The road to healthy living is paved with a plethora of products (Essential oils! Collagen! Green coffee!) just waiting to be implemented into your everyday routine. It’s, at best, exciting, and at worst, overwhelming—which is, let’s be honest, an understatement. No matter which way you view it, one question remains: where, oh, where is one to begin?

Well, the BeautyMNL Wellness team is wasting no time—we took to our bestseller stats to determine which health and wellness products are worth it. Here are 15 must-have wellness items that you, our buyers, loved in 2018!

1. Hima PH Himalayan Salt Lamp (3-5kg), P1,550
Princess: “This Himalayan salt lamp is the real deal! I struggle with severe allergic rhinitis, meaning every speck of dust and hint of temperature change sends me to a sneezing frenzy. My condition improved immediately after using this lamp. After a month’s worth of trial, I find that leaving this on all day helps reduce my allergy attacks by minimizing contaminants in the air. It also helps me sleep better at night, and there’s something incredibly soothing about the pink-orange glow it emits … Is it worth it? 100% YES! I love that my nose isn’t stuffy and itchy every time I wake up in the morning. And even if you don’t have allergies or sleeping problems, this lamp is certified AESTHETIC GOALS. You won’t regret your investment!”

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2. Philippine Pure Chia Seeds (500g), P550
Alyssa: “I purchased this product after finding out that it is packed with plenty of minerals and nutrients good for skincare and weight loss. I mix 1 tablespoon of chia seeds and 1 cup of water and let it bloom for about 30 minutes and then incorporate it to my yoghurt drink. Because of its bland taste, I can actually mix this with anything. I drink this 30 minutes before meals (2-3 times a day) and it really helped my constipation. I don’t usually poop everyday but for ten days now, after incorporating this on my diet, I now have regular restroom visits twice a day!”

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3. Active Resistance Loop Band Set, P700
Gianinna: “I love this! It’s very difficult to find time to go to the gym or swim a couple of laps in a pool especially when you have a hectic work schedule, but these babies make it so easy! I bring these with me to work and I just exercise right then and there on my work desk. You also don’t have to worry about what kind of exercises you can do with it since it comes with a set of instructions/examples that one can follow. It is also compact enough to bring for traveling. So glad I found this here!”

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4. Neocell Super Collagen (250 Tablets), P2,499
Jacky:Less hair fall, healthier nails, and glowing skin! My husband first noticed that my pores were less visible. Then I noticed that my face don’t get very oily anymore in the middle of the day. I rarely do touch ups now. All these without me changing my skincare routine, so I’m sure this is the reason for my healthier skin. I’m taking 6 capsules a day as suggested, 3 in the [morning] and 3 in the evening. It [lasts] for more than a month. It might be a little expensive but it’s worth it!”

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5. Cocoon Bottles Insulated Water Bottle (500ml), P1,200
Roselle: “Won’t leave you cold if you put a hot drink in it. Perfect for long drive & travel. Just purchased one & would definitely buy again for my partner, hopefully the color will be restocked again! Got the Dynamite & its refreshing color makes me want to drink 1000ml of water everyday! Awesome for water therapy.”

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6. Green Silo Organic Quinoa (2kg), P1,200
Aya: “This is worth every penny. So affordable! I used to buy from a different seller … which is way more expensive and I am only getting a few grams. This tastes like the usual good quality quinoa, no dirt or any residue, which is a good sign. So thumbs up.”
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7. Wheyl Nutrition Co. Just Salted Chocolate Whey Protein, P550
Vanessa: “I ordered this protein online because, while there are protein shakes for sale even in your local 7-11, they were P100+ a piece while this pack of powder is P550 for 15 servings. So far I’m loving it. The taste is not too sweet. I like to add this to my morning oatmeal, cereal, or even make a simple chia seed pudding from it to boost my protein intake for the day. In the future I’d like to try their other flavor variants.”

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8. Sip PH Straw and Bamboo Utensils, P550
Michelle: “Value for money bundle. The stainless steel straws are easy to clean with the brush provided. It looks like the bamboo tools will last, too. The roll itself is durable, it survived the washer and dryer … Everyone should be doing their bit to reduce the use of plastic. It is a quality local product.”

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9. Pure Bliss Lavender Essential Oil (18ml), on sale at P234 (limited time only)
Iris: “I do not regret buying this essential oil as it does makes me feel relaxed. It makes me sleepy; hence, it’s quite good if you wish to have little push to slumber land. I find it effective when I put 3-4 drops of the oil on my pillow. 15ml of the oil goes a long way so it might take me several months before I finish the whole bottle.”

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10. Herbs of the Earth Melatonin+ Sleep Faster, on sale at P1,000 (limited time only)
Francheska: “I have always had problem with sleeping and this product actually works! I tried buying generic melatonin … and it didn’t help, it made me feel half asleep the whole time and I ended up not having a good sleep, but this one doesn’t make me feel that way. It has helped me in sleeping more soundly and it doesn’t leave me drowsy when I wake up. It is also very easy to consume because it is a chewable tablet. I was actually expecting gummies instead so I was hesitant expecting that it was going to be bitter but instead it was sweet.”

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11. Roarganics Pure Barley Grass Powder, P600
Gianinna: “This has a grassy flavor that may take some getting used to, especially if it’s your first time to try barley grass powder. The taste can be easily masked once it’s mixed in a glass of cold-pressed fruit juice, and this is how I’ve been using it every morning before breakfast. After a few days of using it, I’m already starting to feel its effects; I feel more energized and my digestive rhythm is more regulated. I also noticed that my skin started to look clearer after a few days of consuming this product, and the powder itself is obviously of high-quality because of its rich, green hue unlike other “barley powders” which are mostly a pale and milky green. Based on my overall experience, I would definitely say that this is one of the best investments I’ve made for my health.”

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12. Kilo Off Liquid Drink Slimming, P795
Dahlia: “This product delivers its promise. What I like about it is the green coffee extract component, which controlled the cravings throughout the day. It also boosted my energy to endure tough workouts. The taste is something to get used to, but it’s not too bad … but overall, this is a good and effective product for me, provided that it would be used with exercise.”

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13. ACV Health Double Strength ACV, on sale at P141 (limited time only)
Rosan: “I use this as a toner and it heals my pimples. I noticed that my face became clearer after using this as toner. I also use this to condition my hair and it really makes my hair shiny. The price is reasonable and the plastic packaging is also okay because I can donate it to our barangay.”

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14. Carica Malunggay Capsules (90 Capsules), P385
Jule: “I am not a lactating mom, I am also not pregnant. I use this as a food supplement because I don’t eat that much vegetables. I take this every after meal, twice a day. Since taking this vitamins, I never felt bloated because I think it makes me feel full. I do not get hungry often, unlike before I used to have in-between snacks.”

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15. Anytime Menstrual Cup (Size 1), P700
Joanna: “I have been meaning to switch to menstrual cups ever since I had a couple of friends share their own experiences … It’s quite difficult to use at first and really takes a while before the learning curve kicks in. However, as advised by my friend, I just kept on trying until I got the hang of it. It’s really a different kind of experience and it has changed my life. I’m excited to try it out again on my next cycles until I’m completely able to shift to menstrual cups from using pads.”

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