The 22 Best Serums for Glowing Skin

Time for your glow-up.

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If cleansers (opens in new tab)moisturizers (opens in new tab), and sunscreen (opens in new tab) are the meat and potatoes of skincare, serums are the spices. They'll take your routine to a new level with ingredients and formulas that address your individual concerns, leaving you with perfect-looking, glowing skin. Whether you're looking to treat dryness (opens in new tab)dark spots (opens in new tab)fine lines, (opens in new tab) or oiliness (opens in new tab), there's a serum out there for you that will address all these issues and more. Plus, you can layer them on to create an ingredient cocktail so you'll never have a bad skin day again.

But selecting the right serum for you can be overwhelming. Which serum does what? How do I know what my skin needs? The options feel endless, but I'm here to take your hand and guide you through the options so you can find a nice pocket-sized solution to the biggest skin woes. You're not alone if the "serum" category in stores feels intimidating—you're talking to a girl who didn't realize that nighttime serums are truly for dreamland, and came home with a nice sunburn. From Vitamin C serums (opens in new tab), AHA/BHA concoctions, and B12-filled bottles, I promise you'll find an option to suit your needs and price point.

Julia Marzovilla is an E-Commerce Writer at Marie Claire covering all things fashion, beauty, and entertainment. Offline, she’s most likely browsing the web for another pair of black boots or listening to music too loudly—often at the same time.