When you’re a beauty junkie braving the tropics, every day is a struggle against sweat, odor, and general haggardness. With that in mind, today’s Top Reviews spotlight only products that keep you fresh and flawless—whether it’s through a heatwave or typhoon. Bring out the big guns with our 10 top-rated finds, below!

1. Son & Park Beauty Water (60ml), P650 “Toners are tricky for me. Since I have acne prone skin, I end up with products good for my pimple but harsh for my face. This toner is a different story. The scent reminded me of a local toner brand. In my first use, it already shrunk the large pores near my nose. I couldn’t believe at first and I thought it’s just a first impression. But this product is so consistent in its effect! It’s also mattifying and I noticed that this toner is effective in prepping my skin for the next steps in my routine. My pimple scars, esp the deep ones, don’t seem to be as noticeable. I love to use this too for a midday refresher and it does not dry my skin at all.” – Jonille

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2. V&M Naturals Smooch Lip Detox SPF15, now on sale at P169 (limited time only) “This is, hands down, the best lip balm I have ever tried. And trust me when I say I have tried them ALL. I went through a lip balm junkie phase where I literally had a drawerful of lip balms. These were the only ones that consistently made my lips softer, smoother, and, oddly, pinker.” – Angela

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3. Beach Born Sunset Spray, P175 “I’m a big fan of Beach Born’s Sea Salt Spray so naturally I was ECSTATIC when I found out they had released another hair saviour! Sunset Spray is like Sea Salt Spray’s older, more sophisticated sister who balances out her younger sister’s wild, happy-go-lucky attitude. Sunset Spray kind of “tames” the mess Sea salt Spray makes (since Sea Salt obviously has a texturizing and somewhat drying effect). What I love about Sunset Spray is that it’s incredibly moisturising without being greasy. The lavender scent is mild and calming and is never over-the-top. A few spritzes of this will instantly perk up your mood. This definitely gets 5 stars (or make that suns) in my book!” – Gigi

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4. Head & Shoulders Smooth & Silky Shampoo (180ml), P123 “I don’t always wash my hair, to keep it healthy. Unfortunately, I notice that after 2-3 days of not washing it. Dandruff are starting to build up, so I look for a solution and tried this head and shoulders shampoo. I didn’t get a fast result, yet I notice that even if I don’t wash my hair for 2-3 days dandruff doesn’t build up that much anymore. True to its promise, it does lessen your dandruff and eventually make your scalp flake free.” – Michelle

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5. Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Honeysuckle (50ml), P2,250 “I quite like the scent of this. It smells like the signature green tea scent of Elizabeth Arden.. but with a twist. I love how this has a hint of fruity scents in it. As I find the original Green Tea Scent a fragrance one has to get used to, I find this one is an easier scent to get used with….” – Sevigne

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6. Skin Genie Apple Cider Vinegar Soap Plus Foaming Wash, P350 “I super, duper love this cleanser! It helped my skin clear out and the brush helps you to really get in there and clean the face. Beware if you have sensitive skin it kinda dries and stings a little but my skin has never been better! Hope you can carry a refill!” – Maica

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7. Sooper Beaute The Porefectionist Serum, P180 “What i like about Sooper Beute Porefectionist Serum: a. packaging - looks chic and easy to carry especially for those women who are always on the go. b. product - it glides smoothly on my skin and dries quickly (I have an oily skin so i’m too picky with the product i use), it’s a local brand so there’s an insurance that the product is specially formulated for Pinays c. smell - it has a (subtle) petroleum-jelly-like fragrance d. price -very cheap” – Iorely

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8. BeautyMNL Wild Things Gift Set, P399 “I loved the packaging of these box sets. I only had to wrap ribbon around them and voila! I got this for a friend who she shared one with me when I slept over her place. Besides the refreshing feeling the mask gives, the animal print makes it so fun that it adds to the overall detox process!” – Dana

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9. NYX Stay Matte Liquid Foundation, P640 “My face isn’t perfect. I have tiny bumps, which looked too obvious with other liquid foundations. So when i tried this, i keep getting asked what my secret for a flawless skin is. I was like, are you kidding?! No way. I knew it was just this CREAMY NATURAL liquid foundation. After applying this, i put johnson’s baby powder on my face then bam! I look fresh! It’s matte but it never made my skin look dry. Not heavy unlike other products that makes my skin feel uncomfortable. Super blendable too and you dont need to put a large amount. It lasts for a long time so it’s really worth every penny ;)” – Shaira

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10. Real Techniques Sculpting Brush Set, P1,300 “Like all RT brushes, this set did not disappoint. Before owning this set, I was afraid to contour because I have quite a heavy hand, but the unique shape of this contour brush made it a lot easier for me to angle my contour. Also, I’m a highlight lover and the two highlighting brushes just made me love my highlight game even more!” – Clara

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

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