10 Skincare Brands You Should Keep on Your Radar

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(SPOT.ph) With the boom of beauty e-commerce websites and Instagram resellers, it's easy to get your hands on skincare products that aren't available in the local market. If you're on the lookout for skincare brands you have yet to discover, we’ve put together a list of the ones that may change your skin forever (in a good way).



The Ordinary

The Ordinary is a no-nonsense brand under Canadian brand DECIEM. Their products don’t have parabens, sulphates, and mineral oil. Their thrust is to provide clinical formulations that fulfills their promise of letting you put your best skin forward. Apart from their products, their minimalist packaging is something you're sure to love as well! 


Must-tries: Azelaic Acid Suspension (U.S. $12.95/30ml), “Buffet” (U.S. $19.90/30ml), 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil (U.S. $16.90/30ml)





This millennial-fave brand that Teen Vogue’s once-super intern Emily Weiss practically built and grew on social media is not just about aesthetic! Think of it as a crowd-sourced beauty brand, putting together all of Into the Gloss’ most requested items turned into a product. As the brand says: skin first, makeup second.


Must-tries: Milky Jelly Cleanser (U.S. $18), The Super Pack (U.S. $65), Balm Dot Com in Coconut, (U.S. $12)



Drunk Elephant

If you’re looking for #acleanbreak, this brand started by Tiffany Masterson fights what she calls the "Suspicious 6"—six ingredients she found to break out her skin. Once she eliminated products that had these ingredients, her skin cleared up. So if you're dealing with some skin troubles, Drunk Elephant might just have the solution.


Must-tries: The New Littles (U.S. $90), C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream (U.S. $64), Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil,(U.S. $40 TO U.S. $72)

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Sunday Riley

Seen in many a celebrity and lifestyle bloggers' top shelf, this brand is a pioneer in what they call Green Technology. They combine advanced actives and purified botanicals to improve your skin. Sunday Riley is a chemist (yes, she’s a person), and she formulates her own products. Her marketing strategy—given she had no huge advertising budget—was to share her products with social influencers to spread the word to their network.


Must-tries: Luna Sleeping Night Oil (U.S. $105), Good Genes All-in-one Lactic Acid Tretament (U.S. $105), C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum (U.S. $85)




Glow Recipe

Pretty sure you’ve seen the watermelon glow sleeping mask in at least one Instagram flatlay on your feed. If not, you may have heard of the website on the show Shark Tank. Their dream is to develop formulas that combine everything they love about Korean skincare so you can achieve that coveted dewy glow.


Must-tries: Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask (U.S. $45), Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanser (U.S. $34), Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer (U.S. $39)



Dr. Hauschka

This German brand advocates natural skincare for both the face and body. They use natural ingredients from their own farm in Eckwälden, Germany as well as from sustainable partnerships around the globe. Their products promise to make your skin look naturally radiant, giving you a healthier complexion.


Must-tries: Rose Day Cream Light, Clarifying Day Oil, Soothing Cleansing Milk




Summer Fridays

Bloggers Marianna Hewitt and Lauren Gores pretty much get every single beauty product before it even hits the market. But they were still looking for something more to give that lit-from-within glow that’s selfie-worthy. They teamed up with industry experts to come up with their first product: a mask that you can put on whether you’re hopping on a plane or running out the door. Plus, they made sure the packaging was flatlay-friendly! They currently only have one product (exclusively launched on /Sephora.com) but we’re looking forward to more products in the future!


Must-try: Jet Lag Mask (U.S. $48)



Tata Harper

Tata Harper was looking for products that were 100% natural. When she couldn’t find any in the market, she decided to make her own. She created the brand for women like her who care not just about beauty but also about health. From moisturizers to clarifying masks, Tata Harper has got everything you need to achieve your best skin.



Must-tries: Clarifying Spot Solution (U.S. $32), Repairative Moisturizer (U.S. $105), Elixir Vitae (U.S. $380)




This innovative brand introduced the use of sugar, soy, and milk to the beauty market. From serums to face masks, Fresh lets you indulge in a sensorial experience every time you do your skincare ritual.


Must-tries: Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen (P1,387), Rose Hydrating Eye Gel Cream (P2,581), Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask (P5,548)





If you’ve ever entered an Aesop store, you’ll instantly feel relaxed. The brand is committed to giving you a full sensory experience when it comes to their products. Their packaging that looks almost medicinal isn’t just for that apothecary feel. The brown glass packaging is actually functional more than anything—it’s to protect their products from UV rays.


Must-tries: Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm (U.S. $27), Parsley Seed Facial Cleanser (U.S. $33), Bitter Orange Astringent Toner (U.S. $35)


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