Best thing about beauty? Everything about it is customizable to your preferences, features, lifestyle, and concerns. All you have to do is find the right products! And that’s exactly what we’re here for—on this week’s Top Reviews, we narrow down the search with a round-up of 15 best beauty buys, as recommended by our regulars! Nobody knows the ups and downs of trial-and-error more than fellow customers, so if these top-rated picks worked for them, chances are they will for you, too!

1. Baroness Snail Soothing Gel, P199
“Perfect 5! I love the not so overpowering smell, the consistency and the non greasy effect after it dries out on your face. You’ll get more than what you paid for. I repurchased another set of 5 the next day after trying it overnight because i totally loved the smooth effect on my face. Thank you Beautymnl for this gem!” – Chris

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2. Kilo Off Liquid Drink Slimming, P795
“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 (compared to the Orange drink), but overall, this is a good and effective product for me, provided that it would be used with exercise.” – Dahlia

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3. Be Organic Bath & Body Emu Skin Perfecting Cream, P395
“I tried this product around 2015 because I was searching for a gentle, natural, anti-ageing moisturizer that won’t irritate my sensitive and pimple prone skin. It smells good, non-greasy, and I always wake up to soft glowing skin the next day. This has been my go-to night moisturizer ever since. :)” – Emmy

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4. April Skin Magic Snow Cushion 2.0, P1,249
“My mom bought me one, with the shade of natural beige (#23). Although the shade’s a bit darker than my skin tone, I can certainly say that it can stand on its own! There’s no need for a primer and concealer or further foundation. Coverage is a 10/10. Plus, it is also long-lasting for it beats oily skin. Foundation is still there even with oily skin. Haggard look no more. Here’s to fresher skin days! April Skin foundation for the win!” – Sienna

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5. COSRX BHA Skin Returning Emulsion, now on sale at P828 (limited time only)
“I’m using this product for 2 months now. At first, I thought it’s not doing anything for my skin (my skin feels kind of softer though). But after a while, I can see that it lightens the dark spots/blemishes in my face. Also, it’s true that it prevents breakouts because whenever I feel that a pimple will soon come out, I just dab this product (together w/ the other Cosrx products that I use) on it and after a few days, it’s gone! I’m so glad I didn’t give up on this & continued using it. Now, I’m finally seeing results! Will definitely repurchase.” – Q

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6. Strip It Hair Removal Sugaring Big Kit, P294
“I was one of those girls who gets shy with just thinking of going to waxing salons and have them remove my ua hair. I didn’t have confidence to show my ua with so balbon hair. So, I opted to look for waxing products that I can try at home. I’ve tried using one cold wax in my UA & it is quite painful & messy. You can’t even remove the excess wax with water unlike Strip it! I was really surprised with the result of using this product. It wasn’t painful at all and my UA feels smooth & soft after waxing. I initially just wanted the trial kit but it was sold out. Nonetheless, I don’t regret buying the big kit with this satisfying results.” – Lhors

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7. iMagic Smudge-Proof Liquid Lipgloss, now on sale at P215 (limited time only)
“With all honesty, I can definitely say that this is one of my favorite liquid lipsticks (and I’ve tried a looot) ever! It’s comparatively gentler on the skin, stays on for a good amount of time, smudge proof for the most part and highly pigmented! A little goes a long way too. I was pleasantly surprised. I got the #7 shade which is Before this I’ve been using the Maybelline liquid lip liners but this is a step up! The trick is to only apply one coat (it lasts for so long) and to completely remove it when you want to re-apply. That way, it feels and looks fresh. Will hoard while it’s on sale. Yay!” – Nina

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8. Seed & Tree Plant Cell Essence, P999
“There’s not a lot of reviews about it online but I decided to give it a shot anyways; I’ve been using it for a few weeks already and I’m so in LOVE with this product. It’s gentle enough on my skin without causing breakouts and irritation (I also do have Rosacea and my skin flares up if it doesn’t like certain products), yet it’s so effective in softening my skin and getting rid of my dry patches. I’m so in love with the glass packaging as well, because it looks like one of those expensive products but it’s super affordable for it’s quality and effectiveness.” – Christine

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9. Scents of Style Green Tea Mini Spray (20ml), now on sale at P125 (limited time only)
“This one is a great hand bag staple for when you need to freshen up on the go. It smells like a cheaper version of Elizabeth Arden’s Green Tea, which it really is anyway. No shade, though. It does the job, and if you’re a fan of the green tea scent, then you should get this. It’s small enough to fit in a clutch so you can bring this to an event. You can also opt for this mini size to put in your everyday bag, rather than bringing a full-sized bottle (because, that’s still extra weight off your shoulders).” – Freya

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10. BioAqua Pure Skin Acne Removal, now on sale at P349 (limited time only)
“this does its job. i’ve been using this for weeks now and seen so much improvement to my skin. it sure helps with starting acne/pimple, more so with lightening spots and scars. results may vary from skin types, but i’ve seen mine in just 2 days. plus a little goes a long way. soon as my bottle is finished, i’d definitely buy another. it’s already in my wish list :)” – Carmen

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11. Ushas Cosmetics Matte Blush Quad, now on sale at P299 (limited time only)
“I love trying out new brands and I love playing makeup artist so when I saw this, I thought this would be a handy palette that provides enough color variety but is small enough to carry around. You can go from rosy to bronze-y in one palette. Great for travellin when you want more options to create different looks for days. Also, great for when you want to experiment looks on friends! Color is pigmented, finish is silky matte and it’s pretty easy to blend. Also good for contouring and highlighting! Yey, for a good find!” – Lily

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12. Happy Island Candle Co. Melon & Cucumber (60ml), P199
“This was my first Happy Island candle, so I was a bit nervous about it since I really don’t like anything with strong [artificial] scents. But this candle impressed me so much I’ve been lighting it every chance I get! The scent is refreshing and clean. The melon and the cucumber combine really well. It makes my room smell amazing! I’m off to buy another scent, and probably this one in a bigger jar when it’s back in stock.” - Clarisse

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13. Novo Cosmetics Two Tone Lipstick, now on sale at P449 (limited time only)
“My very first two tone lipstick and will definitely not be the last! Im a huge fan of korean groups, dramas and artists, which is the reason I love almost everything korean. When I saw this on sale, I didn’t hesitate to buy this one. And yes, I loved it. I finally achieved that korean two tone lipstick in just one swipe! Plus, it is a bit long lasting and leaves a stain if you wipe it with a tissue which is lit!” – Austine

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14. SFR Color Highlighter & Bronzer, now on sale at P349 (limited time only)
“I got the #2 shade which is perfect for my tan morena skin. I’ve been using this product for about a week and I always feel so on point when I do wear it! I especially love the bronzer, it’s so pigmented (a little goes a long way!) and stays on for hours! My face gets uber sweaty because of the humidity - I tap with it a tissue to dry off and it still looks so on point! It’s actually nice that the case is made of polystyrene because it’s lightweight and yes, it’s spill proof. Definitely an A+ purchase!” – Nina

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15. Water Angel Bee Venom Mask, now on sale at P109 (limited time only)
“I really LOVE this mask! It left my skin really smooth, supple, and feeling refreshed. My skin felt tighter and my pores looked smaller too. I especially love that this one is also a charcoal mask (since I also love liquid charcoal masks) so your skin gets moisturized with serum and detoxified at the same time! How great its that?! I also would like to highlight that this mask sheet is noticeably thicker so I was able to soak in for a longer period of time, which such a bonus too! The price may be a bit higher but I think it’s totally worth it to spoil yourself a little every now and then :)” – Lily

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Credits: Video and photos by Kat Echon.

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