I only recently really committed to consistently utilizing oils and serums in my skincare routine and boy am I very fashionably late to the party. It seems like everyone has been using them for clear, dewy, age defying skin for ages. Since I started using them, oils and serums have played a vital role in brightening and smoothing out my skin’s texture, not to mention being amazing primers under moisturizer and makeup. Take a look at my top picks below.
- As someone with combination skin, this serum hydrates without increasing oiliness. I use it after my toner before moisturizer, sunscreen and makeup, for a nice dewy glow. Plus, you can’t go wrong with the price! The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 $6.80 theordinary.com
- My tried and true oil from probably my favourite skin care brand. This nighttime oil visibly smooths out and restores your skin overnight and smells amazing to boot! I wake up with baby smooth skin and reduced redness. Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate $57 kiehls.ca
- I was recently turned onto this nighttime serum from a couple of prominent bloggers who swear by it’s transformative powers. Some further research shows it’s a cult favourite and can back up it’s high price tag with real results. I alternate this with the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate at night. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II $120 sephora.com
- While I haven’t tried this one, I wanted to include this as my next purchase. I’ve read so many good things about Farsali (not to mention it’s a staple for all makeup/beauty bloggers as a great moisturizer under makeup). This one will brighten, moisturize and fight aging, and contains rosehip, pumpkin seed, and vitamin e oil. If that doesn’t convince you – it also contains gold! What could be more luxurious? Farsali Rose Gold Elixir $28 sephora.com
Let me know your favourites!