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8 Worthy Face Serums and What You Should Be Using Them for

Face serums can do many things, from brightening and lightening to smoothing out your skin. The powerful antioxidants found in serums can change your skin from drab to fab.

So, why do you need to use one? As we age, most of us try to do everything we can to stop time (aka aging) in its tracks. Ingredients such as vitamin C will brighten the skin, vitamin A will help improve elasticity and firmness, and retinol stimulates cell production. You can find all of these ingredients in many serums. Enough of a reason to jump on board?

Check out my slideshow below for 8 awesome serums worth giving a try:

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    Take your skin from drab to fab with one of these 8 worthy face serums. Continue to click through each slide to see which serum is best for your skin type.

  • For Brightening: Ole Henriksen Truth Serum 2 of 9
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    This is best if you are looking for a natural product that will brighten your skin. Added bonus: it is also one of the most affordable brightening serums on the market. 

     Since there are no added chemicals, this has been my go-to product while pregnant. I use it every day under my makeup to brighten my skin and to help even out my skin tone. 

    Get it at Sephora $48

  • For Radiance: Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum 3 of 9
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    This product is best if you are looking for a natural solution to preventing and correcting dark spots. Another plus? It also increases your skins natural glow.

    This is another natural favorite of mine. My skin looks more radiant, hydrated, and smooth when I use this on a regular basis. I love that the very lightweight texture is not sticky (many can be) and melts into your skin. It's very easy to layer under your moisturizer because of the awesome texture. 

    Get it at Sephora $79

  • Best for Treating/Preventing Fine Lines: Philosophy Help Me 4 of 9
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    If you are looking to prevent or treat fine lines and wrinkles, this is the serum for you! Retinol is one of the only over-the-counter ingredients that really prevents fine lines. This formula is great for someone that tends to be more sensitive to retinol. The time-release formula allows the retinol to penetrate into the skin gradually, therefore causing little-to-no irritation. Get it at Sephora $47
  • For Improving Texture: Kate Somerville Quench Hydrating Face Serum 5 of 9
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    This is your best bet if you're looking for a product to help rebuild hydration and to boost elasticity and firmness of the skin -- all which improve texture. If your skin lacks luster, this is a great serum for you. An intense form of Vitamin A is built in helps to promote healthier looking skin and works lend skin a more youthful appearance by boosting its renewal process. Get it at Sephora $65
  • For Hydration: Bare Minerals Active Cell Renewal Night Serum 6 of 9
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    If you struggle with combination skin, this serum will balance you out, all while boosting overall hydration. Treat your skin while you sleep with this serum. It increases cellular turnover and boosts moisture overnight. Get it at Sephora $50
  • For Reducing Wrinkles: Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair 7 of 9
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    This top selling serum is known for reducing fine lines and wrinkles, smoothing out the skin's surface and replenishing hydration.  It's pretty much the Queen B of Anti-Aging serums. 

    Get it at Nordstrom $62-$92

  • For Fixing Dark Spots: Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution 8 of 9
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    If you are looking to target dark spots and acne scars, this is your best bet. In addition, it helps with the overall clarity of your skin.

    This serum diminishes dark spots and evens out skin tone. I love that it is free of parabens, silicones, and fragrance.  

    Get it at Nordstrom $49.50

  • Best for Overall Appearance: L’Occitane Divine Extract Serum 9 of 9
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    If you are looking for all over smooth and radiant skin, this is a great product.

    I recently started using this serum and love how hydrated and youthful my skin looks when I wake up in the morning. It also smells amazing!

    Get it from L'Occitane $116

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