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Luxury skincare serums are an essential step in any beauty routine. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t actually need a Korean-style ten-step skin care routine to get great skin – that’s a bit much, even for me! What you do need, however, are four solid steps to set you up for success:
Today, let’s dive into the best luxury skincare serums on the market for every skin concern. Whether you’re dry, super sensitive or acne prone like me, there’s sure to be a serum out there that will melt your worries away.
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We all want to look older until we hit 21, then life becomes an eternal quest to look younger again.
For those concerned with fine lines and wrinkles, the LiftActiv Vichy Supreme Serum will help plump, smooth and brighten tired-looking skin. It’s suitable for all skin types and delivers real results almost overnight.
The La Prairie Anti-Aging Rapid Response Booster is the clear choice for those who feel that they have tried everything and are really in the mood to splurge. The product claims to reduce fine lines and wrinkles in as little as fifteen days, so this baby really is a miracle cure!
These two ingredients tend to bring out the best in one another. Together, they combine to become more effective in their fine-line-fighting and bakuchiol helps to protect the skin against retinol’s irritating effects. Sounds like a win-win if you ask me.
Who doesn’t want glowing skin? If your skin is looking dull and tired, a brightening serum is just what you need to restore your natural radiance.
Personally, the Skinceuticals C E Ferulic serum is my go-to for brightening. Vitamin C is an amazing ingredient that works wonders for the complexion, and it’s an antioxidant that protects skin against free radical damage.
However, good quality vitamin C serums are sady few and far between. Many companies put trace amounts of vitamin C into their products as a marketing ploy. Vitamin C is also a notoriously unstable ingredient. You need to invest in a good formulation to ensure that the product will actually work, otherwise it’s useless to you!
Skinceuticals have developed the gold standard for vitamin C serums. This miracle-worker is a firm favorite among experts across the skin care industry and I can personally vouch for its effectiveness. It might just be the creme de la creme of luxury skincare serums.
If you’re a lover of clean beauty, the Sunday Riley CEO Vitamin C Serum is the best “clean” vitamin C product out there. With a 15% concentration of vitamin C, this powerful product will take care of dark spots and dullness in no time at all.
Of course, vitamin C isn’t the only fantastic brightening product out there. It can also be a little irritating for some skin types. This serum by SkinLaundry contains a potent mix of vitamins, antioxidants and amino acids that will leave you glowing. Furthermore, glycolic is one of the best alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) out there and it can help to fight fine lines, wrinkles, acne and roughness.
CBD skin care is an absolute godsend for anyone with dry or dehydrated skin. Saint Jane’s Luxury Beauty Serum contains 500mg of full-spectrum CBD oil to strengthen and nourish the skin. It also contains potent botanicals to calm redness and protect the skin against environmental stressors and irritants.
You might be thinking “snail serum? Gross!” but don’t knock it ‘til you’ve tried it. Snail mucin has some seriously amazing benefits for the skin – particularly for those who suffer with dryness and dehydration.
Snail mucin has been popular in Korean skincare for years now and Cosrx’s serum contains the highest concentration of mucin on the market.
I was skeptical when I bought this and yes, the gloopy texture grossed me out a little at first, but it left my skin so soft, radiant and hydrated that I quickly got over that. If you have dry skin and are looking for something a little more affordable than the Saint Jane serum listed above, I highly recommend checking out this product.
First Aid Beauty is one of my favorite clean beauty brands and their products really do always come to the rescue when my skin is suffering. Their retinol serum not only helps to increase cell renewal and improve acne, it also regulates sebum production, preventing future breakouts.
Niacinamide is an amazing skin care ingredient that every acne-prone girl or guy needs in their arsenal. It’s non-irritating so you don’t run the risk of aggravating your skin and it helps to soothe and calm blemishes. In fact, niacinamide has some great skincare benefits even for those who don’t suffer breakouts!
Hyaluronic acid is the ideal ingredient for anyone suffering with sensitive skin. Not only is it an extremely easy ingredient for skin to tolerate, its hydrating properties may also help with irritation and inflammation. For best results, apply to damp skin and follow up immediately with your favorite moisturiser.
Luxury beauty subscription service Beauty Pie is really shaking up the skin care industry. You pay a fee each month and then get access to luxury products at factory prices. The products themselves are fantastic, especially the Triple Acid + Peptide Serum. A damaged skin barrier is often the reason for sensitive skin, and this serum contains peptides and ceramides to help restore your natural defences. Totally worth the subscription, I think!
Lactic acid is a great ingredient for hyperpigmentation because it’s gentle, yet effective, so it won’t irritate your skin and make the problem appear worse. This luxurious formula also contains brightening liquorice and lemongrass to leave your complexion balanced and glowing.
Pretty much everything SkinCeuticals touches turns to gold, and the Discoloration Defense serum is certainly no exception. It contains tranexamic acid which has proven to be powerful in lightening UV-induced hyperpigmentation. If you’re seeking to get rid of sun spots, this is the product for you.
For best results, combine with the Discoloration Defense with SkinCeuticals famous C E Ferulic serum. Your complexion will be more even than you ever thought possible!
So there we have it: the best luxury skincare serums! Which is your favorite? Comment below!
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