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Remember when you were first venturing into skincare and all everyone told you was the importance of cleansing, toning and moisturising? These steps are the very least you can do for your skin (plus sunscreen, of course). Cleansing removes the day’s makeup, dirt, grime and sebum, restoring skin to it’s natural state; toners remove any traces of residues left behind and balances skin pH so subsequent products applied are absorbed better while moisturisers seal in hydration and forms a protective barrier.
On top of them, if you’re looking at targeting a specific skin concern (be it dark spots, loss of elasticity or shine-prone skin), your best bet is investing in something that penetrates beyond the upper layers of your skin to treat the root of the problem. Enter the world of serums: due to their smaller molecular weight and higher concentration of active ingredients, serums are frequently regarded as the key skincare step that addresses your most pressing issues since they are able to reach the epidermis and sometimes even claim to reach beyond.
Here, 10 of the top-performing facial serums that beauty editors swear by to target every and any skin concern: