Serums are like the espresso of your skincare routine. More potent than a cream, these lightweight formulas have higher concentrated ingredients that penetrate the skin deeper. The result: Similar to the jolt of energy you get from a caffeine fix, you’ll quickly see (and feel) the benefits that give a serums its bragging rights over the rest of your skincare lineup. Anti-aging serums work in the same way by efficiently minimizing fine lines and wrinkles while preventing future ones from forming. Here, we’ve rounded up our favorite vials for keeping complexions smooth and youthful.

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      1. LANCER LIFT SERUM INTENSE

      If you can’t flock dermatologist Dr. Lancer’s office in L.A. like your favorite celebs do, consider his anti-aging serum the next best thing to an appointment. Powered by 24K gold and stem cell complex, the formula restores skin for a firmer, lifted complexion.

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      2. EVE LOM INTENSE FIRMING SERUM

      Don’t underestimate the power of this tiny vial. Formulated with hyaluronic acid and glycerin, EVE LOM’s blend softens signs of aging and helps skin retain its moisture for a firmer, plumper complexion.

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      3. KIEHL’S PRECISION LIFTING & PORE-TIGHTENING CONCENTRATE

      Large pores bringing you down? A few dabs Kiehl’s serums will shrink pores and re-define sunken facial contours.

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      4. JUICE BEAUTY GREEN APPLE AGE DEFY SERUM

      Your mom was on to something when she insisted an apple a day would do you good. This all-natural blend of apple, peptides, and vitamin C works to tighten and brighten skin for a youthful, radiant finish.