Face Oils VS Pressed Serums: What’s The Right Choice For You?

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We don’t blame you for getting overwhelmed at the sheer variety of products that claim to give you a youthful glow. Recent additions to that list of products are face oils and pressed serums - going by expert advice these two seem to be imperative in your quest for flawless skin. But before you apply anything on your face it is important you have all the information and more importantly, before you spend your hard earned money you should know if a product is worth its price. We’re here to help you understand the difference between face oils and pressed serums so that when you step into the cluttered beauty aisle you know exactly what you're looking for and what your skin needs.

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One of the tips for healthy skin that any facialist will tell you is that before you turn in for the night, use a facial oil so that it can penetrate your skin while you make the most of your beauty sleep. You may wonder why anyone would recommend applying a layer of oil on your face, surely that would just make it greasy? Fear not however, face oils have been developed to give your skin nourishment and help soothe it after it has spent the day fighting everyday pollution and dirt. A fact hard to fathom - inculcating a face oil into your routine may actually help you fight acne.

One product we love is Vichy’s Neovadiol Magistral Elixir Precious Replenishing Facial Oil Concentrate £39.50 as it helps restore our skin’s health without feeling greasy. It contains a blend of rich oils that get deep into your skin to reveal a shine-free, glowing complexion. Another face oil on our lust-list is Guerlain’s Abeille Royale Face Treatment Oil £41.10 which is known to help you instantly tone your skin to leave it perfectly sculpted. Its concentrated elixir of specific honeys has exceptional repairing powers that restore the strength of facial skin. As far as celebrity following goes, (self-proclaimed) beauty expert Kylie Jenner is addicted to Kiehl’s Daily Revival Oil which aims to provide a support system to our skin's natural defense system.

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On the other hand we have pressed serums that have made the beauty world sit up and take notice. These have been made popular by beauty-conscious Koreans and are known to contain exotic ingredients that help your skin feel supple and maintained. In the simplest terms a pressed serum is a neat combination of a face moisturiser and serum with its key feature being that it gives your skin an instant boost of moisture. One of the most popular products of this serum/face cream mash up is Blithe’s Tundra Chaga Pressed Serum which contains a jelly-like textured cream that smooths out almost instantly as you massage it onto your face. If your skin has been left dried out and parched, this product may be exactly what you’re looking for right now.

The battle between face oils and pressed serums is really down to your skintype. A pressed serum is that 2-in-1 product ideal for women on the go, while a face oil provides added hydration for those that need a little extra.

Don't all of us have that one beauty product on their dresser that was bought excitedly but never got incorporated into our beauty routine? It’s a reminder to research before buying - The best tips for healthy skin are considering how much moisture does your skin type require and how many layers of moisture you'd like to apply. Use this guide to know exactly which face oil or pressed serum to pick up and you'll never have a bottle of an unused product on your beauty shelf.

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