Foreign beauty brands may occupy most of the global scene, but we’re firm believers that you don’t need to look beyond our borders to find quality products. Many homegrown brands boast some of the finest cosmetic collections we’ve seen, with most of them specifically formulated to bring out the best in Filipina skin. After all, who knows Pinay beauty better than our fellow Pinays? Below, we round up 5 local brands that deserve as much space in your kit as any. (And they’re budget-friendly, too!)

From body butters to lip tints, Skinlab Naturals offers a wide array of essentials made only with premium natural ingredients. But the cherry on top? Their quirky, oh-so-punny product names! Take their bestselling Beauty Bar collection, for instance. With names like Charlie and the Charcoal Factory, The Fault in Our Scars, and The Breakfast Club, the brand pays tribute to some of the most beloved movie moments, making our self-care rituals all the more fun.

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Made for the self-proclaimed beach babe, Sirene Essentials puts the skin-healing benefits of the ocean into travel-sized sprays, body scrubs, and balms. Their products are formulated with essential oils, floral water, and potent minerals that’ll give you head-to-toe radiance. Our favorites include the refreshing Lavender Sea Face Mist and the Peppermint Sea Luxe Body Scrub for silky-smooth pelts. Whether you’re lounging on the shoreline or chilling in the city, this easy-breezy brand will keep you inspired to always #SeastheGlow!

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Perhaps one of the most established local names to date, V&M Naturals stand for Venus & Mars, priding itself as a skincare line for both men and women. Their formulas are the definition of luxury, with carefully chosen natural ingredients that ensure only the highest level of nourishment. Try your luck with their bestselling anti-ager Emu Oil or the scar-erasing CPC+G Oil. Regardless of what you pick from their assortment, these 100% pure recipes rarely disappoint.

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Featuring both seductive and sophisticated scents, Scents of Style creates fragrances inspired by floral bouquets and alluring aromatics. Each individual fragrance is expressive yet subtle, and unique yet refined. Our customers even compare their bestselling Green Tea Spray to the luxury perfume of Elizabeth Arden—proof that elegance doesn’t have to come at a high price.

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Established in 2014, Bare Body Essentials is beloved by Filipinas for their premium skincare and underarm care products. Their all-natural Sugaring Wax is the #1 and original no-strip sugar wax in the Philippines, making at-home hair removal safe and completely hassle-free. Besides that, their various array of oils and masks will have you skipping the spa for your own DIY pampering sesh.

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Beauty addicts on a budget can’t get enough of Pink Sugar Cosmetics and there’s no question why! Each of their products are expertly curated by local makeup professionals. Between their buttery Eye Candy Eyeshadow Palette and their plush Creamy Matte Lipsticks, Pink Sugar’s pigmented creations give Western makeup brands some serious competition.

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