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Our Lab Tests Showed That This Drugstore Face Serum Drastically Firms Skin

Good Housekeeping Logo By April Franzino of Good Housekeeping | Slide 1 of 22: The powerhouses of any skincare routine, face serums are generally made with higher levels of active ingredients.“Facial serums are lightweight formulas that deliver concentrated actives to the skin without any extra ingredients such as heavy oils or sun protection," explains Good Housekeeping Institute Beauty Lab Chemist Danusia Wnek. "Serums are to be added to skincare routines for extra benefits." In addition, “applying a face serum is a great way to treat multiple skin concerns or give a boost for a single skin concern,” says Joshua Zeichner, M.D., a dermatologist and associate professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. “There are many different types of serums to combine with your skincare, such as hydrating, retinol and antioxidant."To find the most effective face serums for various skin types and concerns, GH Beauty Lab scientists regularly test serums, including anti-aging face serums, brightening vitamin C serums, hydrating hyaluronic acid serums and more. We evaluate formulas both in the Lab using technical instruments to measure changes in skin (such as wrinkles, dark spots and pores) after use. They are also distributed to consumer testers for their feedback on factors like ease of use, cosmetic properties and effects on skin. Then, thousands of data points are collated to find the top performing face serums for women that really work. These are the best face serums to get glowing skin, according to the GH Beauty Lab. Our top picks:

The powerhouses of any skincare routine, face serums are generally made with higher levels of active ingredients.“Facial serums are lightweight formulas that deliver concentrated actives to the skin without any extra ingredients such as heavy oils or sun protection," explains Good Housekeeping Institute Beauty Lab Chemist Danusia Wnek. "Serums are to be added to skincare routines for extra benefits." In addition, “applying a face serum is a great way to treat multiple skin concerns or give a boost for a single skin concern,” says Joshua Zeichner, M.D., a dermatologist and associate professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. “There are many different types of serums to combine with your skincare, such as hydrating, retinol and antioxidant."

To find the most effective face serums for various skin types and concerns, GH Beauty Lab scientists regularly test serums, including anti-aging face serums, brightening vitamin C serums, hydrating hyaluronic acid serums and more. We evaluate formulas both in the Lab using technical instruments to measure changes in skin (such as wrinkles, dark spots and pores) after use. They are also distributed to consumer testers for their feedback on factors like ease of use, cosmetic properties and effects on skin. Then, thousands of data points are collated to find the top performing face serums for women that really work. These are the best face serums to get glowing skin, according to the GH Beauty Lab.

Our top picks:

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