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The Crew Reviews: Best of 2018 Skin Care

29 December, 2018 - 07:30pm by - Head Pixie | 170 Comments

Compiled by BR Kellie

What must it be like to find a skin care regime you like and stick to it? We imagine a simpler, easier life. One not filled with nail-biting worry about whether your skin will breakout or react in some way to new products. Still, we beauty junkies can't be stopped from experimenting - and every now and then we find something fab that sees us remain true to a product. What's given us a taste of the loyalties this year? Check these out...

BR Merilyn


L'Oréal Paris Revitalift Laser x3 Serum

How did we live without serums? More importantly... how did I survive without this one? L'Oréal have knocked it out of the park with Revitalift Laser x3. Since using it I've seen a visible difference in my skin. It loads my skin up with hydration, plumping up fine lines and I feel like the texture of my skin has improved. I do like to change up my skin care, but this is a keeper.

BR Natalie 

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo Plus

My stand out skincare find of 2018 has become a daily staple. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo Plus is a mind-blowing product wrapped in one enigma of a tube.  When these first landed at BRHQ, I think it's fair to say, we were all a bit miffed about what it actually was. Even moi, the French speaker of the crew couldn't shed any light on how to use this product after reading the packaging. After a bit of experimenting, I've settled on the fact that this is a thick serum in a tube. I use it after cleansing and before moisturising. The difference to my skin since introducing this one product is immense. Smooth. Soft. Blackhead free. Oil remains firmly at bay, all day long.  My nose crevices don't flake. Ever. My moisturiser soaks in beautifully leaving the perfect canvas for makeup.  Actually. I'm changing my definition of what exactly the Effaclar Duo Plus is. For me. It's still a thick serum in a tube, but its also a mattifying primer that doesn't dull your skin. Hands down. I don't know how my skin ever survived without it!

BR Kellie

Evolu Rehydration Rescue Masque

This isn't new, but it's new to me... and I don't know how Iived without it in my life. Evolu's Rehydration Rescue Masque is my skin's guardian angel. I pop it on at night on those days where my skin's so dry I could be mistaken for a mummified corpse, when my acne's having a flare up, or when I just need a boost... and I wake up the next day and my skin just looks better. Plumper, fresher, renewed. It's like magic. I'm a bit of a skin care maverick and find it hard to stay committed to any particular product, but I'll be staying true to this pretty!

BR Tabatha

L'Oréal Pure-Clay Purifying Charcoal Mask

Hellooooo skin saviour. You know those days when you wake up and your face looks like an oil slick and your pores are like portals to another world and you feel like your skin went out partying three days solid even though you've just done your usual get up, go to work, sleep by ten routine? This will help fix it. At least, it fixes me. I pop the black goop of goodness on, let it sit, then stare in the mirror marvelling at how the oily bits remain a deep black compared to the dry grey bits, wash it off - and there you have it. A brighter, better looking moi. I don't use it all the time as it would dry my skin out too much, but on those blah skin days it's become my ultimate skin pick-me-up.

BR Amelia

La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra SPF 50+

I've tried so many new skin care products this year, but none rocked my world more than La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra SPF 50+. AKA the greatest facial sunscreen in the world. I love everything about this product, including the ridiculously cute container. The thing to bear in mind with this product is it looks small, which makes it seem expensive; but a little goes a long way. You can slip, slap, slop this and actually not use very much at all! For those of us with sensitive skin, this sunscreen has no near-rivals. I don't think I've tried a sunscreen so lightweight with such a powerful SPF.  It's non-greasy and I've encountered absolutely no irritation. I can't recommend this enough!  

So... are any of our skin care picks your hits? What's given your skin loads of love in 2018? Go on... hit us up with your recommendations. See if you can tempt us to stray in 2019...

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13th January, 2019

My favourite skincare product is the Olay eye cream- fast absorbing, not sticky, very moisturising around the eyes

12th January, 2019

Definitely love the L'Oreal Paris Age Perfect Golden Age Night Cream which is perfect for myself who is in the late 50's. It certainly gives my skin a silky feeling when I put it on and keeps it hydrated throughout the night so when I wake in the morning my skin isn't dry, but still feels nourished & silky to the touch.

12th January, 2019

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12th January, 2019

I'm with Amelia. The La Roche-Posay facial sunscreen is the best find I had last year. It's the prefect product to layer on under makeup and doesn't smell like sunblock!

11th January, 2019

I love The Bonbon Factory charcoal face wash bar feels amazing and I love that you reduce the amount of product it takes to cleanse your face

11th January, 2019

Its got to be Trilogy Rosehip oil for sure! I swear by this

11th January, 2019

The Regenerist Serum and moisturiser Duo - Love it! and hubby loves it so i had to buy him his own - have had many comments on how great my skin looks :)

10th January, 2019

neutrogena visibly clear 2 n 1 wash-mask !!

10th January, 2019

Regenerist moisturiser does what is says and really helps dry skin

10th January, 2019

The best new product I tried in 2018 was probably the Ethique butter block sweet orange & vanilla solid moisturiser. It was so lovely to use and smelt great!

sarahellaoverton
10th January, 2019

I'm an idiot, that is not skincare!! Would delete that comment but as far as I can see that's not possible? Anyway, the La-Roche Posay eye cream would top my skincare list. It was lovely and light and I loved the useful packaging!

10th January, 2019

I have been so impressed by Enbacci Rejuvenating Essential Creme. This moisturizer absorbs quickly into my skin and makes it feel so plump, soft and smooth. I love that it comes with a spatula to get it out so I don't contaminate it with each use.

10th January, 2019

Thursday Plantation blemish stick is so good and has really helped my skin clear up.

10th January, 2019

My skin has been a mess this year and the only thing that seems to make a difference is the Pai rosehip oil - I wake up with smoother skin and smaller spots

9th January, 2019

I love the olay total effects foaming cleanser, it keeps my skin looking amazing <3

9th January, 2019

Really liked the garnier micellar gel wash and quite a few L’Oréal priducts I’ve tried wishing the last year. Great price and effective