The Best Serum Boosters
Here is our list of the top 10 anti-aging serum boosters! These boosters were chosen based on our best-selling actives, customer satisfaction, and ease of use. Come and check out which anti-aging ingredients made our favorites list!
#1 Argireline- the most recognized and widely available peptide, Argireline, performs well when used over time in a high concentration to diminish the appearance of wrinkles. Nowadays, most anti-aging serums on the market will have this peptide. Pay attention to where the ingredient is listed on the INCI list; if it's not in the first 5, you probably using the bare minimum. This is the perfect scenario for a serum booster! Just grab a blue bottle of our Argireline Serum Booster and a few drops to "boost " the concentration and supercharge your serum. We recommend using a 10% concentration of Argireline to see visible results; we also suggest using this peptide with Snap-8, Syn-Ake, and Matrixyl 3000. For a ready-made serum, check out our Expression Line Deep Wrinkle Serum.
#2 Matrixyl 3000- one of the best peptides available that is tried and truly tested over decades. Our customers rave about this anti-aging ingredient. If you are looking to rejuvenate your complexion, hands down, this peptide is a true winner that helps your skin look younger!
#3 Syn-Ake- if you look like your frowning and not, this is the peptide for you. Syn-Ake smooths the 11's by retraining your muscles. It's the best peptide available for vertical wrinkles, including lip lines.
#4 Syn-Coll- aging caused our stores of collagen to be depleted. Syn-Coll stimulates your body's natural collagen production. Having a strong foundation leads to fewer wrinkles in the future.
#5 Apple Stem Cells- we love ingredients from nature. Green Apple Stem Cells are at the forefront of innovative ingredients. They have amazing anti-aging benefits.
#6 Edelweiss- every complete serum should contain an antioxidant. By definition, an antioxidant inhibits oxidation and degradation. Edelweiss neutralizes free radicals, keeping harmful pollutants away from your skin.
#7 Epidermal Growth Factor- who doesn't love EGF? If you have heard of REN, DNA EGF Renewal, ReLuma, and SkinMedica, they all use epidermal growth factor in their $100+ anti-aging serums. Those in their 20's have their skin cells regenerate every 28 days; with age, this number slows more and more every year. We often forget that our skin was so lovely when we were young because it didn't hold onto excess baggage, aka dead skin cells. Exfoliating the dead cells helps your beautiful skin shine through. EGF rejuvenates by renewing fibroblasts.
#8 Time-Release Hyalurosome- one of the significant signs of aging is dehydrated skin. Nothing shows wrinkles more than a complexion that is as dry as the desert. To combat a mature, dry complexion, you must add moisture! That's where our Time-Release Hyalurosome comes in, give your complexion long-lasting Hyaluronic Acid hydration that lasts 12 hours.
#9 Uplevity- is one of the newest peptides on the market. Acetyl Tetrapeptide 2 keeps the jawline taut and firm, fighting the effects of gravity.
#10 Pepha Tight- seaweed is still one of the most popular skin-tighteners. Many people experience an "instant" skin-tightening effect when using. It's great for masks, serums, moisturizers, and body lotions. Pepha Tight is a thick ingredient. We recommend adding it to a water-based serum so that your formula won't become sticky.
And there they are, the top 10 anti-aging serum booster that you need to add to your daily routine. For more information on each product, see our DIY section. For more information on using a booster and incorporate them into your serum, visit our product instruction page or watch our DIY videos!
Anti-Aging Serums you Need to Use
Any esthetician will tell you that serums are the foundation of any quality skincare regimen. While cleansing and moisturizing are uber-important, the active ingredients in a good serum will work wonders on the skin, from brightening to smoothing. They can be tailored to work on the exact skincare issue that is troubling your skin, and they can be switched up when another issue takes precedence. Here are ten anti-aging serum types that can be added to your daily routine to have your skin looking fabulous.
#1 Resurfacing Serum with Glycolic Acid
When you try to combat an uneven skin tone and texture, reach for the resurfacing serum with glycolic acid because the gentle formula brightens the skin while gently exfoliating. The ingredients include up to 10% glycolic acid, which revitalizes and renews the skin. Plus, the natural fruit acids combined with glycolic acid are nonirritating and won’t leave the skin red or burning. The many botanical extracts add healthy hydration and include aloe vera, green tea, and geranium. If you have blemish-prone skin, products with Salicylic Acid is an excellent alternative.
#2 Minimizing Serum
This serum reduces the appearance of fine lines and crows feet caused by daily facial expressions like smiling or frowning. It is loaded with peptides that get to work on those fine lines, while the serum also protects and hydrates. Get a lifting, firming, and hydrating effect all from one minimizing serum. The ingredients are mixed like a fine cocktail and include seaweed extract and hyaluronic acid. This perfect combination will give you quick results, and you will be amazed by the definition and tightening you will see after just a few applications.
#3 Vitamin C Serum
Vitamin C is a veritable fountain of youth that will help all of your skin imperfections fade away and give you an even skin tone. This serum will penetrate deep into the dermal layers to provide you with the most spectacular skin. Not only will it leave the skin soft to the touch, but it will also give you a more even skin tone.
#4 Apple Stem Cell Serum
This serum is on the cutting-edge of skincare technology and brings you the most dramatic anti-aging results. The ingredients include a blend of stem cells from a Swiss apple, which is combined with antioxidants. This blend helps to hydrate, rejuvenate, and regenerate the skin. Your skin will feel deeply hydrated and look healthy and nourished. The plumping and firming will minimize the appearance of fine lines. Plus, your complexion will look more youthful.
#5 Hyaluronic Acid Serum
This anti-aging serum is a combination of hyaluronic acid and botanical extracts. Aloe vera, green tea, botanicals, and vitamin C combine with the hyaluronic acid to give your skin hydration as no other serum delivers. It works well with nearly all skin types, and the intense hydration leaves the skin looking less dull, which gives it a healthy glow.
#6 Brightening Serum
This brightening serum works well to eliminate discolorations in the skin, which will leave the skin looking more evenly toned and younger. The ingredients include Kojic Acid, Alpha Arbutin, Bearberry, Mulberry, Daisy, and L-Carnitine. Look for serums that contain Melanostatine, a peptide that helps to lighten. Your skin will look younger, healthier, with a more even, brighter skin tone.
#7 Hyaluronic Acid Topical Filler Serum
This amazing serum tightens and smooths the skin while giving it the protection of long-lasting hydration. You will be able to see results in less than an hour as your crow’s feet start fading away—the effects of the serum or both plumping and hydrating, which lead to dramatic results.
#8 Anti-Wrinkle Serum with Matrixyl 3000
For a powerful anti-wrinkle serum that will leave the skin glowing and looking more youthful than it has in years, try the anti-wrinkle serum that contains Matrixyl 3000. Matrixyl 3000 is one of the best anti-aging ingredients that has been discovered by skincare professionals and researchers thus far. It attacks wrinkles with a combination of peptides with surprising results after only two months of consistent use.
#9 Face Lifting Concentrate
The face-lifting concentrate blends seaweed extract, hyaluronic acid, and a few other ingredients to create a toning and tightening formula that will face a more defined look. It is especially effective on the fine lines around the eyes and mouth.
#10 Beauty Face Oil
This lightweight oil is full of natural ingredients that leave the skin soft and supple, but it does not have a greasy or oily feeling on the skin. The natural ingredients include jojoba oil, grapeseed oil, and vitamin E. It will soothe and hydrate the skin leaving it to glow from within. Beauty Oils are necessary for mature skin as the added hydration during the day leaves your skin soft and smooth, and younger-looking.
How to Use an Anti-Aging Serum
Now that you know about these ten fabulous serums that can make your skin look years younger, you are probably wondering exactly how to use one. While each serum may have specific recommendations on where to use it in your daily skincare routine and how often to use it, these instructions can be used as a general basis:
- If your serum is water-based, it will go on the skin after being cleansed and toned, but before the moisturizer is applied.
- If your serum is oil-based, it will go on the skin after the moisturizer is applied.
- Most serums are pretty potent, so you only need to use a few drops with each application, about a pea-sized amount.
- Massage the serum into the skin using your fingertips; a circular motion is the best practice.
- After applying a water-based serum, wait 3-5 minutes for it to be absorbed before applying your moisturizer.
As you can see, there are many benefits to using an anti-aging serum regularly, and even if you aren’t showing any signs of fine lines or wrinkles yet, it is never too early to start properly caring for your skin. The serums with high concentrations of peptides fight the signs of aging with visible results. They are a great addition to the skincare routine. There is a serum that will compliment your skin, no matter its condition or type.
Collagen, Soluble, and Vegetable
Epidermal Growth Factor
GHK Copper Peptide
Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate
Phytocell Tec Apple Stem Cells
About the Author
Kari Thomas wrote this article.