Luxe Serums That Are Worth Every Penny
Serums are often formulated with a higher concentration of certain ingredients, making them a must-have in your targeted skin care routine. And while the extra oomph a serum can deliver to your skin makes them all the more worth it, adding one to your routine often comes with a blow to your bank account. To make sure you spend your hard-earned cash wisely, we’ve rounded up our best luxe serums—from the L’Oreal portfolio of brands—that are worth the splurge. After you hear the benefits these formulas can provide, you won’t regret your decision one bit.
SKINCEUTICALS C + AHA
Help protect your complexion from damage caused by free radicals with SkinCeuticals’ C + AHA serum formulated with vitamin C and mixed hydroxy acids. This exfoliating antioxidant treatment helps protect and smoothen the skin, which makes adding the formula into your routine a no-brainer.
SkinCeuticals C + AHA, $135 MSRP
KIEHL’S DAILY REVIVING CONCENTRATE
Tired (pun intended) of dealing with fatigued-looking skin? Incorporate Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate into your routine. Formulated with a revitalizing blend of ginger root, sunflower, and tamanu oils, this serum helps correct the appearance of skin fatigue.
Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate, $72 MSRP
LANCOME ABSOLUE ULTIMATE NIGHT BX NIGHT SERUM
Help boost your skin’s appearance while you snooze with a replenishing serum like Lancôme’s Absolue Ultimate Night BX Night Serum. It’ll set you back $179, but the benefits of this intense night recovery serum are worth the splurge, if we say so ourselves.
SKINCEUTICALS C E FERULIC
Combining antioxidant vitamins C + E with ferulic acid, SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic serum helps diminish the appearance of photo-damage. As a plus, its synergistic formulation enhances the protection against the sun’s harmful UVA/UVB rays to help prevent premature signs of aging. It’s a fan-favorite formula amongst dermatologists and skin care enthusiasts for a reason.
SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic, $165 MSRP
LANCOME ADVANCED GENEFIQUE YOUTH ACTIVATING CONCENTRATE SERUM
For youthful-looking skin, apply drops of Lancôme’s luxurious Advanced Genefique Youth Activating Concentration Serum both day and night. With each drop, skin looks smoother, suppler, and more luminous. After seven days, your skin will look visibly younger. After eight weeks, key signs of youthful-looking skin visibly improve.
KIEHL’S HYDRO-PLUMPING RE-TEXTURIZING SERUM CONCENTRATE
Enhanced with glycerin and shiso leaf extract, this serum helps smooth the appearance of fine lines and rough texture while reducing the look of tired-looking skin, often caused by age-related dehydration.
LANCOME VISIONNAIRE ADVANCED SKIN CORRECTOR
Help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and pores, and improves your skin’s texture with Lancome’s Visionnaire Advanced Skin Corrector. Formulated with Double Jasmonate Complex, this serum will help your skin feel smoother and softer with continued use.
KIEHL’S POWERFUL-STRENGTH LINE-REDUCING CONCENTRATE
Show those fine lines who’s boss with Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate formulated with vitamin C and hyaluronic acid. With continued use over time, this formula noticeably decreases the appearance of fine lines, and wrinkles. In addition, your skin’s texture and radiance can show improvement.
YVES SAINT LAURENT FOREVER YOUTH LIBERATOR SERUM
Need some assistance with visibly lifting and plumping your skin? Turn to the star product of YSL’s Forever Youth Liberator range: The Forever Youth Liberator Serum. Enhanced with Glycanactif, this serum helps the skin look even, glowing, and radiant.
GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY CREMA NERA EXTREMA FACE SERUM
Last but certainly not least, we conclude with the most expensive product on this list, the Giorgio Armani Beauty Crema Nera Extrema Face Serum. If you’re willing to spend a few hundred dollars on an ultra-luxe elixir, this face serum has your name written all over it. It will improve your skin’s appearance by tightening the look of pores and providing softness to the surface of your skin.