We all know that face serums are crucial if you're committed to following an anti-aging skincare regimen. "Face serums have higher concentrations of active ingredients, which deeply penetrate the skin, therefore smaller amounts or even just a drop can work the whole face," says celebrity dermatologist, Dr. Pie Calayan.
Given its properties, serums tend to be pricier than your daily moisturizer and cleansers. But these girls swear by the results—after regular use, of course! Below are products our Girltalkers have tried, tested, and repurchased through the years:
1. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Complex
P2,735 (20ml), P4100 (30ml), P5,800 (50ml), available in SM Aura
This cult classic (particularly popular among our Girltalkers) is Estee Lauder's number one repair serum. It's meant to reduce all key signs of aging.
"This can be used day or night or both times, pero I use it in the AM only. It serves as my moisturizer na rin. I think of this as vitamins for my skin. It also helps control my acne and oily skin, for some reason, kaya I can't stop using it. It's slightly expensive but a bottle lasts me five to six months on a three drops/day use," says Girltalker WickedWitchOfTheWest.
2. Obagi Professional-C Serum 10%
P4,350, available at HOO Trinoma
This Vitamin C line is Obagi's answer to aging skin. It's "gentle enough for dry, irritated, or sensitive skin."
"I have been using this for five years na and it works not only for lightening scars but also for giving me a glowy, even complexion on my face, and small to almost non-existent pores," Girltalker baby_chichay reveals.
3. Murad Intensive Age Diffusing Serum
P3,650, available at Rustan's Makati, Shangri-La, Gateway
This product from their extensive skincare line has Resurrection Plant proteins help keep skin firm and plump.
"I don't use moisturizer over it. Reduces the appearance of pores for me," shares TysLolakins.
4. Pixi by Petra Overnight Glow Serum
P1,502, available at Sephora.ph
This serum exfoliates and soothes skin overnight for a brighter complexion.
According to KrabbyPatty!, this serum is part of her simplest regimen yet, "and so far my skin is not breaking out...."
5. Mary Kay TimeWise Replenishing Serum C
P2,500, Available via Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants
Mary Kay's TimeWise serum claims to make skin firm and appear lifted. It has an antioxidant-rich formula that has high levels of vitamin C.
After six months of use, candice12 says that the expression lines on her forehead disappeared.