When you’re oily, you want a little less shine; when you’re dry, you want a whole lot more. Combination types need balance, while sensitive types seek comfort. What do all these skin types have in common? Easy: the desire for a clear, healthy glow.
By “healthy glow,” we mean a face that looks radiant, feels bouncy, and is just right when it comes to moisture. So if that’s what you’re looking for, you’ve come to the right place! Here are 6 serums tested by our customers—you’ve got to read their glowing reviews (no pun intended).
My Prime Skin Recovery Formula, P2,300
Mary, Sensitive Skin: “I tried this formula based on [this Bloom writeup] because I wanted to get rid of stubborn acne marks. I’m still on my Day 5 of using the product and I know it’s still too soon to say if the marks lightened. But what I can say is that it really made my skin (1) SOFT, (2) RADIANT, (3) LESS OILY and (4) SMOOTHER. Weird but there seems to be a glow in my skin right now. I’m using this in tandem with My Prime Mattifying Moisturizer and I am just one happy camper right now. Worth every penny!”
Melody, Normal Skin: “I absolutely love this product!! When I applied it, it felt light and wasn’t irritating in any way. My skin is quite sensitive and I was shocked at how well my skin reacted to this. Since my skin is sensitive, I usually feel anxious when trying a new product. I have to say though, after trying this, it’s definitely an A+. It absorbs well and left my face feeling dewy. After using it for a week, I could definitely see and feel the change in my skin. My complexion has gotten better than it had for months. I look healthy and I would recommend this product to anyone who has sensitive skin.”
Lumiere Organiceuticals Organic Cold-Pressed Rosehip Oil, on sale at P999 (limited time only)
Krista, 27, Combination Skin: “This was my first Rosehip Oil purchase after seeing it was on sale, and I’m glad I purchased it. I’ve been using it for almost a year now, and I’ve always enjoyed waking up to a brighter and fresh-looking face. I have oily skin, so I don’t really have much fine lines, but I still love slathering this on my face because I feel it evens up my skin tone.”
Nic, 20, Dry Skin: “I use this all over my body! I love it that much, especially for my décolletage. I know [that’s] where signs of aging show first, and I want to prevent that as much as possible before my 30s, so I apply rosehip oil on it every night. Also, I mix 3-4 drops of this with my body lotion and apply it on my legs & arms. My skin honestly feels so moisturized and glowy after! I apply this on my face on some nights too and I wake up with dewy (not oily) skin. I also apply it on my lips and it makes them so smooth. As for the scent, I really like it. It’s very earthy and relaxing. Try it!”
Farmstay Grape Stem Cell Whitening Ampoule, P690
Kay, 28, Oily Skin: “The very first thing you’ll notice once you open this one is its smell. It smells sweet; it smells of grapes. It’s a very lightweight ampoule but also hydrating. It’s not greasy or heavy on the face. Haven’t really seen the lightening effects on dark spots but it is very brightening. It makes the skin look glowy and rosy and well-hydrated. It’s affordable, too. Smell is kind of addicting.”
Kim, 28, Sensitive Skin: “Because I’m not getting any younger I needed something that would help in preventing my skin from having fine lines and to reduce my dark spots. I did my research and found this product and because of the helpful reviews I bought this on a whim! It did help [in] reducing my dark spots and made my skin glow, like [that] fresh-out-of-the-shower glow. I highly recommend this.”
It’s Skin Power 10 Formula YE Effector, P599
Maria, 27, Combination Skin: “Skincare has been my obsession for the past year or so, so I’ve been purchasing a lot of serums and creams to brighten and maintain the skin on my face. I was a bit doubtful about this because it’s cheap (and we know that most of the time, ‘cheap’ just won’t make the cut in terms of quality), but this product is good. I used to be so dependent on concealer because of my dark eyebags, but using this just after a week, I’ve skipped daily concealer and can now step out of my house with just loose powder! My face also feels softer and my skin feels tighter (in a good, more youthful way). I’ve tossed some of my other serums into the trash bin already.”
Princess, 27, Sensitive Skin: “I’m someone who’s very finicky when it comes to face moisturizers and serums and so far, I’ve just used this for days and my workmates have noticed how fresh and glowing my face is. Most of the time, the face serums I’ve used always leave my face dry, however, with the YE Effector, it does give your face a supple, dewy finish, which makes the skin look healthy and youthful. Been using it for almost a week now, and I can’t wait to see what else this serum has in store for me!”
Human Nature Overnight Elixir, P1,295
Maria, 29, Oily Skin: “I’ve been using this since 2014. I use it every night for a fresh look. I use it as my essence and moisturizer…The Overnight Elixir makes my skin look bright, matte and soft from the moment I wake up. It also has a lovely scent which is very soothing and perfect for calming my senses before sleeping. I always repurchase this.”
Cristina, 48, Normal Skin: “I love Human Nature products in general. [I tried] this oil right after the oil that reduces dark spots on the face (sorry can’t remember what it was [called]) and found this one a little better. It moisturized my skin well and I woke up with [a] glowing complexion the morning after. I will have to say though that I only use this when my skin feels parched and after I’ve exfoliated it so that it can better absorb the oil. I know my skin drank it in while I was asleep when I wake up the next day without that oily film on my face.”
COSRX Propolis Light Ampule, on sale at P1,224 (limited time only)
Isabella, 20, Combination Skin: “I don’t use this a lot because my skin can get oily. However, on days when my face feels extra dry or parched, this is a lifesaver. My skin immediately feels super hydrated and bouncy to the touch. It’s also pretty affordable for a serum! IT. JUST. WORKS! Already stocking up on more.”
Alex, 23, Sensitive Skin: “This is my 3rd Cosrx item that I recently purchased. I did not use this all over my face but mostly on the cheeks because I purchased a cleansing balm that irritated my skin like crazy! My skin had dry, irritated, red patches that looked really bad, like really bad. Although I initially purchased this to complete my 10-step skin care routine, I used it to target these nasty dry areas and my god, did it work. It worked so good that I’m pretty sure my cheeks look way better than most parts of my face after [using this]. Now for price, maybe it’s more expensive than the other Cosrx [products], but guys, this is an ampoule so it’s concentrated stuff! Plus, you really don’t need to drench your face in it! 1-2 drops, pat-pat-pat, and girl, your skin will look divine. I am a Cosrx Convert!”
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