Hello, everyone!

Following a dedicated skincare routine is something I keep doing since I was a teenager. Of course, at this young age, I used only a few products as my skin was normal and with no acne or any blemishes. Products as a mild toner, a moisturizer cream,  a mask or a peeling were everything  I used to have. A few years ago I started adding more products to my everyday routine as I wanted to prevent aging and whatever comes along. The serum is one of these products. But, how do you know which is the best for your skin type and which one to choose? Recently, I have tried a few serums and these are my suggestions.three-hydrating-serums-any-budget


2017 was a big year for The Ordinary (and Deciem, the company above the brand). I tried many products from their range and I was satisfied with the most of them. The buffet is one of my favorites, a lightweight anti-aging serum suitable for any complexion. Targets multiple signs of aging, hydrates and moistures skin and I can use it day and/or evening. Usually, I use it before my daily moisturizing cream but sometimes I can skip my cream and I put on my makeup directly as I feel my skin already hydrated enough, ready for my primer or my foundation.  The price is affordable, £12.70 



Another serum I have tried recently, the Vichy mineral 89 serum is a real booster for the skin. Contains 89% mineralizing Thermal Water, sourced from the depths of French volcanoes and is suitable for any woman at any age. The serum provides intensive hydration, protects and tones the skin while fights the stress and the dullness. It’s more like a gel serum, non-greasy and lightweight and when applying it I feel a little cooling. But my skin feels so refreshed and plumped after using it and as during the winter my skin tends to be drier, it so much needs this extra hydration. Vichy Mineral 89 serum is paraben-free, fragrance-free, alcohol-free, oil-free and silicone-free. Price varies depending on the country, maximum $30/€29



SkinChemists wrinkle killer serum is a product I have started using a few weeks now. It’s let than a month so I might need more days in order to see any results. In any case, this serum hydrates the skin while the main target is to fight the signs of aging, fine lines and deeper wrinkles. It’s very smooth, absorbs quickly, almost like a moisturizer and can be used morning or/and evening. When using it at night I have noticed a radiant, glowing skin the next morning. I use it also in the morning along with the Wrinkle Killer Day Moisturiser and for the rest of the day, my skin is totally hydrated. This one is the most expensive serum though, you can find it here for £39.99 (was £54.00)

Have you tried any of these serums? Let us know, in the comments section below.

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  1. Irina
    February 4, 2018 / 10:00 am

    I love the Buffet, so hydrating for my dry skin. Great suggestions Helene.

  2. February 11, 2018 / 11:01 am

    The vichy serum sounds like perfect for me at the moment may have to look around and see it I can find it here 🙂

    • February 11, 2018 / 9:10 pm

      I think you can find Vichy everywhere in Europe, prices might be different though.

  3. February 11, 2018 / 3:44 pm

    I want to give the Buffet a try, I’ve been curious about their products but never tried anything so far – thanks for the recommendation. Lovely, bright flat lays!

    • February 11, 2018 / 9:11 pm

      Thank you so much Karollina! Yes, you should try Buffet, it’s so good for its price. Most of the Ordinary products were great for my dry skin.

  4. February 11, 2018 / 7:20 pm

    These products is look great, even I never try it before. Vichy is also popular in Germany. xo

    • February 11, 2018 / 9:12 pm

      It’s a great company. I would love to try their makeup range also.

  5. February 11, 2018 / 8:47 pm

    I follow a religious skin care routine too, have done for a very long time. It’s so important. Thank you for the information on these products, I’ll have to check them out.

    • February 11, 2018 / 9:14 pm

      It’s better to prevent any skincare issues rather than healing them. Thank you for your nice comment Pollyanna.

  6. Jasmin N
    February 11, 2018 / 11:16 pm

    I’m going to have to give the Buffet a try! These are great suggestions 🙂 as always!

  7. February 21, 2018 / 12:40 am

    Those are incredible products! Thank you so much for such great recommendations, Jasmin. I haven’t tried the Buffet yet but I’m loving my hyaluronic acid drops & the moisturiser. I definitely need to order the Buffer 🙂 SkinChemists serum sounds like such a hit as well! It’s definitely a bit on a dear side but it sounds like it’s worth it.
    xox Nadia

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