In skin care, face serums are used as potent enhancements to many regimens. These products are formulated with greater amounts of active ingredients and because they are generally lighter than your traditional face creams, they can penetrate your skin deeper to truly make a difference.

Typically applied daily as the last step before moisturizing your skin, these products are versatile and can be used in numerous ways: They can be added to moisturizers, night creams and masks to enhance their potency, used as a spot treatment for problem areas or utilized as a standalone hydrating gel for oily skin. With continued use, serums offer visible results that may not be realized with most creams and lotions alone. Crafted to target common skin concerns, here are some of our top face serums to try.

FOR FINE LINES, WRINKLES & SAGGING: Anti-Aging Serums

The best anti-aging face serums out there feature ingredients that speed up cell turnover and improve your skin’s elasticity. Antioxidants, such as vitamin C, help fight free-radical damage that leads to premature aging. Some also offer skin-firming benefits, making lines and pores less visible.

Key Ingredients: Retinol, antioxidants, peptides and stem cells Read more