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When Should I Start Using a Serum?

We consider facial serums to be part of a complete routine for healthy-looking skin at any age due to their ability to treat specific skin concerns. Our serum formulas often contain higher concentrations of ingredients and penetrate deeper than other skincare products. Serums help defend against early signs of aging like dull skin and dryness, but can also be used to treat more mature signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles.

If the traditional cleanse, tone, and moisturize skincare routine isn’t giving you the results you’re looking for, consider adding a face serum into the rotation. These concentrated skin treatments provide high doses of active ingredients in a lightweight formula that absorbs quickly and is easy to layer with your existing regimen.

But, how to choose a serum that’s right for you? The good news is that thanks to their unique formulas and carefully blended actives, finding the right one can be as easy as deciding what issue it is you want to address. Whether it’s dark spots, aging skin, or other common issues, here are the best Kiehl’s serums for your skin.

Best For Boosting Radiance: Vital Skin-Strengthening Super Serum

Strengthen skin with Kiehl’s lightweight hyaluronic acid super serum. Formulated with micronized 11kDa Hyaluronic Acid, and a proprietary Adaptogenic Herbal Complex — comprised of a blend of Red Ginseng Root, Holy Basil, and Schisandra Berry — this potent face serum penetrates deep within the surface skin layers to help protect against external stressors while helping visibly reduce fine lines, smooth texture and boost radiance for supple skin with a healthy-looking glow.

Best For Smoothing: Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate

When your skin is feeling rough and dry, the Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate is the ideal solution. It blends fifteen percent hydrating Glycerin with Shiso Leaf Extract for smoothing and plumping benefits. It significantly reduces the look of dull tired-looking skin that can be caused by age-related dehydration and smooths the appearance of fine lines and rough texture. Applied before an anti-aging moisturizer, it can help skin look and feel hydrated and energized.

Best For Hyperpigmentation: Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution

If you’re dealing with dark spots caused by the sun or post-acne pigmentation, the Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution is your serum match. It features a formula filled with. It can be used as a spot treatment or all over your face, depending on the type of hyperpigmentation you are looking to diminish. Apply morning and evening to skin before your moisturizer (use the Clearly Corrective Brightening & Smoothing Moisture Treatment for even more clarifying effects). It can be used on your neck, chest, and hands as well to treat pigmentation issues. Always be sure to wear sunscreen when using this product, as it may increase sensitivity to UV damage.

Best For Line and Wrinkles: Powerful-Strength Vitamin C Serum

Formulated with 12.5% Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid, this potent face serum helps visibly reduce lines and wrinkles and boost radiance. This serum is clinically proven to help boost radiance and improve the appearance of skin texture, while helping visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It also provides antioxidant protection to help defend against free radicals

Give your skincare regimen a boost of powerful benefits by adding a targeted serum into the cleansing, toning, moisturizing mix.

*Based on Skin Strength index = Composite average score of skin suppleness, plumpness, and resiliency

**Within the stratum corenum layer.

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