Benefits of Serum and Face Oil


Your guide to the usage and benefits of Serums and Face Oils.

You may have heard of the debate between serums versus face oil benefits for your facial skin. In this article, I will discuss both so you can make your own decision for your facial care.

Let’s talk about Serum first; serums works wonder for your skin. It is lightweight, not heavy and greasy, and contains active ingredients. They are usually applied after cleansing and before moisturizing. Serums help solve skin issues such as the appearance of dark spots, dullness, acne, skin sagging, dehydrated skin, etc.

There are many options available in the market, so first, you have to identify skin problems that you want to get rid of. If you have oily or acne-prone skin, Vitamin C serum is best. It will improve the texture of the skin and lead to healthy-looking skin. Vitamin C also works as an anti-aging agent.


While Vitamin E or Hyaluronic acid is considered excellent for dry skin, it brightens the skin and brings life to dead, dry skin. Applying serum on damp skin is even more effective. With the constant use of serum, you will see fewer pimples, scars, and spots on the face. It repairs damaged skin barriers, fights active acne, reduces hyperpigmentation, and minimizes pores.

vitamin E face oil

Serum can be used both day and night. Due to active ingredients in serum, it show’s better results.

Serum for Oily/Acne-prone Skin- OZ Natural “Vitamin C Serum”

Serum for Dry/Combination Skin- The Body Shop “Vitamin E Serum”


Face Oil- 

Facial oils are getting popular in skincare routines. Facial oils are ideal for dry skin types as they help keep the skin moisturized reduce dark spots and wrinkles. As we age, our skin produces less oil and may result in dehydrated or dull skin; face oil plumps the skin also prevents early aging. It boosts collagen, which strengthens the elasticity of the skin. Facial oil works great as a Primer for makeup; applying it under your makeup will give a subtle and glowy look. 


face oil benefits

Oily or acne-prone skin can also use face oil but look for non-comedogenic oil as it doesn’t clog pores and allow the skin to breathe.

Face Oil for Oily Acne-prone Skin- The Body Shop “Tea Tree Oil”

Face Oil for Dry/combination Skin- Clarins Paris

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By Samya Sami

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