10 Skincare Gems You Can Find at Your Local Supermarket
Put them on your grocery list!
(SPOT.ph) Oftentimes, skincare can be quite a chore—staying up a few extra minutes to do all 10 steps of your routine, spending hefty amounts for your holy-grails, and of course, searching high and low or ordering online to get your go-to products. While we understand the effort, there are certain skincare gems that don’t require shipping or cross-city travel—you can find them right around the corner at your local supermarket!
Here are 10 great skincare products you can find at the grocery:
Facial Moisturizer SPF 15 (P150) from Celeteque
With how often you need to apply SPF, it should be a product you always have access to as soon as you run out. This gentle face sunscreen from Celeteque is great for everyday use as it moisturizes and protects without feeling heavy or making you greasy—and yup, you can find it on the same shelf you buy your home toiletries. They also have a matte variation (P230) for those with especially oily skin.
Deodorant Dry Serum (P145) from Dove
Beauty junkies know that skincare extends beyond your face—from an effective body wash to a head-to-toe lotion and even a reliable deodorant. This one from Dove is also a serum, which allows it to penetrate deep into the skin and target your pit problems. They have one for whitening, one for firming out lines, and one for getting rid of large pores (a.k.a. the dreaded chicken skin). Plus, we love the unique applicator which lets you apply product quickly and efficiently—and also kind of resembles a giant lip balm.
Sunflower Beauty Oil (P174.75) from Human Nature
Human Nature’s popular sunflower oil has reached cult-favorite status not only because of its effective formula, but also because of its easy access to skincare lovers—groceries all over the Metro carry a wide range of the local brand’s products. You can use this oil pretty much everywhere from your head down to your toes. It contains brightening, moisturizing, and softening properties that will benefit both your skin and your hair. Plus, while the oil might seem thick at first, it won’t leave you greasy!
Alcohol-Free Toner (P326) from Neutrogena
If you’re new to skincare and are just starting out with more complicated products like toner, this gentle one from Neutrogena is a good starting point. The pore-minimizing formula can be used every day and doesn’t contain alcohol, which can strip skin of its natural moisture and leave it dry and damaged in the long run.
Skin Relief Lotion (P740) from Aveeno
For an all-over body moisturizer you can count on, try Aveeno’s Skin Relief Lotion, which hydrates while also relieving itch, dryness, and irritation. The fast-absorbing, fragrance-free formula is great for sensitive skin. Pro tip: apply your body lotion straight out of the shower—this technique will help retain even more moisture in the skin!
Creme (P254) from Nivea
This versatile cream from Nivea, which dates as far back as the 1920s, is a handy product to have on your vanity as it has many different uses. It’s an effective moisturizer on the face and body, but can also be used to melt off waterproof makeup and to treat pesky dry patches all over the body.
Gentle Skin Cleanser (P220/118ml; P444/250ml; P772/473ml) from Cetaphil
You’ve probably been seeing the OG Cetaphil cleanser around since childhood—its tried-and-true formula still stands against popular bestsellers and holy-grails. Plus, it works for pretty much any age and skin type. It’s perfect for those with sensitive skin who need gentle products or for those still starting out with skincare.
Purifying Neem Facial Wash (P176) from Himalaya Herbals
For preventing breakouts and irritation, try this face wash from Himalaya Herbals. It contains naturally derived ingredients like neem and turmeric that combat redness, inflammation, and bacteria build-up. Plus, the light, gel-like formula won’t leave your skin feeling tight or dry after each wash.
Micellar Cleansing Water (P99/125ml; P249/400ml) from Garnier
For fuss-free makeup removal, Garnier’s micellar water is a reliable option that won’t break the bank. It removes dirt, oil, makeup, and other residue on the skin, ensuring clean pores and a more effective skincare routine overall.
AI Cream (P789) from Physiogel
If you’ve spent years perfecting your skincare routine, you’ve probably experienced the struggle of using products that just weren’t right for you and even left some damage behind. If so, we suggest a restorative product like this cream from Physiogel, which promises to relieve itching, redness, dryness, and irritation, while slowly recovering your skin’s natural moisture barrier. It’s free from perfume, coloring, and preservatives, so even those with sensitive skin can use it!