Add To Cart: A Checklist Of Everyday Essentials Under P500


Ever found yourself in desperate need of a vital necessity? Yup, we’ve all been there—those palm-on-the-head moments of frustration as you begin to finally update your grocery or shopping list that you’ve been putting off for the longest time. 

No shame, though, because, sometimes, we forget even the most basic requirements when ‘actual’ life gets in the way. Our pro tip? Stocking up. Shopping in bulk for your practical favorites and go-tos that you’re bound to reach for and use on the daily is a good way to ensure you’ll never run out. 

Ahead, we’ve rounded up six new staples you can add to your list that’s all below P500 and, even better, can be conveniently added to cart and purchased via the SM Malls Online app. Be sure to use the voucher code SUPERMONTH to get an extra P150 off on your delivery orders worth a minimum of P700 for the entire month of October.

Don’t have the SM Malls Online app yet? Best to download it now so you can score sweet deals and discounts on your everyday essentials and beyond. 

And now, for your checklist. 

For you

Haircare needs to be taken as seriously as skincare, especially when it comes to the dailies you use in your shower. If you’re concerned about bolstering hair growth and preventing hairball, we recommend getting the Zenutrients GUGO Strengthening Shampoo and Conditioner 200ml (Buy 1, Get 1) at P249 via the SM Malls Online app. Made from actual gugo, a native woody vine from the legume family endemic in the Philippines, this shampoo helps thicken locks, making them look fuller, and also strengthens hair, combating hairfall and breakage. 

If you’re looking for a ‘clean’ shampoo and conditioner for your curls, opt for the Zenutrients CURLS Shampoo and Conditioner 200ml (Buy 1, Get 1) that goes for P249 via the SM Malls Online app. This trusty pair with avocado and tea tree essences is free from harmful sulfates, parabens, protein, and silicone, so you can count on them to thoroughly cleanse and condition your crowning glory every day sans the harsh chemicals. Shop for this one to maximize your curl potential! 

…your body

A body wash may be the most underrated skincare item in your routine, but that shouldn’t be the case. Why? It’s essentially the first product that touches your skin and one of the constant things you use daily. Did we mention it practically functions as your signature scent, too? 

For an extra-bubbly and luxurious lather, shop the Watsons Softening Cream Body Wash 1L (Buy 1, Get 1) via the SM Malls Online app for only P316 from P632—that’s 50% off! Infused with Moist Active for that extra dose of hydration, this body wash is formulated to be mild and is dermatologically-tested as well so it’s safe for daily use. 

It also contains rose water and evening primrose oil to soften and nourish skin, leaving it supple with a romantic floral fragrance. Perfect for your daily self-care ritual!

Let’s not forget your hands! You’d want something that deeply cleanses but won’t leave them cracked and dry in the long run—especially now that we’re frequently washing our hands to keep germs and bacteria at bay. 

A handy (pun intended) product that accomplishes both things? The Watsons Softening Gel Hand Wash 500ml (Buy 1, Get 1), which you can buy from the SM Malls Online app at 50% off (now only P180, from P360). 

…and your baby

If you’ve a baby at home aged three to 24 months and you want to maintain his or her oral hygiene, shop the Smiles Organic and Natural Infant Toothgel Apple 50ml (Buy 1, Get 1) from the Baby Company. 

This fluoride-free tooth gel goes for P54 at 50% off (from P109) via the SM Malls Online app. It’s specially formulated to gently clean your kid’s beamers and gums and contains no artificial flavors, SLS, paraben, gluten, and triclosan, making it safe to swallow. 

The tooth gel’s main ingredient is erythritol, which is proven to be better than xylitol in preventing tooth decay and slowing down cavity progression.

We all know how sensitive baby skin is so your regular laundry detergent for his or her cute clothes won’t do. Instead, opt for the Unilove Baby Laundry Detergent Milk Scent 1L (Buy 1, Get 1) from the Baby Company—now only P135 at 50% discount (before P270) via the SM Malls Online app.