Anyone who’s tried the 10-step Korean skincare routine knows serums are a must. But do you really know what it does for your skin?
Into the Gloss says that serums are meant to be applied after cleansing and before moisturizing. It’s made up of smaller molecules which makes it easier for the product to penetrate the skin and directly deliver nutrients and active ingredients.
Several beauty junkies have advised that face serums can be used as primer since it’s gentle, lightweight, and can prep the skin. Meanwhile, some brands have taken a step further and incorporated serums into makeup for an added skincare element while you do a full beat.
Start shopping for serum-infused makeup with our picks below.
Farsali Skintune Blur Serum
This vlogger-favorite primer-serum hybrid is infused with vitamin C, cucumber extract, and mushroom-derived poria cocos to nourish the skin before you apply makeup. It also softly blurs the appearance of pores and creates a glow-from-within effect. Available on Sephora PH.
Laneige Glowy Makeup Serum
Another primer-serum you can try is this one from Laneige. It’s made with natural mineral diamond to make the skin more radiant before applying foundation. Aside from keeping your makeup in place, it has a water-gel texture that hydrates skin all day. Available on Beauty MNL.
The Ordinary Serum Foundation
The Serum Foundation is a lightweight medium-coverage product that has a semi-matte finish and 21 shade options. It also has SPF 15 protection without the use of chemical sunscreens, so your skin won’t be irritated by harsh ingredients. Available on Calyxta.
Em Cosmetics Color Drops Serum Blush in Rose Milk
Get a natural dewy and rosy flush with Em Cosmetics’ Color Drops Serum Blush. It’s lightweight, buildable, and can boost your skin’s radiance without the use any shimmer. The product is formulated with sancha inchi oil, squalane, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin E to give your cheeks a healthy glow. Available online.
Cloud Cosmetics Lip Majikku
Cloud Cosmetics’ water-based lip serum is infused with four vegetal gums (tamarind gum, akebia quinata gum, rhizobian gum, and acacia senegal gum) which helps lock in moisture on the lips, making it supple and hydrated with each use. It also gives lips a rosy tint that you can sport on no-makeup days. Available online.
Photo courtesy of Em Cosmetics’ Instagram account
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