The secret to getting your face wedding ready? A flawless foundation! And it all starts with your skin. A smooth, even complexion is the best way to set the stage for gorgeous, long-lasting makeup — hence why a pre-wedding skincare routine is essential. Luckily for brides-to-be, there are serums, masks and lotions targeted to treat your specific skincare woes. Here, our favorite beauty-boosting serums are guaranteed take your skin to the next level by your big day.
Want brighter skin for your big day? Vitamin C is the answer. This energizing elixir combines vitamin C with a proprietary complex — CoQ10, superoxide dismutase, carnitine and niacinamide — to boost radiance and even tone. (C + Collagen Brighten & Firm Vitamin C Serum, $78, Dr Dennis Gross)
Struggling with breakouts? This blemishing-busting serum targets acne it’s source to treat and prevent future breakouts. Not only does it clarify skin, but it also helps hydrate and balance sebum production. (Ain’t Misbehavin’ Medicated Acne Control Serum, $48, DERMAdoctor available at Sephora)
This splurge-worthy serum hydrates skin with hyaluronic acid, which can hold 1,000 times its weight in water. “Light Water Technology” enhances penetration, allowing the active ingredients to work their anti-aging magic. (Serum No°1 , $205, Dr. Nigma Talib available at Net-A-Porter)
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Sure probiotics are great for your digestive, but did you know they can improve your skin too? Formulated with probiotic technology, vitamin E, safflower oil and chicory root, this lightweight serum absorbs into skin to reveal a youthful glow. (Illuminating Serum, $78, Tula)
Looking for the ultimate youth-booster? This is it! Botanical "edible" ingredients — notably hyaluronic acid, kakadu plum, white tea and edelweiss — nourish, hydrate and enhance natural plumpness. (No.3 Exotic Goddess Ageless Serum, $72, Edible Beauty)
Contouring is the current “it” makeup trick of A-list celebs and blushing brides. This supercharged serum is worth every penny. A powerful blend of natural ingredients and fortifying technology visibly lift, tighten and firm skin—and that’s before breaking out the makeup brushes. (Boosting Contouring Serum, $195, Tata Harper)