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In the December Newsletter, I included a link to the "Have Your Say" section of the Website and asked you to vote on what Beauty Products you fell in love with in 2020! I've compiled a list of our favourites and here is what made the cut! The Beautified Guide Best of Skincare 2020....
PIXI Double Cleanse
Pixi's Double Cleanse received the most votes for the Best Cream Cleaser. It's actually a Unique 2-in-1 cleanser created by Caroline Hirons where one side contains a solid cleansing oil and the other side a luxe cleansing cream for the ultimate cleanse!
Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Oil
Clinique's Take the Day of Cleansing Oil received the most votes for Best Cleansing Oil! It glides on and rinses off cleanly with water. Leaves no residue. For all skin types. Apply to dry face with fingertips and gently massage, rinse. Ophthalmologist tested.
Emma Hardie Moringa Balm
Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm is all you need to remove makeup, deeply cleanse and gently exfoliate skin - like a mini-facial every day, leaving your skin radiant and renewed. With Moringa Seed Extract, Wild Sea Fennel and Vitamin E to balance, purify and minimise the appearance of open pores and essential oils of Orange, Neroli, Mandarin, Jasmine and Rose to rejuvenate and deeply condition the skin.
Micellar Cleansing Water
Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Water
At the cutting edge of innovation, BIODERMA has pioneered micellar solutions. Specially formulated for sensitive, normal to dry skins, the Sensibio H2O micelle solution gently cleanses face and eyes. It removes water-resistant make-up.The micelles contained in its formula effectively micro-emulsify impurities while maintaining the skin’s balance
Toner - Dry Skin
Kiehl's Ultra Facial Toner
Kiehls Ultra Facial Toner received the most votes for Best Toner - Dry Skin. Ultra Facial toner is pH-balanced, alcohol free and effectively removes surface debris whilst hydrating and comforting the skin.
Toner - Oily Skin
Mario Badescu Witch Hazel and Rose Water Toner
Achieve a post-cleanse glow with Witch Hazel and Rosewater Toner, an essential oil-enriched formula that replenishes and restores the skin. With hydrating and antioxidant properties including aloe vera, rosewater and rose oil, the toner gently removes surface impurities to reveal a fresh, rejuvenated complexion.
Toner - Sensitive Skin
Elemis Soothing Apricot Toner
Elemis Soothing Apricot Toner received the most votes for Best Toner - Sensitive Skin! Extracts of Apricot soothe and harmonise, giving rise to a fresh sensation and radiant appearance. Ideally suited to extra-sensitive, delicate and hormonal skin. This alcohol-free toner is so gentle, it may also be applied to cotton pads for a soothing eye treatment.
La Roche-Posay Retinol 0.3% + Vitamin B3 Serum
This concentrated serum is infused with vitamin B3 to leave the skin feeling smoother, hydrated and renewed for a dewy and healthy-looking glow. Pure and gradual release Retinol helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating collagen production. By combining these two powerhouse ingredients, the serum leaves the complexion looking brighter and more even.
Charlotte Tilbury's Magic Serum Crystal Elixir
Charlotte’s Magic Serum Crystal Elixir is the science your skin needs for glowing, hydrated, youthful-looking skin! The supercharged, crystal-infused formula has been designed with expert scientists and globally renowned facialists to address the most universal skin concerns and deliver clinically tested, visible results.
Clarins Double Serum
Clarins Double Serum received the most votes for the Best Anti-Ageing Serum! Clarins Double Serum is a Complete Age Control Concentrate formulated to help work on the 5 vital functions of the skin for a more youthful and radiant complexion. Now containing 21 active plant extracts including new star ingredient turmeric, distinguished for its exceptional anti-ageing properties. Double Serum acts on the appearance of major signs of skin-ageing, skin is more radiant, firmer and fine lines are smoothed
SkinCeuticals Retexturing Activator
Retexturing Activator is a revolutionary replenishing and resurfacing serum that helps reinforce the skin’s barrier for healthier, more radiant skin. Using patented technology, this unique serum is highly effective in promoting proper exfoliation while optimizing the skin’s amino acid supply to reinforce the external barrier. Formulated in an efficient oil-free delivery system suitable for all skin types to replenish and exfoliate skin for noticeably soft, smooth skin texture.
Mario Badescu Anti-Acne Serum
Clearing and preventing breakouts, Anti Acne Serum is a gel-like formula that clarifies and exfoliates. Fast-absorbing, clear excess sebum, dirt and impurities from deep within the pores to create a healthy, clear complexion.
CeraVe Facial Moisturising Lotion
CeraVe AM Facial Moisturising Lotion with SPF 25 is a daily lightweight moisturising lotion for the face. Specially formulated to protect the skin barrier with 3 essential ceramides and MVE technology to provide instant and long lasting hydration. Hyaluronic Acid helps to retain the skin’s natural moisture
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream
Charlotte Tilbury's Magic Cream received the most votes for Best Daytime Luxury Moisturiser!It’s a secret mix of patented anti-age ingredients, a hyaluronic acid booster plus floral extracts that lift and transform tired skin in an instant! Think of a wilting flower that’s just been watered – skin is flooded with moisture for a glowing complexion in a flash, no matter how dehydrated or lacklustre your skin may look.
CeraVe Moisturising PM Lotion
A lightweight and silky face cream that provides up to 24 hours of hydration. Helping to strengthen and restore the natural skin barrier to prevent moisture loss, the lotion uses three naturally occurring ceramides and Hyaluronic Acid to soothe any sensitivity and leave skin calm, comfortable and ultra-healthy. (Unlike the Daytime CeraVe Moisturising Lotion this one is without SPF - Perfect for Night-time!)
Sarah Chapman Skinesis Overnight Facial
Sarah Chapman Skinesis Overnight Facial brings a revolutionary facial treatment to your home. A power potion of antioxidants, vitamins, Renovage, omega oils, Dermaxyl peptide, natural flower extracts with our signature skin brightening complex. Fragranced with a soothing blend of essentials oils including rose, jasmine and frangipani, this irresistibly silky serum formula is enriched with Renovage to increase the life span of skin cells, vitamins A and C, both approved anti-agers, and soothing and nourishing omega oils to give instant results to flat, dull and unbalanced skin leaving you refreshed and radiant - recreating a facial-like effect overnight.
No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Cream
No7 Protect and Perfect Intense ADVANCED Day Cream is a nourishing moisturiser that provides intense hydration whilst smoothing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and helping to delay new ones with No7’s advanced protecting and renewing daytime formula. It's formulated using Matrixyl 3000+: No7’s most powerful anti-wrinkle peptide technology.
CeraVe Reparative Eye Cream
Developed with dermatologists, CeraVe Eye Repair Cream reduces the appearance of dark circles and puffiness. Specially formulated to protect the skin barrier with 3 essential ceramides. Hyaluronic Acid helps to retain the skin’s natural moisture.
Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Eye Base
A hydrating wake up for eyes, Vitamin Enriched Eye Base provides an awakening boost with instant, maximum moisture from Sodium Hyaluronate which plumps, smooths and softens for seamless corrector and concealer application. The cushiony texture is rich, but not greasy, absorbing quickly for a makeup-gripping finish
Clarins Total Eye Lift
Clarins Total Eye Lift received the most votes for Best Eye Serum! A complete eye contour product that visibly 'lifts' the eyelid while minimising wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles. Day after day, eyelids are visibly lifted, wrinkles are minimised, dark circles and puffiness are reduced and eyes look revived.
Origins GinZing Refreshing Scrub
Formulated using quality coffee beans in season from around the world, which work effectively to provide antioxidant protection against free radicals and wake up tired skin. Jojoba and carnauba wax unclogs pores and removes dirt and impurities to reveal a brighter, smoother appearance. Enriched with panax ginseng and a natural essential oil blend of grapefruit, lemon and spearmint to refresh and energise skin. Gentle enough for daily use.
Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Mask
Elemis Pro Collagen Marine Mask got the most votes for Best Hydrating Mask! It's s twice-weekly face mask that intensely hydrates the skin whilst minimising the signs of ageing for a more youthful appearance. Powered by Padina Pavonica, Adaptogenic Noni, Moringa and Argan Tree Oil, the luxurious cream texture helps to improve the feeling of firmness and tone whilst reducing the look of crepiness. The antioxidant-rich formula provides intense moisture for a smoother, more supple and radiant complexion.
Seoulista Correct & Calm Instant Facial Sheet Mask
Seoulista Correct & Calm Instant Facial contains witch hazel and eucalyptus leaf to smooth and soothe problematic skins. This sheet mask will help to reduce redness, irritation, congestion and pore size. Additionally, it's full of antioxidants. The sheet itself is bio-cellulose, which is made through the hygienic fermentation of natural ingredients such as bamboo or coconut. This means that they are highly absorbent, adhere to the skin well and are biodegradable.
Image Vital-C Hydrating Enzyme Mask
This is a super-hydrating enzyme masque that gently-exfoliates the buildup of dull, dry skin. It is packed with exfoliating enzymes and nourishing Vitamins A, C, and E promote healthier, more radiant youthful skin. It contains a blend of L- ascorbic acid and sodium ascorbyl phosphate, stable forms of pigment-diminishing and skin brightening vitamin A.
PIXI BeautifEYE Vitamin-C & Licorice Patches
Enriched with Liquorice, Ginseng and Vitamin C, the patches help to lighten the appearance of dark circles, giving your complexion a revitalised, brighter feel. Your skin tone will be more even and balanced, creating a smoother, clearer effect that looks healthier. Infused with hydrating goodness, the hydrogel patches are deeply moisturising, banishing dryness and working to calm and soothe puffiness and irritation.
Milk Makeup Melatonin Overnight Lip Mask
A hardworking overnight lip mask that refreshes, hydrates and calms, the Melatonin Overnight Lip Mask from Milk Makeup is blended with melatonin and a very-berry blend that work tirelessly overnight to help provide antioxidant protection and benefits while you sleep. A rejuvenating hero, you'll wake up to smoother and plumper, healthy-looking lips.
Glamglow Supermud Mask
Fortified with Activated-X Charcoal, the unisex mud mask effectively draws out dirt and toxins from deep within the pores to reveal a radiant, clarified complexion. Helps to minimise the appearance of visible pores, whilst delivering mattifying properties to eliminate oiliness and unwanted shine. Skin feels renewed and refined with restored vitality.
FOREO UFO Smart Mask Treatment Device
FOREO's UFO received the most votes for Best Smart Mask! The UFO is the world's most advanced smart mask, designed to turn your favorite 20-minute sheet mask treatment into a 90-second treat. The UFO-activated smart masks are made from soft micro-fiber, infused with plant and fruit extracts, concentrated botanical oils and natural flower water. Each mask is paired with a pre-programmed app-controlled treatment routine to boost their effects and ensure flawless skin.
Skingredients Skin Shield SPF 50
Skin Shield is your lightweight, moisturising physical/mineral daily protection against UVA + UVB rays, infrared, pollution and HEV/ blue light from computers and screens. It’s always important to shield your biggest organ. Featuring niacinamide – vitamin B3 – and vitamin E for antioxidant protection, Skin Shield is your invisible mineral parasol.
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Made with a blend of Calamine and Salicylic Acid, Mario Badescu Drying Lotion helps to soothe and clear up pimples, blemishes and whiteheads overnight without irritating the surrounding skin. Suitable for even the most sensitive skin types, this skincare must-have is super gentle and effortless to apply.
The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
Anything but ordinary, this peeling solution unites AHAs and BHAs to offer deep exfoliation and help battle blemishes for improved skin radiance. Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) exfoliate the skin’s topmost layer for a brighter, more even appearance, while beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) exfoliate the skin more deeply to clear pore congestion – together, they radically improve the appearance of the skin’s texture and reduce the look of fine lines.
FOREO LUNA's mini 3 is an upgraded T-Sonic™ facial cleansing massager with twelve adjustable massage intensities and a dual cleansing surface for a fully customizable skincare experience. The new Swedish design features a larger brush head, app connectivity and softer, longer touchpoints. Add them up and you get one thing: a way better and way deeper cleanse.
NuFACE Facial Toning Device
An innovative, portable device that utilises micro-current technology to help lift and re-contour the appearance of skin. Safe and effective, the natural, non-invasive facial lift solution is clinically proven to improve facial contour and skin tone, whilst contributing to the reduction of wrinkles across the jawline, cheeks and forehead. The rechargeable device is FDA cleared and easy to use at home or on-the-go; it delivers visible, long-lasting results with continued use, and is suitable for all skin types and ages.
Nurse Jamie Uplifting Facial Roller
The Nurse Jamie UpLift Massaging Beauty Roller is an innovative tool designed to revive and uplift the face and body. Simply roll the unique hexagonal barrel all over skin to leave it feeling energised and enhanced.
Skin Gym Beauty Lifter Vibrating T-Bar
The Beauty Lifter Vibrating T-bar is an innovative vibrating massage tool. Instantly makes your skin feel revived temporarily and gives you the glow that you need ... The Beauty Lifter Bar vibrations mimic the effects of a massage, instantly relaxing your face to give a few moments of relaxation. Designed with sonic vibrational technology.
Kitsch Micro Derma Facial Roller
Take your skincare routine up a level with the Micro Derma Facial Roller. This facial roller is studded with hundreds of tiny 0.25mm stainless steel needles that can be rolled over skin to produce a number of benefits. This derma roller makes tiny little punctures in the skin which help to promote new skin cell regeneration, as well as encouraging collagen production, reducing the appearance of fine lines, pores, and hyperpigmentation
This ultrasonic device is designed to help promote a clearer, healthier complexion in two simple steps. A decongesting revelation, the DERMAPORE helps to extract impurities from deep within your pores and aid the absorption of active ingredients within your skin care ritual.
Sarah Chapman Skinesis Pro Hydro-Mist Steamer
Allowing you to enjoy a professional-grade cleansing routine in the comfort of your own home, the purifying facial steamer performs a natural, deep clean by emitting ionic, nano-sized steam particles that deeply penetrate skin. Rich in negative ions, the nano-sized steam particles better penetrate skin compared to regular steam, effectively cleansing away makeup and impurities while decongesting pores and removing dulling dead skin cells for a deeply purifying and brightening cleanse.
Elemis Pro-Collagen Rose Hydro-Mist
This refreshing hydration treatment delivers the fast-acting results of a serum through a refreshing mist. Organic Rose Hydrolat softens and soothes the skin from dehydration, whilst Padina Pavonica, hydrating Mediterranean algae, helps to support the skin’s moisture barrier for a smoother-looking complexion. A revitalising blend of coastal Microalgae Extracts help to freshen and hydrate the skin, leaving it looking refined and radiant.
Sunday Riley C.E.O Glow
Powered by science and balanced by botanicals, Sunday Riley’s supercharged formulations provide a visible, measurable improvement. The latest addition to the brand’s C.E.O. range, the C.E.O. Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Oil recharges your radiance with its blend of advanced Vitamin C (THD Ascorbate), turmeric and evening primrose oil, which work together to brighten, hydrate, and enhance your glow unlike anything else.
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Love this! ❤️
Thanks Joanne! x
Do you know if soulista is in any local pharmacies instead of ordering online? 😊
HI Clodagh, Are you in Ireland? McCauley's have them! x
Should have mentioned that sorry, yes I'm in Tralee.. Ill try mccauleys thanks a mil
No prob x
Are the pixi eye masks reusable? x
Hi Hayley, there's 30 pairs in one pack. I would use them for single use only! x
Ah okay didn’t realize there was that many the price makes sense now 🤣🤣 Thanks x
Does anyone know if you can ask for a magic cream sample at a Charlotte tilbury sample
sorry meant store*
Hi Dani, I'm not 100% sure what way the counters are working when they're opened but they definitely gave out samples pre-covid! x
Does Clarins Total Eye Lift need to be used in conjunction with an eye cream or is it ok to use alone
Hi Anne and Pauline, Good Question! I never used mine in conjunction with another eye cream, I would always use it on its own around the eyes but I'm just going to double check with the team at Clarins and see what they recommend is best x
that would be great like I have the Clarins extra firming eye cream too I kind of alternate back in forth but I always wondered if I was doing it right I think its the word concentrate threw me if it said cream I wouldn't have batted an eyelid lol. like I wear face serum under face moisturiser so I was just wondering if I need to wear eye serum under eye moisturiser if you get me
Hi Anne, Clarins says: "Total Eye Lift is primarily an eyecream as opposed to a serum, so you wouldn’t need to add an additional product like an eyecare serum to your routine, Total Eye Lift will target all concerns around the eye area". Hope this helps! x
That’s interesting actually. I’ve always just used mine on it’s own but never thought about the fact that I might need to use it with something else. Good thinking 🤔
Hi Pauline, Clarins says: "Total Eye Lift is primarily an eyecream as opposed to a serum, so you wouldn’t need to add an additional product like an eyecare serum to your routine, Total Eye Lift will target all concerns around the eye area." Hope this helps! x
Thats perfect thanks for letting me know
No prob! x
Do derma facial rollers wit the needles hurt. I keep seeing them advertised on insta but I dont know if its a bit OTT for me.
Hi Emily, they don't really hurt. It's not my skincare tool of choice and not something I'd reach for often but it did receive a lot of votes so it must be popular at the minute! x
Woop! Three of my picks made it :)
Thanks for voting Fiona! x
I knew I should have ordered it when I first saw it but the pixi double cleanse is out of stock now. Do you have know any other stockists
Hi Julie, it's in stock on Amazon! x
I’ve never heard of a smart mask is it professional/salon use only??!!
Hi Eileen, No it's for everyone! If you look under the Skincare tab I have a more in-depth post explaining the UFO in more detail x
Didn’t know you could even get origins here! 🤦🏻♀️
Yes! Off the top of my head, Arnotts and Boots! x
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