What’s the difference between a face serum and an oil?

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These two products are both vital to your skincare routine in that they both provide nourishing hydration while repairing your skin from any environmental irritation. The key difference between the two is the size of the molecules in the products and how they interact with your skin.

Oil has larger molecules that work on perfecting the outer layer of your skin. Oil is slightly heavier than serum, and is made of hydrating plant extracts and plant oils. It is most effective when used before bed, but oil can also be used during the day, as long as you ensure it has fully absorbed before applying your makeup.

Serum has smaller molecules that penetrate the skin on a deeper level than oil and moisturisers. Serums tend to be water-based and more lightweight, and contain active ingredients like peptides and antioxidant-rich vitamins.

Here at MUSQ we love our MUSQ Replenish Serum: it’s our little skincare secret, from us to you! The serum is packed with a unique blend of antioxidants that soothe, nourish, and hydrate your skin.

So, what exactly is in this magical little bottle?

Jojoba Seed Oil is similar to skin in terms of chemical composition, making it the perfect foundation for our serum. This oil aids with absorption and helps balance oil and moisture levels in the skin. It also contains iodine, which has healing properties, copper, for anti-aging, and zinc, which boasts anti-inflammatory benefits.

Sweet Almond Oil is high in essential fatty acids and Vitamin D, and has emollient properties that help to soften, cleanse, and recondition your skin.

Argan Oil is high in Vitamin E, fatty acids, and antioxidants that hydrate and soften the skin for your best look yet.

Rosehip Seed Oil helps skin tissue regenerate, diminishing the noticeability of uneven pigment, scars, and fine lines.

Camellia Seed Oil, a favorite of Coco Chanel, is an antioxidant powerhouse that helps to lock in moisture and smooth dry skin.

Seabuckthorn Oil is the ultimate multi-tasking ingredient. The berries of the Seabuckthorn plant contain over one hundred different nutrients, which join together to provide anti-aging and anti-inflammatory benefits.

Pomegranate Seed Oil is world renowned for its ability to restore a youthful glow to your skin. The oil contains high levels of free-radical fighting antioxidants—including polyphenols, a family of antioxidants with extraordinary skin benefits. Studies have shown that polyphenols, when applied to the skin, can protect against UV rays, repair sun damage, and enhance the growth of skin cells.

MUSQ Replenish Serum is the only way to get all of these powerful ingredients joined together in one sensational serum: you could be just a few drops away from your healthiest and most beautiful skin yet!

Tip!: To make the most of your skincare routine, you should always apply your products in order from lightest to heaviest (serum, oil, moisturiser). You can even add a drop of oil to your moisturiser to give it extra replenishing power!

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