Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. I receive a small commission at no cost to you when you make a purchase using my link.
What is a Serum or Booster?
Serums and boosters are potent, deeply penetrating, active liquids. The high potency ingredients are easily absorbed because they have a small molecular size.
A Serum can be a great moisturizer or anti-aging product. They work at a very deep level. They are easily accepted by the skin as their contents combine with the molecular structures of the skin. They are usually formulated to not clog your pores.
Another benefit of a serum or booster is, it tends to be a longer lasting product than a moisturizer, as you usually only need a tiny bit. (that explains the higher price point).
I like to think of serums as an essential oil, a very concentrated, robust element of nature.
What’s the Deference Between a Serum and Booster?
Both are considered the same product, although I have found that when labeled a serum, it tends to be a little more jam packed, while a booster is meant to be combined with other products.
I would recommend buying one that is compatible to your skin type, whether it is labeled a serum or a booster. Each company has their own branding and labeling, so go based on its ability and ingredients.
How to choose the right serum
Choosing a facial serum for a particular skin type or concern can be time consuming, be sure to read labels to figure out which ones are best for your complexion.
When choosing a facial serum, keep in mind your skin type, whether it is oily, dry, combination or sensitive. Then, determine what issues you are trying to prevent or correct, and find products that contain ingredients to combat these issues, such as antioxidants to prevent aging, retinol (commonly referred to as vitamin A) to reverse aging, or hyaluronic acid to keep your skin nourished.
Some skin serum ingredients are useful in fading dark spots on the face, while others give a healthy glow to dull, grayish complexions. Using a serum that’s just right for you will go a long way toward improving the appearance of your skin.
How to Apply your Serum or Booster
This is very important to pay attention to. Since we are paying a higher price point for a serum, we want to use it properly. You need to seal your serum after you apply it. This is going to greatly reduce it evaporating off the skin and loosing its effectiveness.
How do you Seal your Serum?
Oily Skin: After you have applied your serum, use a very light, oil free, tinted moisturizer. Or, apply your Foundation right away. Make sure your Foundation has ingredients that will help seal in the serum, This can include: Aloe and Vit E.
Dry Skin: After you have applied your serum, you can seal it with either a moisturizer or foundation. Using an oil based of either two can work well as it mixes with the oils that are in a serum. If you find it is clogging or too heavy, use oil-free, but with hydrating properties, like aloe or water based ingredients.
Be Sure to Buy a Serum in a Dark Glass Bottle!
Do not waste your money on serums that are held in a light clear bottle. Serums contain highly active ingredients that are light sensitive, and will break down when exposed to light. This results in a short life span and non-effective results.
Look for serums in dark glass bottles. Their contents will be protected, and light will not damage those wonderful, potent elements.
What are Some Great Serums and Boosters?
Our favorite serums are by Odacite. They are pure and effective. Read our reviews on Odacite serums.
You can read our reviews on serums and boosters to help you find an awesome one!
To a Bright and Beautiful You,