You know your serum from your moisturiser and you can identify between an oil cleanser and a gel cleanser – but do you know what a skincare booster is?
Boosters are supercharged products which can be added to your existing routine to maximise the benefits and tackle primary concerns. They provide a quick and easy way to customise your skincare regime and tailor it towards your unique skin type.
What is the difference between a serum and a booster?
There are a handful of differences between the two, including the concentration of key ingredients included and how you apply them.
While your average serum contains a higher concentration of a key ingredient (e.g. Vitamin C) than your everyday moisturiser, a Booster is often more concentrated again. This is because Boosters are usually geared around one key ingredient with a few added extras included, whereas Serums combine several high-performance ingredients to address multiple concerns.
More often than not, Boosters have a liquid consistency and come in a bottle with a pipette dropper, so a few drops can be added to your chosen moisturiser, mixed and applied to the face to deliver a boost of targeted goodness to the skin.
In comparison, a serum is intended to be applied before moisturiser and often has a gel or creamy (slightly thinner than a moisturiser) consistency. The general recommendation is to apply a pea-sized amount to thoroughly cover the face and neck.
So, do I need a serum AND a booster?
That decision is down to you, however, both products are extremely beneficial for the skin (in their own right) and can be applied alongside one another to address various skin concerns in one session.
Here’s a scenario when using a serum, booster and moisturiser could benefit your skin…
You have combination skin – an oily t-zone, dry patches on the cheeks and your complexion generally looks a little lifeless. Your go-to serum tackles the excess oil and moisturiser addresses the dry patches, so how can you tackle the lack of radiance?
Simple – add a few drops of a brightening Booster to your moisturiser to provide the skin with the unique, targeted skincare experience it deserves.
After all, here at Super Facialist (as we keep reiterating), we are huge advocates of the mix-and-match technique and believe you know your skin best – so we’re providing you with the tools to be your own Super Facialist, without requiring a trip to an expensive facialist.
New: Retinol Anti-Ageing Booster
A super-charged synergy of 0.3% pure Retinol, Vitamin E and Sweet Almond Oil in our brand-new Retinol Skin Booster help to nourish the skin and reduce the signs of ageing.
Vegan-friendly, fragrance-free and dermatologically tested, this Anti-Ageing Booster is the ultimate choice for those looking to target fine lines, all thanks to the inclusion of our scientifically-backed, hero ingredient – pure Retinol.
New: Vitamin C Brighten Booster
An expert blend of 1% Vitamin C, a naturally derived pro-collagen Vitamin C active and Allantoin in our brand-new Vitamin C Booster help to promote a healthy glow and give skin the pick-me-up it requires all year round.
This new concentrated booster is also suitable for vegans, fragrance-free and dermatologically tested.
How to apply
It’s really easy to introduce our new Boosters to your existing skincare routine.
Simply release 2-3 drops of the liquid from the pipette and mix this in with your favourite moisturiser (whether from a corresponding regime or an alternative one). For maximum benefits, apply the combination to the face and neck both morning and night.