Face oils are typically used to moisturize and nourish the skin, explains Dr. Peterson Pierre, M.D., a Los Angeles-based board-certified dermatologist. “A serum is a very versatile product packed with a high concentration of active ingredients,” he says. These actives help target more specific skin concerns (think acne and hyperpigmentation). Read on to learn more about their differences and how to incorporate each product into your skin care regimen.
Board-certified dermatologist Peterson Pierre, who is based in Thousand Oaks, California, loves using coconut oil as a body moisturizer. “It’s light, does a good job locking in moisture, and has good anti-inflammatory properties,” he tells Allure. Herbivore Botanicals’ Coconut Body Oil features the nourishing ingredient, along with vitamin-rich jojoba seed oil. Its delicious, tropical scent is just the cherry on top.