BEST SERUM FOR TREATING UNEVEN SKIN TONE U Beauty Resurfacing Compound
Much more than a hydrating serum, this exfoliating hybrid can transform your complexion in just a few uses. Containing a potent cocktail of antioxidants, vitamins C and E and retinol, you can expect visibly smoother and more hydrated skin in just one week. And, because of the added retinol, it also works wonders on minimizing pores, brightening dark spots and fading fine lines and wrinkles.
BEST SERUM FOR TREATING SIGNS OF AGING Verso Super Facial Serum
Retinol is considered to be the gold standard of anti-aging ingredients because it targets everything from lines and texture to pigmentation. In this serum, it has been combined with vitamin B3, also known as niacinamide, which is an excellent ingredient for reducing the appearance of large pores. Apply to cleansed skin at night before your usual moisturizer.
BEST SERUM FOR STRENGTHENING SENSITIVE SKIN Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate
If your skin is particularly sensitive, it will no doubt have a weakened protective barrier, too. This means that it’s more likely to lose moisture and become even more sensitized. If this is the case, incorporate this soothing serum into your morning skincare routine. It essentially supports your skin’s immune system so that it stays calm and well-balanced.
BEST SERUM FOR AN OVERNIGHT TREATMENT Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex Serum
Your skin does its best work at night, because while you are sleeping, it is in repair mode and mopping up free radicals. This oil-free serum supports the skin’s overnight renewal process and replaces lost moisture with hyaluronic acid. Use in place of your usual night cream, and don’t forget to bring it down onto your neck and upper chest.
BEST SERUM FOR ACNE-PRONE SKIN Paula’s Choice 10% Azelaic Acid Booster
Breakouts can plague skin long into adulthood, but the blemish products you used as a teen are not going to help. This targeted treatment approaches acne from every angle: it helps to minimize the blemish, reduces redness and soothes inflammation. Apply two or three drops to cleansed skin before moisturizing whenever your skin misbehaves.
BEST SERUM FOR DRY SKIN Dr. Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Serum
Nothing rehydrates dry skin quite like hyaluronic acid, and this particular serum is, in our opinion, the gold standard of hyaluronic-acid serums. It’s highly concentrated, feels comforting, and helps to smooth the skin’s surface, firm and plump out lines and wrinkles. Use it twice a day, every day, on clean skin.
BEST SERUM FOR DE-PUFFING AND PLUMPING Lixirskin Good Skin Day Shaker
De-puffing the under-eye area and plumping out lines would normally require two different skincare products, but this serum somehow manages to do both. It contains hyaluronans, which bring moisture to the skin and so plump it up, plus algae-derived minerals, which help to reduce puffiness and lessen the appearance of dark circles. If you have been burning the candle at both ends, this is definitely the serum for you.
BEST SERUM FOR NATURAL NUTRIENTS Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum
Formulated from 22 nutrient-rich botanicals from whole plants, this oil-based serum is a potent blend of protective antioxidants, fortifying phytoceramides, vitamins and fatty acids. Basically, it’s everything you need to maintain a balanced and healthy skin. Warm a few drops between the palms of your hands and press onto cleansed skin. It’s great used at night, when skin needs extra nourishment, but it also provides a brilliant base for makeup and helps skin appear supple and dewy.
BEST SERUM FOR JET-LAGGED SKIN La Mer The Concentrate
Airplane-cabin air can be particularly challenging to skin: the dry air wicks away valuable moisture and, despite filtration, the recycled air can be heavy with toxins. Cleanse your skin with a gentle wipe and then follow with this luxuriously silky serum; it supports the skin’s renewal process, reduces sensitivity and maintains moisture. Reapply as often as you need, and massage it in really well to aid detoxification.
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