Sad fact: some products are one hundred percent hype and zero delivery. But on BeautyMNL, we don’t buy into gimmicks—and neither do your fellow customers, if we’re to take their reviews as truth. This week’s roundup of must-buys will have you seeing stars in the best way—five-star ratings, that is! Put your money to good use with 10 beauty finds that make good on all their claims.

1. It’s Skin Power 10 Formula YE Effector, now on sale at P700 (limited time only) “This serum is not only affordable, it’s also super effective. I use this morning and night to soothe my sensitive skin and so far, I’m happy with the quick results. I have red, itchy spots around my lips and nose area and these are instantly relieved by the serum. Scent is mild and soothing as well. I like using this after I cleanse as I feel it rehydrates my skin and before my moisturizer as I feel it locks in all the benefits of my moisturizer. This is one staple in my travel kit too.” – Tina

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2. Wet n’ Wild Color Icon Blusher, P299 “These blushes from Wet n Wild are of great great quality. They provide great pigmentation, they last very long on the skin, they have a nice color selection, and they are very affordable. The shade Pearlescent Pink is my everyday blush. I also love the shade Mellow Wine paired with a mauve lip.” – Camilla

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3. Heroine Make Cult-Fave Long & Curl Mascara, P1,175 “If you really want to have anime-looking eye lashes (super long and flirty), check out Heroine Cult-Fave Long & Curl Mascara. I first learned about this from a friend from japan and ever since I tried it, I was surprised with how it made my lashes look so much fuller and longer.” – Victoria

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4. Tony Moly Pure Eco Snail Moisture Gel, P548 “On an impulse, I bought this (though the many positive reviews did convince me further), I am so happy with it. First of all, it smells really nice! The consistency is gel so it’s not greasy which is perfect because I already have oily skin. It’s very moisturizing and leaves my skin feeling soft and [supple]. I actually store it in the fridge because I find it to cool and soothing that way. Also did I mention it’s a huge product! So i got to share some with friends and they all loved it too.” – Bin

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5. Halo + Halo Feelings Pouch (Medium), P200 “The word “FEELINGS”caught my attention first. But upon realizing that I needed a pouch to organize the contents of my bag, I bought this. It fits perfectly in my smaller sized handbag (I usually carry those big, roomy bags). I put all the small things inside it so that I wouldn’t have to rummage endlessly inside my bag when I need to get something. The fabric is soft and does not feel rough on my hands. I also love the fact that the zipper handle is bigger than the usual as it makes opening the pouch easier.” – abigail

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6. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula® Lotion (Fragrance Free), P435

“I bought this a few months ago to pair with the Cocoa Butter Skin Therapy Oil, and I still haven’t used this up because I only ever need very little every time I apply it! I prefer this version over the Cocoa scented one. I find that although it smells delicious, it’s a bit overwhelming and doesn’t mesh well with the oil since I have mine in the Rosehip fragrance. I like to use this at night after I apply the oil because I think it’s too heavy and emollient to be used in the morning. I love how soft it makes my skin and it somehow helped calm down my eczema too. This also lightened up some small scars on my legs and arms so I’m happy about that as well!” – Joelea

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7. Leyende Smoothie Operator: Uplifting™ Body Wash, now on sale at P162 (limited time sale) “This is such an underrated gem and it helps a whole steal when you realize this is locally made. I’ve used this after swim training sessions and this has helped a great deal in restoring post-chlorine moisture. So inexpensive too. A little goes a long way. Don’t expect though that it’ll lather and foam as many commercially available body wash products out there–shows you just how honest and pure this is.” – Kristine’

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8. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel, P855 “Oh my oh my, where has this baby been all my life? For the longest time, I thought I would never find a moisturizer that would sit well with my oily, acne-prone, perpetually red and sensitive skin. But Neutrogena’s gel-based formula was apparently all that I needed! It smells like fresh laundry actually, but when you get past that, the texture is superbly smooth on the skin and dries in like, 10-15 seconds flat. And when I say dry, I MEAN DRY - there’s no sticky residue, there’s not weird gleam or shine. It’s absorbed just like that. Plus, you won’t be able to stop touching your face (though you must resist it!) because the gel leaves you with this silky soft texture <3 It didn’t make me break out either! THIS IS THE BEST THING EVER GUYS. Please try it out!” – Lexi

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9. Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge, P460 “I’ve been a user of makeup brushes for a long time so I decided to try this Miracle Complexion Sponge by Real Techniques for a change. The first time I used it, I was surprised on how flawless my foundation looked. It’s like this sponge “released the true potential” of my foundation without having to use too much product. I do use this more often now because of how soft it is on my combination & sensitive skin, plus it’s easier to use and clean.” – Abigail

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10. Bedhead/TIGI Some Like It Hot: Heat & Humidity Resistant Serum, now on sale at P700 (limited time sale) “I love this product! I blowdry my hair 2-3 times a week, and never used a heat protectant prior to buying this. I feel that it really has made a difference in the health of my hair. I concentrate the application to the bottom two-thirds of my hair. Since I have very long hair (a little above waist-level), I use 1 1/2 - 2 to make sure everything’s evenly coated. It doesn’t weigh down my hair, and not to mention the smell is DIVINE! I’m a huge fan of coconut scents, and this one smells so amazingly delicious I almost wish I could eat it! In between washings and blowouts, I use a small amount (about half a pump) to tame any frizzies and keep my hair looking polished. Great product! I’ll probably buy another two bottles while it’s still available to make sure I don’t run out of it for a long time!” – Dana

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

All reviews are user-generated on BeautyMNL.