Best Daytime Serum

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A daytime serum is a lightweight, oil-free cream that's designed to be applied in the morning under your makeup. It's a great way to hydrate your skin and prep it for the day ahead.


After a few days of use, I experienced no irritation or breakouts. ...Good for a combination skin type And daytime serum.

What it is: A safe, gentle face serum that contains a total concentration of 5 percent vitamin C to reduce the visible signs of uneven pigmentation and visibly improve skin tone.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dark Spots, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Zinc: Activates and transports vitamin C effectively into the skin.
- Aloe Vera and Hyaluronic Acid: Provide intensive moisture and hydration.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: This serum contains a unique mixture of vitamin C.


This had been the best serum that I ever tried! I use this for my eczema on my arm for couple of days. ...Hydrating and great for daytime or nighttime use...I have enjoyed using this serum. I currently have sensitive and dry skin so this serum hydrated my face making it feel so smooth.

What it is: A super-concentrated serum that helps calm, restore, and defend sensitive skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Redness, Dryness, and Dullness and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Serum

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Oat: Helps calm inflammation.
- Glycerin: Hydrates skin.
- Evening Primrose Oil: Helps calm rashes, inflammation, and dry skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances.


Excellent serum for plumper, healthier and bouncier looking skin. ...The best serum!! My skin is so hydrated and looks so plump when I use this serum!

What it is: A serum with collagen amino acids, carnosine dipeptide, and polyglutamic acid that plumps skin’s appearance and visibly promotes, protects, and preserves collagen.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Dryness, and Loss of Firmness and Elasticity

Formulation: Lightweight Serum

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Pro-Collagen Preservation Complex with Collagen Amino Acids and Carnosine Dipeptide: Defends against collagen-degrading free radicals.
- Jojoba Ester and Polyglutamic Acid: Nourish and visibly plump for firmer-looking skin.
- Wild Indigo Extract and Arginine PCA: Restore skin’s visible radiance.

Ingredient Callouts:


Gifted by Kora Organics. Great serum. I use a retinal serum, but still use this in the daytime. ...I have sensitive, oily to combination skin, and using this serum once a day has not caused any issues for me.

What it is: A natural retinol-alternative serum that smooths the look of wrinkles and visibly firms skin while protecting it from future aging with a boost of nurturing antioxidants.
Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Uneven Texture, and Loss of Firmness and Elasticity

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Bakuchiol: Smooths appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and promotes firmer-looking skin.
- Alfalfa Extract: Targets signs of aging and helps smooth rough, damaged skin.
- Açai Stem Cell Extract: Defends skin from environmental stress and future signs of aging.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.


This is one of the best deep hydrating serums I've used in a long time! ...I’ve only been using this serum for 4 days but I have already seen improvement in my skin.

What it is: A weightless, non-comedogenic jelly-serum that hydrates, soothes, and is perfect for oily, blemish-prone, or sensitive skin types.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Dryness, and Redness

Highlighted Ingredients:

- Squalane: Delivers moisture to support the moisture barrier.

- Glycerin: Softens skin, plus helps to attract and hold water in even the driest of skin.

- Colloidal Oatmeal, Aloe, and Arnica: Help diminish the look of redness and nourish skin.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.


I’ve used the moisturizer every day for three weeks, leaving my skin soothed during these cold, gnarly days. ...I really liked this intensive moisturizing cream from Dr Jart, it has helped me in these cold days to keep my face more hydrated, it also helped my skin with redness, I applied it for several days and the truth is that it did help me It calms my skin, it is somewhat dense but absorbs very well and the next day the skin feels super soft, which I recommend for dry, combination and sensitive skin.

What it is: A moisturizer for sensitive skin with soothing Centella Asiatica. This face cream instantly reduces visible redness and helps repair damage to the skin barrier. Derm tested.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, and Combination

Skincare Concerns: Dryness and Redness


I was very shocked by this serum in the best way. I have been using it every day in the morning for almost two weeks. ...The best dark spot serum...It can tingle a little when you put it on after you wash your face so I recommend putting it on after your other serums. I’ve used a lot of dark spot serums and this one has shown the most improvement.

What it is: A first-of-its-kind blend of 10 percent vitamin C and white shiitake mushroom that starts visibly degrading dark spots on contact and keeps working every day to discourage new ones from appearing.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dark Spots, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Lightweight Serum

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Vitamin C 10%: Acts as a potent antioxidant, visibly brightening and firming skin without causing irritation or losing stability.
- White Shiitake Mushroom Extract: Addresses the look of dark spots and discourages the formation of new ones.
- Licorice Root Extract: Calms the look of discoloration and fights the look of future dark spots

ClarinsTinted Oleo-Serum

Size: 1 oz / 30 ml·ITEM: 2727741

Color: 5

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However, I did notice that on days when my skin was particularly dry, the serum tended to emphasize any cracks or dry patches. ...Best tinted serum...I tried The Clarins Tinted Oleo-Serum in shades 4 and 5 is a light, hydrating formula perfect for daytime use.

What it is: A tinted serum that brightens your complexion and effectively cares for your skin with nourishing and hydrating ingredients.

Skin Type: Normal and Dry

Highlighted Ingredients:

- Hazelnut: Nourishes and protects skin from dehydration.

- Jojoba: Nourishes skin without leaving a greasy residue.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, phthalates, oxybenzone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, and triclosan. It also comes in recyclable packaging.


I cannot day enough great things about this serum! It is so easy to apply, doesn’t irritate, a little goes a very long way. ...Great Serum!...This serum has truly helped my eyelashes grow fuller and healthier!

What it is: A fortifying eyelash serum that conditions damaged and over-processed lashes from root to tip and reduces lash loss during makeup removal.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Kerasolution Complex: Comprised of four of the most common amino acids found in hair to help condition lashes.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES and parabens.

What Else You Need to Know: This lash serum, which is infused with amino acids, nourishes lashes, including those damaged by daily makeup application, eyelash curlers, false lashes, and lash extensions. This lightweight, lash-loving formula refuels and cares for lashes day and night.


All around great serum...I still add moisturizer over it and other serums but it’s a great beginner serum!...Good for skin prep before makeup, nice moisturizing feeling and a glowy result after a few days of using it in my daytime skincare routine.

What it is: A multi-active solution designed to support skin-barrier repair while soothing discomfort and reducing the look of redness.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Redness, and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Emulsion

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Vitamin B12: Supports the skin barrier by reducing dryness and visible redness while also imparting the serum’s characteristic pink hue.
- Centella asiatica Phytotechnologies: Protect against external stressors.
- Gallic Acid Derivatives: Soothe skin discomfort and target redness associated with external stressors by reducing water loss.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, for

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