Which Serum Is Right For You?

by Christine Tusher March 03, 2023


Serum is a crucial step in any skincare routine. Light and easily absorbed, serum is designed to penetrate, improve, and nourish the skin by using smaller molecules and concentrated active ingredients aimed at treating a specific concern.

These actives vary widely, which can sometimes make choosing the right serum feel overwhelming. Which serum is best for anti-aging? Which works best for oily skin? Which serum is best for brightening? Fortunately, our formulas make answering these questions easy, as each contains a targeted dose of proven-effective actives that work to give you glowing, healthy skin.


Serum Superhero

Best Anti-Aging Serum: Squalane + Retinol Night Serum

Retinoids are renowned by dermatologists as the gold standard among anti-aging ingredients. Our groundbreaking Retinol Night Serum contains encapsulated retinol and retinal to gently deliver the most powerful dose of retinoids you can get without a prescription. Our time-released formula gradually releases these powerful retinoid actives into your skin over 8 hours, visibly improving fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots without irritation. 

Antioxidants rosemary and saffron work within our formula to keep both retinoids stable. This not only ensures that our retinoid actives remain effective, it also means they won’t break down and irritate your skin.

Retinoids are clinically proven to speed cell turnover, so using sunscreen is a must when including these powerful ingredients in your routine.

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Best Serum for Skin Brightening: Squalane + Vitamic C Dark Spot Serum

If you’re looking for a targeted treatment that instantly brightens while dissolving dark spots over time, our Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum is the one for you. Our shelf-stable formula contains 10% vitamin C to visibly brighten while fighting free radicals to prevent dark spots.

While many vitamin C serums can cause skin to feel tight and irritated, ours is carefully calibrated to minimize irritation while our hero ingredient squalane gently drives potent actives deep into the skin while boosting hydration.

Our proven-effective serum also has a secret weapon: white shitake mushroom. This mushroom blend starts fading dark spots immediately and continues correcting discoloration with continued use.

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Clean Face Serums

Best Serum for Oily Skin + Enlarged Pores: Squalane + 10% Lactic Acid Resurfacing Night Serum

Treatments geared towards exfoliating oily skin can sometimes leave your face feeling stripped and sensitive. But our 10% Lactic Acid Resurfacing Night Serum is different. It powerfully—but gently—dissolves dead surface cells to reveal brighter, more even skin underneath. 

Lactic acid is clinically proven to reduce the look of dark spots and improve uneven skin texture. Some studies suggest that it may even reduce acne by controlling bacteria, unclogging pores, and reducing inflammation.

A quick note: as the name suggests, our lactic acid serum is a nighttime-only product that increases cell turnover. Be sure to wear sunscreen every day, if you aren’t already.

Squalane + Lactic Acid Resurfacing Night Serum


Best Hyaluronic Acid Serum for Smoother Skin: Squalane + Copper Peptide Rapid Plumping Serum

Copper Peptide Rapid Plumping Serum is the ultimate formula for plump, hydrated, visibly smoother skin. In this silky blue elixir, our innovative rapid plumping complex joins forces with elasticity-boosting copper peptides. These work together to draw in moisture and flood skin with continuous hydration while instantly plumping, adding bounce, and encouraging collagen production for long-term improvement in the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

In consumer studies, 100% of participants reported that our award-winning serum instantly boosted hydration, and 97% said their skin was visibly firmer.

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Christine Tusher

Christine Tusher
Christine Tusher


As a lifestyle writer and journalist, I’m excited to bring my passion for storytelling to Biossance as an Engagement Content Writer. Two things you should know about me: I have a deep love of the ocean (especially sharks) and I’m obsessed with clean beauty. My bathroom cabinet is literally overflowing with my many-layered sustainable skincare routine. This combo is what led me to buy my first bottle of Vitamin C Rose Oil. I was so impressed by the way it improved my skin that I wanted to shout this brand from the rooftops. Three years later, and here I am doing just that. I’m excited to be on this journey of clean beauty innovation with Biossance, and to share it with you here on the blog.

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