16 Dec The Difference Between An Essence And A Serum
DEHYDRATED VS. DRY SKIN
When our Aspen Dew Illuminating Essence came out, one customer described it as ‘a drink of water for the skin.’
And that’s exactly what our Essence does…it addresses dehydrated skin and restores proper water content (hydration) to dull, pinched, itchy and irritated skin, then conditions the skin to better absorb the next moisture step found in our serums.
Blemish prone skin often starts as dehydrated skin, which sets off a compensatory response to produce excess oils leading to clogged pores and breakouts. Telluride Glow’s essence is instantly gratifying with immediate smoothing, firming and plumping, and truly feels like a drink of water for the skin.
It is not to be confused with a toner, where the first ingredient is often water. The base of Telluride Glow’s essence is soothing, certified organic Aloe Vera, and supports the deepest penetrating micro-molecular hyaluronic acid, plus14 raw, unprocessed botanicals including collagen-building Dew Bean, the botanical alternative to retinol. Add to that Bearberry for brighting, Niacinimide (Vitamin B3), and Vegetable Phytoceramides, and you have every water soluble ingredient your skin craves in this pH balanced formula.
Dry skin lacks lipids to retain moisture and support a well-functioning skin barrier. Dry skin lacks oil because it produces less sebum, the skin’s natural oils. The first ingredient in both The Alpine Phytonutrient Serum and The Purist Delicate Skin Serum is organic, unprocessed Jojoba Seed Oil, because this oil miraculously resembles the skin’s own sebum. Why do we use unprocessed botanicals? Because there is no heat or chemical extraction to diminish the nutrients.
Why are these lipids essential? Because they protect us against daily environmental assaults like UV Rays and pollution. If your skin is rough, dry and flakey it is unbalanced and lacking resiliency and elasticity. A weakened skin barrier should be fortified with Omegas, which are essential fatty acids. Not only do we include Omegas 3,6,7, we include the rare Omega 9 to fortify like nothing else.
Telluride Glow’s Essence and Serums offer much more than hydration and moisture. They are formulated to penetrate deeply, ensuring the natural vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and antioxidants are in their highest bioavailable state to go to work repairing your skin from every possible aggression.
These products are so complete that you only need two products, twice a day: our aqueous Essence followed by one of the oil Serums. One, two and done, making your skin care regime simple, sensory, and complete to meet the world with confidence.
Be sure to take a look at our new Gifts & Specials to see if bundling may work better for your needs.