As you probably already know, face serums are a must-have weapon in your skincare arsenal. Not only does it serve as a buffer between your skin and other products it also helps to nourish, moisturize, and protect the skin.
So, what exactly is a Serum? And how is it different from your moisturizer?
Serums are lightweight nutritional skin preparations containing a high concentration of a particular ingredient compared to moisturizers. The rationale here is to enrich the skin with a particular ingredient and get it absorbed quickly and more efficiently. And serums can do this as they are thin in consistency getting easily absorbed into the skin. Also, the preparations are often simple with no extra additives allowing easy absorption of the ingredient. It is often considered best practice to follow serum application with moisturizing as it will help lock in the serum content.
Unlike moisturizers, picking a suitable serum for your skin has to be done cautiously. This is particularly true for those of us with oily skin as we have to make sure it’s biocompatible with our skin type, can unclog pores, keep the skin radiant among other things.
But you no longer have to resort to guessing and hoping because today I will be sharing with you the best serums for oily skin. Not only are these handpicked selections compatible with oily skin, but they are also effective in combating acne, discolorations, wrinkles, aging, and more.
This serum contains a high concentration of plant-based hyaluronic acid as a key ingredient that deeply hydrates the skin, making it look fresher, dewier, smoother, and younger.
The best part is, it can moisturize the skin without making it extra oily. It controls sebum production by physically binding water in the superficial layers of the skin. Oily skin tends to produce more oil when the skin is dehydrated which hyaluronic can remedy. This serum is also fortified with Vitamin C and E which are powerful antioxidants. These antioxidants fight free-radicals damage, preventing healthy skin damage.
The unique combination of hyaluronic acid, Vitamin C, and E makes it a powerful anti-aging solution for fighting wrinkles, fine lines, and environmental damage. This serum is best applied at night after cleansing and striping oil off the skin. It will help to properly hydrate the skin without allowing excess secretion of oil which will happen if the skin remains dry.
In my search for the best acne treatment, I found Paula’s choice to be the most nonirritating solution for clearing and shrinking pores.
The high concentration of Niacinamide (10%) in the formulation visibly shrinks pores, unclogging sebum, and dead skin cells causing acne. It also encourages the production of keratin, maintaining skin elasticity, and firmness. The formulation also combines allantoin and licorice root extract with Niacinamide to help soothe, hydrate, minimize irritation, and dryness of the skin. The presence of Vitamin C and other skin-replenishing ingredients help even skin tone, reduce blemishes, and maintain smooth, glowing skin. It also helps get rid of spots and dark circles around the eyes.
If you’ve been battling nonstop with acne, redness, and enlarged pore, Paula’s choice boost might be just what you need.
Formulated with a unique blend of Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Hyaluronic acid, green tea extract, and jojoba oil, this serum is suitable for oily skin. It’s lightweight on the face with a thin consistency. It isn’t made with any alcohol hence doesn’t irritate or dry out the skin.
The antioxidant property of Vitamin E and C protect from UV damage and other environmental aggressors. It restores and replenishes nutrients to the skin. The serum is claimed to help combat hyper-pigmentation and skin blemishes. It lightens and removes dark spots leaving the skin soft, clear, and even.
This antioxidant and skin-brightening effect of Vitamin C can also be used in getting rid of acne scars. This serum also contains hyaluronic acid that fights visible aging signs. It smoothes fine lines and wrinkles by hydrating the skin and making it appear plump, smooth, and young.
It contains other natural moisturizing ingredients that make it suitable for oily and acne-prone skin. Ingredients such as organic aloe vera, organic jojoba oil, and green tea extract help soothe and calm irritations on the skin.
Powered with retinol, hyaluronic acid, and 3 essential ceramides, CeraVe is your ultimate anti-aging formula.
The retinol in the serum encourages collagen production and skin renewal which promote elasticity, firmness, and smoothness of the skin surface. While hyaluronic acid hydrates and erases the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the skin. These two ingredients combined in CeraVe serum makes it a strong anti-aging product. The three essential ceramides included help protect the skin from external damages by repairing and maintaining the integrity of the skin’s natural protective barriers.
However, with all these amazing benefits, what sets CeraVe retinol serum apart is the technology with which it was designed to release active ingredients. It uses multivesicular emulsion (MVE) technology that slowly delivers active ingredients over an extended period. This ensures 24-hour protection from just one application leaving the skin smooth, moisturized, and wrinkle-free all day long.
This serum is claimed to improve the overall skin appearance by reducing dark spots and wrinkles.
The main ingredient, glycolic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid derived from sugarcane. This pure acid is unobstructed by any addictive, so it easily penetrates the epidermis, dissolving intercellular cells holding dead skin cells. In doing so, it reveals newly turned glowing skin, boosting the skin’s texture, and getting rid of dullness. It’s dark spot removal, skin toner, and wrinkles smoother.
However, unlike other potent glycolic acid formulations that can’t be used for an extended period due to sensitivity and skin burn, L’Oreal pure glycolic acid serum has been balanced with aloe vera to soothe the skin, allowing everyday use.
The importance of a face serum can’t be stressed enough. Sure, you can get these ingredients in your body and face moisturizer but not in as high concentration. Besides, what makes face serum a potent skin solution is the simplicity of the formulation. You get to choose a serum with the ingredient(s) you need at that moment. This makes the result to be seen faster as the ingredient gets to work in higher concentration, without being shadowed by other additives and preservatives.
Now that you know what to look for in face serum, let me know in the comment section below which of these five best serums for oily skin matches your skin needs.