Serums are powerful boosters that you apply to your skin after cleansing, but before applying your moisturizer. They are particularly suited for delivering power ingredients deep into the skin to penetrate it. Pushing in such ingredients is made easy, because of the small molecules in your serum which deliver active elements more easily into your skin.
Moreover, certain skincare issues and problems can be targeted with serums like fine-lines, wrinkles, pigmentation, etc. Serums moisturize the skin but not entirely enough, hence a moisturizer is needed to protect the serum and create a barrier on the skin against all sorts of damage. If you’re confused about serums, it’s alright and completely understandable. Happens with everyone, but that doesn’t mean you should underestimate the power of serums. Want me to add more? I’ll just assume you’re saying this:
Traditional serums have mostly been water-based, and while they may look like face oil and essence, they are a tad bit different. How? Serum is water-based, and face oil… of course it’s oil-based. And about comparing serum and essence- both serve almost similar roles and functions in terms of what they target on the skin. But, there is a difference in texture. Essence is more watery, whereas serum is a little more thick and concentrated.
As far as pricing is concerned, yes, serums are a bit on the expensive side. But you’ve also got to consider how concentrated and powerful the ingredients in it are. They allow for the serum to target deeper into the skin.
That being explained, here are a few of our recommendations on the best serums all around the world!
SkinCeuticals Serum 10 AOX+
Most ideal for sensitive skin, this serum has 10% pure Vitamin C to save your skin from environmental skin damage. With that it also promises to eliminate signs of aging. Moreover, it’s perfect as an introductory anti-oxidant serum for all skin types, especially normal and sensitive skin. It costs around PKR 7,300.
Shiseido Bio-Performance LiftDynamic Serum
This serum restores your skin, firms and lifts it up and gives you more youthful looking skin. It improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin. My mother once tested this and she fell in love with it. It is, however, pretty darn expensive. If you want to get it, it’ll set you back PKR 9,700.
Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Serum
This one also promises firmer skin with much improved wrinkles and fine lines. It’s lightweight and moisturizing, so it’ll give your face that tightness you want. Another great thing about it is that it will only cost you PKR 2,800.
La Roche Posay Effacular Serum
This is for those people who have super large pores and want to control all the oil oozing out. It’s a great serum with glycolic acid that’ll help you achieve balanced and radiant skin. This one will cost you PKR 4,700.
Murad T-Zone Pore Refining Serum
Another great serum to control the oil. The essential fatty acids in it will help normalize your skin’s sebum production, so no more oily skin! Also, the glycolic and salicylic acids will aid in cleaning pores and correcting imperfections. This one will cost you PKR 4,600.
Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Correcting Serum
This great oil-free serum cleans out all the dirt in pores and keeps the oil far, far away from your skin! They claim that after 2 weeks use, your pores will look 58% smaller… which sounds like a promising claim. So, why not try it and tell oily skin bye-bye? This one will cost you PKR 4,800.
The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Serum
This one, although suitable for all skin types, is known to have helped a lot of dry skin problems! This light weight serum protects you all day and treats your skin to moisture and so much more! This one will only cost you PKR 1,800.
Kate Somerville Quench Hydrating Face Serum (also works well for mature skin)
This serum locks in all the moisture and gives you much hydrated and soft skin through out the day. It’s known to be a celebrity favorite because it contributes skin elasticity and generates tissue to promote firm, healthy skin. This amazing serum will cost you PKR 7,900.
Lancome Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Serum
This really nice looking serum claims to work on 10 key signs of youth like skin texture, elasticity, wrinkles, skin tone, etc. Moreover, it’s lightweight and oil-free hence you’ll get soft, youthful skin in no time! This one will cost you around PKR 8,000.
L’oreal Youth Code Luminize Super Serum
This staff favorite serum is great if you want to eliminate dark spots and reduce skin imperfections. Claims are that only after a while of using this super serum your skin will be much youthful and even-toned as compared to before! Buy this one for PKR 1,500.
And one local favorite that works for all skin types and defies all aging related signs is:
Conatural Skin Renew Age Defying Serum
Great for all skin types, this age defying serum will fight all signs of aging and give you soft, youthful and radiant skin in just one use! If you don’t like the prices of others, then try a local, reasonably priced favorite! Only for PKR 1,700 and available at https://www.conaturalintl.com/collections/anti-aging-1/products/skin-renew-age-defying-serum-1
We hope you liked this blog and found it informative and helpful! Go get yourself a serum too and make it part of your skincare regimen because it is super duper important!