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Serum vs moisturiser benefits: Which is right for you?

Serum vs moisturiser benefits: Which is right for you?

Benefits Of A Serum v Moisturiser  Your skin works hard every day, fighting off attacks from environmental aggressors and irritants like pollen, dust and dirt and pollution. It also withstands the sun’s powerful rays. All of this can leave your skin looking damaged and feeling dehydrated. You may be already using a hydrating moisturiser but with hydrating serums gaining in popularity - which is best? Let’s find out...

Differences between a hydrating moisturiser and a hydrating serum

The function of a moisturiser is to rehydrate skin. It does this by locking water into the out layer of your skin. Some moisturisers are also formulated to protect your skin from environmental aggressors and irritants and to reduce the signs of ageing.

Hydrating serums are thinner than hydrating moisturisers so they absorb into the skin quicker. Serums are also capable of seeping deeper into your skin, which means they’re amazing at fighting skin damage and skin ageing at a cellular level. Some serums are enriched with key active ingredients that target different skin concerns like acne and skin pigmentations - so a serum can be a great addition to everyone’s skin care regime.

As a hydrating serum and a hydrating moisturiser target different levels of your skin, you’ll see better results when you use them together. After cleansing your face, apply a hydrating serum and then add your hydrating moisturiser.

Power up your skin care regime with Vichy’s best hydrating serums and hydrating moisturisers

Dry or dehydrated skin

If you’re prone to dehydrated or dry skin we recommend using Vichy Aqualia Thermal Rehydrating Serum. Enriched with Vichy’s innovative Mineralizing Thermal Water  and natural origin Hyaluronic Acid, Aqualia Thermal Rehydrating Serum soothes and rebalances skin and locks in moisture for up to 48 hours. 

Apply Aqualia Thermal Rich Cream to provide your dry or dehydrated skin with an intense dose of hydration.

Mature skin

Keep your skin looking at its best with Liftactiv Supreme H.A. Epidermic Filler serum that’s designed especially for mature skin. Packed with dermatological actives and Hyaluronic Acid, Liftactiv’s new serum actively works to replenish hydration that is lost as Hyaluronic Acid levels deplete with age. Leaves skin feeling plumped and looking smooth.

To protect your skin from the sun’s damaging UV rays, use an SPF moisturiser such as Vichy Liftactiv Collagen Specialist SPF 25. Specially formulated to target signs of collagen loss and protect your skin from the damaging effects of UV rays, Vichy’s Liftactiv day cream is enriched with key dermatological actives including Vitamin E and Hyaluronic Acid.

Apply Liftactiv Collagen Specialist SPF 25 to your face and neck every morning. For the best results layer over  

Understanding your skin type

Finding the best products for your skin comes down to understanding your skin type. If you’re unsure what your skin concerns are, visit Vichy’s SkinConsult AI to find out. Developed in conjunction with dermatologists, SkinConsult AI uses an innovative algorithm to analyse your skin’s unique properties to recommend the best skin care products for your skin concerns.

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