Serums have been gaining popularity in the skin care world, and with good reason. They deliver highly concentrated (and good-for-you) ingredients to your skin in a light formula that absorbs easily. Plus, you can use them in conjunction with your moisturizer of choice. Here are some of our favorites.
For clear skin
For a natural way to clear up skin, we love Suki Bio-Active Purifying Face Serum ($75). This oil-free serum packed with all-natural ingredients is designed to help reduce breakouts by controlling oil production and bacteria. Apply to two to three drops to cleansed skin and follow with moisturizer.
Serums can give you the benefit of exfoliation without the scrubbing. That’s why we regularly opt for Bliss Peeling Groovy Facial Serum ($65). The beauty of this product is that it works while you sleep to slough off dead skin cells, revealing brighter, healthier-looking skin.
Calm skin right down with First Aid Beauty Anti-Redness Serum ($34). The gentle formula reduces visible redness by shrinking blood vessels, soothes irritation with aloe, and nips inflammation in the bud with ginger. Apply a thin layer to skin in the morning and at night.
We all have days when skin looks tired and dull. To give skin some serious glow, try Peter Thomas Roth’s Radiance Oxygenating Serum ($65). This multitasking product boosts skin’s brightness and evens tone by delivering oxygen to skin cells, so you’re feeling refreshed and looking fabulous.
Most serums contain wrinkle fighters along with other skin boosters and fixers, but many focus solely on minimizing fine lines and other signs of aging. We love Korres Quercetin & Oak Antiaging Antiwrinke & Firming Face Serum ($62) for its natural ingredients and ability to reduce wrinkles and even out skin tone.
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