skin care concerns The Best Face Serums Based On Your Skin Concerns

Upgrade your skin care routine with these potent products.

April 13, 2022
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It’s not news that following a basic skin care routine can help keep your complexion looking great. However, welcoming new essentials into the fold can help you tackle your specific skin concerns — and a face serum is an excellent product to do just that. 

Serums are potent formulas with high concentrations of dermatological actives. Depending on the formula, you can address issues such as fine lines and wrinkles, dryness, dullness, and dark spots

But with so many serums available it can be tricky, not to mention pricey, trying to find one specifically formulated to fit your needs. So, we’ve rounded up the best face serums you can use to address common skin concerns. Read on to learn more about the benefits of these face serums and how to go about picking the right one for you. 


How to Pick the Best Face Serum for Your Skin Concerns

When looking for a serum suited for you, it’s important to consider your skin type and concerns. Once you have an understanding of these factors, you’ll want to look for a face serum that includes skin care ingredients — like hyaluronic acid, and vitamin C — known to target your specific needs. Below, find our five best serums broken down by concern.


Best Face Serum for Mature Skin 

To reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles that often accompany mature skin, you’ll need to look for a serum formulated with antioxidants like vitamins C and E to help protect and strengthen the skin from external aggressors. 

The L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Anti-Aging Midnight Serum is formulated with an exclusive antioxidant recovery complex, which works to replenish the skin’s antioxidant levels (which boost the skin’s renewal process overnight), smooth out wrinkles, and lock in moisture thanks to its dose of hyaluronic acid. 

Editor’s tip: This serum is designed to be used in the morning and evening, helping to provide antioxidants both day and night. Be sure to apply it right before your moisturizer, that way the serum can absorb into the skin properly. 


Best Face Serum For Deep Wrinkles

Over time,  small fine lines on your face can transform into deep wrinkles without the proper treatment. If you’re noticing deepening wrinkles, opt for a serum that includes retinol, which is a form of vitamin A that has been proven to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin texture. 

Consider adding the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives Night Serum, 0.3% Pure Retinol to your regimen. It’s formulated with L’Oréal Paris’ highest concentration of pure retinol and works to reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles. It also helps to brighten your complexion, leaving you with radiant, healthy-looking skin. 

Since it’s highly potent, start by gradually introducing it into your regimen and apply it only two to three times a week. Once your skin has adapted (with less redness or tingling) you can increase your usage. And be sure to follow up with a broad-spectrum sunscreen, like the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Rosy Tone Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen, in the morning since retinol can increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun. 


Best Face Serum For Dry Skin

If you have dry skin, it’s important to use a serum formulated with hyaluronic acid to provide your skin with the moisture it needs. Hyaluronic acid is a potent hydration-attracting molecule that’s naturally found in the skin and helps to retain water. As we age, our levels of hyaluronic acid start to decrease. That's where a hydrating serum can help save your skin. 

We love the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum, because it works to restore your skin’s hydration levels, resulting in a visibly-plumped, youthful-looking complexion. 

You can use it one to two times daily on slightly damp skin. Don’t forget to lock in the hydration by applying a moisturizer on top. 


Best Face Serum For Dark Spots

If you’re dealing with skin concerns such as dark spots, sun damage, and post-acne marks, look for a serum formulated with glycolic acid, an alpha-hydroxy acid, known to help exfoliate dead skin cells and even skin tone. 

Reach for the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 10% Pure Glycolic Acid Serum which is formulated with glycolic acid along with hydrating ingredients such as aloe leaf juice to help soothe the skin. This serum helps to visibly even your skin tone, reduce wrinkles and lighten dark spots. 

Editor’s tip: Glycolic acid may also increase photosensitivity, so be sure to follow up with a moisturizer containing SPF 30 or more to protect your skin. Try using the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power Day Lotion SPF 30, formulated with pro-retinol, vitamin C, and hyaluronic acid to reduce wrinkles, firm and brighten the skin.  


Best Face Serum For Dull Skin

If you’re experiencing dull skin, you may find it difficult to achieve a glowing complexion. Typically, skin dullness can be a result of factors like pollution, cold weather, and aging. Try using a serum that includes vitamin C, a potent antioxidant that helps to brighten and even the skin tone. 

The L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 10% Pure Vitamin C Serum is great because it’s formulated with hyaluronic acid and 10 percent vitamin C. The anti-aging formula helps to give you brighter-looking skin and a healthy radiance in one week.Plus, it comes in an airtight tube which helps the formula stay fresh since vitamin C can be volatile when exposed to sun and oxygen. 

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Edited by: Alyssa Kaplan, Photo Credit: Chaunte Vaughn