The best players in skincare understand what Asian brands have long mastered: simplicity is key. Instead of targeting a plethora of skin issues, the most effective products focus on one thing at a time—and they do it very, very well. For today’s Top Reviews, laser-sharp formulas are taking centerstage. These customer-faves zone in on your most common beauty woes for maximum impact. Go on, try ‘em for yourselves—the difference will shock you!

1. Avalon Organics CoQ10 Repair Wrinkle Defense Serum, now on sale at P580 (limited time sale) “I am a big fan of CoQ10 because of how supple it keeps my skin. The fact that this is available in serum form, online, with an organic brand, and doesn’t cost an arm is a leg checks so many boxes for me. I’ve used Avalon Organics in many forms, and I’m so glad they have a line with my favourite ingredient. I will definitely keep buying this.” – Tata

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2. COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence, P900 “i’ve only been using this for like 2 weeks and i’m already in love! it’s super lightweight and very hydrating and moisturizing! It is sticky when you first apply it but that’s gone once the product is absorbed, by the skin. I love this because my skin feels like it’s in better shape since I started using this. I have less breakouts, and my dry cheeks that always felt so dry don’t feel that way anymore. I honestly just put myself on the waitlist because i want that back up bottle now! :) anyway, plus points to beautymnl because before i bought this i asked for the authenticity and the customer service is A+! they went above and beyond to show me proofs and make me feel at ease and i just love them for it. i won’t buy cosrx products anywhere else! (so pls restock asap! haha)” – Regina

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3. Maybelline Fit Me Concealer, P299 “One of my HG Concealers! The coverage of this is amazing considering how lightweight it is. This is one of the best drugstore concealers I’ve ever tried. Comparable to NARS. I use this everyday so a tube only lasts me a short while. So glad I’ll be able to purchase here now. I hope the shade Sand will be available soon.” – Claudia

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4. St. Ives Face Scrub Blemish Control Apricot, P205 “I am a loyal user of St. Ives since I was in college. After a decade I am still using this product even if it has transformed into several versions already. I have acne prone and oily skin so this blemish facial wash has been a staple in my bathroom since it keeps my skin smoother and blemish free. It contains 2% salicylic acid and mild enough for everyday use. I use it every night. One tube lasts for a long time.” – Lani

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5. Nippon Esthetic Philippines Pro Blend Sponge Kit, now on sale at P400 (limited time sale) “I’m a make up and brush fan ever since I can remember. I’ve always dreaded using a sponge because I always incorporate it to foundation cakes and make ups that are just so heavy on the face. But when I saw the Nippon Pro Blender, 2 sponges and a cleaner for 400, I said, why not? So I ordered one and the sponge literally changed my make up game! I’m so satisfied with it, I think it’s my most favorite purchase here in BeautyMNL! I’m pretty sure it’s a dupe for the expensive Beauty Blender! I’m so in love with my Nippon Pro Blend sponge!!! <3” – Imari

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6. TRESemmé Hair Treatment Mask Keratin Smooth, P230 “You’d be surprised at how soft and healthy your hair will be after just one use. The best part is it doesn’t feel heavy or oily on the hair like similar products so if you’ve got oily scalp like me, this might be the answer to your hair care woes!” — Diane

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7. V&M Naturals Tsubaki Oil, now on sale at P383 (limited time sale) “Pimple scars are a nasty problem of mine. But not anymore! I just tried this Tsubaki Oil out of curiosity (as I do try a lot of wonderful products here in Beautymnl). I don’t regret purchasing this! It has become my go to product for when I need to heal or fade some scars. I just massage this on my face before sleeping and I wake up with soft skin and with scars noticeably lighter.” – Cedric

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8. Cascade 6 Hole Lipstick Holder, P149 “This is my second time to buy an item from Cascade. (The first product I bought was a cotton balls and swab holder, and I was very satisfied with the quality.) The same sentiment holds true for this lipstick holder. The quality is very good and the price is such a steal. What more, it adds a bit of flair to the way we organize our lippies. It looks so cute it makes you want to display your lipsticks on your table instead of stashing them away at the back of your closet! True to its claim, I will never let my precious lipsticks roll around in my drawers anymore, all thanks to this! Also, BeautyMNL was so sweet to pack my item with lots and lots of bubble wrap. I’m sending out my five well-deserved stars!” – Nadine

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9. Nuganic Pure Snail Mask (8 pieces), P1,740 “Finally caved and bought this mask pack of 8. Totally worth it. I love that the essence in the pack is just enough to soak the mask. No dripping mess, which makes this a great product for long-haul flights. The essence does not impart a sticky feel on the face and neck. It moisturizes and hydrates you enough. I also noticed that my face looked revitalized and less tired. Bring 2 or 3 with you on your next long-haul flight. Bon voyage!” – Nicole

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10. Ecotools Starter Set, P750 “These brushes are so soft, and have such great quality!!! I highly recommend these brushes, especially for girls who are just starting out, or for the girls who just need the basics. Love how it comes with a case, so it’s definitely travel friendly as well. This brand deserves some lovin’ because I think it’s very underrated, considering that it gives such soft and great quality products!” — Kristiana

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

All reviews are user-generated on BeautyMNL.