A hard-working anti-ageing serum can easily take your skin from zero to hero seemingly overnight.  With face serums, concentration really is key – the power of these tiny bottled skin saviours should not be underestimated! 


While we aren’t able to stop fine lines and wrinkles from appearing, a great face serum can help stop them in their tracks.  Within the beauty industry’s timeline, all the top-performing serums on the market are relatively new.  Yes, they have been silently working away in the background for quite some time, but it is only recently that beauty insiders have dubbed serums as a skincare essential.   


When to use the best anti-ageing face serums 

While there is still debate on when to start using an anti-ageing serum, any anti-ageing product with antioxidants can start being used as early as in your 20’s.  With any anti-ageing product, it’s vital to find a product that matches your skin type.  It’s worth remembering that serums will contain the highest concentration of active ingredients, so it’s important to find the right one for your skin. 


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If you have dry skin, look for a serum rich in vitamin E.  If you’re acne-prone, Vitamin C potent serums will become your new best friend.  Lastly, if you’re complexion is looking a little dull, then be on the hunt for antioxidants, which will help to protect your skin from pollution. 


These potent skincare MVP’s can help to enhance the effects of your skincare routine and leave you with a youthful glow that you had lost back in your student days.  As with any must-have beauty products, there comes a plethora of new and exciting products to pick and choose from, which can make it even more difficult for you to know what to try.  Unless you’re a real skincare aficionado, making the right decision on which anti-ageing serum to choose can be a tricky one.  If you’re currently in the market for a new serum saviour, you’ve come to the right place.  We’ve rounded up the top eight on the market to help make your decision as easy as possible. 


Here are our top eight picks on brands offering the best anti-ageing serums and they’re all under £100!  


Best Face Serums UK


  • Estee Lauder  
  • Nakin  
  • Dr Hauschka  
  • No7  
  • Drunk Elephant  
  • Oskia  
  • Clarins  
  • Shiseido  


Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair 

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A timeless classic that never goes out of style.  Our first pick of the bunch is a beauty editors’ favourite, the Advanced Night Repair from Estee Lauder. The patented formula helps to target all the key signs of ageing. Suitable for all skin types, the oil free serum, is designed to be part of your night time routine.  It is recommended that you layer a few drops under your night time moisturiser to encourage your skin to regenerate whilst you sleep. Who doesn’t want to wake up with smoother, more radiant skin?   


Nakin Natural Anti-Ageing Performance Face Serum 

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Next up comes from all-natural skincare brand Nakin.  Their gel-like formula face serum rapidly absorbs into the deepest layers of your skin helping to smooth fine lines, particularly in those pesky areas around your mouth and forehead.   


This rich face elixir is a great option for those looking for cruelty-free options.  In fact, the whole Nakin collection meets Leaping Bunny standards.  The active formula in this award-winning serum includes Hyaluronic Acid and Hibiscus.  These active ingredients in this high-performance serum will improve elasticity, and will help to rejuvenate and repair, restoring the appearance of skin. 


Dr Hauschka Regenerating Serum 

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The regenerating serum from Dr Hauschka is perfect for sensitive skin. If your skin tends to be easily irritated, then this serum will leave your sensitive skin calmed whilst also smoothing and minimising the appearance of wrinkles and lines.  A little of this serum goes a long way – only 1-2 pumps are needed to achieve impressive results.  


No7 Protect and Perfect Intense Advanced Serum 

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Get ready to supercharge your everyday skincare routine with this unique serum, which benefits from complex anti-ageing technologies that help to enhance, repair and protect skin.  Hyaluronic acid will help to improve skin’s elasticity levels and Matrixyl 3000 Plus, will help to restore your skin’s youthful glow.  Alfalfa complex and rice peptide also work to preserve the natural collagen levels in your skin.   


Drunk Elephant C-Firma day serum 

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Since its launch in the UK last October, Drunk Elephant has been a go-to skincare staple in every beauty editor’s routine.  This serum is rich in vitamin C and is quite the multitasker.  When used in skincare, vitamin C is fantastic at aiding against environmental stressors.  This serum supports fruit enzymes, helping to dissolve surface skin cells to give you a brighter, more youthful complexion. 


Oskia Super 16 Pro-Collagen Super Serum 

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As the name of this serum suggests, it combines 16 super-charged nutrients for your skin with intense bio-actives to help increase collagen levels, which will help to firm and lift the skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines. 


Clarins Double Serum Complete Age Control Concentrate 

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This award-wining serum is the only serum on our list that boasts a staggering 20 different plant extracts that will help to boost vital functions.  This innovative serum utilises a two-phase system that targets every aspect of skin ageing in one easy-to-use concentrate. 


Shiseido Bio-Performance Lift Dynamic Serum 

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We don’t usually say this, but you will likely see visible improvements to your skin after the first application of this potent serum.  The texture of your skin will immediately feel refine and hydration levels will increase.  This will help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles seemingly overnight! 


While these nifty little serums may not be capable of turning back the hands of time (we wish!), they can help to slow them down a little.  If you’re looking for some skincare inspiration, why not think about incorporating one of our top serum picks into your everyday skin routine? 



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