Despite the great serum debate of 2019 when people argued for days on social media whether the so-called “elixirs of life” should be applied before or after moisturizer (before), serums are still a mystery to many, myself included. In order to maximize the benefits of the magic ingredients in each little dropper, you have to know how to apply them correctly, especially if you are applying more than one.
Serums should be the first thing you apply after cleansing and exfoliating your face. As the product with the thinnest consistency and the smallest molecules, serums absorb into the skin easier than any other skincare product. If you are applying more than one serum (limit yourself to three), massage or pat them into your skin in order of consistency from thinnest to thickest. Then wait a minute or two before applying your moisturizer to give your skin enough time to soak up as much as it can before adding a moisturizer to the mix. Also, some serums contain ingredients that can actually harm your skin when exposed to ultraviolet rays so it’s best to apply your serums at night or cover your face with a strong SPF before leaving the house in the morning.
At this point, there is a serum for every skincare woe from acne scars to wrinkles. We know it can seem overwhelming, that’s why we’ve rounded up the best serums for 2020 according to your reviews. Keep reading to learn m
1. Bliss Glow & Hydrate Day Serum
According to your reviews, this Bliss serum is the serum for glowing skin. It's formulated with Niacinamide, an antioxidant that protects against environmental stressors, and everyone's favorite moisturizing ingredient, hyaluronic acid for everyday radiant skin.
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2. Sweet Chef Ginger Vitamin C Serum Shot
It seems to be common knowledge at this point that vitamin C serums can brighten and even skin tones, but what makes this Sweet Chef serum special is the added ginger and turmeric which heal and calm the skin. That makes this the perfect serum for acne scars!
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3. Bliss Renew & Smooth Night Serum
No surprise, another Bliss serum takes third place. Your skin can't glow if it's covered in dead skin cells. This serum uses glycolic and polyhydroxy acids to gently exfoliate your skin overnight so you wake up with skin as bright as the morning sun!
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4. Versed Stroke of Brilliance Brightening Serum
When vitamin C isn't enough, this serum by Who What Wear's skincare brand Versed also includes licorice root and palmaria palmata extracts, which also help brighten skin and prevent further pigmentation. Consider this your super shot for even skin tone.
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5. Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum
Give your skin some T.L.C. with this tartaric, lactic, and citric acid exfoliator blend. This serum by Drunk Elephant also contains salicylic acid to unclog pores for a breath of fresh air.
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6. Bliss Bright Idea Vitamin C Serum
As you can see, our SG reviewers love vitamin C serum. This serum by Bliss is unique because it doesn't just brighten skin, but it also protects collagen and boosts elasticity. Like the youthful packaging suggests, this serum will keep your skin looking young for ages!
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7. Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum
This oil-free serum by Caudalie claims to be 62 times more effective than vitamin C and our Supergreaters seem to agree. It's made from grape vine sap (Who know grape vines produced sap??) and olive squalene for non-greasy hydration.
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8. Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum
This serum by Drunk Elephant does it all! It brightens skin tone, exfoliates away dead skin cells, protects against pollutants, and firms skin texture. With all these healthy benefits, it's clear why Supergreaters love this serum.
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9. Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Antipollution Sunshine Serum
Is it skincare or is it makeup? Both! This serum by Drunk Elephant provides protection from environmental pollution while also delivering a sun-kissed glow. Made with chronocyclin, which mimics the antioxidant benefits of vitamin D, this serum is sunshine in a bottle.
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10. Glow Recipe Pineapple C-Bright Serum
If you like piña coladas, and getting caught in the rain... you'll like this hydrating pineapple serum from Glow Recipe. Not only have reviewers loved the vitamin C benefits in this serum, but they also can't get enough of the pineapple-like packaging.
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What's your favorite? Add Your Review below to contribute to our great serum showdown!