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Serums, once an undersung skincare step relegated only to the most obsessive, have become a crucial part of every woman’s skincare routine. There are now so many enticing versions of these lighter liquids and oils, which are meant to be applied underneath your moisturizer, that it can be difficult to settle for just one. To make it easier, we’ve rounded up the creme-de-la-creme of serums, below, which target various goals ranging from brightening to anti-aging. No matter which product you go for, your skin will thank you.
It might not be the sexiest serum out there, but it’s a hero item for anyone struggling from skin congestion and breakouts. Using salicylic acid, niacinamide, and seaweed extract, this serum clears bacteria in just 15 minutes and can be applied seamlessly under makeup and SPF.
At $160, this multi-tasking Sunday Riley serum is certainly a splurge, but not one you will regret. Your favorite models and beauty editors routinely sing its praises for its ability to smooth fine lines and increase skin’s elasticity.
The ultra-lightweight feel of this serum might be misleading, but it’s truly a tall glass of water for your skin. Combining hydrating ingredients like watermelon rind, pineapple ceramides, and lentil complex, it will refresh even the driest mid-winter skin.
Tatcha products can do no wrong in our book, and their Vitamin C is no exception. Formulated with 20 per cent natural Vitamin C and 10 per cent AHAs (acids that help refresh the skin), it will leave you with that sunlit-seeming glow you’re always chasing.
Serums and sensitive skin aren’t always the best bedfellows, so this rosehip-infused option from the OG Mario Badescu is a necessary standby. If your skin is feeling extra bumpy, flaky and red, use this daily to get your face back in fighting shape.
If you’re looking for a boost in every department, this is the perfect product for you. The oil-free serum enhances brightness, smoothes out skin tone, and helps to reverse sun damage, all without triggering breakouts or redness.
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