What is a face serum? Think of it as a more-concentrated, lightweight version of a moisturizer. Face serums are often packed with active ingredients like vitamin C or hyaluronic acid and are meant to be applied after you wash your face and before you moisturize. It’s also fine to skip a moisturizer when you use a face serum and go directly to your SPF.
I added a face serum to my skincare routine a couple years ago and noticed that it brightened my complexion. Looking for a new one to try yourself? Here are six that get a safe rating from the Environmental Working Group (EWG), as well as rave reviews from the people who use them.
Juice Beauty Signal Peptides Firming Serum: If you’re looking for a light-weight serum that will help firm up your skin, look no further. The plant-derived hyaluronic acid promises to smooth out wrinkles and improve the texture of your skin. Plus, all the ingredients are organic. (1 on EWG)
Goldfaden MD Needle-Less Line Smoothing Concentrate: This serum is also great for reducing signs of aging, as it can help minimize the appearance of fine lines and creases. Try it if you have lines between your brows or other areas you want to target. (1 on EWG)
Marie Veronique Vitamin C, E + Ferulic Acid Serum: This serum is packed with antioxidants and is a best-seller at clean beauty retailer Credo Beauty. If you feel like you have dull skin, this could brighten it while also reducing redness and clearing up blemishes. (2 on EWG)
W3LL PEOPLE Bio Booster Serum: This affordable, all-purpose serum has organic botanicals like rosehip, sea buckthorn, and tumeric. It will soothe and moisturize without feeling too heavy. (EWG Verified)
Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum with Konjac Root, Hyaluronic Acid, and Ferulic Acid: A good everyday serum, this has safe sources of vitamin E and zinc, which can help boost the anti-aging benefits of vitamin C. (1 on EWG)
Which will you try?