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Flawless skin: The best face serums

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Flawless skin: The best face serums

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Flawless skin: The best face serums

The best face serums: Lancôme

How to use: Choose the formula that best fits your skin type and apply a dab of the appropriate serum to face and neck.The “it” factor: We love this serum because we can eliminate dark spots with a serum that targets our specific skin tone (fair, medium or dark). Although a little heavy on the wallet, this serum is light on skin and guaranteed to last.Lancôme DreamTone Ultimate Dark Spot Corrector ($100 each), at mass-market retailers across Canada. The best luxury beauty and skin care products

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Flawless skin: The best face serums

The best face serums: Boscia

How to use: Apply an even layer to face and neck before bed, being sure to remove your makeup and cleanse your skin first.The “it” factor: Turn back the clock overnight with Boscia’s amino-acid and bran oil serum, complete with rich jojoba leaf and willowherb for soothing red spots and erasing the signs of aging.Boscia Restorative Night Treatment ($58), at boscia.com.Face serums 101: The key to glowing skin

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Flawless skin: The best face serums

The best face serums: CoverGirl

How to use: Apply in the morning before adding makeup, covering just the face area because you are hydrating and priming at the same time.The “it” factor: There is so much going on in this formula. It’s kind of like a double threat because it uses a CoverGirl serum to hydrate skin and an Olay anti-aging complex to prime the face for a full day of action.Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Serum Primer ($18.99), at mass-market retailers across Canada and covergirl.ca.GALLERY: The best makeup primers

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Flawless skin: The best face serums

The best face serums: Korres

How to use: Apply a thin coat of serum all over face and neck, adding extra formula where you think you spot a wrinkle or two.The “it” factor: Korres uses oak extract as a natural replacement to traditional retinols for a more organic way to make those pesky lines and wrinkles disappear.Korres Quercetin & Oak Anti-Aging, Anti-Wrinkle & Firming Face Serum ($69), at Sephora and sephora.ca.GALLERY: Fresh face makeup looks

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Flawless skin: The best face serums

The best face serums: Fresh

How to use: Apply a thin coat of serum all over face and neck, adding extra formula where you think you spot a wrinkle or two.The “it” factor: Korres uses oak extract as a natural replacement to traditional retinols for a more organic way to make those pesky lines and wrinkles disappear.Korres Quercetin & Oak Anti-Aging, Anti-Wrinkle & Firming Face Serum ($69), at Sephora and sephora.ca.Skin care 101: The benefits of face masks

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Flawless skin: The best face serums

The best face serums: Murad

How to use: Spread gel across T-Zone or where grease and oil tend to build up.The “it” factor: Rather than clearing skin over time, this gel serum uses zinc and grape seed extract to instantly zap bacteria hiding in pores for rejuvenated, flawless skin.Murad T-Zone Pore Refining Serum ($42), at Sephora and sephora.ca.The best drugstore makeup & skincare finds

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Flawless skin: The best face serums

The best face serums: Origins

How to use: Opt for a heavier dose of this light formula, working into dark spots or red areas around the face.The “it” factor: Warding off a variety of skin-related issues (think age spots and irritation), this serum’s natural Rosa Roxburghii complex is designed to dispel discoloration and give you the flawless skin you’ve been dreaming of.Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Bright Skin Tone Correcting Serum ($69), at origins.com.The best anti aging dermatology treatments

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Flawless skin: The best face serums

The best face serums: L’Oreal Paris

How to use: Spread evenly over entire face and neck area, leaving no spots or wrinkles left unturned.The “it” factor: Trust this anti-aging serum with lentil seed extract for covering fine lines, wrinkles and age spots in less than a week. (Yes, you read that right.)L’Oreal Paris Youth Code Texture Perfector Serum Concentrate ($29.99), at mass-market retailers and drugstores across Canada.GALLERY: The best face oil

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Flawless skin: The best face serums

The best face serums: Ole Henriksen

How to use: Spread across face and neck and double up on serum wherever fine lines or wrinkles are present.The “it” factor: This formula uses an original Vitamin C complex, where orange, grapefruit, rosehip, sodium and ester-c work together in an oil-free serum to brighten and tone skin.Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Vitamin C Collagen Booster $60), at Sephora and sephora.ca.GALLERY: The best under eye care makeup

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Flawless skin: The best face serums

The best face serums: Philosophy

How to use: Mix both formulas together in the larger bottle, shake and cover any areas of the face requiring treatment.The “it” factor: This formula is all about its Vitamin C8 complex (includes coffee seed extract and bitter orange) for plumping wrinkles and dissolving the signs of aging.Philosophy Time in a Bottle Daily Age Defying Serum ($76), at Sephora, sephora.ca.GALLERY: Best anti aging makeup

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