From anti-aging and brightening to combat dark spots, it is beyond important to keep your face soft, supple, and ultra-hydrated. We see how many serums make claims about their benefits; however, the potential uses, and benefits of a serum will depend on the ingredients and concentration, of which many serums use active ingredients such as vitamin C and salicylic acid to enhance the effects of the product. Face serums are used to address acne and signs of aging such as wrinkles, making serums an important addition to the inventory of men and women of all ages. By using a serum before applying a cream or moisturizer, the serum empowers the skin and serves to protect it from external aggressors. For all skin types, we round up our top 10 serums that will set the foundation for the best skincare products on the market that are made to match your moisture needs.
1. Biologique Recherche
Amniotique Serum Authentique
Biologique Recherche’s Amniotique Serum Authentique, also known as the Fundamental Hydration Serum, does an immaculate job at repairing, regenerating, and protecting the skin. The purest formulas of all in the Biologique Recherche range, these quintessential serums are designed to target specific imbalances like dehydration, lack of vitality, fine lines, similar concerns. Made for energizing, firming, hydrating, soothing, moisturizing the entire face, neck, and décolleté area. This is a perfect SOS serum for very sensitive skin. An incomparable source of moisture that comforts the skin and unifies the complexion, the skin’s moisture balance will be optimized and soothed.
Price: US$150 for 30ml
Immortelle Overnight Reset Oil-in-Serum
When everyday stress and fatigue take a toll on your skin, L’OCCITANE’s Immortelle Overnight Reset Oil-in-Serum gives dull, tired skin a reset button for a more rested look in just one night. By applying at night, when skin renewal is most active, the formula of Immortelle Essential Oil made from Immortelle Sap-Like Extract, Marjoram Extract, Acmella Oleracea Extract, and more helps your skin recover from the effects of daily stressors. Ideal for soothing, revitalizing the skin, and maintaining a youthful glow. After just 1 week, skin is rejuvenated, and the look of redness is reduced. The unique oil-in-serum contains 5,000 golden bubbles that preserve the powerful immortelle essential oil, where also the bubbles melt into your skin leaving a non-greasy, lightweight feel.
Price: US$750 for 50ml
3. Swiss Perfection
RS-28 Cellular Rejuvenation Serum
Cells die and are replaced every day, regularly renewed every 28 days; however, as the skin ages, cellular renewal slows down. Swiss Perfection Cellular Perfect RS-28 offers the best intensive solutions to boost the skin’s 28-day renewal cycle. This serum provides intensive repair of deep-down damage and offers optimal skin solutions to help defy aging, from prevention to ultra-intensive treatment for immediately visible results, reinvigorating the natural cell division process and rejuvenating the skin. Tailored to all skin types, this serum can be applied either directly to spots or to the entire face, neck and décolleté to intensely hydrate, even, and bring the best out of your complexion. The RS-28 Cellular Rejuvenation Eye Serum is the perfect ally to complement this, to bring an immediate radiance before an event, combat signs of fatigue or concerns related with seasonal changes.
Price: US$352 for 30ml
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Face Serum with Peptide Technology
Dermatonics’ Face Serum with Peptide Technology is a powerful age-defying serum with unique matrix peptide technology, that is made with antioxidant-rich medicinal plant extracts, vitamins, and amino acids. This product can be used for more oily skin, assisting with fine lines, wrinkles, and tired-looking skin for a boost of radiance and energy. Using ingredients such as willow bark extract and niacinamide, this face serum is exceptional in providing hydration, assisting the remodeling of fine lines and wrinkles, and helping prevent the buildup of oxidative free radicals. Apply a thin layer over the face and neck at night before moisturizer for optimal hydration effects.
Price: US$62 for 50ml
Opulence/Rejuvenate Daily Serum
Intraceuticals’ Daily Serum maximizes skin hydration, minimizes uneven skin tone, and is full of antioxidants that help protect against the visible signs of premature aging. Delivering powerful skin brightening ingredients to the skin such as Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E, and Peptide Technology this daily serum enhances skin radiance and vitality. This vegan-friendly product is great for concerns of dark spots, refining brighter, and more translucent skin tone, where your skin looks younger and lit from within. Furthermore, it combats dehydration, redness and sensitivity, and visible signs of aging. For dramatically transforming the way your skin looks and feels, the Rejuvenate line-up provides a natural, visible lifting and toning effect while improving skin texture, radiance, and vitality. Perfect for hydration, this serum delivers potent anti-aging ingredients and creates the perfect canvas for make-up application.
Price: US$873.75 for 30ml
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6. Subtle Energies
Intensive Face Serum
Formulated from rich vitamins, advanced antioxidants, and essential fatty acids that help to reduce the visible signs of aging, Subtle Energies’ Intensive Face Serum is deeply enriched and cools dry, sensitive, or damaged skin. It contains a powerful blend of ancient active ingredients such as Neem and Amla, known to increase collagen and hyaluronic acid production, combined with plant extracts including Brahmi, known for its cooling and calming properties. Excellent for Psoriasis, Eczema, and Rosacea, this serum provides the perfect foundation for options like Subtle Energ’s Soothe and Enrich Intensive Cream, and other treatments, while leaving a fresh aroma. The Intensive Face Serum complements one of the leading brands that creates results-based aromatherapy, and wellness solutions founded on authentic Ayurveda principles.
Price: US$185 for 30ml
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White Mulberry & Cica Revitalizing Serum
Intensely nourishing, HARNN’s Revitalizing Serum is a quintessential skincare booster for daily routine. It is flawlessly blended with white mulberry and cica extract to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and aimed to brighten and protect the skin from dark spots, while keeping it healthily moisturized. It plumps the skin and hydrates with eight hyaluronic acids. For complete nourishment, serum molecules penetrate the skin to focus on pore minimizing and combat acne. It is ideal for clean, bright, youthful and moisturized skin. The ultra-fine, macromolecular composition, allows HARNN’s Revitalizing Serum to directly combat challenging skin, repairing and visibly improving the complexion.
Price: US$44 for 30ml
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Lotus Defense Brightening Serum
PAÑPURI’s Lotus Defense skincare range is an homage to the sacred lotus of the East, celebrating the ultimate insignia of complete purification and enlightenment, promising results-driven natural and organic skincare. Produced to be cruelty-free, fragrance-free, and suitable for all skin types, this hydrating and rejuvenating blend comes from 100% pure plant essential oils and extracts, complemented by lotus flower water and seed, cactus stem, and red algae extracts. Championing benefits such as restored natural glow, supreme protection, ultra-soft finish, 100% of users showed a significant improvement in skin luminosity, boost in skin brightness, improvement in skin transparency, while 95% of users reported that their skin feels softer immediately after application and after 4 weeks.
Price: US$89 for 30ml
9. Margy’s Monte Carlo
Performing Recovery Complex Serum
Known to be one of the best skincare brands on the market, Margy’s Monte Carlo’s Performing Recovery Complex Serum is bound to be a highlight on this list, providing a serum that delivers intensive smoothing, hydrating and firming actions for dry, dehydrated, or sensitive skin. Algae extract is used to revitalize the skin as it is rich in mineral components, vitamins, amino acids, and so much more to develop resilience against external aggressors and becomes more radiant – enriched with collagen to target a deeply moisturizing effect, protecting the skin from external elements and improving its resistance. Great for dry, dehydrated skin, gently apply the serum around the face; and, for combination skin, apply in the same way but avoid the T-Zone.
Price: US$127 for 30ml
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Rejuvenating Serum & Lotion
JK7’s bio-available, chemical-free Rejuvenating Serum-Lotion is the most precious product Dr. Jurgen Klein (Jurlique founder) has ever made, and at US$1,800 per fluid ounce, it is the most expensive anti-aging serum in the world. It is made from the careful selection of the globe’s rarest, high-performing JK7 Signature Extracts, the purest organic oils, and natural substances from Jasmine, Rose, Chamomile, Neroli, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang that allow your skin to absorb and facilitate healing. Supporting your skin’s renewal functions and ensuring that the precious ingredients fully revitalize and boost your skin’s longevity, this serum promotes healthy cell growth from below your skin´s barrier, reduces wrinkle depth, and supports your skin´s vital function by building a protective layer for your skin. For increased protection, after absorption, follow with JK7 24H Cream or JK7 Beautifying & Rejuvenating Cream.
Price: US$1,800 for 30ml