8 beauty editor-approved serums
Tried, tested and LOVED
By Carli Alman
Beauty Crew Editor / June 30 2016
If skin-perfecting is your thing, then it’s essential you have a serum in your daily skin care routine. Not only can it give your complexion that extra hit of hydration, but a serum can contain more potent anti-ageing ingredients than your moisturiser, meaning it can help tackle things like lines, dullness, loss of firmness, and pigmentation.
There are SO many serums on the market, and it can be confusing to wade through it all, so here are 8 of the best serums out there, according to Australia’s top beauty editors (plus one sneaky member favourite!).
SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic
"My main skin concerns are small bouts of congestion and uneven skin tone. Rich in antioxidants, the combination of ferulic acid, vitamin C and E works to combat free radicals and add an extra layer of protection, but as for the noticeable benefits? My skin tone is brighter and more radiant after just a week of use." – Hayley D’Onofrio, Beauty Director, InStyle Magazine
“SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic works on wrinkles and sun damage, but I'm a fan of its brightening, skin tone-evening powers. I am genuinely obsessed with this one.” – Sherine Youseff, Beauty Associate marie claire
La Prairie Anti-Aging Rapid Response Booster
“The gel formula of the Anti-Aging Rapid Response Booster works hard to improve luminosity and skin texture, yet feels like you’re wearing nothing at all, making it a top choice to layer under foundation in the morning.” - Iantha Yu, Beauty Editor, Beauty Crew
Ultraceuticals Ultra A Skin Perfecting Serum
“Every 30+ women needs to be using retinol (aka vitamin A) every night. Since I started using this Ultraceuticals Ultra A Skin Perfecting Serum, people have commented on how good my skin is, asking me what I use. It really delivers visible results.” – Caelia Corse, Beauty & Grooming Director, Women’s Health, Men’s Health and Prevention.
DMK Direct Delivery Vitamin C Serum
“The Danne Montague-King Direct Delivery Vitamin C Serum has given my skin a new lease on life. It not only looks and feels healthier than it has in years, it is.” – Annie Millar, Beauty & Lifestyle Editor, Better Homes and Gardens.
Hylamide Booster Glow Serum
“Hylamide Booster Glow Serum is the bomb for lacklustre skin and has a cute colourful bottle. In fact, Hylamide have exceptional, customised serums for every possible skin problem.” – Melinda Ayre, Beauty & Grooming Editor, Women’s Health, Men’s Health and Prevention.
Jurlique Purely Age-Defying Firming and Tightening Serum
“I’ve only been using the Purely Age-Defying Firming and Tightening Serum for about a month now, but I’ve already noticed my skin feels plumper and looks more even and fresh. A little goes a long way (you only need max two pumps per application) and the scent is heavenly – as if you’re treating yourself to a salon facial.” – Carli Alman, Editor, Beauty Crew
Sunday Riley Good Genes Treatment
“Sunday Riley Good Genes Treatment covers everything – it plumps, boosts circulation, exfoliates, hydrates, soothes and brightens. My parched skin literally drinks this up, and I always wake to glowing, firm-looking skin. And the best part? The bottle lasts forever - it’s a little stronger than the usual serum, so you only really need to use it two to three times a week.” – Brittany Lane, Contributing News and Social Editor, Beauty Crew
Dermalogica Overnight Retinol Repair
"I've been mixing the teeniest bit of the Overnight Retinoal Repair with my moisturiser every night, and so far it's amazing. My skin looks brighter, and I'm hoping it works its anti-aging magic!"- Cassie Steel, Beauty Editor, Girlfriend
And our members love…
“There is no oily residue left behind and it left my skin looking brighter and smoother from the first application. I now use it morning and night. It works well under makeup and does not create pilling when combined with my primers or foundations like other products I have tried. I love this product and have recommended to so many family and friends.” – Alison A, Member, Beauty Crew
Carli was BEAUTYcrew’s Editor from launch in 2016 until May 2020. You can find her words right here on BEAUTYcrew, and previously on beautyheaven.