It’s hot and sticky out there, so we know that the last thing you want to do is put on a heavy, creamy moisturizer. But what’s a girl to do when she has a skin concern that needs to be treated? Here’s our answer in one word: Serums. If you’ve never tried serums before, now is the perfect time to give them a go.
Serums are highly concentrated skin care products that are often much lighter in texture than traditional creams. They contain a high concentration of key ingredients with smaller molecules, allowing them to penetrate the skin better, and they can also be layered underneath other products. Because they are so effective and potent, serums previously were mainly used in anti-ageing products. However, today’s skin care leaders have realized their value and serums are now available for all skin types. Hurray! Here are some of our favorites:
Anyone who suffers from adult acne knows how frustrating it be to treat. Your skin is probably a little drier and a tiny bit more sensitive than it was in your teens, so it’s important to avoid products that are too drying . Murad’s Blemish & Wrinkle Reducer is perfect for treating adult acne. It is a serum that contains willow bark extract and salicylic acid to treat the breakouts, along with Murad’s special Kombucha Collagen Defense to hydrate and stimulate collagen production.
glo•therapeutics B5 Hydration is perfect for anyone who has dry, dehydrated skin but doesn’t want to use a heavy cream. It contains high levels of L-Hyaluronic Acid, which delivers and maintains water hydration, along with Vitamin B5 to ensure that your skin stays hydrated throughout the day.
Retinol A Serum by Clinicians Complex is an all-natural, preservative free serum that is chock full of retinol and vitamin A to drastically refine your skin tone and plump out any fine lines or wrinkles. It also contains vitamin E and avocado oil to give your skin an additional shot of hydration and protection.
Whitening Detoxifying Concentrate by HelioNature is great for anyone who is looking to brighten and even out their skin tone. It contains brown algae from the Mediterranean to protect from environmental damage and a-arbutin, extracted from bearberry, to treat dark patches and give your skin an even appearance.
There are even serums for your body! Instant Skin Soothing Serum by Aromatherapy Associates is a super-intense moisturizing serum that will soothe, hydrate and repair your skin. It contains ylang ylang, aloe vera and tuberose and will quickly soak into your skin, making it great for days when you have to quickly run out of the house. It also works as a great after-sun serum and will leave your skin glowing and gorgeously scented.