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The Best Korean Serums For Every Skin Concern


Korean serums have long been in the shadow of essences, which, tbh, is just plain sad because they have a lot of amazing serums that are more wallet-friendly than their Western counterparts. If you have a specific skin concern or issue you want to address for your skin type, check out the different options below!

Issue: Oily skin

PURITO Snail Repair Advanced Serum

While skincare products with snail mucus are for hydrating the complexion, they're ideal for using on oily skin. The lightweight texture makes it easily absorbed by the skin, it strengthens your skin's moisture barrier—leading to a more balanced complexion that won't produce excess sebum, and it repairs the skin by brightening and evening it out.

Price: P850

Where to buy: BeautyMNL, Skincare Curator


Issue: Dry skin

Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum

Infused with green tea seeds, this lightweight serum deeply hydrates and nourishes skin. It refreshes and rejuvenates your complexion and helps hold moisture in so you don't get that "tight" feeling in the middle of the day.

Price: P1,450

Where to buy: SM Mall of Asia

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Issue: Pimples and rough texture

Some By Mi AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Serum

This serum is formulated with all the acids you can think of to gently exfoliate your skin and unclog your pores. But it also contains centella asiatica, an ingredient known for soothing redness and inflammation, healing wounds, and repairing the skin barrier!

Price: P749

Where to buy: K Beauty Cafe


Issue: Blackheads and whiteheads

RiRe Skinny Blackhead Closing Serum

Don't let this serum's name fool you, it can work for whiteheads, too. It contains papaya fruit extract and witch hazel leaf extract to dissolve the bacteria, dirt, and oil lurking within your pores to prevent them from becoming blackheads and whiteheads. In addition to that, the serum tightens pores and decreases the production of oil to keep skin healthy and balanced.

Price: P240

Where to buy: Althea


Issue: Acne marks and scars

Dear Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin C Serum

Concerned about those dark marks and scars that won't go away? This serum will solve that! It contains a ton of vitamin C, which is one of the best ingredients for lightening hyperpigmentation and brightening dull complexions!

Price: P1,200

Where to buy: Lazada, SM Beauty, Watsons, Beauty Bar


Issue: Large pores

COSRX Two In One Poreless Power Liquid

This gentle serum aims to smooth out your skin, clear out and tighten your pores, and combat acne-causing bacteria to leave your complexion clear and poreless!

Price: P990

Where to buy: LazadaBeautyMNL, Watsons

Issue: Fine lines

Goodal Keratina Anti-Aging Double Serum Light

Whether you want to prevent fine lines from appearing or want to quickly reduce the appearance of some subtle wrinkles, you'll love this serum! Its serum-in-oil formula prevents moisture loss, nourishes skin, and boosts radiance. 


Price: P1,550

Where to buy: Robinsons’ Galleria, Trinoma, SM Megamall, SM Makati, SM Mall of Asia

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