When you hit your 40s, your skin begins to change. Collagen and elastin production slow down, causing your face to look thinner and sunken. It's also in this period that hydration is a key step in your regimen. Meanwhile, antioxidants and moisturizers are crucial. One step to reconsider in your skincare routine is your choice of serum. Below, we round up the best serums for your 40-year-old skin.
1. The Inkey List Q10
Suitable for all skin types, this skin savior is the answer to hydrating the skin, while keeping it protected from any further signs of aging. It gets its name from a naturally-occuring antioxidant (CoQ10) that your body produces but declines overtime like collagen. This Q10-rich serum helps shield the skin from environmental factors, and works with added ingredients like squalane and hyaluronic acid to reduce wrinkles and fine lines.
P550, Beauty Bar, beautybar.com.ph
2. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Intense Reset Concentrate
This serum from Estee Lauder is recommended for women even under the age of 40 as a preventive measure against aging. It's designed to boost the effects of the brand's cult-classic Advanced Night Repair Serum, renewing the look of your complexion overnight. It moisturizes the skin with ample dosage of hyaluronic acid and reduces the appearance of irritation. It also helps smoothens the skin for a bright and poreless look.
$80 (P4,074), esteelauder.com
3. Immortelle Overnight Reset Oil-In Serum
This lightweight formula teems with antioxidants that aims to hydrate the skin, leaving it refreshed every morning. What sets it apart from other serums, however, is the inclusion of a secret ingredient” the immortelle oil extract, which targets signs of aging. This quick fix works best when applied before moisturizing every night.
P3500, Rustan’s the Beauty Source
4. Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Serum
Retinol typically intimidates users because of its potency, but this retinol-based offering from Murad ensures safe use for even its patrons with sensitive skin. It works beneath the surface and targets the signs of aging—such as fine lines and wrinkles—that are yet to appear. The final result is smooth, glowing skin a matter of weeks.
5. Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum
This serum is packed with a vitamin C complex as its hero ingredient but also formulated with ascorbic acid, vitamin E, and ferulic acid. This cocktail of ingredients work together to improve any signs of aging, while firming and lightening the skin. As a plus, it also comes with pumpkin ferment and pomegranate extracts, which when combined work to minimize the appearance of pores.
6. La Prairie White Caviar Illuminating Serum
This potent formula evens out the skin tone and increases the skin’s firmness. Using a golden caviar extract, it lessens the appearance of age spots by nourishing and increasing elasticity. Aside from reducing the age spots, this magic serum also works overtime by preventing potential age spots and moisturizing the skin.
P32,300, Rustan’s The Beauty Source
7. Dior Capture Totale Le Serum
This highly concentrated serum is infused with extracts of a Longoza, a flower with properties known for synchronizing cells. It’s useful in the fight against fine lines and smoothening out any visible wrinkles, while rejuvenating the skin and giving it a plumper look and feel.
price unavailable, SM Makati