Facial serums have been getting a lot of media attention. Commercials, magazines, social media, everywhere you look and listen, someone is promoting the latest facial serum. Some facial serums even have popular buzzworthy ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C. After a while you’re left wondering if you are perhaps missing out on something. What exactly is a facial serum? Is it a moisturizer? Should I be using one and which facial serum is best for me?

Knowing the differences between facial serums and moisturizers should help with your decision on how to address your own skincare needs.

Moisturizers are designed to hydrate the skin and aid in the protection of the skin barrier. Did you know that your skin barrier is essential for good health and needs to be protected to function properly? In simple terms, your skin barrier protects against dehydration and environmental stressors. Without your skin barrier, the water inside your body would escape and evaporate, leaving you completely dehydrated.

The same lifestyle factors that can affect your skin overall can damage the moisture barrier: Not drinking enough water or drinking too much alcohol or caffeine. Environmental factors, like too much sun or wind, can also be damaging. You can also damage your moisture barrier by, unsurprisingly, not moisturizing enough.

Are you worried about your skin barrier? Plexaderm Skincare has you covered.

Plex-Perfect Daily Moisturizer is an oil-free cream containing our Hydrate-6 Complex™. This unique blend of moisturizing and skin-conditioning ingredients works synergistically to penetrate the uppermost layers of the skin, providing deep, lasting hydration. The formula is quickly absorbed into the skin. It contains ceramides to aid in retaining moisture and fight against skin dryness and irritation. It also contains moisture magnets Hyaluronic Acid and Betaine to help your cells retain as much moisture as possible, helping skin to appear plumper, healthier, and hydrated.

Serums are usually lighter than a traditional moisturizer and are generally concentrated with specialized ingredients. Serums are designed to be absorbed by the skin so that the active ingredients can target specific skin concerns.

Vitamin C

The antioxidant properties in vitamin c are very valuable weapons in the fight against the early signs of aging. They help to defend our bodies against free radical damage, often caused by environmental aggressors such as smog, smoke and sun exposure. Without protection against these stressors, we are more susceptible to many negative side effects including the breakdown of collagen. When collagen is broken down and begins to deplete, our skin loses its elasticity and begins to show signs of aging, often in the form of lines and wrinkles. Aging is inevitable, but why show your age earlier than later?

Plexaderm Triple Action Vitamin C Serum harnesses the power of three potent and stable forms of vitamin C that work harmoniously to provide the skin with a beautifying boost of antioxidants. This unique vitamin C complex works to visibly brighten uneven skin tone while supporting healthy skin elasticity. The added burst of Hyaluronic Acid helps to quench dry skin and promotes healthy moisture levels. Triple Action Vitamin C Serum is suitable for all skin types and is perfect for anyone looking to promote bright, even-toned, youthful looking skin. Pair it with your favorite daily sunscreen for full UVA/UVB protection. Enjoy these key benefits when using our vitamin c serum.

- Triple action Vitamin C complex promotes visibly brighter, firmer looking skin while helping to defend against free radical damage.

- Contains Hyaluronic Acid to promote healthy skin moisture.

- Promotes more radiant, even looking skin tone.

- Trio of Vitamin C ingredients carefully selected to provide superior antioxidant defense from environmental stressors.

Hyaluronic Acid

Did you know that Hyaluronic Acid is a natural substance already present in our bodies? It is a natural moisture-binding substance that promotes healthy skinhydration. It is actually found in the largest concentration in our skin. Unfortunately, with age, our natural supply of Hyaluronic Acid starts to decrease. What does that mean? Sadly, it means loss of hydration and breakdown of skin elasticity, leading to the unwelcomed appearance of lines and wrinkles. 

Having sufficiently hydrated skin can help with the following:

- Reduce the appearance of wrinkles - Hyaluronic Acid expands when retaining moisture, giving your skin a plumper, more youthful appearance as time goes on.

- Hyaluronic Acid is also beneficial to your body’s natural collagen production, as water is necessary for this protein to be made.

Plexaderm Hyaluronic Moisturizer was formulated to help replenish the levels of Hyaluronic Acid in your skin. It works by capturing the moisture from the air and retaining it within your skin. This increases hydration and promotes healthy skin elasticity, resulting in a fuller and smoother appearance. Our formula is cruelty-free, fragrance-free, paraben-free, dye-free, and mineral oil-free, making it suitable for all skin types.

Whether your skin needs a moisturizer or a serum or both, Plexaderm Skincare offers a full line of products to meet all your skin care needs.