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These Are the 12 Best Face Serums, For All Budgets

Including picks from The Ordinary, Drunk Elephant, Glossier and more.

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If face serums aren’t a part of your self-isolation skincare routine yet, we’ve gathered the best ones for you to try out. Whether you’re on the hunt for a brightening serum or you’re in need of something a bit more hydrating for your complexion, our list has got you covered — no matter the budget.

For a dewy, natural glow, Glossier’s Futuredew Oil-Serum Hybrid consists of non-greasy nourishing oils that will keep your face moisturized for up to 12 hours. Another affordable option is Pixi‘s Overnight Glow serum. Its formula is enriched with calming cucumber and aloe vera that heals and hydrates, leaving you with a smoother and more luminous complexion.

If you’re looking to upgrade your daytime beauty regimen, try out Drunk Elephant‘s cult-favorite C-Firma™ Vitamin C Day Serum. It is packed with antioxidants, nutrients and fruit enzymes that work together to firm and brighten the skin, and improve signs of photoaging. Alternatively, Summer FridaysCC Me Vitamin C Serum naturally brightens the complexion, and reduces the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation.

Discover more of our top serum picks by scrolling down below. While you’re at it, read our guide on how to properly exfoliate at home, according to facialist Sofie Pavitt.

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

The Ordinary
Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
£5 GBP (approximately $5.90 USD)
Cult BeautyCult Beauty 

The Inkey List Collagen Booster

The Inkey List
Collagen Booster
£8.99 GBP (approximately $11 USD)
Cult BeautyCult Beauty 

Glossier Futuredew Oil-Serum Hybrid

Glossier
Futuredew Oil-Serum Hybrid
$24 USD
GlossierGlossier 

Everyday Humans RESTING BEACH FACE SPF30 Anti-Pollution Sunscreen Serum

Everyday Humans
RESTING BEACH FACE SPF30 Anti-Pollution Sunscreen Serum
$30 USD
EverydayEveryday 

Pixi Overnight Glow Serum

Pixi
Overnight Glow Serum
£26 GBP (approximately $32 USD)
Cult BeautyCult Beauty 

Milk Makeup Melatonin Overnight Serum

Milk Makeup
Melatonin Overnight Serum
$36 USD
SephoraSephora 

NIOD Copper Amino Isolate Serum 2:1

NIOD
Copper Amino Isolate Serum 2:1
£38 GBP (approximately $47 USD)
Cult BeautyCult Beauty 

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Complex II

Estée Lauder
Advanced Night Repair Complex II
$62 USD
Harvey NicholsHarvey Nichols 

Summer Fridays CC Me Vitamin C Serum

Summer Fridays
CC Me Vitamin C Serum
$64 USD
SephoraSephora 

Drunk Elephant C-Firma™ Vitamin C Day Serum

Drunk Elephant
C-Firma™ Vitamin C Day Serum
$80 USD
SephoraSephora 

Aesop Lucent Facial Concentrate

Aesop
Lucent Facial Concentrate
£85 GBP (approximately $105 USD)
Cult BeautyCult Beauty 

Dr. Barbara Sturm Calming Serum

Dr. Barbara Sturm
Calming Serum
$250 USD
SephoraSephora 
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