Top 10 Face Serums

Serums have become big hit in the past few years, but, let’s face it, most people have no idea what they actually do or when in your skincare routine you’re supposed to use them.

So, to the basics. A serum is a particularly potent and deep-penetrating product that uses high doses of particular ingredients to address specific skincare concerns. Whether your problem is dryness (look for hyaluronic acid), dullness (antioxidants and exfoliating acids), breakouts (look for salicylic acid and witch hazel) or ageing there’s a serum for it.

The scientific, high-concentration formulas mean that serums are pricey almost across the board (between $50 and $150 for 30-50ml is quite common), but if you want results, this is not the step to scrimp on. The right serum can deliver a great deal of bang for your buck, actually making them some of the best value skincare products around – but we’ve done our best to search out some lower price points, too.

Lastly, once you’ve chosen which is right for you, make sure that you apply your serum after cleansing and exfoliating but before your moisturizer, morning and night.

The top 10 face serums listed are in no specific order as they’ve worked very well pretty equally, but these are the finalized ones so far as the best ten!

  1. Skinceuticals C E Ferulic Serum

This Skinceuticals serum gets a thumbs-up from a handful of the dermatologists all over the world. Pigmentation can come from lifestyle habits like too much sun exposure, smoking, picking at your blemishes, and even genetic predispositions. But the L-ascorbic acid (a highly effective form of vitamin C) is not only great for brightening.

Not all vitamin C serums are equal or effective. Also, the addition of the ferulic acid in this product helps to stabilize the efficacy of the vitamin C thus making into our list of top 10 face serums.




  1. Olay Regenerist Regenerating Serum

To our big surprise, this drugstore pick proves that great serums don’t have to cost an arm and a leg (but still may be more $$ than other drugstore skin-care products). It’s a low price point compared to the department store equivalent and actually has benefits for the appearance of fine lines.

The amino peptide complex and vitamin B3 in this formula are wrinkle-smoothers, while the rest of the formula works to deeply hydrate your skin, so you get renewed surface cells with increased elasticity and plumpness.





  1. Lancome Advanced Genifique Serum

This is one of the pricier serums and also might not be accessible to everyone, but if you can stretch to it, Advanced Genifique leaves skin radiant, smooth, plumped and glowing, and is a great all-rounder for anyone who just wants their skin to be at its best. The reviews online speak for themselves. The clever dropper is extremely convenient, which dispenses exactly the right amount of product, and the perfect ‘slip’ of the formula. It’s the perfect product to be included in our list of top 10 face serums.




  1. Murad Hydro-Dynamic Quenching Essence

I have personally tested this product and found this serum made a difference to my dry skin within a couple of days and eventually that it was so hydrating that I didn’t need to use night cream anymore! It deserved to be in our list of top 10 face serums.

It clears up dry patches and smooths skin texture, leaving a great base for make-up and stopping it becoming flakey as the day wears on. It keeps the skin moisturized and definitely one to recommend.





  1. Replenix All-trans Retinol Smoothing Serum 2X

When you think about well-known anti-aging ingredients, you probably reach for the retinols. This serum is good starter option since it contains a mild 0.2% (to avoid that sometimes red, chemical-burn complexion upon first smear).

Since it has caffeine agents, it’s great for skin with Rosacea conditions. It’s super lightweight, making it perfect for oily or combination skin types and also to be in our top 10 face serums.





  1. Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil


This is another budget-friendly choice that’s packed with acne-fighting, anti-inflammatory, skin-soothing ingredients.

This luxurious oil uses skin-protecting squalane, vitamin C, and rose extract to fight free radicals and impart a healthy glow.





  1. Origins Original Skin Renewal Serum

If your skin is dull, rough and leaving you looking older than you are, Origins Original Skin is an excellent, natural choice for retexturing, fading flaws and giving you your glow back.

To my experience, I loved the scent and found it leaving my skin feeling fresh and bright. It works well with sensitive skin so it’s a tick if you struggle with irritation.





  1. Sunday Riley U.F.O Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil

With 1.5% of bacteria-fighting salicylic acid, this face oil was formulated specifically to keep acne away.

Ingredients like milk thistle and cucumber seed oil ensure you never have to deal with dryness or irritation.






  1. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum

This more-affordable alternative is great for both sensitive and dry skin. The serum contains hyaluronic acid but it also has colloidal oatmeal, peptides, collagen, and aloe.

All of these ingredients work together to help to calm irritated skin. Being a skincare enthusiast myself, I would recommend this product as a must have, feels luxurious and affordable at the same time!





  1. Elizabeth Arden Superstart Skin Renewal Booster

Last but not the least is one of the most selling high end brand, and the slightly sci-fi packaging of this serum houses an excellent cocktail of ingredients that help to repair and replenish the skin’s barrier and maintain its natural balance, actually delivering on its name.

I’ve traveled a lot and this product has been my go to during long and short flights. Keeps the skin super smooth and hydrated throughout!





So, this is my list of top 10 face serums that have worked more than well for me. What do you say? List down your favorite skincare products and queries down below!