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Best Skincare of 2017

December 29, 2017

Best Skincare 2017

Rounding up my top picks in skincare this year! I attribute the biggest improvements for my skin to lifestyle changes more than my skincare routine. I’ve made a conscious effort to take better care of my body with more exercise and better eating habits. This year I stopped drinking soy lattes (opting for almond or coconut milk instead in and smaller doses). I also reduced my coffee significantly intake as it was contributing to irregular heartbeats (don’t worry I got checked out and I’m completely ok). I switched to green tea, reduced sugar in everything, cut back on eating bread and over time I saw some pretty amazing changes from the inside out.

Skincare testing has still been a huge part of my life this year – especially as I age I’ve become more conscious of protecting my skin. The strong Florida sun can be brutal and the heat intense even if you’re not in direct sun. Finding good sunscreen and skincare has been essential otherwise I’d be completely fried.

This is a pretty extensive list as I switched things up quite a bit over the year. We’ve traveled from coast to coast and experienced climate changes. As many of you have advised me when I moved here, even though Florida is hot, there is a fairly lengthy dry season. That combined with the water conditions here (plus with swimming in the ocean and pools) has kinda messed with my skin. The weather can change daily! Then there are the late spring to summer months where the humidity is almost unreal and everything feels like it could slide off your face the second you step outside. Finding a routine and re-balancing my skin has been a process and I’m really thankful I’ve found quite a few really great products. You can see my bare skin here and here. Press samples have a * next to them.

Shelf 1, left to right:

  • Sisley-Paris Express Flower Gel Mask * – Best gently hydrating mask for dry or tired-looking skin but without the over emollient feel that some moisture masks have, 100% worth the splurge and I bought a backup tube because I don’t want to be without it.
  • Sisley-Paris Radiant Glow Express Mask – A gentle cleansing glow mask with red clay to remove impurities without drying out the skin, leaves skin feeling super soft.
  • Tatcha The Water Cream – I’d rank this in my top 3 moisturizers of the year, Tatcha seems to have been the first to develop a water cream which is a truly lightweight moisturizer that feels like a refreshing burst of water, it’s been perfect in humid climate, I’m on my second one.
  • Eve Lom Brightening Cream * – A long-time favorite for a soft lightweight cream that over time does improve the brightness of the complexion, it contains anti-oxidants that correct hyperpigmentation and smooth skin, also available in the holiday Perfecting Ritual Set.
  • Tatcha The Water Gel – I’m one who actually hates skincare gels because they’re sticky and don’t typically work with my foundations, this one is just perfect in every way.
  • Tatcha Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil – Out of all the cleansing oils I tried this one turned out to be my favorite for the year for super soft skin.
  • Supergoop! Everyday Sunscreen – This is my ULTIMATE go to for body sunscreen, it was the most effective for me without any scent or sticky feel which is super important to me, it held up well in the Florida humidity without making me feel greasy and even with regular re-application it absorbs well (I’ve also converted my husband to using this one although he still prefers Kiehl’s).
  • Supergoop! Hand Cream – I often forget the hands when it comes to sun protection and I don’t realize how much the sun hits the hands especially when driving, this has been essential and comes in a small size that I can throw in my bag.
  • Sisley-Paris Black Rose Skin Cream * – Best lightweight cream almost feels like a water cream, moisturizes and refreshes the skin lightly in the most amazing way.
  • Shu Uemura Sakura Rose Petal Mask * – Best plumping moisturizing mask that soothes skin, Beauty Look Book readers a special promo of deluxe samples + free shipping on orders $50+ with code BLBXSHU. Deluxe samples include: mini laque supreme sample rd01, maxi:hydrability essence-in cream 13 ml, sakura-rose-petal-mask 13 ml and nutri:nectar sample 15 ml. Valid online at both Shu Uemura US and Shu Uemura Canada.
  • Kate Somerville Exfolikate Gentle – My favorite weekly face scrub to purify and decongest the skin.

Shelf 2, left to right:

Shelf 3, left to right:

  • Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate – Probably my favorite face oil of the year to hydrate dry skin.
  • Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Oil – One I use at night to maintain elasticity and moisture, I noticed my skin sometimes feels dry with the water here after I wash it at night, this doesn’t feel greasy although it is emollient.
  • 111Skin Celestial Black Diamond Retinol Oil * – One of the most amazing night treatments I’ve tried, it has 1% pure retinol so I use this every other night or every 2 nights because I have sensitive skin, it’s still gentle enough to not burn my skin like many retinol products do, it helps diminish fine lines and spots.
  • Kopari Coconut Melt (mini) – The best body moisturizers for days when my body is so dry, especially since winter hit Florida, I apply it on the body at night before I go to bed. Especially good to restore moisture if skin is dried from summer heat.
  • Sisley-Paris Beauty Subscription Program*  – The only beauty subscription I’ve kept this year, full review here – it’s available in 3, 6 or 12 months options.
  • Tatcha Rice Enzyme Powder – Best gentle cleanser that I use as an exfoliator to help get rid of dead skin and polish the face.
  • Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment – In my top 2 for fixing problem skin if I have breakouts.
  • Sisley-Paris Confort Extreme Nutritive Lip Balm – An amazing non-scented and less thick version of the classic By Terry Baume de Rose, moisturizing and works like a charm for dry lips.
  • By Terry Baume de Rose – Always a classic for the thickest rose scented lip treatment.
  • Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist – New to me this year, but it has the finest mist out of the face mists I’ve tried! Beautifully hydrating in a light way which is just how I like it.

Shelf 4, left to right:

  • Caudalie Glow Activating Trio (eye cream not shown because I’ve packed it up) – Truly impressed with this line, I bought it from Sephora this year and like the way it really makes the skin glow and moisturize the skin without feeling heavy, I’m purchasing the eye cream after I use up some others, I feel like the serum + moisturizer have started to really help with fine lines I have on my forehead.
  • Darphin Hydraskin Light – One of the most impressive lightweight creams I tried this year!
  • Fresh Mask Wardrobe from the holiday set, Sugar Face Polish and Rose Mask have become two Fresh staples that I know I’ll have to replenish very soon.
  • MAC Fix+ Lavender – MAC came out with scented Fix+ in Coconut, Rose and Lavender, I’m obsessed with these, I stocked up on so many because they’re so nice to use mid-day and refresh the skin.
  • Kate Somerville Dermal Quench (mini) – This was something I discovered a while back after getting a facial at the Kate Somerville Clinic, the entire line has changed my life in terms of improving my skin, this was the biggest game changer in improving texture and reducing fine lines.

One more shelfie because these couldn’t fit in the photo above:

Best Skincare of 2017 | The Beauty Look Book

Left to right

  • Chanel Hydra Beauty Essence Mist – One of my favorite most repurchased mists even though I really hate the price tag, it dispenses a very fine veil of moisture on the face.
  • Chanel Sublimage La Brume Intense Revitalizing Mist – I’m obsessed with the Sublimage line although I can’t bring myself to repurchase the creams or eye treatments (so I try to find mini samples when I can), I bought the mist because it comes with three refills which seemed to justify the price more to me, this is a super hydrating mist but has a very fine mist – the dispenser is well designed, I love how it revitalizes the skin.
  • 111Skin Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask – This is my ride or die sheet mask, it surpasses all other sheet masks I’ve tried for hydration, plumping and smoothing the skin making it feel like it’s completely new (comes in a pack of 5). I was sent a couple sheets for review, but have since splurged on 3 boxes.
  • Dior Capture Totale Dreamskin Cushion with SPF50, this doubles as a light makeup base and lasts all day.
  • 111Skin Space Defense Bright Eye Lift Gel * – The only eye gel I’ve used that doesn’t leave a sticky residue, it makes this compatible with my foundation/concealer and eye makeup, it’s lightweight but you can still feel it on the skin, keeps the eye area hydrated without any greasy feel.
  • L’Occitane Immortelle Divine Eyes * – I love this line for the smooth hydrating feel it gives, I like this at night for a soothing hydrating veil of moisture.
  • Chanel La Creme Main * – This has one of the best dry-downs for a velvety feel while still adding moisture, I love the cute packaging on this as well.

That wraps up my list of the Best Skincare 2017. I realize this is a very long list of favorites. Obviously I don’t recommend using all of this at once – I’ve spent months testing and rotating depending on location, season and skin needs. I moved from San Diego to Tampa Bay. I’ve also done quite a bit of traveling back to California, to New York, Texas, further south to Miami Beach and even north up to Georgia and Kentucky. Because I know many of you will ask, here are my ABSOLUTE top picks by category:

  • Best cleanser: Kate Somerville anything
  • Best moisturizer: four-way tie between Darphin Tatcha Water Cream, Sisley Black Rose Cream and Eve Lom Brightening Cream
  • Best night treatment: Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Oil
  • Best toner: Sisley Floral Toner
  • Best exfoliator: weekly is Kate Somerville, daily is the Tatcha Rice Enzyme Powder
  • Best purifying mask: Glamglow Supermud and Aesop Parsley Seet Mask
  • Best moisture mask: Sisley-Paris Express Flower Gel Mask and 111Skin Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask
  • Best face mist: tough pick, but tie between Chanel Sublimage and Omorovicza Queen of Hungary
  • Best sunscreen for the face: Diorskin Cushion
  • Best sunscreen for the body: Supergoop! Everyday Sunscreen
  • Best eye treatment: still searching for THE one
  • Best body moisturizer: Kopari Coconut Melt
  • If you splurge on 3 things, I’d recommend: Sisley Beauty Subscription, 111Skin Sheet Masks and stock up on Supergoop! Sunscreen
  • My best skincare tips: Double cleanse at a minimum if you wear makeup or triple cleanse to add an exfoliator on a regular basis.

I’m doing another giveaway! One person will be selected through the widget below to win::

  1. Fresh Mask Wardrobe (includes Sugar Face Polish, Rose Face Mask, Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask, Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy Boosting Mask – all 1 oz)
  2. Nude Lips Duo
  3. Deluxe sampler pack that I got as a GWP.
  4. Full Size Sugar Cream Lip Treatment in Blush

Open internationally but you must be 18 years or older to enter. Giveaway will run through January the 6th. I’ll pick someone within 48 hours after it ends. I usually ship prizes within a week. Not sponsored or affiliated.

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What were your skincare favorites of the year?

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  • olivia December 29, 2017 at 9:10 am

    I’ve been struggling to find the right skincare routine lately, so this is perfect. At least I have my Herbivore Blue Tansy mask in the meantime – it’s seriously the best.

  • Alix December 29, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Thanks for another great giveaway!

  • Gail December 29, 2017 at 9:20 am

    I have sensitive skin and could not use pretty much anything you listed, lol. I highly recommend Drunk Elephant for more sensitive skin types, and think really anyone would enjoy their products. Have you tried any?

  • nic December 29, 2017 at 9:22 am

    Tip: Make sure to use the retinol at least 3 times a week for full benefits. Also, have you tried just your regular moisturizers on the eyes? I do love the eye gel from Volition.

  • Beauty in crisis December 29, 2017 at 9:23 am

    I love your post!!! And especially yearly faves are always my favorite to read ❤️

    My top 5…
    Kiehls midnight recovery concentrate
    Glamglow supermud clearing treatment
    Estee lauder ANR for the eyes
    Aesop parsley Mask
    La Roche Posay Serozinc

    Thank you for the amazing giveaway 😊

  • Hayley Choe December 29, 2017 at 9:37 am

    This year I tried a few new things but my top 5 are pretty much unchanged vs the previous year: Darphin Intral Toner, Alpha H Liquid Gold, Sunday Riley Good Genes + Blue Moon + Ceramic Slip. I like acids and Sunday Riley products work really well for me. I also love their Luna and UFO oils, but am using up some other opened bottles ATM.

  • riverchild27 December 29, 2017 at 9:39 am

    This has not been my year for new skincare discoveries. I’m currently on the search for a new moisturizer, that being said I do have a few favorites for the year. Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel is my favorite face cleanser, and I hope will it will become more readily available in the US. Garnier’s Gentle Sulfate Free cleanser is a good basic morning cleanser for me. First Aid Beauty’s Coconut Smoothie Priming Moisturizer is both a moisturizer and part of my morning makeup routine, it gives me the moisture I need in the morning since it’s Winter and a little glow. That’s really if for new things this year. I don’t mask, but do use Sunday Riley’s Good Genes occasionally as a sort of mask, and my skin is always more glowy the next day.

  • Lyse Davitt December 29, 2017 at 9:48 am

    I’ve tried some very nice skincare this year. Excited to try more of your suggestions, always appreciated.

  • Thosaeng December 29, 2017 at 9:49 am

    My favorite mask this year is a very recent discovery. It’s Omorovicza Ultramoor Mud Mask!

  • thepassionatefashionista December 29, 2017 at 9:55 am

    My Top 5 Skin Care Faves of 2017 are:
    1. Fresh Soy Face Cleanser
    2. Tatcha Water Cream
    3. Origins Re-texturizing Mask with Rose Clay
    4. Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream
    5. Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

    I’m a newer follower and your blog is amazing! Can’t wait to see what you have in store for 2018!

  • GraceMonaco December 29, 2017 at 9:58 am

    I enjoy make up, but I love skincare. Like Sabrina, I moved to Florida and had to adjust to the climate and rethink my product rotation. This is a long post, but I found it therapeutic to do this! Here are a few of my 2017 favorites: (1) Cleansing: I double cleanse every night, but these 2 rise to the top: Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil Sublime (but all are good and they have a formula for any skin type) followed by Sisley’s Cleansing Milk with White Lily; (2) Exfoliators: I’m 60 plus but I use Clearasil Daily Superfruit Pads. Unfortunately they’ve been discontinued so I’m on the hunt for something new. These are super gentle and inexpensive. I also use regularly Roc Max Skin Resurfacing Cleanser in the shower once a week and Chantecaille’s Rose and Geranium Cleanser in the morning a few times a week – especially in summer. (3) Mists & Essences: Chantecaille’s Rose Water Spray is the best, but as a budget back up I use Mario Badescu’s. I also picked up L’Occitaine’s Shea Moisture Spray at the airport and it is excellent for travel. Essence is SKII and I have never tried another. I buy this once a year at the Sephora sale and it lasts almost 12 months. (4) Serums: Easiest to pick my favorites in this category: Drunk Elephant Vitamin C every morning; Clarin’s Double Serum morning or night or when traveling; and Chantecaille’s Vital Essence Serum for extra moisture; (5) Facial Oils: Aerin’s Rose Oil and Clarin’s Santal (6) Moisturizers: I can’t narrow down here because I am constantly rotating and I get so many samples, but 2 that I have repurchased are Kate Somerville’s Deep Tissue Repair and Chantecaille’s Flower Harmonizing Cream (6) Face SPF: Supergoop and Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Liquid (7) Eye Creams: Naturopathica Vitamin E Brightening Eye Serum, Radical Skin Care Eye Revive Cream, Avene Soothing Eye Contour Cream and Clarin’s or Shiseido’s with SPF. (8) Masks: Sisley’s Eye Contour Mask (I bought the full size after getting 2 samples in the subscription box and Sisley’s Black Rose Mask. I use both regularly and especially on my long-haul flights to Oz. (9) Lip care: Dior’s Rose Baum at night; anything in a squeeze tube with SPF for daytime in Florida (stick products melt) (10) Body Care: Moroccan Dry Oil Spray; Supergoop SPF and Molton Brown Body Wash in either Oudh Accord or Coco Sandalwood. WHEW!

    • BeautyLookBook January 5, 2018 at 9:16 pm

      What an amazing list here!!

  • bida December 29, 2017 at 10:33 am

    I have been enjoying SK-II masks, Dr. Rose Serum, SHANGPREE S-Energy Cleansing Gel and Be The Skin Face Polisher. I really want to try that Sisley Express Gel Mask now!

  • Deborah Hayes December 29, 2017 at 10:47 am

    I tried a new Paula’s Choice “Rehydrating Moisture” mask during a recent overnight flight from DC to Barcelona. I woke in the morning with very moisturized skin for once!

  • Federica December 29, 2017 at 10:50 am

    I love this post Sabrina!! Your recommendations are always the best 🙂
    My top 5 skincare items of 2017 are the Caudalie Beauty Elixir, Clinique pep-start eye cream, Glamglow thirstymud, Darphin detox oil mask and Clarins anti pollution cleansing cream.
    Happy New Year!!! xx

  • Yolennie December 29, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Top 2017 skincare: Huxley mask, PyunKang Yul essence toner, Whamisa flower eye essence, Drunk Elephant marula oil, Drunk Elephant TLC

  • Daisy797 December 29, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Top 5 skincare: 1. Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser 2. Kiehl’s Essence 3. Tula HYDRATING DAY & NIGHT CREAM 4. Dermalogica Phyto Oil 5. Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum. Happy New Year!!

  • Karen Schuppner December 29, 2017 at 10:57 am

    I love the Tatcha Camellia oil cleanser. It leaves my skin super soft but super cleansed. Favorite mask…sisely black Rose mask. The oil is good too!

  • Katie Schumacher December 29, 2017 at 11:11 am

    I don’t know if I have 5 or a favorite mask…

    I am happy that I finally found a moisturizer that works well with my oily skin during the day! Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel has been my favorite find of 2017 for sure!

    Other than that, babyf

  • Katie T December 29, 2017 at 11:26 am

    So many beautiful picks! I’d have to say my top 5 for the year are 1) biologique recherche P50, holy grail acid exfoliator 2) Kate Somerville nourish moisturizer 3) Fresh black tea eye concentrate 4) Kate Somerville Exfolikate cleanser and 5) Algenist collagen serum, a more recent find that I love. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • MBAMommy December 29, 2017 at 11:33 am

    My fav daily skin products are:
    1. Paula’s Choice (“PC”) recovery serum – it is a thick oil in texture but dries without feeling greasy and really helps with dry New York winters, but still light enough that I use year round.
    2. PC SPF 50 resist skin restoring moisturizer (in a royal blue bottle) – this is my winter SPF
    3. PC youth-extending daily hydrating fluid – this is my summer SPF. Also has SPF 50 and it is a fluid that gives excellent sun coverage!
    4. Curology lotion – found this 3 months ago and is a great online custom-made prescription formulation. Mine has retinol in it and i use this at night for my night cream all over face and around eyes. You actually work with an online dermatologist/PA and build your custom formula. Im super happy so far!
    5. Kopari coconut melt – use this as my last nighttime step. Helps keep dryness from the prescription retinol at bay. Really love it!

  • Leah December 29, 2017 at 11:41 am

    My favourites this year have been the La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo, Clinique Pep Start eye cream, Caudalie S.O.S serum, Clinique Moisture Surge Concentrate and the Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting BHA toner. Thank you for your recommendations, even more to try for 2018. 🙂

  • murphmeister December 29, 2017 at 11:48 am

    skincare faves for 2017- caudalie brightening serum, kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate, FAB Coconut Smoothie Priming Moisturizer, Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix (super love), Caudalie Glycolic Peel

  • Jane S December 29, 2017 at 11:55 am

    1. Avene Eau Thermale Avène Skin Recovery Cream
    2. BIOSSANCE Squalane + Antioxidant Cleansing Oil
    3. BIOSSANCE Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil
    4. KATE SOMERVILLE ExfoliKate® Cleanser Daily Foaming Wash
    5. DRUNK ELEPHANT Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil

  • Rinrada Rodkaew December 29, 2017 at 11:59 am

    My top 5 skincare of the year
    1. Biotherm life plankton essence – all time fav!!!
    2. Origin ginzing eye cream
    3. Fresh sugar lip caramel
    4. L’oreal pure clay mask
    5. Mario Badescu facial spray with aloe,herbs and rosewater

  • talker blogger December 29, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    My skincare favorites for 2017 are:
    1. L’occitane Shea Light Comforting Cream
    2. Estée Lauder Advanced Eye Cream
    3. Nivea Cream (old is gold 🙃)
    4. Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Peel
    5. Bobbi brown advanced eye cream

    I love your selection sabrina. I have got to try a few brands you mentioned though.

    • BeautyLookBook January 5, 2018 at 9:15 pm

      Love your list! Will have to try the Estee Lauder Eye cream 🙂

      • talker blogger January 5, 2018 at 10:38 pm

        Thanks Sabrina ! Let me know how it works for you. FYI : I showed my husband your article about your and your husbands scents .. now my hubby wants a Tom Ford !! I plan to buy a few items from that list… love your lists 🙂

  • Shilpa Shetty December 29, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    I love Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask,.. I have super oily skin and this mask helps me clear the pores and also helps in removing excess sebum,.. It makes my skin super soft and clean,..

  • binabug December 29, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    I have this Paula’s choice item I got for free but only had to pay shipping costs for ($4.99 or something bizarre) adn I got it a few years ago so use it sparingly

  • Effie Wong December 29, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    My top 5 skincare favorites are –
    1. Glamglow Supermud
    2. Fresh Sugar Rose Mask
    3. Glamglow Brightening Mask (the orange tub)
    4. Clinique Moisture surge
    5. Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil

  • Sondra December 29, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    My top 5 favorites are:
    1. Clinique TTDO cleansing balm
    2. Smashbox primerizer
    3. Paula’s choice omega serum
    4. Drunk elephant glycolic acid serum
    5. Paula’s choice moisturizing face mask

  • Shelby December 29, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    My skincare faves:

    1. Korres Greek Yogurt Foaming Cream Cleanser – safe for my eyelash extensions as a bonus!
    2. Drunk Elephant Framboos Glycolic Night Serum
    3. Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum
    4. Biossance 100% Squalane Oil
    5. Bare Minerals Mineral Shield Daily Prep Lotion (highly recommend everyone to check out this sunscreen!)

  • aadhj87 December 29, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    My favorites: 1. Philosophy Purity Cleanser – great for taking off makeup 2. Neutrogena Alcohol-Free Toner – helps with my oily skin 3. Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion – this feels very lightweight on my face, but is also surprisingly hydrating 4. Mario Bedescu Rose Water spray – who doesn’t love this? This is great for a refresher during the day! 5. BareMinerals Prep Step Lotion – This is a great sunscreen product! Applies well over moisturizer and wears well under makeup!

  • Jessica December 29, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Thank you for the giveaway.
    My 5 favourite skincare items this year:

    1) HEIMISH – All Clean Balm – best oil /sherbert cleanser
    2) COSRX – Low PH Good Morning Gel Cleanser – low pH 2nd cleanser
    3) PYUNKANG YUL – Essence Toner
    4) Drunk Elephant B-Hydra™ Intensive Hydration Gel
    5) J.ONE – Hana Cream

  • jeansco84 December 29, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    My skincare faves:
    1. Nuxe Reve de Miel Face Gentle Cleansing Gel
    2. Roger & Gallet Double-extract serum Aura Mirabilis
    3. Roger & Gallet Legendary cream Aura Mirabilis
    4. Kate Somerville ExfoliKate
    5. Philips Facial Ionic Steamer

  • J Lee December 29, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    I usually like to stick with the same basics from year to year (Cerave PM lotion, Cerave foaming face wash) but a few new things I have been enjoying are the Biologique Recherché PGM 400, Sunday Riley Good Genes, and IT confidence in a cream. I really need to try out some Kate Somerville products because they seem to be so universally loved!!

  • Nicole Pazmino December 29, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    Wow, your favorites are all on my must try list! I love reading all of your reccomendations.

  • Shermin December 29, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    I love tatcha! And you indroduced me to Aesop this year and I am obsessed! Thank you! Happy moving!

    • BeautyLookBook January 5, 2018 at 9:15 pm

      Yay!!! Aesop is such a great line.

  • Maureen December 29, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    Skincare is hard to limit to 5 favs! 1) Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm, 2) Biologique Recherche P50, 3) Vintner’s Daughter, 4) Skinceuticals 0.5 Retinol, 5) Sum 37 Rose cleansing stick.

  • Anastasiya December 29, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    I love clarins mask cream anti soif 🙂 thank you for the giveaway <3

  • bart k December 29, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    I just dug up my CHANEL Hydra Beauty mist and forgot how much I loved it! Now I’m jonesing for so much more from your shelfie!! xx

  • Gabriela Zapata December 29, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    I love Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask, every time i use it i see instant results.

  • Swingtime December 29, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    I’ve really pared back my skincare regime this year and feel that my skin looks better than it has in some time. My faves are:
    – Cerave Hydrating Facial Cleanser
    – Cerave cream
    – Cheryl Lee, MD True Lipids Cream
    – NuFountain Vitamin C serum
    – Cheryl Lee True Cider Face & Body Serum

    And I use Bioderma Photoderm Laser Creme SPF 50+. It’s the only thing that stands up to the desert sun and is moisturizing.

  • Millie December 29, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    Kiehls Ultra facial cleanser is still my top go-to skincare! Love your photo setup!

  • Meghan M December 29, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    Thank you for a great post! My favorite fask mask is BOSCIA’s
    Charcoal Pore Pudding Intensive Wash-Off Treatment

  • Joanna December 29, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    Banila clean it zero cleanser, Paula’s Choice BHA, CosRX Snail Essence, First Aid Beauty Intensive Cream and MD Solar Sciences tinted sunscreen!

  • AmyB December 29, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    I have made some great finds this year and totally switched up my routine!

    Kate Somerville Retasphere 2 in 1 Night Cream
    Kate Somerville Exfolikate Cleanser
    Sunday Riley Good Genes
    La Mer Soft Cream
    Vintners Daughter Oil Serum

  • Ingrid Neubarth December 29, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    Great review. I also love Aesop products.

  • Erin December 29, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    My favorite find of the year is Sunday Riley Tidal. It does wonders for my skin. My continuing favorite is Josie Maran Infinity Cream – I suffer from dermatitis and it helps significantly, or as slathered on before bed

  • Amy L. December 29, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    My favorite face mask atm is the Lululun Yuzu Mask. It just smells soo good!

  • Whitney Lau December 29, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    I love all things lancer – cleanser, moisturizer, eye cream and exfoliator.

  • inkchick December 29, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    I love Farmacy’s Honey Potion Renewing Anti-Oxidant Mask. It’s absolutely wonderful in dry, cold weather!

  • Amy Shin December 29, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    Newest favorites are from Laneige, especially the water sleeping mask.

  • susan h December 29, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    the somme institute serum was my fave this year

  • Valerie Manke December 29, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    I love the Dr Jart cicapair mask!

  • Kaja Elisabeth Budd Hytland December 29, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    My top five of the year are: SK-II cleansing oil, Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin sheet mask, The Ordinary Niacinamide + Zinc, The Ordinary Pure Marula Oil and Drunk Elephant Sukari Babyfacial.

  • lisamhampton December 29, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    hado labo hyaluronic acid, cosrx snail essence, blithe tundra chaga pressed serum

  • ishy December 29, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    This year has been a year of nothing but breakouts and all varieties of acne. The only mask that helps with the burning en satin I got 24*7 are from the good doctor __Dr Jart+ Cicapair. . I had to get it shipped just because it does not sell in my country. Really sad. But it worked like s dream.

  • Jenny December 29, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    I love fresh face masks. My favorite I see the vibrancy face mask.

  • Laurie M. December 29, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    Top 5 this year (some were oldies but goodies that I rediscovered): Shu Uemura Ultim8 cleansing oil, Belif the Moisturizing Bomb, Biologique Recherche P50 (but I just finished a bottle last night and opened a bottle of PIGM 400!), Sisley Sisleya eye cream, Bite Agave Lip Mask

  • Charli Griffith December 30, 2017 at 3:44 am

    Love your shelfie!! We seem to love the same product lines and pretty much the same products. I do splurge on Chanel Sublimage eye cream, I’ve tried finding an equally good eye cream but I’ve been unsuccessful. It is so rich and good though that I use very little and it lasts about 6+ months… that’s how I justify it. That and truly I notice a difference in my eyes l. I even had a skincare nurse ask me what I use.
    So my top 5 would be Tatcha Cleansing Oil, Rice powder cleanser, The Essence, Chanel Sublimage eye cream, Sisley Rose oil, Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Cream (it truly has taken care of some sun spots).
    Thanks for the great post!!

  • Sarah Burrows December 30, 2017 at 4:05 am

    Good post. I love the body shop spf 50 for face, pixie glow tonic and e45 lotion as a lightweight but super effective body cream

  • Cameron December 30, 2017 at 4:22 am

    Vintners Daughter and Biologique Recherche p50 were big for me this year. As was using a facial steamer!!

  • Nicole December 30, 2017 at 4:46 am

    My top 5 beauty items this year (in no particular order) are: the Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist, Darphin’s 8-flower nectar oil, SK-II’s RNA face cream, Biore’s Watery Essence Water Base (SPF 50+, PA+++) and Shu Uemura’s ultime8 sublime beauty intensive cleansing balm. <3

  • Ruth Preminger December 30, 2017 at 8:28 am

    I love the purple Tatcha mask! Also love the Sublimage line but it’s just too expensive. Think I’ll go splurge on the Chanel hand cream…

  • Carla Rene December 30, 2017 at 8:55 am

    I fell in love with Ole Henriksen in general; so many great products!

  • Stephanie December 30, 2017 at 9:20 am

    I love these picks, I will have to try a Kate Somerville cleanser when I run out next!

  • tomi1999 December 30, 2017 at 9:46 am

    I discovered Bioderma hydrobio
    creme this year. It is very moisturising and gentle. I love Estee Lauder Advance night cleansing foam (not foamy at all) and balm, Kiehls Midnight recovery concentrate and REN Glycolic renewal mask.

  • Faby December 30, 2017 at 11:23 am

    Fav products I tried this year: Sunday Riley Good Genes, Drunk Elephant C-Firma, Dr. Hart Ceramidin Gel Cream, Pai Rosehip Oil, Caudalie Mattifying Moisturizer

  • Amy K December 30, 2017 at 11:31 am

    I didn’t have a lot of skincare favs this year, but I did like and repurchase the Sunday Riley CEO moisturizer.

  • Dana Ladd December 30, 2017 at 11:53 am

    Top 5 faves this year:
    1. Neostrata Retinol + Nag complex
    2. Differin gel
    3. Drunk Elephant Shaba Eye Serum
    4. Philosophy turbo booster vitamin c powder
    5. Estee Lauder advanced night repair serum

  • Monica Mandelli December 30, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    Tof 5 favorites skincare for the year:
    1) TUTTOTONDO Body Scrub
    2) TUTTOTONDO Body Butter
    3) FOREO
    4) La Mer Soft Cream
    5) The Ordinary Buffet

  • Lauren December 30, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    1. BR P50 Toner
    2. KS Exfolikate
    3. Skinn vacuum and watermelon mask duo
    4. Lalicious body scrubs
    5. S&G sugar crush lotion

  • DRTVrMoi December 30, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    Retin A, Skinceuticals C E Ferulic, Shu Uemura Ultime8, Biologique Recherche P50V & Elta MD Clear. I like a minimal regime that gives maximum results.

  • Jeanie M. December 30, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    My faves this year were the first aid beauty radiance pads, Sunday Riley Luna oil, laneige lip sleeping mask and belief Hungarian water essense.

  • Renae December 30, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    My favorite face mask has to be Lush Mask of Magnaminty. It makes my face feel super fresh and clean!

  • Jeska Gorman Harris December 30, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    I love all of your recommendations! Hoping to add some Sisley skincare this year!

  • Laura Schmaltz December 30, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    This year I discovered Perricone products and I am loving the face finishing moisturizer. I love the slight tingle and the rose scent – plus my face always glows when I use it!

  • gabriella_remik December 30, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair

  • Anne Capitant December 30, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    The Aesop Parsley Seed Mask is the only item from the brand I’ve allowed myself to buy and it has been so worth it!

    Both Kiehl’s oils are amazing! I decanted about half of each into cobalt glass bottles (like the Midnight Recovery bottle, complete with droppers), labeled them and sent them off to my sister as she can’t afford them at all and it would have taken me longer than the expiry date to use them up, so a win for both of us!

  • grace linker December 31, 2017 at 12:42 am

    Sunday Riley Good Genes, Sisley rose mask, Ole Henriksen Truth Serum, the Ordinary rose hip oil, Whamisa flowers toner.

  • Anna Wang December 31, 2017 at 2:27 am

    My favorite face mask is the Clinique ace solutions oil-control cleansing mask! Its a great clay-like mask that helps clear my skin.

  • BooBooNinja December 31, 2017 at 2:39 am

    I’m not a mask person generally, but I’ve been testing out the PTR Pumpkin Enzyme Mask. It’s promising.

  • Catherine Shi December 31, 2017 at 4:13 am

    Beautiful picks! You had a really travel/climate changing year its great to hear you’ve found things that worked for you through all of it! We did quite a bit more travel than I’m used to this year and I’m always looking for good travel skincare tips!

    My top 5 skincare products for the year would be:
    1. Glossier Invisible Shield
    2. Glossier Super Bounce
    3. Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask
    4. Tata Harper Repairative Moisturizer
    5. La Mer Treatment Lotion

  • Ana Tique December 31, 2017 at 4:38 am

    trying out clinique’s line for acne, together with the overnight mask by bodyshop and went back to caudalie sorbet for moisturising

  • MALINA CRISTESCU December 31, 2017 at 8:38 am

    So many things to try in 2018 🙂 Happy New Year!

  • Katie December 31, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    I love reading about people”s favorite skincare, this is a great post 🙂 The Chanel Sublimage eye cream seems to be everybody’s favorite, and I’m no different. My biggest discoveries this year were Sulwhasoo Snowise Cleansing foam, Whamisa toner, and Sulwhasoo Ginseng Cream. Can you tell I’ve been turned into Korean/Japanese skincare junkie? 😉 Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Andreia SPR December 31, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    Hello! Love to read yearly favorites, it´s a great way to have a better idea on what to invest. I am pleased with two new products from Paula’s Choice – Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment and Resist Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum. I wish you a wonderful New Year

  • areyoutheblog December 31, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    My skincare picks of 2017:
    1. Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Treatment
    2. Kate Somerville EradiKate Acne Treatment
    3. Belif Moisturizing Bomb
    4. Eve Lom Rescue Mask
    5. The History of Whoo Nutritive Eye Cream

  • Bojana December 31, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    Best face mask for me this year was from Natura Siberica- Collagen Platinum.

  • Anne D December 31, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    Sisley Rose Oil as well as the Sisley Black Rose cream and mask are sensational. Tatcha Cleansing Oil was given to me by a friend who wants to stay loyal to LaMer. I love it. But the gem was a free gift from Guerlain Exceptional Cream. Now I have to sample the Chanel Sublimage Eye Cream, too.

  • Sonia December 31, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    sulwhasoo first care activating serum! SKII RNA serum and moisturizer, SKII FTE

  • Amanda Jimenez December 31, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    My favorite face mask this year is the FARMACY Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask with Echinacea GreenEnvy. It leaves me plump and glowing!

  • Karen E Young December 31, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    I’m slowly discovering the fabulousness of Sisley. It’s very expensive but I love what I’ve tried so far.

  • Linda Xu December 31, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    Thanks for sharing your shelfie – always love seeing both images and breakdown of products! You also have a really nice selection of skincare. I’m not sure about top 5 but notable products I used this year include Estee Lauder Advanced Ceramide Capsules (my new HG to recover from acids), Cosrx One Step Pimple Clear Pads, Son & Park Beauty Water and Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum.

  • Gail A January 1, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    Chanel Le Weekend
    Kiehls flower Tibetan ginseng spray
    Chanel blue serum
    Chanel Hydra beauty flash
    Kiehls clearly corrective brightening and exfoliating cleanser

  • Vicky January 1, 2018 at 4:12 pm

    the bodyshop tea tree cleanser, nuxe nuxuriance eye cream, caladerm mask, vencil peeling gel, frezyderm volpaderm aha cream

  • Leann January 1, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    I wish the sugar scrub mask used a different fruit enzyme. I’m allergic to strawberries.

  • Anahita Balsara January 1, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    My favorite skincare items are Chanel UV essential and Bobbi Brown cleansing oil. I love the fact that the Chanel leaves me matte without leaving a white cast

  • Jun Okada January 1, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    fave face mask is Dermalogica Gentle Cream exfoliating mask or diy hyaluronic acid serum on cotton pads

  • Eli Dumas January 2, 2018 at 2:51 am

    Wow, that’s a lot of products you have there. I’m quite a skin care lover myself but I haven’t tried as many as you have. My absolute 2017 discovery must have been the Alpha H Liquid Gold, I cannot live without that stuff. Great picks, btw!

  • Shelleyeatz January 2, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    My most favorite skincare discovery this year was the NARS Smooth & Protect Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen. Love the high SPF and the mattifying and blurring effect it has on my skin. It’s so good I stopped using foundation/tinted moisturizer all together!

  • cpbebe January 2, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    Clinique liquid facial soap in extra mild, Philosophy Take a deep Breathe SPf30, Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair serum, Philosophy Renewed Hope in a Jar, Kate Somerville Anti bacterial Clearing Lotion

  • BluBaBy630 January 2, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    Hmm, the only ones I can think of are my Cerave cleanser, Bobbi Brown hydrating eye cream, and Shiseido eye cream. Thats 3 lol

  • Marina January 2, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    My absolute best skincare this year was Clarins Double Serum. I have applied it every day and night and was very happy with the result. The second was Caudalie eye cream – best buy! Happy New Year Sabrina!

    • BeautyLookBook January 5, 2018 at 9:14 pm

      Thank you Marina – that is a great serum!

  • Kendra Miller January 2, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    I love Kate Somerville cleansers as well! I’ve also been loving Fresh lately!

  • Cherryqoo Sunday January 2, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    I use Korea Brand “Sulwhasoo” for all my skincare.
    Not sure they had in US or not.
    Ginseng smell make me calm.

  • dhanisha January 3, 2018 at 1:24 am

    My favourite mask is currently from the Face Shop!

  • Nat January 3, 2018 at 5:47 am

    My top favs of 2017: Heliocare sunscreen SPF50, SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel, Sunday Riley Good Genes Lactic Acid, RODIAL Bee Venom Eye Cream, Fresh Rose Face Masks and Obagi Professional-C 🙂

  • Muriel S. January 3, 2018 at 9:58 am

    My top 5 skincare items for 2017:
    1. Khiel’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate
    2. Su:m37 Rose Cleansing Stick
    3. Avene Thermal Spring Water
    4. Laneige Water Sleeping Mask
    5. Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream

    Hoping to explore new skincare items this 2018! 🙂

  • Nicole Lindsay LaRock January 3, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    I am definitely going to give the Aesop Parsley Seed Mask a try.

  • Junjun January 3, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    I hear so much about the water cream from Tatcha! My top five skincare picks from this year are:
    – Caudalie Instant Foaming Cleanser
    – Shiseido D Program Emulsion
    – DHC Lip Balm
    – Caudalie Beauty Water
    – Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum!

  • Khalil Tahrer January 3, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    Top Skincare items include
    1. It cosmetics secret sauce
    2. la nuit night crème from Chanel
    3. Clarisonic Mia brush
    4. Kate Somerville gentle foaming wash
    5. fresh sugar lip balms
    @tahrerk56 tahrerk56 at Hotmail dot com

  • Felicia Buiten January 3, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    I got to try a sample size of the Ole Henriksen Truth Serum and it did wonders for my skin so now I have to get the full size! 🙂

    • Felicia Buiten January 3, 2018 at 2:25 pm

      And my favorite mask this year must be the Glamglow one i can’t remember the name of…

  • Maggie January 3, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    Drooling over these products. My heart says yes, but my college student bank account says no! <3

  • Karin Moore January 3, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    Thank you for this AMAZING list!

  • Anna January 4, 2018 at 11:36 am

    I like any clay masks.

  • Joanna Cheung Tsay January 4, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    My top five skincare items this year have been Fresh black tea toner, Kiehls midnight recovery concentrate and daily reviving concentrate, Juice Beauty smoothing eye concentrate, and Nuxe Reve de miel lip balm!

  • Jennifer Ryder January 4, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    My skincare favorites are First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream, Neutrogena Norwegian Formula hand cream, Vita Liberata Neroli & Argan Milk SPF 50 (for body), Neogen Dermalogy Sunscreen SPF 50 (for face), and Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, because I love the scent.

  • melfox January 4, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    i love reading honest reviews of great beauty products…gives me great ideas for products to try..!

  • Nina January 4, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    It it hands down Glamglow Supermud aka the creme de la creme.

  • GG January 5, 2018 at 1:58 am

    I love end of the year roundups like this! Great selection of products. My 2017 mask discovery is definitely Drunk Elephant’s Baby Facial. Using that once a week has completely transformed my skin. After that, the rest of my top 5 would be: Jordan Samuel Plie cleanser, DE C Firma serum, Estee Lauder ANR serum, Jordan Samuel Etoile + Retinol oil. Here’s to an amazing 2018!

    • BeautyLookBook January 5, 2018 at 9:13 pm

      I need to give Drunk Elephant another try, I tried a few items but they didn’t seem to do much for my skin. I think I need to try again!

  • Kirsty McCall January 5, 2018 at 8:53 am

    WOW that photo is cabinet goals!! Love it 🙂

  • Maya January 5, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    I’ve been on the hunt for a thicker moisturizer but I’ve loved Sunday Riley Tidal all year. I love the texture of that stuff! 2. Tatcha The Essence! 3. Differin!!!! 4. Sum37 rose cleansing stick 5. Eminence eight greens hot mask!! 6. Biologique Reserche masque vivant!

  • Kayla Klontz January 5, 2018 at 11:13 pm

    I love the collagen sheet face mask!

  • Emily McCarthy January 6, 2018 at 9:46 am

    I love the Caudalie detox mask. I’ve been starting to get hormonal breakouts and this mask helps calm my skin.

  • Fernanda Turri Braga January 6, 2018 at 10:05 am

    In 2017 I loved the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser and the Rose Face Mask. Would love to try more from the brand this year 🙂

  • ZoeHart January 6, 2018 at 10:29 am

    I would love to test the fresh products! Unfortunately they’re not available in Germany

  • Mary January 6, 2018 at 11:01 am

    I’m not sure if I have a list of favourite skin care this year, but everything I’ve tried from The Ordinary has been wonderful and I’ll forever praise Estée Lauder ANR serums! My favourite mask of 2017 is from the brand Miracle 10; I finished the pot a few weeks ago and already missing it!

  • Kirsty Marr January 6, 2018 at 11:04 am

    Here’s my current routine, they are all my favorites for the year and next year too!
    * Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover for Lids, Lashes & Lips
    * Bioderma Sebium H2O
    * Hada Labo Rohto Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid Cleansing Foam
    * Bioderma Hydrabio Tonic Lotion
    * Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum
    * Differin
    * Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil
    * I’m From Ginseng Serum
    * Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence
    * MIZON Collagen Power Firming Eye Cream
    * BOSCIA Tsubaki™ Swirl Two-Part Gel & Cream Deep Hydration Moisturizer
    * Noni Glow Face Oil

  • Carolyn January 6, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    Great post! My top 5 for 2017 were Beauty of Joseon Dynasty Cream, Sunday Riley Good Genes, Pai rosehip oil, Heimish All Clean balm, and Skinceuticals Clarifying Clay mask.

  • Jenn E January 6, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    The Body Shop Himalayan charcoal purifying glow face mask was my favourite new face mask find in 2017!

  • K Alex January 6, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    My top 5 are: Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment, BioElements Multi Task Eye Cream, Trader Joe’s 100% Organic Argan Oil, Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel, and Karuna Sheet Masks

  • Katka Prazmova Pivarci January 6, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    My favorite 2017 skincare products are Missha Essence, MayCoop Essence, Belif Aqua Bomb, Shiseido White Lucent Eye Cream and Boscia Bright White Mask. Thank you for the giveaway 😊

  • pinksuzanne January 6, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    I liked the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, OMOROVICZA Instant Plumping Cream Overnight, Drunk Elephant C Firma Day Serum, Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil, The Ordinary Buffet.

  • Jenny B January 6, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    I didn’t experiment with too many new skincare items but my favourite face mask last year was the laneige mini pore waterclay mask!

  • Sanda Remakus January 6, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    My favs this year are my staples. Dermalogica skin smoothing cream, Paula’s Choice 8% AHA gem, badger Damascus facial oil, Kiehl’s eye cream.

  • Lisa L January 6, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    Such a thorough skincare post! I too loved Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery along with Dr. Dennis Gross alpha beta daily peel, Bioderm micellar cleansing water, Belif eye cream, and my Queen Helene mint julep face masque!

  • Collar Wilson January 6, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    My favorite skin care products this year is the Sisley Paris Black Rose Collection. Love, love, love!

  • Cinnamon Tea January 6, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    That’s a lot of testing. Good thing you treat your skin so well!
    So Facebook wouldn’t sign me in. FB name is Lora Rae.

  • Andrea Lurie January 6, 2018 at 8:37 pm

    Love your blog , my favorite mask is a snail sheet mask I use weekly

  • Colleen P. January 6, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    I feel like I was able to really settle on a few skincare products this year, which is a nice change compared to how I’ve always had to keep experimenting. My top 5 are:
    1. Belif The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb/Aqua Bomb—these are super moisturizing (obvs. The cream is more hydrating than the gel), work on my sensitive skin, don’t leave skin sticky/wet, and are decently priced. I’ve repurchased already, a rarity for me. Also, honorable mention for Belif Hungarian Water Essence. I received a sample in a set and I love it. I usually just use this on dry spots and it really helps. Very light, but hydrating. I’m debating about purchasing the full size.
    2. Fresh Sugar Face Polish—best exfoliator I’ve ever used. Doesn’t irritate my skin, actually exfoliates, and is also moisturizing! Plus, smells nice. It’s a bit pricey, but I only need a small amount so it has lasted quite a while.
    3. Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water-Love this stuff. I’ve tried other cleansing waters and keep coming back to this. I’ve repurchased multiple times.
    4. Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 50–My favorite moisturizer with SPF
    5. It Cosmetics Miracle Water 3-in-1 Glow Tonic-I’ve only used a few times so far, but I have definitely noticed it makes my skin softer and a bit more even.

  • libby lou January 6, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    My top five skincare products are the Tatcha Cleansing Oil, Estee Lauder Night Repair Serum, Tatcha Dewy Skin Mist, Origins Ginzing moisturizer, and the Glossier balm dot com! I also sampled a few Korean sheet masks in December that I enjoyed.

  • Rachel January 6, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    I’m intrigued by your suggestion of cleansing twice a day (?) even with sensitive skin!
    I am keen to try out some of Kate Somerville’s products as I’ve heard lots of good things!
    I don’t use many face masks, and generally stick to affordable drugstore brands (e.g. Garnier)