Which Serum Is Right For My Skin?


mario badescu best serum for skin guide

What is a serum, anyway?

Serums are highly concentrated formulas, specially designed with smaller molecules and without most fluids, waxes, and thickening agents. Hero ingredients (such as Collagen, Vitamin C, and Peptides) are thus able to absorb quickly and easily into skin, delivering fortified benefits (like enhanced moisture, additional nourishment, etc.) efficiently and effectively.

Do I need a serum?

A serum isn’t a necessity, per se—at least not like your cleanser or moisturizer is. (A friendly reminder: a basic regimen consists of a cleanser, toner, eye cream, moisturizer, mask, and exfoliant.)

Think of it this way: Serums, though an extra step, are the products that make a mile of a difference. They’re able to target specific concerns with more intensity, thanks to their advanced, potent formulas.

Which serum is right for my skin?


Targets: Dullness, discoloration, fine lines, uneven texture

What it does: Boosts radiance and retexturizes skin

Ideal for: All skin types (except acne-prone or acne-erupted skin)

Key ingredients: Vitamin C, Collagen, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ginseng, Cucumber, Aloe Vera, Lavender Oil


Targets: Fine lines, wrinkles, dehydration, loss of elasticity

What it does: Encourages firmer, smoother, more youthful-looking skin

Ideal for: Dry or mature skin types

Key ingredients: Peptides, Green Tea, Yarrow, Sage, Willow Bark, Sorghum Bicolor Stalk Juice, Palmaria Palmata, Aloe Vera


Targets: Fine lines, wrinkles, dehydration

What it does: Plumps and smooths the look of fine lines and wrinkles

Ideal for: Combination, Dry, or mature skin types

Key ingredients: Collagen, Elastin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Bladderwrack Extract, Peptides, Vitamin E


Targets: Dehydration

What it does: Restores a natural, dewy glow with super lightweight, oil-free hydration

Ideal for: All skin types

Key ingredients: Ceramides, Ginseng, Ginkgo


Targets: Dryness, dullness

What it does: Revives and smooths dry patches

Ideal for: Combination or Dry skin

Key ingredients: Rose Hips Extract, Glycerin

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Author: Kimberly Yang

I hold these truths to be self-evident, that skin care is paramount, green tea is everything, and the Internet rules all (typical Gen-Y philosophy; if it wasn't 'grammed, it never happened). Also pertinent: writer, content creator, national sales director at Mario Badescu. For more about me, visit my Google+ page.

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