Skin treat: 10 best face serums

Turbo charge your skincare regime with a concentrated serum that packs a serious anti-ageing punch

Serums are often the priciest element to a skincare routine because they contain concentrated key ingredients. Unlike a moisturiser, they aren't packed out with thickening ingredients to lock in moisture. They have smaller molecules too, so skin absorbs them faster and deeper than a moisturiser – you only really need a tiny pea-sized amount, so despite the expense, they will last you ages.

Apply to wet skin to speed up penetration  and then once dry, pop your moisturiser on top. Think of serums as the cure; they undo previous damage or combat specific issues such as ageing, acne, sun damage, or dehydration. We've worked our way from Vichy's Skin Idealia Life to The Organic Pharmacy Anti-Oxidant to find the best performing serums out there.

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I'm a sucker for sumptuous scents in my skincare routine, but they need to be hard-working with great results too. The Organic Pharmacy Anti-Oxidant Serum smells divine, works a treat and is chemical-free. Oskia Get Up & Glow and ESPA Optimal Skin Pro Serum both transformed my skin after just a couple of weeks of use.

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1. Neal's Yard Remedies Rejuvenating Frankincense Facial Serum, £42.50 for 30ml

2. Oskia Get Up & Glow Radiance Energy and Protection Booster, £64.50 for 30ml

3. The Organic Pharmacy Antioxidant Face Serum, £69.95 for 35ml

4. ESPA Optimal Skin Pro Serum, £48 for 30ml

5. Bliss Labs Peeling Groovy Facial Serum, £49.50 for 30ml

6. Green & Spring Restoring Face Serum, £38 for 30ml

7. Nourish Balance Nutritious Peptide Serum, £20 for 30ml

8. Vichy Skin Idealia Life Serum, £29.50 for 30ml

9. Orico Transcend Marine Radiance Serum, £34

10. Lancome Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate, £59 for 30ml

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