The skincare aisle in your local drugstore and supermarket can surprise with just how much variety they have. Because aside from basics like cleansers and moisturizers, you can also find some upgraded skin essentials like serums! Ahead, we round up some formulas you should definitely keep your eyes peeled for on your next trip out of the house for essentials:
1. Celeteque Advanced Anti-Aging Pore Tightening Serum
This serum helps improve firmness, balances oil production, and gently exfoliate the skin with a combination of niacinamide, alpha-lipoic acid, and salicylic acid. It's perfect for oily and acne-prone skin in the summer!
CELETEQUE Advanced Anti-Aging pore Tightening Serum, P849, leading supermarkets and drugstores
2. Olay Total Effects 7 In One Anti-Aging Serum
If you need a well-rounded serum that addresses everything from dull skin, dark spots, to signs of aging, then this is the serum to try. You might even be tempted to skip moisturizer.
OLAY Total Effects 7 In One Anti-Aging Serum, P799, leading supermarkets and drugstores
3. Pond's Flawless Radiance Derma+ Perfecting Serum
Missing your derm appointments? This hydrating and brightening serum will have to do for now. After all, it is inspired by treatments that even out skin tone and give you a healthy glow!
POND'S Flawless Radiance Derma+ Perfecting Serum, P657, leading supermarkets and drugstores
4. L'Oréal Revitalift Laser X3 Anti-Aging Serum
You'll be surprised that some drugstores carry potent age-defying formulas like this one from L'Oréal, which boasts of Pro-Xylane, a skin-plumping ingredient that helps prevent fine lines.
L'OREAL Revitalift Laser X3 Anti-Aging Serum, P1499, Watsons
5. Human Nature Sunflower Beauty Oil Luxe
While it's technically a face and body oil, we love using this all-natural product as a serum to treat severely dry skin. With only two ingredients (sunflower oil and rose oil), it can help lock in moisture and give you a luminous sheen.
HUMAN NATURE Sunflower Beauty Oil Luxe, P299, Robinson's Supermarket
6. Garnier Serum Mask Hydra Bomb
This hydrating serum mask promises to quench dehydrated skin's thirst in 15 minutes, thanks to components like hyaluronic acid and pomegranate extract. We won't blame you for picking up one sheet for every day of the week!
GARNIER Serum Mask Hydra Bomb, P79, Mercury Drug
7. Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Serum
Despite its lightweight texture, this serum is actually packed with vitamins and amino-peptides that can help improve your skin's elasticity and firmness for a youthful glow.
OLAY Regenerist Microsculpting Serum, P1899, Watsons