When it comes to skincare, serums are an effective way to deliver a high-concentrated dose of whatever your dermis needs. Serums are designed to be applied to freshly cleansed skin, before moisturizer that helps lock ingredients in—so why aren’t body serums more common? Fret not, body serums are becoming more and more mainstream, with some of our fave brands delivering fresh new bodycare. Below are some of our go-tos. —Vicki Duong
topicals. If you suffer from keratosis pilaris, rest easy knowing that there are plenty of options to lessen the look of the dry small bumps on your skin. One of our faves is the newest addition to Topicals: their Slather Exfoliating Body Serum ($38) with lactic and glycolic acid targets and exfoliates dry skin while retinol retexturizes and tones.
boscia. Dealing with a loss in firmness and elasticity? Boscia’s has you covered with their Peptide Youth-Restore Firming Body Serum ($55), a luxe serum formulated to combat and protect against signs of aging. The peptide aids in stimulating collagen production which keeps skin appearing more plump and elastic while a blend of orange and grapefruit leaves a sweet citrus scent.
refy. Get your glow on with this Body Glow Highlight Serum ($58) from Refy. This skin luminizer is suitable for all skin tones and leaves a glass-like glow wherever it is applied. We love using it to showcase our legs and our shoulders on sunny days while vitamin E keeps our skin feeling hydrated making it the ideal first step before a night out.
nécessaire. Add a major dose of hydration to your bodycare routine with Nécessaire’s The Body Serum ($60). Formulated with good-for-you ingredients like ceramide, to minimize moisture loss and niacinamide to help strengthen your skin’s natural barrier. We love that it is certified clean at Sephora with planet-friendly packaging, too!
tata harper. Vitamin C is an essential part of our skincare routine, so why wouldn’t we apply it head to toe? Reach for Tata Harper’s Resurfacing + Smoothing Body Serum ($196) provides a natural vitamin C, Kakadu Plum, to our body to help visibly brighten for our healthiest looking skin ever.