If you're on the lookout for new products to add to your skincare stash, we have just the list for you. We asked skincare junkies and enthusiasts (who also happen to be influencers!) to give us the lowdown on the products that made the biggest difference on their skin—plus why you should try them, too. Scroll down to read about their holy grails!
1. JL Crespo (@guy.skin)
Skincare product pick: Murad Essential-C Day Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30
"[The product that made the biggest difference for me is] Probably sunscreen. I started wearing it regularly pretty late because when I was a teenager no one really told me it was necessary. It definitely helped with reducing signs of aging and reducing sun spots. I always say to people who don't wear it that prevention is better than cure so if you don't use a sunscreen at the end of your routine it's never too late! Since I'm just mostly at home these days I’ve been using the Murad Essential-C Day Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30."
Essential-C Day Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30, P3350, MURAD, Rustan's
2. Ginel Faustino-Diaz (@ginelmd)
Skincare product pick: Pixi Glow Tonic
"Mine would be the cult fave Pixi Glow Tonic! I’ve been a fan since 2016! It’s gentle enough for my dry skin and makes my skin brighter, smoother and glowy!"
Glow Tonic, P1115 (100ml) P2230 (250ml), PIXI, Sephora.ph
3. Jam Nesreen (@jamnesreenblog)
Skincare product pick: Dear, Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop
"Currently, the skincare product that has made the biggest difference to my skin is the Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop. I’ve been dealing with post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and I've seen how it helped in lightening the dark and acne marks."
Freshly Juiced Vitamin C Serum, P1099, DEAR KLAIRS, Lazada
4. Dani Ong (@skin.dani)
Skincare product pick: Round Lab 1025 Dokdo Toner
"I discovered Round Lab's 1025 Dokdo Toner back in 2018 and to this day, I can say it is my favorite skincare product. It has been my go-to toner, and my top recommendation for my family and friends. When my friends went to Korea (pre-pandemic), I always asked them to stock up for me since it wasn't available in the Philippines then. This toner is gentle, hydrating and suitable for all skin types. It's best used with your palms. My skin has become less irritable, less inflamed from my rosacea, and definitely less dry because of eczema. It’s a game changer, and definitely a great addition to your morning or night routine. Toners help in balancing your skin's pH levels after cleansing; this does just that and a whole lot more benefits!
Dokdo Toner, P850, ROUND LAB, Beautymnl
5. Bel Obviar (@myskinbybel)
Skincare product pick: Solved Coconut Water Hibiscus + Rosehip Toner
"I'm an avid fan of Japanese and K-beauty so their philosophy of hydrated 'chok chok' skin for the youthful glass skin effect is something I strive for, and Solved's Coconut Hibiscus Toner is my top pick for that. This acts as my multitasking product that rebalances, hydrates which also clears up my skin and promotes cell turnover through the combination of vitamin C, A and other ingredients such as coconut water, hibiscus leaves, rosehip and centella asiatica. I love this toner the most because I can layer it and personally, I could withstand just using it even without a serum and moisturizer afterwards."
Coconut Water Hibiscus + Rosehip Toner, P1520, SOLVED, Beautymnl
6. Cara Hufano (@carrotstickbeauty)
Skincare product pick: Differin Adapalene Gel Acne Treatment
"This product changed my skin big time! It's a retinoid that is used for acne treatment. For the first two weeks my skin was purging, small pimples here and there, my skin was dry too, but I still continued to use it. Around the third week, I noticed my skin becoming smoother, and brighter. Whenever I post a selfie or in my stories, people message me saying that my skin is so smooth. Even on Youtube, I have received comments saying my skin is glowing.
"When I am using this, I stop using my acids (BHA and AHA), [because] if I continue to use them with Adapalene baka masobrahan. I also use Cica Cream to soothe and manage irritations plus I don't forget to use sunscreen in the morning."
Adapalene 0.1 gel [Prescription Required], P1969.75, DIFFERIN, Watsons
7. Chris Andrea Pino (@chrisnotkris)
Skincare product pick: Acwell Licorice pH Balancing Cleansing Toner
"I tend to get dull skin so I look for products that help with brightening and clarifying my complexion, and this has helped a lot. I also love that it’s pH balanced and helps ensure clean skin before I put on the rest of my skincare. It’s softens and preps the skin well before makeup as wel! I’ve repurchased it several times since I discovered it last 2019."
Licorice pH Balancing Cleansing Toner, P999, ACWELL, Lazada
8. Laine Lumanog (@glowcounsel)
Skincare product pick: Dr.Jart+Cicapair Cream
"If there was one product that has made the biggest difference to my acne-prone skin, it's centella asiatica or cica. I used to think bombarding my skin with exfoliating actives to get rid of my clogged pores would be the way to treat acne but it was actually incorporating [this ingredient] that made the biggest difference. Because it helps soothe and heal inflammation and irritated skin, not only did it help heal acne that’s already there but it also helped prevent it. I would recommend the Dr. Jart Cicapair Cream and Serum, but for a more affordable line, the A'pieu Madecassoside cream, gel cream and ampoule, and COSRX Centella Aqua Soothing Ampoule."
Cicapair Cream, P3290, DR.JART+, Sephora.ph
9. Krix Tang (@_glamdiary)
Skincare product pick: COSRX BHA Blackhead Power Liquid
"The skincare product that has made the biggest difference to my skin has to be COSRX BHA Blackhead Power Liquid. It’s actually my gateway to skincare. I have huge pores and it helped me with my blackheads. I noticed my skin improved after a week and I started believing in skincare!"
BHA Power Liquid, P990, COSRX, Lazada
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