They may not be as crucial as cleanser and moisturizer, but serums play such an important role in your skincare routine. It's formulated with high concentrations of active ingredients, made to address any of your skin concerns from clearing blemishes to preventing early signs of aging.
However, many serums also come with a hefty price tag. Luckily, the beauty department never fails to provide us with options at a fraction of the cost! Ahead, we listed some of the best serums that are good for the skin, and are easy on the wallet. Scroll down to see our latest finds that you can incorporate into your routine!
1. The Inkey List Alpha Arbutin Serum
The Inkey List is known for its impressive range of products that feature key ingredients at an accessible price point, and among that is this brightening serum with alpha arbutin. This concentrated and fragrance-free serum is also backed with 0.5% squalane that work together to fade dark spots and deeply moisturize your complexion.
Alpha Arbutin Serum, P795, THE INKEY LIST, Beauty Bar
2. The Ordinary Hyaluronic 2%+ B5 Acid Serum
This HA Serum has reached cult-favorite status, thanks to its vegan and cruelty-free formula that provides intense skin hydration in a flash. It is powered by hyaluronic acid, which deeply penetrates the skin layers to improve moisture retention and vitamin B5 to maintain softness and elasticity. If you want to cop that glass skin look, this is definitely a great serum to go for.
Hyaluronic Acid 2%+ B5 Serum, P660, THE ORDINARY, Beautymnl
3. Skin1004 Madagascar Centella Ampoule
This ampoule from Skin1004 is a godsend to anyone with a dry and sensitive skin type. It contains 100% centella asiatica extract, a plant-based ingredient that clears, soothes, and helps repair the skin barrier. What's more, this instantly boosts your hydration levels, leaving you with soft and supple skin every after use!
Madagascar Centella Ampoule, P995, SKIN1004, Beauty Bar
4. SkinLab Lift and Firm Serum
This cruelty-free serum is packed with lifting and firming ingredients such as hydrolyzed collagen and elastin to improve skin elasticity for a more toned and firmer-looking complexion. It also contains vitamin C and E which brings tired skin back to life and gives you a healthy-looking glow!
Lift and Firm Serum, P825, SKINLAB, Beauty Bar
5. Bybi Bakuchiol Booster
Bakuchiol is touted as a clean and gentle alternative to retinol that treats acne, fine lines, and dark spots without drying out your skin. There are a lot of products in the market that feature this ingredient, but our affordable pick is BYBI's Bakuchiol Booster. This serum is also formulated with squalane that softens and smooths skin overtime. You can mix this with your favorite moisturizer, too!
Bakuchiol Booster, P935, BYBI, Sephora.ph
6. Purito Pure Vitamin C Serum
Purito's Pure Vitamin C Serum is clear and radiant skin in a bottle. It's made with 10% ascorbic acid and 84% hyaluronic acid, which increases skin vibrancy that revitalizes, brightens and refines your complexion.
Pure Vitamin C Serum, P995, PURITO, Beautymnl
7. Dr. Sensitive Pore Tightening Serum
We’re always on the lookout for affordable skincare products that work, and Dr. Sensitive's Pore Tightening Serum is among our faves. This quick-absorbing serum is packed with botanical ingredients that soothes and improves skin texture while controlling excess oil production.
Pore Tightening Serum, P89, DR. SENSITIVE, Watsons
8. Good Molecules Super Peptide Serum
This product from Good Molecules contains an impressive blend of peptides and copper tripeptides to hydrate and brighten the skin and at the same time, target multiple signs of aging.
Super Peptide Serum, P998, GOOD MOLECULES, Beautymnl
9. The Face Shop Calendula Essential Moisture Serum
This gentle serum has 10% calendula extract, which helps soothe irritated skin. It also contains chamomile, cornflower, lily, and sage extracts to calm and moisturize sensitive skin. Add this to your night routine and wake up to a baby soft, and bouncy complexion!
Calendula Essential Moisture Serum, P895, THE FACE SHOP, Lazada
10. Neogen H2 Dermadeca Serum Spray
Looking for a midday solution to dry and tired skin? This fine mist features 80% hydrogen and ingredients such as allantoin, madecassoside, onion extract, and vitamin C that soothe, hydrate, and repair your skin in a flash. You can also use this product on top of makeup for a quick skin refresher!
H2 Dermadeca Serum Spray, P900, NEOGEN, Beautymnl