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We frequently get asked how oil serums are different from water-based serums and how they help your skin.

Oil Serums penetrate to the dermal layer of your skin, which is essentially your deeper, second layer that starts under the epidermis (visible layer). This is where all the magic happens! Our oil glands, hair follicles, collagen + elastin fibres, and sweat all form in the dermal layer. Nerve endings in the dermis help us feel things - ever experienced pesky pimples that you feel before you see? They start in the dermal layer and take a little while to become visible on the top surface of our skin. Since so much important activity is happening in this deeper layer, it’s beneficial to use skin care products that will penetrate through to this level daily. Oil serums are effective at addressing specific skin concerns, such as acne, hyperpigmentation, dryness, dehydration, anti-aging and more! If you have specific skin concerns you’d like to heal, use an oil serum morning and night for fast powerful healing. Oil serums reveal radiance + a glow to any skin type.

If you're unsure about what kind of serum will work best for you, choose our Custom Serum!

Our Custom Face Serums are formulated by our Holistic Skin Therapists using only pure natural carrier plant oils + essential oils. Your serum recipe is carefully created after assessing your unique skin and is kept on file so you are able to easily reorder your personal blend at any time!

Get your own custom serum here.

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  • Rejuvenating + Hydrating Face Serum - Province Apothecary

    Rejuvenating + Hydrating Face Serum

    rich phytonutrients that nourish, hydrate and firm
    from $76.00

    Our pure botanical face serum is a daily essential. It absorbs easily into the skin to deliver essential phytonutrients that nourish, hydrate and f...

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