We are proud to present the fourth BeautyMNL Awards: an eleven-part event that celebrates this fabulous year in beauty and wellness. After comprehensive discussion—and a whole lot of road-testing—the girls at the BeautyMNL office have listed the Best Products of 2019.
In the seventh installment of our 2019 BeautyMNL Awards, we’re focusing on products that helped us in our self-care routines. In other words, treating yourself to some much-needed TLC. 2019 was a tough year, but thankfully, these products helped the BeautyMNL staffers survive. Check ‘em out!
Easy Cures Heritage Rheuma Salve Liniment Glass Roller (10ml), P420
“My officemate actually introduced this to me and that is the best gift she can ever give me. I’ve tried a couple of similar products but nothing’s quite as effective as this one. I get dizzy and nauseous sometimes and I swear, this is the only smell that truly helps. I apply this on the temples of my forehead when I get headaches, and within an hour it improves. I also enjoy smelling this because it smells so good. All true-to-life oilbularyos should have this in their must-have list!” – Frankie C.
Elune Palo Santo (Ecuador, Pack of 3), P385
“I’ve only used this a couple of times so far to cleanse, and I’ve already noticed how it helps me feel more grounded afterwards. The piney scent also reminds me of a cozy old wood cabin in Baguio. It’s a self-care ritual that I can see myself do more regularly! “ – Angie G.
FAVORI Eucalyptus 10ml Aerator/Diffuser Aroma Oill, P150
“This product makes my room and toilet smell fresh! For people who love coming home to fresh and clean scents, this is a must! I love adding this to my diffuser when I have visitors as well!” – Kim H.
HIMA Himalayan Salt Lamp (3-5kg), P1,550
“Ever since I got a salt lamp, I realized that it would be easier for me to wind down for bed and fall asleep at night. It gives off a relaxing vibe and it signals my body to really relax. I also saw some noticeable changes with my rhinitis where my mornings were easier—I don’t have to sneeze all the time! Overall, it was a very nice tita purchase that’s both aesthetically pleasing and functional.”” – Gaile T.
Dentiste’ Love Mint (50s), P395
“It’s just one pellet away from fresher breath. I always have this in my bag since I love garlicky food!” – Nyra S.
“Wow, I can’t ever have any other mints after trying these. They’re so strong and really does the trick!” – Angeli K.
MegRhythm Steam Eye Mask (5 Pcs.), P346
“This is very relaxing! I use this when I feel like I need a special way to unwind. The tightness around my head after a difficult day eases away when I use this.” – Joanna T.
Modern Rituals by HIMA Jade Facial Roller, P1,150
“I use this every time I put on a face mask. It’s very therapeutic to use. It helps stimulate my skin cells and boost blood circulation!” – Danna P.
Modern Rituals by HIMA Rose Quartz Guasha, P1,295
“Massaging this pretty rock over my face is probably the longest part of my skincare routine, but it’s the most enjoyable nonetheless. It feels good to glide it over my face, and press any one of its curvy edges wherever I’m feeling the most tension. I’d like to think it leaves me less tired looking too, even if on most weekdays, I feel otherwise.” – Dani C.
Pure Bliss Lavender Essential Oil (18ml), P275 and Pure Bliss Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser, P1,999
“This combo (sold separately) is my absolute FAVORITE wellness-y find of 2019. I turn on the diffuser every night to make my whole room smell like lavender and set the mood for a great sleep. As someone who has always had trouble sleeping, the ultra-soothing but not overpowering lavender diffusion really puts my mind at ease after a long, hectic day. The diffuser is cute and small (about the size of my hand), which means it’s easy to clean, refill, and move around. The lavender oil is SO potent, so I can make one tiny bottle last for two months! The best part: diffusing lavender oil is safe for dogs, and since my dog sleeps with me in my room, he reaps the calming benefits of this beauty-sleep secret, too.” – Steph C.
Natrol Melatonin 1mg Fast Dissolve Strawberry Flavor (90 Tablets), P595
“Apart from being really tasty, it gets me feeling calm and drowsy. It also never makes me feel drowsy in the morning, even if I didn’t get a full 8 hours of sleep the night before!” – Celine V.
BeautyMNL #BeautyMNLxCat Mini Black Obsidian Beauty Wand & Roller), P899
“This product was a lifesaver for me last Christmas! I gave this to my tita friends and actual titas and they all loved it! I have one myself and I enjoy it mainly because it’s dual-ended and so portable. The roller end is smaller than the usual but still fits well on the face and gives as good a massage as a full roller. The unique acupressure end is helpful for alleviating headaches, nasal congestion, or any form of tension. It’s an absolute plus that the whole thing is made out of black obsidian which is believed to get rid of negative energies and promote good vibes—perfect for the new decade! I’ve stocked up on this at home so that I have gifts ready for when I need them this year!” – Patty G.
V&M Naturals Lavender Essential Oil (10ml), P420
“I can’t believe how affordable this is considering it’s a pure essential oil! I use this with my diffuser and it smells so good. The scent is so potent, I can already smell it after applying just a few drops in the water. I it makes my bedroom smell incredible and really ups the cozy factor.” – Kim V.
YogaLove Cooling Cream Tub (100g), P375
“This has got to be my most favorite purchase this year. I take this with me anywhere, and have recommended it to my family and friends. For headaches or dizziness, I apply this on my temples for instant relief. I also lather this on my back at night to help soothe my muscles. The scent is so soothing and pleasant - it never fails to make me feel more relaxed.” – Carli D.
The YogaLove Cooling Cream Tub also comes in a 200g tub.
Elune Sage Smudge, P425
“I really didn’t expect much when I bought this, but I was pleasantly surprised with how beautiful the bundle looks and how amazing it smells. I have yet to use it for actual smoke cleansing, but I’m really excited to try it out once I’ve done the research on how to properly do that. Even if you’re not into woo-woo stuff, you can still use it as a cute accent on a shelf or table top by displaying it on a jewelery dish, glass jar, or any holder you prefer.” – Kim V.
Modern Rituals by HIMA BeautyMNL x MORI Mini Jade Roller with Acupressure Wand), P599
“I got this mainly for the acupressure wand, and it’s a godsend for tension headaches. I press the pointy end of the wand into my temples or between my eyebrows and gently massage to alleviate the discomfort. There’s just something really, really therapeutic about zeroing on that one problematic pulsating point and physically soothing it away without having to resort immediately to a painkiller. I can even carry this in my makeup kit because it’s so tiny!” – Steph C.
Elune Portable Aroma Diffuser, P1,310
“This portable diffuser is a gamechanger for titas and oilbularyos! It’s small enough to fit in any bag, it’s wireless, it doesn’t need water (no mess!), and has an 8-hour battery life! I like using this while in the car to and from work. The scents of the essential oils really helps ease any sort of traffic-induced stress + it leaves the car smelling amazing!” – Patty G.
Valentus SlimROAST Optimum Dark Roast Coffee, P3,799
“I take Valentus as my morning coffee everyday before my first meal. It definitely helped in suppressing my appetite and made me lessen my cravings for junk food. This also helped me improve my mood and focus at work. The only thing I didn’t like about this is that it made me very thirsty so I had to drink lots of water. This made me pee more often. Super small price to pay, however, considering how effective this is!” – Nyra S.
Puritan’s Pride Melatonin 3mg (120 Tablets), P359
“What can I say? Sometimes you just need help getting a good night’s sleep, and I’ll love any melatonin product that can get me there. This one does the job without the grogginess. For that, it’s essential to my sleep hygiene habits!” – Ayana T.
Déjà Poo Pre-Poo Spray in Mint (10ml)
“Not a lot of people will probably think of poo spray as a self-care item, but really, it is! Many will agree with me that poo sprays have completely changed their number 2 game for the better! I like this one in Mint which leaves the bathroom smelling like someone had just brushed their teeth. Very discreet IMO!” – Patty G.
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