Age-Defying Serums

by Rona Berg

It’s now possible to find a face serum for whatever ails you. Breakouts, sensitive skin, inflammation, fine lines and wrinkles, dullness and slackening skin tone can all be addressed and improved by the right serum. 

Serums are lightweight, highly absorbent, loaded with a mega-concentration of active ingredients–which means that a little goes a long way. They’re great to layer on after cleansing and before a moisturizer. These muscular must-haves provide an underappreciated treatment that can make the difference between good and great skin. 

Age-defying serums tend to feature antioxidants, Vitamin C, retinol and hyaluronic acid. They are meant to be applied once or twice per day. 

One Love Organics A Bio-Retinol Night Serum

When One Love Organics founder Suzanne LeRoux turned 45, she started thinking about antiaging. The result was this gentle, gorgeous brand-new, Ecocert/COSMOS-certified Botanical A Bio-Retinol Night Serum, with phytic, lactic and plant-derived salicylic acid, which is effective but easy on sensitive skin, and restores radiant, healthy-looking skin.

Activist Collective Active Hydration

With antioxidant Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, hyaluronic acid and amino acids, including organic and wild-crafted botanicals, this serum packs a punch, to nourish, hydrate and brighten the skin. Plus, when the bottle is empty, you can purchase a refill pouch and reuse it. 

Reviva Labs Calming Renewal Serum 

A new launch, this serum with hemp seed, rosehip, argan, and moringa oils; shiitake extract; and turmeric, red seaweed and ashwagandha extracts is gentle on sensitive skin, and potent enough for all skin types. Hemp oil improves the skin’s barrier, shiitake calms and soothes inflamed skin; turmeric and red seaweed boost circulation and plump lines and wrinkles. 

Yum Gourmet Skincare Serum Hydra-lift

This exotic blend contains certified organic squisandryl extract to regenerate skin; and organic Inca Inchi oil, rich in omegas, to protect and soften skin. The result is skin that is soft, supple, firmer with improved tone. 

Ranavat Brightening Saffron Serum 

An overnight sensation, this luxurious serum, with 18 botanical ingredients including saffron, sesame seed oil and licorice root, is inspired by an ancient Ayurvedic formula and leaves skin radiant, hydrated, soft and smooth.

Graydon Moon Boost Serum

With an alphabet of vitamins—A, B, C, D, E, F, K—along with their skin-nourishing properties, this silky serum from Canada is packed with superfoods, botanical oils, and extracts to help strengthen and soften the skin. 

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