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4 Drugstore Serums Dermatologists Swear By To Take 10 Years Off Your Face

November 23, 2019 by Robyn Turk
shefinds | beauty

If you’re looking for a new product to liven up your skincare game, the first step you should look to replace is your serum. An essential step to your routine, serums are the products that show results the soonest because they are designed with concentrated formulas that penetrate deep into the skin to deliver highly targeted results.

Finding the right serum for your skin is a challenge in itself. For one thing, there are so many serums on the market, each designed to treat a specific area of skincare concern. You need to be selective when deciding on a serum because, as they contain such highly concentrated formulas, you can risk irritating your skin if you use a product that doesn’t agree with you.

A good serum can cost you anywhere from $5 to $205, depending on where you shop and which brands you prefer. But we believe in getting the best bang for your buck, so we scoured the stores to find the best drugstore serums that dermatologists approve for any skincare concern you’re looking to improve. Scroll down to shop the four best facial serums you can find at your local drugstore.

best drugstore serums

1. L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives Vitamin C Facial Treatment

L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives Vitamin C Facial Treatment ($23.99)

What It Does

- Restores radiance to the skin with a potent 10% pure vitamin C formula

- Absorbs into skin quickly to even out skin tone and reduce wrinkles

- Neutralizes free radicals that lead to skin aging and leaves skin with a soft texture

Why Dermatologists Love It

Morning is for protection, so choose a vitamin C serum and sunscreen to protect against free-radical damage and lighten any dark spots,” Dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, MD, told Byrdie about this serum.

Promising Review

“I've been using this for a month now and I really see a difference in my skin. The dark spots have just about disappeared and the texture of my skin has really softened. I'm 50 and my skin is dry. The serum wears well under makeup too. I'm really happy with the results.” - Miss Holly

best drugstore serums

2. Olay Regenerist Regenerating Lightweight Moisturizer Face Serum

Olay Regenerist Regenerating Lightweight Moisturizer Face Serum ($24.99)

What It Does

- Regenerates skin cells to restore elasticity, hydrate and leave the face feeling more plump

- Uses an amino-peptide complex to deliver moisture 10 layers deep into the skin’s surface

- Helps the skin to appear firmer while improving fine lines and wrinkles

Why Dermatologists Love It

“My favorite is the Olay Regenerist serum with peptides. It's a low price point compared to the department-store equivalent and actually has benefits for the appearance of fine lines,” Valerie Goldburt, MD, told Refinery29.

Promising Review

“I'm 59. I started using a serum last year and chose Regenerist based on positive reviews. I was always one who had to plan on a complete makeup redo if I had plans after work as my makeup would never stay fresh. This has made a real difference. My skin looks better, my makeup lasts much longer and I use LESS makeup as I don't have to wash it off and start over. There have never been any side effects (breakouts etc.) from using it and my skin can tend to be sensitive. I highly recommend it.” - pepelapue

best drugstore serums

3. Lumene Nordic-C Glow Boost Essence Serum

Lumene Nordic-C Glow Boost Essence Serum ($12.99)

What It Does

- Brightens and energizes the skin with vitamin C and wild arctic cloudberry

- Boosts a youthful radiance to the skin and smooths out texture

- Promotes hydration and helps the skin to retain moisture over the long-term

Why Dermatologists Love It

"This paraben-free and mineral oil-free serum contains vitamin C and hyaluronic acid. Vitamin C stimulates collagen production and also helps to reduce signs of aging," Dr. Debra Jaliman, Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Mount Sinai told Oprah Magazine.

Promising Review

“I decided to try this on a whim after browsing the beauty aisle at Target. Man did I hit the jackpot, I love this stuff! I use it every morning and night after cleaning my skin before I moisturize. It goes on smooth and is not sticky or oily. I am in my mid 30’s and a good skin care regimen has become crucial. My skin is dry, yet I still breakout. After using Glow Boost, my acne has improved and my skin definitely feels more moisturized. This is a product that I will be buying again and again!” - Mojomommy

best drugstore serums

4. RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Anti-Aging Facial Serum

RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Anti-Aging Facial Serum ($15)

What It Does

- Helps bring new skin cells to the skin’s surface for a bright and rejuvenated complexion

- Enhances the skin’s renewal process to diminish the appearance of wrinkles

- Restores a smooth, soft and firm texture to the skin

Why Dermatologists Love It

"Decades of clinical data and research support the efficacy of retinol as a powerhouse ingredient," dermatologist Dendy Engelman told Allure. "It helps regulate healthy skin turnover, boosts collagen production, and has great anti-inflammatory properties, which is why it's as effective at treating acne as it is at treating wrinkles and other signs of aging."

Promising Review

”I’ve been using the Deep Wrinkle Filler for less than a week and can already notice improvement in the lines around my mouth and a deep wrinkle I have between my eyes. I’m 55 years old and don’t expect miracles or quick fixes. This product has already provided improvement and I’m excited to see what the results will be with continued use!! I’m hesitant to try new products, but sure am glad I did. I highly recommend this filler.” - Anonymous Target reviewer

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Author:

Robyn Turk is a style and beauty writer, contributing to the SheFinds team. Her work has appeared in StyleCaster, Business Insider, Refinery29, DailyMail and others. You can reach her at [email protected]

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