Finding beauty products that give you the results you want feels incredible. But does finding products that work after the very first use seem too good to be true? Not always! These awesome beauty bests prove that some products are definitely worth the investment (and the quick detour to the beauty store!).

1. Sephora Charcoal Nose Strips

P77 per patch, available at

Are blackheads becoming a major issue? No worries! You can zap them away instantly with these charcoal extract infused nose strips that break down oil, unclog pores, and remove blackheads. Even after just one use, you can already easily clear several of those stubborn pore blockers.

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2. Banila Co Clean It Zero Purity

P1,090, available at

If you want a makeup remover that erases all traces of makeup and dirt without leaving your face dry, then this award-winning product is for you. It goes on as a solid balm and transforms into silky oil upon contact, effectively and quickly removing makeup without stripping the skin of its natural moisture.

3. PureDerm Pore Minimizing Two-Step Treatment

Available at Watsons

There are many facial masks in the market and many of them work wonderfully. What differentiates this two-step mask treatment is that it gives you instant visible results and leaves skin super smooth and soft, too. The mask fits well and smells fresh. After leaving it on for 15-20 minutes, your face already looks brighter with less noticeable pores. Once the mask is done, you apply the moisturizing cream. There is ample product for the face and neck and leaves skin thoroughly moisturized.

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4. Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser

P299, available at Zalora and at beauty counters

Before applying makeup, don’t forget to prep and prime your skin. Applying a product that minimizes your pores before you put on your makeup ensures you look smooth and flawless all day. The Maybelline pore refining solution helps minimize pores instantly, giving you a soft and matte baby skin finish. 


5. Benefit The POREfessional Agent Zero Shine

P1,700, available at and at Benefit stores

In a country as humid as the Philippines, sweat and shiny faces are common beauty problems. If you want to banish your hulas, this incredibly effective mattifying powder from Benefit is perfect for you. The product comes with powder and brush in one easy and compact stick. The powder glides on smoothly and eliminates shine instantly!

6. The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer

P1,025, available at Beauty Bar

Need a product that keeps you looking glowing and bright all day long? This compact highlighter, illuminator, and eyeshadow packs a powerful punch. You can use it on your cheekbones, on the inner corners of your eyes, and on your eyelids for instant fresh and glowing shine. 

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7. Majolica Majorca Lash King

Available at

If you are still on the lookout for the holy grail of mascaras, than look no further than Majolica Majorca’s Lash King. Perfect for sparse or fine Asian lashes, this formulation is long lasting, and lengthens and curls lashes beautifully. It has fine fibers that grip on expertly to each lash for ultimate length and volume. Unfortunately, this brand is pretty rare locally, but you can still get your hands on this product via the web.

8. Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo

P1,310, Available at

Looking to revive dull and lifeless hair bogged down by sweat and pollutants? Then dry shampoo is what you need. This doesn’t take the place of real showers and shampoos but it helps keep oiliness at bay and revives lifeless locks. This one from Morccanoil gives you instant blowdry realness without any residue.

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