When it comes to revamping your routine, it’s not always easy to be adventurous and buy things on a whim. For some of us, we need to know exactly what we’re getting ourselves into. And one fail-safe place to start? Through the reviews. There, it’s a gold mine where customers gush and rant ’til they can share no more. Just what a hungry shopper needs!

So, if you’re in the mood to spice up your beauty regimen, we did some digging. Below, we’ve picked out some of the best beauty must-haves you’re sure to want to keep on your radar. (Each one backed by a 5-star rating, no less!) Scroll for a peek.

Beauty Bakery Skin Perfecting Underarm Scrub, now on sale at P192 (limited time only)
“More than 2 weeks ko na sya ginagamit and I must say na sobrang love na love ko ang product na to. I’ve been struggling with smelly and sweaty armpits after giving birth and finally, I found a product that saved me from my frustration of having body odor. Kahit di ako mag-deo sobrang walang amoy. Even if I’m sweating fresh pa rin.” - Carla, 25, Combination skin

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Skin Genie Apple Cider Vinegar Toner with Vodka and Witch Hazel, now on sale at P200 (limited time only)
“I have super oily skin, large pores, and white patches sa left side ng face ko. 4th day ko pa lang ginagamit yung product and napapansin ko na hindi na gaano ka oily yung face ko, nag minimize ang pores then medyo naging okay na rin yung discoloration sa face. Nag lighten din yung dark pimple marks ko. Can’t wait na mas maging okay yung condition ng skin ko. Sulit yung bayad kasi it’s really a great product kaya mag purchase ulit ako next time.” - Alliah, 19, Sensitive skin

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SNAILWHITE Natural White Body Wash (500ml), P295
“I didnt expect so much from this product since sanay na akong na fake news. Haha. But I just went ahead and bought this since sabi nila maganda daw talaga. Buti nalang talaga na iba to sa mga nagamit ko before. And it really helped my skin na mag glow. Kahit di ako maputi, feel ko talagang nag glow skin ko dito. Haha. Kaya I bought my 2nd bottle na kase mauubos na yung 1st bottle ko. 5 stars for this.” - Hillary, 25, Combination skin

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Some By Mi AHA, BHA, PHA Tea Tree 30 Days Miracle Cream, now on sale at P890 (limited time only)
“So far so good! I’ve been using this for a week now and I can see a lot of difference! My acne scars are fading, my pimples are drying up fast, and those pesky whiteheads and blackheads are diminishing. My face is smoother. I have textured skin, a lot of acne marks, whiteheads and blackheads. I have tried a lot of products to eliminate those above mentioned problems but this cream solved it all. I love it.” - Rhodessa, 34, Combination skin

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Skin Genie Pit Perfect Underarm Whitening Cream, now on sale at P160 (limited time only)
“At first, i was hesitant to buy this product because my skin is so sensitive. But because this has good reviews and it’s not so pricy, I gave this a try and it works! On the first week you can see the difference and I love the powdery smell that it leaves on your underarms. I use this at night with the help of the underarm scrub. Take note, you must buy these two to make it work. I use the cream every night. Highly recommended, girls.” - Leighanne, 31, Normal skin

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Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel, P532
“This has got to be one of the best out there! I have tried numerous sunscreens in the past and this was the perfect match for my combination acne-prone skin. It does not have that sticky feel most sunscreens have and I can’t feel it clumping up whenever I break a sweat. I have tried the watery essence version and I like this better because it feels less greasy.” - Aya, 24, Sensitive skin

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Maybelline Lash Sensational Big Eyes Bloom Mascara, P349
“So I tried something new for the eyelash game, and this really brought it. I love that it doesn’t clump so this brings out the natural beauty in your eyes. It’s probably because of how the wand is shaped, so that it “combs” your lashes separately and apart, making you look like Bambi. Heh. One of my biggest pet peeves is lashes clumping together, making it a giant chore removing eye makeup at the end of a long workday. I don’t have this problem anymore :)” - Kristin, 31, Combination skin

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Skin Genie Apple Cider Vinegar Serum with Vitamin C, E, Tomato and Aloe Vera Extract, now on sale at P350 (limited time only)
This is the most lightweight, pleasant-smelling, and gentle serum I’ve ever had the pleasure to try. A little goes such a long way too. The bottle holds such a good amount for its price so it really lasts you. It makes your skin feel fresh and definitely gives you that clean feeling unlike other serums that are so heavy, oily, and uncomfortable to use, especially with their heavy fragrances. This is such an affordable, natural, organic, and effective product that I am so happy to have found. ❤️” - Katrice, 25, Combination skin

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BaByliss Conismooth Versatile Iron, P7,850
“I have curly hair and wanted to find an iron that could both straighten and enhance my curls depending on my mood. This product is exactly what I was looking for! It’s so easy to use and doesn’t snag on my textured strands like so many heating tools I’ve tried. I especially love how there are no frilly features so you don’t waste time clipping on extra parts. It heats up super fast, which is great as I don’t often have much time to do my hair in the AM. Pricey, but definitely worth the results and convenience.” - Kim, 26, Oily skin

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Rorec Yogurt Mask, now on sale at P49 (limited time only)
“I initially bought this product because of the cute packaging. After using it once, nanghinayang ako na hindi ako nakabili ng mas marami pa. It was so easy to use and after using it, I really felt that my face was so smooth. And the morning after, it was so easy for me to apply make-up. Ang ganda ng effect talaga—mas naging makinis talaga ang mukha ko and it made me look refreshed. Once this is available again I will definitely hoard!!!” - Ruth, 30, Dry skin

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Skin Genie Anti EYEging, now on sale at P130 (limited time only)
This soothes and moisturizes my eyes. Wala akong dark circles pero yung undereye ko laging maga tuwing umaga na para akong galing lagi sa iyak. That’s why I like that it comes in a rollerball packaging since it also massages my undereye. Alam ko talaga yung mga umaga kapag hindi ako nakapaglagay nito sa gabi kasi paggising ko super maga talaga mga mata ko. This really is my HG eye product!!” - Lenlen, Oily skin

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Maybelline Volum’ Express Magnum Big Shot Waterproof Black Mascara, P349
“I have been using this product for over a year and this purchase will be my third tube. I just love it so much because I have been getting a lot of compliments from my friends asking if I have falsies on or eyeliner because IT’S THAT GOOD! It makes my lashes look thick and amazing and I even use it on my eye brows to set it so it really is worth every peso spent.” - Anna, 20, Normal skin

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SNAILWHITE Glowstarter Kit (Save P200), P1,090
“Bought this on sale. Celebrities use it so I have to have it! The moisturizer is watery type but I don’t use it often since I have a trusted moisturiser. The soap is just… soooo good! I do think it made my skin lighter but I use gluta with it so I guess they compliment each other. The scent is my favourite! Try it for yourself!” - LJ, 20, Combination skin

Shop it here.

Minor edits have been made to reviews for brevity and clarity.

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