The Best Anti-Aging Serums
When it comes to anti-aging
Depending on your anti-aging concern, whether it is lifting and tightening, dryness and dullness, or skin that is in dire need of a brightening boost, there is surely a delightful—and effective— emulsion out there for you. See below for the 17 best anti-aging serums with cult followings—and the reasons why:
SHOP NOW: Tata Harper, thedetoxmarket.com, $110.00
Like most Tata Harper products, this collagen-boosting serum is a serious multitasker that addresses multiple signs of aging with every application. Boasting a highly concentrated and rejuvenating ingredient list that includes hyaluronic acid, antioxidants, and natural neuropeptides,
Double Serum Complete Age Control Concentrate
SHOP NOW: Clarins, sephora.com, $89.00
A two-in-one formula that combines potent anti-aging plant extracts (such as turmeric) in a water-and-oil-soluble combo (housed in dual chambers) that blends together to boost your lipid barrier as well as your hydration levels. The result:
Z Luminous Brightening Serum
SHOP NOW: Zelens, net-a-porter.com, $260.00
If your main concern is hyperpigmentation, then Zelens Z Luminous Brightening Serum might be just the trick for you. Not only is this luxurious emulsion blended with a
Liftactiv Serum 10 Supreme
SHOP NOW: vichyusa.com, $45.00
Consider this classic a two-for-one. Yes, it boasts some serious hydrating capabilities thanks to fragmented hyaluronic acid, but the formulation also includes Rhamnose, a naturally-derived plant sugar, that works to tighten skin and smooth wrinkles and lines within 10 days of use. You'll be kissing dryness and dullness goodbye in no time at all.
Vintner's Daughter Active Botanical Serum
SHOP NOW: Vintner's Daughter, net-a-porter.com, $185.00
A cult-classic oil serum with over 22 botanical ingredients (including dandelion to tighten and evening primrose to balance and tone) that work together stimulate cell turnover, boost elasticity and brighten the skin, as well as oxygenate and reverse free radical damage. Skin will be calm, balanced, protected and renewed with every use. Oh, and it smells heavenly.
Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum
SHOP NOW: No7, ulta.com, $29.99
The U.K.-based beauty brand's serum first caused a frenzy 10 years ago after a BBC documentary featuring independent researchers concluded it was the only product on the market that could legitimately prove anti-aging effects. Plus, expert derms declared that the inexpensive product was as effective—if not more—than it's pricier counterparts.
SHOP NOW: Ole Henriksen, sephora.com, $72.00
This collagen-boosting, Vitamin C serum has earned rave reviews from skincare addicts for its ability to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, while giving the skin a lit-from-within glow. It's perfect for those with commitment issues: try out the mini .5oz size before going all in on the larger, pricier bottle.
Limited Edition Midnight Recovery Concentrate
SHOP NOW: Kiehl's Since 1851, bloomingdales.com, $73.00
Intended to be used before bedtime, this bestselling product has amassed a cult following over the years. Perhaps that's thanks to its intoxicating lavender
Smart Custom-Repair Serum 1oz
SHOP NOW: Clinique, nordstrom.com, $60.00
Clinique's Custom-Repair Serum is marketed as a one-size-fits-all product—which is to say, it's suitable for all ages, skin types, and ethnicities. The consistency is extremely light-weight, so it's a great option for those who feel weird about layering a serum underneath their moisturizer and makeup.
Resist Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum
SHOP NOW: Paula's Choice, nordstrom.com, $42.00
Full disclosure: Even though I'm a self-admitted product junkie, I wasn't familiar with this skincare brand until I started researching the best serums on the market.
SHOP NOW: Joanna Vargas, nordstrom.com, $85.00
Celebrity facialist Joanna Vargas is the woman behind some of Hollywood's most flawless skin—the likes of Naomi Watts, Julianne Moore, and Jessica Alba—so it's no wonder that people are obsessed with her Daily Serum. (Her clients call it "green juice for the face.") The formula contains hyaluronic acid and natural ingredients including green tea and chlorophyll, which help with anti-aging and puffiness.
Plantscription Anti-Aging Power Serum
SHOP NOW: Origins, ulta.com, $60.00
If you're freaked out
Anti-Aging Rapid Response Booster
SHOP NOW: La Prairie, saksfifthavenue.com, $315.00
Ask anyone who works at La Prairie for the one product everyone at the company uses religiously, and they'll likely say "the booster." (I
Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Facial Serum
SHOP NOW: RoC, amazon.com
In the world of reasonably-priced drugstore serums, this one reigns supreme. (I've honestly never seen a serum with as many Amazon reviews.) Dermatologists often recommend it as an anti-aging secret weapon, especially for those looking to reverse sun damage and smooth out their skin.
T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum
SHOP NOW: Drunk Elephant, sephora.com, $90.00
Beauty editors, beauty bloggers, and pretty much anyone tangentially involved in the beauty industry have been obsessing over this newcomer brand since it launched three years ago. (According to WWD, Drunk Elephant is one of the fastest growing
Black Tea Age-Delay Firming Serum
SHOP NOW: Fresh, nordstrom.com, $75.00
Fresh describes its Black Tea serum as a "fast-absorbing moisturizing treatment that has a corset-like effect on the skin." A corset for your face? Sign us up. Like other anti-aging products, the firming serum is intended to delay the onset of wrinkles, but it also helps create the appearance of a more contoured, defined face.
Facial Treatment Repair C
SHOP NOW: SK-II, sephora.com, $170.00
Japan-based SK-II is a favorite among luxury skincare addicts, many of whom swear by the Repair C Serum. It has a silky, gel-like consistency and a nutrient-rich formula that's intended to refine your skin's texture, while also minimizing fine lines.
*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com
*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors