Choose the right skin serum for this fall

Come fall and its cool temperatures creates havoc on your skin by making it dry, sensitive and irritated. The best way to prevent and control this is by including serum in your skincare regimen.

Serum is important as it contains a strong dose of powerful ingredients to help you skin tackle different skin problems. These serums come in various types to suit your skin type, skin issue and budget. Here are the different types of serums available for you to choose and use this fall:

  • If you have dry skin but can’t afford a hydrating serum, you can try out ULTA Daily Regenerating Serum Face Serum. This is a rich serum great for anyone with dry skin containing shea butter oil, plant extracts and sesame oil which improves the collagen and skin elasticity. It’s best used after cleansing for a moisture boost as it absorbs well.


  • For those with oily skin, try Ole Henrikson Truth Serum Vitamin C Collagen Booster. It’s great to use in the morning as it’s oil-free, lightweight and is quickly absorbed by the skin. Its vitamin C, green tea extract and sodium hyaluronate also offers many skin benefits.


  • Dermadoctor Ain’t Misbehavin’ Medicated Acne Control Serum is a good choice for those with acne-prone skin. It contains salicylic acid which helps stop breakouts and moisturizes the skin to give a matte finish.


While it’s optimal to use it once a day, you can use it twice a day if it doesn’t dry your skin much. However you also have to wear sunscreen with it as it contains alpha hydroxyl acid, which increases photosensitivity.


  • Those with sensitive skin are lucky as there’s a cheap but excellent serum they can use, Boots Expert Sensitive Hydrating Serum. It’s great for those with sensitive, dry, rosacea-prone and irritated skin as it lacks fragrance and other irritants and instead, has aloe Vera.


  • For those with mature skin, try Algenist Retinol Firming and Lifting serum which contains retinol, an anti-aging ingredient. With alguronic acid, they create a terrific effect on skin texture and fine lines.


Wash your face at night and apply it before wearing a heavier moisturizer, if needed. You also need to wear a sunscreen with this serum as retinol increases photosensitivity.


  • First Aid Beauty Anti-Redness Serum is a cheap and good serum for those suffering from redness. It contains caffeine, ginger and colloidal sulfur which treats redness and aloe which soothes skin. It can be used in the morning, evening or twice a day after cleansing the skin. Apply your makeup or moisturizer after a while to let your skin absorb the serum.