Incidental sun and pollution exposure—the kind you experience daily in a city—can wreak havoc on your complexion. As residents of Metro Manila, we’ve learned this firsthand. The accumulation of smoke, soot, and acid on our faces can result in acne, dullness, and dark spots. Luckily, our most resourceful customers have found something that fights all of the above! And no, it isn’t SPF. Voilà! It’s the Skinpotions Tomato Serum, a locally-made blend that’s reached cult-fave status on BeautyMNL. As the name suggests, this serum is made with tomato extract, which contains lycopene. If you’ve ever watched a commercial for tomato ketchup, this will probably sound familiar—but we bet you didn’t know it was good for your skin, too! Lycopene is full of antioxidants, so it protects against environmental aggressors that contribute to acne and congested pores. On top of that, tomato extract also contains vitamins A and C, which are great for fading dark spots. Long-time users swear the Tomato Serum leaves the face with a fresh, flushed radiance. You just have to read the 100+ reviews to feel the customer-love. Is the hype real, though? To find out, we tested the serum on Noelle, one of the girls at the BeautyMNL office. See for yourself below!

THE HOW-TO


STEP 1: After cleansing, apply the serum all over the face. STEP 2: Carefully pat in the product with the palms of your hands. STEP 3: Allow it to absorb for 1 to 2 minutes, then proceed with the rest of your skincare routine.

THE VERDICT

After just three days of using Skinpotions’ Tomato Serum, there is already a noticeable difference in Noelle’s skin. See the rosiness? That’s the freshly-picked flush our customers were all talking about. Plus, the serum is so gentle, not a single pimple appeared on Noelle’s face after seven days of religious use. It’ll take time to see if it can really erase all of her hyper-pigmentation, but we’re hopeful when we read through all the customer feedback. Bernadette, 28, says, “I like staring at my face every morning now because my face looks so radiant.” Sold!

The Skinpotions Tomato Serum is available on BeautyMNL for P295. Shop it right here!

Credits: Photos by Kathy Austria.

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