For anyone with social obligations, the month of December would have been packed with parties that demanded pounding the pavement with alcohol and food. A festive season doesn’t have space for juice cleanses and salads, let alone proper skincare after the late nights and early mornings.
As much as the cliché “new year, new me” gets its fair share of hate, let’s be real, it’s human nature to plant some optimism in a fresh start. There’s no better way to blaze that trail than focusing on recuperation and self-care. We’re not calling for a full-on overhaul on your diet and skincare practises, but it’s worth investing in some rejuvenating complexion rescue, and there’s no product more effective for the task than serums.
Serums are targeted skincare solutions, often water-based, and packed with active ingredients to solve specific needs. They should be applied after cleansing, before a sheet mask, moisturiser or other cream-based products. The best serums to look for when it comes to renewal are those concocted with ingredients that hydrate, repair and address dullness, as well as blemishes. Familiar names like hyaluronic acid, and other chemical exfoliants are often mainstays in serums because of their potent ability to replenish the skin near-immediately, with a visible difference after application.
In the interest of helping you look better this new year, here are some of the best serums on the market to add to your skincare suite.