Budget-friendly serums for every skin concern

Written by Sanya HamdaniJan 19, 2021

Serums have become an essential part of every skincare routine. And why not, these concentrated formulas contain potent ingredients that tackle one or more skin concerns effectively. However, most serums come with a hefty price tag, leaving people contemplating if they should be spending so much on a tiny bottle. But, believe us when we say this that even though serums are generally priced higher than basic skincare products, you don’t necessarily have to spend a bomb to get your hands on one. Yes, you read that right.

We’ve curated a list of budget-friendly serums available in India for every concern that you can get your hands on RN. So go ahead and take your pick, and don’t forget to thank us later.

Uneven skin tone

If the skin around your mouth does not match with the rest of your face, you are not alone. Uneven skin tone is a common skin concern, and it can be tackled by using the right skin serum. An effective budget-friendly serum in India for uneven skin tone is the Lakmé 9 to 5 Vitamin C+ Facial Serum. Enriched with Kakadu Plum (the world’s highest source of Vitamin C) this serum mildly exfoliates the skin and corrects skin discolouration. It strengthens the skin barrier, making it more effective at tackling multiple skin problems like premature ageing, sun damage and dullness to give you brighter and even looking skin.

Price: ₹549

Dark spots

Dark spots and blemishes left behind by acne can make your skin look dull and uneven. This can be corrected by using a brightening serum. The Lakme Absolute Perfect Radiance Skin Brightening Serum contains vitamin B3 (strengthens skin barrier), hexylresorcinol (evens out skin tone), witch hazel (soothes the skin) and micro-crystals (polishes the skin) to give you brighter and blemish-free skin.

Price: ₹975

Dry and dull skin

Dryness is a common skin concern that makes your complexion look dull and sallow. Sometimes, moisturisers cannot penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin because of their thick consistency. Enter: Serum. The consistency of serum makes it easier to penetrate deeper into the skin and nourish it at the deepest level. The Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Radiance Overnight Oil-in-Serum is an excellent product to take care of all your dry skin woes. The goodness of argan will not only keep your skin nourished for a long time but will also give it a healthy glow.

Price: ₹975

Ageing skin

Sadly, environmental aggressors like UV rays and pollution, cause your skin to age prematurely. But, including an anti-ageing serum like the Ponds Age Miracle Double Action Serum in your skincare routine will help repair your skin and delay the signs of ageing. Infused with vitamin B3 and retinol, this serum corrects wrinkles and fine lines while you sleep at night and addresses concerns like dryness and uneven skin tone.

Price: ₹999


1) Do face serums actually work?

Yes, face serums work better than most other skincare products. This is because they are formulated with potent ingredients to address a specific skin concern.


2) What is the right age to start using serum?

As pollution levels around us continues to grow, it is recommended to start using serums in your early 20s to increase your skin's defense against environmental aggressors. 


3) Which serum is best for daily use?

Vitamin C is one of the best serums for daily use, it tackles a lot of skin concerns as well as strengthens the skin's protective layer to prevent premature ageing, dark spots and uneven skin tone.