Clinical-Grade Firming Serums That Are Like Spanx for Your Skin

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Add in all the copyrights, but the word “Spanx” has become synonymous with something good when it comes to sculpting the body. Here’s our best, newly-tested picks for the skin-care version of it.

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Clinical Skin Vitamin C Pro-Collagen Serum ($120)

This luxe line has a slam-dunk firming serum, but the brand-new vitamin C version is clinically proven to firm, increase elasticity, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and improve skin tone and texture, all while leaving skin with a dewy dose of antioxidant radiance.

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KateCeuticals Firming Serum ($110)

The Melrose Place–staple says it all in a two-word descriptor: This is the clinical-grade version of the Kate Somerville in-spa treatment that smooths and firms skin in just two weeks, only a few pumps required.

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Neostrata Enlighten 15% Vitamin C + PHA Serum ($55)

Another vitamin C serum in the mix, this potent brightening face serum powered by pure 15-percent of the antioxidant all-star, and is clinically proven to target the look of dark spots, skin discoloration and texture—minus any sensitive-skin disruptions.

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Kind Science Firming Serum ($68)

If you’re interested in hearing Ellen DeGeneres’s skin-care secret (she helped launch the line), listen up: This bakuchiol-powered firming formula claims to reduce the look of laugh lines and wrinkles, all while helping boost that little thing called collagen.

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Tracie Martyn Firming Serum $(198)

It’s a bit more off-the-radar for us mere mortals, but this light purple–hued “clean super serum”—which doubles as a hydrating serum, an anti-aging serum and an eye serum—really is the secret to a lot of radiant skin on the red-carpet.

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ZO Skin Health Firming Serum ($243)

Whitney Port has previously shared that this lightweight, safe to use day-and-night, doc-approved product is “part of her serum trifecta,” and we’re fully on board.

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U Beauty Resurfacing Compound ($228)

U Beauty’s founder, Tina Craig, has never lied to us, so we’re not about to press her on this one: The brightening, resurfacing, complexion-boosting compound has some users being asked if they’ve gotten—wait for it—a facelift.

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