The Best Anti-Acne Products Under P500, According to Influencers

Take a look at their tried-and-true faves.
by Leika Golez   |  Mar 24, 2022
Image: (LEFT TO RIGHT) YouTube/Toni Sia, YouTube/Ashley Garcia
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If you’ve ever dealt with persistent acne before, you’d know how frustrating it is to find a pimple treatment that *actually* works. So when our favorite influencers rave about their tried-and-true zit zappers, we can’t help but get curious. Given their firsthand experience with acne and access to the latest beauty products, these Gen Z influencers always have the best recs to offer. You’d be even surprised to find out that some of their must-haves actually fit your student budget. 

To save you the hassle of combing through the YouTube archives, we watched various influencer skincare routines and took note of their Holy Grails. Below, see eight influencer-approved anti-acne products you can try for less than P500: 

1. Killa Kush: Acne Care Drying Lotion 

Whenever Kush gets a breakout, this powder spot solution is her chosen go-to. In a nutshell, it’s an ultra-potent salicylic acid lotion that dries out painful zits overnight. 

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Acne Care Drying Lotion, P299, Available on Southstar Drug

2. Ashley Garcia: Pond’s Acne Clear Anti-Acne Facial Foam

After using an oil-based makeup remover, Ashley washes her face with this antibacterial cleanser. Out of all the facial foams she’s tried, Ashley loves this one the most because it works exceptionally well for her oily skin. 

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Pond’s Acne Clear Anti-Acne Facial Foam, P284, Available on Watsons

3. Toni Sia: COSRX Salicylic Acid Cleanser

Are we even surprised to see a COSRX bestseller on this list? This mild acne-clearing cleanser has been a long-time fave among many skinfluencers, and Toni’s definitely no exception.  

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COSRX Salicylic Acid Cleanser, P450, Available on Lazada

4. Stephanie Concepcion: QuickFX Pimple Eraser Toner

A self-confessed tamad girl, Steph loves how convenient this mist toner is. She simply sprays this onto her clogged areas to soothe redness and decongest pores. 

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QuickFX Pimple Eraser Toner, P149, Available on Lazada

5. Hazel Quing: Luxe Organix Miracle Solutions AHA/BHA Spot Corrector Light

This mild spot corrector is Hazel’s secret to clear, maskne-free skin. Apart from drying out pimples, it can also lighten post-acne dark marks! 

Luxe Organix Miracle Solutions AHA/BHA Spot Corrector Light, P199, Available on Lazada

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6. Ella Gatchalian: Belo AcnePro Pimple Gel

For Ella, this product is a must for surface-level pimples. BTW, this bestseller is also hypoallergenic and derma-approved. 

Belo AcnePro Pimple Gel, P214, Available on Watsons

7. Bianca Gan: Celeteque Acne Solutions Exfoliating Stick

On extra oily days, Bianca deep-cleans her pores with Celeteque’s gentle exfoliator. The product’s added anti-inflammatory properties are especially helpful for acne-prone gals! 

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Celeteque Acne Solutions Exfoliating Stick, P295, Available on Lazada

8. Bella Racelis: Oxecure Body Acne Spray

According to Bella, this product is so good that she’s spent her own money to secure more bottles outside her Oxecure sponsorship. She uses it daily after showering to combat stubborn back and chest acne. 

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Oxecure Body Acne Spray, P459, Available on Lazada

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