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Face Oil v Hyaluronic Serum, which is best for Winter?

30.06.2022


Just like you add layers to your wardrobe, during Winter you also need to add layers to your skincare. Face Oils and Hyaluronic Acid are two powerful products that combat dryness, dehydration and irritation, but how do they work, what is the difference between them, and which is best for you?


What are Face oils


A face oil as the name suggests is oil based, commonly containing essential fatty acids that calm skin, nourish skin and importantly, strengthen the skin’s barrier. Due to their oily nature, face oils layer over the skin for intense hydration and protection from the harsh Winter elements or office air conditioning units. 


Typically more affordable than a serum, face oils are a great addition to the skincare cupboard as they can be easily added into your routine any time you need extra moisture. Apply before moisturising, use instead of your moisturiser or as we love, a few drops mixed in with your moisturiser to allow them to penetrate together. 


Face oils are best for


  • Dryness and dehydration
  • Irritated or sensitive skins


Expert tip


Combine a few drops of Cosmedix Remedy Oil $75 with The Moisturiser by Scott + Sullivan $90. Mix together and apply at night for an extra hydration boost.



What are Serums


Face serums contain concentrated, medically formulated ingredients that are used in your skin care routine as a treatment step, targeted to your specific skin concern. There are many different types of serums, for example antioxidant serums for brightening, retinol serums for anti-ageing or pigment inhibitor serums for pigmentation. 


Hyaluronic Acid serums are popular in Winter because they’re a hydrating serum. Best known for holding 1000 times its weight in water, Hyaluronic Acid helps to add and retain moisture in the skin. You may notice various forms of Hyaluronic Acid on skin care ingredients lists: Hyaluronic Acid and Sodium Hyaluronate soften and smooth skin and help reduce trans epidermal water loss. Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid delivers deeper moisturisation and helps reduces the appearance of wrinkles.


A Hyaluronic Acid serum can be easily added to your skin care routine in Winter, after cleansing and before moisturising. They can also be used complementary with other serums you may be using, apply your treatment serum first, then Hyaluronic Acid serum, then finish with moisturiser.


Hyaluronic Serums are best for


  • All skin types
  • Anti-ageing
  • Water based, so can be used on oily and combination skin. 
  • Hyaluronic Acid contains some antibacterial properties making it excellent hydration choice for the control of acne. 


Which is best for me?


For oily or breakout prone skin, we recommend Hyaluronic Acid Serums. For other skin types it really comes down to personal preference Some cannot live without the indulgent, dewy feel of a face oil, while others prefer the lighter feel of a serum. Can't decide? Book a free Video Consult! Our registered urses are available over video call to assess your skin and prescribe the right products for you.


Top Rated Face Oils

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Remedy Oil 30ml

Cosmedix Remedy is a multitasking face and body elixir utilises a revitalising mix of oils rich in Omega Fatty Acids, Antioxidants and Vitamin E; that moisturise, nurture and protect the skin from head to toe.

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Hyaluronic Serums

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