Skin Care Shopping: The State-of-the-Art Serums to Use at Home

7:00 AM 6/29/2016

by Beth Landman

Cone snail venom, fermented red ginseng, salmon roe and a compound found in amniotic fluid are potent weapons on the anti-aging front.

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  • ZO Essential Growth Factor Serum Plus

    Price: $148

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    This product from L.A. derm Zein Obagi stimulates cell regeneration with plant-derived growth factors, fermented red ginseng extract and retinol.

  • Clinique Smart Custom-Repair Serum

    Price: $145

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    The most high-end product from this popular line is new and evens out skin tone with vitamin C and salicylic acid and calms inflammation with red algae and caffeine, among other results.

  • ReVive Intensite Line Erasing Serum

    Price: $600

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    Renowned plastic surgeon Gregory Bays Brown created this line, one of the highest end around. The serum instantly tightens skin and diminishes wrinkles and fine lines with the aid of lab-synthesized freshwater cone snail venom.

  • Valmont's Serumulsion

    Price: $155

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    While Valmont products can run $570, this latest entry is a cream/ serum hybrid that infuses water deep into the skin, easing wrinkles with salmon roe-derived ingredients.

  • Hourglass Equilibrium Biometric Skin Active Serum

    Price: $350

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    Phosphatidylglycerol, found in high concentrations in amniotic fluid, is used in a plant-derived form for this new night treatment that stimulates collagen production.

  • Biologique Recherche Le Grand Serum

    Price: $499

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    The serum — a classic from the French company — that plumps and brightens contains extracts of chestnuts, elderflower, tropical almond, watercress and onion.