Beauty junkie or not, we all know that the quest to finding the perfect skincare products is a tough one. But regardless of your skin type, hydrating serums should always be a part of your list—yes, even if you’re oily! As we age, our skin’s moisture barriers slowly deplete causing visible signs of dryness. This ultimately leads to the build-up of dead skin cells, as well as the dreaded formation of wrinkles. Hence, we must turn to external solutions, like serums, to work their magic. These concentrated vials contain potent ingredients that will help to nourish and bring back moisture to your skin. Plus, an extra hydrated complexion means you get that extra youthful glow. Who are we to say no to that?
Now if you’re ready to look for one, we rounded up the best hydrating serums for you. Check them out below:
1. The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5
Coming at approximately P660, this is a great option for the budget-friendly gal. However, don’t let its friendly price tag fool you. The Ordinary is renowned for its high quality products at a fraction of the cost. That said, this serum utilizes three forms of hyaluronic acid to offer multi-depth hydration and ensure effective skin penetration.
Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, P660, THE ORDINARY, beautymnl.com
2. Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence
Although snail mucin doesn’t sound too appealing, it actually packs a serious punch in the hydration department. Containing 96% snail excretion, this essence is guaranteed to retain your skin’s moisture levels without clogging your pores, and it also aids in healing any previous acne scars.
Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence, P980, COSRX, beautymnl.com
3. Neutrogena Hydroboost Hydrating Serum
Great as a daytime serum, this non-comedogenic drugstore option boasts high levels of glycerin content and is oil-free. It’s able to protect your skin from severe dryness, while doubling as the perfect base under your make-up.
Hydroboost Hydrating Serum, 21.49 USD (approximately P1043), NEUTROGENA
4. iUnik Beta Glucan Moisture Serum
Made with 100% Beta Glucan, a sugar and humectant found in mushrooms, this K-beauty formula is giving hyaluronic acid (HA) a run for its money. Recent studies have shown that it’s 20% more hydrating than HA, making this product ideal for moisturizing, strengthening, and preventing future moisture loss in your skin.
Beta Glucan Power Moisture Serum, P1374, IUNIK, beautymnl.com
5. Skin Inc Vitamin B3+ Serum
Dehydrated skin actually tends to produce more oil in order to compensate for its dryness, which is why you may need to reach for this serum in order to remedy that. Formulated mainly with vitamin B3, then further enriched with hyaluronic acid and panthenol, this product can effectively regulate sebum production, improve skin elasticity, and reduce redness visibly.
Vitamin B3+ Serum, P2800, SKIN INC, sephora.ph
6. Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum
There are many reasons why this vegan and cruelty free option has garnered a cult following. First off, its bio-compatible formula is centred on pro-vitamin B5 and pineapple fruit extract, so it’s sure to plump up your skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Moreover, this serum is free of fragrances, essential oils, and silicones, making it suitable for even those with sensitive skin types.
B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum, P2830, DRUNK ELEPHANT, sephora.ph
7. Kiehl’s Vital Skin Strengthening Super Serum
With Kiehl’s Super Serum, youthful and radiant skin is now at the tip of your fingers. Designed to resist signs of aging, this product is backed with hyaluronic acid and an adaptogenic herbal complex which work hand in hand to boost radiance and neutralize skin-aging aggressors.
Vital Skin Strengthening Super Serum, P3200, KIEHL'S
8. Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Serum
Dry skin will gladly thank you for this concoction. Being that it’s developed with 75% hyaluronic acid, this Cloud Serum can provide moisture for up to 72 long hours. So be sure to include it in your routine during those extra dry seasons.
Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Serum, P4810, PETER THOMAS ROTH, sephora.ph
9. Tatcha Luminous Deep Hydration Firming Serum
If your skin needs a serious pick me up, you can look to this serum to give you just that. Here, Tatcha features an impressive line up of ingredients, like their blend of Okinawa red algae, hyaluronic acid, and even 23-karat gold flecks. Overall, this triple combination claims to deliver firmness and hydration to your skin, while giving it that lit-from-within glow.
Luminous Deep Hydration Firming Serum, P6550, TATCHA, beautymnl.com
10. La Mer The Revitalizing Hydrating Serum
Its hefty price tag is truly worth every penny as this hydrating serum is undoubtedly one of the best out there. Highlighted by its smooth lightweight formula, this luxurious product credits its effectiveness to natural sea-sourced nutrients and energy. Beyond that, it promises to tap into your skin’s moisture barriers to give you that radiant and youthful complexion that you’re looking for.
The Revitalizing Hydrating Serum, P13,400, LA MER, Rustan's The Beauty Source