When I first heard of serums, I thought that it was a skincare product only for mature skin, so I would glaze right over them when looking at skincare lines. When I started my studies in esthetics, I learned that serums are in fact for all skin types and are quite the treat for the skin.
Serums are concentrated liquid ingredients that target specific skin conditions such as dehydration, hyperpigmentation, signs of aging and much more. They are chemically formulated with smaller molecules that can penetrate further into the skin, making them more effective. They are typically made with ingredients such as vitamins, lipids, antioxidants, and acids.
I now incorporate serums in my daily skincare routine. I use them after applying my toner or on a good day after I apply an essence. I typically apply 2-3 drops to my face and use my fingertips to gently massage and press the liquid into my skin.
I have complied a list of serums that I believe are worth the money and deliver desired results.
MSRP: $105.00 1.7 fl. oz.
Great for all skin types. This serum claims to reduce the appearance of fine lines, uneven skin tone and enlarged pores while hydrating and plumping up the skin. The star of this serum is hyaluronic acid which is known for its ability to retain moisture in the skin.
MSRP: $20.00 1 fl. oz.
This serum is great for all skin types but particularly dry skin. The benefits of this serum are that it hydrates and soothes the skin thanks to its star ingredients kale and vitamin B known to have hydrating and anti-inflammatory properties.
MSRP: $24.00 1 fl. oz.
This serum is great for dry skin. Its standout ingredients are aloe vera, vitamins C & E, and jojoba oil. The benefits of this serum are that it restores moisture to dehydrated skin revealing glowy, radiant skin.
MSRP: $30.00 2 fl. oz.
This serum is great for acne prone skin. The key ingredients are willow bark which naturally contains salicylic acid, vitamin C, aloe, and CoQ10. CoQ10 is a powerful antioxidant known to even the skin tone, reduce damage from the sun, and improve the skins hydration. This serum helps to reduce breakouts and clear clogged pores. It also claims to help even the skin tone and texture, fight free radicals, hydrate, and soothe the skin.
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MSRP: $6.99 1 fl. oz
This serum is great for those with oily skin. Its key ingredients being niacinamide and hyaluronic acid it helps to control excess oil while reducing the appearance of blemishes, redness, and hyperpigmentation.