Estee Lauder, one of the few brands that works for my skin, came up with Micro Essence Skin Activating Treatment Lotion, sounds great right? But seriously, what is a lotion? What does it do for our skin and what's the difference with serums and creams?
Thankfully, there was a Q&A with Dr. Nadine Pernodet, Ph D., Executive Director of Skin Biology, Research & Development from The Estee Lauder Companies that can help clarify skin-related questions that has been bugging YOU and ME.
1. Can you explain the difference between a treatment lotion, a serum and an essence?
A treatment lotion is a "watery" lotion that delivers skincare benefits and is typically the first step in a skincare regimen, after cleansing.
The terms essence and serum are often used interchangeably—they both refer to lightweight, concentrated formulas that penetrate quickly into skin and typically deliver powerful benefits to address skincare concerns such as visible signs of including anti-aging benefits. They are typically followed by a moisturizer.