7 Skincare Products That Are Actually Worth Saving Up For, According to Celebs

by Leika Golez   |  Apr 6, 2022
Image: (LEFT TO RIGHT) YouTube/Leila Alacasid, YouTube/Andree Bonifacio
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As much as we love skincare steals, we can’t deny that some expensive beauty products are genuinely worth their cost. That high price tag may deter you at first, but the promise of clear, healthy skin makes it totally worth the splurge. Don’t believe us? Take it from Filipino Gen Z celebs—they’ve tested lots of luxurious skincare products but only the best of the best become mainstays in their routines. 

We’ve rounded up some of their faves below to save you some time, but saving the money will be entirely up to you. Scroll down and get your wishlist ready! 

1. Julia Barretto: Glossier Priming Moisturizer

To prep her skin before makeup, Julia uses this lightweight primer from Glossier. This bestselling product also doubles as a moisturizer! 

Glossier Priming Moisturizer, P1,850, Available on calyxta.com

2. Leila Alcasid: Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask

When it comes to acne breakouts, this Origins clay mask is Leila’s ride-or-die. She usually leaves it on for 10 minutes after cleansing to purge and refresh her pores. 


Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask, P1,676, Available on Zalora 

3. Mika Dela Cruz: Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

According to Mika, double cleansing is a non-negotiable for heavy makeup wearers. She likes using Clinique’s balm as her first cleanse because it melts away waterproof mascara without leaving your skin sticky.

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Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm, P2,300, Available on Lazada 

4. Hannah Pangilinan: Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Night Cream 

Although this product is labeled as a night cream, Hannah still uses it during the day to hydrate her dry skin. This rich moisturizer also serves as a great anti-aging starter for teens and young adults. 

Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Night Cream, P2,230, Available on Sephora

5. Ivana Alawi: SK-II Facial Treatment Clear Lotion

Many fermented toners have been released to dupe this cult-fave, but nothing still quite lives up to the original. Its luxurious texture and foolproof formula have impressed many skincare lovers worldwide, including Ivana herself


SK-II Facial Treatment Clear Lotion, P3,863, Available on Sephora

6. Bea Borres: Frezyderm Sun Screen Clear Velvet

Bea understands the importance of sunscreen, but she also acknowledges how difficult it is to find a weightless, non-greasy option. That’s why she believes that Frezyderm’s unique gel-like formula is definitely worth the money. 

Frezyderm Sun Screen Clear Velvet, P2,200, Available on Instagram

7. AC Bonifacio: Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask

For plump, dewy skin, AC swears by this nourishing mask from Summer Fridays. Like its name suggests, this product breathes new life into dull and tired complexions.

Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask, P3,300, Available on themakeupstoremnl.com


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