Pressed Serum 101


Pressed Serum
A good serum may very well already be a part of your beauty routine. If so, then your daily skincare grind probably goes something like this: First cleanse, then tone, follow up with your serum of choice, and finish off with moisturizer.

If you’re interested to learn more about the traditional kind, you can do so by clicking here.

Because instead of liquid, we’re here to talk about pressed serums. Ever heard of it?

What Is Pressed Serum?

The difference between pressed and liquid serums is that the former kind creates a barrier of sorts that locks in all of the concentrated active ingredients into the skin which then allows it to penetrate deeper and last even longer. Basically, you can think of it as an upgrade to the liquid type. Yep, the good stuff got even better.

How To Use Pressed Serum

Pressed serums are basically applied in the same order as you would the regular liquid kind. So yes, it works in perfect conjunction with the rest of your beauty products. Again, you start with cleansing, then toning, serum, then moisturizer.

HOWEVER, because pressed serum is slightly more potent, it can actually double as your moisturizer. So no need for that final step, unless you want to, of course, or if you feel your skin needs it.

Speaking of your skin needs, if you really, really, REALLY want an extra boost, some layering may be done. You can actually use both your liquid and presses serums. Liquid first, followed by pressed.

Choosing The Right One

As with the liquid kind, there are different kinds of pressed serums specifically created to address different skin concerns. So when you’re on the market, here are a couple key ingredients you should be on the look out for.

  • For Oily Skin: Jojoba Oil, Rosehip Seed Oil, Seabuckthorn Oil
  • For Dry Skin: Argan Oil, Olive Oil, Mistletoe Extract
  • For Irritated Skin: Shea Butter, Helichrysum Essential Oil
  • For Dull Skin: Coconut Water, Alguronic Acid
  • For Normal Skin: Chamomile, Murumuru Butter

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