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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 20 different anti-ageing serums that you can incorporate into your skincare routine to help you combat signs of ageing.

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We’ve also 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.

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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.

Most importantly, 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 are the most ideal for teenagers and young adults who are just starting 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.

Anti-ageing Serums to Reduce Fine Lines and Wrinkles

With time, collagen density and production levels in our skin deplete. 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.

Dr. Barbara Sturm Super Anti-Aging Serum

Best Anti Ageing Serums Dr Barbara Sturm

Packed full of antioxidant ingredients and hyaluronic acid, Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Super Anti-Aging Serum will help diminish inflammation and slow the ageing process.

Dr. Barbara Sturm Super Anti-Aging Serum retails for about S$511.52 (USD 380) at Beautylish (shipping fees apply).

Eucerin Hyaluron Filler Concentrate

Anti Ageing Serum Eucerin

The hydrating and plumping properties of hyaluronic acid are boosted with glycine saponin in Eucerin Hyaluron Filler Concentrate, an active ingredient obtained from soybeans.

Eucerin Hyaluron Filler Concentrate (6 x 5ml) retails for S$45 at LOOKFANTASTIC and for S$77.40 at Guardian.

The Ordinary “Buffet”

Best Anti Ageing Serums The Ordinary

Packed with peptides, hyaluronic acid and matrixyl, The Ordinary “Buffet” fulfils an array of anti-ageing needs while being at an affordable price tag.

The Ordinary “Buffet” (60ml) retails for S$48.85 at Amazon.

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 their 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.

Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum Complexion CorrectingBest Anti Ageing Serums Caudalie

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 (30ml) retails for S$99 at Sephora.

Shiseido White Lucent Illuminating Micro-Spot Serum

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The Shiseido White Lucent Illuminating Micro-Spot Serum is a targeted treatment designed to address uneven skin tone and dullness while preventing the formation of dark spots caused by sun exposure.

This serum effectively diminishes the appearance of dark spots, dullness, and uneven skin tone in just one week.

Enhanced with ReNeura Technology+™ and SAKURA-Bright System, it offers multi-functional care to promote brighter and fresher-looking skin.

Shiseido White Lucent Illuminating Micro-Spot Serum retails for S$170 (30ml) and S$220 (50ml) at Sephora.

Anti-ageing for Brightening

A youthful complexion is one that is bright and cheery. One ingredient 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.

Add a vitamin C product to your skincare routine and see the difference for yourself!

Clinique Fresh Pressed Daily Booster with Pure Vitamin C 10%

Best Anti Ageing Serums Clinique

Packed for freshness, Clinique Fresh Pressed Daily Booster with Pure Vitamin C 10% is packaged into weekly dosages to ensure that the Vitamin C is as potent as it can be.

Clinique Fresh Pressed Daily Booster with Pure Vitamin C 10% (4 x 8.5ml) retails for S$97.99 at Biuky and for S$147 at BHG Singapore.

Edible Beauty No. 3 Exotic Goddess Ageless Serum

Best Anti Ageing Serums Edible Beauty

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 a brighter goddess-like complexion.

Edible Beauty No. 3 Exotic Goddess Ageless Serum (30ml) retails for S$85.07 at Amazon.

Skin Inc Vitamin C Serum

Best Anti Ageing Serums Skin Inc

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 (10ml) retails for S$68 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.

Fresh Black Tea Anti Aging Firming Serum

Best Anti Ageing Serums Fresh

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 S$121 (30ml) and for S$169.50 (50ml) at LOOKFANTASTIC and Fresh stores islandwide.

Anti-ageing Serums With Multiple 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 also be used on its own as own overall skin booster, or used in conjunction with a targeted treatment to get faster results.