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10 Simple Skincare Products Every Back-to-School College Girl Should Own

Look at your best on your challenging college days with these simple skincare products!

By: Kriszel T. Rago | August 29, 2023
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With these affordable and simple skincare products, achieve glowing and healthy skin even during stressful college days.

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Taking care of your skin during college is crucial for maintaining a healthy and confident appearance. College life can be busy and stressful, which might lead to neglecting your skincare routine. However, with some mindful planning and simple strategies, you can effectively manage your skincare even with a packed schedule. To help you feel and look fresh this coming school year, we listed some simple skincare products for your morning and night skincare routine as a college student.

1. LUXE ORGANIX Aloe Vera Soothing Gel

Price: PhP109

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Available in 100 ml

Image: Watsons

Keep your skin moisturized and hydrated with this on-the-go and simple skincare product. LUXE ORGANIX Aloe Vera Soothing Gel 99.85% instantly moisturizes dry skin with its pure, concentrated aloe vera formula. It comes in a 100ml resealable sachet to carry it anywhere.

Positive Reviews:

“The number one soothing gel maganda sa lahat sa buhok, mukha, katawan, kili-kili at sunburn” - by 9***8

“Quality: 10/10 Texture: 10/10 Effectiveness: 100% Hiyang talaga ako nitong product na ito. Legit na magandanpang moisturizer sa mukha. Thank you.” - by Shal L.

Grab this student skincare essential for PhP109.

2. blk Makeup Removing Wipes

Price: PhP249

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With niacinamide ingredients

Image: BLK cosmetics ph Facebook page

It is advisable not to use a cleanser or exfoliator every night; removing your makeup and other free radicals with makeup-removing wipes should do the job. BLK Skin Brightening & Soothing Makeup Removing Wipes +Niacinamide is a simple skincare product that effectively removes waterproof makeup, lip tints and stains, and heavy liquid foundation. It is also hypoallergenic, safe for sensitive skin and eyes, clarifies and preps the skin for your next skincare steps, brightens for radiant and even-toned skin, and is biodegradable.

Positive Reviews:

“I try to use it and perfect para kana rin nag skin care nakakasmooth ng skin and para ka rin naghilamos na tanggal ang libag sa mukha di lang make up” - by Glady M.

“Effective talaga in removing make up and also excess sebum sa face. Hindi siya drying after use and even moisturizes the face pa” - by I***

Grab this student skincare essential for PhP249.

3. QUICKFX Sunscreen

Price: PhP249

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Available in 30 g

Image: Watsons

Before going out in the sun, ensure your skin is protected with this simple skincare product. QUICKFX Sunscreen is an ultra-light, fast-absorbing sunscreen with broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection that helps protect the skin against the damaging effects of the sun. It wears well under makeup, making it perfect for everyday use.

Positive Reviews:

“I love it! Light weight sa skin and comfortable gamitin. Perfect match sa tinted moisturizer na binili ko. Thank you po! Fast delivery and well packaged.” - by Joann N.

“Excellent quality. 1 day delivered agad. Legit product. Maganda ang sunscreen highly recommended hindi sya mabigat at malagkit sa mukha” - by M***

Add this to your affordable skincare routine for PhP249.

4. Face Republic Mask

Price: PhP264

Get a good night's sleep and wake up to a better morning when you had seven nights of beauty rest with this Face Republic 7 Days Mask. This simple skincare product has an individually packed sheet mask with different essences, catering to specific skin needs for a week, from acne care, anti-aging, moisturizing, whitening, pore control, soothing, and detoxifying.

Positive Reviews:

“This is my favorite sheet mask ever lalong lalo na yung tea tree, lemon, rice and snail ang bango nila i mean ang bango nilang lahat but i really love it really” - by Jhenny L.

“Second order na 'to sa FR. Well packaged naman. So far effective sya sakin kaya nagreorder ako na good for a week. Thank you!” - by R***

Grab this student skincare essential for PhP264.

5. Human Nature Ceramide Skin-renewing Night Cream

Price: PhP299

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Available in 50 ml

Image: Human Nature

Designed to provide nourishment and moisture to the skin while you sleep, Human Nature Ceramide Skin-Renewing Night Cream is the perfect skincare product to end your night routine. Wake up to your dream skin with this simple skincare product that helps visibly renew your skin, restore the barrier, and lock in moisture while you sleep.

Positive Reviews:

“2nd bottle ko na to. So far effective for me. medyo may pagka sticky nga lang sya since very humid ditey sa ating country pero I like the effect it had on mah fezzz. Basta nakaka fresh sya at okay ding base bago mag apply ng make up. Basta may sunflower oil na ingredient super hiyang sa skin ko. First products to try from this brand is etong moisturizer na to and ung Rosemary conditioner nila, and both are very effective sakin. Lovin' this brand so far, skin and environment friendly.” - by R***

“Fast delivery. Effective sakin yung product. It moisturizes and no irritation experienced. Amoy lavender scented powder” - by Rebecca C.

Add this to your affordable skincare routine for PhP299.

6. Glow Glass Antioxidant Serum

Price: PhP334

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Available in 30 ml

Image: Glow Glass Beauty Facebook page

This other optional yet simple skincare product will make you say goodbye to dull skin and hello to glowing ones. Glow Glass Vitamin C & E Ferulic Glow Booster is formulated with 10% Vitamin C, 1% Vitamin E, and Ferulic Acid to make your skin healthier and happier. It also brightens your complexion, evens out skin tone, and enhances the efficacy of your other skincare products.

Positive Reviews:

“Very good product. 10% vitamin c. Effective for skin brightening. 1st time to use this. Love it” - by Terry G.

“I tried it for few days now, there is no problem with my skin. Its easily gets dry and not that greasy. I just hope this really repair my skin and add glow on it. I will order again if it is working on me.” - by Angelina M.

Add this to your affordable skincare routine for PhP334.

7. SKINTIFIC Mugwort Acne Clay Mask

Price: PhP390

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Available in 40 g

Image: Skintific Official Shop

Start cleansing and exfoliating with this Mugwort Acne Clay Mask for your night skincare routine. This simple skincare product combines mugwort's soothing properties with a clay mask's benefits to target acne and skin concerns. It cleanses pores and blackheads, relieves redness and inflamed skin, controls excess oil on the skin, maintains skin barrier, and cares for acne-prone skin.

Positive Reviews:

“Feels nice on my skin doesn't irritate it at all! And it smells really good” - by Keithlyn C.

“Delivery was quick. The packaging was good. It was bubble wrapped nicely. When I tried the product, I was amazed on how it lessened the appearance of my blackheads immediately.” - by K***

Add this to your affordable skincare routine for PhP390.

8. MIZON Snail Repair Eyecream

Price: PhP432

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Available in 15 ml

Image: Mizon

Incorporating an eye cream into your morning skincare routine provides hydration and addresses concerns around your eyes’ delicate area while creating a smooth base for makeup application. Mizon Snail Repair Eye Cream is formulated with 80% snail mucin to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by promoting faster collagen production. This simple skincare product also reduces puffiness and dark circles.

Positive Reviews:

“Proven ko na tong mizon eye cream like kahit na madalas ako magpuyat, di parin deep yung eyebags ko. Syempre you need sleep din if ineexpect mo na completely matanggal niya eyebags mo. For me, pang maintenance siya para di lumala yung eyebags ko especially during times na 36 to 48 hours akong walang tulog. I recommend. Ang cute rin ng packaging hehe medyo kinilig ako kasi wala siyang gamit na bubble wrap pero secured siya nung paper mesh na ginamit nila. Thank you rin sa freebies!” - by Abigail R.

“My holy grail eye cream since I started taking my skin care routine seriously. I always make sure I have backups of this in my skin care stash. My routine's never complete without it! Happy I got samples of the collagen serum, too!” - by A***

Grab this student skincare essential for PhP432.

9. SNAILWHITE Glow Potion AHA·BHA Toner

Price: PhP499

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Available in 150 ml

Image: SNAILWHITE PH Facebook page

Although optional, consider using a toner as part of your morning skincare routine. Snailwhite Glow Potion AHA·BHA Toner is a multi-tasking toner that exfoliates dead skin cells using a powerful but gentle blend of ingredients to reveal glowing skin. This simple skincare product is alcohol-free, brightens dullness with natural plant extracts, and clarifies and clears pores.

Positive Reviews:

“Excellent product! I’ve been a snailwhite user for almost 3 years now and this product never fails to meet my expectations! Thank you so much! ” - by E***

“Bought 50ml testing ko lang maganda sya at hiyang kami 3 sa bahay kaya bumili na ako ng bigger size mas mura kasi dito sa watson 500plus price neto” - by A***

Grab this student skincare essential for PhP499.

10. Cetaphil Gentle Foaming Cleanser

Price: PhP550

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Available in 236 ml

Image: Cetaphil

Cleansing your face should be the first step in your morning skincare routine. The Cetaphil Gentle Foaming Cleanser is formulated to cleanse the skin while maintaining its natural moisture barrier effectively. This simple skincare product is designed to remove dirt, oil, and impurities from the skin's surface without stripping away essential moisture. Its foaming action creates a lather that leaves the skin feeling clean and refreshed.

Positive Reviews:

“It only takes 1 pump para sa face ko. Super tipid. Pansin ko rin mas madulas 'to once you rinse your face kesa sa Gentle Skin Cleanser. Pero once dried up, mas iba ito sa feeling. Mas gusto ko yung after effect nito + dagdagan mo ng Gentle Skin Cleanser as moisturizer = HEALTHY AND GLOWING FACE! I only got this for only 185php so great steal! Thank you so much” - by Patty Y.

“Texture: foamy texture Effectiveness: great foaming cleanser that doesn't strip my face and make it too dry. My derma recommended that I use this as my gentle cleanser along with retinoid. I've used this for a few days and haven't experienced any breakouts or negative reactions. Good, basic cleanser” - by A***

Add this to your affordable skincare routine for PhP550.

Taking care of your skin while managing the demands of college life is essential. With these simple skincare products following a simple day and night routine, prepare to confidently face every challenge in your college life.

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It should be noted that different skincare products also have other consequences for every individual and skin type, so it is best to do a patch test before trying them out!

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About Kriszel T. Rago
Kriszel is a writer, an aspiring multimedia journalist, and a strong-willed, pierced & inked modern-day kikay tita. As a former iskolar ng bayan–still one at heart, Kriszel is passionate about social issues and everything under the sun. She loves to read, watch documentaries, thriller-mystery series, and anime, cook for her loved ones, and play Valorant & Mobile Legends with friends. Kriszel dreams of being a multiple degree holder and traveling to every province in the Philippines.
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