If you invest in just one skin treatment, make it a great serum. Poised to steal the starring role in your routine, these highly concentrated formulas have the power to deliver both instant gratification and long-term benefits. Today, there’s a serum to suit all skin types and treat any complexion concern, from fine lines and pigmentation to acne scars and clogged pores.
Today’s best serums are indeed transformative, but they rarely come with a pleasing price tag. However, this is the step in your routine where you should spend the majority of your budget, as it will be the most ‘active’ product you apply. Readily absorbed and packed with potent ingredients (think hyaluronic acid, retinol, resurfacing acids and vitamin C), it’s the efficacy of these products that justifies the cost.
A serum is also the best way to fine-tune your routine, ensuring it’s precisely tailored to your skin’s needs at any given time. If your complexion cries out for moisture one week, then clarity the next, a serum switch is the simplest solution. Keep a couple on regular rotation, and you’ll be perfectly prepped to meet any demand your skin may throw at you throughout the month.
Above, discover the Bazaar verdict on the best face serum for every skin concern.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s Bazaar UK.