I've Tried Hundreds of Serums—These Are the 15 Best

Until a few years ago, I didn't really see the point in using a serum. I thought my moisturizer could do everything my skin needed and it was just a ploy by skincare companies to steal all my money. Obviously, I was gravely mistaken. Those telltale late-20s fine lines (they were faint, but they were there) started to crop up, and I realized I hadn't been taking care of my skin as meticulously as I thought. It became very clear that serums are not only helpful but also vital in a skincare regimen that boasts the complexities mine did. For results, I had to start doing some research in the anti-aging sector of things, and I had to do it fast. 

Over the course of those few years, I became a serum aficionado. I don't want to toot my own horn, but I tested hundreds of serums and noted which ones worked and which to move on from. I noticed differences in the brightness of my skin, the tone and texture, evenness, elasticity, plumpness, and, yes, a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles. Below, find the 15 products I think are worth their salt. Because really, there's no need to waste your money on skincare that won't suit your needs (and will cost a pretty penny at that). Keep scrolling for the best of the best when it comes to serums.