Favorite Beauty Finds of 2018

This year I decided to start eliminating products from my life that were not cruelty free. As a result, I have found a lot of new products that I love. Below are the top products that I found that, if I haven’t already, I will be repurchasing in the future.

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My number 1 find of this year is probably the Herbavore Coco Rose body polish. I talked about this in my Skincare Empties post. I had tried the sample size in a set that I purchased but I did buy the full size version. My skin loves this product. It exfoliates my skin without drying it our or causing irritation. In fact, it takes away a lot of the redness that my skin gets. Also, who doesn’t love this pretty pink?

Another produce that I love (and have already repurchased) is the Tula Illuminating Serum. This was a product I discovered towards the end of the year and I just love it. The Tula website describes it as a serum used to target dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and dull skin. I have always had difficulty with dark spots and redness in my skin. While this hasn’t made every single spot disappear, the redness of my skin has dropped significantly. I even had family members comment on the glow of my skin at Thanksgiving! If you need a new serum, I highly recommend this. And not just because I love their blue packaging.

Staying in the Tula category, another find that I’ve been enjoying is their Multi-Spectrum Eye Renewal Serum. This is a serum that is caffeine infused and is meant to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and puffiness as well as hydrate. I have been using this every night before bed and the packaging makes it relaxing to spread around my eyes. I immediately feel some tightness after application and in the morning I feel like I look more awake than on the nights when I don’t use it. I also appreciate that it’s not ridiculously expensive for an eye cream. You only need one pump for both eyes, so I think it will last a while.

For moisturizing, I found and loved the Tatcha Water Cream. Yet another product with glorious luxe packaging, the product inside is just as luxurious. It’s a little pricey for a moisturizer, especially since it doesn’t have an SPF. Although, I haven’t found many SPF skincare products that are also cruelty-free. This product is oil-free and is said to provide optimal hydration, tighten pores, and smooth skin texture. I don’t know if I noticed it tightening my pores, but my skin did drink this product up. And even though it’s expensive, it does last a long time since a little goes a long way.

Another product that I had mentioned in my Skincare Empties post that I have loved is the Korres Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cream Cleanser. I honestly didn’t expect much from this cleanser. It’s been a while since I have found a cleanser that I have loved enough to purchase the full size. I get a lot of samples of cleansers and while they all so the job, that’s kind of all they do. This was the first cleanser I’ve used in a while that I saw significant improvements on my skin. I always get hormonal breakouts and this even helped lessen those!

Finally, the last skincare product that I found this year are the Lapcos sheet masks which I previously reviewed here. I wasn’t crazy about sheet masks before finding these. I love that they offer a variety pack because I enjoy so many of these masks that I couldn’t choose just one. I love using the various moisturizing and soothing ones after travel because airplanes do a number on your skin. I find these to do just what they say they will and they actually fit pretty decently on my face.