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Beauty | Shopping List: Skincare Layering Step: Serums


Beauty | Shopping List: Skincare Layering Step: Serums

I am not usually interested in what is new in the beauty market, but would rather know everything about what is best.

Figuring out which combination of products works for my skin is still a work in progress. My skincare routine always starts with a thorough cleansing process and then applying layers of products from the lightest to heaviest.

For me, there is one step in particular that is always a priority: applying a serum: “A serum is usually a liquid or gel containing high concentrations of skin actives, which are able to penetrate deeper than other topicals [like moisturizers] with content occlusives that prevent deeper penetration.” explains board-certified dermatologist Dr. Marnie Nussbaum.

Serums are the best and most efficient way to target specific skin concerns due to their high concentration and potency. I gathered some of my favourites that I've tried recently,  and also included some (after everyone telling me how good they are) that I definitely want to try in the coming months ...

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Glossier Super Glow

A daily serum that gives your skin that lit-from-within look, all the time.



Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum

A powerful age-defying serum—with 15 percent vitamin C, five percent PHAs, and hyaluronic acid—that instantly brightens, visibly firms, plumps skin with hydration, and reduces the appearance of dark spots, pores, and wrinkles.


Beauty | Shopping List: Skincare Layering Step: Serums

Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum

A potent vitamin C day serum packed with antioxidants, nutrients, and fruit enzymes to firm and brighten skin’s appearance and improve the signs of photoaging.

Kiehls Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate

A vitamin C face serum that reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles.


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

A highly-potent, fast-absorbing serum infused with 15 percent THD ascorbate (vitamin C) to fight the look of dullness, dark spots, and discolorations, while instantly increasing brightness, radiance, and luminosity.


Tatcha Violet-C Brightening Serum 20% Vitamin C + 10% AHA

A 20 percent vitamin C and 10 percent AHA serum with pure ingredients and gentle strength that helps soften, smooth, and brighten for more radiant, even-toned skin.


Exuviance Collagen Triple Boost Serum

Best for targeting dry skin, formulated with pure collagen, this potent serum is specially designed for skin that is experiencing early signs of aging and has lost its elasticity and firmness.


Soroci NMF Serum

A concentrated serum that repairs and builds a smoother skin barrier while improving skin tone by utilizing a combination of high-quality Lecithin, rice embryo, vitamin, and NMF (Natural Moisturizing Factors).


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