Serums are a highly potent product that is a great way to target specific problem areas in your skin. Is your skin dull, dehydrated, mature, acne-prone, discolored, oily, hyperpigmented? There’s a serum for that.
As a self proclaimed skincare junkie, I’m ashamed to say that I’m just recently dipping into the serum within the last few years, but when I tell you that I’m full of opinions, you can take that to the bank. Here’s a baby list of the serums I’m currently using in order from most favorite to definitely not repurchasing.
My holy grail serum that I use every single day is the Milk Makeup Watermelon Brightening Serum. Not only does this come in the world’s most convenient (not particularly hygienic, but soooo convenient) packaging, but it also feels so lovely when you apply to your face. It’s a nice cooling gel that leaves your face bright and hydrated all day long. I’m on my second tube now and it will never escape my everyday makeup bag.
The next serum that I use most days is the Drunk Elephant Glycolic Night Serum. Pricey, yes but worth every penny. This serum is best used at night to help resurface skin for a smoother, more radiant complexion. With my horribly dry skin, I try to not over exfoliate. Typically, I’ll wash my face with a gentle cleanser and my Clarisonic and call it a day. When I add this at night, it helps my skin to look nice and fresh in the morning without the dry patches.
Next up is the Drunk Elephant Intensive Hydration Serum which I use once in a while in the daytime. I have no bad things to say about this serum. It was nice and hydrating and replaced my love for the Clinique Moisture Surge. Unfortunately, my obsession with the Milk Makeup Watermelon Brightening Serum (above) is simply unparalleled. If you have dry skin, this could be a great addition to your collection.
The Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum is another one of those products that got sideswiped by the Milk Makeup Watermelon Brightening Serum. There is nothing wrong with this product. It smells lovely like citrus, and with the intense vitamin c formula, it also claims to brighten your skin, but I just prefer the convenience of the stick formula.
This last serum that I want to chat with you about is the Clarins Double Wear Serum and was by far the most disappointing. I paid a lot of money for this serum and it made some bold claims about its anti-aging properties and how it’s supposed to optimize the way your skin functions, but really, it was just an expensive serum that truly showed no results. I gave this bad boy a good month or so and moved on. It was an unfortunate day for sure.
Anyway, serums are super cool. Try one of my favorites or let me know which ones you’ve been loving lately down in the comments section.