Super serums

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

So, I’m sure by now you’ve all heard the fuss about serums. Serums for your face, serums for your nails and serums for just about every body part! If you haven’t, and you don’t know what the fuss is all about, or what a serum actually is, don’t worry, we’ve got it covered.

A serum is a liquid that has a gel-like consistency with concentrated active ingredients such as vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants specifically designed to penetrate deep into the skin. It is designed to treat different skin conditions like reddening, dehydration, anti-ageing and an overall lack of firmness. Let’s simplify a serum’s objective as adding that extra boost to your skincare routine.

Now that you know what a serum is, you need to know when to apply it. Serums work best when applied on cleansed, dry skin before you apply your moisturiser. Remember to give it a minute to settle in though. Try massaging your serum into your skin for optimum results.

We dug deep into our beauty cupboard to share some of the best serums for your skin, eyes and nails. Here’s what we found…

Super serums


Clinique All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage, R340
This cooling rollerball helps massage away bags, refreshes and hydrates puffy eyes on contact. It brightens the eye area immediately and over time, and combats dark circles, too.

Clarins Men Anti-Fatigue Eye Serum, R370
Something for the guys – a refreshing serum that helps eliminate the signs of fatigue, dark circles and puffiness around the eye area. Yes guys, you too get those horrid circles.

Rapid Lash Eye Enhancing Serum, R650
This is a miracle serum for those of you who have short lashes and would like to enhance them. You can use it on your eyebrows too!

Clarins Advanced Extra-Firming Eye Contour Serum, R495
Great for the treatment of puffiness and dark circles, Clarins’ Advanced Extra-Firming Eye Contour Serum ultimately brings back that youthful look.


Revlon new complexion EvenOut Mark Minimising Serum
This little tube will visibly even out and brighten your skin tone. It helps reduce the appearance of dark pigmentation marks too.

DECLEOR Aromessence Neroli Serum, R555
DECLEOR’s serum is perfect serum for skin that is exposed to stress on a daily basis. It helps relax the skin, restores its natural radiance and gives it a real boost.

Clarins HydraQuench Intensive Serum Bi-Phase, R535 (launching 9 July 2012)
If you have dehydrated skin, then this is the answer. Clarins’ serum helps restore moisture, balance and smoothes dehydration lines.

Sensai Cellular Performance Lifting Radiance Concentrate, R1835
A luxurious serum that helps treat sagging skin for a firmer, smoother appearance.

Yves Saint Laurent Youth Liberator Serum, R850
An anti-wrinkle, lifting and resculpting miracle in a bottle YSL’s new serum is designed to stimulate regeneration deep within the skin and boost youth-promoting functions – by targeting glycons deep within the skin.


Sally Hansen Nailgrowth Miracle Serum, R99.95
This nail and cuticle serum instantly smoothes cuticles and enhances natural nail growth.

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Zoe has a bachelor’s degree in motion picture medium. She loves all things beauty and fashion. When she is not writing articles for the latest issue of Clicks Club Card magazine or, she is obsessed with gel nails, lengthening mascaras and healthy glowing skin! Zoe on Google+

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  1. witte

    Clinique eye roller have not seen it yet but would love to try it

    6 years ago •

  1. Ra’eesa

    Thanks I’d love to try the Revlon EvenOut mark minimizing Serum.
    Any idea how much it is?

    6 years ago •

  1. Maddy

    Would love to try clarins eye roller, Hope it helps with puffiness

    7 years ago •

  1. Mohamed

    Lamer regenerating serum is amazing, and its more creamy unlike the radiant serum by lamer. Pricy, but worth it

    7 years ago •

  1. Mohamed

    Clarins botanical serum is really good

    7 years ago •

  1. Tanya

    Thanks,I’m definitely going to try a few if these products out

    7 years ago •

  1. Charne

    Pricey stuff…but definitely worth it!

    7 years ago •

  1. TT

    After I started using serums, I wondered how I had ever survived without them!

    7 years ago •

  1. Le Noir Pearl

    Wuuuuu eh eh the prices way out of my league. I swear by my frozen rooibos teabag for puffy and bags under eyes works a miracle

    7 years ago •

  1. Steenkamp

    Never use serums maybe its time to start

    7 years ago •

  1. CarolynMcM

    Thanks for the great article! I love my serums!

    7 years ago •

  1. Mpbutterfly

    I would love to try all of these products but they are so expensive!

    7 years ago •

  1. Debsie

    Want to get me the Sally Hansen Nailgrowth Miracle Serum for my nails. They grow so slow and break very fast.

    7 years ago •

  1. ricebunny

    I really need to get one of the serums for puffy eyes and dark circles

    7 years ago •

  1. Chicara

    That Clinique rollerball sounds fabulous!

    I’ve used DECLEOR Aromessence Neroli Serum before and it works so nicely under makeup.

    7 years ago •

  1. McConney

    I absolutely adore the Clarins hydra quench serum. It is amazing!

    7 years ago •

  1. Samantha

    Thank you for the advice, I am definitely going to try some of them!

    7 years ago •

  1. Guccigirl

    Sally Hansen is the best for nail care. They sell little miracles in bottles.

    7 years ago •

  1. Zu

    I stand for Lancome Genifique Youth Activating Serum. ??????

    7 years ago •

  1. julandism

    Amazing products! I would love to get the Rapid Lash Serum and the Clarins HydraQuench Serum!

    7 years ago •

  1. Malherbe

    HydraQuench Intensive Serum Bi-Phase
    Revitalises the most dehydrated skin. It restores the skin’s balance and natural hydration and smoothes away premature wrinkles. I tried this product and it really works

    7 years ago •

  1. Rochelle Stewart

    Of all of the above I have only tried the Sally Hansen Cuticle serum and must say it works, the Sally Hansen range is just the best when it comes to nail and cuticle care.

    7 years ago •

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