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