The fastest way to treat your skin needs? Buy yourself a good serum.
Face serums are the powerhouse in your skincare routine. With a much lighter consistency than face creams, they contain a higher concentration of active ingredients. The smaller molecular weight can penetrate the skin much deeper than a heavier cream. In fact, serums are the ones that do all the hard work. If you could only use one skincare product for the rest of your life, grab a serum. They help combat a number of skin issues, everything from dehydration and wrinkles, to dullness and pigmentation. I promise you won’t regret it for the change to your skin is worth it.
Anti-ageing products, particularly those with antioxidants, can be used as early as in your 20s, but the most important thing is to use anti-ageing products that are appropriate for your skin type. Remember that serums contain the highest concentration of active ingredients that you can get without a prescription, so it’s important to get the right one for you.
Best for: Golden glow
L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell €23.89
This affordable skin serum is enriched with super hydrating hyaluronic acid and golden micro-reflectors to give skin a moisture boost and an instant golden glow.
Best for: Tightening and Brightening.
Precision Lifting & Pore-Tightening Concentrate, , Kiehl’s €65.60
Perfect for those who have a bit of a complex about the size of their pores, this serum has a thick texture which melts into a cream rather than a gel or oil. It also smells really lovely and absorbs into skin quickly, making it perfect for applying makeup afterwards sans-moisturiser
Best for: Rolling back the years.
Double Serum €72.00 has long-standing 5 star reviews, and for good reason. With a delectable scent and a smooth oil finish, the serum absorbs into skin so quickly you’ll forget you even applied it! If you’re looking to smooth out some of those laughter lines, this is definitely one for you.
Double Serum, Clairns
Best for: Affordable skin fix
No7 Protect & Perfect Intense advanced Serum €45.00
This cult classic serum is one of the most affordable anti-ageing products
that really delivers on the market. Giving skin an instant anti-ageing
boost, fine lines and wrinkles appear reduced after a few uses, and
results improve over time. Add a little into your foundation to increase its skincare benefits and give a sheer, radiant finish.
Sara’s Favourite: ZO Skin Health Ossential Growth Factor Serum
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex €109.00
The original. The classic. Here are a few facts about the serum that everybody loves. In one year, Estée Lauder sold over 5.7 million bottles globally. It reduces the appearance of the key signs of ageing, it hydrates and illuminates. It was the first skincare product to use hyaluronic acid. The formula has been patented until 2033. I have used this serum, and I didn’t finish the bottle. I wasn’t a fan, but that doesn’t mean it wont work for you.