We can’t stress enough how important skincare is in our daily lives. Cleansing, toning, and moisturizing–we know the drill. But with all the stress and environmental factors that affect us everyday, it’s hard not to at least give our skin the R&R it deserves–without burning a hole in our pockets, of course.
Below are five skincare products you need to level up your glow!
Why use it: Oil cleansers are the first line of defense in removing heavy makeup, dirt, and excess sebum on your face without a hitch.
Try out: Clean It Zero, Banila Co. (₱890)
Clean It Zero hypoallergenic cleansing oil is an award-winning product that removes stubborn makeup and impurities without compromising your skin’s natural oils.
When to use: PM. First step
Great for: All skin types
Why use it: Serums are like moisturizers, except it seeps into the skin faster. They’re best used to treat specific skin concerns such as hyperpigmentation, acne scars, wrinkles, etc.
Try out: Freshly Juiced Vitamin C Serum, Dear, Klairs (₱1,010), beautymnl.com
This Vitamin C-enriched serum brightens, evens out skin tone, and fades the look of dark spots.
When to use: PM, after toning, leave it on for 15 minutes
Suited for: All skin types, particularly sensitive and acne-prone skin
3. AHA & BHA
Why use it: AHAs and BHAs are exfoliants that basically get rid of your dead skin–revealing your smoother and more youthful face.
Try out: AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution, The Ordinary (₱550-₱700), Shopee PH
Meant to be left on for 10 minutes max., this product leaves you feeling like you just had a facial. It reduces fine lines and blemishes. Plus, it gives you radiant skin!
When to use: PM, twice a week only
Suited for: Acne-prone, dehydrated, and oily skin
Why use it: Sheetmasks are face-shaped sheet fabrics that are soaked with concentrated ingredients like serums. They’re very convenient to use and it saves you from the trouble of waiting for clay masks to dry off.
Try out: Bombee Black Honey Mask, Papa Recipe (₱100-150), Shopee PH
It’s key ingredient, Manuka honey extract, hydrates your skin, boosts skin elasticity, and tightens your pores.
When to use: PM, once a week, leave it on for 20-30 minutes
Suited for: All skin types
5. Facial Oils
Why use it: Facial oils usually have fragrant plant oils in its ingredients, which locks in the hydration your skin needs. It boosts your beauty routine by making your skin instantly smooth.
Try out: Rose Oil Blend, Pixi by Petra (₱1280)
beautymnl.com, Watsons (SM Aura)
This Rose-infused facial oil keeps your skin glowing and leaves you feeling youthful. It’s formulated with sweet almond, rosehip, and jojoba oils, among many other ingredients.
When to use: PM, right before moisturizing
Suited for: Dry, dehydrated skin
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