NYLON Singapore Beauty Hit List 2019: Serums

Swapping out that multi-step glass skincare routine for something a little more minimal? We don’t blame you. Truth is, it’s honestly tough to commit to a 10-step routine especially when all you want to do at the end of the day is to hit the sheets. Yes — cleansing, toning and moisturising should suffice, but if you’re looking to achieve an ethereal glow with that flawless skin of yours, then fitting in a serum into your regime might just be what you need.

Sure, the options are aplenty in this beautyverse — they literally have any serum to suit any kind of skincare concern that you might have — but our Beauty Hit List 2019 judges have made things a whole lot easier by sifting out some of their top picks from some of your favourite brands. Without further ado, these are the winning serums that may just be the new mainstay for skincare novices and lovers alike.

1. Albion EXAGE Vital Focus N Serum, $215

2. Albion EXCIA Whitening Brilliancy Serum, $82

3. Antipodes Hosanna H20 Intensive Skin Plumping Serum, $52.15

4. Antipodes Apostle Skin-Brightening Serum, $64.29

5. Bio-essence Bio-Gold Golden Double Serum, $42

6. Bio-essence Bio-Water Vitamin B5 Gel, $45.90

7. CHANEL Hydra Beauty Micro Liquid Essence, $143

8. Chantecaille Biolifting Serum +, $460

9. Dior Capture Youth Glow Booster, $152

10. Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum, $114 WINNER!

“I LOVE this vitamin c serum, which has such a high concentration of vitamin c yet doesn’t cause breakouts. I’m impressed by how stable the formula is, as well as by the intelligent product packaging design which minimises oxygen or light exposure, and I can’t think of an easy replacement for this product which hits all the above boxes well. Five/five for this!” — Jemma

“Favourite vitamin C serum ever. Doesn’t feel sticky and the 1 pump gives just enough to cover the entire face without going overboard.” — Aimee

11. Drunk Elephant T.L.C Framboos Glycolic Night Serum, $190 EDITOR’S PICK!

“An overnight winner! Gentle on the skin, but powerful results; skin clears up and gets fresher and brighter in just 3 days! A must-have.” — Adele

“FAVOURITE nighttime serum that can double up as a spot treatment. Not too harsh on the skin but still strong enough to really leave the skin looking clearer and brighter. I love using this and Drunk Elephant’s A-Passioni on alternate nights. It’s like a power duo.” — Aimee

12. Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II, $175

13. Guerlain Albeille Royale Double R Serum, $323

14. IDS Skincare DermaShield Serum, $99

15. Jurlique Herbal Recovery Signature Serum, $130

16. Kanebo Lift Serum, $280

17. Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate, $105

18. KOSE ONE by KOSÉ Melanoshot White, $74

19. La Prairie Platinum Rare Cellular Night Elixir, $1,890

20. La Roche-Posay Pigmentclar Anti-dark Spots Serum, $69.90

21. LANEIGE Fresh Calming Balancing Serum, $48

22. MDNA SKIN The Serum, $230

“Products from this line have been consistently effective and impressive, and this one is no different – this serum is SUPER moisturising and refreshing and leaves skin with a lovely, healthy glow.” — Hannah

23. Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Serum, $120

24. Philosophy Renewed Hope In A Jar Renewing Dew Concentrate, $45

25. Pixi Overnight Glow Serum, $36

26. Porcelain Intensive HA+ Serum, $198

“Love this oil-free hydrating serum! Even in the Singapore heat my skin can get a bit dehydrated at times (go figure), but I used this overnight and woke up with supple and smooth skin.” — Hannah

27. RE:ERTH Multi-Targeted Elixir, $108

28. Sisley Hydra-Global Serum, $320

29. Skin Inc My Daily Dose Custom Blended Serum, $98

30. su:m37 Waterfull Radiant Hydrating Glow Serum, $160

31. Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Serum, $265

32. Sunday Riley A+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum, $128

33. Sunday Riley C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum, $120

34. Sunday Riley Good Genes All-in-One Lactic Acid Treatment, $223

“A slight tingling when applied, but delivers on its brighter skin promise, making it easy to fake good genes and good skin – just as promised.” — Jemma

“This feels like a stronger nighttime serum than Drunk Elephant’s T.L.C, and boosts skin’s turnover when it’s looking and feeling dull. A close second to the Drunk Elephant one, which is gentle enough to be used daily.” — Adele

35. The Body Shop Roots of Strength™ Firming Shaping Serum, $63

36. Three Aiming Facial Oil Essence

37. Vichy Liftactiv Vitamin C Brightening Skin Corrector, $52