They say age is just a number- and it really is! But we all want to appear youthful and hold back the ravages of the sun, time, and gravity. Here, we present to you 22 different anti-ageing serums that you can incorporate into your skincare routine to help you combat signs of ageing.
We have categorised them into different skin concerns so it will be easier for you to search according to your needs. This list is definitely not exhaustive so let us know what is your favourite anti-ageing products and routine!
Who should use what serums?
Serums are lightweight, either water or oil-based, concoctions that are filled with skin-nourishing ingredients. As a rule of thumb for layering skincare products, start with the lightest, thinnest product with the most fluid consistency first, before ending it with heavier, creamier, and oilier products.
Serums go after toners and essences, before lotions, gels, creams, and the like. For oil-based serums, you can mix them with your favourite moisturiser to save time too.
Anyone with any skin type and age can start the anti-ageing skincare process. For teenagers and young adults, go with hydration-focused serums first, before advancing to more targeted solutions as the need arises.
People with oily skin need hydration as well to maintain healthy and healthy-looking skin (in short, everybody’s skin needs hydration and you cannot have too much). Oilier skin types can focus more on water and gel-based serums while drier skin types might prefer oilier versions.
Get a sample to try first if you are unsure if the serum might be too heavy for your current skin condition.
Mostly important, sun protection and proper cleansing are still the most important steps that everyone needs to do to ensure that your skin’s fountain of youth continues running for as long as possible.
Anti-ageing serums for hydration
Hydration is crucial for anyone and everyone, regardless of your age and skin type. A well-hydrated skin will always look and feel fresh, supple, and radiant.
Hydrating serums is the most ideal for teenagers and young adults who are just starting out their anti-ageing skincare routine. Moisturising your skin is a preventative measure, as it will help you to look younger and more radiant in the future.
Look for humectant ingredients, like glycerin and hyaluronic acid, they will help your skin capture and retain moisture.
1. Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Hydro Dew Drop Moisturizing Serum
Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Hydro Dew Drop Moisturizing Serum is a dual-phase serum, which means it contains both liquid and an oil serums to cater to your hydration needs regardless of your skin type.
Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Hydro Dew Drop Moisturizing Serum retails for SGD61 at Sephora.
2. Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II
Containing a proprietary ingredient, ChronoluxCB™ Technology, and hyaluronic acid, Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II will definitely hydrate and plump your skin.
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II retails for SGD81 (20ml), SGD122 (30ml), and SGD170 (50ml) at Sephora and Estée Lauder counters islandwide.
3. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum contains powerful hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid and aloe leaf juice, while colloidal oatmeal soothes and calms the skin.
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum retails for SGD59 at Sephora.
4. Kate Somerville Wrinkle Warrior 2-in-1 Plumping Moisturizer + Serum
Kate Somerville Wrinkle Warrior 2-in-1 Plumping Moisturizer + Serum contains three different sizes of hyaluronic acid to hydrate the deepest layers of your skins and help reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Kate Somerville Wrinkle Warrior 2-in-1 Plumping Moisturizer + Serum retails for SGD144 at Sephora.
5. Tarte Mermaid Skin Hyaluronic H2O Serum
With hyaluronic acid, Vitamin B5, and marine plant extracts, Tarte Mermaid Skin Hyaluronic H20 Serum will hydrate your skin so well that it glistens like mermaids.
Tarte Mermaid Skin Hyaluronic H2O Serum retails for SGD60 at Sephora.
Anti-ageing serums to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
With time, collagen density and production levels in our skin depletes. Combined with the fact that we have to use our facial muscles every day, this leads to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, especially in the areas around the eyes (crow’s feet), forehead, and smile lines.
These serums are full of ingredients that can help reduce and slow down the appearance of these unwanted facial lines and help retain a smooth, youthful look.
6. Dr. Barbara Sturm Super Anti-Aging Serum
Packed full with antioxidant ingredients and hyaluronic acid, Dr. Barbara Sturm Super Anti-Aging Serum will help diminish inflammation and slow the ageing process.
Dr. Barbara Sturm Super Anti-Aging Serum retails at USD350 (about SGD466.39) on Beautylish (shipping fees apply).
7. Eucerin Hyaluron Filler Concentrate
The hydrating and plumping properties of hyaluronic acid is boosted with glycine saponin in Eucerin Hyaluron Filler Concentrate, an active ingredient obtained from soy beans.
8. The Ordinary “Buffet”
Packed will peptides, hyaluronic acid and matrixyl, The Ordinary “Buffet” fulfills an array of anti-ageing needs while being at an affordable price tag.
The Ordinary “Buffet” retails at USD14.80 (about SGD19.72) on Beautylish (shipping fees apply).
Anti-ageing serums to lighten pigmentation
Freckles, age spots, and sun spots are accumulated amounts of melanin pigments that form in the skin. These serums target the melanin pigments and its production to help slow down and or lighten the appearance of the spots.
Of course, the most important thing to prevent skin pigmentation is still sun protection as the sun and the UV rays are the actual causes of melanin production in the first place, and they also inflict the greatest damage to the skin.
9. Alpha-H Liquid Laser Concentrate Serum
The addition of glycolic acid into Alpha-H Liquid Laser Concentrate Serum gently exfoliates the skin, while hyaluronic acid and peptides hydrate and support the the anti-ageing process.
Alpha-H Liquid Laser Concentrate Serum retails for SGD120 at Sephora.
10. Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum Complexion Correcting
Caudalie uses their proprietary ingredient, Viniferine, in the Vinoperfect Radiance Serum Complexion Correcting to help combat discoloration and dark spots.
Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum Complexion Correcting retails for SGD93 at Sephora.
11. Shiseido White Lucent Microtargeting Spot Corrector
Using both MicroTarget technology and SAKURAResist technology, Shiseido White Lucent Microtargeting Spot Corrector targets dark spots and unwanted skin pigmentation.
Shiseido White Lucent Microtargeting Spot Corrector retails for SGD155 at Sephora and Shiseido counters islandwide.
Anti-ageing for brightening
A youthful complexion is one that is one that is bright and cheery. One ingredient is that is particularly powerful to help brighten skin complexion is Vitamin C (ascorbic acid).
Vitamin C also aids in collagen production, has antioxidant properties that prevent cellular damage, and is also effective against skin pigmentation. Definitely add a vitamin C product into your skincare routine and see the difference for yourself.
12. Clinique Fresh Pressed Daily Booster with Pure Vitamin C 10%
Packed for freshness, Clinique Fresh Pressed Daily Booster with Pure Vitamin C 10% is packaged into weekly dosage to ensure that the Vitamin C is as potent as it can be.
Clinique Fresh Pressed Daily Booster with Pure Vitamin C 10% retails for SGD99 at Sephora.
13. Edible Beauty No. 3 Exotic Goddess Ageless Serum
Hyaluronic acid, Davidson plum, and Edelweiss work in synergy in Edible Beauty No. 3 Exotic Goddess Ageless Serum to fight against dullness and fine lines to give you brighter goddess-like complexion.
Edible Beauty No. 3 Exotic Goddess Ageless Serum retails for SGD72 at Sephora.
14. Farmacy Invincible Root Cell Anti-Aging Serum
Farmacy Invincible Root Cell Anti-Aging Serum uses Vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and antioxidants obtained from Echinacea GreenEnvy™ to provide hydration and give brightness to the skin.
Farmacy Invincible Root Cell Anti-Aging Serum retails for USD65 (about SGD86.62) on Beautylish (shipping fees apply).
15. Skin Inc Vitamin C Serum
Glycerin, Vitamin B6 and E, and magnesium ascorbyl phosphate (a Vitamin C derivative) work together in Skin Inc Vitamin C Serum to help rebalance and brighten the skin.
Skin Inc Vitamin C Serum retails for SGD68 at Sephora and Skin Inc stores islandwide.
Anti-ageing serums for firming
Gravity helps us stay grounded, but gravity is not our best friend when it comes to ageing.
Massage these firming serums into the skin against the direction of gravity, that is, in an upwards motion towards our forehead. A firmer and tighter skin is less saggy and will appear fuller and supple.
16. Fresh Black Tea Anti Aging Firming Serum
Fresh Black Tea Anti Aging Firming Serum contains a unique blend of antioxidant ingredients that help fight free radical damage.
Fresh Black Tea Anti Aging Firming Serum retails for SGD161 at Sephora and Fresh stores islandwide.
17. SK-II R.N.A Power Radical New Age Essence
Containing the famous ingredient, Pitera, SK-II R.N.A Power Radical New Age Essence touts itself in helping refine skin texture.
SK-II R.N.A Power Radical New Age Essence retails for SGD156 (30ml) and SGD233 (50ml) at Sephora and SK-II counters islandwide. You can also read more about our editor’s review of the SK-II R.N.A Power Airy Milk Lotion.
Anti-ageing serums with many functions
These serums market themselves to have more than one targeted purpose against ageing. They can help hydrate and deal with fine lines, or target unwanted skin pigmentation and sag. They can be used on its own as own overall skin booster, or used in conjunction with a targeted treatment to get faster results.
18. Lancôme Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Serum
Lancôme Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Serum claims to be a fast-acting youth-acitivating serum that combats ten signs of ageing.
Lancôme Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Serum retails for SGD130 (30ml), SGD170 (50ml) and SGD220 (70ml) at Sephora and Lancôme counters islandwide.
19. May Lindstrom The Youth Dew
May Lindstrom The Youth Dew contains twenty different botanical oils and coenzyme Q10 to repair and combat signs of ageing.
May Lindstrom The Youth Dew retails for USD140 (about SGD186.56) on Beautylish (shipping fees apply).
20. NIOD Copper Amino Isolate Serum 2:1
Packed full with animo acids and peptides, NIOD Copper Amino Isolate Serum 2:1 claims to have visible results within five days of use.
NIOD Copper Amino Isolate Serum 2:1 retails for USD60 (15ml, about SGD79.95) and USD90 (30ml, about SGD119.93) on Beautylish (shipping fees apply).
22. Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment
Another tip to bolster the anti-ageing effort is to exfoliate frequently. Sunday Riley’s Good Genes contains lactic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid that helps break the “glue” that keep the dead skin cells atop the surface of the skin. This method of chemical exfoliation gently removes unwanted dead skin cells to reveal youthful and supple skin.
Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment retails for USD105 (15ml, about SGD139.92) and USD158 (about SGD210.55) on Beautylish (shipping fees apply).
23. Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum
With 22 different plant and botanical oils, Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum is a powerful serum to combat signs of ageing.
Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum retails for USD185 (about SGD246.52) on Beautylish (shipping fees apply).