8 Fuss-Free Skincare Staples Under P1000 for Busy College Students

by Leika Golez   |  Jan 5, 2023
Image: (LEFT TO RIGHT) Sunnies Face, Barenbliss, SKINRx Lab
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Now that the new year is finally upon us, it's the best time to update your skincare regimen. We know how time-consuming it can be to stick to a routine every single day, so we've prepped a list of hassle-free skincare staples that won't use up your precious allowance. Multi-purpose and easy-breezy, these budget-friendly essentials will pamper your skin as you breeze through group presentations and ace finals week. Shop them below!

1. Every foolproof skincare regimen needs a gentle yet thorough cleanser that preps your skin. For a tried-and-tested formula, try Oxecure's pH-balanced cleanser.

Oxecure pH5.5 Gentle Cleanser, P359, Available on Lazada and Shopee

2. For all the makeup junkies out there, don't forget to use an oil-based cleanser before washing your face. Sunnies Face offers a micellar water-cleansing oil hybrid that doesn't feel greasy at all.


Sunnies Face Face Erase, P495, Available on Lazada and Shopee

3. Keep your skin soft and juicy all day with this non-sticky moisturizer. It's weightless, hydrating, and oh-so-smooth.

SKINRx LAB, MadeCera Cream, P785, Available on Lazada and Shopee

4. This pink powder will soothe those angry red pustules that always pop up on your most stressful days. A little goes a long way—just dab and leave to dry overnight! 

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Barenbliss Pimple Warrior! Salicylic Acid Acne Drying Lotion, P599, Available on Lazada and Shopee

5. If you're not big on sun protection, this lightweight sunscreen will convert you into a certified SPF addict. It's packed with so many star ingredients that it can even double as your moisturizer!

Face Republic Purity Sun Essence SPF50+ PA++++, P549, Available on Lazada and Shopee

6. Keep excess sebum at bay with this fast-absorbing emulsion from Isntree. A K-beauty godsend for oily-skinned gals who don't like moisturizers!


Isntree Green Tea Fresh Emulsion, P909, Available on Shopee 

7. Struggling with persistent acne? This cult-fave spot treatment will banish stubborn dark spots and new zits at the same time. 

Cosrx Centella Blemish Cream, P761, Available on Lazada and Shopee

8. Lots of celebs swear by this handy little tube for a reason: It can fix nearly anything and everything! From dry lips to cracked skin, this OG fave will never let you down. 

Lucas' Papaw Ointment, P499, Available on Shopee and Lazada

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