In case a serum seems to be non-existent in your routine at the moment, you need to know what you’re missing out! These potent formulas are full of concentrated and nourishing ingredients that are a must for skin in need of a boost. From a glowy complexion and baby smooth face to faded dark spots, snagging yourself the right formula should do it all—and then some.

But we get it, finding the serum for you isn’t easy when you don’t know where to start. So if you’re feeling a little lost, take a peek below! Here, we put together a list of 7 local favorites that have each earned our customers’ stamp of approval at the beginning of their skincare journey and left major results. Scroll to see!

1. Skin Genie Apple Cider Vinegar Serum with Vitamin C, E, Tomato and Aloe Vera Extract, now on sale at P299 (limited time only)
“I first used this last July because of my daughter who introduced me to serums. This product caught my attention due to its claims and true enough, na satisfy nga niya yung needs ng sensitive skin ko. Madali kasi akong mangati, lalo na kapag harsh yung product na ginagamit ko. But with this ACV, hindi nangati balat ko ever! I even tried other products pero nangangati talaga ako. So balik ako dito at di na ako muling hahanap pa nga iba haha! Ang dami na ring nakakapansin na may glow ang balat ko ngayon… Haha! So highly recommended! ❤” - Lhudi, 36, Sensitive skin

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2. Leiania House of Beauty Vit C & E Collagen Serum Concentrate, P380
“This is actually the first ever serum that I’ve tried and it became my holy grail. I always include this in my skin care routine. During my weekly skin care routine, nilalagay ko sya after ko mag facial scrub-blackheads removal at home and bago maglagay ng face mask. For daily skincare naman, I use this after applying toner. I don’t have any issues with its odor. The consistency is a bit runny parang water lang siya which I really like. Ang bilis maabsorb ng skin. I’m really in love with this 😍” - Janine, 28, Combination skin

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3. Wildleaf Vitamin C Serum (Best Seller), P1,190
“This is my first time using a serum of any kind. It’s only been 3 days but I’m already seeing significant results. My skin tone has noticeably evened out and the redness is mostly gone. My skin looks brighter, too. It’s almost like I’m wearing a tinted moisturizer or bb cream. I feel so ✨ fresh ✨ It’s clear, slightly viscous, and feels slightly sticky on your skin as it dries, but only for a short while as it absorbs very quickly. The pump is great and you can easily control how much you use. This is definitely an effective product. I think it’s worth the money.” - Marc, 28, Normal skin

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4. Skinpotions Tomato Serum (Pump Bottle), P295
“This was the very first serum I used nung nagstart ako na magskincare kasi mura lang siya at tumatagal naman siya sa akin ng mga isang buwan kaya sulit na siya para sa akin. Ang ganda ng serum na ‘to kasi after about 1 week of using it napapansin ko na ang glowy ng face ko tapos di masyadong halata yung mga acne scars ko. Two [pumps] is enough for the whole face kasi mej makapal yung serum kaya tumatagal talaga sya ng 1 month.” - Felix, 21, Combination skin

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5. Sooper Beaute Baby Skin Snail Serum + Tomato Extract, P180
“This is my first serum and I have no regrets buying this. It does what it says in the product’s description. You can use this serum day & night but I prefer using it in the morning before I go to work. I apply this before all my make up for short I use this one as my primer. It gives you a poreless-like face. And I love it more because it’s very affordable. ☺” - Rojean, 23, Normal skin

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6. Lauren & Co. Beauty Skin Vitamins Anti Oxidant Serum with SPF 70 (30ml), now on sale at P419 (limited time only)
“I decided to start a skincare routine just a few months ago and this is the first serum I’ve used (along with the It’s Skin Power 10 CO Effector). I really love it! The best part for me is that it has SPF70 protection, which is so important because I’ve read that sunscreen in your daily routine is a MUST if you want to age well. It’s gentle on the skin, didn’t break me out, and I can feel my skin absorbing all the nutrients. It does dry my skin a tiny bit though, so I usually have to put moisturizer afterwards, which is fine. And lastly, I love that it’s a local product!” - Samantha, 22, Normal skin

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7. Beaublends AHA Serum, P250
“I’m relatively new to adding serum to my skincare routine and got it all wrong with my first one. I stopped using it, contemplated on skipping serum altogether, but after browsing thru Beauty MNL ended up taking a chance on this one (with lowered expectations this time). This one was far from the first one. It dried my acne after a day. It lightened pimple marks. And after only 2 weeks of use, my marks were hardly noticeable. It also kept my acne at bay and made my skin brighter and more supple. I’m so glad I didn’t skip on serum and took a chance on this one.” - Mae, 30, Combination skin

Shop it here.

Minor edits have been made to reviews for brevity and clarity.

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