7 Face Serums to Turn Back the Hands of Time
A woman’s biggest fear is to have an unrefined and ungraceful aging process.
Hours of staring disappointedly in the mirror spotting wrinkles, grey hair, stained teeth and what not. Aging can be harsh but thanks to the advancement in the world of cosmetics and beauty, anti-aging products have been proven to curb this process, making it elegant and gracefully.
Read below to find some of our best and most-sought after anti-aging serums. Grab them at your earliest and recreate your skincare regime to have younger-looking skin.
Dermalogica AGE Smart Overnight Repair Serum
A mixture of all natural ingredients with an oil-like texture, this overnight serum is an effective remedy for visible fine lines. Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38 and AlariaExtracta are known to restore elasticity and bring back your original firmness. Hydration, dermal strength and optimal collagen renewal are all the benefits of using this serum.
The results are visible the next morning, as mentioned by beauty blogger Charla Malone of Miss A, “The Overnight Repair serum immediately made my skin feel hydrated and smooth. In the morning, my skin was soft, dewy and down-right fabulous! In the name of research, I used it one night by itself without applying moisturizer and the serum still gave me amazing and hydrated skin in the morning. After a week’s use, I did not need to use as much of my nighttime moisturizer.”
This serum fits in your night skincare regime perfectly; all you have to do is apply 4 to 6 drops directly on your skin after you have cleansed your face.
Philosophy When Hope is Not Enough Night Nightly Restorative Serum
What a striking name! This was my first thought after learning about this product; the name says it all. You need it for yourself because just sitting on the couch and hoping you can reduce the visibility of your ageing then you definitely need a nudge.
According to the expert review at Beautypedia, “It’s a worthwhile, serum-type moisturizer for normal to slightly oily or combination skin because it supplies hydrating agents, antioxidants, and cell-communicating ingredients without thickeners, oils, or oil-like ingredients.”
This anti-aging serum by Philosophy has unique blend of omega 3, 6 and 9 which creates a skin barrier that prevents it from showing signs of ageing. Its aim is to make the skin more supple and restore your youthful tone and texture.
PCA Skin Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Serum
Known to have positive impacts on all skin types, the hyaluronic acid in this serum is one of the most powerful anti-ageing ingredient which also gives your skin an instant and deep hydration. It gives the skin such nutrients which increase the production of hyaluronic acid in the skin, keeping it youthful and minimizing the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles.
PCA’s Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Serum has been recommended as one of the best Hyaluronic Acid Serum in Sharon Feiereisen’s article in The Fashion Spot. “Plumps and firms skin through increased hydration on and below the surface of the skin with hyaluronic acid while increasing the skin’s own HA production,” says Sharon in her article about the importance of Hyaluronic acid in our skincare routine.
PCA spends a lot of time in researching and experimenting before launching their product and this serum is an example of that – with ingredients like Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolysed Hyaluronic Acid, HA Pro Complex, Ceramides, and Niacinamide, this serum is perfect for any skincare regime and can be applied in the morning and the evening after you have cleansed your face.
Peter Thomas Roth Firmx Growth Factor Extreme Neuropeptide Serum
The winner of Good Housekeeping Anti-Aging 2010 Award Winner, this Peter Thomas serum has a Neuro Complex which keeps the skin firm along with brightening and contouring it.
Marta of Truth in Aging calls this serum ‘’a better bet” stating that “There are several peptides including hexapeptide-10, a collagen builder, that are high up on the ingredients list. There are vitamins A, C and E and some moisturizing phospholipids, which are antioxidant when mixed with vitamin E. Nonetheless, you are getting an awful lot of silicones and other fillers for your money.”
All ingredients in this serum have a positive impact on your skin. For instance, Peptides, Serilesine and Calmosensine will densify your skin and increase elasticity. Similarly, the mixture of some other ingredients results in cellular regeneration of skin, naturally repairing the skin by activating repairing mechanisms and reducing the visibility of fine lines.
You can use it twice a day and get incredible and youthful results in no time.
bareMinerals Ageless Genius Firming and Wrinkle Smoothing Serum
Recommended as one of the best products to use by Telegraph experts, this Bare Minerals serum has anti-aging peptides that activates skin’s natural collagen and brings out a youthful appearance by minimising visibility of wrinkles and expression lines.
Marianne Jones, the editor of Stella, says “Did someone say serum, blended with teeny specks of gold that leaves your party face a little bit more glowy? I am in!”
Apply three to four drops in the morning and evening on a cleansed face and you will see the result in no more than four weeks. This serum has a genius mixture of botanical extracts that not only keep the skin hydrated but also protects it from stress triggers, aiming to give a smooth, firm and younger-looking texture.
BABOR Ampoule Concentrates FP Anti-Age 3D Lifting Fluid
An ampoule form serum by BABOR, this anti-age 3D lifting fluid is one of its kind solution for sagging skin and wrinkles. The set comes with seven ampoules which not only serve as a contour firmer but also remodel your natural contours to give a smooth and firm look. The fluid is a blend of elderflower blossom extracts, organic silica, tropical almond and yellow horned poppy, which creates a formula to thin the layer of fat on your skin, preventing the double-chin effect and making it more elastic.
The pretty packaging already has our hearts, as the beauty blogger Style Barista describes, “These ampoules come in little glass vials and if the packaging is aimed to make you feel like you’re applying something special I think they’ve succeeded.”
An easy way to open the ampoule is to snap its lower, coloured ring open with a sharp movement but make sure you are holding it firmly – an ampoule opener is also enclosed for help. Pat the contents gently on your face and apply a moisturiser over it to achieve the best results.
G.M. COLLIN Active C Serum
This intensive 4 weeks treatment by G.M. Collin has a protective Vitamin C capsule which reduces daily oxidative stress levels which lead towards premature aging. Suitable for all skin types, this serum allows you to manage the activation of Vitamin C for your skin which is known to even out your skin tone, forming a protective layer against pollution and bacteria, improves hydration and most importantly, gives you younger-looking skin.
According to the blogger, All Beautiful Mommies, this serum gave her results in 28 days “up to 92% wrinkle reduction and up to 63% improvement of the skin firmness.” She has even used a reduction chart to show her phenomenal results.
You should apply it twice in a day – in the morning and evening, apply five drops of the serum on a cleansed face and massage it in circular motion to allow complete absorption.