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.
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.
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.
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.
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.