The Best Facial Serums for Every Skin Concern

Mar 17, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. ET
Best Facial Serums for Every Skin Type:
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Skin care experts are constantly persuading us to add another step or product to our routine, and sometimes we gotta wonder if the additional formula actually makes a difference. Well, serums are one of those additions that are actually editor-approved and even dermatologist-recommended to adopt as a staple step in your daily regimen.

What is a serum, you ask? Serums are typically lighter weight than a moisturizer and can quickly deliver a higher concentration of active ingredients into the skin. “Serums are mostly water-based lightweight moisturizers with potent active ingredients that are small in size and can penetrate deep into the skin,” says NYC dermatologist and owner of Sadick Dermatology, Dr. Neil Sadick.

“If you find that despite your daily routine, your skin still needs some nourishment, it’s time to consider adding a serum to your regimen.” Ahead, we’ve gathered 20 top-selling serums at every price point that will tackle the most common skin concerns with just a few drops.

Originally posted on StyleCaster.

1 /20: For Dry Skin: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Serum

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Serum
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1/20 :For Dry Skin: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Serum

2 /20: For Dry Skin: Erno Laszlo Hydra-Therapy Skin Revitalizer

Erno Laszlo Hydra-Therapy Skin Revitalizer

2/20 :For Dry Skin: Erno Laszlo Hydra-Therapy Skin Revitalizer

3 /20: For Acne: Clinique Acne Solutions Acne + Line Correcting Serum

Clinique Acne Solutions Acne + Line Correcting Serum
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3/20 :For Acne: Clinique Acne Solutions Acne + Line Correcting Serum

4 /20: For Acne: Kate Somerville D-Scar Scar Diminishing Serum

Kate Somerville D-Scar Scar Diminishing Serum
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4/20 :For Acne: Kate Somerville D-Scar Scar Diminishing Serum

5 /20: For Dark Spots/Hyperpigmentation: L’Oréal Youth Code Serum Corrector

L’Oréal Youth Code Serum Corrector
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5/20 :For Dark Spots/Hyperpigmentation: L’Oréal Youth Code Serum Corrector

6 /20: For Dark Spots/Hyperpigmentation: Peter Thomas Roth Potent-C Power Serum

Peter Thomas Roth Potent-C Power Serum
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6/20 :For Dark Spots/Hyperpigmentation: Peter Thomas Roth Potent-C Power Serum

7 /20: For Dark Spots/Hyperpigmentation: SkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense

SkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense
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7/20 :For Dark Spots/Hyperpigmentation: SkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense

8 /20: For Enlarged Pores/Oily Skin: The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
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8/20 :For Enlarged Pores/Oily Skin: The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

9 /20: For Enlarged Pores/Oily Skin: Sisley Paris Global Perfect Pore Minimizer

Sisley Paris Global Perfect Pore Minimizer
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9/20 :For Enlarged Pores/Oily Skin: Sisley Paris Global Perfect Pore Minimizer

10 /20: For Aging Skin: Olay Regenerist Regenerating Serum

Olay Regenerist Regenerating Serum
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10/20 :For Aging Skin: Olay Regenerist Regenerating Serum

11 /20: For Aging Skin: Clarins Double Serum Complete Age Control Concentrate

Clarins Double Serum Complete Age Control Concentrate
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11/20 :For Aging Skin: Clarins Double Serum Complete Age Control Concentrate

12 /20: For Aging Skin: SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum

SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum
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12/20 :For Aging Skin: SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum

13 /20: For Sun-Damaged Skin: Bare Republic Daily Recovery Serum

Bare Republic Daily Recovery Serum
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13/20 :For Sun-Damaged Skin: Bare Republic Daily Recovery Serum

14 /20: For Sun-Damaged Skin: Laurel Sun Damage Repair

Laurel Sun Damage Repair
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14/20 :For Sun-Damaged Skin: Laurel Sun Damage Repair

15 /20: For Overall Repair: Bioeffect EGF Serum

Bioeffect EGF Serum
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15/20 :For Overall Repair: Bioeffect EGF Serum

16 /20: For Overall Repair: iS Clinical Genexc Serum

iS Clinical Genexc Serum
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16/20 :For Overall Repair: iS Clinical Genexc Serum

17 /20: For Dull Skin: No7 Early Defence Glow Activating Serum

No7 Early Defence Glow Activating Serum
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17/20 :For Dull Skin: No7 Early Defence Glow Activating Serum

18 /20: For Dull Skin: Nerium IllumaBoost Brightening & Shield

Nerium IllumaBoost Brightening & Shield
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18/20 :For Dull Skin: Nerium IllumaBoost Brightening & Shield

19 /20: For Redness: First Aid Beauty Anti-Redness Serum

First Aid Beauty Anti-Redness Serum
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19/20 :For Redness: First Aid Beauty Anti-Redness Serum

20 /20: For Redness: Dior Capture Youth Redness Soother

Dior Capture Youth Redness Soother
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20/20 :For Redness: Dior Capture Youth Redness Soother