Balmy, silken, oily or jelly-like, there are so many different skincare textures out there – and each one makes applying skincare that bit more indulgent. Better yet, these different consistencies have been carefully whipped up to help your skin to absorb the active ingredients and increase their efficiency. Yep, your product’s texture has a lot to do with how well it works with your complexion.
In my time as a beauty editor, I’ve tried face creams that are ridiculously fluffy and mousse-like, soft and bouncy serums that remind me so much of jelly they may as well be served with ice cream, and silky oils that glide effortlessly onto my skin. So, to help you figure out which skincare texture works best for you, I’ve created this simple guide that lays everything out in the open.
Skincare Textures: Concentrates, Serums And Lotions
Most of us overlook the benefits of using concentrates and essences, reaching for a moisturiser or serum immediately after cleansing. However, concentrates have the ability to super-charge your existing skincare routine.
Boasting water-like consistencies (think little droplets of rainwater), they can carry an incredibly high concentration of vitamins, minerals and nutrients deep down into your skin.
Insider Tip: If you haven’t tried a concentrate before, give the Caudalie Vinoperfect Concentrated Brightening Essence a whirl. Its radiance-enhancing formula is enriched with glycolic acid to gently buff away dead skin cells, smooth your skin and replenish its moisture levels deep below the surface.