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Best Skin Serums to Treat Quarantine Skin

MIRA BEAUTY • updated Dec 10, 2020
Best Skin Serums to Treat Quarantine Skin

Skin serums for a radiant complexion during quarantine.

Quarantine has changed nearly every aspect of our daily routine – from work to social life to simple trips to the store – and our skincare routines are no exception. As we continue to stay inside, it’s natural for skin to act out and become dull, blemished, or even a bit wrinkled. Ugh. That’s why now is the time to revamp your beauty routine to better treat “quarantine skin,” and it all starts with a serum.

Serum is a simple, yet powerful skincare product that is generally applied to the skin after cleansing and before moisturizing. Made up of very small molecules, serums contain active ingredients that are absorbed quickly and easily into the skin, treating a variety of issues like wrinkles and dullness. But not all serums are created equal, and quarantine calls for an effective skin serum that will keep you glowing forward through the rest of this pandemic.

Treat your skin with kindness with our favorite skin serums for each skin type…

Dry Skin

Revitalift Derm Intensives 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum by L’Oreal, $30

L'Oreal Revitalift Hyaluronic Acid
Source: L'Oreal

As any skincare enthusiast knows, hyaluronic acid is the key to ultimate hydration in even the most dry skin, and this skin serum by L’Oreal is packed with it. In fact, it’s formulated with a blend of 0.5% high-molecular and 1% low-molecular (hence the name) hyaluronic acid to deeply absorb and retain moisture into the skin. Seriously, beauty is a science. This skin serum doesn’t just hydrate your skin, it also reduces redness and fine lines to give you younger, fresher-looking skin post-quarantine.

Oily Skin

100% Plant-Derived Squalane by The Ordinary, $8

The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Squalane
Source: The Ordinary

When considering the stress, lack of sunlight, and possible snack binges that happen during quarantine, it’s no surprise that your oily skin is freaking out. But this skin serum is made up of hydrocarbons found naturally in the skin, helping to moisturize and clear complexion without causing further irritation. It feels lightweight and smooth on the skin, but not too greasy, making it the ideal skin serum for those who just want to beat their breakout during quarantine.

Sensitive Skin

Hydrating Milky Serum by Pixi Beauty, $32

Pixi Hydrating Milky Serum
Source: Pixi

It’s okay to be sensitive sometimes, especially during strange times like these. That’s why you need a skin serum that truly understands you and your complexion during quarantine, like the Hydrating Milky Serum by Pixi Beauty. It’s formulated with natural ingredients like rose flower extract, jojoba oil, and aloe vera to nourish your skin and give you a gorgeous glow, without the heavy feeling that can feel odd on your sensitive skin. Just add a few drops to your moisturizer or wear alone for an instant, lightweight boost of radiance.

Combination Skin

Good Morning Honey Silk Facial Serum by Hey Honey, $50

Hey Honey Good Morning Serum
Source: Hey Honey

“I have combination skin, and this works well in both the summer when I’m oily and the winter when my skin is dry,” writes one MIRA guest about this Hey Honey skin serum. As you can imagine, it’s also incredibly effective during a global pandemic when you’re stuck inside and your skin is even more moody than usual. This skin serum contains a cocktail of honey extract, hyaluronic acid, and silk amino acids to give skin a natural boost of radiance in all the right places, improving texture and complexion without clogging pores in the process.

Mature Skin

Advanced Night Repair by Estée Lauder, $100

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repaiar
Source: Estee Lauder

It’s definitely pricey, but this skin serum is one of a kind. Advanced Night Repair features Estée Lauder’s exclusive ChronoluxCB technology, along with hyaluronic acid and antioxidants, and has been scientifically proven to reduce fine lines and signs of aging, restore hydration, and give skin a youthful, radiant glow. Basically, it’s a must-have that you’ll definitely still be using long after quarantine is over.