Updated: Jun 18, 2020
I admit it- I am a sucker for antioxidant, youth promising, skin radiance promoting serums! I get into a trance over the magnificent ingredients of these concentrated substances that infuse into the skin and ta-da- you have a new face! Okay, that's not actually the case, but, some serums certainly can make improvements :-)
This industry of skincare is enormous, bringing in more money than you and I can fathom. Stated on their 2018 charts (https://www.statista.com/statistics/551427/us-skin-care-sales-by-segment/) Statists.com estimates that in just the facial anti-aging + moisturizers segment, $1591.7 million dollars in USA sales alone. I may have contributed a few dollars to that... You? To bring the dollar signs down to a tangible level, let me share with you 6 skin serums that I have used, and found effective (and friendly to my wallet). These serums are typically under $20.
Read on, beautiful people!
Sucker for Serums & On a Budget:
Acure Brightening Super Greens Serum 1 fl oz. If your goal is a super glow, then this is your serum! It's lightweight super greens delivery that creates a glowing appearance. Kale, spirulina, chlorella, broccoli seed oil, and rose geranium feed your face some superfoods. $18 Find here: https://bit.ly/3a7vw7O
I like to apply Acure's Serum after exfoliating with their Brightening Facial Scrub 4 fl oz. It's made with sea kelp & French green clay, for all skin types. Sea kelp super-nutrients soften and detoxify, while lemon peel and green clay cleanse without stripping away natural moisture. $10 at https://bit.ly/2wbtVPp
Alaffia Face Serum with Argan and Reishi Coconut Baobab 1 fl oz. Alaffia's facial oil, with toning baobab, restorative argan, and nourishing reishi, helps fight lines, promoting a smooth, youthful complexion. Alaffia's commitment is to Ethical Skincare $19. https://bit.ly/2PqPh2l
Pacifica has created some fun, colorful, crystal powered serums for $16 and under. Right now I am using the Sea & C Love Vitamin Serum. It goes on light and smooth (like water) and has a mild ocean aroma. https://www.pacificabeauty.com/collections/serums
Physicians Formula's Rose All Day Serum has the lovely ability to add a glow to the skin. For someone who is not a major fan of the rose smell, I find this serum to have a pleasing aroma, light on the flowery fragrance. For those of you that do not favor oil-based serums, this is a safe no-oil option! I often buy this serum at Walgreens, usually for $15 or less. https://www.physiciansformula.com/rose-all-day-oil-free-serum.html
Skin Active's Hyaluronic Acid Serum is a lightweight moisturizing serum with anti-aging benefits of hydrolyzed collagen (collagen is always a bonus in serums) and the nutrient-dense benefit of Sea Kelp Bioferment. It is a water-based facial serum, which helps moisturize oily and blemish-prone skin types. This serum can be purchased for $12.99 at https://skinactives.com/hyaluronic-acid-serum/
Botanical Skin Nourish Facial Oil, 1 oz. Beauty benefits include:
- Jasmine & sandalwood has been used for years in anti-aging tonics.
- De-puffing, anti-aging.
- Soothing to sensitive skin.
- Super hydrating, moisturizing.
- High concentration of healing antioxidants.
- Ingredients: Jasmine essence, Sandalwood essence, Rosehip oil, Marshmallow root, Ginseng herb, Jojoba oil, Argan oil, Vitamin E, Almond oil, Grapeseed oil, Sunflower & Safflower oil, Avocado oil, Sea Buckthorn oil, Evening primrose oil, Pomegranate oil, Apricot oil, Shatavari root. $16, find at: https://www.etsy.com/listing/800016708/skin-nourish-facial-oil-botanical
* Reminder: Our skin is the protective covering and our body's largest organ! Treat it with CARE!
Please share what beneficial skin serums (under $20) are in your beauty cabinet.