The Best Skin Serums

A splurge, yes, but these beauty elixirs are a worthy investment for healthier skin.


Fresh Sugar Lip Serum Advanced Therapy


Lips perpetually chapped? Slather this softening treatment on your pout and let it sink in. Sugars and fruit extracts in the formula soothe and smooth away any fine lines or cracks.

To buy: $36,

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Supergoop! City Sunscreen Serum SPF 30+


Finally, a sunscreen you’ll actually want to wear. Loaded with antioxidants, this lightweight pick protects against free radicals and UVA rays (the ones responsible for premature aging), without any stickiness or streaking.

To buy: $42,

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Mizon Hyaluronic Acid 100


Hyaluronic Acid, the namesake ingredient in this hydrating formula, adds moisture to parched skin and keeps it there. Wear it alone or layered under your favorite cream if you’re extra dry.

To buy: $12,

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One Love Organics Morning Glory


This caffeinated pick perks up tired skin, while peppermint in the formula helps to deflate puffiness. Smooth on your face for a quick pick-me-up every morning.

To buy: $59,

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Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum


With a potent blend of alpha hydroxy acids like glycolic and salicylic, this skin clearing treatment sloughs off dead skin cells, unclogs pores, and helps lighten acne spots and scars without irritation. Use nightly for smoother, brighter skin.

To buy: $90,

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Tatcha Luminous Deep Hydration Firming Serum


Enriched with 23-karat gold, this decadent treatment is also packed with powerful anti-agers, like red algae, to plump fine lines and give skin an all-over glow.

To buy: $95,

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