10 Supercharged Body Serums
By Liz Ritter, Executive Editor |
Your skin doesn’t stop at your neck and neither should your skin care. Going beyond your basic hydrating lotions, these 10 serums boast of potent ingredients to give your body some all-over anti-aging attention.
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Counting spicy clove, Sumatran patchouli, Bulgarian rose oil and Italian bergamot for its uniquely addictive and exotic scent, Kahina Body Serum(it launches this Fall) is a fast-absorbing body oil that treats the skin to a mega-moisturizing and superhealing mix of pure essential oils from around the globe.
What makes it supercharged: Organically sourced argan oil, which is supremely hydrating. Argan oil also contains powerful antioxidants and high concentrations of nutrients and essential fatty acids that are the building blocks of healthy skin.
Packed with skin-firming sea buckthorn and rose essential oils, just one spritz (it's the perfect option for those who don't like to get their hands messy when applying product) of One Love Organics Rose Aromatic Body Serum claims to improve skin's texture and elasticity. Regardless of what it is doing below the surface, it creates long-lasting sheen as soon as you spray it.
What makes it supercharged: Pumpkin seed oil. Made from cold-pressing pumpkin seeds, it's a natural source of salicylic acid, which lightly exfoliates to refine and improve skin's texture.
Powerful plant extracts and decadent-smelling essential oils meet in Décléor Aromesscence Excellence Youth Activator Body Serum to create the perfect synergy of a product that's packed with firming, nourishing, smoothing, and toning properties (and smells divine to boot). It's so moisturizing, it sticks on skin until your next shower.
What makes it supercharged: Spilanthes Extract. The scientific-sounding South African flower creates an immediate firming action as it leaves skin silky-smooth.
Harnessing the power of pure plant extracts, essential oils, and light-reflecting particles, just a few drops of Aromatherapy Associates Final Finish Body Serum creates a show-stopping instant glow wherever you apply it.
What makes it supercharged: Pure essential oils. The natural mix of evening primrose, jojoba, geranium, jasmine, neroli, vetivert, ylang-ylang, rose, and tuberose packs a punch to tackle just about every skin concern.
Lina Hanson Global Body Serum counts celeb followers like Kristin Davis and Gillian Anderson as fans—and it's no surprise why. The powerful oil-rich serum relies on ten healing oils cultivated from age-old rituals from around the world for their multitasking beauty benefits.
What makes it supercharged: "Super-oils." The 10 anti-aging powerhouses include rice bran, apricot kernel, argan nut, yuzu, vanilla, camellia seed, Brazil nut, pumpkin seed, pink grapefruit, and avocado.
Packed with potent anti-aging ingredients, glō•therapeutics Neck Firming Serum technically isn't formulated for full-body use (as the name suggests, it's only really recommended for the neck area), but this superstar serum has such potent anti-agers, we couldn't skip over it. Tens' Up, an ingredient that claims to increase collagen synthesis and create and immediatae "lifting" effect, the fungi-derived Gladback, which purportedly increases skin's thickness, are just a sampling of the hard-hitters the formula contains.
What makes it supercharged: Tyrosinase. The natural derivative of hydroquinone, which helps even skin tone, can be harder to find in non-facial serums.
Intended to be a "work-while-you-sleep" serum, Wilma Schumann Body Contouring System promises to improve the appearance of cellulite through its CoAxel complex, a proprietary mix of ingredients that purportedly increases resiliency and provides an overall firmer and toned look.
What makes it supercharged: The CoAxel complex. Chock-full of skin-stimulating caffeine and coenzymes, this formula also features along with ingredients like witch hazel to keep breakouts at bay.
Cellulite creams always seem like no-brainers in theory, but some can be a bit too sticky and leave behind a less-than-desirable scent. Enter NUXE BODY Body-Contouring Serum for Embedded Cellulite. The smooth-as-silk, fresh-smelling formula melts into skin instantly as it claims to go to work on contouring stubborn areas.
What makes it supercharged: Brazilian Mimosa. This patented powerhouse sounds like a decadent drink but science backs it up as having a sculpting and shaping action on skin.
Like a toning tonic for the skin, Elemental Herbology SOS Circulation Serum's lightweight gel formula goes to work to reduce fluid retention in the skin (which, in turn, purportedly helps improve the appearance of cellulite), while natural ingredients like sea salt help detoxify the skin and rid it of impurities.
What makes it supercharged: The patented ACTISLIM SR. According to Elemental Herbology, the caffeine-rich complex helps convert fat cells into energy. Not convinced? There's also a whole bunch of bio-oils like grapefruit, juniper berry, and rosemary, which have been used in spa settings for years to assist in lymphatic drainage.
Perfect for sensitive skin types, the fast-drying Tata Harper Revitalizing Body Oil infuses skin with all-natural botanical nutrients to relieve dryness, aid in healing, improve elasticity and rejuvenate stressed-out patches.
What makes it supercharged: Alfalfa. This all-natural sprout is rich in vitamins A, B, C, D and E to protect skin from free radicals and keep it looking (and acting) healthy.