The dream of every woman is to keep youth and attractiveness as long as possible. To achieve this, many women of fashion use various cosmetics. Serums for the skin of the face have gained well-deserved popularity for quite a long time. Such products can significantly slow down the aging process. In this article, we will talk in detail about how to choose the right composition so that it affects the skin as efficiently as possible, and we will also give a rating of the best face serums of 2020, where we will analyze the characteristics of the most popular products among users.
How to choose the right face serum?
In general, such formulations are concentrated products that come in the form of a gel, essence, or ordinary oily liquid. According to cosmetologists, the content of substances useful for the skin in serum is about 8-10 times higher compared to ordinary creams.
All products can be divided into several groups — moisturizing, anti-aging, antioxidant, regenerating and whitening. The first group is most often found on sale, such products can be used both in the winter and summer months on a regular basis, since the skin is negatively affected by natural factors all year round. Anti-aging formulations are designed for girls over the age of 25, especially in cases where noticeable signs of aging appear on the face — wrinkles, folds, and so on. Antioxidants help slow down the oxidative processes that occur in the epidermis. With their help, the skin is restored much faster, preventing premature aging.
Regenerating or restorative formulations help restore skin to its original appearance, healthy radiance and luster. With the help of similar serums, you can quickly get rid of dark circles under the eyes, wrinkles. Whitening products are designed to combat hyperpigmentation, but you should definitely consult a dermatologist before using these serums.
In turn, cosmetologists recommend using these formulations in combination with other skin care products. Serum is applied to thoroughly cleansed and completely dried skin, waiting for it to dry completely, after which your standard face cream is applied on top. With the help of serum, you can increase the effect of the active substances contained in the cream several times and achieve a more pronounced effect.
In order for the result to be effective and clearly visible, serum is used in courses — about once every three to four months. The course of use depends on the composition of the product and the manufacturer’s recommendations, so it can last from a couple of weeks to two months. The result will be noticeable after about a couple of weeks of daily use. The consumption of funds is usually small, so one package of serum is usually enough for several courses of use.
In general, cosmetologists do not recommend the use of these formulations if age-related changes are not noticeable on the skin of the face. The exception to this rule is moisturizing products. It is advisable to apply the serum to the skin no later than 30 minutes before going outside — the active ingredients will have time to be completely absorbed during this time, and the beneficial substances will not begin to evaporate from the surface of the skin.
When choosing products to include in our ranking of the best face serums, user reviews, as well as the value for money of the composition, were decisive for us. We tried to include high-quality, but not too expensive serums in the review, so that each of our readers can choose a product in strict accordance with their own needs.
3. VITEKS IDEAL WHITENING
The product is an original composition of intensive action. This serum can be used to lighten freckles and age spots, which are a means of age-related changes in the epidermis, regular and intense exposure to ultraviolet rays and other negative environmental factors that increase pigmentation. Serum penetrates into the deep layers of the epidermis and reaches the active environments that provoke the appearance of age spots and freckles. The active components of this composition slow down the production of melanin. This allows you to prevent the emergence of new age spots, lightening existing ones. The product contains natural bearberry extract. This natural herbal remedy has a strengthening effect, with its help the skin is fully saturated with moisture. Literally after each application, the skin tone becomes more even, it acquires a healthy glow and radiance. After a month of daily use, even dark age spots and freckles become less pronounced.
The serum contains two active brightening components of the latest generation Dermawhite and Lumiskin. Before using the serum, you must thoroughly wash, remove the remnants of cosmetics. The skin is thoroughly blotted with paper towels. A small amount of serum is applied to the face and evenly distributed over the surface. The product is designed in such a way that it is suitable for both morning and evening use. It absorbs within just a few minutes.
- Perfectly copes with unwanted pigmentation;
- Intensively and effectively affects the skin, giving it a healthy look;
- Acceptable cost;
- Minor expense;
- Absorbs instantly without clogging pores.
- When used on sensitive skin, it can cause tingling and slight discomfort, in some cases the skin even begins to peel off.
VITEKS IDEAL WHITENING
2. Serum Black Pearl Dream Cream
The products are characterized by a very light composition, which, during application, begins to resemble a watery texture, which greatly facilitates the distribution over the surface of the skin. The composition contains microparticles that scatter ultraviolet rays, even out the tone of the face. It also contains hyaluronic acid, which fully saturates even the deep layers of the skin with moisture, doing it very quickly. It also helps to retain enough moisture in the cells of the epidermis, great for use as a base for other facial skin care products or for cosmetic products such as foundation, powder, and so on.
The composition is supplied in small compact bottles with a tight-fitting lid, which minimizes the contact of the agent with atmospheric oxygen — the product will not oxidize and retain its useful qualities for a long time. The dispenser is made in the form of a pump, which minimizes product consumption. The consistency is gel-like, but it liquefies upon application. The smell is present, but it is pleasant and not at all sharp. The composition has a pale blue color with a pearlescent effect. Serum is applied to the skin of the face and neck daily in the morning and evening. It absorbs instantly and leaves no residue behind.
- Very handy dispenser
- It fights well with skin peeling even on sensitive integuments;
- Minor expense;
- Absorbed almost instantly;
- The skin is fully saturated with moisture.
- Lurid design of the packaging of the composition;
- The skin takes on a radiant appearance not immediately.
Serum Black Pearl Dream Cream
1. Serum Natura Siberica Protection and nutrition
The serum is made on the basis of a natural lipid complex that acts on the skin together with an extract of a very valuable plant growing in Siberian forests — Rhodiola rosea, which perfectly softens the skin. In general, these products were developed by domestic cosmetologists specifically for dry and sensitive skin. Despite the fact that the composition itself is distinguished by the presence of a large amount of nutrients, it is still able to further enhance the effect of the components of creams of various types. The serum contains silk proteins. They also additionally nourish skin cells, saturating them with beneficial compounds. It also contains vitamin F, a sufficient amount of which stimulates the rapid lipid metabolism of skin cells.
The serum does not allow irritation, all active substances reach their destination within minutes. The packaging of the product is very convenient — it is a bottle with a dispenser. It does not allow contact of the product with the external environment and provides economical consumption. The product is dispensed gently, without getting stuck in the bottle. The texture is gel, but the products are evenly distributed over the surface of the skin. The smell of the product is light and very pleasant, it is not felt too strongly, after absorption into the skin it disappears altogether. Even sensitive skin reacts positively to this remedy. The epidermis is saturated with a sufficient amount of moisture, redness or allergic reactions are not observed.
- Very convenient packaging;
- For a long time relieves the feeling of dryness;
- Allergic reactions are absent;
- Convenient packaging and bottle;
- Nourishes and protects the skin, making it resistant to UV rays.
- The composition contains microplastic particles, but they do not play a special role.
Serum Natura Siberica Protection and nutrition
4. Levrana refresh
Despite the fact that experienced cosmetologists recommend applying anti-aging products to skin over 25 years old, this composition, due to its mild action, is also suitable for 18-year-old fashionistas. Apply it once a day in the evening hours. The skin should be thoroughly cleansed before using the product, and after the serum is completely absorbed, it is necessary to apply a night nourishing or moisturizing cream. It is not recommended to use this composition separately from other caring cosmetics. The product is not suitable for the skin around the eyes. Some girls have adapted to apply serum in the morning, however, with this approach, it will be necessary to use a sunscreen with a protection degree of at least 30 SPF in the spring, winter and autumn months and at least 50 SPF in the summer, and it is advisable not to allow direct contact with the skin. sun rays.
The manufacturer does not recommend using such a composition if open wounds are observed on the skin of the face, for example, from acne. The course of treatment with this serum is about 12 weeks, and during this time it is possible to get rid of many small wrinkles, smooth out large ones, saturate the skin with moisture (if you additionally use a moisturizer) and nutrients. Lactic acid and aloe vera extract act as nourishing ingredients here. The first substance helps to remove keratinized skin, evens out its tone, and helps get rid of the effects of acne. With its help, the production of hyaluronic acid is activated, the skin becomes more toned. Aloe vera soothes the epidermis, stops inflammation, and reduces irritation.
- Excellent composition;
- Copes well with inflammation;
- Evens out skin tone;
- Acceptable cost;
- Long lasting effect;
- Can be used from 18 years of age.
- It is undesirable to apply to damaged skin;
- There is a persistent drug or even chemical smell that persists for several minutes after application.
3. TEANA Turquoise silk
A rejuvenating composition that stimulates the production of collagen in the integument of the epidermis — a special substance responsible for the firmness and youthfulness of the skin. The serum is characterized by excellent antioxidant properties due to the latest generation of active ingredients contained in it — they are obtained from the special yeast Candida Saitoana. These compounds help cleanse cells of accumulated toxic substances in them, starting and further supporting the process of autophagy: cells get rid of unnecessary organelles. The composition of this serum also includes the substance Deglise, which slows down the processes of glycation, which are actively developing in aging skin after the age of 35 years. During these processes, the skin begins to lose its elasticity, acquires a yellow-brown tint. The substance is obtained from the rare algae Hypnea musciformisalgae. It allows you to stimulate the formation of fibrillin and collagen threads.
In general, such a serum resists skin aging well, restores the upper layers from damage caused by ultraviolet rays, renews them, starting regenerative processes. The skin becomes more elastic, acquires tone, the depth of wrinkles is reduced, small ones are completely smoothed out, coarsened areas are softened. The positive effect becomes pronounced after just a few days of using this rejuvenating serum.
- The relief of the skin is leveled;
- The tone of the face becomes healthier;
- Actively fights against unwanted pigmentation and the effects of acne;
- Contains moisturizing agents;
- Qualitatively rejuvenates;
- Not too expensive.
- The liquid texture, which is not too usual for a serum, because of it the consumption is quite large.
TEANA Turquoise Silk
2. Christina FOREVER YOUNG TOTAL RENEWAL SERUM
The products belong to the group of professional face and neck skin care products. The serum is ideal for sensitive skin. It thoroughly cleanses the pores, narrows them, preventing the occurrence of inflamed areas. The composition is concentrated — it contains a really very large amount of active substances. Its consistency is silky, the product penetrates deep into the skin, is absorbed almost instantly, and provides a lasting effect. The product contains a significant amount of anti-aging peptides, including agents such as fibronectin and others that provide accelerated epidermal growth factor. With their help, you can slow down the aging of the skin at the cellular level, fully saturate it with moisture, strengthen immunity, resistance to ultraviolet rays and other negative effects from the environment. After using the serum, the feeling of freshness persists for a long time.
The composition relieves the skin of fatigue, restores its luster and natural radiance. The amino acids present here brighten the skin, relieving it of pronounced age spots and freckles. Phytocoenzyme exfoliates dead skin, returns cells to the correct structure. Apply only on clean skin of the face, evenly distribute over it with light massaging movements until completely absorbed.
- Well moisturizes and rejuvenates the skin;
- Consists of natural substances;
- Very light texture;
- Absorbed fairly quickly;
- Relieves skin from stress.
Christina FOREVER YOUNG TOTAL RENEWAL SERUM
1. Mizon Snail Repair intensive ampoule
In the first place in this section of our ranking of the best facial serums is the brightest representative of South Korean cosmetics, and these products are characterized by very high quality workmanship, as well as a long-term positive effect. The composition is delivered in a small bottle of thick dark brown glass, it looks very stylish, and besides, you can always see how much product is still in stock. An ordinary pipette, fixed on the inside of the cap, acts as a dispenser here. Serum is made on the basis of the latest multifunctional formula, which provides complete skin nutrition. One of the key elements affecting the epidermis is snail secretion filtrate, which contains about 80% of the total production. It helps to restore the skin, increases its elasticity and thoroughly moisturizes.
This cosmetics is perfect for girls over the age of 30, when age-related degenerative changes in the epidermis are becoming more pronounced. The consistency of the composition is quite viscous, there is practically no aroma, since the manufacturer decided not to add a cosmetic fragrance here. Only a few drops of the product are consumed at one time — one bottle is enough for a very long time. The serum is absorbed almost instantly, after its use there are no unpleasant sensations. It is most convenient to apply on damp skin — in this case, there will be no feeling of stickiness. Literally after the first application, the skin acquires a healthy matte glow.
- Perfectly moisturizes, saturates with nutrients and tones;
- Removes puffiness under the eyes;
- Excellent rejuvenating effect;
- Minor expense.
- Pretty high cost.
Mizon Snail Repair intensive ampoule
Serums of the premium segment
3. Zeitun Premium GIZA Nutrient Rich Oil Elixir
This elite cosmetic product belongs to professional cosmetics and to a large extent differs from budget serums not only in the external design of the packaging, but also in a qualitatively different composition. The design is stylish and attractive, it contains an elixir of oily consistency. It has a golden color, and also contains rose petals inside. It is pleasant to hold this cosmetics in hands and store even in full view. The main nutrients here are natural vegetable oils of Damascus rose, peach, avocado, macadamia, cashew, sweet almond. The composition does not contain synthetic preservatives, mineral oils, silicones. All active active agents help restore the hydrolipidic mantle of the skin, restore comfort and softness, the skin acquires a healthy glow.
With the help of this elixir, even dry skin is saturated with moisture, regeneration processes are launched in it, fatty acids, proteins, vitamins and microelements pass through cell membranes. Any discomfort and feeling of tightness disappear in just a couple of minutes after applying the composition. After a few days, the skin tone evens out, the integument becomes elastic, the microrelief is leveled — fine and medium wrinkles are smoothed out.
- A very pleasant aroma;
- Delicate product structure;
- Treats dry skin;
- Attractive bottle design
- Narrows and cleans pores;
- Eliminates the feeling of dryness and tightness;
- Produced only on the basis of natural ingredients.
- Very high cost.
Zeitun Premium GIZA Nutrient Rich Oil Elixir
2. Klapp Men Hangover Age Fight Serum
Such a serum will be an excellent solution for sagging or tired skin. With its help, you can restore skin tone in a few applications, get rid of traces of stress and fatigue, relieve swelling and smooth wrinkles. The composition contains an extract of green coffee beans, hyaluronic acid, kombucha, natural birch sap, silk tree extract. It is worth noting that this is a universal serum that is suitable not only for women, but also for men, since men’s skin also needs specialized care. You can use the product twice a day — in the morning and in the evening. The covers almost instantly come into tone, it is possible to quickly get rid of moisture deficiency at the cellular level. Serum helps to remove even the slightest traces of lack of sleep.
The plant extracts contained here completely rid the skin cells of various kinds of toxins, have an antioxidant effect, and remove the negative effect of free radicals. One of the key differences between this product and the rest of the serums included in our review is the absence of the need to apply a cream after it, although some users advise not to neglect formulations that can additionally moisturize at least the top layer of the epidermis.
- It is made on the basis of natural plant extracts;
- Suitable not only for women but also for men;
- Effectively fights against traces of fatigue and stress, removes traces of lack of sleep;
- Minimizes the effects of free radicals on the skin.
- It is found in cosmetic stores not too often;
- One of the most expensive serums in the ranking.
Klapp Men Hangover Age Fight Serum
1. Germaine de Capuccini
Spanish-made products that allow you to quickly get rid of the feeling of tightness and dryness. The composition is designed so that it is optimally suited for any type of skin, including damaged skin. The active ingredients contained here, the main of which is hyaluronic acid, stimulate the production of collagen and other substances that allow the skin to remain young for a long time and maintain an attractive appearance. The skin is evened out, small wrinkles completely disappear, medium and deep ones become less noticeable.
The skin retains its natural lipid barrier, which becomes thinner over time. Anti-inflammatory substances do not allow the development of a pathogenic environment and the reproduction of pathogens, respectively, the number of acne is reduced. The skin is saturated with moisture, useful substances, literally a week after application, a healthy, well-groomed appearance returns to it.
- Provides the highest possible level of care;
- Helps to rejuvenate even the skin of women aged 50 years and older;
- Reliably protects from external negative factors of influence.
- In addition to the high price was not revealed.
Germaine de Capuccini
In conclusion, a useful video
So we have finished analyzing the best facial serums among all presented on the Russian market today. If you already have experience with such cosmetics, share your secrets with other readers, and it will also be very interesting for us to learn something new.