If you’re dedicated to taking care of the skin the utmost best you can, your daily skincare regime probably consists of some sort of serum. It’s not an essence even though it is lightweight, and on the other hand, it’s moisturising, but it isn’t exactly a moisturiser. The question is.. What exactly does a serum do?
Serums are meant to be used in between cleansing and moisturising the skin, while other skincare products can be applied in the order that goes from the lightest to the heaviest formulas. The function of a serum is to deliver powerful active ingredients into the skin as it has a high penetration level thanks to its smaller molecules.
Hence, serums are great to be used for targeting specific skin concerns that may vary from person to person. If you’re on the hunt for a new serum, look no further. We’ve compiled some of our favourites according to various skin types so feel free to browse through!
For aging skin
Algenist ELEVATE Firming & Lifting Contouring Serum (Dropping soon on Sephora.my)
Algenist champions anti-aging skincare and you’ll never go wrong with with is intense serum that visibly redefines and lifts the skin, all while smoothening fine lines and wrinkles as well as boosting elasticity.
Restore youthfulness with this 3D resculpting serum that’s developed with Caudalie’s Vine Resveratrol and micro hyaluronic acids to re-plump, redefine and re-contour skin that is out of shape due to aging.
For acne-prone skin
Hiruscar Anti-Acne Pore Purifying Serum (RM75)
Treat mild to moderate acne-prone skin with this serum that is fortified with salicylic acid and other bacteria-fighting ingredients to reduce excessive sebum, tighten pores and prevent future spots.
Also containing 2% salicylic acid is Mary Kay’s Clear Proof® serum to help clear existing blemishes and prevent new ones from popping up. It also acts as a gentle exfoliant to unclog pores and minimise the appearance of pores.
For dry skin
Lightweight and intensely hydrating with a whopping 75% of hyaluronic acid complex, the potent skin saver nourishes parched skin and even has the ability to magnetise 1,000 its water weight from moisture in the atmosphere.
Containing 5th generation Hyalucomplex, this serum instantly hydrates the skin and locks in the moisture for hours on end while stimulating cell renewal and strengthening the skin against signs of aging and dullness.
For clogged skin
Infused with persian silk tree and chestnut seed extracts, this refining serum combats the effects of impurities that have been left behind on the skin and tightens enlarged pores for smoother skin texture.
Unclog your pores by detoxifying the skin from the aftermath of free radicals and keep it looking wrinkle-free, radiant and healthy overall with this oil-free serum that is formulated with naturally derived Antioxidant+3 Complex.
For sensitive skin
Dr. Jart Cicapair Serum (RM182)
The star ingredient inside this serum, centella asiatica, also known as tiger grass, works to soothe and repair sensitive skin that is prone to redness, inflammation, irritation or is damaged.
Calm the skin with a fortifying fusion of organic ingredients from this serum without compromising the skin’s delicate nature. It also replenishes moisture and is easily absorbed.
For dullness and dark spots
Nanowhite Dark Spot Corrective Serum (RM69.90)
Experience spotless clarity on the skin with this dark spot zapper that also reduces discolouration and lightens acne scars, aside from preventing future dark spots from forming.
Givenchy Blanc Divin Brightening Serum (RM427)
Discover your inner radiance and luminosity with this opulent serum energised by Givenchy’s Glow Reviver Complex™ encapsulated from three plant extracts that optimise its brightening power.
For all skin types
Clarins Double Serum (Coming soon in September)
One of Malaysia’s staple ingredient, turmeric, is the Double Serum’s secret weapon. Suitable for all skin types and ages, it promotes overall skin health by evening out the skin tone, maximise radiance, and target fine lines and wrinkles.
Dior One Essential Skin Boosting Super Serum (RM385 – 30ml, RM495 – 50ml, RM630 – 75ml)
Targeting both outdoor pollutions and indoor toxins that may be harmful, this milky serum works to reset the skin overall, leaving it luminous, nourished and plumped, aside from elevating firmness.