8 Skin-Firming Serums That Effortlessly Plump & Smooth
Serums, the true GOAT and MVP of skincare — potent potions with tone and texture-boosting superpowers to ward off all skin evil. In our previous posts, we covered some Huda-approved hydrating, glow-getting, and thirst trappin’ potions. Now that we’ve ticked these off your list of bathroom cabinet must-haves, it’s time to put you on some editor-approved, skin-firming concoctions. So, while aging is natural and beautiful, that doesn’t mean we don’t want our skin to look radiant and healthy along that process. Scroll down for a list of 8 juicy, coveted, and celeb-loved serums that are straight-up, wrinkle-reversing sorcery.
A serum that does the absolute most, but we’re not complaining. This triple-duty illuminating elixir combines Matrixyl, the most fierce wrinkle-fighting powerhouse, with a dose of vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and hibiscus. After regular use, fine lines will transform from visible to are-they-even-there, and you’ll notice a more uniform and plumper complexion too.
If you’re looking for a formula that will firm, smoothen, hydrate, and brighten, Paula’s Choice is the girl it says it is — no lies detected. The dynamic duo in here is 0.1% stabilized pure retinol and some good ole vitamin C to perfect your skin’s texture and tone. Use it in the AM and PM for optimum results, and remember to apply your SPF bbz.
A best-selling wrinkle-fighter that doesn’t disappoint. No matter where your fine lines or wrinkles are, this formula puts that ish on pause. Skin-rejuvenating rhamnose levels up collagen and elastin production, while hyaluronic acid and Vichy volcanic water provide a good hit of nutrients and hydration. This is a supreme serum through and through.
Clinique unifies actives with the best botanicals to tackle lackluster skin in full force. Peptides, glucosamine, and salicylic acid work squad deep to diminish fine lines and keep breakouts in check to renew and strengthen your complexion.
Our quest for the fountain of youth has officially come to an end — Dr. Murad just dropped the pin, and it’s his Retinol Youth Renewal Serum. Infused with three-of-a-kind retinol (‘a fast-acting Retinoid, a time-released Retinol and a Retinol booster’), this baby will perk up cell turnover and collagen levels to provide you with firmer, bouncier, and more radiant skin.
Every beauty lover and beauty ed’s favorite skin-renewing tonic that puts in the work overnight while you hit snooze. In it is a resurfacing AHA blend (with glycolic, tartaric, and citric acid) to have skin looking and feeling smooth and polished. This is then paired with salicylic acid to keep excess sebum and pores under control.
The little brown bottle we always used to see on our mama’s dressing chests. Fast forward to now, and we totally get why it was her staple. Suitable for day and nighttime use, these dewy drops will shield your complexion from free radical damage while drenching it with intense levels of hyaluronic acid for long-lasting hydration and insanely gorgeous bounce.
A formula that’ll give you one major skin overhaul — it’s truly the definition of dynamite comes in small packages. Supercharged with 15% pure vitamin C, 1% vitamin E, and 0.5% ferulic acid, it fades and refines all texture and tone woes from fine lines, loss of firmness, acne scars, and discolorations. This serum changed our skin for the better, and best believe your derm vouches for it too.
Speaking of dermatologists, make sure to also check out these 10 derm-approved nighttime moisturizers (for every skin type) that’ll cost you as little as $12!
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