Serums have become the treatment of choice for skin care enthusiasts everywhere—and for good reason. These bottles pack potent active ingredients formulated to address just about every skin concern, from fine lines and wrinkles to dryness and dehydration to hyperpigmentation to acne. Because serums are lighter in consistency and smaller in particle size, they’re more efficient at penetrating the layers of your skin. But just like any anti-aging skin care product, serums are not one size fits all. Keep reading to see which class of serum works best for your skin type and concern.
Identifying your skin’s specific needs is the best way to choose an anti-aging serum. Here, a rundown of the best ingredients that will plump your skin, boost its defenses against environmental aggressors and keep signs of aging at bay. Read More
According to Dr. Ashley Magovern, a board-certified dermatologist based in Manhattan Beach, Calif, “The benefits of the topical application of vitamin C on the skin are well-studied and quite strong. In my opinion, everyone should be applying vitamin C to the skin as part of a daily regimen,” she says. Read More
“For dry skin types … a serum that contains ingredients that can bind water to the skin or create a protective layer that holds water in the skin can be a noticeably helpful addition to your skin care routine,” says Tsippora Shainhouse, MD, FAAD, a board-certified dermatologist. Read More
Clearer, brighter-looking skin—who doesn’t want that? Brightening serums can do just that, if you know what to look for. Dr. Jeanette Jacknin, M.D. , board-certified dermatologist in California, has several recommendations on which ingredients to look for based on your specific skin type. Read More
Adding a hyaluronic acid serum to your skin care routine is one of the best and easiest ways to boost your skin’s hydration levels, especially if you’re struggling with skin that often feels tight and dry. Read More