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  • Treat Yourself With These Affordable Skincare Secrets Because You Deserve It, Ma

    by Kitty Elicay .
Treat Yourself With These Affordable Skincare Secrets Because You Deserve It, Ma
PHOTO BY Courtesy of Britory Korea and Skin by BYS
  • With all the essentials your child and family need, spending on skincare products understandably takes a back seat. But self-care is not selfish, mom, and what better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than to treat yourself with glowing skin!

    Affordable skincare secrets

     Most moms don’t have the time, money, and patience for a skincare routine, but all you really need are the basics — cleansers, actives, moisturizers, and protectors. Yes, that‘s only three or four essential steps daily.

    To get you started on achieving beautiful, younger-looking skin this year, we’ve rounded up products that are affordable and won’t break the family budget.

    Bioten Skin Moisture Micellar Water (P349)

    PHOTO BY Instagram/biotenphilippines

    The first and most important step is cleansing, which also preps the face for the application of serums and other skincare products. If you love putting makeup on, using micellar water before your cleanser can ensure that your face is free from deep-seated dirt.


    This European skincare brand prides itself for using natural and sustainable ingredients in their skincare line but also keeping prices reasonable. Their micellar water is made with Quince extract, which contains a high percentage of polysaccharides, a type of carbohydrate responsible for the skin’s natural ability to hydrate and retain water. It’s also essential for skin repair and renewal.

    Available at Watsons, Lazada, and www.amorfia.online

    Suu Balm Gentle Moisturising Face Cleanser (Php800)

    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Beauty MNL

    For an ultra-gentle yet effective cleanser, try this product from Suu Balm, which is especially formulated for dry or sensitive skin. It contains the ideal acidity levels to help restore the skin barrier to a healthy state, plus it moisturizes the skin while you cleanse, thanks to shea butter.

    Available at Mercury Drug, Shopee, Lazada and Beauty MNL

    Good Molecules Niacinamide Serum (Php375)

    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Beauty MNL
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    After cleansing, you can go straight to the “actives” or your serum, ampoule, or essence. These contain ingredients that can address skin problems like hyperpigmentation or acne prevention.

    We love a science-backed product with accessible prices and Good Molecules delivers on both fronts. Try their Niacinamide Serum, which promotes smooth, even skin and minimizes the appearance of pores. It’s made of safe, natural ingredients and you can clearly see the breakdown (including percentages) on its packaging.

    Available at Beauty MNL

    Britory Like Snow Cream (Php990)

    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Britory Korea

    The right moisturizer can prevent your skin from becoming dry and irritated, according to the American Academy of Dermatology Association, and even those with oily and acne-prone skin can benefit from one.

    Splurge a little on this brightening cream that works to hydrate skin and lock in moisture, while soothing any inflammation and irritation. It can also help lighten and heal scars! It has niacinamide which makes the skin more supple, plus glutathione that brightens the complexion.


    Available at Shopee and Lazada

    Skin by BYS Extra Effortless Pore Perfecting Sunblock (Php799)

    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Skin by BYS

    The last step in your routine is protecting your skin with sunscreen — yes, even when you’re at home! This Skin By BYS sunblock is weightless and non-greasy, with broad-spectrum SPF 50 PA+++ and Green Tea Leaf extract so your face stays safe against UV damage.

    The Skin by BYS line consists of 9 skincare essentials that are all vegan and cruelty-free. It’s hypoallergenic and does not contain any harmful chemicals. Best of all, it’s safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women!

    Available at Watsons, Lazada, and www.amorfia.online

    Click here for Dr. Vicki Belo's skincare routine and favorite products!

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