Who better to recommend anti-aging products than the dermatologists themselves? New York City dermatologists Neil Sadick, MD, and Marina Peredo, MD, recently revealed their picks for the best anti-aging serums to Women's Health. These experts break down the skincare essentials based on skin type so you can personalize your care.
No two skin types are alike, so when it comes to serums, oily skin could need something completely different than dry skin. For example, if you have oily to normal skin, you'll probably just need to apply a serum after a quick cleanse, but others will need more hydration in the form of moisturizer and eye cream, Peredo explains. That's why you'll want to use dermatologist-recommended serums to see the best results. To find out the best ingredients and products out there for your skin type, heed the advice of these dermatologists. Here are the best serums for every skin type based on the ingredients dermatologists want you to look out for.
For Dry Skin
Sadick recommends looking for ingredients like hyaluronic acid, silk proteins, and ceramides in a serum. Vitamin D and fruit extracts can also help soothe dry skin and dullness. Once you've found the perfect serum for you dry skin, be sure to use a moisturizer after applying serum to keep your skin hydrated and fresh.
For Oily Skin
Find a serum with hyaluronic acid, ceramides, marine proteins, and vitamin C if you have oily skin. These ingredients will help minimize pores and protect from free radicals, according to Sadick. Because your skin may naturally produce more oil, there's likely no need to apply a moisturizer after using a serum. Allow this product to be the last step in your daily skincare routine.
For Normal Skin
Look for a product with marine collagen, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin C. Because your skin already has a balance of dryness and oiliness, you can focus on anti-aging and evening tone, says Sadick. In this case, the marine collagen and hyaluronic acid will work to smooth the texture of your skin to reduce to look of wrinkles while vitamin C can even out any dark spots and brighten the skin naturally.
After determining your specific skin type, search for serums with these dermatologist-recommended ingredients. You'll be on your way to younger-looking skin in no time.
This post was originally published on December 13, 2017, and has since been updated.