Organic Facial Oils, Serums, Moisturisers: What’s The Difference And When To Use What?

The terms ‘organic facial oils’, ‘serums,’ and ‘moisturisers’ are often used in place of each other, however, all of them belong to different categories of skin care. They not only vary in meaning but also in texture, purpose, and benefits. Let us learn the difference between the three terminologies and learn how to use each of these products correctly.

What Are Organic Facial Oils, Serums, And Moisturisers?

  • Organic Facial Oils:

    They’re a blend of carrier oils and essential oils. Lightweight oils are best suited for oily to combination skin. If your facial oil takes time to get absorbed, it is best suited for dry skin.

    Juicy Chemistry Helichrysum And Rosehip Facial Oil is a blend of lightweight oils such as rosehip oil and argan oil, as well as oils with a medium consistency, such as safflower oil and pomegranate oil. This makes it suitable for all skin types.

  • Serums:

    Serums can either be oil-based or water-based. Oil serums are made entirely of carrier oils. They’re similar to organic facial oils. Liquid serums are made with water-soluble ingredients that absorb into your skin quickly.

    Juicy Chemistry Vitamin C Brightening Serum is made with kakadu plum cellular extract, which is naturally rich in Vitamin C. This extract contains rainwater and glycerine, making the formula light and fast-absorbing.

  • Moisturisers:

    They’re thick in consistency, like a buttery cream or gel.

    Juicy Chemistry Aloe Vera Gel is made with organic aloe vera juice. It is thickened to give it a light, gel-like consistency, which is easy to spread on your skin and provides ample hydration.

Benefits Of Organic Facial Oils, Serums, And Moisturisers

Difference Between Organic Facial Oils, Serums And Moisturisers

Composition Consistency Skin Type  Usage
Organic Facial Oil Carrier oils and essential oils Oily All skin types, except acne-prone skin sometimes 2-3 drops after applying toner or serum
Serums Oil-soluble or water-soluble ingredients along with actives Oily or watery All skin types, except sensitive skin sometimes 1 pump after using a toner
Moisturisers Oil-based, like balm or butter, or

Water-based, like aloe-vera gel, or

Creamy emulsion of both oil and water
Cream or gel Butter creams for dry and inflamed skin, and

Gel moisturisers for all skin type
Suitable amount at the last step of your routine.  




How To Use Organic Facial Oils, Serums, And Moisturisers The Right Way?

Step 1:

Clean your skin with a mild cleanser and follow with a hydrating toner. Take one pump of your preferred serum in your palm. Apply it to your skin and wait for it to get completely absorbed.

Step 2:

Take 2-3 drops of organic face oil in your palm. Massage it on your skin gently. If you need further nourishment, proceed with the next step.

Step 3:

Take some moisturiser in your palm. Dot it all over your skin. Massage it well.



  • Organic Facial oils contain cold-pressed oils that keep skin nourished and soft.
  • Serums are oily or watery. They act as a delivery system for active ingredients.
  • Moisturisers are creams or gels that keep skin moist and soothe inflammation.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I use facial oil if I have active acne?

    If you have acne-prone skin, use 1-2 drops of hemp oil or rosehip oil to soften your skin.

  • Is it necessary to use Organic facial oils, serums, and moisturisers together?

    Your routine depends on your skin’s requirements. You can also use either 1 or 2 of these products. If you wish to use them together, follow the steps above.


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