The 11 Best Summer Serums to Solve All Your Problems

Best serum for boosting hydration

02-Summer-Serums-For-Your-Glowiest-Skin-In-Half-the-Time-578581321-Sunny-Designsshutterstock, via pestleandmortar.comParched ? Slather on some hyaluronic acid (HA). Dubbed the "moisture molecule," it can hold 1,000 times its weight in water. So what does that mean for your complexion? Its moisture-binding abilities lock in water, leaving skin plump and supple. But hyaluronic acid's benefits go beyond hydration—it also promotes healing and restores elasticity (youthful skin is packed with HA). Try: Pestle & Mortar Pure Hyaluronic Serum and Youth To The People Age Prevention Superfood Serum. 

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Best serum for cellular repair

06-Summer-Serums-For-Your-Glowiest-Skin-In-Half-the-Time-578581321-Sunny-Designsshutterstock, via acomplete.comA staple in any youth-boosting skin-care routine, stem cells boost cellular regeneration and encourage skin cell growth, thus repairing and minimizing the signs of aging. "Like a skeleton key that can open any lock, stem cells can develop into any type of cell," explains board-certified dermatologist Dendy Engelman, MD. Try: 3LAB Super H Serum, Ogee Seeds of Youth Serum and Rescue Serum Concentrate. Another youth-boosting ingredient is plankton extract, made from that organic stuff floating in the ocean. The fatty acids in plankton improve damaged cells, the enzymes brighten skin, and the vitamins remove the impurities including dark spots and blemishes. Try A Complete’s Youth Preserve Serum.

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Best serum for exfoliation

08-Summer-Serums-For-Your-Glowiest-Skin-In-Half-the-Time-578581321-Sunny-Designsshutterstock, via drunkelephant.comAs we age, our skin's natural shedding process slows down, which can lead to dullness. Perhaps, the most popular alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), glycolic acid penetrate deeper to promote and speed up the exfoliation process, revealing new skin. The result is smoother, more radiant, even skin. Try: Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum and Pixi by Petra Overnight Glow Serum. Like salicylic acid, it can increase photosensitivity, making it even more imperative to use sun protection.

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Best serum for strengthening skin's immunity

10-Summer-Serums-For-Your-Glowiest-Skin-In-Half-the-Time-578581321-Sunny-Designsvia tula.comYou've probably heard about the myriad benefits associated with oral probiotics, but what about topical? According to Dr. Engelman, probiotics optimize skin's microflora to help strengthen its natural barrier and protect against other environmental assaults. Probiotic-infused topicals are also shown to have a soothing effect, making them particularly beneficial for those with inflammatory skin conditions, like acne, rosacea, and eczema. Try: Tula Illuminating Serum and Aurelia Revitalise & Glow Serum. Looking for more soothing product picks? Try these calming face masks.

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