Guys, 2018 is almost over! What a year it is has been! I’m kicking off the end of year posts with the best of 2018 skincare edit! These are my best picks of skincare products, products I have used that instantly blew me away or over time I came to love! I will link reviews of products
Right get ready to grab a pen & notebook and wait for the sales, these products are sure to get your new year off with a bang.
An absolute essential in every skincare routine, a well-formulated cleanser will remove traces of dirt, excess sebum and makeup with stripping the skin of oils/moisture. This year two cleansers particularly stood out: Nip Fab Cleansing Fix– this luxurious cleansing balm has the refreshing scent of eucalyptus and removes makeup with ease! It also deep cleanses the skin and it has never let me down. Tri-Balm was my first high-end cleansing stick. The lux balm melts into oil on contact and gently cleanses the skin.
So I love good makeup remover because I need to make sure every trace of makeup is removed before I go in to cleanse. This year I loved and still do the Primark makeup removal cloth. I never believed those cloths that promise to remove makeup with water only but this actually works! It removes mascara too! I was blown away the first time I used it and honestly, it’s made my cleansing process quick & easy! I use it in conjuc. with cleansing balms and honestly, it’s beautiful. I think using the cloth has really made me fall in love with cleansing balms because I used it hate them lol. Best part? it’s only £1.50 and one cloth actually lasts a while. I am still using my first cloth and it’s been 3-4 months already! I am not experiencing any shedding from it and it feels really gentle on the skin.
Acid tone! Acid Tone! ACID TONE! If you haven’t started already what are you waiting for? I use acid based toners at night and hydrating toners in the morning. In addition to my usual favourites- The Ordinary 7% Glycolic solution and Pixi 5% Glow Tonic, the Glossier Solution impressed me much. It is a blend of AHA/BHA/PHA at 10% it leaves my skin so smooth and radiant. I just wish it came in a bigger size.
For hydrating toners- two really stood out to me: Pixi Rose Tonic was soothing and gentle on my skin and the BodyShop Vitamin E Hydrating Toner added antioxidant protection and hydration in the mornings
Sephora Sheet masks win hands down and my favourite flavours are Pineapple and Aloe vera. I also love the Nip Fab Extreme Sheet mask, Nip fab eye masks and the Nip Fab Dragon’s blood Plumping mask.
I think you know what I will say: The ordinary! 4 serums really stood the test of 2018: Niacinamide, Resveratrol & Ferulic acid, MAP and Salicylic acid serums were a skin saviour this year and I lost count of how many times I repurchased them. Another serum (not The Ordinary) that stood out was the Neostrata Tri Therapy Lifting serum– gosh this made my skin glow and added hydration. My skin was also so smooth.
Mists & Essences
I tried Essences for the first time this year, I tried 2 different ones from two brands and I really liked the B. Essence Lotion. It hydrates and soothes the skin! You know I love a good mist, I love Elizabeth Harden 8 hour Miracle Mist and the Espa Refreshing Spritz.
Creams & SPF
Two products: Clinique Dramatically Different moisturising lotion– there is a reason why this is Clinique’s best seller, this adds moisture to the skin without leaving it oily/greasy. It also adds radiance to my skin. The BodyShop Drops of Light SPF 50 is amazing. It’s ultra-light and 100% clear on black skin. I was using it nonstop from March to November I lost count of how many tubes I bought!
That’s all folks! These are the skincare products that made a difference to my skin this year and those that impressed me by far! I have linked my reviews and where to purchase these products!
I will be back with more best of 2018 edits, next time I am coming with MAKEUP!
Catch you later