Compiled by BR Kellie
I'm a self-confessed tart when it comes to all things beauty - especially cosmetics, but when it comes to skincare if I find something I love - a product that takes my slide-side-to-forty skin and makes it look better - I am all in. True love. With minimal side-skincare flirting. The crew (on the whole) concur with my take - sure, we dabble, we have to, it's our jobs, but when something works we don't like to stray.
So what were our favourite skincare products for 2017? Check these out...
BR Merilyn: This year I was all about the Reversaderm range from Dr LeWinns. It gave me beautiful, smooth skin with definite reduction in fine lines. My star pick from the line up? The Micro-Cellular Age Correcting Peel. The result is instantaneous. Who needs to spend a fortune getting facials when you've got this range on hand?
BR Nat: The Ren Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask is my 2017 discovery. It's so good! It's like a gentle but powerful peel and a brilliant introduction to chemical exfoliants. It's a combo of natural acids and what-nots (techno term) and gently tingles when you use it, but its not an uncomfortable mask and the results occur on the first use and keep on improving with each use. My skin has become more even and super soft, and just looks better. It's greatly diminished my burn scar on my chin, from the great pineapple-falling-from-toastie injury earlier in the year. Try it!
BR Kell: I love the idea of rosehip oil. It's raved about by skincare lovers. It's featured in 'must have' lists. But on me? On me it has caused enough red acne-ish welts upon using that I'd given up. And then A'Kin Brightening Rosehip Oil made its way onto my desk and against my better (sane) judgement I gave it a go. No zits. No irritation. Just beautiful looking skin. This has made its way firmly into my nighttime regime and I don't see it exiting anytime soon. Or ever.
BR Amelia: I'm a scrubber. I love exfoliating - my body, my feet, my face. Gosh is there anything more satisfying?! So why this scrub by Dr Lewinns? Well the Dr Lewinn's Facial Polishing Gel is a gentle but physical exfoliant, that is so gentle I use it most days in lieu of a cleanser and my skin is in the best shape it's been in for ages. I love physical exfoliants and with this you'll get super soft skin after just one use but what's really great about it is you really can't over-scrub. No matter how much pressure you apply the grainy bits aren't abrasive enough to do any damage. So for a scrubber like me you feel like you've had a bloody-good-scrub without drying or stripping your skin. Oh and the tube lasts for an easy 5 months!
BR Tabatha: It's hard for me to pick a favourite. I like to flirt with anything and everything! The whole beauty world is fair game! Although, I did buy two bottles of the Snowberry New Radiance Face Serum this year. That's the only twice-bought product, so it counts as a favourite right? I cheated on it throughout the year, but I found when I did use it my skin looked more refined, hence why the second bottle had to be purchased. I like it. It could turn me into a serial serum monogamist.
BR Elaine: Can I pick a whole regime? I'm going to pick a whole regime. After reading the reviews for the Sub24 range of skincare I decided I had to give it a go. OMG, it's awesome. My skin is looking great. I love the scent of the products. That scrub is (if I could do a heart eyes emoji I would) so great at exfoliationg without irritating. And the moisturiser doesn't give me that 'mask' feeling that heavier moisturisers do. A++++++ from me.
So there you have it - our skincare picks for 2017! Were any of our faves your faves? What jingled your bells this year? Chat away!