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10 Best Powerful Face Serums

10 Best Powerful Face Serums

Whether your skincare habits are minimal and pared back or you favour a South Korean ten step regime, serums are a must-have due to their concentrated powerful makeup. Here are the best serums you need to have in your collection.

What is a face serum?

Simply: a face serum is a skincare product which complements your daily cleansing and moisturising. Containing ingredients which penetrate much deeper than your daily moisturiser, serums are perfect for targeting your unique skincare goals, whether it be anti-aging or dehydration.

Sometimes they may be referred to as concentrates, or one of a more liquid consistency may be referred to as an essence.

When do I use face serums?

Due to having smaller molecules which are able to penetrate the skin far deeper than moisturiser, it’s advised that you apply serums after cleansing and toning and before moisturising.

Although it’s quite common for a serum to have moisturising properties, it’s important not to replace your daily moisturiser as they both operate on different levels. Where serums focus on nourishing deep beneath the skin, moisturisers are creamier and act as a barrier between your skin and external forces such as pollution, whilst locking the moisture in.

The best serums

Looking to add a step to your skin care routine, or just simply looking for the next one to add to your bathroom cabinet? We’ve sourced the best face serums available, just for you, with a focus on those with powerful active ingredients and long-term beneficial properties.

Bring the spa experience home with Sarah Chapman's Overnight Facial, perfect for all skin types.

Add a shot of hydration to dehydrated skin with Darphin's Hydraskin range.

If long-lasting hydration is your skin care goal, then Caudalie's Vinosource SOS Serum is the perfect addition to your routine.

Everyday opulence in a product. Omorovicza is known for its top quality ingredients, and their Flash Firming Serum is perfect for reducing the appearance of age spots.

With a claim like being able to boost your skin's moisture levels by 20% within two hours, Eve Lom is your go-to for dehydrated skin.

If you're looking for a brighter, healthier complexion with restored energy and freshness, then Elemental Herbology needs to be added to your routine.

In handy capsule form, Elizabeth Arden's night capsules are perfect for travelling and making sure you use just the right amount of product.

Find out why this is one of Aesop's bestsellers. Rich in anti-oxidants, this is perfect for dry, combination and sensitive skin types.

Use daily to combat signs of anti-aging and help to minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

For dramatic results, BIOEFFECT EGF Serum is your go-to. Use this to recapture youthful energy and enhance smoothness.

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