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What is the Difference Between Serums, Oil, Moisturizers

What is the Difference Between Serums, Oil, Moisturizers
What’s the difference between serums, oils and moisturizers? It’s the number 1 question we get in store is why or what steps do I need? What steps should I try or what is my routine missing? We are here to answer your questions to help guide you to the products you may be questioning, lacking, or considering!
Let's talk all about serums! 💦 So what is a serum? Serums are light-weight concentrated liquids derived from plants designed to help correct skin concerns. Select a serum based on what type of skin concern you are trying to address. 
Examples
💦 hyaluronic acid serums - plump and hydrate the skin
-Indie Lee and Honua our the top picks we recommend!
💦 vitamin c serums brighten and even skin tone
-Ursa Major, Agent, and Honua are the top poppy picks!
💦 retinol alternatives are perfect for refining lines
-Indie Lee, Kypris, Honua are the top ani-aging poppy picks!
If you are not already using a serum for day and night, if you were to go all out with your skin care our recommended routine is lightest texture to heaviest texture. Obviously, not everyone has or wants to do all 7 steps, but here they are if you are a skin care connoisseur and want to start using serums. 
Cleanser ➡️ Toner ➡️ Serum ➡️Eye Serum/Moisturizer ➡️ Oil ➡️ Moisturizer ➡️ Spf last!
Now what do facial oils do for your skin? Facial oils are the result of pressed flowers, plants, and herbs. These work together to protect and repair the skin barrier and helps will the dullness of your skin. Using a facial oil you will notice overall healthier and softer complexion. If you feel like your skin is like softness then a facial oil is missing from your routine. There is also facial oils that are meant to be non-pore clogging for the blemish prone, as well as, rich oils for mature skin. Facial oils can also  be as simple as you want them to be like our Indie Lee 1 ingredient wonder Squalane Facial Oil. Alternativley, facial oils can be a blend such as ones that are pressed with plants like the Kypris 1,000 rose oil made from pressing 1,000 roses to get facial oil. 
Did you know that not all facial oils are created equal. If you have been purchasing conventional facial oils you would be surprised at the cheating conventional brands do to cheapen their cost to make a product. For example some facial oils are not as minimal with ingredients or wholesome. For example, some customers say to us they found a squalane oil much cheaper than the Indie Lee product we sell. You may not know that squalane oil can be derived from shark liver.  Not only in facial oils this shark liver oil ingredient can be found in eye makeup, hair products, foundations, lipstick, sunscreen, body powders, and skin care products. Also known as: Shark Liver Oil, Squalane. Indie lee on the other hand,  is made from 100% olive-derived squalane!
 
If you are not already using an oil for day and night, if you were to go all out with your skin care our recommended routine is lightest texture to heaviest texture. Obviously, not everyone has or wants to do all 7 steps, but here they are if you are a skin care connoisseur and want to start using serums. 
Cleanser ➡️ Toner ➡️ Serum ➡️Eye Serum/Moisturizer ➡️ Oil ➡️ Moisturizer ➡️ Spf last!
What does a moisturizer do for our skin? Simply put moisturizer hydrates the skin. So just like when you are THIRSTY 💦 you need to drink water. When your skin is dry and flakey your skin needs WATER! Traditionally, moisturizer is a water based creamy formula that when applied will give your skin the hydration it needs!
At Poppy Avenue Clean Beauty Bar our moisturizers are made hyaluronic acid, rose-hip or love in puff plant. However, the most important aspect of a moisturizer is it replenishes the skins water content. After using a moisturizer in a few uses you will notice it will leave a beautiful radiant hydrated complexion
While we stock many moisturizer these are the top 5 in store right now:
We hope this blog post helped you understand the intention behind selecting a serum, an oil, or a moisturizer depending on what you feel your skin needs. 
For a custom clean beauty routine consult you can request a consult virtual or in person via our free clean beauty consulting appointments. Also, you can order samples 5 samples for $5 dollars via our website. Just put in the notes which products you would like to try out! We hope you are having a clean beauty day out there we can not wait to here your thoughts on adding a serum, oil, or Moisturizer to your routine. 

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