If you have oily skin, you can relate to using harsh and drying skincare products just to control your oil and sebum production. However, those products can irritate and damage the skin’s moisture barrier - resulting in even oilier skin, redness and sensitivity.

The best way to tackle oily skin is to provide it with the oil and hydration it needs, and this can be easily done by including lightweight, targeted serums to keep your skin’s oil production balanced and healthy. Not sure where to start? Continue reading to discover the best serums to tackle different skin concerns.

1. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II

Best high-end serum for dehydrated skin

Price from SGD175.00

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The holy grail of many beauty lovers, this powerful serum from Estee Lauder uses ChronoluxCB Technology in its patented formula to draw moisture to the skin and improve its ability to repair and regenerate. When you wake up, your skin will look brighter, firmer and healthier.

2. Lancome Advanced Genifique

Best for aging skin

Price from SGD130.00

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With Lancome’s Advanced Genifique, reversing your age is now possible. This patented serum is formulated with potent Bifidus extract to restore and repair damaged skin. All it takes is just 7 days to see a difference in your skin’s firmness and vitality. The results: improved tone, and tighter and smoother skin.

3. Cosrx Centella Blemish Ampoule

Best for acne-prone skin

Price from SGD22.90

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Using harsh treatments on breakouts might seem like a great idea, but it can actually irritate your skin and aggravate acne. Instead, opt for a gentle yet effective serum like the Cosrx Centella Blemish Ampoule. Packed with centella asiatica leaf water, this soothing serum can treat sensitive, acne-prone skin and control sebum production.

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4. MIZON Black Clean Up Pore Tightening Serum

Best affordable serum - suitable for large pores

Price from SGD18.50

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Enlarged pores? Blackheads? No poreblem! Thanks to Mizon’s Black Clean Up Pore Tightening Serum, you’re one step closer to perfect skin. This oil-controlling serum contains peptides to help tighten stretched out skin and enlarged pores. It works by exfoliating the skin to remove excess sebum and dead skin cells to reveal clearer skin. 

5. Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos™ Glycolic Night Serum

Best BHA serum

Price from SGD128.00

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Wake up to bright and flawless skin with Drunk Elephant’s T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum. This gentle chemical exfoliant and serum is one to be used in the nighttime only, as it’s formulated with a blend of AHA/BHA, raspberry extract and other potent ingredients. 

Overnight, you’ll see significant improvements in your skin’s imperfections such as large pores, wrinkles or dark spots.

6. L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Supreme Regenerating Dual Elixir

Best drugstore serum for oily skin

Price from SGD37.80

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The L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Elixir proves that just because it’s from the drugstore, it doesn’t mean that it’s bad quality. This affordable serum is formulated with French white truffle complex, Natecium DHC and royal jelly which are rich in antioxidants and nutrients to leave your skin youthful, firm and smooth.  

7. Naruko Rose & Botanic HA Aqua Cubic Youth Eye Complex

Best eye serum with collagen

Price from SGD16.00

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Your eyes are the first to reveal your age, so be sure to take care of them with a good eye serum. The Naruko Rose & Botanic HA Aqua Cubic Youth Eye Complex has a moisturizing and anti-aging formula that’s enriched with Phytoferulin, Aquaxyl, moringa seed oil and rosewater. With continuous use, your eye area will become more radiant, firm and moisturised. 

8. Laneige Clear C Peeling Serum

Best Korean brightening serum

Price from SGD40.00

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The secret to clear and radiant skin is through vitamin C. And luckily, the Laneige Clear C Peeling Serum is formulated with Super Berry Extract which contains 3x more antioxidants than regular vitamin C to nourish and revitalise dull skin. Unlike most vitamin C serums, this formula is stable and effective thanks to its patented Silicium Capturing Technology. 

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