The best facial serums

Serums are the must go for brands, companies and also consumers now. One of the TOP product of skincare and I can understand why- I am obsessed with them as well. First one, they usually does not have a strong scent, they have various ingredients for different problems and solutions and at the same time, usually or at least the ones I am using, are very natural and safe for your skin.

Serums not like oils or a lot of creams soak in the skin very quickly and does not leave any oil traces. In hot weather, serums seem a bit refreshing and light weighted not like creams and oils. A little drop of serum can help to apply make-up and some people even use them together with foundations to make it soak in the skin better and even.

For the last year I have tried around 10 to 15 different facial serums and wanted to make a summary of my TOP favorite serums that I use from time to time. Some serums are from very well known brands like Pixi beauty, some are K-beauty (which has also conquered our hearts in the last decade) and some from other smaller companies which deserve our love and recognition. I hope together we will find one that works for you!

Bellflower (K-beauty)

Idebenone brightening serum

Ingredients. Hydroxydecyl Ubiquinone (Idebenone), Niacinamide, Adenosine. Brightening and Elastic Skin by Hydroxydecyl Ubiquinone (Idebenone), Niacinamide, Adenosine, Vitamin C. Moisturized and Smoothed skin by Propolis Extract, Flower Complex Extract.

How to apply? Apply a few drops to face in the AM and PM as part of your skincare routine before moisturizer.

Impressions. I am really happy about the Ingredient list especially Vitamin C and Propolis because both of them are really good for skin and health. Propolis gives anti-inflammation, antioxidant, and immunity enhancement. Idebenone is being used for anti-aging, skin moisturizing, and fine wrinkles. It has been used in neurology, otorhinolaryngology and ophthalmology. Brightening serum from Bellflower gives me that natural glow, especially if you use it before makeup or on days when you go makeup free. This serum does not feel oily and sticky as well.

Price: $24

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Buy Bellflower Idebenone brightening serum HERE

Coconut hydrating serum

Ingredients. Cocos water 81%. Sodium hyaluronate, Niacinamide, Adenosine. Moisturized and nurished skin by Cocos nucifera (Coconut) water. Healthy skin by Skin Barrier Complex , Sodium hyaluronate

How to apply? Apply a few drops to face in the AM and PM as part of your skincare routine before moisturizer.

Impression. I still reach out for this serum a lot of times between my Pixi beauty skincare routine. I like the creamy texture the serum has and vacation vibes it gives me with very light scent of coconut (the scent is not strong, barely can feel it but still gives me the sweet and fresh feeling). Coconut serum hydrates without feeling oily or sticky as some serums can be.

Price: $20

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Buy Bellflower hydrating serum HERE

Iunik (K-beauty)

Rose galactomyces synergy serym

50ml. All skin types. Whitening & Wrinkle Care New. Moisture. Anti-aging. Pore care. Free Shipping.


The first question I had was: What is Rose Galactomyces synergy Serum? What this difficult name means? “Synergy serum includes unique recipe with galactomyces fermentation water 50% and rose water 10%”

The Second question I had: What the hell is Galacyomyces? “This is a type of yeast from Asian Rice Wine Fermentation. It contains a lot of Abundant Nutrition such as Vitamins, Minerals, and Amino Acids. Galacyomyces helps skin oil control, lifting, and lightening.

Rose water helps to moisturize and balance our precious skin.

Impression. The first thing I noticed about IUNIK Rose galactomyces synergy serum was the nice, thick texture it has (a bit jelly). The serum has no scent (or very light scent) which I, to be honest, love about this product. We all love the nice, rich scent of fruits or roses but if you want to believe that this is 100% natural product, it is not possible if the product would have a strong synthetic rose scent. So logically thinking, it attracted me to the Rose serum even more. Then while applying the serum on my skin I noticed how fast serum soaks into my dry skin and does not feel oily at all. It balances my skin, my skin feels naturally moisturized. Rose Galactomyces’ synergy serums feel very good on my skin, balances my pores and problematic parts of my skin. 

Price: $19.99

Get your Rose galactomyces synergy serum HERE

Pixi beauty

Glow tonic serum

Ingredients. Water, Glycerin, Glycolic Acid, Polysorbate 20, Ammonium Hydroxide, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Arginine, Cucumber Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Parfum, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbic Acid, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Retinyl Palmitate, Triethanolamine, Cyclohexasiloxane, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Lecithin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sucrose, Xanthan Gum, BHT, Disodium EDTA.

Impression. Glow tonic serum is one of my favourites so far because I love the jelly texture it has and I have realized that more simple it is (without colors, much scent) more I will like it and better results the serum gives to my skin. It is exactly how this serum is. The serum is a little bit sticky though but not too much (might be because of aloe vera?!)

Glow serum gently exfoliates, hydrates and nourishes. The description says that the serum softens, refines and restores radiance for the skin and I can agree. My skin feels very nourished and full of radiance after using it for a month. 

How to apply? Massage 2-3 drops onto cleansed, toned skin before moisturizer.

Price: $24

Buy glow tonic serum HERE

Pure cosmetics

Revitalising serum

Ingredients: Pure and natural organic oils infused with Marine Phytoplankton powder.

Full with antioxidants, nutrients, essential fatty acids, and vitamins.

Directions: Shake well! Apply 2-4 drops, daily at night and/or morning to face and neck to nourish and moisturize your skin.

Suitable for all skin types.

Impression. It is supposed to repair tissue damage, prevent moisture loss, combat flaky skin, calm irritation and reduce inflammation.

Many of their products, including Revitalising serum, are also Award winners which says a lot about the quality and results as well. As well as five starts rating from their customers!

Green tint to it for few minutes, then it soaks in and disappears.

Price: $37.16/ 32.98 Eur (10ml) – $101.22/ 89.83 Eur (30ml)


Buy Revitalising serum HERE

Intense serum

Ingredients: utilizes some of the world’s rarest oils including Rose Otto, Prickly Pear, and Sea Buckthorn, and boosted with Pure Marine Phytoplankton. 

High in vitamin E and essential fatty acids.

Yellow tint to Intense serum disappears in a few minutes.

Directions: Shake well. Apply 2-4 drops, daily at night and/or morning to face, neck, and décolleté to nourish, repair and moisturize your skin.

Impressions. Supposed to provide nutrition to your skin, giving it a brighter, tighter and better-looking appearance. Reducing signs of aging.

Price: $43.56/ 38,66 Eur 10(ml) – $114.03/ 101.20 Eur (30ml)


Buy Intense serum HERE

Live skincare

Hydration serum (Hyaluronic Acid serum)

Ingredients. Hydration serum includes Aloe and that explains a lot because Aloe is my one of the favorite for skincare products. I have 100% pure Aloe in my fridge right now and it helps bruises, injuries, wrinkles, acne and so much more. Aloe also is the one which gives serum slightly sticky texture. 

Jojoba oil, Vitamin E and Green tea extract are the ones that are supposed to firm skin and give radiant effect. 

Hyaluronic Acid is known as very good for skin hydration and natural plumper. Hyaluronic acid helps for dry and dull skin increasing moisture levels and decreasing fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. This serum can to hold 1000x its weight in water which gives plumped skin. 

Directions. Shake a bottle. Apply pea-sized amount (I think I use about two). If using toner, apply before Hydration serum. Apply on clean and damp skin. Follow your regular skincare regimen and lastly, apply Live moisturizer to lock in the Hyaluronic Acid. Recommended using after a shower. 

Impressions. My skin feels very smooth and plumped after weeks of using the products. But even after a few uses, the skin feels more plumped and moisturized. I like a lot how the product soaks in, is not oily and feels very light, but the texture of it is thick, a bit jelly (that might be the job of Aloe). Do not use a lot! A little goes a long way. 

Price: 22.11 Eur 

The brand was so nice to give me a code to share it with you. Use a code “KRIS15” to get 15% OFF!

Buy Hydration serum HERE

Discussion. Do you use facial serums and which are your favorite?

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