Is it oil? Does it replace a moisturizer? What benefits will I reap from using it? Ah, yes we are talking about face serums this week. Serums come in all shapes and sizes and can target basically any skin ailments that you may be facing. A serum is an active face treatment of a high concentration of whatever its delivering (vitamin C, antioxidants, magnesium, the list goes on). It is thought to be a more light weight moisturizer than your typical lotion based, and penetrates the skin deeper because it is made out of smaller molecules than your average moisturizer. The result? Potent results. Serums moisturize and leave you with a godessly glow. That being said, serum is not a moisturizer replacement (although they will leave your skin very smooth) and depending on what kind you’re using it will benefit you differently. To get you started the HBFIT team has rounded up our favorite serums that troubleshoot all different skin ailments. Take a look below!
FOR THOSE ANNOYING AF ZITS
Marie Veronique + Kristina Holey line $90 per bottle
As you know we LOVE these products. The three products we swear by are the Intensive Repair, Soothing B3, and the Barrier Restore serums. If you’re only on the market for one go for the Intensive Repair, it addresses breakouts without causing skin dryness and reduces inflammation and redness. @livkirby swears they’ve changed her skin.
FOR THAT GODDESS GLOW
Glossier GLOW $28
We all have those late nights where our skins definitely suffers a bit. Glossier’s GLOW is perfect for those times when our skin needs a pick me up! It will improve and enhance your skin tone if used daily! With vitamin C and magnesium GLOW will jumpstart your skin.
FOR PUFFY & SLEEPY EYES
Ah, yes the constant battle with puffy under eyes. YOU CAN WIN IT! This serum will help with that. This serum specializes in treating those under-eye bags and will reduce puffiness. We could all use this in our arsenal, because lets face it we all have those mornings. This stuff literally has caffeine in it. Pro-tip: keep it in the fridge for an extra boost in the am!
WHEN YOU WANNA WAKE UP FEELIN’ HOT
Not only is this serum super affordable but it will do wonders when you’re getting that much needed beauty rest. With ingredients like cucumber and aloe vera, this serum is meant to calm the skin while also reducing fine lines over time.
WHEN YOU’RE FED UP WITH REDNESS
This serum is made to reduce redness and any discoloration throughout the face. It has natural ingredients like green tea, goji berry, and pomegranate to neutralize free radicals and protect skin. It is also paraben and preservative free!
WHEN YOU’RE ON A BUDGET
If you’re unsure where to start and are interested in trying out a serum neutral to all skin types, reasonably priced, and EFFECTIVE then Indie Lee is the answer. This face serum is packed with omega fatty acids which encourage your skin to stay firm while also softening your beautiful complexion.
WHEN YOU’RE SUN DEPRIVED
This stuff means business, it is 10% vitamin C. WOW, it will even out your skin tone and help improve discoloration. It’s espeically perfect for that natural radiance that your face longs for in the winter months. Incorporate this stuff into you’re nightly routine and you will not regret it.
WHEN YOUR SKIN IS HAVING A TANTRUM
If you are trying to fend off wrinkles, shrink pores and moisturize skin, then this is your best option. Yes, it is a bit on the expensive side but you won’t be sorry. After getting a good night’s sleep with this serum on, you will wake up feeling confident.
WHEN YOUR SKIN IS LIKE THE SAHARA
With Angelica leaf extract, which is known to retain moisture, this serum will rehydrate your skin no problem. The hint of rose also smells amazing, and although it is a hydrating serum it is still easy to incorporate into your daily skin routine.