When you’re bombarded with product choices in every direction, it’s hard to weed out the good from the bad. Even worse, you might overlook an HG find, thinking it’s just another run-of-the-mill buy. Thankfully, your fellow customers have a great eye for what’s really worth your hard-earned cash. For this week’s Top Reviews, we’re zooming in on 10 hidden gems that seem to have fallen under our radar—’til today!

1. Tony Moly Earth Beauty Rice Mask Sheet, P248 “This is one of Tony Moly’s sheet masks that I have come to love. Since there is some time involved in the preparation of this mask, I suggest to do this when you have enough time in your hands in the evening for a pampering session. The essence is thick and milky, which you pour onto the rice sheets. The rice sheets are cut to fit the upper and lower parts of the face … Adhesion to the face is very good. I have also used the remaining essence all over my body, which made my skin crazy soft and moisturized. The essence does not absorb that quickly into the skin, so this is a great mask to use when you want to give yourself a facial massage. I feel that I don’t need to use an eye cream or a moisturizer after, so this mask is the last step of my skin care routine for the evening. In fact, I think the essence (since it’s thick), doubles up as a sleeping mask, which you wash off when you wake up in the morning. Sweet dreams!” – Nicole

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2. Mizon Vita Lemon Sparking Peeling Gel, now on sale at P675 (limited time only) “I have never used any peeling products in my life and this was enough for my gentle and oily skin. The scent a little chemically with a hint of lemon. There’s something satisfying about massaging your skin and seeing those old skin scrub off like wet tissue paper ball. This is now an integral part of my skin regimen and it really helped lighten my pimple scars. Will definitely buy another one once I run out!” – Clarissa

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3. Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid Foundation, P499 “this foundation is UHH-MEY-ZING. AMAZING. it blends to my skin well and the coverage is medium, if i do say so myself. the finish is great but i prefer to powder my face since i have oily skin. my shade is B2 and it just blends to my skin so PERFECTLY. it’s as if the color was made just for me. i wore this at a party and they gushed about my face that day :> definitely buy this! i would totally buy another bottle (if i finish my first one, im not even halfway!)” – Dianne

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4. Avalon Organics Intense Defense with Vitamin C Facial Serum, now on sale at P690 (limited time only) “With a sensitive, acne-prone skin, scars are to be expected. I always have hormonal acne focusing on my jaws and neck area (due to my PCOS) so my scars in that particular area is really bad. I purchased this with fingers crossed in hopes of finally finding the perfect product for me. I’ve only been using this for a week and it’s honestly the best!! My skin changed a lot and it feels healthier than before. My scars lightened and i’m looking forward to seeing much more drastic changes in the future.” – Chloe

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5. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel, P855 “I have an oily skin and I have to blot every 2-3hours throughout the day but when I started using this I can see the improvement of my skin that I don’t need to blot at all! Sounds unbelievable, I know! Even me can’t believe that it works like magic. I’ve been using this for a month now and falling even more in love with this product. My holygrail moisturizer! <3 it keeps my skin soft and hydrated all day and gives my skin a beautiful glow :)!” – Jolle

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6. Pink Sugar It’s Awesome BB Cream, P499 “I find it better than my Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream in terms of texture and consistency. Pink Sugar BB Cream is lightweight, non-sticky, and dries powdery matte. Unlike Missha’s that feels heavy on skin, sticky after application and shiny finish. With Pink Sugar BB Cream I don’t need (most of the time, daily basis) to dash a layer of finishing powder to settle it, but I do touch ups (with Human Nature Mineral Pressed Powder) once in a while to combat my oiliness. The combination is just perfect for everyday use. The coverage is buildable from medium to full. I apply it allover my face and add another layer to my dark spots and acne marks, so it doubles as my concealer as well. Nice job Pink Sugar! Not to mention the super cheapipay price for the quality and quantity you could get from this awesome local fave. I’m ditching my good ol’ BB Cream for now. Peace. ;)” – Donna

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7. Nivea Extra Whitening Cell Repair & Protect Body Milk, P64 “There are many products in the market which promises to deliver results, most of them fail but but Nivea always delivers for me. I love this whitening lotion. Along with using kojic soap all over my body to even out my skin tone and eliminate scars, I also use this lotion for faster results. It lightened my leg scars and dark spots over some time. I love the soft feeling it leaves without the grease. A must try!” – Charmaine

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8. Aloe Derma Acne Removing Deep Cleanser, P450 “I love this product! It has a gel-type consistency which spreads easily, and a small amount is enough to wash my face. At first use, I thought it will be difficult to wash off, but it washes off just fine. It leaves my skin soft and clean (and not the squeaky-type clean!). I’ve been using this product for almost 1 month now and I never had a breakout since! I intend to keep this in my regimen!” – Bianca

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9. e.l.f. Contour Blush & Bronzing Powder, P270 “270 pesos for a blush and bronzer? Are you kidding? This is definitely a steal! It is a great dupe for the Nars blush and bronzer combos, at a fraction of the cost. I tend to go for matte blushes and bronzers and this is a bit glittery but it really is a must-try product. The sleek packaging and mirror is a bonus.” – Ednalyn


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10. V&M Naturals Smooch Lip Detox with SPF15, now on sale at P185 “This is the only lip balm I’ve been able to commit to. It made my lips softer and smoother. I never experience dry, chapped lips while using this. I sometimes leave this on overnight so that when I wake up, my lips feel moist and soft. I also love how it gives a fresh, minty feel on the lips. I’ve tried more expensive brands but this is the one for me. It’s also great to use under matte lipsticks so your lips won’t feel dry. It’s affordable, does the job and even has SPF. I highly recommend this lip balm.” – Christine

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

All reviews are user-generated on BeautyMNL.