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Top 10 Buzz-Worthy Serums

Ten Most Talked-About Serums

Ten Most Talked-About Serums

Once a product reserved for our mother's bathroom cabinets, serums are now sweeping the skincare game all over social media. Start using serums ASAP to preserve and protect your skin's youthful glow. With so many skincare brands out there, it's hard to know where to start. We rounded up the most talked-about and trendy serums on the internet so you can dive into your most hydrated and youthful skin. These ten best facial serums boast benefits ranging from wrinkle repair to fading dark spots, so read through this list and pick your potion for gorgeous, glowing skin in no time. Opening image: vintnersdaughter.com

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August 7, 2017

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The Rankings


iS CLINICAL Active Serum

Our Score

LOVED FOR: Its ability to treat and fight acne.

USERS SAID: "AWESOME! The only thing that keeps me acne free!"


Dr. Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Serum

Our Score

LOVED FOR: Plumping skin and fighting fine wrinkles.

FUN FACT: This baby is made without fragrance, mineral oil, silicones, or parabens.


The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

Our Score

LOVED FOR: It's cost-effectiveness and general effectiveness. For real, this bottle is only eight bucks.

FUN FACT: The B5 in this formula will hydrate your skin in even the hottest and driest summer months.


Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum

Our Score

USERS SAID: "This is one of those rare products that's worth the price. I use it every other night. Its strong, but not irritating. No fragrance and no alcohol."

LOVED FOR: The entire Drunk Elephant skincare line is regarded as one of the most effective and worth-the-splurge brands on the market. No buyer's remorse here.


Glossier Super Pure

Our Score

USERS SAID: "This serum has changed the game. I was skeptical buying it, but also in desperate need for something that would solve my acne problem without completely drying out my skin. After one use my acne started to clear right up." 

FUN FACT: This serum is loved for its ability to fight acne, but the Vitamin B3 also tackles redness.


Sunday Riley Good Genes Treatment

Our Score

USERS SAID: "Absolutely the best product serum I have used on my face. It is insane how different, HOW HEALTHY, my skin looks."

LOVED FOR: It's ability to plump fine lines and reveal brighter, healthier skin.


Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II

Our Score

USERS SAID: "I purchased this product about a couple of weeks ago and by using it on a daily basis, my skin has improved. My dark spots are barely visible now. If you're going to get this product, you have to use it faithfully to see results."

FUN FACT: This product can also be used on collarbones and shoulders for a dewy, radiant look.


Vintner's Daughter Active Botanical Serum

Our Score

LOVED FOR: The brand's effectiveness. Vintner's Daughter products are definitely an investment, but they're regarded as the holy grail of skin products to bloggers, celebs, and skin professionals alike.

FUN FACT: This serum contains 22 active organic and wild-crafted botanicals to up your skin's nutrition and hydration. All skin types, colors, and ages can and should try this fabulous product.


La Mer The Concentrate

Our Score

USERS SAID: "The 'must have' of the entire La Mer collection. The ultimate serum, I can't go without."

LOVED FOR: Its healing properties make this effective on scars, as well as a sunburn treatment. 


SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic

Our Score

USERS SAID: "I love it. This is gold on my skin. I can't do without it before my daily regimen."

FUN FACT: This award-winning serum has been said to be a favorite among the "over-35-set" in a beauty magazine's office and is loved for its anti-wrinkle benefits as well as its ability to fade dark spots.

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