Summer had a speeding ticket and autumn has literally landed with a drop in temperature and shorter days.
As the weather gets colder our skin faces a new challenge, so with that in mind we are rounding up the skin serums we love to help hydrate and protect as we head into the new season.
Skin Serums We Love – Forever Living’s Hydrating Serum
Forever Living’s Hydrating Serum combines four types of hyaluronic acid to boost hydration. Combined with aloe vera and other skin-loving ingredients such as white tea, mimosa bark, tamarind, and snow mushroom this hydrating serum helps shield against environmental stressors, and minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Each of the four types of hyaluronic acid (HA) play a key role in retaining hydration. Hyaluronic acid is an intense skin moisturiser that holds 1,000 times its weight in water. Combined, all four types of hyaluronic acid work together to replenish water on the surface of skin and retain moisture from the inside, whilst also improving elasticity and resulting in the appearance of visibly plump skin.
This formula applies easily, absorbs quickly, and has an exceptionally light feel. The Hydrating Serum helps skin feel plump and hydrated while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and providing an added layer of protection against environmental stressors.
Skin Serums We Love – Caffeine & CBD Brightening Oil Serum from Ascend Skincare
By incorporating an oil-based serum such as Ascend’s Caffeine + CBD Brightening Oil Serum into our skincare routine in autumn, our skin barrier is strengthened, helping prevent the loss of moisture and providing extra protection from drying external factors. Formulated without fragrance, Ascend’s award-winning Caffeine + CBD Brightening Oil Serum helps to protect even the most sensitive skin, whilst potent botanicals provide a nourishing and noticeable brightening effect
Skin Serums We Love – Multifunctional Hyaluronic AcidSerum
One gram of hyaluronic acid holds up six litres of water, so this hydration hero is an essential part of your autumn skincare arsenal, as changing weather conditions are one of the biggest external factors for exacerbating dry skin. This powerful serum as a wrinkle filler to quickly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin texture, with antioxidant and anti-pollutant benefits. To protect against damage from cold and dry autumn weather, hyaluronic acid also has antibacterial properties. It’s naturally present in the skin but its concentration increases when there is damage and it’s called on to assist with repairs. It helps wounds heal faster by regulating inflammation levels and telling the body to build more blood vessels in the damaged area.Stockist Price – £7.99
This needle-free collagen serum delivers the equivalent results to one collagen filler injection in just two weeks. It is anti-ageing, reduces fine lines, smoothes wrinkles, increases collagen density and improves elastin and collagen production. All our serums start with a prebiotic, carboner free base to provide microbiome health and a soft and silky consistency. Added to this base formula is our active ingredient – a formulation of natural amino acids and copper enzymes to boost existing collagen levels in your skin cells. Macadamia Ester is infused into this formula to soften and condition skin. This is essential to help your skin withstand the changes the autumn weather brings.Stockist Price – £7.99
Hydration is never more important than in the change of the seasons at autumn. This powerful serum provides hydration while improving skin tone with this anti-ageing and anti-oxidant rich Alpha Hydroxy Acid serum. It gives a clear complexion, acts as a wrinkle filler, reduces fine lines, conditions the skin, improves hydration and skin tone with super fruit extract.Stockist Price – £7.99
skinSense Hydranet Bi-Phase Cell Renewal Serum 30ml, £30.00 qvcuk.com and skinsense.co.uk
Newly launched, an oil/serum hybrid giving potent hydration whilst remaining light on the skin in how it feels:The contains a mix of plant based actives that prepare, protect and regenerate the skin’s natural barrier function. Light and easily applied, this ingredient booster is shaken to combine two sets of actives including Mushroom extracts Ecomushlyte & Phyto Ha for cell protection and epidermal lipid enhancement. Strengthening, brightening and hydrating, this serum leaves the visibly more radiant. Shake to combine, apply morning and night to cleansed dry skin.
Sienna X The Retinol Serum – sienna-x.co.uk – £36
One of the most effective anti-ageing Serums on the market. At 0.3% it has the strongest concentration of retinol for effective anti-wrinkle power, whilst also being completely safe for your skin.
Sienna X The Facial Oil – sienna-x.co.uk – £34
This unique blend of 5 botanical lipids harnesses a powerful and patented active ingredient derived from white Lupin seeds which has been proven in clinical studies to improve the firmness, elasticity and facial contour of the skin with regular use.
BAD HABIT DEWD HEMP NOURISHING FACIAL OIL – uk.morphe.com – £26
Deeply moisturise skin with this lightweight, fast-absorbing elixir. Powered by hemp seed oil, this non-greasy formula provides an optimal balance of omega fatty acids to visibly calm, brighten, and nourish stressed-out and irritated skin. Antioxidant-rich moringa seed oil deeply moisturises to get skin glowing, and a blend of adaptogens—turmeric, licorice, and holy basil—help skin bounce back from environmental stressors. Lavender and geranium essential oils soothe your senses for the ultimate stress relief.
MONAT C. Radiance Illuminating Serum – monatglobal.com
This age-defying daytime serum is infused with 15% vitamin C from MONAT’s Kakadu plum complex, ferulic acid, niacinamide, and essential and protective antioxidants to help boost skin’s radiance for a glowing complexion. This silky serum glides on and absorbs fast, quickly working to create a healthy, youthful-looking glow. RRP – £89
Organic Apoteke Six Serums in 1 Bottle – Rasayana Rejuvenating Serum – www.organicapoteke.com
Antioxidant & amino acid rich “face-lift in a jar”. Whether you are looking to maintain youthful skin or bring aging skin back to its former glory, this organic face moisturiser provides the building blocks for younger looking, healthier skin. RRP – £54.95
Kutis Radiance Serum is great for use day or night as a moisturiser. The blend of chosen base oils and essential oils is designed to soothe, regenerate, repair and hydrate the delicate skin on your face. The Kutis restorative Serum blend includes nourishing Apricot Kernel Oil, antioxidant and skin softening Argan Oil, regenerative Rosehip Oil and beneficial essential oils. The Restorative Serum is particularly beneficial to those with oily, inflamed or acne prone skin.
Odile Paris OR je suis – The Anti-Wrinkle Serum Par Excellence, £85, available from www.odile.co.uk
The secret of smooth, elastic skin is found within this luxurious serum, which immediately softens fine lines and wrinkles thanks to Oat Kernel Extract and Hydrolyzed Silk Proteins, which tighten and lift the skin. OR, je suis is designed to be applied day and night to the face, neck and décolleté; tap skin with your fingertips to apply, paying special attention to the eye contour and laughter lines. Oat Kernel Extract is an anti-inflammatory and packed with amino acids to soothe, hydrate, and firm as well as lifting and tightening the skin’s surface. Wheat Germ Extract improves the skin’s elasticity and protects it from the effects of ageing whilst Hydrolyzed Silk Proteins & Riboflavin (B2) contribute to making skin more beautiful, more radiant and firmer.
Skinny Tan Wonder Serum, £29,99, available from www.skinnytan.co.uk
When tanning meets skincare! The top-rated Wonder Serum contains Q10 and Vitamin E, which works as a full body anti-aging skincare treatment that is perfect for your mature or dry skin. Q10 Coenzyme is an anti-aging and antioxidant ingredient which helps support the production of collagen & elastin and helps promote an even skin tone whilst Vitamin E is known to calm and hydrate the skin. The stunning iridescent guide colour allows you to see where the tan has been applied, while blurring redness and imperfections instantly and as the tan develops. Simply wash off after 6-8 hours to reveal a gorgeous natural looking tan that everyone’s been raving about!
Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Serum (£104) from PCA Skin UK
This smoothing blend of ingredients provides deep, long-lasting hydration on three levels: on the surface, deeper in the skin and by increasing the skin’s own hyaluronic acid production.
- Instant hydration and smoothing on the surface of the skin
- Deeper hydration and fine line reduction with the addition of hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid
- Proprietary blend HA-Pro Complex™ encourages the skin to create its own hyaluronic acid, resulting in long-term anti-aging and hydration
Plump and firm skin through increased hydration with this advanced hyaluronic acid formulation. This smoothing blend provides deep, long-lasting hydration on three levels: on the surface, deeper in the skin and by increasing the skin’s own hyaluronic acid production.
Nina Bal’s Face Sculpt Serum is designed to provide hydration and fights fine lines and wrinkles. Studies have shown that from the age of 27, we lose 1% of collagen each year; a statistic that jumps to 4% when women reach the menopause. Dr Nina’s Face Sculpt Serum is a non-tacky, light, easily absorbed serum that hydrates and plumps the face to produce smoother, more youthful-looking skin.
For £120, the lightweight serum is designed for most skin types and can ensure 75% glowing skin after 2 weeks of use.