Sensational skin serums

Many things improve with age; unfortunately, your skin is not one of them. Wrinkles, brown spots, and general dullness often start to creep in as we get wiser.

To reverse these problems topically with efficacy, it has been proven that a skin serum is the best way. Serums are light, easily absorbed oil- or water-based liquids that you spread on your skin, usually dispensed using a dropper. Many have grandiose claims but the smarter ones are effective. Here are some clinically proven ones:

Trilogy Microbiome Complexion Renew Serum is an ultimate skincare base layer that addresses stressed skin conditions. Cultivate your skin's natural microbiome for noticeably healthier skin. Trilogy Microbiome Complexion Renew Serum uses a postbiotic ingredient technology that balances the microbiome in your skin to promote collagen renewal, leaving your complexion looking vibrant and youthful. The serum's light and silky formula is recommended to help stressed skin conditions such as sensitivity, redness, dryness, itchiness or breakout prone skin. RRP €33.

Vichy are pioneers of exposome skin science, understanding the impact lifestyle, environment, and hormones have on our skin and as a result their new LiftActiv B3 Dark Spots and Pigmentation Serum is formulated specifically for all phototypes to target dark spots and pigmentation.This new and innovative formula contains a multi active blend of 5% niacinamide and 8% AHA complex leaving skin brighter and refreshed. RRP €39.

Vichy’s new reformulated LiftActiv Vitamin C Serum stimulates collagen, increases luminosity, refines skin texture and unifies tone. Formulated with 15% pure vitamin C and a powerful antioxidant blend of vitamin E and pycnogenol which work in synergy to boost skin’s antioxidant defences, increase skin’s radiance and brighten skin in just 10 days. Now delivered in a targeted dropper, ensuring the dermatological active ingredients in the formula are preserved in their purest state. RRP €39.

Essential oils have long been lauded for their reparative abilities. Clarins harnesses plant power with the aroma oils. Clarins Blue Orchid Oil helps with dehydration and loss of skin tone. It contains patchouli essential oil with comforting and revitalising notes and helps balance the skin, nourishing it and promoting a more supple aspect. RRP €42.

Clarins Lotus Oil works on excess sebum. It contains essential oils of rosemary and clary sage and is unmatched for balancing, purifying and enhancing combination to oily skin. Essential oils lend their gentle, refreshing aromatic notes for a feeling of purity and wellbeing. RRP €42.

Clarins Blue orchid Lotus Huile Orchidée Bleue is for red or sensitised skin. Santal oil contains essential oils of cardamom and lavender which help balance the skin, soothe it and promote a satin soft feel. The warm, refined harmony of woodsy sandalwood notes and the freshness of parsley, mixed with the reassuring notes of cardamom and lavender all work together to promote a feeling of relaxation and comfort. RRP €43.