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22.May.2015

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THE LIST: MORNING BEAUTY’S TOP 10 BEST FACE SERUMS

Ageing is a slow, yet inevitable process. Although we can’t stop it, we already can slow it applying the right products. A good, enriched serum, if used daily, helps to prevent crow’s feet, fine lines and wrinkles, and also to minimise blemishes and scars. As there are plenty of dazzling (and with cutting-edge ingredients) face serums currently available in the market, we tested several of them to bring you our 10 favourites.

Check on the gallery below Morning Beauty’s Top 10 Best Face Serums:

  • Caudalie's Vinexpert Firming Serum (£45) deeply nurtures the skin, and stimulates collagen and elastin production, which helps maintain the complexion firm. As its formula is oil-free it can easily be applied before makeup in the morning; at evenings, it might be used alongside a rich night cream or oil. For those with blemish-prone skin, we recommend using Vinexpert together with Caudalie's Vineperfect Radiance Serum (£45). Available at https://uk.caudalie.com/ ©CaudalieCaudalie's Vinexpert Firming Serum (£45) deeply nurtures the skin, and stimulates collagen and elastin production, which helps maintain the complexion firm. As its formula is oil-free it can easily be applied before makeup in the morning; at evenings, it might be used alongside a rich night cream or oil. For those with blemish-prone skin, we recommend using Vinexpert together with Caudalie's Vineperfect Radiance Serum (£45). Available at https://uk.caudalie.com/ ©Caudalie
  • The Double Serum (£55), by Clarins, was brilliantly designed as a biphasic product – it has water-soluble and oil-soluble (or lypidic) “layers” that mix when you depress the bottle's pump.The two-phased formula contains over 15 plant extracts, such as avocado, sunflower seed, perilla, rosa canina fruit and macadamia oils, and parsley, tomato, banana, kiwi e quinoa seed extracts. The Double Serum also has tocopherol (vitamin E), ascorbic and citric acids, and promptly minimises fine lines and wrinkles. It also hydrates and firms the complexion and it's suitable for all skin types (although perhaps those with sensitive skin should be careful as it includes mineral oil). Available at http://www.clarins.co.uk/ ©ClarinsThe Double Serum (£55), by Clarins, was brilliantly designed as a biphasic product – it has water-soluble and oil-soluble (or lypidic) “layers” that mix when you depress the bottle's pump.The two-phased formula contains over 15 plant extracts, such as avocado, sunflower seed, perilla, rosa canina fruit and macadamia oils, and parsley, tomato, banana, kiwi e quinoa seed extracts. The Double Serum also has tocopherol (vitamin E), ascorbic and citric acids, and promptly minimises fine lines and wrinkles. It also hydrates and firms the complexion and it's suitable for all skin types (although perhaps those with sensitive skin should be careful as it includes mineral oil). Available at http://www.clarins.co.uk/ ©Clarins
  • Lightweight, not-greasy and easy to apply, Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Synchronised Recovery Complex II (£49 per 30ml) instantly hydrates and plumps the complexion, while after a few weeks it brightens and minimises fine lines and wrinkles. It sinks into the skin, and it’s perfect for layering as its texture is rather silky. The Advanced Night Repair Synchronised Recovery Complex II is fragrance-free and formulated with hyaluronic acid, chamomile yeast extract, tripeptide-32, tocopheryl (vitamin E), hydrogenated Lecithin, and lactobacillus ferment. Available at http://www.esteelauder.co.uk/ ©Estée LauderLightweight, not-greasy and easy to apply, Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Synchronised Recovery Complex II (£49 per 30ml) instantly hydrates and plumps the complexion, while after a few weeks it brightens and minimises fine lines and wrinkles. It sinks into the skin, and it’s perfect for layering as its texture is rather silky. The Advanced Night Repair Synchronised Recovery Complex II is fragrance-free and formulated with hyaluronic acid, chamomile yeast extract, tripeptide-32, tocopheryl (vitamin E), hydrogenated Lecithin, and lactobacillus ferment. Available at http://www.esteelauder.co.uk/ ©Estée Lauder
  • The Iconic Youth Serum (£35.50), by Merumaya, has a pleasantly gel-like texture and a delightful herbal scent. Its formula contains hyaluronic acid, mangosteen fruit extract, and echium seed oil, and it deeply moisturises and significantly improves fine lines, wrinkles and spots. It also increases complexion's plumpness as well as its firmness, and it works wonderfully as a base for makeup. Available at http://www.merumaya.com/ ©MerumayaThe Iconic Youth Serum (£35.50), by Merumaya, has a pleasantly gel-like texture and a delightful herbal scent. Its formula contains hyaluronic acid, mangosteen fruit extract, and echium seed oil, and it deeply moisturises and significantly improves fine lines, wrinkles and spots. It also increases complexion's plumpness as well as its firmness, and it works wonderfully as a base for makeup. Available at http://www.merumaya.com/ ©Merumaya
  • Murad's Intensive Age-Diffusing Serum is formulated with salicylic and ascorbic acids, retinol, hydrogenated castor oil, urea, and over 10 plant extracts, including clover flower, oat kernel, and banana and mango pulp extracts. Its texture is creamy, really soothing, and it targets age-related dehydration, fine lines and wrinkles through increasing the skin's firmness. Available at http://www.murad.co.uk/ ©MuradMurad's Intensive Age-Diffusing Serum is formulated with salicylic and ascorbic acids, retinol, hydrogenated castor oil, urea, and over 10 plant extracts, including clover flower, oat kernel, and banana and mango pulp extracts. Its texture is creamy, really soothing, and it targets age-related dehydration, fine lines and wrinkles through increasing the skin's firmness. Available at http://www.murad.co.uk/ ©Murad
  • Frankincense Intense Concentrate (£40), by Neal's Yard Remedies, is a lovely blend of gardenia stem cells, and argan, frankincense, grape seed, macadamia seed, bergamot fruit and bitter orange flower oils. Its texture is gel-like, whereas its scent is delightfully light. As its formula is enriched with peptide complex, it increases skin's firmness, and also minimises the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Neal's Yard Remedies recommends using the Frankincense Intense Concentrate together with the Frankincense Intense Cream (£55). Available at nealsyardremedies.com ©Neal's Yard RemediesFrankincense Intense Concentrate (£40), by Neal's Yard Remedies, is a lovely blend of gardenia stem cells, and argan, frankincense, grape seed, macadamia seed, bergamot fruit and bitter orange flower oils. Its texture is gel-like, whereas its scent is delightfully light. As its formula is enriched with peptide complex, it increases skin's firmness, and also minimises the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Neal's Yard Remedies recommends using the Frankincense Intense Concentrate together with the Frankincense Intense Cream (£55). Available at nealsyardremedies.com ©Neal's Yard Remedies
  • Olay’s Regenerist 3 Point Firming Serum (£24.99) presents increased levels of tocopheryl (vitamin E), salicylic acid and niacinamide. It also contains peptide complex, which boosts collagen, whereas niacinamide helps to brighten and thicken the complexion. Texture-wise, it’s slightly creamy and it works very well when applied before makeup. The Regenerist 3 Point Firming Serum is suitable for all skin types, but we do not recommend it for those with reactive or sensitive skin as its formula includes silicones, parabens, and synthetic fragrances. Available at http://www.olay.co.uk/ ©OlayOlay’s Regenerist 3 Point Firming Serum (£24.99) presents increased levels of tocopheryl (vitamin E), salicylic acid and niacinamide. It also contains peptide complex, which boosts collagen, whereas niacinamide helps to brighten and thicken the complexion. Texture-wise, it’s slightly creamy and it works very well when applied before makeup. The Regenerist 3 Point Firming Serum is suitable for all skin types, but we do not recommend it for those with reactive or sensitive skin as its formula includes silicones, parabens, and synthetic fragrances. Available at http://www.olay.co.uk/ ©Olay
  • SK-II's Cellumination Aurabright (£170) is creamy white, almost odourless and quickly brightens, plumps and rejuvenates the complexion with a formula that contains ascorbyl glucoside (vitamin C), tocopherol (vitamin E), niacinamide, centella extract and rice bran oil. It improves skin's elasticity and reduces the appearance of spots, scars and wrinkles. Although its price is above average, SK-II's Cellumination Aurabright is really worth the investment, especially for those with acne-prone skin and hyperpigmentation. Available exclusively at Harrods (http://www.harrods.com/) ©SK-IISK-II's Cellumination Aurabright (£170) is creamy white, almost odourless and quickly brightens, plumps and rejuvenates the complexion with a formula that contains ascorbyl glucoside (vitamin C), tocopherol (vitamin E), niacinamide, centella extract and rice bran oil. It improves skin's elasticity and reduces the appearance of spots, scars and wrinkles. Although its price is above average, SK-II's Cellumination Aurabright is really worth the investment, especially for those with acne-prone skin and hyperpigmentation. Available exclusively at Harrods (http://www.harrods.com/) ©SK-II
  • Oily, yet not greasy, Birta Lift & Glow Nourishing Serum, by Icelandic brand Sóley, is totally organic as it's made with Armenian plum kernel, sea-buckthorn, bitter orange leaf and twig, and sweet orange peel essential oils, and wild herb extracts, such as birch twig and yarrow extracts. Its golden-coloured formula, which has an amazingly luxurious scent, truly nurtures the complexion and restores its natural radiance. Available at http://soleyorganics.com/ ©SóleyOily, yet not greasy, Birta Lift & Glow Nourishing Serum, by Icelandic brand Sóley, is totally organic as it's made with Armenian plum kernel, sea-buckthorn, bitter orange leaf and twig, and sweet orange peel essential oils, and wild herb extracts, such as birch twig and yarrow extracts. Its golden-coloured formula, which has an amazingly luxurious scent, truly nurtures the complexion and restores its natural radiance. Available at http://soleyorganics.com/ ©Sóley
  • Vichy's Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Power Serum (£22.50) is really, really moisturising. Its refreshing formula includes 10% of thermal water, hyaluronic and citric acids, and hydrogenated castor oil. The Aqualia Thermal, which has a pleasantly and easy to apply watery texture, clearly plumps the skin and helps to soothe fine lines caused by dehydration. Available at http://www.my-dermacenter.com/ ©VichyVichy's Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Power Serum (£22.50) is really, really moisturising. Its refreshing formula includes 10% of thermal water, hyaluronic and citric acids, and hydrogenated castor oil. The Aqualia Thermal, which has a pleasantly and easy to apply watery texture, clearly plumps the skin and helps to soothe fine lines caused by dehydration. Available at http://www.my-dermacenter.com/ ©Vichy