It’s that time of the year when I don’t want to do anything but eat and sit around in my PJs all day, reminiscing about how much I used to fancy Macaulay Culkin when I was a child. December has been a slow month blog wise (see aforementioned valid explanation), but it cannot be ended without talking about my 2018 skincare favourites. These products weren’t necessarily all released in 2018 (and you’d be ill-intended to check the accuracy of that statement), but this is just a post where I gush about which ones I liked and why I want to interview Eminem. Wait, what?
By the way, if you’re interested in makeup, I also wrote a 2018 makeup favourites roundup (and, shocker, the Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define range isn’t part of it).
CeraVe Moisturizing Cream
I don’t mean to sound like I’m a beauty guru or whatever, but CeraVe isn’t that well-known in Europe and I was part of the 500 Belgian ‘beta testers’ for this Moisturizing Cream. Hah! Well, I wasn’t sure I was going to like it or care all that much, but this happens to be the best moisturizing cream I’ve ever used. As a matter of fact, the skin on my legs (which tends to get super dry, god knows why) is still feeling plump and hydrated from yesterday’s application. I’ll definitely be purchasing this when it officially comes out and I recommend that you do too.
Clinique Moisture Surge
I know. I’m boring. Everything has been said about Clinique’s Moisture Surge and I don’t think I can further explain why it’s the bomb. It is one of the first skincare products I talked about on this blog (see redness relief routine here) (in dire need of an update, I know), and it’s still the moisturiser I go back to when all is said and done. If they ever come out with Moisture Surge body lotions, shampoos, conditioners, or dog leashes, I’ll buy all of them.
Pixi Glow Tonic
Brace yourselves for some Pixi galore from here on out. Again, I mentioned this product back in April in my redness relief routine. I wouldn’t say this has helped with my rosacea as much as it has with the overall evenness of my skin tone. It took a few weeks to see any kind of improvement, but once it became visible, it was clear the Glow Tonic and I would never part ways (except for that one time I tried out The Ordinary’s Glycolic acid and hated it).
Pixi + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse
Told you there’d be some major fangirling. I’ve recently reviewed this products and I’m not going to write another 600 words on why this is the best makeup remover + cleanser combination you’ll ever find, but it is the best makeup remover + cleanser combination you’ll ever find. This has to be in everyone’s 2018 skincare favourites.
Pixi Retinol Tonic
Okay, I promise this is the last Pixi product (THIS YEAR, HAHA!), and again, recently reviewed here. This Retinol Tonic is very gentle and a great way of easing yourself into anti-aging products (it’s never too early). I use this one as a morning toner and the Glow Tonic in the evening (because it makes your skin even more sun sensitive). I don’t like it more than the Glow Tonic, but I keep seeing improvements in my skin, even after almost three months of use. Skincare is my marathon.
Again, this is a product that I’ve been using all year and it has made the most difference in my redness and pimples. My rosacea is vastly under control thanks to it, and pimples just don’t dare to show their ugly mutts anymore. It’s a great anti-inflammatory, pore reducer and sebum regulator. I know fellow skincare enthusiast Cordelia will agree with me and I definitely recommend that you check out her blog, especially this post called ‘The four skincare steps you shouldn’t skip.’
I hope you’ve enjoyed this 2018 skincare favourites post. I’ll definitely talk my procrastination into writing a 2018 makeup favourites later next week.