The most rewarding part of using beauty and skincare is the transformation that happens over time. Clearer skin, a sharper cat eye, you name it! But to be frank, not all of us have the patience. Sometimes you want to see results and you want to see them ASAP! For those who just can’t wait, this week’s Top Reviews will give you exactly what you paid for—fast.

1. COSRX BHA Skin Returning Emulsion, P760 “A few months before I hit 30, my skin started greasing up more than ever. That’s when I became obsessed with skin care. The Cosrx BHA Emulsion is the latest addition to my routine, and I can’t be any happier with it. I’ve been using it for almost 3 weeks now and the results are phenomenal. Surprisingly, my extremely oily skin has toned down! From 3 to 4 blotting papers in an entire workday, I am now down to only 2! I have never seen this much of a difference from all the other oil-control products I’ve tried. This is definitely a keeper. All you oily ladies must try this one out!” – Joyce

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2. Ellana Lip & Cheek Gel “I prefer lip tints over anything else because they look the most natural. Perfect for a fresh, no makeup look. Amethyst makes me look like I did some light exercise, and the flush stayed. A friend commented that I looked blooming when they saw me, and another one said she wanted to pinch my cheeks. They all didn’t suspect it was makeup until I told them.” – Karyl

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3. DewyTree Snail Essence Water, P1,299 “I am usually very picky with my toners because I don’t like formulas that sting. This definitely didn’t so that’s a huge check from me. I only got a sample size of this as a freebie so I cannot really say much about its benefits cause I haven’t had the chance to mix and match it with other products to really isolate it (and I feel like the softer, more bouncy and healthy-looking skin I got after using it could have also been a result of the snail cream I used with it) but I can say this: it definitely complements the emulsion and the cream that it came with! I felt that the essence helped my skin absorb the products better and prepped it well for the next products. I have tried the cream this came with with other toners and I feel that it performed best when used with this essence.” – Carla

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4. Esfolio Aloe Vera Soothing Gel, now on sale at P315 (limited time only) “I have always been a fan of aloe vera due to its moisturizing and soothing properties. Some of my skin got mildly sunburnt lately so I stocked up on this aloe vera gel to help my skin recover. It simply gets the job done! The gel feels great on the skin especially if it has been stored in the fridge. I can’t express how relieved my skin feels after I’ve applied it. I’ve also started using it on my hair to nourish my roots and help remove unpleasant scalp odor - so far so good!” – Christine

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5. Be Organic Bath & Body Argan Oil Foaming Face Wash, now on sale at P198 (limited time only) “I use this facial wash when I am traveling or on-the-go because: 1.) its practical small yet spill-proof container that I love; and 2.) this facial cleanser really does the job of keeping my face fresh and squeaky clean without the dryness aftermath. It easily washes away the greasiness from the entire day of being outside when traveling. As soon as this gets new stock, will immediately repurchase as this is now a permanent travel toiletry essential!” – Munira

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6. Celeteque DermoScience Brightening Eye Tuck, P299 “Let’s just say 2016 has been a rough year and I may or may not have been balling my eyes out since March. The consequence of this of course has led to me looking like a sad extra in a low budget musical rendition of Kung Fu Panda. I needed HELP! I searched high and low and tried a million and one masks and home remedies, all which had temporary solutions… Till this little vial of magic came along. I’ve been using it for 5 days only and I have already noticed my dark circles getting lighter and some deep lines filling out. Once I finish writing this review you can bet your sweet butt I’m pre-emptively buying 2 more tubes.” – Tash

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7. L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Le Matte, P400 “I love this! It’s highly pigmented and transfer proof! It lasts long (about 8 hours for me) and stains my lips. It’s also** very light weight** and it smells nice, like those rose-scented rosaries. I’ve got She’s So Matte, Game Set & Matte, and Matte-r of Fact, and they all look nice on me. I recommend using a lip primer before putting on Game Set & Matte though because it’s a little patchy compared to the other two shades. Overall, I’m quite satisfied! It has all the qualities of a lippie I’m looking for!” – Mae

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8. Instantly Ageless Eyebag Eraser (1 Solo Sachet), now on sale at P100 (limited time only) “I bought this for me and my mom. Honestly, this little sachet did wonders for us! I felt a tightening sensation around my eye area and right before my eyes, my eyebags were significantly reduced.” – Lesley

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9. PRO Studio Beauty Exclusives Brush Cleaning Pad, now on sale at P350 (limited time only) “This got my brushes squeaky clean and residue free. I had to use less brush bath, plus got it cleaned in half the time. I used to swirl my brushes in a container and try to get rid of residue with my fingers which took forever. I’m really pleased with this purchase and will probably be ordering more as gifts for my kikay friends for Christmas this year.” – Kat

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10. Detail Contour and Blush, now on sale at P349 “I honestly thought that the contents were small but when it landed on my doorstep, I was amazed because the pods are bigger. The colors are pigmented and since it is powder-based, I used a little trick on it so that it wud be easier to blend, which is by dippingmy brushes into an eye primer then dab it on the pods before applying it on my face. The result is just like the other high-end products out there. Affordable yet the result is truly amazing.” – April

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Tune in next week for another batch of 5-star must-haves!

All reviews are user-generated on BeautyMNL.