Must-Try Korean Serums According to Your Skin Concern

These can treat blackheads, dry skin, and dark marks!

Korean serums have long been in the shadow of essences, but it's about time that changed, especially since there are plenty of serums that are more wallet-friendly. If you have a specific skin concern or issue you want to address for your skin type, check out the different options below!

Issue: Oily skin

Snail Repair Advanced Serum (P850) from PURITO


While skincare products with snail mucus are for hydrating the complexion, they're also ideal for oily skin. The lightweight texture of this serum from PURITO makes it easy to absorb. This snail-mucus serum strengthens your skin's moisture barrier, leading to a more balanced complexion that won't produce excess sebum. It also repairs the skin by brightening and evening it out.

Issue: Dry skin

Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum (P820) from Innisfree

Infused with green tea seeds, this lightweight serum from Innisfree deeply hydrates and nourishes skin. It refreshes and rejuvenates your complexion and helps hold moisture in so you don't get that "tight" feeling in the middle of the day.

Issue: Pimples and rough texture

AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Serum (P749) from Some By Mi


This serum by Some By Mi is formulated with all the acids you can think of, gently exfoliating your skin and unclogging your pores. It also contains centella asiatica, an ingredient known for soothing redness and inflammation, healing wounds, and repairing the skin barrier.

Issue: Blackheads and whiteheads

Skinny Blackhead Closing Serum (P240) from RiRe

Don't let this serum's name fool you; it can work for whiteheads, too. It contains papaya fruit extract and witch hazel leaf extract to dissolve the bacteria, dirt, and oil lurking within your pores, preventing them from becoming blackheads and whiteheads. This serum also tightens pores and decreases the production of oil to keep skin healthy.

Issue: Acne marks and scars

Freshly Juiced Vitamin C Serum (P1,200) from Dear Klairs


Concerned about those dark marks and scars that won't go away? This serum will solve that! It contains a ton of vitamin C, which is one of the best ingredients for lightening hyperpigmentation and brightening dull complexions.

Issue: Large pores

Two In One Poreless Power Liquid (P990) from COSRX

This gentle serum aims to smooth out your skin, clear out and tighten your pores, and combat acne-causing bacteria to leave your complexion clear and looking poreless!

Issue: Fine lines

Keratina Anti-Aging Double Serum Light (P1,550) by GOODAL


Whether you want to prevent fine lines from appearing or want to quickly reduce the appearance of some subtle wrinkles, you'll love this serum. Its serum-in-oil formula prevents moisture loss, nourishes skin, and boosts radiance. 

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