For several years now, serums have circulated in the world of beauty and dermatology. They are the next step in your skin care and should be used before moisturizing and after cleansing.
If you are uncertain what they are and what they are doing, you are completely forgiven! Many Western skincare products derived from amazing but time-consuming multi-step Korean skincare rituals. Facial serums are available nearly at every departmental store.
What is Facial Serum?
Facial serums are concentrated, clear, gel-like solutions applied to the skin which consist of small molecules. This means that they absorb quickly and penetrate deep into the skin. This contrasts with a moisturizer, which has larger particles and designed to hydrate the skin surface. They do not contain occlusive, moisturizing ingredients such as petrolatum or mineral oil. They have a high concentration of active ingredients such as antioxidants, vitamins, peptides, and brightening agents.
Serums can be used to treat a multitude of skins including dryness, fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, uneven skin tone, and premature skin aging.
Skincare serums are, generally speaking, good for all skin types. Your choice of serum depends very much on the skin concern you are trying to address:
- Anti-aging: Antioxidant serums, for example, those containing vitamin C, ferulic acid, resveratrol) can be particularly useful on a daily basis if anti-aging is a concern.
- Dry skin: Hydrating serums with hyaluronic acid or vitamin E are good.
- Oily skin: These types can benefit from vitamin C and niacinamide.
We decided to prepare a list of best skincare serums for our subscribers. Here are 5 best serums we found based on their reviews on sites like eBay, Amazon, and Ulta.
Clarins Double Serum
Enriched with 21 botanical agents, including turmeric, oats, and kiwi. Go for a power shot if your skin’s extra dry. Bring the adjustable nozzle to a smaller dosage during the oilier days.
This anti-aging serum uses hydrolipidic and biomimetic double formula to optimize the performance of the skin’s five vital functions:
Price: 12,000 PKR
Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil
A retinol oil of the next generation that increases the appearance and feel of skin plumpness while enhancing the appearance of wrinkles, redness as well as pores for visibly younger looking skin.
Sleeping night oil is ideal for all skin types and does the following:
- Improves fine lines
- Removes wrinkles
- Eliminates dryness and rough texture
- Reduces pores clogging
Price: 10,500 PKR
Joanna Vargas Daily Serum
This one is also one of the best skincare serums and a favourite among celebrities like Dakota Johnson and Mindy. Enrich in Vitamin A, C, E and F resulting in even natural skin tone and effectively minimizes pores.
Joanna Vargas serum is ideal for Oily, Dry, Sensitive, Acne-Prone and Mature skin, following are serum key features:
- Reduces hyperpigmentation and wrinkles
- Vitamins A, C, and E promote firmness and elasticity
- Brings glowing complexion
- Prevent visible signs of aging
- Free of parabens and phthalates
Price: 8,500 PKR
Clinique Acne Solutions Acne + Line Correcting Serum
This serum is particularly designed for adult or mature skins. It is oil-free and brings ultimate nourishment to skin and keeps it hydrated.
Clinique Acne + Line correcting serum strikes two fronts, softening the wrinkles and fighting the spots, here are a few additional benefits:
- Keeps skin hydrated
- Fights acne
- Doesn’t cause dryness or irritation
- Improves lines, wrinkles and skin texture
- adds a smooth and youthful touch to skin
Price: 4,500 PKR