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Top 10 Facial Serums in Singapore

The 10 Best Facial Serums to complete your skin care regime

Whether your skincare routine consists of 5 steps or 10 steps, there is one step that should always be a priority: Facial Serum! A facial serum is usually a liquid or gel that contains a high concentration of active ingredients. It is made up of smaller molecules that can penetrate deeply into your skin. We recommend you to apply facial serum twice a day immediately after cleansing but before moisturizing. Now, if you are considering on what to get, fret not. The Tropika Club team has rounded up Top 10 Facial Serums in Singapore. Read on!

Tropika Club's Top 10 Product Ranking Singapore Edition

1. Aesop Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Serum

Description: Jam-packed with high-potency antioxidant-rich ingredients, Aesop’s Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Serum provides skin with a burst of hydration and full-coverage protection from damage associated with lifestyle and environmental factors. Recommended for dry, combination and sensitive skin types, the Australian skincare brand’s best-selling serum boasts a lightweight, fast-absorbing, Aloe Vera base, offering an alternative to cream to oil-based hydrators. Active botanical extracts of Grape, Panthenol and Parsley Seed combined with a blend of powerful vitamins work in synergy to replenish hydration, balance excess secretion in oily skin and promote regeneration. With its divine floral aroma delicately perfuming skin, the medium-weight formula leaves skin feeling wonderfully nourished, plumped with moisture and armed to combat the harmful effects of urban surrounds.

How to Use: After cleansing and toning smooth 5 to 10 drops of serum over the palms of your hands and massage evenly into your face with upward strokes. Apply daily or more often as required. For very dry skin blend with an equal measure of Fabulous Face Oil.

Pricing: $99 for 100ml

Where to Find: Lookfantastic


2. The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane

Description: This water-free solution contains a 2% concentration of an advanced retinoid active complex called Granactive Retinoid that has been shown to offer better results against multiple signs of aging than retinol without any of the irritation and drawbacks common with retinol. Granactive Retinoid, an active technology from Grant Industries, is a solubilized system of Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate, a highly-advanced form of retinoid which is, in fact, a non-prescription ester of all-trans direct retinoic acid that offers a multi-fold better effect against signs of aging than retinol, retinyl palmitate and nearly all other forms of non-prescription retinoid.

How to Use: Apply a small amount to face in the PM as part of your skincare regimen, after water serums but before heavier treatments. Do not use with other retinoid treatments. Avoid unprotected solar exposure. Store in a cool, dry place.

Pricing: $15 for 30ml

Where to Find: Hush SG

The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane

3. Hyaluronic Acid Intensifier

Description: H.A. Intensifier is a multi-beneficial corrective serum proven to amplify skin’s hyaluronic acid levels. This unique formulation contains a high concentration of pure hyaluronic acid, proxylane™, and botanical extracts of licorice root and purple rice to support skin’s hyaluronic acid levels and deliver surface hydration, helping improve the visible appearance of firmness, smoothness, and facial plumpness. This hyaluronic acid serum may be used as part of a home skincare regimen after dermal fillers; always consult with your physician for individual at-home advice.

How to Use: Unscrew cap and pull pipette out of bottle. Squeeze the bulb, and while squeezing, put cap back into the bottle and slowly release the bulb to draw up product into the pipette. Apply 4-6 drops to the palm of the hand and dab onto the forehead, cheeks, chin, and neck. Blend the product into the skin.

Pricing: $159 for 30ml

Where to Find: Skin Ceuticals


4. Laneige Focus Active Ampoule (Soy Peptide)

Description: A unique anti-wrinkle and anti-ageing ampoule for a more youthful complexion. This highly concentrated treatment features nourishing soy peptide to improve skin elasticity. Musk mellow water delivers intense moisture for more resilient and younger-looking skin.

How to Use: After using toner in the morning and evening, take about 0.5 ml (3-5 drops) of the product on the back of your hand. Spread it gently along your skin from inside to outside. Pat lightly with your palm to absorb.

Pricing: $54 for 28ml

Where to Find: Sephora


5. Wellaholic Retinol Serum

Description: Wellaholic’s Retinol Serum contains 100% concentration of retinyl palmitate. After its absorption into the skin, retinyl palmitate is converted into retinol, and ultimately to retinoic acid. Retinyl palmitate is a gentler form of vitamin A, and has numerous benefits to the skin.

How to Use: After after cleansing at night. Apply a few drops on the palm and then massage evenly into your face with upward strokes.

Pricing: $44.90 for 15ml

Where to Find: Lazada

Wellaholic Retinol Serum

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6. Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme+ Global Anti-Aging Power Soft Emulsion

Description: A silky, multi-action fluid designed to unlock your skin’s youthful potential. This ultra lightweight, comfortable, and hydrating emulsion helps restore your skin’s water and oil balance. The unique formula targets the visible signs of ageing, dullness, dryness and dehydration, so your skin glows with radiant vitality.

How to Use: Apply the emulsion all over your face and neck, morning and night. Use it alone or layer under cream.

Pricing: $143 for 100ml

Where to Find: Sephora

Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme+ Global Anti-Aging Power Soft Emulsion

7. La Mer The Concentrate

Description: A restorative treatment serum infused with a concentrated form of cell-supporting Miracle Broth™ to help visibly calm redness and sensitive skin. A new kelp-inspired design holds the same beloved formula within to strengthen, visibly soothe, and protect. Skin is stronger and more resilient with a healthy-looking vitality. This product is non-acnegenic.

How to Use:

  • Thoroughly massage onto skin at least twice daily or as needed.
  • Follow with your favorite La Mer moisturizer.

Pricing: $370 for 30ml

Where to Find: Sephora


8. Dear, Klairs Midnight Blue Youth Activating Drop

Description: Youth serum comes in a refreshing blue tint caused by guaiazulene, which is extracted from chamomile. Along with the anti-aging benefits of EGF, FGF (rh-Polypeptide-1) and other nourishing ingredients, this serum helps with cell renewal, and promotes firmness and elasticity in skin.

How to Use: After cleansing, apply 3-4 drops all over face and lightly press it into the skin for full absorption.

Pricing: $30.30 for 20ml

Where to Find: Guardian


9. Dior Capture Totale DreamSkin Care & Perfect Emulsion

Description: An age-defying emulsion that instantly and lastingly corrects for flawless skin. This unique emulsion fuses with your skin, offering intense comfort thanks to a complex of moisturising ingredients. The innovative skin-perfecting action refines your skin’s texture and tightens pores. Day after day, dark spots and redness appear minimised, leaving your complexion more radiant.

How to Use: Apply this skincare every day alone instead of your moisturiser, or after your daily cream for added comfort.

Pricing: $150 for 30ml

Where to Find: Sephora


10. Vichy Liftactiv Vitamin C Serum

Description: A powerful formula with 15% Pure Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Fragmented Hyaluronic Acid and Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water. In 10 days of use, your complexion looks brighter and more even. Hypoallergenic, tested on sensitive skin. Minimalistic formula with no paraben, no fragrance & no silicon. Easy to use, non-sticky and penetrates quickly.

How to Use: Apply 4 to 5 drops anti-oxidant and anti-fatigue cure under your daily care. To use every mornings or evening during 10 days, once per day.It is recommended to apply in addition a product of sun protection having a SPF of 15.

Pricing: $36.40 for 10ml

Where to Find: Watsons


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