I've said it before, and I'll say it again: I love nothing more than finding a beauty product that helps me live my best glowy and dewy life. Be it a highlighter, an SPF or a moisturiser, I'll happily apply any product to my face to achieve luminosity. Thankfully, I now own several products that will make my skin more glowy and radiant than ever, and they're currently waiting patiently on my skincare trolley for their moment to shine. Which products am I talking about? Serums, of course.
To be honest, there are so many serums on the market that it can be hard to know where to start. Many are formulated to target specific skincare concerns, so whether you want to reduce blemishes, moisturise dehydrated skin, or soothe sensitive skin, there's a serum out there for you. And when incorporating serum into your skincare routine, make sure to apply it after your cleanser and toner but before your moisturiser. Your moisturiser creates a barrier that locks in all of the hard-working ingredients in your other products, and serums, especially, are full of active ingredients that you won't want to lose.
Ahead, I've rounded up my very best serums for glowing skin, from luxury products to affordable options. Honestly, I swear by them all.
By Beauty Bay make the most amazing and affordable serums. The SkinHit Hydrating Serum is a personal favourite of mine. I use it when my skin needs a little hydration boost and, of course, a glow. It contains hyaluronic acid, which has major hydration and plumping benefits.
This is actually a booster oil that you can use on its own or add a few drops to your serum, moisturiser or balm of choice for a silky-smooth glow. It contains strawberry-seed oil, which is nourishing and helps the booster glide effortlessly over or under your other skincare products.
This serum is a new discovery for me. It contains three essential super-fruit extracts that target, condition, hydrate and improve the health and texture of the skin. Kem Beauty advises applying it to damp skin after using toner to ensure that it absorbs into the skin properly for a real lit-from-within glow.
This oil-serum hybrid is a key staple in my beauty routine due to the long-lasting glow it gives my skin. Instead of using it all over, I like to apply it to the high points of my face when I'm not wearing a ton of makeup. A little bit creates a subtle glow, but you can use more for an intensely dewy shine.
First, let's talk about how cute this serum's packaging is. This lightweight formula brightens skin while tackling impurities. Plus, it's enriched with antioxidant-rich blueberry and black tea to help detoxify skin, which is brilliant if you're prone to congestion or breakouts.
I think I own just about every CeraVe product available, as I simply can't get enough of this affordable brand. This gentle and lightweight serum is my favourite to use for a subtle glow when my skin is in need of some extra hydration. I love to use it before applying the brand's moisturising lotion.
Finally, this classic from Estée Lauder is perfect if you're on the hunt for a luxurious, glow-boosting serum that truly works. It helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and really supports your skin's moisture levels for a fresh, radiant and youthful look. I give it a 10.