Skincare routines are more often than not, time-consuming, exhausting, and usually more expensive than I care for, but there is one particular step that skin experts agree is key to the foundation of healthy and youthful skin: serums.
A serum is a potent formulation with targeted and refined results. But what exactly are serums? In a recent skin care journal, Dr. Corey L. Hartman, a board-certified dermatologist and the founder of Skin Wellness Dermatology in Birmingham, Alabama had this to say, "Serums are intended to penetrate deeply into the skin to deliver targeted active ingredients, bind skin cells together more effectively, and work at the surface of the skin to increase hydration."
In other words, serums can penetrate deeper into your skin’s layers with potent ingredients that work where traditional moisturizers simply cannot reach.
Over the years I’ve tried hundreds of serums. So I decided to retest my favorites along with the top skin care industry-recommended products over the last few months to find the serums that are the absolute best, meaning they are packed with the best ingredients and actually support healthy-looking, beautiful, and most importantly clean skin.