Back in the day, the Ancient Egyptians used castor, moringa and sesame oils to fight wrinkles and maintain a youthful complexion. (That drying desert heat, you know?) Cleopatra, the Queen of the Nile known for both her brains and beauty, is said to have been among them.
Today, you can give yourself the same royal treatment by using face serums made with plant-based oils that are fit for any queen. We’ve had the opportunity to try out several of them here at Think Dirty. Eight clean face serums that feel, smell, and work great really grabbed our attention — and we’re excited to share them with you below! But first …
What’s Face Serum, Anyway?
Face serums are different from moisturizers. They’re generally light, easily absorbed, highly concentrated formulations of oil or water-based liquids that sink deeply into your skin to tackle common skin complaints, such as fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and dullness.
Face Serums We’ve Been Obsessing Over
1. LULAAV — The Face Serum
Swap dullness and dark spots for toned and radiant skin. With ingredients such as date fruit extract, apricot kernel oil, plum seed oil, and rose flower oil, LULAAV’s The Face Serum sounds good enough to eat. Nourish your skin with its blend of 26 botanicals, such as bakuchiol to promote the production of skin cells.
2. EpiLynx — Gluten Free, Hypoallergenic Brightening Vitamin C Serum — Skin Damage Repair
Sun damage and environmental stressors show up as fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots on your face, the little devils. Consider Gluten Free, Hypoallergenic Brightening Vitamin C Serum your partner in tackling those imperfections, and protecting your skin from further damage. Aloe vera, centella asiatica, and horsetail extracts are included to soothe inflammation. Ahh!
3. Mérv Skincare — Dewy Day Glow Face Oil
Florals on your face! Watch a radiant, dewy, even-toned complexion start blooming with the help of Dewy Day Glow Face Oil. It’s powered by rosehip oil to rev up collagen production, evening primrose oil to condition your skin, squalane to diminish fine lines, and carrot seed oil for hydration.
4. Alchimie Forever of Switzerland — Pigment Perfecting Serum
Just like its name implies, Pigment Perfecting Serum is for you if correcting and preventing pigmentation is on your to-do list. Ingredients such as green tea, alpha-arbutin, vitamin C, and hop and citrus extracts work to get the job done, while hyaluronic acid helps hydrate your skin and minimize wrinkles.
5. Luxe Beauty — Anti-Aging Youth Activating Serum
Wake up tired-looking skin, and diminish fine lines and wrinkles while you’re at it with Anti-Aging-Youth Activating Serum. Ingredients include extracts of acerola-C (vitamin C), argireline, coenzyme Q10, and hyaluronic acid for their anti-aging properties, and green tea extract and pomegranate extract to revive damaged skin. Check you out, with your bright and nourished face.
6. Routine. — Golden Slumber — Night Oil
Fall asleep to the soothing scents of rose, neroli, and lavender in Golden Slumber — Night Oil, as its black cumin, evening primrose, and vetiver oil work their magic as you sleep. Wake up to stronger, glowy, more balanced skin that’s been nourished, replenished, and repaired from a variety of skin woes, such as redness. Beauty sleep, indeed.
7. One Farm — Rosehip Oil Beauty Serum with 300 mg Hemp Extract
The antioxidant-packed Rosehip Oil Beauty Serum combines 300 mg of cannabidiol (CBD) with rose flower, rosehip oil, and beta-carotene. Its mission: is to hydrate and rejuvenate your skin, even skin tone, reduce signs of aging, and protect your face from environmental stressors. That’s plant power, right there!
8. LilyAna Naturals — High Potency Retinol Serum
Give inflammation, acne scars, dark spots, and signs of aging the sendoff with LilyAna Naturals High Potency Retinol Serum. Enhance your skin’s elasticity, and boost cell turnover as well as your skin’s collagen production with this blend of witch hazel, jojoba seed oil, vitamins A and E, hyaluronic acid, chamomile extract, and cucumber extract. Clear and hydrated skin is the cherry on top.
Natural Serums For Natural Beauty
Face serums are great powerhouses to include in your skincare routine. (Hey, if they’re good enough for Cleo …) Another thing we love about them is that one bottle will last you a looooong time, because you’re only using a couple of drops at a time.
And wow, serums’ silky texture feels so luxurious and amazing as you massage them into your face. It’s self-care to the max, if you ask us, especially when you consider our eight picks are free of harmful chemicals! Pick up a bottle for yourself — you’ll see what the fuss is about.
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