A glowing and healthy complexion is the ultimate goal of any skincare regimen, but finding the right products can feel overwhelming at times. There are so many options out there and it’s hard to know what the best skincare products are. In this blog post thePinkPanel has collected a list of the top skin care serums as voted by WWD.com to help you navigate the world of skincare.

Importance of Skin Care Serums

Before we dive into the list, let’s first talk about the importance of serums in your skincare regimen. Serums are potent, targeted, and ready to tackle specific skin concerns with precision. These lightweight and highly concentrated elixirs are designed to deliver a strong dose of active ingredients directly to your skin. So they’re like that friend who always knows the right thing to say at the right time – but in this case, they know exactly what your skin needs.

Best Skin Care Serums

1. Beautystat Universal C Skin Refiner

Named Best Vitamin C Serum by Allure and Harper’s Bazaar and Best Dark Spot Corrector by Cosmo, Universal C Skin Refiner from BeautyStat Cosmetics is an age-defying treatment for brighter, firmer, more even-looking skin. Formulated with 20% pure vitamin C and three patents, this serum offers a stable full strength formula with no color change or loss of effectiveness. This lightweight gel-cream immediately provides smoother, silkier, more radiant and pore-less skin. Over time, lines, wrinkles, redness and dark spots are reduced. While many products contain a form of vitamin C, this ingredient is difficult to contain and stabilize within formulas. BeautySTAT did comparison stability testing versus leading competitor vitamin C products and the Universal C Skin Refiner remains pure and active; other formulas oxidize, turning orange or brown.

2. Even Better Clinical Radical Dark Spot Corrector + Interrupter Serum

Clinique’s ‘damage eraser’ serum with CL302 Brightening Complex™ delivers dramatic brightening results—yet is still gentle enough for all skin types, including sensitive skin. It features the brand’s proprietary brightening molecule and vitamin C for a more even-looking skin tone, including acne marks. And it improves the look of existing dark spots, including age spots, while interrupting the look of future dark spots, too.

3. Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Skin Care Serum

Advanced Night Repair serum works night and day to help optimize skin’s natural rhythm of repair and protection. At night, with Estée Lauder’s exclusive Night Peptide, it helps support skin’s visible renewal and firming. Hyaluronic Acid helps lock in moisture. By day, this serum with 8-hour anti-oxidant protection helps defend skin against visible effects of free radical damage from environmental sources like pollution.

4. Dr. Sturm Hyaluronic Serum

This Hyaluronic Serum is the most fundamental creation in Dr. Barbara Sturm’s skincare line. Packed with an optimal concentration of low and high weighted Hyaluronic Molecules, it provides instant hydration at the surface and deeper skin layers. The low molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid penetrates deeper skin layers, leaving skin feeling firmer, refreshed and visibly more radiant for the long term. High weight Hyaluronic Molecules provide immediate intensive hydration to the surface layers of the skin. When used as part of your daily skincare routine, the Hyaluronic Serum improves the skin matrix. Because of this it acts as a super-hydrator, improving skin health and reducing the formation of wrinkles caused by dehydration. It’s also the perfect travel companion after exposure to the sun and the elements. Purslane, an anti-aging powerhouse, reduces the appearance of the visible signs of irritation.

5. Caudalie Resveratrol Lift Instant Firming Retinol Alternative Serum

Enriched with a patented combination of vine resveratrol, hyaluronic acid and a vegan collagen booster, the Instant Firming Serum corrects wrinkles and smooths facial contours. Features are instantly lifted and the skin appears firmer. As a result, this oil-free serum visibly firms, lifts and reduces the look of wrinkles.

6. Augustinus Bader The Serum 

Protect your skin from dehydration, stress, signs of aging, environmental damage, and the appearance of imperfections and loss of elasticity with this fast-absorbing concentrated serum. Reduces and helps to prevent the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and hyper-pigmentation for more youthful looking skin.

7. Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops

Reveal a dewy glow instantly and over time with this niacinamide-infused highlighting serum, formulated without mica, glitter, or pearls. This first of its kind highlighting skincare + makeup hybrid. These drops help visibly brighten skin and deliver an effortless glow instantly and over time. Meanwhile it helps to reduce hyperpigmentation and without leaving a gray cast.

This emulsion creates a lightweight, buildable texture that quickly absorbs. Thus making it a great option for all skin types including oily or acne prone. Use it as a hydrating highlighting serum or as the last step of your routine to add an instant glossy finish.

8. Eight Day The Regenerative Serum

Formulated by Dr. Antony Nakhla in a clinical setting, this cult serum is a blend of high-potency, nutrient rich ingredients. It is designed to stimulate your own cells toward healing, repair, and renewal. The ​​blend of peptides, growth factors, and immunostimulants mimic the molecules found in human skin cells. It will leave a slight skin-tightening film on your skin.

9. Dieux Deliverance Skin Care Serum

The power of science and plants compels your complexion into the sublime with Deliverance. This serum addresses three primary skin concerns: irritation, the appearance of fine lines, and uneven tone. Deliverance is a lightweight serum that leaves skin feeling softer, calm, and more even.

10. Natrium Niacinamide Serum 12% Plus Zinc 2%

This concentrated serum is formulated with pure 12% niacinamide and 2% zinc PCA. It is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of dark spots, pores, plus fine lines and wrinkles. This serum combines niacinamide (vitamin B3) with zinc salt of pyrrolidone carboxylic acid to visually refine the complexion.

11. Shani Darden Retinol Reform

A game-changing treatment for firmer, youthful-looking skin. This multitasking anti-aging serum combines firming retinol with brightening lactic acid to visibly soften fine lines & wrinkles, even tone, smooth texture, and add radiance. The gentle, yet potent, time-release formula delivers a steady stream of encapsulated retinol throughout the night. This minimizes the irritation of ordinary retinol—while transforming your skin. 

12. La Mer The Concentrate Skin Care Serum

Your dual source of strength against daily irritants. Concentrated Miracle Broth™ helps visibly calm skin so it can focus on natural renewal. This serum visibly soothes signs of irritation and helps lock in hydration for a smoother, softer feel.

13. Ourself Ha+ Replenishing Serum

This breakthrough all-in-one serum immediately replenishes hydration. Over time it visibly recovers volume, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and visibly improves skin tone and texture on the face, neck and décolleté. Exclusive Subtopical Firming Technology™ directly delivers the potent blend of HA+ Complex and Firming Intides™. This will help achieve a firmer, smoother look — no needles, no clinic, no overboard.

14. SkinMedica TNS Advanced+ Serum

This next-generation, skin rejuvenating formula improves the appearance of coarse wrinkles, fine lines, skin tone, and texture. It’s the only growth factor product proven to address sagging skin. This formula contains a highly active blend of botanicals, marine extracts, and peptides.

15. U Beauty The Resurfacing Body Compound

A breakthrough body exfoliant for smooth skin free of visible irregularities. Engineered to improve the skin’s natural desquamation process, it optimizes normal skin turnover and helps refine skin texture. In turn it helps visibly reduce wrinkle depth and uniformes the skin.

16. Peach & Lily Glass Skin Refining Serum

Glassy, smooth, luminous, translucent-looking skin is achieved when skin is well hydrated and without inflammation and free radical damage. A revolutionary cocktail of peach extract, niacinamide, East Asian mountain yam, madecassoside, peptides, and hyaluronic acid. As a result, this mix helps to visibly hydrate, calm, brighten and firm skin.

17. SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic Serum

SkinCeuticals’ C E Ferulic features a combination of ferulic acid and pure vitamin C and E to enhance your skin’s protection against environmental damage caused by free radicals. So, in addition to antioxidant protective benefits, this formula improves signs of aging and photodamage to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Meanwhile it’s firming and brightening your complexion. Lastly, this powerful formula helps neutralize free radicals induced by UVA/UVB, infrared radiation (IRA) and ozone pollution (O3).

18. Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum

The Winningest Face Oil, Active Botanical Serum™ is a category-defining face oil. It is formulated with the world’s most nutrient-rich botanicals for nourishing and restorative moisture. At the heart of this performance-driven serum is their signature Phyto Radiance Infusion™. This employs a 21-day process which begins with whole plants and, gently infuses their powerful nutrients into the formula. Added to this infusion is a group of botanical and essential oils to address a broad range of skin concerns.

19. Lancôme Advanced Génifique Radiance Boosting Face Serum

This serum strengthens the skin’s moisture barrier in one drop. A strong skin moisture barrier helps lock in hydration and defend against pollution, cold, and dry weather. Formulated with 10% Bifidus Prebiotic, Hyaluronic Acid, and Vitamin Cg, this anti-aging serum helps to improve the look of dull skin. Lancôme’s serum will asl help with and the signs of aging for visibly glowing skin. 

The Advanced Génifique Serum improves elasticity and the appearance of fine lines. Used morning and night, Advanced Génifique serum visibly hydrates, plumps and evens tone to restore healthy, younger-looking skin

20. PillowtalkDerm Major Fade Hyper Serum

Brighten up, buttercup! This instantly illuminating serum helps to fade stubborn dark spots and improve uneven skin tone. Use twice daily to target discoloration and brighten your complexion.

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