You probably think that serums (which should be applied before your moisturizer) are rich and oily products that will just end up clogging your pores. But there are actually a ton of facial serums today that have lightweight formulas and are perfect to use in our tropical weather. Some can even double-up as a daytime moisturizer.


If your complexion is on the combination to oily side, scroll below for our 10 recommended serums: 

SkinPotions Tomato Serum

P295, Lazada

The SkinPotions Tomato Serum contains tomato extract, aloe vera extract, witch hazel extract, and vitamin C. These ingredients repair and soothe your skin, minimize your pores' appearance, fight pollutants, and even out your skin tone.

Zero Basics Face Serum


P350, BeautyMNL

It's formulated with a bunch of quality essential oils such as jojoba, rosehip, and moringa. Their main purpose is to clear out the gunk from your pores, reduce the appearance of scars and pigmentation, and moisturize your skin.

Goodal Green Tangerine Moist Serum

P970, Robinsons Galleria

Goodal's gel-based serum contains seawater and vitamins to boost your complexion's moisture levels and leave it soft and smooth.

Dear Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Serum


P1,200, Go Bloom and Glow

Dear Klairs' serum may have "Rich" in its name, but don't be fooled. This clear serum is incredibly lightweight and soothing that you'll be amazed at how it can instantly de-stress and balance your complexion.

Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum

P1,450, SM Megamall

At first use of the Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum, you'll know why it's one of their most famous products. The gel serum is formulated with Jeju green tea and green tea seeds to hydrate your complexion and help repair the skin barrier.


The Body Shop Drops Of Light Pure Healthy Brightening Serum

P1,995, Lazada

Two to three drops of this fast-absorbing and non-sticky serum are all you need to instantly brighten and moisturize your complexion.

Origins Original Skin Renewal Serum with Willowherb


P2,200, Lazada

Is your complexion suddenly rough, irritated, and clogged up? Try Origins Original Skin Renewal Serum. The lightweight translucent pink serum smoothes out texture, rejuvenates, tightens pores, and blurs imperfections. It can also work as a primer for your foundation!

Caudalie Vinopure Skin Perfecting Serum


Ladies, if you have super oily skin, acne breakouts, and large pores, this is the serum for you. Caudalie's potent Skin Perfecting Serum contains a mix of soothing oils and salicylic acid to unclog pores, melt blackheads and whiteheads, and mattify your skin.


Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Serum

P3,500, Freyja

Looking for a hydrating serum that doesn't have a rich and thick consistency? The Hyaluronic Cloud Serum is for you. It has 75 percent hyaluronic acid to replenish your skin's hydration levels and smooth out fine lines. 

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II


P6,000, Rustan's The Beauty Source

This famous serum has a fast-absorbing, oil-free formula that quickly revitalizes and rejuvenates your skin. It also hydrates, plumps up fine lines and wrinkles, brightens, and refreshes your skin. If you have an oilier complexion, pair it with a gel-based moisturizer.

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