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Known for their effectiveness, serums are made up of smaller molecules that can penetrate deeply into the skin and deliver a very high concentration of active ingredients that help manage specific skincare concerns.

Serums can contain up to 70% active ingredient, whereas cleansers and moisturizers usually contain between 5 to 10%. This means that you’ll get results, whether you’re looking to diminish fine lines, brighten the complexion, reduce inflammation, or get rid of dark spots.

Serums can come in a variety of many formulas, including oils, gels, light creams, and many serums are traditionally water-based so have a much more lightweight texture. This means they absorb much faster without leaving a tacky residue behind, delivering beneficial nutrients and vitamins and hydration at the cellular level.

At Eight Skincare we've tried and tested many facial serums so, you don't have to. Below are articles to help you find your perfect serum!

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Best Eye Serum

Eye serums are lightweight, rich in ingredients, and formulated with smaller molecules so they penetrate the skin deeper, delivering high-potency ingredients below layers of skin...

Best Serum for Oily Skin

Oily skin and acne are challenging to manage. Oily skin is the outcome of the overproduction of sebum from sebaceous glands. These glands are located under the skin’s surface...

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Best Night Serum

Facial serums can be used at any time of day, but some serums benefit more when used at night. Look for more protecting serums throughout the day, and more repairing ingredients at night. The night is when your skin has an opportunity to recover and rejuvenate...

Best Glycolic Acid Serum

Glycolic acid is a naturally occurring substance that when used in a skincare routine, offers benefits ranging from locking more moisture into skin protecting from damage and dehydration, all the way to rejuvenating skin to reverse the effects of aging...

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Best Collagen Serum

An essential protein in our skin is collagen. Collagen gives our skin its thickness and suppleness. When the collagen breaks down in the skin from age and environmental factors, the skin doesn't remain intact, and the result is the loss of firmness, the appearance of wrinkles...

Best Niacinamide Serum

Niacinamide, also known as Nicotinamide, is the active form of Niacin (also known as Vitamin B3 or Nicotinic Acid) that's a popular skincare ingredient. Niacinamide contains molecules that are crucial for allowing our skin cells to propagate and to repair themselves effectively...

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Best Serum for Dry Skin

When dealing with dry, tight, and flaky skin, finding the right skincare products can be frustrating. While moisturizers usually do a good job of adding moisture to the skin, it is often not enough to keep your skin hydrated for a long time. -This is where serums come into play...

For those who suffer from dry skin, you should be looking for nourishing, hydrating serums to help strengthen the skin’s natural barrier, increase retention of moisture, plump, and protect the skin. Look for ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, glycolic acid, aloe, and niacinamide.

Acne-prone skin types should look for exfoliating ingredients that include alpha-hydroxy acid, vitamin C, retinol, and tea tree. The antioxidants in these ingredients work wonders on tightening the skin, unclog and minimize pores, absorb excess oil, and lessen any redness or inflammation.

Those who want to slow down the aging process we'd recommend looking for products with peptides, retinol, and stem cells. Peptides are created by chains of amino acids, which are the building blocks of skin proteins, specifically collagen. Retinol and stem cells aid with cell turnover, boosting collagen and elastin production, preventing collagen loss, firming, and hydrating or plumping the skin.

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