Why Emulsion is the New Serum: And Are They Interchangeable?

Why Emulsion is the New Serum: And Are They Interchangeable?

Shopping for skin care products can be overwhelming. With so many creams, serums, cleansers and toners out there, it can be tough to buy the right products for your skin.
One great way to make things easier, save money and streamline your skin care routine is to reduce the number of products that you use. It isn’t necessary to use a lot of products as long as you are using the right things and are using them the right way.

For example, if you are using both an emulsion and a serum, it might be time to ditch one. Many people are switching to using an emulsion only, which could be a good option for you.


Emulsions vs. Serums

Obviously, an emulsion and a serum are not the same thing. An emulsion is usually more similar to a standard moisturizer; it is something like a lotion that can be used on your face. Your emulsion should be relatively thin and should be applied before you put on your makeup.


A serum, however, is typically much thicker than an emulsion. Many people apply their serum before they put on their emulsion. In general, serums are known for containing more vitamins and minerals and providing better skin repair than an emulsion.

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Luckily, many skin care manufacturers are coming out with emulsion creams and liquids that eliminate the need for a serum. A good emulsion will contain ample vitamins and minerals to properly moisturize, repair and protect your skin without the need for a serum at all.


How to Implement Emulsion Skin Care into Your Routine

If you aren’t already using an emulsion, now is the time to start doing so. A good emulsion will help prevent your skin from becoming dry during the winter or in other dry conditions. It will also help balance your skin and protect it from the elements and from your cosmetics.


Upon choosing the right emulsion and implementing it into your routine, there is a good chance that you can stop using a serum completely. Look for a high-quality emulsion that is right for your skin type; for example, they are generally marketed for dry skin, oily skin or regular skin. To properly replace your serum, you may want to look for a thicker option that contains plenty of vitamins and minerals. You should also look for an option that contains sunscreen to protect your face from sun damage.


Also, make sure that you always apply your emulsion before you apply your cosmetics. You should apply it after washing your face with a good cleanser and after using a toner that is right for your skin type.

You do not have to purchase a lot of skin care products to take good care of your face. However, you should use the right products. Never skip an emulsion cream or liquid if you want to keep your face properly moisturized. However, you can say goodbye to your serum once you find an emulsion that does a good job of repairing and protecting your face.