THE ELITE LIST OF TOP 5 BEST FACE SERUMS

face serum

A face serum is a skincare product that we use right after cleansing and toning to treat special skin concerns such as deep-set aging sings, discolorations, dullness, itchiness, and even acne. It has the power to work its magic underneath the skin and deliver lightweight moisture which helps to improve the appearance of unhealthy-looking skin.

Serum vs. Moisturizer: What is the difference?

A facial serum is also a moisturizer, but it has a lightweight texture compared to your daily moisturizer, it is designed to easily penetrate underneath the skin to let the concentrated active formula fulfill its duty, while your daily moisturizer takes care of the on-top layer for extra protection from exterior environmental skin damage factors such as pollution, UV-damage, impurities…etc.

When to apply?

  • In the morning after cleansing and toning: before your SPF moisturizer or suncream.
  • In the evening after cleansing and toning: before your daily night cream.

How to apply?

  • After cleansing and toning, apply 3-4 drops to a dry face, neck, and chest before other anti-aging skincare products or your daily moisturizer.

SkinCeuticals -

C E Ferulic

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  • Ideal for These Skin Types: Dry Skin, Normal Skin, Sensitive Skin.
  • Ideal for these Skin Care Concerns: Hyperpigmentation, Dryness and Dehydration, Fine lines and Wrinkles, Loss of firmness, Discolorations, Aging Skin, Skin Sensitivity.
  • Ethics: None
  • Claims: Dermatologist Approved, Non-Comedogenic, Fragrance-free, Sulfate-free, Paraben-free
  • Net Weight: 1 fl. oz/ 30ml.
  • Price: $166.00

Product Details

C E Ferulic features a synergistic antioxidant combination of 15% pure vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid), 1% vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol), and 0.5% ferulic acid to enhance protection against environmental damage caused by free radicals that can contribute to atmospheric aging. It also has visible anti-aging benefits such as the improvement of the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, loss of firmness, and brightens skin’s complexion. Once absorbed, this vitamin C serum remains effective for a minimum of 72 hours.

Key Ingredients and their Benefits

  • 15% L-ascorbic acid: Lauded for its superior antioxidant benefits, this highly potent form of pure vitamin C helps neutralize free radicals and protect against oxidative stress while providing visible anti-aging benefits.
  • 1% Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol): This pure form of vitamin E neutralizes free radicals and replenishes skin lipids. It has been proven to act synergistically with vitamin C.
  • 0.5% Ferulic Acid: A plant-based antioxidant, ferulic acid neutralizes free radicals and enhances the antioxidant benefits and stability of vitamins C and E.

Obagi -

Professional-C Serum 20%

  • Ideal for These Skin Types: Normal Skin, Oily skin.
  • Ideal for these Skin Care Concerns: Fine lines and Wrinkles, Free radical damage, Loss of firmness, Sun damage, Discolorations.
  • Ethics: None
  • Claims: Dermatologist Approved
  • Net Weight: 1 fl. oz/ 30ml.
  • Price: $127.00

Product Details

A concentrated anti-aging serum infused with a doctor’s dose of 20% L-ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), best suited for normal to oily skin. It delivers high protection to skin from harsh UV-damage, treats hyperpigmentation, firms, and brightens the skin’s complexion. 

Key Ingredients and their Benefits

  • 20% L-ascorbic Acid: Lauded for its superior antioxidant benefits, this highly potent form of pure vitamin C helps neutralize free radicals and protect against oxidative stress while providing visible anti-aging benefits.

PCA Skin -

A&C Synergy Serum

  • Ideal for These Skin Types: Oily Skin, Acne-Prone Skin.
  • Ideal for these Skin Care Concerns: Acne, Free Radical Damage, Discolorations, Large Pores.
  • Ethics: Cruelty-free.
  • Claims: Dermatologist Approved, Fragrance-free, Paraben-free, Dye-free.
  • Net Weight: 1 oz/ 29.5ml.
  • Price: $103.00

Product Details

An astringent serum designed to improve breakout-prone skin to promote a clear complexion and an even skin tone. It maintains a matte finish on the skin throughout the day, it also minimizes the appearance of pores.

Key Ingredients and their Benefits

  • Vitamin A: helps promote a clear complexion and an even skin tone.
  • Vitamin C: An antioxidant that minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while promoting an even skin tone.
  • Licorice Root Extract: helps calm skin and promotes an even skin tone.

Sunday Riley -

C.E.O. 15% Vitamin C Brightening Serum

  • Ideal for These Skin Types: All
  • Ideal for these Skin Care Concerns: Fine lines and Wrinkles, Dull Complexion, Dark spots, Discolorations, Loss of Firmness, Aging Skin.
  • Ethics: Certified Cruelty-free
  • Claims: Sulfate-free, Paraben-free, Gluten-Free, Soy-free, Phthalate-free, Fragrance-free.
  • Net Weight: 1 fl. oz/ 30ml.
  • Price: $85.00

Product Details

C.E.O. Brightening Serum features a combination of hydrating antioxidants, Vitamin C, Phytosterols, and Saccharide Isomerate extract. It helps to quickly fight the look of dullness, dark spots, and discolorations at the source while diminishing the signs of aging. An interesting formula that instantly illuminates the complexion with bright radiance and glow, diminishes the appearance of pores and reinforces the skin’s moisture barrier.

Key Ingredients and their Benefits

  • VITAMIN C: (THD Ascorbate/Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate) Extremely stable, oil-soluble form of Vitamin C. Helps fight the signs of aging caused by time, stress, lifestyle, and pollution, including dullness, visible loss of firmness, the signs of lines and wrinkles, and the appearance of dark spots and uneven redness.
  • PHYTOSTEROLS COMPLEX: Isolated from soybeans and containing at least 40% β-Sitosterol, these concentrated phytosterols help reduce the look of redness due to skin sensitivity.
  • SACCHARIDE ISOMERATE EXTRACT: Reduces the appearance of pores while reinforcing the skin’s moisture barrier for smooth, youthful texture.
  • GLYCOLIC ACID: An AHA, which refines skin texture and keeps the ph of the final product in the right zone for maximum effectiveness of the formula.

SkinMedica -

TNS Essential Serum

  • Ideal for These Skin Types: All
  • Ideal for these Skin Care Concerns: Fine lines and Wrinkles, Free radical damage, Dark spots, Hyperpigmentation, Loss of firmness, Aging Skin, Texured skin, Uneven skin tone, Dryness and Dehydration.
  • Ethics: None.
  • Claims: Dermatologist Approved
  • Net Weight: 1 Oz. / 28.4 g
  • Price: $281.00

Product Details

An all-rounder rejuvenating face serum which combines two brilliant clinically proven complexes, TNS Recovery Complex in one chamber and APS Corrective Complex in the other. TNS Essential Serum helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, tones and brightens uneven skin, improves the appearance of skin’s texture, it also fades discolorations after a period of consistent use.

Key Ingredients and their Benefits

  • Human Fibroblast Conditioned Media (TNS): A physiologically balanced, naturally secreted and stabilized growth factor blend that helps improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, skin tone and texture.
  • Saccharomyces Ferment Lysate Filtrate: A bio-optimized yeast extract that helps prevent free radical damage.
  • Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate: A stable form of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), a proven antioxidant.
  • Tocopheryl Acetate: A form of vitamin E, an antioxidant and free-radical scavenger.
  • Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Leaf Extract: A natural antioxidant rich in polyphenols
  • Saccharomyces Ferment Lysate Filtrate: A bio-optimized yeast extract that helps prevent free radical damage.