Having to face the challenge that is the Philippines' humidity is serious business. Our moisturizers, for one, have to juggle being hydrating and nourishing with being lightweight and non-greasy, because otherwise we won't even bother using them more than once. Thankfully, there are products that manage to tick all the right boxes, and you can find our favorites this year below!
Neutrogena Fine Fairness Gel Cream, P872, Beautymnl
Charged with pure hyaluronic acid, this oil-free gel will keep your skin bouncy all day. Its Healthy White Complex inhibits excessive melanin production so your skin is both moisturized and bright!
23.5°N Bamboo Ultra Hydrating Lotion, P1550, Beauty Bar
A nourishing lotion that soothes as it hydrates. The lightweight texture is perfect for our humid weather!
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La Mer Moisturizing Matte Lotion, P14,900, Rustan's
The words moisturizing and matte might look weird positioned next to each like that, but La Mer took on the challenge of creating a product that's both anyway. This balances the skin with weightless moisture, while softening the appearance of pores and shine.
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Estée Lauder Nutritious Rosy Prism Radiant Gel Emulsion, P3750, Rustan's
For dull skin that needs a radiance boost, slap on a layer of this for a quick fix. Store it in the fridge for a spa-worthy cooling effect!
Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Night Cream, P1799, Lazada
If you aren't a fan of going to bed with a face full of oils, add this classic age-defying formula to your routine. The combo of ingredients like Vitamin B3 and peptides plump the skin as you sleep!
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Burt's Bees Sensitive Daily Moisturizing Cream, P1595, Beauty Bar
Keep your sensitive skin hydrated all day with a pump or two of this cream. Plus points for its aloe vera content for when your skin needs extra soothing!
La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream Sheer, price available upon request, Rustan's
Fact: not all firming products are thick and greasy. Proof: this lifting cream that improves skin elasticity without turning you into a grease ball.
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The Body Shop Aloe Soothing Day Cream, P995, SM Beauty
An aloe-based moisturizer without oils, fragrances, preservatives and alcohol. It's the perfect cocktail for highly-reactive skin, if you ask us!
Kiehl's Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream, P1650, SM Megamall
The "fresh hydration" claim on the tub couldn't be any more accurate. This leaves a thin layer of hydration that combination and oily skin can count on no matter how high the sun sits.
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In Her Element Rose Gel Serum Moisturizer, P895, Beautymnl
Achieving glassy skin doesn't require using a K-beauty product, because this homegrown gem has you covered. It helps brighten, reduces the appearances of pores and fine lines, and most importantly, it smells like roses.