In the quest for flawless skin, serums and treatments have emerged as front-runners in the skincare arena. These potent formulations are designed to target specific skin concerns, from hydration and brightening to anti-aging and repairing. But with so many options available, how do you choose the right one for your skin? The answer lies in understanding the fundamental differences between water-based serums and oil-based serums. Let’s dive into the details to help you make an informed decision and unlock your best skin yet.

Water-Based Serums: Hydration Heroes

Water-based serums are the hydrating heroes your skin has been craving. Their lightweight texture is primarily due to the high concentration of water, which allows them to absorb quickly into the skin without leaving a greasy residue. This makes them an excellent choice for those with oily or acne-prone skin types. 

Hyaluronic Acid Gel Serum

Sanbe’s light-weight anti-inflammatory hyaluronic acid gel serum was designed to help maintain the optimal structure of the skin while moisturizing and plumping to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. it helps fade sun damage and hyper-pigmentation safely for all skin tones.


10% Niacinamide Serum

Unlock your skin’s potential with our 10% Niacinamide Serum, a uniquely formulated facial serum combining the benefits of 10% Niacinamide and Hyaluronic Acid. This fusion is specifically designed to bring a renewed vitality to your daily skincare regimen.



Benefits of Water-Based Serums:

  • Deep Hydration: They penetrate the deeper layers of the skin to provide intense moisture.
  • Fast Absorbing: The lightweight formula absorbs quickly, making it an ideal first step in your skincare routine.
  • Layering: Perfect for layering under moisturizers and makeup for enhanced skin benefits without heaviness.

Oil-Based Serums: Nourishment Powerhouses

Oil-based serums, on the other hand, are nourishment powerhouses. Rich in essential fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamins, they provide an extra layer of protection, locking in moisture and supporting skin’s natural barrier. Oil-based serums are particularly beneficial for dry, mature, or sensitive skin types that require more intensive hydration and repair.

Beloved Night Serum

This powerful serum features anti-bacterial and brightening ingredients like Turmeric Oil, Marula Oil, and Jojoba Oil. It balances oil production, purifies pores, and diminishes discoloration from scarring and sun damage.


Balance Face Serum

Powerful anti-inflammatory and restorative ingredients (including Pumpkin Seed Oil, and Pomegranate oil) reduce redness and inflammation, repair and strengthen damaged skin, and are deeply soothing to support a calm, balanced complexion.


Uplifting Face Serum

Start every morning off with this nourishing and moisturizing uplifting face serum to minimize wrinkles, calm the skin and renew skin properties.


Floral Face Serum

Beautiful light-weight face serum, made with organic jojoba oil which has similarities in structure to our skin's sebum. Infused with a beautiful floral essential oils blend.


Vibration Face Serum

Ingredients rich in vitamins and antioxidants (including Rosehip Oil, and Pomegranate oil) increase collagen levels, soften fine lines + firm skin, stimulate cell turnover, and deeply nourish to promote a vibrant, healthy appearance.



Benefits of Oil-Based Serums:

  • Intensive Moisture: Offers a deep level of hydration, perfect for combating dryness.
  • Rich Nutrients: Packed with nutrients that help to nourish and revitalize the skin.
  • Protective Barrier: Forms a protective layer on the skin to prevent moisture loss and shield against environmental aggressors.

Choosing the Right Serum for Your Skin

The key to incorporating serums into your skincare routine is to understand your skin’s needs. For instance, if you’re battling dryness and fine lines, an oil-based serum might be your best bet. Conversely, if you’re looking to tackle acne or excess oil, a water-based serum will likely suit your needs better.

Tips for Using Serums:

  1. Apply on Clean Skin: Always apply your serum after cleansing and toning to ensure maximum absorption.
  2. Less is More: A few drops are all you need. Serums are concentrated, so a little goes a long way.
  3. Pat, Don’t Rub: Gently pat the serum into your skin instead of rubbing it. This helps the product to absorb better and stimulates circulation.
  4. Apply Moisturizer: Use a moisturizer to maximize benefits and hydration.


Serums and treatments are game-changers in any skincare routine, offering targeted solutions to a variety of skin concerns. Whether you opt for a water-based or oil-based serum, the key is to choose a product that aligns with your skin’s unique needs. With the right serum, you’re not just adding another step to your skincare routine; you’re taking a significant leap towards unlocking your best skin. Ready to elevate your skincare game? Explore our curated selection of water-based and oil-based serums today and discover the perfect match for your skin.

Find Your Perfect Serum Match

Now that you're equipped with the knowledge of water-based and oil-based serums, you might be wondering which serum is the ultimate match for your skin's unique needs. The journey to your best skin starts with understanding your skin type and concerns, and we've made it easier for you.

Take our quick and easy Skincare Quiz to discover which serum will revolutionize your skincare routine. In just a few clicks, you'll be on your way to personalized skincare perfection. Whether your skin craves the lightweight hydration of a water-based serum or the nourishing richness of an oil-based formula, your tailored skincare solution is just a quiz away.

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