The Beauty Product Every Bride Should Know About…
They’re called serums and if you haven’t had the pleasure, we highly recommend trying one. Why? They’re loaded with vitamins and nutrients and can combat redness, dryness, and even sun damage. Serums are hugely popular among skincare pros and makeup artists swear by them too. Below, our picks by skin type — plus ask any question you might have about serums for your wedding day on our Beauty Board.
Serum For Oily SkinWe understand that you might be afraid of putting serums/oils on your skin if you're already oily. But this one is, well, oilless. It won't make you feel greasy after you put it on and you can use it on your hair, elbows or any other place on your body that needs a little TLC.
Shop it here: Oilless Oil, $38, Peter Thomas Roth, Sephora.com
Anti-Aging SerumComplicated name, awesome results. The Vichy Neovadiol Magistral Elixir is actually made up of three different oils that help revive skin and give it a more youthful appearance. And there's three ways to use this one. You can use it as a regular serum, mix in a few drops with your moisturizer or put about 10 drops on your face for 10 minutes like a mask for a more immediate effect.
Shop it here: Neovadiol Magistral Elixir, $55, Vichy, VichyUSA.com
Serum For RednessIf your skin gets a little red in some areas or if you're dealing with rosacea, this will balance everything out. It doesn't feel like most other serums, it's more water-y than oily, but that doesn't make it any less powerful (it's full of white tea, oatmeal and honey protein). It's also perfect for you if you have super sensitive skin and have problems finding products that won't cause a flare up.
Shop it here: Ultra Repair Liquid Recovery, $38, First Aid Beauty, Sephora.com
Serum That Does It AllThis serum is one of the best of the best. It's a little pricier than the rest of them, but it will seriously help with everything. Antiaging? It does that. Extra moisture? That too. Radiance? You know it.
Shop it here: Advanced Night Repair, $62, Estee Lauder, Sephora.com
Eco-friendly SerumThis serum is full of fancy botanicals. Dab it on at night because that's when your skin starts to repair itself each day. It has an oily texture, but absorbs fast and won't make you feel oily. Also you only need about 2 drops so a bottle will last you forever.
Shop it here: Midnight Recovery Concentrate, $46, Kiehls.com
Serum On A BudgetThis one is unique because it's not a liquid. It's a solid bar that you rub between your hands. It's got portobello mushrooms in it (good on sandwiches AND your face, who knew?) because they are chock full of antioxidants and it has Murumuru butter for a lot of moisture. And it's under 15 bucks.
Shop it here: Full of Grace, $14.95, LUSH, LushUSA.com
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