(SPOT.ph) There’s both beauty and pain in seeing the overcrowded beauty shelves in drugstores and department stores. It’s nice to be offered so many choices, but it’s also dizzying—especially for the uneducated consumer—to pinpoint which ones are best for your needs. To make your life a little easier, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to handpick options for the product that every woman should have in her beauty arsenal: the face cream.
Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet (P995/50ml) from The Body Shop
Perfect for: Pollution and sun-exposed skin
Think of it as your refreshing weapon against pollution- and UV-caused skin damage. Apart from being infused with powerful antioxidant Vitamin E, this ultra-thin sorbet (or gel) also has plumping hyaluronic acid and hydrating wheatgerm oil. Beauty tip: Store this in the fridge! It feels extra refreshing when chilled, and is good for soothing any redness.
Renewed Hope in a Jar (P2,095) from Philosophy
Perfect for: Dull, fatigued skin
This skin-renewing moisturizer grants your three skin wishes: all-day hydration, a gorgeous radiance, and a more refined skin texture (think: less visible pores and smoothened lines). It owes its glow-getting powers to its triple blend of alpha hydroxy acids or AHAs, which exfoliate skin minus any visible peeling.
White Beauty Day Cream (P120/40g) from Pond's
Perfect for: Skin with dark spots
If you’re looking to even out your skin tone and improve its natural radiance, this beauty cream does the job (and more) at a friendly drugstore price. Formulated with skin-lightening Pro-Vitamin B3, it boosts skin-cell repair while reducing discoloration and helping you achieve a fresh, rosy glow.
7-in-1 Day Cream SPF 15 (P789) from Olay
Perfect for: Dry, mature skin
Everyone loves a multitasker, so it’s no wonder this classic cream remains a favorite among on-the-go women. True to its name, it delivers seven anti-aging benefits in one gentle formula: It moisturizes, minimizes fine lines and wrinkles, evens out the skin tone, smoothens, refines pores, firms, and protects from damage.
Moistfull Collagen Cream (P998) from Etude House
Perfect for: Dry, sagging skin
Drench your face with rich, skin-plumping moisture via this Korean beauty cream that’s packed with Super Collagen Water particles to provide intense hydration and improve skin’s firmness. Not only does it make skin gorgeously dewy, it also feels extra bouncy and supple immediately after application.
The Moisturizing Soft Cream (P9,300/30ml) from La Mer
Perfect for: Very dry skin
Dubbed as the crème de le crème of moisturizers, this Hollywood favorite delivers the same skin-softening benefits of the original Crème de la Mer, but via a lighter and fluffier soft cream formula. The secret ingredient? Its patented Miracle Broth, a magic mix of nutrient-rich kelp and other natural ingredients, which is known for effectively soothing, hydrating, and nourishing even the driest of complexions.
Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Cream (P948) from Tony Moly
Perfect for: Dry, damaged skin
The green tea trend makes a splash in the beauty industry with this silky watery cream, which banks on the skin-protecting powers of green tea extracts to fight free radical damage while providing deep but gentle moisturization. Bonus ingredients include lemon seed oil and rosewood oil for added hydration.
Revitalift Laser X3 Night Cream (P1,499) from L'Oreal
Perfect for: Visibly aging skin
Beautify while you sleep with this potent anti-aging night cream that corrects fine lines, restores bounce, and minimizes visible pores. This cream mask basically boosts your skin’s hydration recovery process at night—when skin naturally repairs itself—so you can wake up with fresher, rejuvenated skin.
Re-Everything Anti-Age Primary Treatment Cream (P2,450) from VMV Hypoallergenics
Perfect for: Sensitive, aging skin
Avoid unpleasant skin reactions from too-strong anti-aging formulas with this hypoallergenic treatment cream that renews skin gently with exfoliating glycolic acid, while also nourishing with organic virgin coconut oil. It’s 100% fragrance-free, preservative-free, and non-comedogenic (meaning, it won’t block your pores).
Physiogel Calming Relief Face Cream (P800) from Physiogel
Perfect for: Itching- and redness-prone skin
Prone to redness and irritation? Soothe skin safely with this clinically proven face care cream, whose BioMimic Technology works to repair and strengthen skin’s natural moisture barrier, minimizing dryness and inflammation in sensitive skin.