As much as we hate to bear bad news, we have to be honest. So here’s the truth: blotting sheets and mattifying makeup can’t fix your oil on their own. Sure, they’ll curb shine for a couple of hours. But in the long haul, these quick fixes won’t change the actual condition of your skin.
This brings us to the real game-changer: skincare. Anti-oily serums, to be exact! Instead of just absorbing grease, these serums use potent ingredients to alter the state of your skin over time. This “alteration” can mean anything from restoring your moisture balance to regulating sebum production. Either way, they work like magic.

See for yourself with our 5 recos below! With consistent use, one of these potions will put your blotter out of business.

1. It’s Skin Power 10 Formula PO Effector, now on sale at P390 (limited time only)
Beloved on BeautyMNL, this weightless serum is heaven-sent for oily skin and large pores. Used religiously, it flushes out toxins and refines skin texture. Its formula is infused with houttuynia cordata, a Chinese herb with excellent purifying properties.

Shop it here.

2. Esfolio Nutri Snail Daily Essence, P999
Stop budding breakouts in their tracks with this serum-essence. Infused with snail secretion filtrate and aloe leaf extract, it balances oil production and soothes troubled skin with a surge of hydration. So long, spots!

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3. Tosowoong Propolis Sparkle Ampoule, P1,350
If your skin is speckled with acne scars, this brightening solution will erase every trace. The formula boasts a whopping 80 percent propolis extract! Along with other skin-clarifying oils, the propolis lightens pigmentation and banishes bacteria. The result: spotless, shine-free, sparkling-clear skin.

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4. Beaublends AHA Serum, P250
Skip your scrub for this skin-smoothing blend. Chockfull of exfoliating acids, it melts away damaged skin cells to reveal a brighter, fresher complexion beneath. It’s like hitting the refresh button on your greasy, haggard skin. Who wouldn’t want that?

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5. Leiania House of Beauty Aloe Essence Mandelic Acid, P580
Approaching your golden years? Fight grease and fine lines with this anti-aging blend. By accelerating the production of new cells, it plumps up wrinkles for younger-looking skin. But here’s the anti-oily part: the 10 perfect Mandelic Acid in the formula unclogs pores like nothing else. Win-win!

Shop it here.

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