As you grow older, your skin naturally becomes drier. So if your go-to moisturizer no longer gets rid of those stubborn dry patches, you might want to rethink your current skincare routine. You can start by swapping your go-to moisturizer for something richer—or you can incorporate a hydrating serum into your routine!
If you swear by a basic skincare routine, you might be wondering why you need a hydrating serum on top of having a moisturizer.
Serums are potent. Hydrating ones, in particular, contain hyaluronic acid in high concentrations—this is what makes a few drops so effective. "Hyaluronic acid is a moisture magnet," beauty brand Kiehl's Retail and Education Manager Yricka Dela Pena tells Female Network. "It pulls and attracts moisture to the skin so it's [best used] together with a moisturizer kasi while the hyaluronic acid would attract moisture, your moisturizer will lock in the moisture to trap it within your skin barrier."
If you're ready to add this serum to your routine, here are some hydrating picks worth trying out:
Kiehl’s Vital Skin-Strengthening Super Serum
price starts at PHP 3,200, available now at all Kiehl’s stores nationwide via Facebook through Kiehl’s Social Commerce page
Apply this serum every morning and night to restore your skin's suppleness—especially when you haven't been getting a lot of sleep! Formulated with their smallest form of hyaluronic acid, Kiehl's newest serum deeply penetrates the skin's layers to keep your complexion plump and healthy.
Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum
This fast-absorbing gel serum can do more than keep the skin soft—formulated with fruit extracts, it also helps reduce pimple marks and pigmentation!
Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Serum
This serum is packed with 75% hyaluronic acid to smoothen out the appearance of rough texture.
Purito Pure Hyaluronic Acid 90 Serum
P995, Skincare Curator
Aside from hyaluronic acid, this one's infused with skin-brightening vitamin C and soothing aloe vera for clearer and plumper skin.
The Inkey List Hyaluronic Acid
P595, Beauty Bar
If you're looking for an affordable option, this hydrating serum only costs less than P600! It contains 2% hyaluronic acid as well as peptides, which can help stimulate collagen production in your skin for an added plumping effect.