The Best Serums For Your Skincare Routine

Serums aren’t just a bonus to your skincare routine, in fact, they’re pretty essential. It may seem like a costly addition (have you seen their price tags?) but serums can deliver a concentration of ingredients that penetrate better than most moisturisers.

The formulas are usually made from active ingredients that contain molecules that penetrate through the outer epidermis of our skin. So what’s in the serum will actually go inside your skin and not sit on top of it. Collagen, anti-ageing ingredients and antioxidants, all in one. Whoa.

As many serums are water-based, it’s pretty easy for the formula to deliver water-soluble ingredients (like Vitamin C) beyond the surface layer of the skin. Even if you’re not into superfluous skincare, you should probably invest in a serum for glowing skin’s sake. Here are some of Likely’s best recommendations.

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

This serum is made with a potent blend of glycolic and salicylic acids, hydrating ingredients like raspberry extract and honey chestnut. It has 12% AHA /BHA to replenish your skin cells overnight to reveal brighter and a more radiant complexion the next morning.

2. Glow Recipe Pineapple C-Bright Serum

Described as a “bouncy, lightweight serum,” this product is made with ingredients that will brighten up your skin including 22% pineapple juice and pure ascorbic acid. When you need K-pop worthy skin, you should probably consider Glow Recipe’s newest serum.

3. Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate

This concentrated vial filled with a replenishing night-time facial oil that visibly restores your skin’s appearance. Formulated with botanicals and essential oils, you can add this product to your skincare routine and wake up with visibly smoother skin.

4. Tarte Mermaid Skin Hyaluronic H20 Serum

Water-light and intensely packed with hyaluronic acid, this Mermaid Skin serum delivers a burst of moisture to dry skin. Meanwhile, antioxidants like Vitamin B5 and marine plant extract helps your skin to renew and regenerate overnight.

5. Missha Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Ampoule

Who knew snail mucin could be so good for your skin? Missha’s serum contains 65% snail mucin extract which lightens acne scars and smoothens your skin texture. Plus, the serum is formulated with baobab seed extract to keep one’s skin moisturised and hydrated.

What is your favourite face serum? Let us know in the comments below.