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Which serum should i use?

There are a lot of skin care serums out there, and many have overlapping benefits. To help you choose the right Dermalogica serum, consult this guide from our skin health experts.

which serum should I use?

There are a lot of skin care serums out there, and many have overlapping benefits. To help you choose the right Dermalogica serum, consult this guide from our skin health experts.


Circular Hydration Serum

Kick-start skin’s hydration cycle: Circular Hydration Serum immediately floods skin with hydration, replenishes from within, and helps prevent future hydration evaporation.

  • Immediately hydrates to quench dehydrated skin

  • Delivers long-lasting hydration to help prevent future dehydration

  • Replenishes skin from within


Phyto-Nature Firming Serum

Our top choice for wrinkles is Phyto-Nature Firming Serum, which is actually two serums in one. It uses biomimetic peptides and potent botanicals to reawaken the nature of younger-looking skin.

  • Doubles skin’s luminosity after just 1 application.

  • Minimizes the appearance of fine lines after just 1 application.

  • Reduces visible wrinkles in 4 weeks.


brightening Vitamin C serum

That would be BioLumin-C Serum! This brightening Vitamin C serum outperforms the competition by delivering three times more Vitamin C to skin.

  • Exfoliates and reduces unbalanced pigmentation.

  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

  • Prevents and corrects free radical damage.

acne + aging

AGE Bright Clearing Serum

by day:

Clear breakouts and related signs of skin aging simultaneously by using a 2-in-1 solution like AGE Bright Clearing Serum.

  • Exfoliates to help prevent breakouts and accelerate cell turnover.

  • Boosts skin radiance in 1 week.

  • Reduces the appearance of breakouts and post-inflammatory
    hyperpigmentation in 4 weeks.

Retinol Clearing Oil


Retinol Clearing Oil is a high-performance night oil that combines Retinol and Salicylic Acid into one skin-soothing formula that Exfoliates to help prevent breakouts and accelerate cell turnover.

  • Targets breakouts and visible signs of premature skin aging at the same time.

  • Renews and soothes skin overnight.

  • Delivers clearer, more vibrant skin by morning.


PowerBright Dark Spot Serum

Use PowerBright Dark Spot Serum, a potent hyperpigmentation-fading serum that starts fading the appearance of dark spots within days.

  • Fades dark spots in just days.

  • Helps prevent future dark spots.

  • Brightens and boosts skin’s natural luminosity.


UltraCalming Serum Concentrate

Our top choice is UltraCalming Serum Concentrate, the ultimate antidote for sensitive skin. This super concentrated gel is packed with skin soothing ingredients.

  • Helps calm and prevent flare-ups, itching and redness.

  • Helps restore sensitized skin – great after non-invasive cosmetic procedures!

  • Features our exclusive UltraCalming Complex.

uneven texture

MultiVitamin Power Serum

We vote for MultiVitamin Power Serum, a velvety-smooth formula that combines microencapsulated vitamins A, C and E to provide antioxidant defense.

  • Helps retexturize and revitalize skin.

  • Minimizes the appearance of fine lines and sun-induced skin aging.

  • Provides antioxidant protection.


Phyto Replenish Oil

Nourish your skin back to health with Phyto Replenish Oil. Wear it alone or layered under foundation for all day dewy skin!

  • Feather-light treatment oil rapidly absorbs to reinforce the skin’s protective barrier.

  • Hydrates to help smooth the appearance of fine lines.

  • Shields skin against free radical damage.

neck + decollete

Neck Fit Contour Serum

Don’t neglect your neck: Neck Fit Contour Serum gives the neck and decollete a skin care workout.

  • Smooths and firms the skin on the neck and decollete.

  • Immediately tightens skin, and tones it over time, for a visibly lifted and sculpted appearance.


What is a serum anyway?

Skin care serums are topical treatments that target specific skin concerns. They are usually applied after cleansing and/or exfoliating, but before facial oils or moisturizers, for the best results. Facial oils and moisturizers can create a protective barrier that prevents serums from absorbing into your skin surface, which is why serums should go on first. You can apply one serum or layer different serums on top of one another to treat different concerns.

How do I layer serums?

Apply your serums from lightest texture to heaviest texture. If you are unsure whether it is OK to layer your serums, ask a Dermalogica skin therapist.


Want to learn more about which targeted treatments fit into your skincare routine?
Visit your local Dermalogica skin therapist for a completely customized regimen.