We all know how Watsons is like a honey trap for our money. Walking through its isles is like walking through Candyland — but instead of candy, we’re treated to seemingly endless beauty options, including affordable serums, new cleansers, and more. (Or at least that’s what it felt like when we weren’t supposed to hurry up and get just what we need because there’s the looming threat of the pandemic!)
The good news is many of the retailer’s offerings have been made available online through its different channels (online shopping’s definitely a different experience but this would have to do for now!). So if you’ve been meaning to check out the top affordable serums you can get at Watsons, you can easily do so at the comfort of your home. I’m here to help you out too! I’ve narrowed down the list to five of the best, most pocket-friendly — nothing over P1,000 here — options.
Naturals by WS Cica & Sunflower Soothing Serum
I’ve heard nothing but good things about the improved Watsons Naturals line. The Cica & Sunflower range, in particular, has been a crowd favorite since it was released. It’s pretty hard to get a hold of the products, so make sure you keep an eye out for the Cica & Sunflower Soothing Serum and grab it while you can!
It has moisturizing glycerin and soothing Centella Asiatica for skin that’s hydrated and calm. This is great for those who are acne- or redness-prone. But even if your skin isn’t troubled, this could help hydrate it and make it achieve its healthy state.
L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro Essence
This technically isn’t a serum but it’s so potent, it should already be considered as one. This micro-essence has been in many people’s routines because it provides visible results quite fast. The product promises to curb oiliness and minimize the appearance of pores. It has hydrating hyaluronic acid and trouble-fighting salicylic acid for skin that’s healthy and clear.
Luxe Organix Power Glow Serum Vitamin C
So many people have become fans of the toner from this serum’s same range — they say it’s the poor man’s SK-II Essence — but I’m more inclined to have this as a mainstay in my routine. It contains galactomyces (which they say is similar if not the exact same thing as the Pitera ingredient found in SK-II products), vitamin C, and probiotics. This serum promises to help you achieve *that* glow while keeping your skin’s microbiome intact and flourishing. It’s a win in all aspects in my book.
Face Republic Vita Capsule Luminous Serum
Brighten up dull skin with the help of this serum that’s packed with vitamins B, C, and E. This glow-boosting oil doesn’t only help you look radiant but also hydrates the skin for good health and protects it from premature skin aging. Three benefits in one serum? I’ll take it!
COSRx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Essence
Not exactly a serum, but might as well be because of its effects on the skin. This one’s a holy-grail skincare product amongst so many K-Beauty fans, and for good reason. It’s been touted as a skin healer because of its 96% snail secretion filtrate content that hydrates the skin, helps fade scars, and strengthens the skin’s barrier. It truly is a multi-benefit product that warrants a space on your vanity.