You are not alone in having no earthly idea what a serum is. Even if you're the proud owner of several serums, it's not a particularly clear product on it's surface. Think of the contradictions: It's moisturizing, but you still use moisturizer. It can be oily, but it's not necessarily face oil. It can be watery, but is it essence? So many questions and we haven't even gotten to ingredient lists yet!
Skincare should never stress you out (that would sort of defeat the purpose), so we pooled our collective knowledge, did a bit more research, and compiled a cheat sheet of sorts. There's not going to be a test, but study up anyway. We hear skincare talk makes great party ice breakers.
Serum is a skincare product you can apply to your skin after cleansing but before moisturizing with the intent of delivering powerful ingredients directly into the skin. Serum is particularly suited to this task because it is made up of smaller molecules that can penetrate deeply into the skin and deliver a very high concentration of active ingredients. This makes them a great tool for targeting specific skincare concerns, like wrinkles. Goodbye, signs of aging!
Similar to the other products in their line, the Joy Organics CBD Face Serum reflects the citrus chamomile oil it contains. The overall scent is light, refreshing, and clean, with the most notable scents being lemon and orange. It’s not detectable for very long after application, even to sensitive noses so you won’t end up with a headache.
Taste (Irrelevant to effects)
As an external, topical product that’s meant for skin, this serum shouldn’t be tasted. Please do not ingest!
The product is opaque and slightly off-white in color, with a subtle warmth to it. It’s gel-like in consistency, but it has some characteristics of a liquid, too: when pumped onto the fingers, the product will slide around on a clear trail of product if tilted. It’s not the easiest topical in the world to handle, but it’s still easier to use than an oil or other liquid serum.
When applied to the face, the serum absorbs very quickly and easily, without leaving behind a residue or greasy feeling. There is a subtle tackiness to the skin for a little while after use, but this only lasted about 15 minutes for us. Afterward, we were left feeling soft, smooth, and supple.