($228; at SkinCeuticals.com.au)
Why it works: When it comes to working with oily and acne-prone skin, this is one of the best serums on the market. Silymarin CF is a powerful vitamin C antioxidant serum which works to reduce oiliness, refine texture and enhance overall skin clarity. During the blending process, ferulic acid and salicylic acid are added which work to banish blemishes and give your skin a healthy-looking glow. Plus, it also works to protect against free radical damage which we know is responsible for wrinkles and fine lines — so it truly is an all-rounder.
($59.99; at Priceline.com.au)
Why it works: Looking for the best hydrating serum? This new, you-beaut serum by Olay combines two of skincare’s most potent ingredients for parched skin: niacinamide and hyaluronic Acid. As one of the best hydrating serums, Olay Luminous Niacinamide + Hyaluronic Super Serum is non-greasy and penetrates into 10 layers of the skin for long-lasting results. Moisture magnet hyaluronic acid is a powerful humectant and draws water into the skin (fun fact: it can hold between 600 and 1000 times its weight in water); meanwhile, niacinamide strengthens the skin barrier to lock in hydration.
If it's the best serum for dry skin that you're after, this nutrient-packed formula will give you a luminous, dewy glow.
($25 for 7ml; at sephora.com.au)
Why it works: Boasting anti-ageing active ingredients to maximise the power of your skin’s natural nighttime repair mechanism. It also includes hyaluronic acid to help lock in moisture and is considered one of the best hydrating serums on the market. Lines and wrinkles look significantly reduced.
($31; at mecca.com.au)
Why it works: As one of Australia's best serums for acne-prone skin, you'll only need a thin layer of this product to keep breakouts under control (cheers, salicylic acid!). The formula is deal for layering under make-up to keep oily skin at bay.
($35; at adorebeauty.com.au)
Why it works: Dehydrated and sensitive skin is nourished and restored, thanks to a blend of rose flower extract, jojoba oil and aloe vera. The addition of glycerin makes this product one of the best hydrating serums around and draws moisture into the outer layers of the skin for a plumped and glowing effect.
($18.50; at adorebeauty.com.au)
Why it works: Formulated to support skin defence and protect against free radicals, while boosting radiance and hydration thanks to its blend of purified micro-algae, squalane and natural oils including marula, argan, rosehip and borage.
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