Hello everybody !! Hope all of you are already having an amazing 2018.
I shared my favorite makeup products of 2017 in my previous post. Please check that out if not already.
Today I will be writing about my favorite skincare and hair care products I enjoyed every day of 2017. I do not usually experiment much with my skincare and haircare products. If I like a product and it fulfills my requirements, I mostly keep repurchasing it until I get bored of using the same products 😀
If you follow my blog since the beginning, you already know which products are going to make it to this list. To not make it very repetitive, I will be talking about few new products which I have not done a detailed post previously. If you want a full post dedicated to them please let me know in the comment section.
Lets get started !!
My favorite haircare and skincare products of 2017 are :
- Wella Elements Renewing shampoo
- Wella Elements Renewing Mask
- BBlunt Intense Moisture Hair Serum
- Clinique moisture surge extended thirst relief
- The Face Shop Chia Seed No Shine Intense Hydrating Cream
- The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Rice Bran All-in-one Cleanser
- Maybelline Baby Lips Candy Wow – Cherry
- Juicy chemistry Helichrysum & Rosehip Cell Construction Serum
Lets start with the hair care products. These are 3 products I have used every single time whenever I washed my hair (thats usually 3 times a week).
I have done detailed post on all 3 of these in my previous post. Wella has some some amazing hair products. I have used the Wella Enriched range for a very long time. But then when the Elements range was introduced I was very excited to finally have hair care products from my favorite brand without any sulphates & parabens.
I have ordered their new Oil Reflections range, stay tuned for a review on the products soon.
Wella Elements Renewing shampoo :
The shampoo is free of harmful chemicals like sulphates & parabens. It leaves my hair soft and smooth every time I wash it. Also it smells really well. It is on the expensive side as a daily use product. But if you have dry and frizzy hair like me, you will love it. A must have product !!
Wella Elements Renewing Mask :
I suffer from dry and frizzy hair in winter. In summer my hair becomes greasy and limp. As you can understand I have some very common hair problems which almost everybody will relate to. I have tried many hair masks specially to control the frizz and add shine to my hair. Though some products give results instantly after using, but they contain lot of harmful chemicals which damage the hair in the long run.
This hair mask is absolutely a dream for anybody who has a similar hair situation like mine. It gives you the smoothest and shiniest hair possible, you will feel like you are just out of a salon when you touch your hair. You hair and bathroom both will smell like heaven for a long time. I even use it as a conditioner every time I shampoo. No doubt this product is on the expensive side, and if you use it thrice a week like me, it will last you 1 to 1 and 1/2 months. But let me tell you, every single money you spend is worth it. If you want hair spa at home, go buy this for sure !!
BBlunt Intense Moisture Hair Serum :
Before this product came into my life I was very impressed with Toni & Guy Shine serum drops. No doubt I still like the Toni&Guy one, but after I purchased this serum I am using it constantly.
The Toni&Guy one has a thicker consistency than this. So it takes more time to absorb into the hair. Also it makes my hair a bit sticky for some time, until it gets absorbed completely.
BBlunt serum is very light weight, has a very runny consistency. This makes it easier to spread into all your hair evenly. Also it gets absorbed into my hair in few seconds. It instantly adds shine to my hair and controls frizz without making my hair sticky / compromising on the volume. It smells very good. It contains avocado, jojoba & argan oils which provide nourishment to your hair.
This serum is definitely a better choice if you have thin hair like me.
Here are swatches of all the hair products I mentioned.
Next we move on to skin care. This year I was obsessed with The Face Shop products. An honorary mention to The Face Shop White Seed brightening serum and The Face Shop Mini pet Floral hand cream. Though these 2 are not included in my favorites list but I liked and used them constantly in 2017.
I love Korean women, their skin are goals for me. If any of you are from Korea I really envy you guys 😀 I use Korean products hoping to have a skin like you some day 😀 😀
This year I will try more products from another famous Korean brand Innisfree, stay tuned for that.
The Face Shop Chia Seed No Shine Intense Hydrating Cream :
I have done detailed review post on all The Face Shop products I mentioned. I have raved about this face cream thousand times in this blog. You already know by now that its my absolute favorite product by The Face Shop. The product is very light on skin but extremely moisturizing. The gel formula makes it ideal for combination to oily skin like us. Plus it has a very nice smell which is not overpowering at all.
The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Rice Bran All-in-one Cleanser :
This is a multi-tasking product. It removes light makeup or any residual makeup from your face, exfoliates mildly with the tiny wheatgerm particles, the rice bran provides an instant brightening effect immediately after washing your face.
A great value for money product, another of my top products from The Face Shop.
Juicy chemistry Helichrysum & Rosehip Cell Construction Serum :
This is an Indian brand which manufactures 100% organic products and all products are home-made. Though the have less shelf life compared to commercial brands, but they are 100% chemical free and so very good for skin.
This is a serum cum facial oil. It has a very strong herbal smell which is not that pleasant. But apart from that, the product is really good. I use it during my night time skincare routine specially when the weather starts getting cold. It contains several essential oils like Helichrysum, Neroli, Carrotseed, Frankincense and Rosehip.
It contains anti-pigmentation and anti-ageing benefits. It helps to correct uneven skin tone, lighten dark spots and also prevents signs of ageing. Though it is a facial oil it absorbs into the skin very easily and does not leave any oily residue. Combination to oily skin ladies can use it without any worry. Apart from the benefits mentioned before, due to presence of so many essential oil it moisturizes my face and removes any dry patches. Though the serum looks like a yellow colored oil, no color can be seen once you massage it into your face. Also the dropper applicator makes it very hygienic and easy to use.
If you want more detailed review on this product or any other Juicy Chemistry product let me know in the comment section.
Here are swatches of all the face products I mentioned.
Now the last section is about the face products which I use both for skin care as well as to prep my skin before makeup.
Clinique moisture surge extended thirst relief :
You can well see how much loved and used this cream is. Only a little is left in the tub so that I can show you a little sample of the product.
This is one of the best cream for combination to oily skin ladies like us. The gel based cream is so light and non greasy that you wont feel anything on your skin few seconds after application. You can use all year round as a moisturizer cum primer just before applying any make up product. It leaves a slight tacky feel to your face which is why it can be considered as a primer.
Only downside is dry skin people may not find it enough moisturizing.
Maybelline Baby Lips Candy Wow – Cherry :
There is nothing new to say about Maybelline Baby Lips 😀 This is may be one of the most popular lip balms available in the market. I specially like this Candy Wow – Cherry version. It has more product than the other Baby Lips variants. Also the pigmentation is more. On days when I dont feel like applying any lipstick, this adds a nice pinkish red tint to my lips. Also Baby Lips is very moisturizing and lasts for quite long.
Here are swatches of the 2 products I mentioned.
I have used Plum Green Tea range also this year, the face mask and toner was really impressive. It is not included in my favorites list, but you can check my full review on the entire range, they are good quality and affordable.
Hope this post helped you in some way. Please leave suggestions below if you want me to do any specific product / brand review.