BAZAAR Beauty Awards 2017: 14 Facial Serums For Any Skin Concern
Best Hydrating Serum
Bioderma Hydrabio Serum, $52.90
A much-needed antidote to parched skin, this hyaluronic acid- and glycerin-rich serum not only infuses skin with intense moisture, it also locks in water and improves intercellular water transport for instant and long-lasting hydration.
Best Face-Shaping Serum
Declaré Age Control Multi Lift Serum, $135
Give sagging jowls a lift with this power-packed serum. Fortified with marine collagen and hyaluronic acid, it smoothes skin surface and strengthens skin matrix for more lifted facial contours.
Best Firming Serum
Dr. Ci:Labo Super-100 EGF, $53
Formulated with high-quality, undiluted ingredients, this ultra-pure and concentrated serum harnesses the skin-regenerating effects of Epidermal Growth Factors (originally used in the medical field to speed up wound healing) to promote cell renewal and collagen production, giving you plumper, firmer skin.
Best Line-Smoothing Serum
Gatineau RENEW 7 Laser, $149
This seven-day intensive treatment gives skin a surge of proteins, vitamins, trace elements, hyaluronic acid and a silica derivative to dramatically plump and smooth skin—perfect as the ultimate party prep.
Use this under your regular skincare routine and bid farewell to comedones and enlarged pores, thanks to its blend of red clover extract, tea tree oil and witch hazel extract, which work in synergy to provide anti-inflammatory and astringent benefits.
Best Calming Serum
Kerstin Florian Correcting Hyaluronic Serum, $180
Free of artificial fragrances and oil, this pH-balanced serum contains a slew of humectants to bind moisture to skin. It also provides instant relief to irritation-prone skin, thanks to the special combination of antioxidants and minerals in its formulation.
Best Anti-Dark Spot Serum
Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution, $92
Dark spots don’t stand a chance against this lightweight serum, thanks to its powerful blend of activated vitamin C, white birch and peony extracts.
La Prairie White Caviar Illuminating Pearl Infusion, $850
Taking a multi-pronged approach to skin-brightening, powerful radiance-enhancing ingredients are encapsulated in iridescent white caviar pearls, which are freshly crushed and dispensed to combat concerns like age spots, redness and skin dullness for a luminous complexion.
Best Multi-Action Anti-Ageing Serum
Natura Bissé Diamond Life Infusion, $979
Inspired by breakthroughs in the medical field, this age-defying holy grail doesn’t come cheap. It uses a cutting-edge, patent-pending technology to accelerate cell renewal, improve skin texture and luminosity.
Best Pre-Serum Essence
SK-II Facial Treatment Essence, $269
There’s a reason why countless women all over the world still swear by it decades after it was first introduced: Containing over 90 percent Pitera—SK-II’s star ingredient made up of an optimal blend of vitamins, amino acids, minerals and Natural Moisturising Factors—it feeds skin with essential nutrients, setting the foundation for healthy, glowing skin.
Best Antioxidant Serum
SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic, $248
With its optimal formulation of vitamins C, E and Ferulic Acid, this powerful serum penetrates effectively into all layers of skin. It creates an antioxidant reservoir that remains effective for three days, mopping up free radicals and defending skin against environmental hazards.
Best Booster Serum
Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum, $115
The result of centuries of traditional Korean herbal medicine know-how, this balancing serum normalises moisture level and improves skin vitality, clarity and resilience.
Best Sebum-Regulating Serum
V10 Plus Vitamin C Serum, $128
A must-have for congested skin, this lightweight serum is fortified with vitamin C derivatives to keep oily skin in check, refine pores and reduce the appearance of post-blemish scarring.
Best Eco-Friendly Serum
Vanderohe No. 1 Nourishing Face Serum, $170
If you want to give your skin the best Mother Nature has to offer, this is it. Made of certified cold-pressed botanical oils and essential oils, it pampers your senses, invigorates your mind and rejuvenates your skin all at once.