High Performance Popular Skincare: Skin Serum or Gel?

June 10th, 2015

Every aspect of a skincare routine has its place.  Some may be comparable in performance, but which is more popular serums or gels?  While the goal to hydrate and nourish may also be the same in choosing skincare most are loyal to a particular concentrated moisturizer because of its effectiveness.  This is especially crucial during summer months.  The best spas in NYC have found that serums nourish on a molecular level because of how dense their concentration.  Similar to nano-technology, the particles in sera are so small which increases their permeability allowing for deep dermal penetration of abundant vitamins and minerals.  The more thorough the saturation of essential nutrients the more radiant skin can be.  Reliably achieving that end has placed anti-aging serums in the lead.

Ni’Kita Wilson, YouBeauty Cosmetic Chemistry Expert, maintains ‘that serums tend to be more efficacious than plain old-school moisturizers due to the method of delivery: Serums are more concentrated so they’re able to penetrate more deeply than creams [or gels]. That makes these products ideal for troubleshooting specific problems such as redness, acne and hyperpigmentation.’ It is also feather weight so it will not clog your pores.


When is the best time of day to use a skin serum?

Day.  A Daily Serum offers the nutritional value of a green juice but specific to dermal needs, and of course applied topically.  To start your day with visible vitality enriched skincare is the best way to do so.  While your pores are wide open after a gentle cleanse is an optimal time to apply a serum with moisture-locking hyaluronic acid that speeds up skin repair and galactoarabinan (GA) for intensified cell renewal.  When using GA, collagen and elastin proteins are fortified to prevent the early onset of the signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles.  These two natural ingredients along with concentrations of vitamins A, C, E and F, boost youthful vibrancy when used as part of a daily regime.

Of this highly popular serum skincare guru, Joanna Vargas, says this: ”this problem-solving skin care serum has become commonplace in all of my celebrity client’s boudoir. It is the ideal serum to boost the health of your skin and give you exceptionally perfect skin, the skin you always wanted.”  Note: this face care is safe for all skin types any time of day.

Night. Revitalizing skin during the night is a sure-fired way to slow the arrival of wrinkles and other visible signs of.  This is reparative care at its best bringing the richness of traditional anti-aging botanicals including argan, olive, neroli and jojoba oils to protect against free radical damage.  A powerful blend of antioxidants and fatty acids help retain ageless buoyancy and resilience while its lush moisture delivers dewy glow without the greasy glare.  All of these dermal strengthening oils work on reinforcing elastics and collagen proteins trough the night.  So when you wake in the morning you can reap the fortifying benefits and see these effects:

  • Hydrated skin
  • Restored natural glow
  • Improved and silken texture
  • Firm appearance
  • Enhanced elasticity
  • Reduced wrinkles

Due to the list of dramatic improvements to skin’s overall health it’s no wonder serums have become a vital part of many skincare cachets over trendy gels.  When you schedule your next spa facial inquire with a knowledgeable aesthetician about which serum is best for your skin type.


Deanna Lane has a BFA from Pratt Institute and a Masters degree in cultural anthropology from New Mexico State University–now writing health and wellness articles for Joanna Vargas Skincare Sanctuary in NYC.  Otherwise exploring the art, social media and blogging scenes…