Redness: Anti-inflammatory serums

Key ingredients to look out for in a good anti-inflammatory serum are niacinamide, ceramides, glycerin, hyaluronic acid, vitamin E and panthenol (vitamin B5). These different ingredients work in a variety of ways, but they generally bring down inflammation in the skin, repair the skin barrier (which reduces irritation and inflammation) and improve skin hydration, which makes it more comfortable and helps it to function at its best.