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Moisturizers Versus Serums

Moisturizers versus Serums

Moisturizers versus Serums

What’s the Difference?

You may have heard of moisturizers and serums being used in skincare routines. But what are they exactly and what are the differences between them? Let’s break it down.

What is a Serum?

Serums are generally applied after cleansing the skin and toning but before applying moisturizer or sunscreen. They usually contain key ingredients, making them great for targeting specific skin concerns such as fine lines (Try Dr. Temt Anti Aging Advanced Serum), impurities (Try Dr. TEMT Purity Pore Lotion), dryness (Try Dr. TEMT Hydro Complex Serum Intense) and uneven skin tone (Try Dr. TEMT Glycocid 10%). The key ingredients can be anything from antioxidants to peptides to glycolic acids. In general, serums tend to be lightweight and non-greasy on the skin as well as fast absorbing.

What is a Moisturizer?

Moisturizers are applied after serums and other treatments (such as peels) but before sunscreen. They help lock in hydration while providing additional benefits such as anti-aging properties (Try Dr. Temt Anti Aging Advanced Day Care Cream) or protecting against environmental damage from UV rays (Try Dr. Temt Elience Age Defense Blue Light Protection). Most moisturizers contain emollients that form a protective layer on top of the surface of the skin to keep it hydrated (Try Dr. Temt Hydro Complex 24 Hour Soft Cream) and smooth throughout the day. Moisturizers also act as a barrier between your skin and external factors like air pollution or harsh weather conditions, which can further damage your skin if left unprotect

How to Layer Serums & Moisturizers

When layering skincare products, it’s important that you start with thinner textures first (like a serum) so that each layer can properly absorb into your skin without disrupting its efficacy. If you start with a thick cream or oil first, then any lighter products applied afterward won’t get absorbed properly—and will just sit on top of your skin instead! This means that when layering products, you should always start with your serum first followed by your moisturizer last. Generally speaking, this order should be serum → treatment → moisturizer → sunscreen (if needed).

The Benefits of Serums & Moisturizers

Serums provide targeted solutions for specific issues such as dark spots or wrinkles, while moisturizers provide an all-around protection barrier against environmental factors like UV rays or air pollution while keeping your skin hydrated throughout the day. When used together in synergy, they can help create an effective daily skincare routine that targets individual concerns while also helping to provide overall protection for healthy-looking skin!


In conclusion, serums and moisturizers are two very different skincare product categories, but when layered together correctly, they can make an effective daily skincare routine for beautiful, looking healthy skin! When layering these two product types, it’s important to remember to start with thinner textures first (serum) so each layer can properly absorb into your skin without disrupting its efficacy, followed by thicker textures last (moisturizer). Now that you know more about how serums work together with moisturizers in synergy, try some of the Dr. Temt products listed above; you should feel more confident about incorporating Dr. Temt Serums and Moisturizers into your daily skincare routine!






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