Beauty On A Budget: Skincare Essentials Under P300

You don't need to burn a hole in your pocket to score a clear complexion.

When it comes to skincare products, we easily get lured into buying those with pretty packaging (I am so, so guilty of this) and outlandish marketing claims. And usually, these products come with a hefty price tag. We're here to show you that you can still score a clear complexion without burning a hole in your pocket. Below, a list of tried-and-tested skincare products below P300 that are just as effective as expensive ones. ;)

  1. Cleanser: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

    There's a reason why this cleanser remains to be a cult favorite after all these years: It really stays true to its claim of being gentle. This was the first cleanser I ever used. I was so amazed  that you can open your eyes while washing your face because its formula is that mild! It cleans your face well, but it won't strip it of its moisture. 

    Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, P220, Lazada

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  2. Toner: Thayers Witch Hazel Toner (Rose Petal)

    This toner has earned a permanent spot in many skincare junkies' bathroom counters because of how good and effective it is. It's made with witch hazel, aloe vera extract, and rose petals. Rose petals dont just look pretty, they also work hard in keeping your skin plump and dewy. Use this after your facial wash to remove any makeup residue and to prep it for the next few steps of your routine.

    Thayers Witch Hazel Toner (Rose Petal), P295, Lazada

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  3. Serum: Skin Potions Tomato Serum

    Serums are full of active ingredients that pack a punch in your skincare routine! This serum is formulated with natural tomato and aloe vera extracts that calm down breakouts and brighten your skin. Bye, acne and acne marks!

    Skin Potions Tomato Serum, P295, Lazada

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  4. Eye Cream: Skin Genie Anti-Eyeging

    Regularly applying eye cream on your undereye area is an essential skincare step once you hit your 20s. Prevention is always better than cure, you guys. The Skin Genie eye cream's vital ingredients include hydrogel, placenta, cucumber extract, vitamin E, gingerol, and arbutin that all work together to keep the undereye area supple. It comes with a handy metal roller ball tip that reduces puffiness and promotes circulation in the underye area.

    Skin Genie Anti-Eyeging, P150, BeautyMNL

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  5. Spot Treatment: Celeteque Acne Solutions Acne Spot Corrector Gel

    Have a pimple that sprouted seemingly out of nowhere? Apply this spot treatment on the zit to reduce redness and dry it out. It has BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acid) and PHA (Poly Hydroxy Acid) that exfoliate dead skin cells and dry out pimples. It's handy enough to keep in your purse at all times, so you can apply it whenever and wherever when need arises!

    Celeteque Acne Solutions Acne Spot Corrector Gel, P169, Watsons

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  6. Moisturizer: iWhite Korea Aqua Moisturizer

    This water-based moisturizer is a favorite among beauty vloggers Anne Clutz and Rei Germar, so you know it's good. It has a non-greasy formula that makes it perfect to use even during hot summer days.

    iWhite Korea Aqua Moisturizer, P189, Lazada

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  7. Sunscreen: QuickFX Sunscreen

    Sunscreen is a must before heading out of the house! This sunscreen from QuickFX has SPF 50 PA+++ and UVA and UVB protection that shields your skin against the damaging rays of the sun. It's fast-absorbing, so you won't have to worry about it feeling ~greasy~.

    QuickFX Sunscreen, P249, Watsons

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  8. Face Mist: Luxe Organix Rose Water Glow Mist

    Spritz on a face mist for a quick little pick-me-up in the afternoon! This is also handy to have in your bag if your classroom or office is cold AF. This face mist has witch hazel extract and a soothing rose scent that will nourish and calm your skin.

    Luxe Organix Rose Water Glow Mist, P219, Lazada

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