Watch any celebrity skincare routine video and chances are you will find them slapping on some special serum on their face. Reason being, these light drops hold within them potent solutions that address specific concerns. And if you are considering joining this bandwagon too or are wondering what your next beauty haul should be, we list 8 effective options that might catch your fancy…
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Serums are suggested to be applied after your cleansing and toning. They are generally followed by a moisturiser to lock-in the potency.
Enriched with pure dandelion, vitamin E, minerals and nutmeg oil, Biotique’s Bio Dandelion Visibly Ageless Serum helps in reducing dullness, adding that lovestruck glow and fading those nasty pimples. Its main ingredient is dandelion which with its strong anti-microbial power clarifies as well soothes various surface ailments like psoriasis and eczema. Further, the stimulating properties of nutmeg increase cell turn-over, lightens pigmentation and reduces damage caused by the sun. Overall, apply this ayurvedic formulation to protect your skin from damage caused by free radicals and prevent signs of premature-ageing.
Suitable for – All skin types. Since it contains strong herbal actives, a patch test is advised for sensitive skin.
Lakme Youth Infinity Skin Firming Serum
Lakme Youth Infinity Skin Firming Serum is a collagen-boosting solution that reduces spots, unevenness, patchiness and provides a long-lasting glow. This Elle Beauty Award 2014 winner contains lumunizing pearls that brighten the face and renders that healthy glow. It also contains insta-collagen boosters to increase elasticity and reduce sagging. Over time, this product restores the youthful radiance of the skin.
Suitable for – This potent serum is specially designed to take care of the needs of mature skin.
Loreal Revitalift Laser X3 Renewing Anti-Ageing Serum
One of the latest innovations by L’Oreal Laboratories, this serum aims at a fast transformation to rid signs of ageing through skin renewal. This 3% Pro-Xylane and Adenosine based concentrated serum acts on wrinkles and fine lines quickly and helps in regeneration. It also hydrates, rejuvenates and plumps up dull skin. You can try this solution for a smooth and baby soft effect.
Suitable for – Dry, dull and mature skin. Since the active ingredients are potent, its best to have patch test if you have sensitive skin.
St Botanica Hyaluronic Acid Facial Serum + Vitamin C, E
Infused with pure hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, green tea, vitamin E, jojoba seeds, witch hazel and aloe extracts, this serum helps achieve that youthful wonder. The hero ingredient is hyaluronic acid which hydrates and plumps. It also heals mature skin concerns like puffy eyes, sagged skin and lack of elasticity. If you are suffering from wrinkle, crow’s feet, dark circles, uneven skin tone and sun damages, this is the serum to go for.
Suitable for – Though the serum is designed for mature skin, the mildness of hyaluronic acid makes it useful for all skin types.
Reap the benefits of this concentrated moisture fluid that ensures firmness and radiance. Based on 6 years of research and 4 patented skin technologies, this is an all-purpose serum that you can use on your face as well as under eyes. Age-old ingredients like ice plant and acacia gum come together to nourish and bring back the radiance. They help in balancing the moisture level, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and maintain the skin’s density.
Suitable for – Mature skin
This vegan-friendly face serum acts at the cellular level to restore the moisture of the skin. Enriched with celery, carrot root and broccoli extract, this solution soothes, hydrates and treats breakouts. With regular use, you can flaunt smooth and baby-soft skin. Apply it under the makeup to get a nourishing base.
Suitable for- Tired, dehydrated, sensitive and dry skin types.
Are you left with tanned and damaged skin due to long exposure in the sun? If yes, then Lotus Professional Phyto-Rx Whitening & Brightening Serum is an appropriate pick. This is a vegan solution free of preservatives, artificial fragrances and colorants. A clever blend of amla berry, lychee and punarnava root helps reverse the damages caused by harmful UVA and UVB rays. The product further aids in restoring the skin’s natural tone by nourishing and reducing pigmentation.
Suitable for – All skin types.
Kaya Clinic Derma Stemness Restoring Serum combines the revolutionary stem cell technologies along with the potency of hyaluronic acid. It also contains argan oil and plant stem cells that stimulate the skin and quickens the regeneration process. The ingredients act together to solve signs of premature ageing by tightening, brightening and lightening the skin. The liposome technology helps deeply moisturise and nourish.
Suitable for- Normal, combination and dry skin that is showing signs of premature ageing like dullness, patchiness, wrinkle, open pores, etc.