6 Best Korean Hydrating Serums

by Lauren on Feb 08, 2023

best korean hydrating serums

Korean skincare trends and products have been leading the field for skincare lovers around the world. However, the overall skincare routine may have not fully made its way into every household. Whilst moisturizers are highly popular, serums are yet to achieve their status. 

Korean serums are formulated with incredible ingredients for a variety of skincare troubles, from acne scarring, to fine lines, there’s something for everyone. Adding a serum, or two, to your skincare routine can give your skin the boost it may need.

Serums and ampoules are a great addition to any skincare routine, with serums being ideal for everyday use, ampoules are perfect for when your skin needs more of a concentrated helping hand. Serums can be used as a step in your morning and/or evening skincare routines to add hydration and provide other benefits to the skin alongside your preferred moisturizer, and ampoules provide a concentrated amount of essential ingredients to nourish skin.

Key Ingredients:  21.5% Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C), 70% Vitamin Tree Water

Skin Type:  Normal, dry, combination, oily

Skin Concerns:  Dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles, dullness

Size:  30 mL

Features:  Vegan, cruelty-free, artificial fragrance free

Vitamin C is known for its amazing dark spot correcting and complexion brightening properties and, this serum, thanks to its high concentration of vitamin C, delivers rich amounts of goodness to the skin.

Key Ingredients:  5% Pure Vitamin C

Skin Type:  All skin types

Skin Concerns:  Dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles, dullness

Size:  35 mL

Features:  Vegan, cruelty-free, artificial fragrance-free

Perfect for well-aging, the antioxidant properties of vitamin C boost collagen production and also help to brighten skin. This serum is perfect for use before moisturizer to allow the vitamin c goodness to be absorbed into the skin, helping to reduce dark spots and give an overall brighter complexion.

Key Ingredients:  15% Propolis & Houttuynia Cordata Extract

Skin Type:  Normal, Dry, Combination, Oily, Sensitive

Skin Concerns:  Acne & Blemishes, Oiliness, Roughness

Size:  30 mL

Features:  Vegan, cruelty-free, artificial fragrance-free

This ampoule contains 15% Propolis with powerful antioxidant effects, for healthier skin and Houttuynia Cordata Extract which is great for soothing sensitive and acne-prone skin. The rich formula provides relief to irritated skin, helping it to calm and feel nourished!

Key Ingredients:  74% Sea Buckthorn, Vitamin C, Niacinamide

Skin Type:  All skin types

Skin Concerns:  Dark spots, dullness

Size:  30 mL

Features:  Vegan, cruelty-free, essential-oil free

This serum is packed with goodness with 74% sea buckthorn, great for evening out skin tone. Also infused with highly concentrated vitamin C, it provides the skin with nutrients to glow and stay hydrated. It is recommended for all skin types - in particular oily or acne prone skin as it provides moisture and brightens skin but also contains niacinamide for reducing acne troubles.

Key Ingredients:  73% Rice Germ Fermented Extract, Vitamin B

Skin Type:  All skin types

Skin Concerns:  Low elasticity, dull complexion

Size:  30 mL

Features:  Vegan, cruelty-free, artificial fragrance-free

This serum contains 73% Rice Germ Fermented Extract which provides the many benefits of rice extract such as hydration and reducing hyperpigmentation. Also rich in vitamin B and powerful antioxidants, this serum helps boost collagen production and improve skin elasticity.

Key Ingredients:  96% Snail Secretion Filtrate

Skin Type:  All skin types

Skin Concerns:  Dull complexion, rough skin texture, dehydrated skin

Size:  100 mL

Features:  Cruelty-free, ethanol-free, artificial fragrance-free 

This lightweight essence deeply moisturizes the skin without leaving any residue. The main ingredient, snail mucin, has a variety of benefits including: moisturization, collagen-boosting, soothing damaged skin, improving skin elasticity and reducing hyperpigmentation. This essence is suitable for all skin types but recommended for dull, dry, textured skin and those who suffer from dark spots and acne scars.

Get Glowing & Nourished Skin With These Serums

These products are here to help improve skin issues including dryness, hyperpigmentation and fine lines to name a few. Each serum provides different benefits and they can be used in combination with each other and/or your favorite moisturizer.

Hopefully this information will help with choosing the right serum for your needs, amongst the best serums Korea has to offer. Take the advantage of the summarized info above and take a step closer to glowing and healthy skin!

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