Skincare experts will tell you: The safest place to spend a few extra bucks is in a top notch serum when it comes to anti-aging skin care. Serums are thinner than conventional moisturizers, and as such have very advanced formulations that allow them to penetrate more deeply into the skin barrier and more completely deliver their potent ingredients. The point: Bring a serum to the test if you really want to see results.
Whether it is lifting and tightening, dryness and dullness, or skin that is in dire need of a brightening boost, depending on your anti-aging concern, there is surely an effective emulsion for you out there. See below for the best anti-aging serums with cult aftermath — and the reasons why.
Ole Henriksen Truth Serum
This vitamin C serum, which enhances collagen, has received rave reviews from skin care lovers because of its ability to minimize wrinkles and fine lines while giving skin a lit-from-in glow. For those with relationship problems, it’s perfect: try the mini.5 oz size before going all in on the bigger pricier bottle.
Paula’s Choice Resist Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum
L’Oréal Paris Hyaluronic Acid Serum Ampoules
Since being inside dries the skin out, these seven L’Oreal ampoules have the highest concentration of pure hyaluronic acid to hydrate deeply for healthy and plumper skin overall. You’ll find noticeably reduced wrinkles after a week of use, too.
Tata Harper Rejuvenating Serum
As with most items from Tata Harper, this collagen-boosting serum is a severe multitasker that tackles several signs of aging with each use. With a highly concentrated and rejuvenating list of ingredients including hyaluronic acid, antioxidants, and natural neuropeptides, the skin should look plump and hydrated, while enjoying some significant long-term smoothing and softening benefits as well.
Biossance Squalane + Phyto-Retinol Serum
The strong plant-derived Biossance serum is perfect for those seeking an alternative to retinol, or for those with sensitive skin. Packed with squalane, hyaluronic acid, and bakuchiol, the lightweight formula decreases lines and wrinkles while increasing collagen development and elasticity. Plus, niacinamide, also known as vitamin B3, is present in the serum to help improve the dry skin.
Clinique Smart Custom-Repair Serum 1oz
The Custom-Repair Serum from Clinique is sold as a one-size-fits-all product — that is, it’s ideal for all ages, skin types and ethnicities. The consistency is extremely lightweight, so for those who feel uncomfortable laying a serum under their moisturizer and makeup it is a great option.