Serums and creams are both skin care products, but they have different consistencies and purposes.
Serums are lightweight liquids that are easily absorbed by the skin. They contain a high concentration of active ingredients and are designed to target specific skin concerns, such as fine lines, dark spots, or uneven skin tone. They are typically applied after cleansing and before moisturizing.
Creams, on the other hand, are thicker and more moisturizing. They are designed to hydrate and protect the skin and are typically used as a final step in a skin care routine. Some creams also contain active ingredients, but they tend to be less concentrated than in serums.
Eye Balm VS Eye Cream
Eye balm is often thicker and more nourishing than eye cream. It is usually formulated to hydrate and soothe the skin, and is often used to treat dry, irritated, or sensitive skin around the eyes. Eye balm often has a balm-like texture and can provide a barrier to protect the skin. Eye cream, on the other hand, is typically lighter in texture and more easily absorbed by the skin.
Eye Serum VS Eye Cream: Summary
Although they are both products that you can use around the eye, serums tend to be lighter than creams. Also, serums are more focused on delivering active ingredients to the skin, while creams are more focused on hydration and protection. When compared to both serums and eye creams, eye balm has a much thicker consistency. It can often be found in a jar, or in a stick rather than in a jar like eye creams or serums.
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