There are so many different anti-aging serums on the market these days, it can be tough to know which ones will actually live up to their claims and give you the results you’re looking for—and which ones won’t. But when a certain product has thousands of rave reviews across the board and is a best-seller at multiple retailers, you can almost certainly guarantee it’ll do its job—and do it really well. Case in point: Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate ($49; nordstrom.com, kiehls.com).
This top-rated overnight facial serum uses a gentle blend of natural botanical oils including jojoba seed, coconut oil, lavender, and evening primrose to hydrate, smooth, and replenish your skin’s texture while you sleep—so you can wake up with soft and glowing skin.
The formula of good-for-you ingredients is also free of any harsh additives like sulfates or parabens, so it’s made for all skin types. Reviewers say it works well on both oily and dry skin and that a little goes a long way: You only need a couple drops of the oil to get its full effect, and using too much of it could get greasy. There is also a subtle lavender scent, which shoppers say creates a relaxing experience before bed.
Multiple shoppers with acne-prone skin even raved about the product, saying that it never made them break out and actually helped their acne. One reviewer said it’s “great for skin with acne” and continued, “love this stuff! I have really temperamental skin and hormonal acne. [This] helps the color even out and my skin appears brighter and well hydrated in the a.m. A nice change to the drying features of most acne creams.”