As much as we love the coolness of the -ber months, they signal a whole new slew of skin problems. Raise your hand if you agree: with sweater weather comes super-dry skin! Low humidity levels draw all the moisture from our faces, leaving us vulnerable to the weather. And in a country where we’re used to sun-soaked days and balmy nights, it’s a serious challenge to keep up with the climes.

But that’s what we’re here for: to help you get this whole moisture thing on lock. Below, you’ll find a starter pack of moisturizing skin products you must have for the -ber months. Chill, you got this!


USE: Mizon Vita Lemon Sparkling Peeling Gel, P675 WHAT IT DOES: Lemon isn’t just for detoxifying your body—it does wonders for thirsty skin, too. This hydrating gel boasts of French sparkling water, lemon peel oil, and various fruit and plant extracts. When applied, it completely renews a lackluster complexion. Use it first thing every morning to give your face a dose of citrus-scented sparkle.

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USE: Banila Co. Hi Bye Soothing Barrier Cream, P950 WHAT IT DOES: We’d say moisturizer is essential year-round. But it’s a straight-up skincare crime to skip it when temperatures dip. Think of this cream as armor for your skin. It locks in moisture, boosts hydration, and protects against harsh external factors. You wouldn’t want to face the elements without a fighting chance, would you?

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USE: Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel, P485 WHAT IT DOES: Living in the tropics means there will always be a hint of sunshine, even on overcast days. Make it a habit to pile on the SPF even when you don’t think you’ll need it. It’s incredibly crucial to healthy, radiant skin. This hydrating sunscreen not only protects you from harmful UV rays, it also refreshes your pelt sans that unsightly white cast.

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USE: Carmex Cult Fave Original Jar, P149 WHAT IT DOES: Chapped lips are often a sign that your skin is struggling through erratic weather. Before your pucker starts to crack, treat it with a trusty balm like this one. Its petrolatum and lanolin content locks moisture into your lips as they heal. Bye-bye, dryness!

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USE: Innisfree Green Tea Mineral Mist (150ml), P685 WHAT IT DOES: If you spend enough time in the outdoors, your wind-struck skin will start to suffer. Remedy that by spritzing some of this hypoallergenic, alcohol-free mist all over your face. It provides a fuss-free pick-me-up any time of day. Who says you can’t sip your afternoon tea and spritz it over your skin, too?

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USE: Beauty Bakery Decadent Body Butter, P350 WHAT IT DOES: As devoted as we are to keeping our faces nourished, we have to make sure our bodies are, too. Apply a liberal amount of this body butter all over and let the rich blend of oils and butters return it to its healthiest state. We recommend the scent Melted Marshmallows—it’s perfect for hot cocoa season!

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USE: My Prime Transformative Night Cream, P2,600 WHAT IT DOES: The key to waking up with luminous skin in drab, drab December? Never skip night cream before bed. The omega fatty acids, vitamins, and oils in this particular cream will ensure that your skin is thoroughly renewed and rehydrated while you sleep. There’s nothing quite like waking up to a baby-soft face!

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