Essence or Serum? Deciding Which Your Skin Needs Most

There is a question we get often...If I have to choose just one, should I start with Active Treatment Essence or Active Botanical Serum? Read on to understand the difference between what these two award-winners offer and unlock what your skin truly needs for a healthy glow.

Hydration + Moisture

First and most importantly, our Essence and Serum both offer a multitude of skin benefits and are formulated to work together to deliver everything your skin needs. That means the hydration of Active Treatment Essence and the moisture of Active Botanical Serum, each a unique and important step for skin to look and feel its best. Hydrating the skin means increasing its water content while moisturizing strengthens the natural lipid (or fat) barrier. (Learn more about the yin and yang synergy of Hydration vs. Moisture.) 

For someone looking to use just one, think about what step, hydration or moisture, you feel is missing from your current routine...

Dehydrated Skin?

If the skin is not properly hydrated, it often compensates by producing excess oil, leading to clogged pores and breakouts. Dehydrated skin may also appear as reactive skin or lax, tired skin. Active Treatment Essence provides multi-level hydration through 30+ powerful botanicals, micro and mini hyaluronic acid and over 70 water-soluble nutrients like collagen-supporting vitamin C, revitalizing enzymes, strengthening amino acids and the full family of B vitamins. The result is a complexion quenched, balanced, plumped and deeply hydrated. 

Undernourished Skin? 

Moisturizing is a crucial step to safeguarding all of the skin’s natural hydration and nourishing it on a deeper level. Dry, flaky skin is in need of moisture. The oil-based formula of Active Botanical Serum imparts powerful multi-correctional moisture to deeply feed the skin with over 60 skin-beautifying nutrients like vitamins A, E, and K, magnesium, calcium, and all four omega fatty acids. These strengthen the barrier and seal in hydration for a radiant, balanced complexion.

What We Suggest

Begin with the one that resonates most with your skincare needs (hydration or moisture), knowing you will still be able to experience both. Since Active Treatment Essence and Active Botanical Serum are simply better together, if you order either one, we’ll include a complimentary sample of the other to complete your routine.

Related Reading: Hydration vs. Moisture: Understanding The Difference