Face serums are a faster and lighter way to take care of your skin. They are concentrated products which are light and get absorbed faster into the layers of the skin. They are non-greasy and get easily blend with all types of the skin. To get away with the hassle of selecting and choosing the right creams for your particular skin type, people prefer these face serums, nowadays. Also, they are proven to be much more effective than the moisturizers and creams.
However, this is not a replacement for moisturizers. We recommend you to use the serum as a step between toner/face wash and moisturizer. This really helps with aging skin as it removes wrinkles and fine lines and lifts your face.
Feminiya picks the top 12 face serums available in the market for you. Have a look.
1. The Body Shop Natrulift Firming Serum
This body shop face lifting serum comes with the goodness of pomegranate and honey. It has a gel texture and blends really nicely with the skin. The serum is great as it doesn’t make your skin look greasy or oily. It visibly reduces the fine lines and wrinkles. It has been effective on patchy, discolored skin too. It has a lovely fruity fragrance which stays for a while after you apply the product.
2. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum
This is a night elixir for your skin, which works wonderfully. This makes your skin look plumper and better hydrated. It also reduces the pimple scars, dark spots, open pores and discoloration. A bit on the expensive side, but it’s worth it as you need to use only a few drops at a time.
3. Lancome Genifique Advanced Youth Activating Concentrate
This serum works on the genes that produce new cells, and hence, it locks the youth in your skin. It effectively clears off the dead cells, making your skin look fresh and new. Though, a bit heavy on the pocket, its results can be seen within a week of regularly using it. Reduces the pore size and helps get rid of red spots.
4. Pond’s Gold Radiance Precious Youth Serum
Pond’s gold radiance precious youth serum is a great buy for its price. It comes in a concentrated formula with gold flakes, which brightens your skin from day one itself. It reduces the pore size and makes your skin look younger. However, it does not work on the dark spots and discoloration.
5. Olay Regenerist Regenerating Serum
Olay Regenerist Regenerating Serum comes in a gel formula. It’s neither too light nor too heavy and blends easily into the skin. You follow it up with a cream, and you would feel your skin seems much smoother. It removes discoloration and aging skin signs, but with regular use only.
6. Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector
This product contains natural active ingredients like wheat germ, rice, and yeast extract, which has Vitamin B complex that is known to reduce the dark spots. It works effectively on pigmentation and patchy skin. The results can be seen after 2 to 3 weeks of regular application of this serum. For better results, you can use it with Clinique’s Even Better Skin Tone Corrector.
7. L’Oreal Paris Youth Code Luminize Super Serum
With ingredients like silver extract, vitamin B3, and vitamin C, this is a sure shot solution to most of your skin problems. It visibly brightens and improves the texture of the skin, making it smoother. However, this one doesn’t seem to work on your pore size. It has a creamy texture, which absorbs quickly into the skin.
8. Neutrogena Fine Fairness Brightening Serum
This contains phyto-lily extracts along with Retinol concentration, which works gently on the dark spots and imparts an even tone. The results start showing within two to three weeks of using it. It should not be confused as a fairness serum coz this works on giving your skin an even tone and a healthy glow, but doesn’t change the complexion.
9. Fabindia Organic Anti-Wrinkle Serum
This one is made with organic ingredients. So by using it, you are not exposing your skin to the hard chemicals. It is also Petrolatum and Paraben free. The product works slowly but surely to reduce the fine lines and wrinkles. It’s a great buy which really works, and is very affordable.
10. Lakme Perfect Radiance Intense Whitening Serum
Lakme Perfect Radiance Intense Whitening Serum comes in a cream base, but is very light and gets absorbed quickly. It reduces tanning, pigmentation, and acne spots to a great extent. It can be used as a primer coz it makes the skin really smooth just after application. It gives your skin an instant glow, which fades in two-three hours, but regular use improves the overall skin condition. It contains silicones, so don’t use it if you are allergic to them.
11. O3+ Whitening Serum
O3+ is a much loved facial product range, and this serum is no exception. There’s a wide range of face serums from O3+, so you can pick yours after identifying the skin problems you are dealing with. This one is a general pick which would reduce dark spots and pigmentation, and make the skin look brighter.
12. Kiehl’s Açaí Damage-Repairing Serum
Kiehl’s damage repairing serum comes with 100 percent natural active ingredients. It’s very light and gently penetrates the skin without leaving any residual. It doesn’t show any miraculous results immediately, but once you continue using it for a while, you can see that it has really worked on your skin, making it even toned and reducing the blackheads and open pores.
13. Burt’s Bees Radiance Serum
Burt’s Bees Radiance Serum comes with royal jelly which is a very powerful ingredient. The serum works great with its 99.9 percent natural and organic ingredients. It’s very lightweight and easily gets absorbed, leaving your skin smoother. It also reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and other aging signs.
14. Lotus Herbals WhiteGlow Intensive Skin Whitening and Brightening Serum
This is probably the most affordable serum available in the market, which actually works. The ingredients are pretty promising except Parabens, which are used as a preservative. Do not expect any miracles, but it definitely works on the dead skin and blackheads. It’s an efficient serum for its price and has a really good smell.
15. Shahnaz Husain Saffron Skin Serum
Our last pick would be the saffron skin serum by Shahnaz Husain. Shahnaz Husain products can be a lil tricky. If it suits you, it will work wonders, and if it doesn’t, it would be a waste of money. So, buy this one only if this range suits you. It has natural ingredients and works well on reducing the wrinkles and improving the overall skin conditions.
So, this was our picks of the top 15 serums available in the market. Go ahead; pick your own choice which works best for your skin. We recommend you to start using face serums once you cross 25, so that, you can work on the aging signs before they begin appearing on the skin.