TBH, I’ve never met a woman that does not wish to have youthful and smooth skin. You could say ‘I want wrinkle-free skin too,’ but obsession would be a better word. But what really scares me is that aging can take that away from me. Even though I have oily skin, which tends to have fewer wrinkles, I’m still uptight. After all, our skin won’t be oily forever, and wrinkles can appear at any time. And who said oily skin can’t be hit by aging signs anyway? If you want to prevent or even reduce already wrinkled skin, a serum might be all you need. And as you deal with a specific skin type, you need something suitable for it and not a random anti-aging serum. So what does that mean exactly?
Which serum is best for oily skin?
Serums are great options for oily and acne-prone skin since they absorb quickly and don’t feel greasy. They won’t clog pores either. Pick one that can moisturize your skin while it keeps the oil under control. They should contain lubricating and thickening agents (like nut or seed oils) and be water-based, as plant oils can leave you feeling greasy and lead to clogging pores. Serums that address oily skin usually contain exfoliating agents like retinol, salicylic acid, or glycolic acid that can penetrate the skin pores and suck out the oil clogging it. Niacinamide is also often used to absorb sebum, while benzoyl peroxide eliminates bacteria and dead skin cells, which clog the skin pores. These, combined with anti-aging ingredients, can help you control oil skin while preventing wrinkles’ apparition or make them less visible if they’re already there.
Which serum is best for anti-aging?
Most specialists agree that anti-aging serums are more effective in reducing wrinkles because they’re more concentrated and easy to absorb into the skin. If you aim to prevent or diminish wrinkles, you should look for serums containing powerful anti-aging agents such as antioxidants, retinoids, AHAs, ceramides, peptides, or hyaluronic acid. They target skin’s firmness and elasticity, making it appear more plumped and rejuvenated. Serums work great to prevent wrinkles, but people in their 40s, 50s, and beyond can use them too to reduce their appearance as well.
Even if your skin is oily, you still have reasons to worry about wrinkles. These serums address wrinkles and oily skin at the same time.
La Prairie Anti-Aging Rapid Response Serum
La Prairie brings a wrinkle-filling gel serum to make your skin appear and feel younger. It reduces the appearance of wrinkles, refines skin, and minimizes imperfections with antioxidants, exfoliant agents, herbal extracts, collagen, glycolic acid, peptides, and folic acid, to name a few. YES, it’s that powerful. I know it’s expensive, but it’s La Prairie we are talking about after all.
OROGOLD 24K Vitamin C Booster Facial Serum
Another cult-favorite, OROGOLD, keeps the aging signs under control and prevents the apparition of new ones. Antioxidants, vitamin C, retinol, and organic nutrients stimulate collagen and elastin production speeding up the cellular regeneration process. Its formula is light and quickly absorbable, keeps skin hydrated, and does not feel greasy at all. A serum that effectively regulates sebum production to keep your skin sufficiently moist and less oily, giving it a perfect texture.
Peptide Complex Serum by Microderm GLO
This one contains many powerful ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, active peptides, Japanese green tea, and honeysuckle that will reveal your skin’s natural radiance and firmness. These ingredients’ main role is to reduce the fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes, dark spots, large pores, and sun damage. More than that, aloe vera helps control excess sebum. If you want to prevent early aging signs and keep skin oil under control, Microderm GLO provides a great option.
Eva Naturals Vitamin C Serum
There are more reasons why Eva Naturals’ serum sells so much — I mean, 30K+ reviews only on Amazon means something. Vitamin C, retinol, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and salicylic acid in one product? And just 15 bucks? Say no more! Antioxidants, retinol, and hyaluronic acid fight wrinkles, while salicylic acid breaks down dirt and oil in pores. Niacinamide will complete the job by absorbing the excess sebum and strengthening your skin’s barrier. So if you want an oil-balancing yet, anti-aging serum Eva Naturals is your to-go.
TruSkin Tea Tree Clear Skin Serum
If you are a tea tree fan, you better check this one out. Besides tea tree oil which helps fight breakouts, this serum is packed with retinol, hyaluronic acid, and antioxidants to support collagen and cellular turnover for flawless and glowing skin. I know it already looks tempting, but there’s more about TruSkin’s product. Besides fighting wrinkles and fine lines, it helps oily skin with niacinamide and salicylic acid — you already know how great they are. Plus, it’s cruelty-free and skips parabens, sulfate, and PEGs.
Naturium Niacinamide Serum
Zinc is not just great for reducing excess shine, but it also works to minimize pores and balance oil production, making it a perfect ally for oily skin. Naturium’s serum contains 2% zinc that, together with 12% niacinamide, helps control greasy skin and make it appear natural and plumped. To make up for the anti-aging effects, it includes hyaluronic acid and antioxidants, which keep away fine lines and wrinkles.
Clinique Smart Custom-Repair Serum
It’s hard not to love Clinique: they’ve got so many awesome formulas that always pay off. This skin-repair serum is no exception. Oil-free and formulated with peptides, salicylic acid, and vitamin C, it visibly improves wrinkles while keeping your skin in place. It works great on all skin types, including oily, and is free of parabens, phthalates, and fragrance. I bet your skin will be super happy if you go for this one.