12 Face Serums for Dry Skin
Any skin type can benefit from using a beauty-boosting serum. Formulated with a higher concentration of ingredients, serums are often a lighter consistency than a moisturizer, and can boost hydration when layered underneath cream or when mixed in with foundation. They’re incredibly versatile and can target a wide range of skin needs. (You’d wonder why more people don’t invest in them!) If your skin is dry or dehydrated, serums can reintroduce some of that lost moisture to create a dewy, hydrated complexion. But not all formulas are created equal. Below, we’re sharing some of the best hydrating serums for dry skin from the L'Oréal portfolio of brands. They’ll work wonders to keep your skin nourished and comforted.
VICHY AQUALIA THERMAL FACE SERUM
This oil-free serum doesn’t mess around when it comes to hydration. The formula is rich with hyaluronic acid—an ingredient known to hold up to 1000x its weight in water—and Aquabioryl, known to replenish moisture-loss with water and form a protective film over skin. Of course, the brand’s fortifying and soothing Mineralizing Spa Water also makes a cameo for an extra burst of antioxidants and rare minerals. Witness your dry skin become balanced, dry patches smoothed, and dehydration lines visibly plumped.
Vichy Aqualia Thermal Face Serum, $36 MSRP
L’ÓREAL PARIS AGE PERFECT CELL RENEWAL GOLDEN SERUM
Dull and dry skin is never a good look. Restore your skin’s radiance and vitality with this superbly hydrating serum boasting a formula with micro-exfoliating LHA. It absorbs quickly to help skin appear hydrated, refreshed, and vibrant.
L'Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Golden Serum, $24.99 MSRP
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SKINCEUTICALS RETEXTURING ACTIVATOR
Simultaneously exfoliate skin and replenish moisture for a smooth, radiant complexion? Sounds crazy, but this oil-free serum is up to the task. It features patented technology to promote exfoliation while optimizing the skin’s amino acid supply to reinforce the external barrier. After just one application, skin will be noticeably soft and smooth, with moisture levels balanced.
SkinCeuticals Retexturing Activator, $78 MSRP
KIEHL’S HYDRO-PLUMPING RE-TEXTURIZING SERUM CONCENTRATE
Breathe new life into your dry skin with this liquid-to-serum formula that can offer intense hydration. Formulated with a potent complex of plant-based glycerin and shiso leaf extract, the concentrate can help youthfully plump the look of skin, smooth the appearance of fine lines and rough texture, and correct the signs of dehydration.
GARNIER ULTRA-LIFT 2-IN-1 SERUM + MOISTURIZER
Meet the multi-tasking product your arsenal has been craving. This serum and moisturizer combo is infused with vitamin E, pro-retinol, and rice peptides and can intensely hydrate the skin while helping to improve the appearance of wrinkles.
Garnier Ultra-Lift 2-in-1 Serum + Moisturizer, $16.99 MSRP
LA ROCHE-POSAY HYDRAPHASE INTENSE SERUM
Ready for some intensive hydration? Then give the Hydraphase Intense Serum from La Roche-Posay a try. This refreshing serum works to hydrate, soothe, and visibly plump the look of your skin. Plus, it’s gentle enough for most sensitive skin types.
La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Serum, $36.99 MSRP
VICHY LIFTACTIV SERUM 10 SUPREME
This is no ordinary serum: the Vichy Liftactiv Serum 10 Supreme’s new and improved formula helps hydrate your face while nourishing it with the benefits of Rhamnose and Fragmented Hyaluronic Acid. This serum helps visibly reduce the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet.
Vichy LiftActiv Serum 10 Supreme, $45 MSRP
BIOTHERM AQUASOURCE AURA CONCENTRATE
Biotherm’s essential serum will help give your dry skin the extra hydration boost it needs. It provides moisture and an enviable glow to your skin while nourishing it with intense hydration for hours. If you want a dewy skin appearance, then definitely reach for this serum.
Biotherm Aquasource Aura Concentrate, $50 MSRP
IT COSMETICS FEEL THE MOMENT SKIN-REJUVENATING HYDRATING PRIMER SERUM
IT Cosmetics’ primer-serum gives you the best of both worlds: It’s formulated with a whole cocktail of skin-loving ingredients like caviar extract, hydrolyzed collagen, hyaluronic acid, and avocado oil. Not only is it great for giving your skin a softening boost, but it also works as an amazing primer for makeup.
SKINCEUTICALS PHYTO CORRECTIVE GEL
If you’re dealing with skin discoloration, then we have some good news for you: SkinCeuticals’ Phyto Corrective Gel not only helps hydrate your skin, but also works to help diminish the appearance of skin discoloration.
SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Gel, $66 MSRP
LANCÔME ABSOLUE L’EXTRAIT SERUM
Are you into the finer things in life, with a big beauty budget? Then grab a bottle of the Lancôme Absolue L’Extrait Serum. This serum not only looks luxe, it feels truly special when applied onto your skin.
Lancôme Absolue L’Extrait Serum, $400 MSRP
L’ORÉAL PARIS AGE PERFECT HYDRA-NUTRITION ADVANCED SKIN REPAIR DAILY SERUM
Calling all mature skin types. This serum helps replenish aging skin that looks dull and feels dry through its Nutri-Repair Complex. The result is skin that looks visibly more toned, resilient, and younger.
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