Face creams are as old as time itself. Women have used one type of cream or another on their skin, focusing on their face, in every corner of the world for centuries. These creams have been concocted from oils and fats that are derived from plants and animal products. In more recent years beauty and cosmetics companies have come up with formulas for skin creams that have taken these basic beauty secrets of the ages to a whole new level. Today’s creams are technologically advanced, full of the most advanced combination of compounds available which are scientifically proven to dramatically improve the health and vitality of your skin.
The best of these creams is SABRINA Collagen Rx Plus. What makes it so exceptional is that it delivers microscopic marine collagen molecules directly into the skin, along with powerful antioxidants and green apple stem cells. On top of this, it is a fantastic moisturizer. It works to have a dramatic impact on your beauty within 6 weeks.
Many people swear that serums are the miracles of facial skin care, while others believe the best thing you can use is an oil. Both are good, however, for those who want consistently hydrated skin, a good cream beats a serum. Also, if you have skin conditions that weaken the skin barrier (such as eczema or rosacea), a serum has the potential to be highly irritating. (Source). The truth is that up to half of Americans have some sort of skin condition. (Source).
What is a Serum
Highly concentrated compounds that are meant to enhance the skin are what make up serums. This makes them have very potent doses of things like retinoids and antioxidants, peptides and skin brighteners. They are missing most of the fluid that comes in creams and lotions, and are usually devoid entirely of oils. Serums tend to be quite expensive, as they contain only the active ingredients. However an ounce of serum, which is usually the size in which they come, can last several months because just a few drops goes a very long way on the skin. Most serums come with an eye dropper or pump that administers the right amount for each use.
What is a Cream
Creams are thicker than serums and are applied to the skin to get a number of benefits that include anti-aging, hydration and moisture. They contain either emollients or humectants to help do their job.
Emollients are used to help smooth and soften the skin to reduce and prevent flaking or rough or scaly skin. They are occlusive, which means they bond to the skin and give it an extra layer of protection to retain moisture. Emollients include silicone, vegetable oils like jojoa, butters, alcohols, and petroleum-based compounds. Humectants, on the other hand, actually bond to the water molecules and thus increase the water that is found inside of the skin. They draw water from a humid environment and increase water absorption from the skin itself. Humectants include glycerin, sugars, proteins, elastin, collagen and amino acids. It is not rare for a humectant to also be an emollient, but more rare for the opposite to be true. Many creams contain both.
Serum vs Cream
According to WebMD:
The biggest difference between a serum and a cream or lotion is what the formulation doesn’t include. Serums leave out occlusive, or airtight, moisturizing ingredients such as petrolatum or mineral oil that keep water from evaporating. They also contain fewer lubricating and thickening agents, like nut or seed oils. Most serums are water-based, eliminating oils altogether.
Esquire Magazine had an interesting editorial take on this topic in 2012 when serums were first finding their way into the mainstream of skincare, and scientific advances were starting to explode onto the scene with the efficacy of creams. At the time, they made a similar observation as we have. If you have skin that requires extra moisture, or you have skin conditions that require something more gentle, go with the cream. Men have thicker skin than women do, however, even for men their most sensitive skin is on their face. And while serums can be really efficient, they certainly are not for everyone.
SABRINA Collagen Rx Plus also has something going for it that, until now, only serums could promise. Nanotechnology allows us to deliver tiny molecules of anti-aging skincare compounds so that they are easily absorbed into the skin and put to use. In the case of collagen, this is something that not even a serum can accomplish. This makes our cream more efficient than serums that deliver collagen enhancing compounds. Our collagen is immediately used by the skin. You can read more about the science of this on our website. And we guarantee that after 6 weeks of twice daily use you will be glad you decided to give our cream a try.