As much as I love makeup, skincare is the place to invest when it comes to your routine. Every year, there are many beauty products and fomulations that hit in the market, whether its cleansers and serums or moisturizers- even exfoliants. That’s why I asked opinion of the Cosmopolitan beauty team which products they really couldn’t live without, from face creams to serums and oil to mud masks.Here are our top skincare picks for your face,body top hair products, best nail products, and best makeup.
1.ZENMED Facial Cleansing Gel
This is a naturally-based formulation (Certified Organic Aloe Vera Gel and Tea Tree) designed to remove oil, makeup, and unwanted residue from the surface of the skin while maintaining the skin’s natural protective barrier. This is the first step in helping prepare the skin for using our Acne treatment products like the Derma Cleanse® Acne Gel or Botanical Acne Mask and Spot Treatment. Oil-free, alcohol-free, Doctor-formulated to be gentle to sensitive skin or skin undergoing aesthetic treatments like peels and Acne medications. For all skin types, ideal for troubled skin suffering from Acne or Rosacea. Removes makeup and oils without upsetting the skin.
2.The Inkey List Squalane Oil, £8.99, 30ml, CF (cruelty-free)
Squalane is a different ball game. It extremely light, non-greasy, mega-moisturising but not sticky under makeup, this won’t cause breakouts or excessive shine.Somehow the formula ‘balances my skin’ and brings it back to a happy medium. It reduces shine, calms redness, and actually helps to prevent breakouts before they happen. You can use it as a a night oil or sprinkle into day and night creams to turn up the moisture.
3.Beauty Pie Super Retinol Ceramide-Boost Anti-Aging Face Serum, £10.56, 50ml, CF
What started out as something I only applied here and there when I could remember, is now a staple in my morning skincare routine. Beauty Pie skincare is made from Swiss factory and it have equivalents costing more than £100. A serum that targets everything from dulness, to ageing to pigmentation. It like every other products in the brand’s retinol offering, feels luxurious and can deliver smoother skin, softer lines and better glow in just a couple of weeks. Start by using every other day, then swiftly ramp up to nightly
4.Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF50+, £9.89, 50g
This is the best suncreen products that I ever used for combination, oily or spot-prone skin.These East Asian brands brings feeling the lightest, finest facial sunscreens and its imported moist, watery-textured. That’s at any price, never mind under a tenner.
5.Primark Plump & Glow Moisturiser, £5, 50ml, CF, store only
The quicker I can get my makeup off the better, that’s why I love this balm as I can just rub it all over my face, rinse with a wet flannel and it gets rid of everything in one go.A straightforward but great quality moisturiser that gives a smooth, hydrated, plumped-up skin ready for easy makeup application. No bells, no whistles, and suitable for every type.