There are times when skincare calls for frugality and times when it demands extravagance. When it comes to serums (those miracle concentrates!), a one-time splurge can mean endless days of perfect skin. You might have been sleeping on the 6 bottles below, but our customers will attest to their magic touch. Here’s exactly why they love these serums—and why you can feel safe spending a pretty penny on ‘em.

By Wishtrend Pure Vitamin C 21.5 Advanced Serum, now on sale at P1,300 (limited time only)
Debra, 30, Sensitive Skin: “If there is a rating more than 5 then I will rate it more than 5. It did wonders to my skinIto na nga lang ginagamit ko eh…I have acne-prone, sensitive, oily skin and now sobrang kuminis mukha ko. As in I only get pimple[s] during red days. I [stopped] wearing foundation, and to think before I [would] wear foundation every day…My skin got clearer, less oily, and my [pores] looked smaller…A must buy.”

Huxley Secret of Sahara Oil Essence, P1,900
Djuhara, 33, Combination Skin: “I’ve been reading a lot about Huxley Secret of Sahara Oil and I thought it [was] just a fad. I was surprised the first time I used it—it’s really good on the skin! It works well with my old skin care products and the new ones as well. My skin keeps on improving and I give major credit [to] this one. That’s why I decided to try other Huxley Secret of Sahara products as well and they’re worth it.”

Pixi by Petra Overnight Glow Serum, P1,350
Tina, 29, Sensitive Skin: “True to its name, this serum really leaves a healthy glow on my face. I love that youthful (not oily) sheen. The ingredients are divine, too! I appreciate that it has Vitamin A, C and E, which help to brighten skin [and] fade my sun spots, while the cucumber and aloe vera soothes, heals, calms, and cools my skin, making sure to keep my sebum at bay and prepping my skin for beauty rest and rejuvenation. I use this at night after cleansing and before my night cream/gel moisturizer.”

Dear Klairs Midnight Blue Youth Activating Drop, P1,570
Ann-Klein, 31, Sensitive Skin: “I’ve only been using this product for a week, but I’m already seeing very good results. My skin is smoother and pores are tighter. There are also less blemishes. This is my first time trying out a serum like this [because] I’ve read we should maintain an anti-aging regimen especially once you’re 30. I tried Klairs out because I experienced allergic reaction[s] from other essences. I read that Klairs products are good for sensitive skin and that they’re cruelty-free. Hurrah! It’s definitely worth the price. I hope stocks will never run out!”

V&M Total Potion Tamarind Insta-Lift Power Serum, P1,530
Maria, 45, Combination Skin: “I really can’t get enough of this item. I can’t believe that this item works so fast. Very effective. At first, I thought about the price. Then I read the reviews and thought why not try it since all I read were good reviews. I applied it morning and night and in just a day, you can see the difference. My skin got tighter and the pores are smaller. I used it with the Witch Hazel Toner and Pore Suit Soap of the same brand. The three all work perfectly and I am soooo hoarding them! BTW, if you think this item is expensive, let me just say that it is worth every centavo.”