Whether you subscribe to the basic three-step skincare routine (cleanse, moisturise, sun protection) or the pampering but time-consuming 10-step Korean skincare routine, a serum should also be in your repertoire. Serums are concentrates of potent active skincare ingredients that target various skincare concerns most effectively, whether it is hyperpigmentation, wrinkles or just ageing in general. Keep scrolling as we share with you 12 new serums to upgrade your skincare routine with.
The Re-Nutriv serum is inspired by diamonds where beautiful skin comes from the balance between the surface and deeper layers of the skin. Consequently, this serum uses the black diamond truffle extract from southern France to create a two-pronged approach to help the skin achieve a diamond-like glow from the inside out.
The environmentally-friendly packaging is also new. Not only does it employ recycled glass to make the bottle, but there are also lower-priced refills as well.
Philosophy introduces a new generation of the Hope In A Jar series after harvesting new biotechnology. The new formula combines six powerful hydrating ingredients such as glycolic acid with biocompatible ingredients to hydrate and smoothen the skin. The serum is clinically proven to hydrate for up to 24 hours while protecting the skin barrier.
Due to age and external factors, our skin cell DNA gets damaged and is a major factor in skin ageing. Est Lab’s new anti-ageing serum incorporatean s innovative technology that employs the regenerative powers of plant stem cells to stimulate our skin’s own regenerative powers and bring it back to a more youthful state. In addition, it can preserve the activity of epidermal stem cells, reduce damage to cellular DNA and support the production of healthy microbiome, thereby enhancing skin immunity.
Belief uses an ancient skincare recipe and concentrates 15 herbs to create this potent Herb Bouquet serum. The serum was tested and found to improve skin radiance, texture and elasticity within four weeks. Besides botanical extracts, vitamin B3 and C are also employed.
Clé de Peau Beauté has always been the “scientist” in the skincare field. And after 15 years of intensive research in the field of epigenetics, the TIPARP gene has finally been identified among more than 30,000 genes in the human skin. The gene affects the production of skin proteins that impacts the skin tone. As such, this serum combines 4MSK and Sea Ferment Brightener to tackle dullness, reduce existing dark spots and restore radiance and evenness.
Products with high levels of nicotinic acid (a kind of vitamin B3) can cause burdens such as sensitivity and redness to the skin. That’s why Dr. Barbara Sturm introduced this gentle yet potent serum, which uses a cocktail of pure niacinamide, ectoin, marine plankton extract and panthenol to ward off signs of ageing, hydrate skin and strengthen the skin barrier.
Sulwhasoo’s star product launched in 2018 now has an upgraded version. Each bottle of serum contains 100,000 Ginsenomics microcapsules containing nourishing ginseng seed oil, skin-purifying retinol and moisturising lips to hydrate and restore soft, supple skin. The serum also adopts encapsulation technology to ensure that the ingredients are at their best and allow the skin to absorb the ginseng saponin nutrients eight times more efficiently.
The Pore-Remedy range includes a gentle green mud mask and this watery serum that’s enriched with PHA, panthenol and macadamia seed oil. The serum relieves clogged pores without irritating or drying out the skin. Over time it can reduce pore size and smooth skin texture.
The Laneige Water Bank series underwent its seventh-generation improvement. Not only has the packaging been updated, but the blue hyaluronic acid used has been found to achieve 264 percent hydration as compared to before. This serum, for example, has a hypoallergenic formula containing peptides to repair and strengthen the skin barrier.
This skin-plumping serum uses a potent blend of hyaluronic acid, polyglutamic acid and squalane to flood skin with hydration and moisture while copper peptides bolster collagen and elastin production. This is also a vegan formula, in case you’re wondering.
Skincare is important. Pollution and other environmental factors, however, also play a big part in accelerating skin ageing. The scientists at Sisley have updated the All Day All Year formula after years of extensive research and added stronger, more innovative “smart” active molecules to the serum to improve the protection it provides against these external stressors.
This hydrating serum contains various plant extracts such as apple fruit water, parsley extract, houttuynia cordata extract and centella asiatica to soothe skin and balance the skin’s oil and water ratio. It also gently exfoliates dead skin cells and improves skin texture.
Text: TIAN YU/ Her World