This is a pictorial guide of my top post about skincare products(serum, essence, toner). Since that post is already too crowded with information, I guess I am doing this on a separate post. After all, some pictorial guide is fun right? You can still visit the old post because I have written for products in length compare to this one.
However, if you like colourful ones here it is =) .
So, here is all the information on the skincare that is currently in the market. Those in the bubbles are in the same categories. Actives is actually under special treatment since some of them comes under serum.
PS: I am sorry that I forgot to include sunscreen/sunblock inside it T_T . Please add in Sunscreen which some called it 'sun cream'.
Okay, many people get confuse all over the weird terms when it is actually toner. They all have the same texture which is watery. If you are not sure if it is lotion moisturiser or lotion toner, check out the texture.
Toner with alcohol is usually clarifying so do not use it to do mask sheet!
Toner without alcohol can be use for sheet mask and it is called hydrating toner.
Essence, ampoule &serum are in the same special treatment categories but each of them has different texture and concentration. They target special issues.
Ampoules usually come in vial&used in bridal makeup since they provide the fastest result.
Order of concentration
2nd best concentration- serum
3rd best concentration-essence
There are essence which is like water-people called it treatment essence which has fermented products.
other essence are cream or oil based.
Serum also has cream, water or even oil based.
There are some ampoules, serum and essence that are different from what you see here because the brands use different name for 'marketing strategies'. People will be more inclined to buy something when it is written ampoule than when it is essence. Of course people will think that it is a great deal to spend little to get 'ampoule' but what you get is actually 'essence'.
Gel moisturiser usually contains silicone.
Emulsion is a light moisturiser and usually comes in a bottle.It is suitable for oily skin type.
Lotion is similar to emulsion.
Cream is usually for dry skin type and usually comes in a jar.
Snail cream is actually gel cream so it doesn't really comes under cream categories.
So does it make things easier to understand? So look into the categories before hauling everything and realise that it is actually under the same categories. I hope that this is helpful. =)
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Sequence of skincare routine
Written Guide on skincare products examples
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