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Which Serum Base is Right for Me?

Breaking down the four options in our formulas.

Meghan Maupin

CEO of Atolla

Meghan Maupin

Meghan has a graduate degree in Engineering and Management from MIT, and previously worked in design roles at Patagonia, The MIT Design Lab, and Formlabs.

Summary

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If you've taken our skin assessment, you may know that we ask for your preferred serum texture. We've learned that preference plays a key role in the customization process — because on top of creating the perfect match of ingredients, we also want to make a product you'll love to use every day (so you can actually see the results!).

Here's a breakdown of each of our base categories and how to choose which is right for you:

Quick Absorbing Water

Potential ingredients: Water, Rose Flower Water, Glycerin

Skin feel: **Lightweight, fast-absorbing, smooth

Good for: Breakout-prone skin, oily skin, summer months, layering multiple serums

Calm Soothing Gel

Potential ingredients: Aloe Leaf Juice, Water

Skin feel: Fast-absorbing, smooth, cooling

Good for: Breakout-prone skin, red/irritated skin, oily skin, spring/summer months, make-up primer

Light Moisturizing Oil

Potential ingredients: Grapeseed Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil

Skin feel: Soft, hydrated, silky

Good for: Slightly dehydrated skin, fall/winter months, make-up primer, routines with drying actives (AHA, BHA, Retinols)

Deep Nourishing Oil

Potential ingredients: Jojoba Oil, Marula Oil

Skin feel: Nourished, dewy, soft

Good for: Very dehydrated skin, winter months, routines with drying actives (AHA, BHA, Retinols)

Having a hard time choosing? Shoot us a message at [email protected] and we'll help you figure out what would fit best with your preferences and your existing routine!

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