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Facial Serums versus Facial Oils – which one to use?

Posted April 26, 2022

We are often asked by our clients when to use a facial serum and when to use a facial oil.

It’s a good question! Each one serves a different purpose and has unique benefits for the skin. This article explains the difference between them.

At Kosmea, we’ve developed facial oils and serums to help improve the quality and tone of your skin, and to treat specific skin conditions. Read on for more information.

Facial Serums

Facial serums are specifically formulated with a high concentration of active ingredients to treat and target skin conditions and are much like a water-soluble multivitamin for the skin. They are mostly water-based with smaller molecules, and this allows them to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin and assist with concerns such as fine lines, hyper-pigmentation, dull or ageing skin.

They can be applied either before or after your moisturiser, depending on your skin type.


Kosmea have created specific skincare routines which have been optimised for your skin type, using our products in the right order.

Kosmea Skincare Routine


Facial Oils

Unlike facial serums, facial oils are moisturising and hydrating. They will lock in moisture providing a more protective barrier against the sun, wind and environmental toxins. Facial oils are rich in essential fatty acids and other nutrients that heal and restore the skin at a deep cellular level by boosting your skin’s collagen production.

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Kosmea’s Facial Serums

We created our award-winning (Best Serum in Nature & Health Natural Beauty Awards 2013) Eighth Natural Wonder® Revitalising Facial Serum to reduce the effects of ageing.

This natural alternative to cosmetic surgery, contains myoxinol which is a natural derivative of Hibiscus seed. This amazing ingredient is clinically proven to minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by up to 26% in just three weeks, by relaxing facial muscles to help smooth out wrinkles.

The serum also contains our certified organic rosehip oil, to deeply hydrate skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with antioxidants and vitamins. It also contains pea extract, rose geranium, and white tea extract to stimulate skin cell regeneration and renewal, therefore minimising the effects of ageing. This winning combination of ingredients is effective at improving dull and tired skin.


Available in two sizes

  • Eighth Natural Wonder® Revitalising Facial Serum 15mL

    $24.95 AUD
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  • Eighth Natural Wonder® Revitalising Facial Serum 30mL

    $44.95 AUD
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Certified Organic Rosehip Oil

The world’s original and finest Certified Organic Rosehip Oil. The benefits of rose hip oil are many. Rosehip Oil is rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants, to help smooth wrinkles, even out skin tone, reduce the appearance of scars, moisturise, balance and soothe problem skin.

Kosmea’s Certified Organic Rosehip Oil has the highest levels of Vitamin A in the world. Our supercritical extraction process ensures that the natural vitamin A levels are maintained so that you receive the full benefit sof what Rosehip Oil is meant to do for your skin.

Find out more about why Kosmea’s Rosehip Oil is the best in the world.

Available in three sizes

  • Certified Organic Rosehip Oil 10mL

    $16.95 AUD
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  • Certified Organic Rosehip Oil 20mL

    $29.95 AUD
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  • Certified Organic Rosehip Oil 42mL

    $53.95 AUD
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Revive Illuminating Essence

Containing Rosehip Oil, CoQ10 and Vitamin C, all powerhouse antioxidants, Revive Illuminating Essence is a super fine facial oil that helps to protect your skin from the visible signs of ageing by delivering an intense boost of hydration enhancing the skin’s elasticity and diminishing fine lines. Restorative antioxidants from pomegranate and raspberry oils help to moisturise and stimulate cell turnover, yielding a dramatic improvement in your skin’s texture and appearance.


Available in two sizes

  • Revive Illuminating Essence 10mL

    $21.95 AUD
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  • Revive Illuminating Essence 20mL

    $39.95 AUD
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