Budget-Friendly Skin Care: 5 Serums Under $35

March 09, 2017
Jessica Khorsandi
By: Jessica Khorsandi | skincare.com by L'Oréal
Budget-Friendly Skin Care: 5 Serums Under $35

Serums are a skin care routine must-have! No really, ask any dermatologist! But they can often boast a serious price tag. If you want to incorporate serum into your budget-friendly skin care routine, read this! We’re sharing five stellar serums all under $35 each!

You’d be hard pressed to find a dermatologist not in favor of serums. These formulas are often lighter than moisturizers, but still pack a serious punch thanks to highly concentrated ingredients. In fact, serums are so popular these days that you could probably find one to help address any and all of your skin concerns, whether it’s dryness, wrinkles, or lack of luminosity. That’s all great news, but the kicker is that most serums come with a cost…a hefty one, at that. Luckily, there are exceptions to this rule. Are you searching for an affordable serum that doesn’t skimp on quality or performance? You’ve come to the right place. Ahead, we share five serums—from the L’Oreal portfolio of brands—that can provide the benefits you seek without digging a hole in your wallet. Heck, some of these buys may even cost less than what you typically spend on lunch. Guys and gals on a budget, this one’s for you!

L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Advanced Skin Repair Daily Serum

Concern: Signs of Aging

As women mature, their skin is gradually depleted of essential nutrients. What’s more, with years of environmental damage—think: UV rays—skin can become dull, parched, and lose its resilience. Does this sound like your skin’s reality? Give this breakthrough serum a try. Enriched with Bio-Peptides and Ceramide Fortifiers, the formula repairs signs of past damage and aging, evens skin’s tone so it appears more naturally radiant, and instantly replenishes skin’s protective moisture barrier for intense hydration.

L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Advanced Skin Repair Daily Serum, $19.99 MSRP

Garnier Ultra-Lift 2-in-1 Serum + Moisturizer

Concern: Signs of Aging

A great way to save some money on skin care? Opting for multi-purpose products where possible. Rather than reach for a separate serum and moisturizer, combine both benefits into one with this affordable 2-in-1 formula—with Pro-Retinol—that combines a precise amount of both a concentrated serum and a daily moisturizer. One easy step is all it takes to boost anti-wrinkle and firming action on your skin!

Garnier Ultra-Lift 2-in-1 Serum + Moisturizer, $16.99 MSRP

IT Cosmetics CC+ Lip Serum

Concerns: Dryness, Signs of Aging

Speaking of double-duty products, why just hydrate your lips when you can hydrate AND add fresh color too? We can’t think of a good reason! Reach for CC+ Lip Serum, a color correcting liquid crème gloss formulated with anti-aging ingredients—think: hyaluronic acid and peptides—as well as essential butters and oils. The result? A pout that is intensely hydrated and draped in gorgeous hue.

IT Cosmetics CC+ Lip Serum, $24 MSRP

The Body Shop Vitamin E Overnight Serum-in-Oil

Concern: Lack of Moisture

Catching the proper amount of Zzz’s per night is important for the overall appearance of your skin. If your skin does not have an opportunity to repair and regenerate itself during deep sleep, chances are signs of aging, dullness, and that “tired look” will be evident. While there’s no product out there that can replace essential beauty sleep, there are formulas that can help your skin appear more well rested come morning. Case in point? This non-greasy serum-in-oil by The Body Shop. Apply it onto your complexion before hitting the sack to help replenish and recharge skin with moisture overnight. 

The Body Shop Vitamin E Overnight Serum-in-Oil, $27 MSRP

Kiehl’s Eye Alert

Concerns: Puffiness, Dark Circles

Dark circles got you down? Allow us to introduce you to the Kiehl’s energy booster to combat puffiness and dark circles. The formula—meant for eye-area fatigue after a long flight or a long night—is made with cooling cucumber and alfalfa extracts to energize and hydrate the thinner skin of the eye area. What’s more, its potent blend of vitamin E and caffeine fights the look of fatigue as it helps combat dark circles and puffiness. With regular use, skin appears strengthened and the look of fine dehydration lines is reduced.

Kiehl’s Eye Alert, $22.50 MSRP

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