By now, you know that slathering on sunscreen, sipping water throughout the day, and sleeping like a baby is the key to having youthful, healthy skin (and pretty much your overall wellness).
But, there are other steps you can take to correct and prevent premature signs of aging, including investing in specific anti-aging devices and adding derm-approved serums to your skincare routine.
To save you hours of googling the right anti-aging elixir, and as we continue insisting on the need to support Black-owned businesses, we have rounded six Black-owned anti-aging serums currently residing in our skincare cabinets. Grab them now, and you’ll thank us later!
PSA: By no means is this an exhaustive list – there are thousands of incredible Black-owned anti-aging serums on the market, but this is an incredible place to start.
Klur Stellar Restorative Corrective Serum, $110
If your skin is at that confusing stage where you suffer from occasional breakouts and fine lines seem to have found a home on your forehead, this multi-corrective serum from Klur is for you.
Formulated with all skin types in mind, the Klur night serum is loaded with skin-doting bioactive botanicals, nutrients, and vitamins that work diligently to calm inflammation, correct imperfections, reduce the appearance of age spots, and smooth your skin as you catch up on your Zzzs.
Top Tip: Use daily to combat acne, dark spots, and aging signs in one fell swoop.
Hyper! Even Brightening Vitamin C Serum, $58
Developed by former attorney Desiree Verdejo, the Hyper! Skin Vitamin C serum is one of those revolutionary products.
The hardworking formula contains rockstar ingredients, including – vitamin C (5%), active bearberry, licorice, and Kojic acid (1%), which dramatically battle hyperpigmentation and signs of aging.
Its anti-inflammatory elements like salicylic acid (less than 1%) and turmeric work hard to combat acne scars and prevent breakouts. Sayonara dark spots, hello glowing, radiant skin!
Folie Apothecary Prickly Pear Face Serum, $40
If we had a dollar for every minute a skincare specialist recommended this serum, let’s just say we’d be retired and sipping a Jameson and ginger cocktail with Rihanna.
Dreamed up by a certified beauty enthusiast, Nikisha Riley, the Folie Apothecary Pear Serum is one of those tried-and-true serum staples worth all your pennies.
The anti-aging elixir uses a unique combination of potent antioxidants that protect your skin from free radical damage and reduce the appearance of dark spots and fine lines.
And please, don’t underestimate the power of its under-the-radar ingredient. Prickly pear oil hydrates soothe and combat aging with just a few drops.
So, grab this next time you go rummaging for a dark skin-approved (all-skin approved really) serum, and you’ll be smiling all the way to the bar!
BeautyStat Universal C Skin Refiner, $80
Looking for fast results? This Skin Refiner from BeautyStat is the world’s first 20% Vitamin C serum formulated with stabilized L-ascorbic acid (the purest form of vitamin C) that promises maximum potency and delivers fast results.
Per all the vitamin C benefits, the serum firms boosts radiance, inhibits the overproduction of pigmentation to fade dark spots, slows signs of aging, and smooths your complexion with daily use.
What’s more, it balances all the potency with soothing ingredients like EGCG (the most active component of green tea) and squalene, making it what you just need for those fine and smile lines.
Common Heir Retinol Serum, $88
What most don’t know about retinol is that its stability decreases as it’s exposed to air and light. Therefore, smart packaging is vital, and Common Heir delivers on this and more!
Not only does their Retinol Serum come in a sturdy, classy bottle, but it comes in dissolvable capsules that offer you the perfect dose of gentle but mighty retinol blended with squalene and algae to hydrate and moisturize the skin.
It’s also designed with melanated skin in mind. Since few studies exist on the dark spot blasting elixir’s safety and effectiveness on dark skin tones, Common Heir, headed by its founders, Angela Ubias and Cary Lin, took it upon themselves to develop a blend that’s perfect for all.
Nyakio Firming Face Serum with Baobab Complex, $47
Chances are you’ve this product in your social media feed more than once – and that’s for a good reason.
Its age-defying ingredients, African Baobab oil (extracted from the African tree of life), Marula oil, Moringa oil, peach leaf extracts, and soybean seed extract, help boost skin’s firmness and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving you looking more radiant and youthful.
Moreover, this pick proves that you don’t have to shell out big bucks to find a solid, standout option, so go for it!