These Are Your Ultimate Skincare Must-Haves!

Cosmo.ph's Skincare All-Stars will help you get the best skin of your life.
PHOTO: Mixi Ignacio

CGs, we've got everything you need to solve all your skin issues! Presenting the first-ever Cosmo.ph Skincare All-Stars, your ultimate guide to the best products you can use for a flawless and healthy complexion. We asked real girls to test each item and give us feedback over the course of two weeks, then we compiled the products with the best reviews. See which items made the cut below:

Kickoff Cleansers

Simple Kind To Skin Micellar Cleansing Wipes

If you've had a long day and can't be bothered to do your multi-step skincare routine, keep these wipes near your bed to quickly remove your makeup and clean your face.

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water

This sensitive skin-friendly micellar water is a must-have if you're traveling. So wherever you go, you'll be able to fix your makeup or refresh and clean your face!

Kracie Cleansing Water Oil In Mineral Oil

Usually, makeup removers sting the eye area, but this bi-phase cleansing water will completely dissolve eyeshadow, eyeliner, and waterproof mascara, without the burning sensation. Don't forget to shake it first before using!

Neutrogena Deep Clean Foaming Cleanser

If you suffer from a greasy complexion (Thanks, humid weather!), this oil-controlling face wash will balance it by sloughing away dirt and excess sebum. Use this in the morning and at night for a refreshing way to start your regimen.

Clinique Clarifying Lotion

For skin that’s confused, this toner gives enough hydration to prevent flaky skin, while managing the oil production on the T-zone. It does a great job of clearing your pores, too!

Acne Aces

Pond’s Acne Clear Anti-Acne Leave-On Expert Clearing Gel

This ultra-affordable spot treatment zaps zits and prevents them from coming back. You’ll see an improvement in your complexion within a week of regular use.

Mario Badescu Silver Powder

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When activated with water, this genius powder absorbs oil, clears the pores, dries up pimples, and purges blackheads.

Mythical Five

Pixi Hydrating Milky Mist

One spritz delivers refreshing hydration of the skin, reboots makeup, and acts as a toner, too!

Snoe Horse Oil

For dry AF complexions, a few drops of this oil will bring back the glow of your skin, stat! You can also use it to condition parched strands.

Algenist Multi-Perfecting Pore Corrector Concentrate

A tiny dot of this potent formula is enough to improve the appearance of dark acne marks and large pores. P.S. It also works as a makeup primer !

VMV Hypoallergenics Grandma Minnie's The Big, Brave Boo-Boo Balm

If you have a cut, insect bite, rash, or flaky patch on your body, a thin layer of this salve will soothe the areas. You can even use it as a lip balm or leave-in conditioner! Pretty neat, right?

Clarins Tonic Body Treatment Oil – Firming

A famous product for preventing stretch marks, this oil also gives your body a sexy sheen.

Dream Creams

Avene Hydrating Serum

Hydrate your skin for 24 hours without ever feeling sticky with this lightweight, oil-free serum.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel

A gel moisturizer that's great for all skin types, this instantly makes the skin soft and supple without clogging pores.

Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Infusion De Rose Nourishing Crème

This whipped moisturizer boosts the hydration level of your skin at night and also functions as an illuminating makeup base.

L’Occitane Intensive Hand Balm

Hangnails and dry hands will be things of the past as long as you have this hand cream in tow. Plus, a thick layer of this balm can serve as an alternative to an expensive paraffin wax session at the spa!

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Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion
Dry and sensitive skin would be thankful for this lotion: It gives light hydration that never feels greasy.

Nivea Oil In Lotion Cherry Blossom & Jojoba Oil
The lovely smell of this lotion lingers throughout the day.

MYRA VitaSmooth Hydrating Hand & Body Lotion

This bottle is loaded with vitamin E, a skin-repairing ingredient, and envelopes your body with a non-greasy moisture.

Fair Players

Skinwhite Advanced Whitening Facial Cleanser

This 2-in-1 toner and cleanser gets rid of leftover dirt, oil, and makeup to prevent future acne breakouts. Plus, it's also wallet- and travel-friendly!

Celeteque Brightening Dark Spot Corrector

Never worry about any giant pimple and the dark mark it leaves behind when you dab this color correcting cream twice a day.

Pixi Glow Peel Pads

With 20% glycolic acid, vitamin E, and aloe vera, these exfoliating pads work *extra* hard to tighten pores, banish pimples, even out your skin tone, and bring your skin’s radiance back. We love how you can hit multiple birds with one stone!

Dermairis Wrinkle & Whitening Microfiber Sheet Mask

For dull, lackluster skin that needs a dose of hydration and radiance, this sheet mask will deliver and do more. With ingredients like hyaluronic acid, ceramide, and niacinamide, it will brighten and firm up your complexion in just 15 minutes.

Belo Essentials Beauty Deo Whitening Anti-Perspirant Deodorant

Our kilikili goes through so much because of constant shaving, waxing, and plucking. Luckily, this alcohol-free deodorant fights five underarm problems at the same time: Chicken skin, sweat, rough texture, darkness, and redness.

Kojie San Kojic Acid Lightening Soap

Say goodbye to your dark tuhod and siko! Formulated with coconut oil and kojic acid, this soap works by gently exfoliating scars, imperfections, and uneven areas to reveal newer and healthier skin.

Defensive Players

Bellic Peel & Glow Daily Defense Cream SPF30

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Can't seem to get rid of your post-acne marks and dark spots? This moisturizer and sunscreen will repair your skin from the inside to brighten and even it out.  It also provides protection from UVA and UVB rays to prevent more dark spots from appearing. 

Bioderma Photoderm Max SPF50+

This sensitive skin-friendly facial sunscreen feels like nothing on the skin, doesn't leave a white cast, and has a matte finish. 

Kojie San Sunblock SPF50 PA+++ Anti-UVA/UVB Sports

Don't be put off by this sunblock’s rich formula! The skin easily drinks it up and leaves you feeling ~fresh~. Just remember to reapply it every two hours if you're going to be outside the whole day. If you don't know how much sunscreen to put all over your body, click here.  

Rookies Of The Year

Olay Eyes Ultimate Eye Cream

This brightening eye cream also de-puffs and plumps fine lines in the under-eye area. It really has everything you need in one pot.

Shiseido Waso Soft + Cushy Polisher

Out of all the physical exfoliators we’ve tried, this was the most gentle. The granules are as soft as tofu, so they don't irritate existing pimples. Perk: The formula mattifies the skin right after use.

Wild Card

Baby Foot

If your feet are dry and callused, whether it's because you wear painful shoes all day or you walk a lot, this innovative foot peel will give your tootsies a makeover. Soft and smooth feet, here we come!

ARTWORK & PHOTOGRAPHY: Mixi Ignacio STYLIST: Badeth Espiritu

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