The holidays are around the corner, and that means ample parties with friends, families, and coworkers. 鈥楾is the time of year to put your best face forward, and no, we don鈥檛 mean just a big smile dressed in your most radiant red lip; your skin should glow like holiday lights. Some claim beauty serums are miracles in a bottle. So if you鈥檙e interested in trying beauty serum for the first time, or stocking up for the holidays, these highly rated serums will take your beauty routine to the next level and start the new year on the right foot.

1. Vichy LiftActiv Serum 10 Eyes and Lashes Anti-Wrinkle Eye Serum With Hyaluronic Acid ($35): This affordable serum reduces the appearance of wrinkles and firms skin around the eye when applied correctly. Additionally, Vichy鈥檚 LiftActiv serum will fortify and condition your lashes 鈥 so you don鈥檛 need to follow through with that eyelash lift you were considering.

2. Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum ($45): Like many serums on the market right now, this skincare serum is made with hyaluronic acid to retain the skin鈥檚 natural moisture and enhance firmness and elasticity. This Mario Badescu Serum also contains 7.5 percent ascorbic acid (also known as vitamin C) to help reduce discoloration and brighten your skin.

3. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Pore-Refining Anti-Aging Facial Serum ($45): To tighten pores and reduce their appearance, you want a specialized serum like this one. This La Roche-Posay serum will visibly smooth your skin and is best used on oily complexions.

4. Juice Beauty Antioxidant Serum ($48): Juice Beauty has created a lightweight antioxidant serum that is made with certified organic juices. Designed to feed your skin with vitamins and antioxidants, and equipped to moisturize with fatty acid plant oils, this is a rather natural product to incorporate into your beauty routine. Not to mention, it has been clinically proven to fight free radical skin cell damage up to 87 percent. That鈥檚 pretty dang impressive, if you ask us.

5. Coola Suncare Organic Sunless Tan Anti-Aging Face Serum ($54): One of the dreariest parts of the winter months can be the lack of sun. Coola鈥檚 anti-aging face serum not only has the hyaluronic acid goodness that we know and love, but it also will give you that year-round glow with a sunless tan that can last up to three days.

6. Bioderma Hydrabio Serum ($25): Although this Bioderma Hydrabio Serum is less expensive than others on this list, it still has great reviews that might give you peace of mind about what you鈥檙e putting on your face. Developed to retrain your skin to moisturize itself, this serum will help repair the skin鈥檚 cellular activity that has been disrupted through stress, pollution, and cold weather.

7. L鈥橭ccitane Anti-Aging Divine Extract/Serum ($119): L鈥橭ccitane is well-known for their amazing skincare products, and this Divine anti-aging serum is a standout product. It boasts the highest concentration of immortelle and myrtle essential oils, which helps plump the skin and make it visibly younger. So it鈥檚 basically black magic, and we鈥檙e #downforit.

8. StriVectin Tightening Neck Serum Roller ($89): Our necks can be a major source of insecurity, so if you鈥檇 like to tighten yours up, you鈥檙e not alone by any means. The StriVectin roller is paraben-free and will firm and lift the skin around your neck so it looks just as stellar as your face.

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