A bit late, but as promised, I’ve compiled a list of my most-loved skincare from 2017. It wasn’t a year of discovery for me, as I tend not to vary my skincare too much. There were a few standout products, though, and I’m happy to report, all of these are quite reasonably priced.
I recently began using The Face Shop’s Rice Water Cleansing Rich Oil, and I absolutely love it. Its thin, and rather watery consistency makes it easy to spread over the face, and the blend of oils and emulsifiers means it removes makeup – even waterproof mascara – with minimal effort. I use it with a hot cloth and it always removes every speck of makeup in just a few seconds. It doesn’t strip the skin and leaves it soft, supple, and ready to receive additional skincare.
Another stellar Korean skincare find was the It’s Skin Fresh Mask Sheet Blueberry. I received one of these as a free sample with an order and decided to try it while I was ill just before Christmas. Having a virus is always hard on my skin, and it’s always left looking dry, dehydrated, and grey. I spent 15 minutes with this mask on my face during the height of my malaise and was surprised to find my face looking glowy, radiant, and healthy. The effects lasted a full 24 hours and my skin didn’t have that post-cold hangover.
My last recommendation is from Glossier. If you suffer from perpetual dry chapped lips in winter, I recommend trying their Balm Dotcom. I like the original unscented variety because it’s a great multi-purpose product, but if you like a little flavour or tint to your lip balm, there are loads from which to choose.