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Best Face Serums and Creams for Glowing Skin

Best Face Serums and Creams for Glowing Skin

Find the best product for every skin type.

Targeted face serums and creams are great topical anti-aging treatments for glowing skin. You can use them in the morning, at night or both.

Look for ingredients that brighten skin by smoothing skin texture, fading sun spots and reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Other key ingredients to look for are those that will hold massive amounts of moisture in your skin to plump crepey and dull skin and create an instantly youthful vitality.

The best proven active ingredients in face serums and creams include Vitamin C, retinol, antioxidants from green tea, hyaluronic acid and sodium PCA (NaPCA). These are all powerful ingredients that help fight the signs of skin aging.

Use your face serum and cream properly to maximize results.

Always wash your face first to remove oil, dirt and product residue that might block absorption of the powerful actives in your serum or cream.

Pat your skin dry. Put a few drops of serum, or a dollop of cream, in your hand. Use the amount of about a small green pea. Gently apply to your face and neck just until it is layered over your entire skin. There is no need to rub it in.

What serums and creams do I use as a dermatologist for glowing skin on my own face, and recommend to my patients?

Instantly Luminous Multi-Action Serum: multiple molecular weight hyaluronic acid in high concentration is combined with sodium PCA to hydrate and plump skin for instant glow. It layers well beneath other skin creams and makeup, and it fits all skin types.

Since i started using this product my face is much more hydrated and plump so my fine lines are less evident. My skin loves it.


This serum is amazing! I love that it hydrates and brightens my skin without clogging my pores! I have turned friends to this serum and they can't thank me enough!


Green Tea Antioxidant Skin Therapy: the highest concentration of green tea antioxidant polyphenols of any product made. These are combined with caffeine and resveratrol (the antioxidant from grapes) to soothe facial redness and load the skin’s antioxidant reserve to help fight free radical damage. I’ve used this in my practice for years and see the transformation over and over again in my patient’s complexions.

Both my husband and I use it as part of our skin care regime. We both have seen marked improvement in our skin.


Vitamin C Anti-Wrinkle Professional Treatment Serum: high concentration, stable, pharmaceutical grade L-ascorbic acid, formulated to the optimal pH and dispensed in an airtight container. It’s formulation is the only way to reap the skin benefits of vitamin C for addressing anti-aging skin concerns. Vitamin C is tricky and most products are not formulated correctly or dispensed in airtight containers, which means you are paying for a product that won’t live up to the proven benefits for vitamin C.

My friend who is using the vitamin C anti-aging serum went to get a facial with her aesthetician who did not know that she was using something new. The facialist said ‘what are you using, your skin looks so much better I can see such a difference.

Diana M

Retinol Intensive Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream: dermatologists agree that retinol is one of the best ingredients you can apply to your skin to fight the signs of skin aging. The biggest issue with retinol and all retinoids is that they can be irritating. This Retinol Cream also gives you the same high concentration of pharmaceutical grade green tea antioxidants along with the high concentration pharmaceutical grade retinol to help soothe any skin irritation so you can get the maximal benefits of retinol therapy. Packaged in an airtight container, this is the ‘best of the best’ for retinol creams.

Fight wrinkles while you sleep!
Dr. Bailey's Retinol Intensive Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream™

This was a great addition to my anti-aging regime. I love the fact that it contains green tea!

Julie C

Once your serum or cream is dry to the touch, follow up with a good all purpose facial moisturizer if your skin needs extra hydration. During the day, don’t forget to top your serum or cream with your SPF. Makeup, if you wear it, goes on top of your sunscreen!

To see my facial moisturizers click here.

To see the broad spectrum mineral zinc oxide high SPF sunscreens that I recommend for protecting your facial skin click here.