Aging? Wrinkles? Dark Spots? I don’t know her.
Behind every good skincare routine lies one very important step: serum. With active ingredients that lift, brighten, hydrate, and smooth, a concentrated serum targets skin problems more effectively than moisturizers and lotions. The watery, silky texture brings skin-loving ingredients right where you need them most and is easily layered with all your favorite products.
After you cleanse your skin (and before SPF or makeup in the a.m.), pat on a serum with ingredients that target your specific skin concerns. The 21 listed below are undoubtedly the best serums of all time.
1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum
Best for: all skin types—particularly dry. This potent dose of skin-plumping and moisturizing hyaluronic acid is available at any drugstore.
L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Hyaluronic Acid Serum Ampoules
Best for: instantly plumping skin. When your skin feels particularly lackluster, these highly concentrated L’Oreal Paris ampoules with pure hyaluronic acid serum can be used twice a day for one week to intensely hydrate, plump skin, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. And they’re travel-friendly! (Pro tip: use the top to seal until nighttime).
GOOD GENES Glycolic Acid Treatment
Best for: exfoliating damaged skin.The latest iteration of the popular Good Genes serum relies on glycolic acid instead of lactic acid to deliver powerful resurfacing results to sun-damaged, acne-prone, and aging skin. You’ll find it only on Dermstore.com.