Affordable Cruelty-Free Products That Prevent & Treat Maskne


November 6, 2020
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No one can hide from the detriment of mask acne. As if this year wasn’t already a shitshow, we also have to deal with constant breakouts. But hey, if it’s for the health and wellbeing of humanity, so be it. Just know that we’re all on the same boat—in this case. Fortunately, e-commerce sites have a wide range of budget-friendly products that could be delivered right to your doorstep.

Cruelty-free products are known for their high prices and ineffective results. We’re debunking that stigma by giving you a list of affordable products that are worth every purchase and repurchase. Your skincare routine doesn’t have to cost half your rent. On this list, you’ll find a range of products under P525.

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Human Nature Nourishing Tomato Facial Wash

For those who didn’t know, tomatoes are rich in Vitamin A, C and K, which help clear up acne by unclogging pores. Human Nature’s Nourishing Tomato Facial Wash is a mild cleanser that reduces environmental stressors and fights free radicals. It’s 200ml of pure goodness for those with normal to sensitive skin.

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Happy Skin Mini Perfect Clean Ultrasonic Silicone Cleansing Device

This portable ultrasonic device is an alternative for the Foreo silicone cleanser, which can be pretty pricey. Happy Skin’s Mini Perfect Clean Ultrasonic Silicone Cleansing Device is a travel-friendly dupe that is best paired with a mild cleanser. Its tiny bristles remove makeup, deep cleanses congested skin and gently exfoliates for a smoother, softer look. Not to mention, it’s one of the most affordable (authentic) cleansing devices out there.

Happy Skin’s Mini Perfect Clean Ultrasonic Silicone Cleansing Device is available on and in Happy Skin boutiques

Happy Skin stores are located at U/G Alabang Town Center, 2/F Glorietta 3, 2/F Greenbelt 5, 2/F Power Plant Mall, 2/F SM Aura Premier, 2/F Mega Fashion Hall, 2/F Robinsons Magnolia, 1/F Ayala Malls The 30th, 1/F Eastwood Mall, 1/F UP Town Center, 1/F Trinoma, U/G SM North EDSA, and U/G SM City Cebu

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Human Nature 100% Natural Acne Defense Toner

With tea tree oil as its main ingredient, the all-natural solution aids in preventing future breakouts and minimizes the appearance of pimples. Its natural AHAs renews the skin through light exfoliation, therefore helping you break free from acne. For those with dry skin, it’s best to follow up with an unscented moisturizer.

Purchase Human Nature’s 100% Natural Acne Defense Toner on or directly on their website

Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay

Inspired by Cleopatra’s beauty regimen, “The World’s Most Powerful Facial” deeply cleanses pores with its famous pulsating effect, which brings blackheads and whiteheads to the surface. It’s the go-to holy grail for acne-prone skin as it speeds up your skin’s healing process. It’s 454 grams of natural minerals that will last for months!

Aztec Secret’s Indian Healing Clay is available on and

Baroness Aloe Vera Soothing Gel

The aloe vera craze has been around for a while now. It’s known for its ability to heal and nourish any skin type. Wearing a mask and shield even for an hour can be a hot mess. Cool down your skin with 99% pure hydration. Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory properties and brightening effects that combat pimples and scarring. The all-natural gel is great for alleviating the skin after intensive masks and toners.

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Bringing up another tomato-based product because it’s the most underrated fruit (yes, fruit!) on the skincare market. This natural serum has won awards for its glass skin effect. It does everything you can imaginefrom brightening scars to minimizing pores and reducing acne to relieving sunburns. It’s a powerhouse in a bottle. Its affordable price will convince you that expensive doesn’t always mean better.

SKINPOTION’S Tomato Serum is available on

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Skin Revolution Pure 100% Rose Hip Oil

Good things come in small packages. Skin Revolution’s 100% Rose Hip Oil is rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants that are great for anti-aging. Rosehip oil is known for lightening acne scars and minimizing rosacea as well as acne. It’s nature’s best-kept secret to overnight repair and rejuvenation while you sleep.

Skin Revolution’s Rose Hip Oil is available on

COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch

This is no longer a secret in the beauty community, but it’s still worth a mention. Hydrocolloid stickers are the most efficient spot treatments that cure the root of the cause without fail. Wear these under your mask to prevent any further irritation. 

Purchase COSRX’s Acne Pimple Master Patch on and

OXECURE Acne Clear Potion

As great as pimple patches are, they will eventually run out and its excess packaging isn’t the best for the environment. OXECURE’s Acne Clear Potion is a dupe for Mario Badescu’s renowned Drying Lotion. It’s a powerful spot treatment that won’t break the bank!

OXECURE’s Acne Clear Potion is available on

Take your mask off immediately once you arrive home and start your skincare. Don’t let sweat and dirt linger for more hours than it should!

Happy pampering!

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Words Marga Sibug

Art Alexandra Lara

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