10 Life-Changing Serums and Solutions For Balanced Skin

10 Life-Changing Serums and Solutions For Balanced Skin

The need-to-know serums for radiant skin.



The need-to-know serums for radiant skin.

Text: Danielle Combs

No facial serum is made alike, and for good reason. Each serum is specifically developed to target skin issues such as combatting blemishes, promoting a radiant glow, and balancing skin tone. The newest array of serums to hit shelves are packed with the formulas our lackluster winter skin has been craving. From Oseas’s Hyaluronic Sea Serum that seals skin with a moisture-infused barrier of seaweed to Dr. Sturm’s Anti-Pollution Drops that protect the skin’s barrier against harmful environmental stressors—these are the serums to stock and use now for any skincare woes you may have.

Click through to see V’s top picks.

DR. STURM ANTI-POLLUTION DROPS FOR $145

Pollutants and blue light radiation are around us everywhere—especially when you’re in New York or gazing at your computer screen. The latest skin solution from Dr. Barbara Sturm is Anti-Pollution Drops, which protect the skin’s barrier against environmental stressors. These drops are lightweight, non-greasy, and glide on skin.

DIOR ONE ESSENTIAL SKIN BOOSTING SUPER SERUM FOR $100

This is one of the mightiest serums Dior has yet to deliver. This potent packed serum detoxifies, regenerates, and boosts skin levels for a revitalized complexion.

TATA HARPER CONCENTRATED BRIGHTENING SERUM FOR $230

Should your delicate skin ever look or feel lackluster, Tata Harper’s invigorating and brightening serum is your ticket to supple and ageless radiant skin.

CAUDALIE RADIANCE SERUM FOR $79

Caudalie happens to be one of those beauty brands that never fails on you. The Radiance Serum is lightweight and glides on silky smooth, ensuring that by the next morning your skin is plump, radiant, and more evenly toned.

OSEA HYALURONIC SEA SERUM FOR $88

OSEA’s Sea Serum is as refreshing as it gets. The lightweight and non-greasy moisture boosting serum replenishes dry, thirsty skin and smooths wrinkles and fine lines.

THE ORDINARY NIACINAMIDE 10% + ZINC 1% FOR $5.90

The Ordinary creates products packed with simple ingredients that deliver real results. This high-strength vitamin and mineral blemish serum banishes redness, minimizes the size of pores, and manages breakouts in a flash.

LANCOME ADVANCED GENEFIQUE SENSITIVE ANTIOXIDANT SERUM FOR $78

Surviving the harsh winter temperatures can cause skin sensitivity for a variety of people. With Lancome’s dual antioxidant serum that calms distressed skin and protects against environmental aggressors, this potent little serum is the winter beauty item we’ve been searching for.

SKINCEUTICALS PHYTO PLUS SERUM FOR $86

Skinceuticals Phyto Plus Serum is like youth in a bottle and delivers an instant burst of moisturizing properties when applied to the skin. This lightweight green gel lightens, brightens, and reduces age lines for soft and glowing skin.

GLOSSIER SOLUTION FOR $24

Glossier has delivered yet another holy grail product to add to our top shelf. The exfoliating solution gently gets rid of dead skin cells through chemical exfoliation. After using the solution for a few weeks, your skin’s texture will be smoother, softer, and balanced.

LA MER THE REVITALIZING HYDRATING SERUM FOR $195

La Mer makes only the most luxurious beauty products that deliver noticeable results. This serum is deeply replenishing and floods the skin with sea-sourced actives that revitalize and refresh the skin, making your skin visibly radiant and youthful.