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Here’s a look back at some of the products and posts that I loved over the last 12 months.
SPF all year round | Probably my favourite sunblock to use was Nature Republic’s non-chemical sun liquid. Lightweight, gentle and went on matte, as opposed to shiny. An added bonus, considering most sun blocks and sunscreens tend to make my face super shiny.
Tools to get the job done | I love a good tool, especially a cleansing one. I bought this Foreo Luna about a year ago and have no complaints. It comes in a mini size as well as a bunch for different skin types, so there’s one for everyone! This next one isn’t a tool but it’s a damn good cleanser. Bioderma Créaline is a much-hyped product for a reason. It just works.
Novel skin care | Last year was my first real foray into all things Lush. I loved this Herbalism cleanser, which is not how your typical cleanser is packaged. It was a great addition to my summer routine and it really helped keep my combination skin matte-free without drying out the non-oily bits. Another one that I loved was Missha Super Aqua Snail Cream. Fear not – it’s not fresh slime off a snail. This stuff is lightweight, smells nice and is pretty hydrating. The gold packaging is a solid bonus.
Hydration for healthy hands and other bits | Hands are arguably the most hardworking parts of my body. They do all the typing and texting after all. And they’re subject to the elements. Skin Food shea butter was a dream. Portable and creamy, this lived in my bag the whole time I had it. Weleda skin food is a step up from shea butter. It’s super hydrating and stands up to harsh winter conditions. Bonus, it’s great at healing chapped lips! On the other end of the spectrum, Nature Republic aloe gel was a clear winner for the summer. It delivered a light coat of hydration to soothe, cool and moisturize skin sun-kissed skin!
What were your favourites for 2014? Let me know
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