14 Body Serums for Dry, Dull, or Aging Skin

Updated 04/27/19

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: We have to start treating the skin on our bodies with as much love as we do our faces. That being said, it can be difficult to know where to start. See, the majority of skincare companies focus their efforts on formulating anti-aging, brightening, and hydrating serums for your face, and often leave your body by the wayside. But don't fret. There is a slew of brands that have made your body their newest priority. 

From toning and tightening to hydrating and nourishing to exfoliating and brightening, below, find the best body serums to treat any issue you may be having (and why we love them). 

Hydrating

Kayo Daily Remodeling Serum
Kayo Daily Remodeling Serum $46
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Kayo Daily Remodeling Serum is chock-full of antioxidants and coconut oils to deeply hydrate your skin and prevent free radical damage, sun damage, and dryness. Copper peptides enhance the appearance of your skin while hyaluronic acid plumps, moisturizes, and coconut oil nourishes your skin head to toe.

Vaseline Intensive Care Radiance Restore Healing Serum $8
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Vaseline's body serum uses highly concentrated, healing ingredients made specifically to treat dry, damaged skin. The formula contains three vital ingredients: PPAR activators (begin healing by penetrating the skin to replenish lipids and boost skin's natural renewal cycle), elastomers (deliver the luxurious silky, smooth product feel), and Vaseline jelly (which forms a protective layer on the surface of skin to prevent moisture loss). 

Lina Hanson Global Body Serum $63
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First of all, this product's warm, enveloping scent of vanilla and citrus lingers on your skin for hours (and even improves blood circulation). Other than that, it uses apricot kernel oil, which is rich in vitamin E, to penetrate and moisturize your skin without leaving behind any greasiness. Plus, the formula includes argan oil to protect, hydrate, and neutralize free radicals, as well as Brazil nut oil to maintain smooth, super-soft skin.

De Mamiel Revitalising Body Serum $87
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Called the "ultimate skin food," De Mamiel's body serum is brimming with essential fatty acid–rich oils (sea buckthorn, prickly pear, and baobab) and is scented to energizes and dispel lethargy as you apply.

Kahini Giving Beauty Body Serum $98
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By replenishing and restoring moisture, this lightweight and fast-acting blend of essential oils and vitamin E is the perfect hydrating potion to help soothe redness on your body and offer calming, grounding results to your mind.

Anti-Aging

Tracie Martyn Resculpting Neck and Body Serum $98
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Tracie Martyn's blend of natural ingredients firms, hydrates, and tightens the skin on your body. It's enriched with light-diffusing minerals and pumpkin seed extracts (great for lightening the appearance of stretch marks) to instantly lift and firm your neck, thighs, and wherever else you feel you need it.

Khus+Khus Luna Body Serum $85
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This vegan, organic, super-potent blend of powerful oils (patchouli, sandalwood, red mandarin, marula, argan, and baobab) offers a deep, rich aroma as well as incredible anti-aging benefits. Patchouli helps with cellular regeneration, while marula, argan, and baobab oils lock in hydration and combat free radicals (which leads to premature aging). Apply it liberally all over your body, in long strokes toward your heart to stimulate lymphatic drainage. 

Clarins Renew-Plus Body Serum
Clarins Renew-Plus Body Serum $65
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Clarin's anti-wrinkle serum for your body is a super-concentrated formula, and with the help of moisturizing plant extracts, it helps restore the smooth, firm, and radiant appearance to your skin. Water lily extract helps eliminate dry surface cells, as cashew seed oil and hibiscus flower extract firm and smooth to prevent and treat the look of aging skin.

Skin Tight Tightening Body Serum, 3.4 fl.oz
Mio Skin Tight Tightening Body Serum $56
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Made specifically for pregnancy (as well as post-pregnancy), though it's helpful for anyone with sagging skin concerns, Mio's body serum retexturizes your skin—your boobs, stomach, the backs of your arms, tops of your legs and knees—to tighten, tone, lift. Use it once a day (or twice if you're an overachiever) for 30 days, and you'll notice a visible difference. 

Brightening

111Skin Cryo Energising Body Serum $150
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Designed to replicate the effects of Cryotherapy (extreme cold on the skin), 111Skin's serum instantly lifts, tones, and tightens for a firmer, more sculpted appearance—and incorporates AA2G (a form of stabilized vitamin C) to brighten any dull areas. Post-application, you'll be glowing more than ever before. 

Body Intensive Serum
Bioeffect Body Intensive Serum $110
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Harnessing the anti-aging power of EGF to help smooth, soften, and firm the appearance of your body's skin, this deeply hydrating formula is a superior anti-aging product. Clinical tests showed a 60% increase in skin thickness and a 30% increase in skin density due to the concentration of plant stem cells (barley, to be specific). It's incredibly potent and moisturizing and visibly smooths wrinkles each time you apply it. I'm sold. 

Cle De Peau Beaute Concentrated Brightening Body Serum
Clé de Peau Beauté Concentrated Brightening Body Serum $125
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Formulated with platinum golden silk, which helps provide clearer tones on the neck area by counteracting the appearance of yellowness, and tranexamic acid, which targets the appearance of spots, this body serum is a heavy hitter when it comes to its brightening capabilities. Gambir extract and chai hu extract help brighten while vitamin E and angelica acutiloba add vibrancy, and cherry blossom leaf extract provides protective, antioxidant benefits. After showering, apply a generous amount to your skin and massage it in until it's entirely absorbed.

Then, sit back and wait for the bright, body-glowing effects to practically blind you.

Ren Clean Skincare AHA Smart Renewal Body Serum $42
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This new 10% AHA exfoliating body serum delivers full-body exfoliation without the often-damaging scrubbing. It's super lightweight with a lotion-gel hybrid texture (perfect for humid summer days). See, the serum is rich in lactic acid and xylitol, which are able to draw water molecules within the skin to the surface, and probiotics, which boost the skin's defense barrier. Just gently massage the serum into clean skin after a shower, and the formula will exfoliate away dull skin—leaving your body softer, smoother, and far more glowing.

Byrdie Tip

Use an SPF with this product, as it makes your skin more sensitive to the sun.

One Love Organics Gardenia + Tea Antioxidant Body Serum $40
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One Love Organics Gardenia + Tea Antioxidant Body Serum firms and smooths your skin courtesy of ingredients like Antileukine 6, an antioxidant-rich sea botanical that helps defend against environmental stressors and elemental dryness; pumpkin seed oil, a natural source of salicylic acid (it exfoliates, refines, and smooths skin); as well as sea buckthorn oil, which nourishes and conditions your skin with omega-7.

Next up: Here's how I changed my body in just three months (and no, it has nothing to do with fad dieting). 

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