You Can't Really Address Skin Ageing If You Don't Have One of These

Updated 10/03/18
Best Anti-Ageing Serum: Woman with red lipstick and crystal earrings

Finding the perfect serum is kind of like waiting for a match on Bumble: The ingredients list and claims on the bottle can sound both as promising and downright confusing as a profile description. But when you find your soul-mate serum? Well, then you can call off the search.

Our faces tell such a beautiful story of everything we've been through—all of the smiles, expressions and timestamps that show how far we've come. But if you want to pour some more love into your skin and make it look like the best version of itself, then a powerhouse of a serum is what you need.

Serums deliver potent and concentrated actives to your skin after you cleanse and before you moisturise. Overall, they're meant to target any skin concerns and get deep into the skin. Lucky for you, we've found the best anti-ageing serums if you're looking to give your complexion a boost. (Psst—you can also head to the drugstore for one of them.)

Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum
Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum $90

Apply this serum before bed and you'll wake up to a clearer, brighter complexion. The glycolic acid removes the outermost layer of (dead) skin, and in doing so, it improves the appearance of pigmentation and softens the look of fine lines and wrinkles. 

Dr Dennis Gross C+ Collagen Brighten & Firm Vitamin C Serum $79

This gel serum delivers a powerful boost of vitamin C and collagen amino acids that help support the skin’s own regeneration and repair functions. It leaves skin firmer, tighter and brighter.

La Mer The Lifting Contour Serum
La Mer The Lifting Contour Serum $260

Ready for lifted, firm and bouncy skin? Head to La Mer for this sculpting super serum. It's filled with the brand's signature Miracle Broth that beauty fans can't get enough of. Trust us—this is well worth the investment.

L'Occitane Immortelle Divine Serum
L'Occitane Overnight Reset Serum $49

This antioxidant-rich oil-in-serum is a true gift from nature. L'Occitane has managed to capture all of this goodness in this youth-boosting serum, and we just can't get over it.

Elemis Pro-Collagen Super Serum Elixir
Elemis Pro-Collagen Super Serum Elixir $50

If you go by the very persuasive reviews of this Elemis product, then you'll be sold. However, what's caught our attention is the inclusion of tri-peptides, African birch bark and red seaweed. All of these ingredients work to firm and improve the appearance of skin.

Tata Harper Resurfacing Serum
Tata Harper Resurfacing Serum $77

To get skin that's plumper than a pillow, use Tata Harper's natural and free radical–fighting serum. It uses exfoliating AHAs and BHAs to reveal incredible skin.

Dr Roebuck's Surf Chaser Reverse Aging Serum
Dr Roebuck's Surf Chaser Reverse Aging Serum $46

If you've been dreaming of refreshed and tight skin, then this Surf Chaser serum is everything you've been looking for. It contains vitamin A and a host of amino acids to promote hydration and a serious glow.

Sarah Chapman Skinesis Age-Repair Serum
Sarah Chapman Skinesis Age-Repair Serum $52

Sarah Chapman's serum does for your face what hours of strength training does for your body. Your skin will be firm, tight and radiant once this potent, peptide-containing formula gets to work.

Kiehl's Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate
Kiehl's Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate $50

The powerful duo of vitamin C and hyaluronic acid work together here. This concentrate targets lines, boosts the complexion and hydrates to even out the texture of the skin. Stock up on it immediately.

Sunday Riley C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum
Sunday Riley C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum $70

Sunday Riley's serum lets you take charge of your skin with a host of actives that mean business. Vitamin C is the star of the show here. It also works to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation.

J.One Jelly Pack
J.One Jelly Pack $32

Korean beauty wins again with this all-in-one product. It's a mask, a primer and a serum with a smooth, jelly-like formula. It gives you instant results with added elasticity and moisture. Trust us—you won't want to leave home without it on.

Alpha-H Liquid Gold
Alpha-H Liquid Gold $34

Alpha-H's dream elixir comes with a legion of devotees—and for good reason. Along with targeting signs of ageing, this product promotes a clear and dewy complexion (thanks to its glycolic acid).

The Ordinary Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12%
The Ordinary Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% $9

The vitamin C derivative in this product is an expert at brightening complexions and cell turnover. And at under £10, it's a rather tempting purchase.

Oskia Super 16 Serum $18

With a potent blend of 16 antioxidants, this super serum contains bakuchiol - a natural alternative to retinol, that has all of the skin-loving benefits, with none of the sensitivity-related side 

Blithe Tundra Chaga Firming Pressed Serum
Blithe Tundra Chaga Firming Pressed Serum $40

If you fancy a little texture switch-up, this one by Blithe gives you all the firming potency of a serum but with a moisturiser-like formula.

Get these anti-ageing serums onto your bathroom shelf ASAP if your skin hasn't been playing ball lately.

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