Sure, a new pair of shoes or that handbag you’ve been eyeing for months would be nice, but if we’re honest, most of us would rather shell out money that will help keep our skin looking its best. After all, your skin is the first thing that people notice about you, and it can immediately make people think you are much younger than you actually are — or worse, much older.
While an elaborate, hour long, 15 step skincare routine isn’t right (or realistic) for everyone, there is one added step to the basic wash, tone, moisturize routine we’ve all been familiar with since high school — serums. Serums promise more target results, more potent formulations, and even options for customization.
Take a look around and you’ll quickly see that there are plenty of face serums on the market today, all promising to protect your skin from those pesky free radicals, erase and prevent your fine lines, and even help clear up any blemishes. And it seems the more promises a serum makes, the more expensive it gets. However, this is one of the times that more expensive doesn’t always mean a product is better.
Choosing a serum can be overwhelming and confusing… So how do you know which one is right for you? Thankfully, we’ve had the chance to try many serums, and we’re more than happy to tell you about our favorites. We’ve put together a list of skin serums we’ve tried and loved, with options for every price point. Check out a list of our favorites below:
1. Prestidge Beaute Ageless Skin Serum ($125)
Prestidge Beaute’s Ageless Skin Serum is basically a “one stop shop” of serums — it sort of does it all. While it is one of the pricier serums on our list, it is a powerhouse. This serum helps clear up blemishes, moisturizes and calms your skin, and (bonus) makes your skin smell great. This lightweight serum is perfect for layering. Once it’s rubbed in, your makeup or other products will go on smoothly, leaving your skin looking fresh and hydrated — never shiny or oily.
2. Riddle Botanicals Relief Serum ($35)
Riddle Botanicals Relief Serum contains a mix of some of the most powerful oils, including tea tree oil, juniper berry oil, clary sage oil, and lavender oil — all of which have proven excellent in treating acne-prone skin. Your toughest hormonal breakouts are no match for this serum. The lightweight formula glides on smoothly and easily, and boasts a zen-like calming scent, thanks to its essential oils.
3. Vitner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum ($185)
When it comes to the big players in the serum world, Vitner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum is one of the heavy hitters. At this price point, it’s definitely an investment — but one that’s so worth it. This serum has one of the best scents around, and actually improves the texture of your skin over time, making it smoother and more supple. This product is designed to tackle a myriad of your skin woes, treating everything from blemishes and texture to dullness and fine lines.
4. Derm Institute Antioxidant Hydration Serum ($120)
If your skin is chronically dry, you know what an endless cycle it can be to keep your skin moisturized. This type of skin needs more than a layer of thick moisturizer to actually “cure” the dryness, rather than simply masking the symptoms. One of the best ingredients for this is hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid does the work of a heavy moisturizer — without feeling like one. It helps keep your skin moisturized by binding water molecules, and is able to hold up to 1,000 times its weight. We love Derm Institute Antioxidant Hydration Serum not only for its hydrating properties, but also for its ability to repair and protect your skin with its ceramide complex, vitamins and antioxidants, which help to diminish fine lines and protect your skin from environmental damage and free radicals.
5. Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum ($36)
Don’t let the bargain price tag fool you — this serum packs a powerful punch, too. Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum is a great choice for both dry and sensitive skin. This serum also contains hyaluronic acid, which serves as an incredibly effective, yet lightweight, moisturizer. In addition, it also contains colloidal oatmeal, peptides, aloe, and collagen, which work together to help calm and soothe any irritation in your skin.
Whether you already consider yourself to be a superfan of serums, or you’re just getting ready to try them out for the first time, these would be great to add to your skin care routine. And, when you’re ready to step up your skincare game, be sure to check out our list of skin treatments. Ready to get started? Contact us today for your appointment.