4 Anti-aging Serums That Treat Your Aging Woes - By Felicia Yeo
As we get older, our basic skincare routine might need an extra boost to turn back the hands of time and keep our skin always looking radiant and youthful. Even if you are using anti-aging cleansers, toners and moisturisers, adding an anti-aging serum can better help to reserve, inhibit, diminish the signs of aging and boost luminosity.
LANCÔME Advanced Génifique
Known as a must-have beauty item for millions of women globally, the “Little Black Bottle” has become my latest obsession. The Advanced Génifique is a relaunch of the original that promises a more glowing-looking complexion in just 7 days. This award-winning serum promises to target and improve the 10 key signs of youth – texture, resiliency, elasticity, firmness, sagginess, fine lines, wrinkles, radiance, even skin tone and clarity – meaning the skin feels and looks younger in a matter of days. The texture of the formulation is silk-like, and it got absorbed quickly without leaving any greasy or oily film on my skin. Upon application, my skin felt plumped and luxurious. I’ve been using the serum twice a day. In my day time skincare regimen, it worked well under makeup. And before bedtime which gave me a nice and healthy glow the next morning. I like how radiant, soft, smooth, supple and hydrated my skin became in just few days. Despite the hefty price tag, a little goes a long way. The LANCÔME Advanced Génifique is worth every penny!
Overall Rating: 4.5/5 Stars | Retailing at $130 (30ml)
su:m37 Secret Repair Concentrated Serum
su:m37 is a naturally fermented skincare brand from Korea that contains the vitality of nature. The Secret Repair Concentrated Serum is a highly concentrated serum with 23-year fermented ingredients that perfectly restores the elasticity in the skin. Great for day and night use, the serum glides on to the skin easily and melts into the skin really quickly. Using the serum at night seemed to do a good job of locking in the skin’s moisture as I wake up to soft and supple skin in as opposed to a grease slick. This serum made my skin feels and looks better. I noticed that my pores became less visible and my skin does look brighter.
Overall Rating: 4/5 Stars | Retailing at $169 (50ml)
IT COSMETICS No. 50 Serum™ Anti-Aging Collagen Veil Primer
The IT COSMESTICS No. 50 Serum™ Anti-Aging Collagen Veil Primer is a serum yet a primer at the same time which users can use it during day and night time. The innovative formula is packed with more than 50 beneficial ingredients including anti-ageing peptides and proteins, plus skin-loving essential oils, antioxidants, vitamins and botanicals. This multi-tasker provides a baby-soft, shine-free finish and giving users a brighter and younger looking skin. This product comes in a lotion texture rather than the watery texture of other serums or waxy texture of other primers. Despite the lotion texture, the product didn’t feel heavy on the skin and didn’t leave my skin feeling and looking oily. This serum/primer sat beautifully under my makeup and kept my skin perfectly moisturised throughout the day without getting oily with my combination skin. And my makeup lasted longer through the day! This is a great base for foundation, I love the flawless and matte finish after my makeup is done. In the evening after I’m done with cleansing, toning and moisturising my skin, I used this as my final step to lock in the moisture with all the skin-loving ingredients. However, I didn’t see any noticeable difference to my skin radiance or luminosity.
Overall Rating: 3.8/5 Stars | Retailing at $75 (30ml)
SKIN INC Vitamin A Serum
Everything that defines healthy-looking, beautiful skin is a direct result of vitamin A. Vitamin A is known for its anti-aging benefits such as fighting free radicals, encouraging collagen production, stimulating cells regeneration to keep the skin healthy. SKIN INC Vitamin A Serum is designed to improve fatigue and skin dullness around the delicate eye area. It supports natural collagen production, blood flow, and circulation of the skin, resulting in a youthful-looking appearance. This serum comes in a lightweight watery texture hence it got absorbed into the skin rapidly upon application and did not leave a sticky after feel. And the best thing is this serum is gentle enough to be used around the eye area. My skin looked brighter after using it for around one week, and it felt baby smooth. But I have to top it up with a moisturiser as this serum doesn’t feel as moisturising as the other featured serums.
Overall Rating: 3.5/5 Stars | Retailing at $68 (10ml)