oil and maximum water. Because of the low oil content, they are very suitable for people with oily skin. Moisturizers are an indispensable part of skin care regimen; lotions can be used by normal to oily skin. Not only are they easy to apply but they are also absorbed readily by the skin and are available in a variety of consistencies depending on the water-oil ratio in them. Hence, there are products available for oily, normal and even dry skin.

Product suggestions:
Obagi C-Exfoliating Day Lotion - Obagi Day Lotion exfoliates the skin surface and accelerates skin cell turnover. In addition it also keeps the skin well hydrated and protected for flawless looking skin.

Skin care creams are characterized by their thick texture and rich consistency. Creams are excellent for dry skin as they provide extra moisture for the dry skin cells. Moisturizing creams contain a lot of nourishing agents like oils, hydrators, humectants, plant extracts and so on. Creams create a protective layer over the skin surface and seal in the moisture protecting it against additional environmental damage. Because of this, the skin becomes smooth and supple and feels soft to the touch. Creams are ideal for dry and normal skin but they may not suit oily skin. They would just add to the oil content and make the skin appear shiny and greasy. Even combination skin may not be able to accommodate the high oils of skin care creams and may create a shine during the day time.

Some Product Suggestions:
• NeoCutis Journee Bio-restorative Day Cream - A fabulous ‘four-in-one’ skin care product containing PSP that helps improve the appearance of aging skin. it contains a blend of antioxidants that protects the skin against environmental stressors and UVA/UVB SPF of 30+.

• NeoCutis Bio-restorative Skin Cream – It is the first anti-aging moisturizer to contain PSP, a unique combination of human growth factors and cytokines that provide a visible reduction in aging signs like wrinkles, fine lines and sun damaged skin.

Serums are water based and get absorbed by the skin instantly. They are applied before any other lotions or creams so they can be absorbed before additional barriers are put on the skin. Serums also supply potent active ingredients to the skin and even have moisturizing effects.

Some Product Suggestions:
• iS Clinical Poly-Vitamin Serum - It regenerates and hydrates the skin and provides it essential vitamins, bionutrients and antioxidants that aid in healing many skin problems.

• iS Clinical Hydra Cool Serum – This is not only hydrating and soothing but also anti-acneic. Great for treating sunburns and moisturizing the skin after shaving. It also contains botanicals and bionutrients.

• NeoCutis Hyalis – It is a lightweight, oil free skin care lotion that instantly hydrates the skin and refreshes it. It is the one of the few products in the market that contains the highest concentration of Hyaluronic acid available.
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