The 12 best night serums for every budget and skin type
"For all its line-smoothing, skin-brightening prowess, retinol comes with a few downsides. Its potency can cause dryness and irritation, particularly for sensitive skin. As a purveyor of kind-to-skin, kind-to-the-environment ingredients, Evolve has sourced a gentler, botanical alternative for its tired skin elixir. Derived from the babchi plant, bakuchiol has been found to produce the same wrinkle-busting, collagen-boosting results as retinol, without irritation. Win-win. You’ve also got vitamin C, which works really well with the retinol alternative, to give dull skin a brightening boost. These active ingredients are blended into an oil base (Rosehip oil, to be precise). This is great for two reasons. Firstly, organic Rosehip oil for the face is ideal to soften textural issues and also nourish the skin. And secondly, it allows the product to penetrate deeper than water-based serums.
I like to apply my serums straight after I’ve cleansed my face in the early evening. Partly because I am lazy and have been known to be so tired rolling into bed I skip serum. But also because I like the look of my post-serum skin. This was one of the most flattering serums I tried so I could enjoy a few hours of glowy skin before hitting the hay. It’s a little runny and oily, so I found it best to apply a few drops to my palms, then press it into my skin. My under-eye area especially seems to have benefited from a little wake-up injection since using this." - Woman & Home
Product mentioned: Bio-Retinol + C Booster