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Our guide to picking the best serum for your skin

A serum is a crucial skin care product with so many benefits. But it can be difficult to pick the right product from your skin, since there are so many to choose from, so where do you start?

Whatever your skin type, and no matter what you want to achieve with your skin care routine, there’s a serum that’s just right for you. But what is a serum? To find out which serum might be best for your skin, and how to apply serums, read on.

What is a serum, how do you apply and use it?

Face Serums are light liquids that are absorbed into your skin easily and are either oil- or water-based. They tend to come in smaller bottles with a dropper that allows you to apply a small amount of liquid to your skin. They differ from other skin care products like moisturisers in that they’re highly concentrated, addressing common issues and concerns fast. 

If you’re wondering how to apply or how to combine differen face serums together, you’ll be pleased to know that they can slot them into your skin care routine easily. They should be used after cleansing but before moisturising for best results. While the best way to apply a serum may differ slightly from product to product, you’ll normally need to a couple of drops to your face, before massaging it in gently – don’t forget the neck! 

Benefits of face serum

Serum for the face offers plenty of benefits, hydrating and nourishing your skin with an intense dose of ingredients. Garnier face serums absorb into your skin quickly and can help soothe sensitive skin – they can be ideal for people with sensitive, oily, or blemish-prone skin. They also help to protect your skin from dryness and don’t feel too heavy on your skin.

There are different types of serum for the face, so you can target a particular concern or simply look for a more general anti-aging serum, for example. The most important thing to think about is the skin benefit you want to achieve as then you can look for a serum with active ingredients in it that target that concern.



Best Garnier serum for dull skin

For dull skin, try our Vitamin C Anti-Dark Spots & Brightening Serum. Our best serum for dull skin, it gives you the bright, glowing skin you’re after, and is enriched with Vitamin C as well as citrus extract and other active ingredients, including niacinamide and salicylic acid

The formula is blended to offer dark-spot action but without being too greasy or heavy on your skin. It’s easy to use too: simply apply one full dropper to your clean face and then gently massage it into your skin. You can use it both morning and evening as part of your regular skin care routine, and follow it with your day or night cream.

Check out also Garnier Vitamin C Serum cream for dull skin. Enriched with SPF 25, our serum helps to boost your skin's radiance, with lasting moisture of a cream in the SPF 25 moisturiser.

Best Garnier serum for dry skin

If you’ve got dry skin or hydration is your main concern, our Hyaluronic Aloe Replumping Super Serum is ideal. It’s concentrated with 3% [hyaluronic acid, aloe vera and glycerin] and the formula hydrates and smooths skin, leaving it fresh and healthy-looking.

This serum will replump your skin with moisture. Just apply a full dropper to your clean face and eye contours and gently message the serum into your skin. Use in the morning before your day cream or in the evening before your night cream. 


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Best Garnier serum for oily & blemished skin

For oily and blemish-prone skin, the 4% AHA + BHA & Niacinamide Charcoal serum is our best. Our serum contains an AHA - lactic acid and BHA (salicylic acid) and helps exfoliate skin for more even skin tone and texture and help reduce the appearance of marks, blemishes and pores. 

Best Garnier serum for sensitive skin

Don’t miss out on your skin care routine, Garnier Organic Lavandin & Hyaluronic Acid serum cream, a powerful dermatological active and natural, renewable Lavandin for firmer and more even skin. ur formula is concentrated with 20% serum enriched with Hyaluronic Acid, helping to reduce the signs of ageing and infused with Lavandin Oil, to help replump and replenish skin. Our formula has been dermatologically tested and is suitable for all skin types, especially sensitive skin.

Find out the best face serum for your skin type, and learn more on how to layer Garnier’s best serums together, for a glowing-looking and healthier skin.

Serum for Sensitive skin