As much as we adore our K-beauty go-to’s and faves from the west, loving local has consistently given us gems, too. After all, no one knows Pinay skin like local brands do. Case in point: these glow-giving formulas that put us squarely in bare-faced beauty territory with every drop!

So, if you’re still scouting for the perfect serum to transform your skin, give these homegrown finds a try. They promise insta-radiance—just in time for a summer glow-up!


1. Skin Genie Apple Cider Vinegar Serum with Vitamin C, E, Tomato and Aloe Vera Extract, now on sale at P350 (limited time only)

A customer favorite from Skin Genie’s skin-smoothing ACV line, this serum helps clear out clogged pores, even out skin tone, and get rid of acne marks with its host of all-natural ingredients for a plump, well-nourished complexion.

Shop it here.

2. V&M Naturals CPC+G Oil (30ml), P350

This “miracle” brightening oil treatment brings together just four simple ingredients: Japanese camellia, calamansi, papaya, and grapefruit. The result? A healthy dose of bloom-boosters that our skin easily soaks up. Bye-bye dullness, hello glow!

Shop it here.

3. Hello Gorgeous Unicorn Elixir (15ml), P380

There may not be any actual unicorn dust in this, but what it does to your skin is nothing short of magic. A combination of skin-nurturing, lightweight oils, this blend restores and rejuvenates skin to leave you looking luminous.

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4. Beaublends Youthful Glow Vitamin C with Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid Serum, P459

With vitamin C and hyaluronic acid as its star ingredients, this superstar serum is your one-way ticket to skin clarity. The first is a holy grail brightener, while the latter covers moisture, so the two together deliver a one-two punch of hydration and radiance.

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5. SkinPotions Tomato Serum (Pump Bottle), P295

Made with tomato and aloe vera extract, this fast favorite serum soothes skin, restores its natural pH balance, and even infuses it with antioxidants to chase dullness away. Who knew the secret to skin perfection lies in the humble tomato?

Shop it here.

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