If we could put money on it, we’d bet your body-care routine consists of a once-over cleanser in the shower and a quick application of lotion afterward. While there’s nothing inherently wrong with a routine like this, we’re firm believers that it’s important to treat your body with the same TLC you give your face. One way to achieve just that? By including body serums in your routine. Just like face serums are more fluid than face moisturizers, body serums “tend to be less occlusive than body lotions and butters,” says New York City-based board-certified dermatologist Nava Greenfield, MD, of Schweiger Dermatology Group.
But we know what you’re thinking — “body serums are just another product to add to my skin-care routine that I don’t really need.” The truth is, while some formulas can be used in conjunction with your standard body butter or lotion (appealing to the overachiever in some of us), other formulas are meant to replace these other products in your routine, which gives some relief to those who prefer a more streamlined, minimalistic approach to skin care. Either way, body serums offer a more concentrated formula than body lotions, and can offer additional moisture if your skin is lacking it, says Dr. Greenfield.
From Gillette’s soothing serum that’s a breath of fresh air for shavers to Cay Skin’s moisture-driven formula that delivers a deliciously decadent dew, we’ve rounded up the best body serums for smooth, hydrated, and glowing skin. Be prepared to revel in the smooth skin that awaits.
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