Cleanser, toner, and moisturiser are the three essential building blocks that make up a basic skincare routine.

But is it worth treating your face to any extra lotions and potions? According to Dr. Preema Vig, from Dr. Preema Vig London Clinic, serums are an easy and effective way to give your complexion an extra boost. Why? Because they’re full of multi-purpose antioxidants that your skin will thank you for in a number of ways.

“(These are) proven wrinkle fighters and skin brighteners guaranteed to get your skin looking smoother, glowier and all around better,” she told us. “They protect skin from UV damage, smog and skin damaging nasties.”

Dr. Preema is adamant that serums are one of the best sources of these skin-saving goodies, as it’s easier to stabilise antioxidants in this particular form, and her favourite is the iS Clinical Active Serum. It’s clinically proven to improve wrinkles, acne and hyperpigmentation after three months of use.