The Best Skin Serums to Buy for Every Complexion Concern
It’s the most potent step in a skincare routine (apply after cleansing, before moisturizing). These six serums fix fine lines, acne, and more.
Best Vitamin C Serum: Omorovicza Daily Vitamin C Serum
Brighten your complexion over time with this potent Vitamin C serum that boosts skin's appearance without the use of harsh sulfates, parabens or phthalates.
To buy: $150; nordstrom.com.
Best Acne Treatment Serum: The Ordinary Serum Salicylic Acid 2% Solution
Don’t let the bargain price tag fool you. This serum exfoliates pores to help heal existing zits and stave off future ones. Spot-treat or apply all over for clearer skin.
To buy: $6; sephora.com.
Best Anti-Aging Serum: Caudalie Premier Cru The Serum
Yes, it costs an arm and a leg, but this line-softening, skin-brightening serum was developed with the help of Harvard scientists over the course of five years. The powerful combo of betaine (an anti-inflammatory plant extract) and the company’s Vine Resveratrol (a firming ingredient from grapevine stalks) helps increase collagen production, resulting in a refreshed complexion.
To buy: $150; sephora.com.
Best Brightening Serum: SkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense
If brown spots bug you, try this triple-acid and enzyme cocktail, which helps break up melanin clusters so skin looks even. It works on acne scars too.
To buy: $98; dermstore.com.