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GIST PICKS: 10 Cult Beauty Favorites You Can Get at LOOK

Oh, and yeah, they do same-day delivery!

The rise of beauty e-commerce platforms have put a spring in my step — yes, even though it’s usually just to and from the beauty fridge. For most of us, a skincare routine is grounding ritual. Gently patting on serum can bring immense comfort and relief from every day stress.

According to data recently released by consumer trends tracker Spate NYC, people are adding more steps to their skincare routines. Vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, retinol, and niacinamide serums in particular have seen a global increase in searches.

I personally have discovered new must-haves this past year on LOOK, a shopping destination and beauty website that launched last year. Can’t find your cult faves anywhere? Check them out — literally — from LOOK.

1. Augustinus Bader The Cream

It’s on the shelfies of top-tier skinfluencers, who are calling it the new holy grail product. If you can afford it, great news — it’s available on LOOK. A revitalizing daily cleanser formulated with soothing botanicals to gently cleanse, purify, and renew your complexion, The Cream locks in moisture to preserve the skin barrier. It’s non-comedogenic, fragrance-free, and 100% vegan.

2. Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk

My love for Charlotte Tilbury’s velvety, ultra-comfortable mattes knows no bounds. This universally flattering shade is long-lasting, buildable, and hydrating formula. The lipstick features 3D glow pigments that help lips appear wider and fuller. The matte formula is enriched with Charlotte’s secret ingredient and orchid extract to protect and soothe lips for a cashmere finish.

3. Cerave SA Lotion For Rough & Bumpy Skin

If you’re looking for a truly smoothing lotion with the five-star reviews to boot, CeraVe SA Lotion For Rough & Bumpy Skin is worth a try, thanks to its impressive roster of ingredients. The salicylic and lactic acids work together to gently exfoliate skin while restoring the skin’s lipid barrier — its protection from external aggressors — with ceramides. Hyaluronic acid draws moisture to the skin’s surface to keep it hydrated, while niacinamide calms the skin and brightens it with every use.

4. Dr. Ceuracle Royal Vita Propolis 33 Ampoule

A personal favorite and my first encounter with au courant ingredient, propolis, this product soothed, smoothened, and strengthened my irritated skin. I treat this small but powerful vial as if it contained liquid gold, because it does so much for the skin. Developed by Dr.Ceuracle’s Research Center, this multi-tasking ampoule has a soft moisturizing texture that is made with 33% Propolis Extract and Royal Jelly Extract plus Vitamin C, Vitamin B3 Niacinamide and Vitamin B5 Panthenol for ultimate antioxidant care that nourishes, brightens and reduces signs of aging for that radiant glowing skin.

5. Gucci Sheer Lipstick Agatha Orange

Is a moderately warm-toned, medium dark orange with a natural finish.

To all beauty junkies who will try anything at least once: the lipstick you’ve been itching to get is available only on LOOK. Get your Gucci Beauty fix here.

6. NARS Matte Bronzing Powder Laguna

One of the most universally flattering bronzers in the market, NARS’ new Matte Bronzing Powder is perfect for dusting on the cheek and bridge of the nose, or for creating a subtle contour around the face. Laguna is a shade that will suit most warm skin tones.

7. Origins Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega Mushroom Relief & Resilience

Another cult favorite, Dr. Weil for Origins products will transform your at-home beauty counter into a spa. This emulsion, in particular, delivers relaxing effects, of course, on top of its main objective, which is to fortify skin against dehydration & redness due to sensitivity for a visibly healthier look. Apply this at night and see immediate effects in the morning.

8. Dear Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop

This highly rated vitamin C serum is always sold-out (don’t worry though, LOOK restocks regularly!) for good reason — it’s one of the more gentle products out there that deliver on the L-ascorbic acid promise. This one helps fade acne spots and pigmentation, improves dull skin, and brightens the complexion.

9. Krave Matcha Hemp Cleanser

Matcha do about a cleanser? We don’t think so. The hype this one is getting is well-deserved, mostly because it’s just such a pleasure to use. Rich in antioxidants, this jelly cleanser creates a silky lather on the skin that washes away impurities. Best for those with dry or sensitive skin, since this doesn’t leave your skin feeling tight after washing.

10. YSL Vernis a Levres Water Stain Cascade Bordeaux 

Here’s the perfect makeup product (maybe the only one you really need) for a life in masks. The lip stain has become an essential, thanks to its transfer-proof consistency and barely-there texture — truly comfortable to wear under any face covering. YSL’s Vernis a Levres Water Stain has the texture of water, and leaves a long-lasting, wet-look finish.

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Look No Further

Look opened its first physical store at SM Aura, followed by a website,, and an app, with the objective of providing an immersive beauty experience while offering the best brands in skin care, hair care, and makeup. For discerning beauty shoppers, LOOK has been a goldmine for sought-after yet hard-to-find products.

LOOK also offers an exclusive rewards program called the LOOK List, which grant frequent shoppers access to perks, freebies, and services, including:

  • Welcome voucher of P300 (with minimum purchase of P3,000)
  • Free Samples and Birthday Treat
  • Exclusive offers and invite to events
  • Free Delivery vouchers
  • Store Credit up to Php2000 for high- spenders
  • Bounce-Back voucher for Click & Collect shoppers
  • Virtual Personal Shopper service for high spenders

Fancy any of our picks? Visit the LOOK store at SM Aura Premiere, go to, or download the app to shop.

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