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Every product in your skin care routine plays an important part and should all contain ingredients that will improve the health of your skin. Serums are extra special, they just hit different. Skin serums have the extra added ingredients such as hyaluronic acids and retinol and they are designed to to address specific skin care concerns.

There are different serums for your specific skin care needs. For instance, if you have dry skin like me, you’ll want a serum that is extra rich with emollients and plant based oils (avocado for instance). And as mentioned, serums are different from your normal daytime moisturizer because of their targeted ingredients. I typically use a day and nighttime serum in my routine. My night time one contains vitamin c for the brightening and is layered before I put on my night moisturizer. I’ve mentioned before that there are certain items that you don’t have to spend a lot of money on for them to be effective like your facial wash. I believe that something that is being rinsed down the sink should be the least expensive item in your skin care stash. Serums and moisturizers are products that you can spend a little more on because they have the greater benefit of penetrating and treating your skin.

Below I’ll list some of my favorite serums:

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid: Hydration is key with this serum, it’s inexpensive but packs a ton of benefits for my dry skin. This retails for $6.80 at Ulta

Bliss Glow & Hydrate Day Serum: This is my go to day time serum, it has one of my favorite ingredients niacinamide for the brightening that I need. It is lightweight so I can wear my sunscreen on top without my face feeling heavy. This retails for $22.99

Fenty Skin Fat Water Toner Serum: This is a new product in my stash but I am a fan, especially of the ingredients of Barbados cherry, niacinamide to target dark spots. This retails for $28.00

Peach & Lilly Glass Skin Refining Serum: I love this one for the peptides and collagen effects for that skin plumping and anti wrinkle benefits. The hyaluronic acid and niacinamide are also prevalent in the ingredients list making it great for my skin type. This retails for $39.00, however this item comes in a set of glass skin products in travel sizes for $39.00 at Ulta.

Make sure you apply your serums in the correct order when doing your skin care. Cleanse, tone, serums and treatments, sunscreen in the AM and moisturizer at night.

What skin serums do you use in your routine? Leave a comment or any questions below if you need suggestions.

XOXO-Lydia Marie


  1. […] As usual, these serums are some of the best that i’ve tried and that have worked well for me. I did note that most of these work well with those with sensitive skin as well. Let me know which drugstore serum is your favorite. If you’d like to know why you should add serums to your routine, check out the blog post here where I broke it all down: […]

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