Hello to my dear trustworthy beauty brains,
I've recently attended a roadshow by Vaseline, and the promoters claimed that its Vaseline Nourishing Body Serum has smaller particles, so it can penetrate the skin better. It also retains moisture & hydrates the skin up to 10x w/ approx 8 hours long of hydration.
After trying the sample, I was dazzled by how fast it's absorbed (I judge that by how sticky it feels right after application & after 5 mins of application). I'm currently using Fruit Of The Earth Vitamin E Lotion. FOTE Lotion feels quite sticky even after 5 mins of application (feels like oil sitting on your skin), whereas Vaseline does not.
I've asked the promoter & she said its bcz of the molecular size, Vaseline's serum has smaller & could penetrate the skin to moisturise outer & inner layer of the skin, whereas FOTE Lotion just sit on top of the skin & moisturise the skin's outer layer. I wonder how true is this claim?
Why does some product are less sticky on your skin upon application? Are serums smaller particles than lotion? Do serums really moisturise both outer & inner skin layer; lotions only outer skin layer? Thus, serums better moisturisers than lotion? Or is it simply some marketing hype?
Would you mind to compare as well Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil with any normal brand cleansing oil (or using olive oil as a cleansing oil)? I don't know why after using Shu Uemura's I feel like my skin pores are so clean they can actually breathe, I'm wondering if they're just merely feelings or it's the plus effects of Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil. They feel similar to Vaseline's serum. I don't feel the same with using 100% olive oil cleansing oil, which is also similar to FOTE Lotion.
Thanks for clearing out my doubts once again