11 Beauty Picks Worth that Last-Minute 11.11 Checkout (or to Get Your 12.12 Cart Started) – INQUIRER.net

No need to pretend. The 11.11 sale is just the start of our shopping spree. “I-can’t-believe-I-forgot-that” Christmas gift purchases will commence, and another product will take over the TikTok trending page. Haul videos will pop up, sending us back to our shopping apps to add new stuff to our cart that we just emptied. 
The open secret is this: Every time we hit “Checkout,” there’s an itching feeling that we haven’t found exactly what we needed. We know we missed out on something no matter what we do. It’s almost creepy how the moment we see the words “Order Confirmation,” you go on Reels and spot something that will make you go, “Oh, yeah. Why didn’t I buy this?” Or you’ll chance upon an article just like this one. 
Get a jump on that with these 11 hair, face, skin, and body picks that you can either checkout now for that buzzer-beater finish. Or better, to keep tabs on to prepare for 12.12. 

A brand that champions #PlantPowerInEveryShower, Herbal Essences shampoos, and conditioners are all free of parabens, silicones, glutens, colorants. Their products are also color-safe and pH-balanced. My favorite variant is the White Strawberry & Mint, with its subtle scent and how it makes it feel light and free of build-up. Available via Shopee

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I’ve written about this line from Cetaphil previously, highlighting how it offers a full range of face and body products for day and night. A standout from the collection is the Bright Healthy Radiance Body Wash. It contains niacinamide and sea daffodil that is known for its powerful brightening effect. 
Niacinamide is great against redness and blotchiness from eczema and acne. It also addresses enlarged pores and sun damage. Sea daffodil compliments it well as it inhibits melanin transferase, which causes dark spots. It also provides deep hydration. Why pamper your face when your skin is the biggest organ of your body? Available via Watsons

If you ever get frustrated that you tend to pump too much product onto your hand when using a facial cleanser, switch to traditional bar soap. The Nivea WonderBAR was developed to address the waste created by our beauty products. It features sustainable, recycled packaging. The bar itself makes it easy for you to use the exact amount of product you need. I rub it gently over my wet face and let the bar do its magic while I go all over. 
I recommend the Hydrating variant, which contains almond oil that balances the skin’s moisture absorption and water loss. Available via Watsons

Consider a new brand for your oral health care with Splat. This Russian brand carries toothpaste created from natural ingredients, essential oils, and medicinal plant extracts in therapeutic dosages. All its products are 100 percent vegan, use plant-based components, and are not tested on animals.
Every variant they have is specific to different teeth and gum concerns. The Professional Biocalcium is for enamel restoration and tooth sensitivity reduction. Biocalcium is a multiple-action toothpaste with bioactive calcium obtained from eggshells and hydroxyapatite, a component in the composition of dental enamel. Available via Watsons

A brand that’s offering a lot of freebies and bundles for 11.11 is SNAILWHITE. Take your pick for their themed sets that are for different skin types. Whatever your preference is, however, get this eye cream. It combines one of the best skincare ingredients, retinol, with caffeine and niacinamide. They prevent wrinkles, smooth out existing fine lines, and brighten up dark circles. It is also infused with 24K Lipobelle Gold and snail mucin to slow down collagen depletion, increase the skin’s elasticity, and prevent premature aging. Available via Watsons
 

A breakout launch for the local brand is Dream Cream. This serum gel-cream moisturizer is lightweight and fast-absorbing. It goes over your other skincare products well without pilling. It also leaves behind a smooth canvas for sunblock or makeup primer. Tagged as a glass of water for your face, Dream Cream is both for the no-fuss routine or the multi-step skin ceremony. Available via Shopee

Baby Bright is a newcomer to the skincare and makeup scene but brings in a vast range of products. Targeted for the social media conscious, you get effective formulations in photogenic packaging. The first product I finished from their collection is this unique acne clearing duo.   
Baby Bright Clear & Treat Acne Set targets pimples with tea tree oil and salicylic acid. Dragon Blood extract is also in the mix so that you can see results overnight. The Acne Gel has a blend of onion extract, Vitamin E, and Vitamin B3 to diminish dark and red spots. Available online

If you love switching out your nail colors often, or you want to give your nails some extra care between salon trips, pick up one (or a few) of these from Luxe Organix. Instantly after application, you will notice how your nails are shiny, and your cuticles are moisturized. The serum is formulated with castor oil, myrrh oil, Vitamin E, and Camellia Japonica Seed Oil. Best to apply this after your shower or at night. Available via Watsons

Whenever you tell me there’s a new lightweight yet full-coverage foundation available, I’m all ears—this one from Y.O.U. Beauty is worth the attention. The texture makes it easy to apply, even with just your hands but offers a flawless finish. It contains Immortelle C-Lock Essence. This ingredient provides antioxidant properties and can help reduce fine lines by regenerating new cells and activating collagen production. 
Centella Asiatica Extract is also added to calm the skin and reduce redness with its anti-inflammation properties. On top of that, you get SPF 25 & PA +++ for UVA and UVB protection. Available via Shopee​​

Now is the time to hoard your favorite Maybelline Superstay Ink Crayon/Matte Ink shade as they present the limited-edition Zodiac Collection. It’s the same 16-hour, mask-proof, and transfer-proof wear in sparkly packaging with different zodiac signs. It features popular shades like “Lead The Way,” “Hustle in Heels,” “Lover,” and “Seductress.” Match it to your mood or to manifest how you want your days to be. Available via Lazada

Everyone needs a good eyebrow product. Collagen by Watsons brings you a simple, affordable eyebrow definer that you can take with you or keep at your desk for quick styling and touch-ups. The dual-ended pen features a slanted brow pencil tip that makes the strokes feathery and a spooli on the other end so you can brush and shape them to your preference. Available via Watsons

In celebration of their second anniversary, Issy & Co. has released new limited edition colors for their bestselling products like Creme Blush and Lip Mousse in cute packaging. A makeup/skincare hybrid to check out is Hydra Gloss. The product combines the shine of a lip gloss but also the nourishing properties of a lip oil. Wear it on its own to show off the reflects of the color pigments, or use it on top of your chosen lip color for kissable lips. Available via Shopee

If you can’t recognize your friends on social media because they’ve colored their hair all of a sudden, Colourette Cosmetics is the culprit. On top of its sixth anniversary, the brand expanded its line with hair coloring products perfect for the DIY enthusiast. 
Bleach Cloud is a safe and easy-to-use hair-lightening kit with a mixer bowl and brush and protective gloves. The dye is effective but also not too harsh and lightens hair dramatically in just 45 minutes. Some have opted for this product in place of getting their bleached hair touched up in the salon. 
Others use Bleach Cloud as the first step to enjoy the fun colors of Sky Dye. The semi-permanent hair dye is dummy-proof and doesn’t dry out your hair. This is perfect whether you are a hair coloring noob or a professional. The color selection from the fun sunset pink of “Space Girl” to the edgy gray of “Moon” is also a joy to experiment with and, possibly, add a different layer to your personality. Available via Lazada
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