Done wrong, dewy looks no different from oily—and no girl bred in our humid homeland wants that. But done right, luminous skin creates the illusion of good health, great sleeping habits, and general gorgeousness. Now, how to get that glow without greasing up? We turned to our customers for their fresh face finds.

Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery BB Cream 3D Effect, P450
Karen, 24, Combination Skin: “This product [has me in] awestruck wonder. My everyday go-to BB cream. There are a lot of moments when I want to just look like I didn’t put anything on my face but still have that glow, and this product does the job. A little goes a long way, it doesn’t feel greasy or sticky, it controls oil but gives enough moisture as well. Gah, there’s just so much [to] rave about this product. I love it!”

Ocean Skin Perfect Whitening Serum, P1,595
Crisel, 28, Oily Skin: “I didn’t know that morenas like me could achieve a noticeably dewy glow in just two days after application. But this product, hands down, turned me into a believer. It’s not only effective but it’s also easy to use (i.e., no mess pump) and it does not sting, unlike other serums in the market.”

Pixi by Petra Hydrating Milky Mist, P975
Giselle, 27, Combination Skin: “I used this mist after my toner and it feels awesome. Makes my skin plump and well hydrated. No sting. It gives that dewy effect under makeup. I also use it as a regular mist if I’m feeling dull and dry. I love Pixi as a brand! I also have the Pixi Glow Tonic and Overnight Glow Serum in my arsenal. My skin’s texture has improved a lot!”

Innisfree The Green Tea Seed Serum, P1,359 (currently on sale at P820)
Maria, 40, Oily Skin: “I am new to the Korean makeup and beauty regimen trend and in my research, Innisfree is among the Korean brands that pops up in bloggers’ feeds. I got a sample of the Green Tea Seed Serum and used it as a moisturizer after my nightly routine. I woke up to a very smooth face and it wasn’t a bit oily at all. My face definitely looked refreshed. Serums can be a middle-aged woman’s best friend.”

Pond’s Flawless White Dewy Rose Gel, P399
Cielo, 33, Combination Skin: “I love how this feels cools to the skin and [how] it delivers just the right amount of moisture; my skin gulps this up happily! I like how it doesn’t leave me with a shiny face—it just leaves me looking healthy and glowing. I especially love how I can use this as a moisturizer before applying BB cream, or skipping primer before going in with foundation.”

Lioele Super Gold Snail BB Cream, P1,200
Rosemarie, 55, Combination Skin: “I am now a fan! Lioele products are tops. The BB cream gives my skin a smooth and radiant glow. I will definitely use this regularly now and want for more. My skin looks ageless and not oily. It is not messy to use and just a small amount goes a long way.”

COSRX Honey Ceramide Full Moisture Cream, P1,197
Kenstar, 26, Normal Skin: “This moisturizer is heavier than what I usually prefer but no doubt it is really moisturizing and leaves your skin dewy and soft once it is fully absorbed (don’t put in a thick layer!). Best for nighttime use.”

V&M Naturals CPC+G Oil, P350 (currently on sale at P263)
Allegra, 33, Oily Skin: “I’ll admit that I haven’t been using this as religiously as recommended, but whenever I did, I noticed that pesky PMS pimples dried out significantly faster. It also made my skin brighter and more radiant—not necessarily lighter in complexion, which is wonderful because I don’t want to lose my natural olive skin tone. It’s a nice, healthy look.”

Tony Moly Luminous Pure Aura CC Cream, P1,098
Carrie, 33, Oily Skin: “When used alone, Tony Moly Luminous Pure Aura CC cream is a great moisturizer that leaves a dewy, fresh-from-the-shower effect that I love on my skin. When mixed with the Luminous Goddess Aura BB cream, it blends well and gives ample coverage that evens out my skin tone. Love Tony Moly products!”

Dear Klairs Illuminating Supple Blemish Cream, P1,100
Monique, 23, Combination Skin: “Does exactly what it says on the tube. It really looks like it’s your skin but better. It’s good for days when you just want a very light feeling on the face. Additional concealer is needed if you have prominent marks. It covers redness and adds a glow to the skin while smoothing over pores. Best to moisturize and exfoliate before applying for the best results.”

Dewytree Moist BB Foundation SPF42 PA++, P1199 (currently on sale at P767)
Anona, 31: “I used a lot of BB products and I hate the ones that cover your face so much [that] it feels weird. This one’s good. Got a lot of compliments since I started using [it]. They thought I have been getting some more lovin’. LOL. [My] face [is] glowy and dewy without the oiliness. I like it. :)”

NYX Dewy Finish Makeup Setting Spray, P520
Camilla, 31, Combination Skin: “Since I love the dewiness it brings, I use this before I apply my moisturizer. I feel that it makes the moisturizer and the primer and all the makeup I apply after that adhere more to my skin. I also spray this all over my face after I finish [my] makeup. It makes me look so fresh and radiant.”

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