Spending 20 minutes on a 10-step skincare routine every morning and night isn’t always easy – especially if you value those extra moments in bed… Which is why we love a hardworking, multitasking product – and what better product to pack a punch of skincare goodness than a serum? These potent blends of concentrated, active ingredients deliver multiple benefits in one application. Scroll down to meet our favourite multitaskers.
Holy Grail 5-in-1 Rejuvenating Skin Serum
To keep skin looking and feeling healthy and fresh, Holy Grail’s 5-in-1 Rejuvenating Facial Serum has all the skin-boosting hero ingredients (including vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and matrixyl) needed to tackle common concerns like pigmentation, rough texture, dull skin tone, and dehydration. What’s more, the texture is barely-there so this lightweight option is perfect for layering.
NIOD Copper Amino Isolate Serum
For a true skincare investment, NIOD’s Copper Amino Isolate Serum 2:1 is packed with active ingredients which will noticeably boost the clarity, brightness, tone, and texture of your skin. Most notably, it contains copper peptides which boost the production of collagen and elastin, giving the skin elasticity and strength. There’s a reason it’s expensive – it works.
Upcircle Organic Facial Serum
Those with dry skin might find many serums are too light and not hydrating enough for them. However Upcircle’s Organic Facial Serum With Coffee Oil is rich and nourishing, and gives skin an incredible softness and glow. It’s made with a blend of natural oils, including jojoba, sea buckthorn, and rosehip, which help to boost collagen and leave skin feeling restored. Be generous with your drops and spend time massaging into your skin to reap the rewards.
Saturday Skin Bright Potion Probiotic Power Serum
The latest innovations in skincare have seen probiotics taking centrestage in everything from serums to face masks. More than just a supplement you take for gut health, research has shown that probiotics have multiple benefits for skin, from soothing irritation to defending against environmental aggressors and creating a natural shield to strengthen skin’s moisture barrier. Packed with what are essentially ‘good’ bacteria and boosted with niacinamide, Saturday Skin’s Bright Potion Probiotic Power Serum is a winner for boosting skin health.
Gallinee Prebiotic Youthful Serum
Using probiotics, prebiotics, and lactic acid, Gallinee’s Prebiotic Youthful Serum fights breakout-prone skin on three fronts. The probiotics and prebiotics strengthen the skin’s barrier and deliver antibacterial properties (that together help to prevent bad bacteria from causing blemishes), while lactic acid helps to remove pore-clogging dead skin cells.
Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Serum
Skin looking (and feeling) a bit sluggish? With enzymes and AHAs working to exfoliate dead skin cells across multiple layers of skin, plus vitamin C and amino acids to repair damage and strengthen the skin barrier, Elemis’ Dynamic Resurfacing Serum is a triple threat against dull, textured skin. You can easily add it into your evening routine for maximum results with minimal effort.
The Ordinary Buffet
Taking inspiration from a literal buffet, The Ordinary’s Buffet Serum is a cocktail of the best of the best skincare ingredients, including amino acids, hyaluronic acid, and Matrixyl 3000 – a powerful peptide which stimulates collagen synthesis to trigger skin repair. It’s lightweight, affordable, and targets everything from dehydration to fine lines, wrinkles, and textural irregularities.