My list with last year’s favourites include a few new discoveries, like the following brands: SVR (a dermo-cosmetics brand that was bought by Filorga in 2014) which I recommend if you have sensitive or problematic skin.
I use their shower gels & body creams on myself and on my 9 years old son who sometimes suffers from eczema.
Their face products don’t suit the needs of my skin but you should try them if you suffer from acne or sensitive skin.
Miriam Quevedo is a Spanish niche brand that I discovered last year during a beauty event where I received 3 of their hair masks in travel size.
I started using them because I had burned a few strands of hair with my straightener; after a week, the general aspect of my hair – including my burned strands – improved.
They are the most powerful hair masks I’ve ever used!
Another brand that I’ve discovered last year thanks to a very dear friend is called PRTTY PEAUSHUN, an American brand which develops only one product, a tinted lotion which can be used on the body, face and hair.
It was created by Hollywood makeup artist Bethany Karlyn and on their fan list is, among other celebrities, Gwyneth Paltrow.
The lotions contain no animal products and the brand is totally against animal testing.
They are formulated without any toxic ingredients such as DEA, Parabens, Synthetic Dyes and Fragrances and Talc – plus the packaging is specially designed to leave as little carbon footprints as possible.
The rest of the brands that are listed below, you know already because I’ve wrote about them many times on the blog and social media.
Most of the following products I repurchase constantly because they make a difference to the aspect of my skin.
Best Facial Skincare Products
Best Cleanser: Clinique Take The Day Off
Best Eye Makeup Remover: Chanel Gentle Biphase Eye Makeup Remover
Best Micellar Water: La Roche Posay Micellar Water for Sensitive Skin
Best Toner: Clinique Clarifying Lotion 3
Best Essence: Caudalie Concentrated Brightening Essence
Best Serum: Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum
Best Vitamin C Treatment: Clinique Fresh Pressed Daily Booster
Best Eye Cream: Estée Lauder ANR Eye Concentrate Matrix
Best Day Creams:
- Guerlain Abeille Royale Créme Jour Riche (during Winter);
- Estée Lauder Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Aging Wake Up Balm
Best Night Cream: VERSO Night Cream
Best Face Oil:
Best Peeling: Tromborg Enzyme Peeling Facial Mask
Best Body Skincare Products
Best Shower Product: Rituals Sakura Shower Foam
Best Exfoliant: Caudalie Divine Scrub
Best Body Creams/Oil:
- SVR Topialyse Baume Intensif (during Winter);
- Guerlain Mon Guerlain Perfumed Body Lotion (all year round);
- PRTTY PEAUSHUN Skin Tight Body Lotion (during Summer – this product is fantastic);
- L’Oréal Mythic Shimmering Oil (during Summer)
Best Hair Care Product
Best Mask: anything by Miriam Quevedo.