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Montag, 2 Oktober, 2023



10 things you should know about your skin

Do you know the difference between cream, serum, gel, lotion, milk and so on? Do you know how and when to use it? What’s about anti-aging? When shall we start and what to use?

I’ve met a few month ago on an event the press lady from the swiss company “Teoxane” in Hamburg, Germany. They are specialized on Filler Treatments but they also have TEOSYAL Cosmeceuticals, a range of anti-ageing products.


I am using since I’ve met her some of their products. I feel my skin more smooth and healthy.

But do I need really both – Serum and Cream? And do I use it correctly? What’s about some of my friends that use to go to the doctor. Can they use that kind of products as well – even if they had injections? 

I wanted the answers.

So she connected my to the dermatologist Dr.med. Elisabeth Schumacher and here are the answers of my questions:

Dr. med. univ. Elisabeth  Schuhmachers Portrait 1b (c) Niko Schmid-Burgh ...

Dr. med. univ. Elisabeth Schuhmachers www.hautarzt-schuhmachers.de


What is the difference between Serum and Cream?

First you probably feel the difference. Serums have more of a gel-like or water-gel solution and cream is thicker. The serum can get deeper into the skin. Serums are highly concentrated skin treatments but they don’t nourish the skin enough. I recommend to use after a serum the cream. Just leave between one and another a little time to get absorbed by your skin. If your skin is very oily you should use only the serum.

How do I use the product correctly?

Usually you should use every day after cleaning your skin in the morning and in the evening a serum. Don’t forget your back of the hand and your décolleté. Than you should wait and put (if needed) the cream on. Before using a product on your face for the first time you should do a patch test.

Do I need both? Serum and Cream?

Creams are wonderful anti-aging treatments and a serum gives you fast results. If you want to treat your skin perfectly I would recommend both.

How much moisturizer needs a skin?

It depends – of you skin, how you live, if you smoke, how you eat and so on. Also if you skin is very dry or very oily. It can never hurt to moisture your skin.

When should I start to put creams on?

It depends on you. The skin starts aging at the age of 20. If you start early with your routine you will probably prevent some wrinkles.

When should I do peel?

Usually every 4 or 5 weeks.

What does a peel?

Peels are intended to remove the outermost layer of dead skin cells, giving the face a smoother, more radiant appearance. Salicylic acid works from the uppermost layer of the skin, dissolving skin layer by layer. Mechanical scrubs work only to remove already loosened skin cells on the upper layer of skin. Than you have chemical peelings like TCH/Phenol that go deeper into the skin. They rejuvenate and repair your skin. If you really have problems with your skin you should visit a dermatologist. He will tell you what kind of peeling you could use.

Does the property of that ingredients (cream, serum, ecc.) shorten the effect of anti-wrinkle injections?

Absolutely not! Filler work deeper (muscle, dermis). Creams can not go that deep into the skin. They work on the Epidermis.

dermis hautaufbau how to use serum and cream

© Can Stock Photo Inc. / PeterHermesFurian

Why is a cream supporting the effect?

If you use consequent the products (Cosmeceuticals) they delay physiological skin ageing and provide the skin with antioxidant protection and moisture.

What does the Hyaluronic acid in creams?

Some studies have shown, that the total amount of hyaluronan in human skin is estimated to be about a third of the total amount of HA in the entire human body. As we age we loose more and more the hyaluronan in our skin. We loose the elasticity and the hydration.

Hyaluronic acid has the unique ability to hold in moisture (1000 ml of water per gram of hyaluronic acid). Hyaluronan in Cosmeceuticals is as a highly effective moisturizer.


Thank you so much for the interview.

Claudia Scheffler-Perrone




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