Best in Beauty 2015 | Skincare, Bodycare, Haircare & Everything Else


I've tried and loved so many new skincare, haircare and body products this year so I'm really excited to share the best of the bunch with you. Unlike with my Makeup Favourites, I haven't categorised this as much because for some product type I have several I love, but for others I may have none that were that life changing (and I don't want to include stuff for the sake of having the category!) Again, these are products I discovered this year, not necessarily my most-used this year or ones that were released this year.

Skincare

Facial Oil: Trilogy Natural Certified Organic Rosehip Oil | £16.50

I almost didn't include this, as it's a relatively new pick but it's really quite incredible! I used to love the Kiehl's Midnight Recovery but it went from giving me eye-popping results to doing literally nothing (I have no idea why!) This does everything that used to do for me and more but costs half the price. I use this overnight and by morning my skin looks fresher, more glowing and feels soft and hydrated. It also helps to clear up any blemishes, old or new.

All-Round Face Mask: Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask | £22.99 | post


When my skin is just rubbish in every possible way, I reach for this! The formula is so hydrating and honey has natural antibacterial properties that make it perfect for combating blemishes. Unlike a lot of anti-blemish treatments, this isn’t harsh or drying in the slightest, instead it leaves my skin soft and nourished. It’s one of the few products I’d recommend for any skin type.

Glow-Giving Face Mask: REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask | £ | post

I’ve never tried a facemask that gives such immediate and noticeable results! If your skin is a bit dull or lacklustre then this is your best friend as the gel-like formula leaves my skin glowing and fresh in just ten minutes. The AHA ingredients mean it’s essentially exfoliating your skin with glycolic and lactic acids so also helps fade scarring.

Anti-Belmish Face Mask: Super Facialist Una Brennan Salicylic Acid Anti-Blemish Clay Mask | £9.99 | post

This is one of the most intensive skincare products I own! It’s a clay mask that contains the BHA salicylic acid, which is incredible for blemish and acne-prone skin. This can clear up my breakouts overnight and is a budget must-have. You can seriously feel it working on your skin and it also gives you a bit of a glow boost.

Serum: Vichy Aqualia Thermale Serum | £22.50 | post


This was a bit of a budget hero for me until they increased the price by about 30%! However it must have been good as I did suck it up and repurchase this anyway (you can usually grab it on sale or with a discount code from Escentual, Look Fantastic or Feel Unique anyway). It’s a water-based serum, which is something I’d never tried before but this means it sinks into the skin really quickly. It’s super-hydrating but not too rich on my combination skin.

This is an absolute steal and also happens to be one of my favourite skincare products of all time. It’s a cleansing butter for removing makeup, so I take a small amount, warm it with my fingers and massage it over my face and eyes. I then take a warm, damp muslin cloth and in seconds 99.9% of my makeup has been removed. It melts into an oil-based formula that can take on even the most stubborn waterproof mascara whilst still being gentle on the eyes. I’ve tried a lot of similar cleansers but nothing quite compares to this.

Cleanser: REN Clearcalm3 Clarifying Clay Cleanser | £19 | post

I've never tried a cleanser quite like this before but nothing seems to quite live up to it now I have. It's a non-drying clay-based formula that feels beautiful on the skin. My skin feels clean and fresh but not stripped. It's also a huge help when I'm breaking out as it helps clear up my skin fast.

Toner: Pixi Glow Tonic | £18 | post

This was my first AHA-based product and as you can probably tell, it started an obsession! I use this bright-orange, sweet smelling tonic as a toner after I've cleansed once or twice a week. It makes my skin look immediately more glowing and I've noticed older blemish scars have faded significantly since I started using this regularly.

Body Care

Bath Product: The Body Shop Deep Sleep Comforting Milk Bath Float | £14 | post

I'm not sure if this has been discontinued, but I'll be gutted if it has as this is amazing! It has a gorgeous, relaxing, milky scent and produces some serious bubbles. The scent really helps me drift off if I have a bath before bed.

Body Wash: Soap & Glory Whipped Clean Shower Butter | £7 | post


Whether it's as a body wash or in place of shaving foam; I love this and I think I'm on my third bottle of the year! It's a thick but foaming cream formula that feels so luxurious on the skin. I love the scent: brown sugar, almonds, oats, all the yummy, indulgent fragrances. For £7 you can't go far wrong. 


I had my work cut out for me as I've got several hand creams I love, but when my hands are at their driest (like now!) Nothing hydrates my hands like this whilst leaving them grease-free; it's amazing! 

Body Lotion: Soap & Glory Smoothie Star Body Milk Lotion | £10 | post

This is also in the same gorgeous scent as Whipped Clean. The pump means it's so quick and easy to have on your dresser and use even on busy weekday mornings. The formula is quite light, however it's still really nourishing.

Lip Balm: Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip Balm | £9.50 | post

Hands down the best lip balm I've ever tried! It has a thick consistency so I put this on before bed. By the morning my lips are smooth and soft. They haven't felt overly chapped or sore at all this winter thanks to this.

Haircare

Hair Styling Product: Charles Worthington Volume & Bounce Texturising Spray | £6.99 | post

Another product I'm paranoid they're discontinuing as I couldn't find this in-store or online for ages, though I found it in a random Boots in London so bought several cans! Anyway, this is basically a miracle product for adding volume and some oomph to my hair. Whether your hair is too silky, a bit fine or just tends to look a bit flat; this is the answer! Real-life non-blogger people even noticed when I switched to using this. 


Although I did enjoy my Moroccanoil mask this year, it is quite heavy, whereas this budget find feels light and hydrating on my hair. I love the light coconut scent and it leaves my dry, damaged hair feeling so much more moisturised without any excess or greasiness. For £6, you have to give this a go!

Fragrance

Personal Fragrance: Diptyque Philosykos Eau de Toilette | £75 | post

I've really been loving Diptyque's fragrances this past year but my absolute favourite is the woody, fruity Philosykos. It's a gorgeous blend of cedar wood and fig and even just smelling this now takes me back to summer.

Home Fragrance: Diptyque Noisetier Standard Candle | £40 | post

This is the most expensive candle I've ever bought for myself, so expectations were high. However this didn't disappoint! It's such an interesting and unique scent that has so many layers to it. I think the hazelnut and a hint of fruitiness come through the most. It's a warm scent that fills the room when I burn it and I'm holding on to that last little bit as £40 is a lot to repurchase a candle!

Everything Else


This perfect greige shade has been my most-worn nail colour this year by far! Partly because it's stylish but still daytime-appropriate but also because of the convenience of the fast-drying formula.

Nail Polish Honourable Mention: Essie Eternal Optimist Nail Polish | £7.99 | post

This was one of my first and still one of my favourite Essie nail colours. It's a lovely tea rose shade and a perfect nude for me, which means it was another of my go-to nail colours in 2015.

Bedtime Product: This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray | £16 | post



I didn't try this for this longest time as I really couldn't imagine it making much of a difference. I was so wrong! It's really helped me drift off to sleep more quickly and to wake up less during the night. I was getting awful bouts of insomnia at the start of the year but this is one of the changes I made that helped me settle back into a natural routine.


What were your favourite body and skincare products of 2015?

 


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39 comments

  1. The Antipodes mask is starting to sound like a good option for my blemish prone skin. I adore the REN mask, and I couldn't agree more with you. The results are amazing and are pretty much there straight away!

    Jodie | Jodie Loue

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    1. I'm sure you'd love the Antipodes mask! xx

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  2. I really need to try the This works pillow spray.. if it actually works haha! Pixi glow tonic was one of my favourites to! I cant get over the massive difference it made to my skin. I've also been loving the Body Shop vitamin E range! xx

    www.lpagebeauty.com

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  3. I felt the same way about the This Works Sleep spray. But I now can't go a night without! Not sure if it's a placebo effect or it really does work, but I love this little ritual every night.
    The Beauty Bloss

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  4. I loved the camomile cleansing butter too, I'm on my third tin (possibly 4th).
    You've mentioned a few products here that I've seen before and wondered about. Will be investigating...

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    1. I think I'm on my 3rd or 4th too! :) xx

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  5. Great selection of products :) I want to try out more REN products this year and the Pixi glow tonic is on my wishlist to try out as I've heard so many good reviews on it~

    Lovely set of products!
    Have a great day~ ♥

    Ying | * Y i n g c b e a u t y *

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  6. Amazing rundown, some of these products sound wonderful! I completely agree about the Trilogy Rosehip oil, it's one of my staple items! I'd love to try the Antipodes mask, it sounds really promising as well! xo

    Klaudia // klaudiam96.blogspot.com

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  7. Thanks Jasmine, I found this post really helpful. I think I've worked out that I'd really like to get myself the Antipodes mask and the Pixi Glow Tonic, I'm trying to up my skincare game this year and I'm hoping those two will be good additions to my routine!

    www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

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  8. The only product I've tried is the reve de miel lip balm and I love it x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

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  9. Ahhh love this! Great excuse to add things to the shopping list. I'd particularly like to try some of the REN products you mentioned, the Camomile Cleansing Butter and Pixi Glow Tonic (which I can't believe I haven't bought yet!) x
    ..What Nikki Did...

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    1. The Pixi Glow Tonic is definitely what got me into AHA skincare :) xx

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  10. I've been really wanting to try the Pillow Spray but didn't imagine it being any good so didn't want to spend the money on it. I may just pick it up now to give it a try :) x

    Darling Jordan || Giveaway

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  11. The pillow spray is definitely something I want to try! x

    Kate// katerosexo1.blogspot.com

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  12. Definitely saving this post to come back to! I really want to try the Una Brennan mask this year.
    I love the Trilogy oil as well, it's gorgeous isn't it!?

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

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  13. Great picks !! Anything by REN gets thumbs up from me :) Btw you are such a gorgeous girl !! x x x

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  14. Pixi Glow Tonic is a huge must have of mine and the REN GRR mask <3


    Jenny | Krystel Couture

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  15. I have eye-makeup remover from Camomile series of The Body Shop and it's absolutely fantastic! Great post!
    Kisses,xx
    Nazlıgül | on my own way

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  16. Your blog is so cute!
    I have never tried anything from REN but I am dying too!

    Lots of love
    www.thestylebunny.com
    https://www.instagram.com/stylebunnyclaire/

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  17. Awesome round-up Jasmine! I'd love to try out the Vichy Serum since you seem to love it! It sounds freaking amazing. Here's to more great products in 2016 <3

    xx Bash | H E Y   B A S H | bloglovin'

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    1. It's so great for dehydrated skin, even if it's combination or blemish-prone at the same time :) xx

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  18. I've just cracked open my second bottle of Trilogy Rosehip Oil, love it! I didn't see results at all with the Kiehl's Midnight Recovery! Will definitely have to repurchase the Vichy Aqualia Thermal serum at some point but I hadn't realised they increased the price! It was about £16 last time I bought it!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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  19. I was looking for a new hair mask so the Lee Stafford product sounds amazing! My favourite would have to be skincare from the Body Shop and Aveeno :)

    Velvet Blush

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  20. These are some beautiful picks! The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Butter is my all-time favourite makeup remover and I'm also a huge fan of Ren's clay cleanser! :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  21. I use the body shop tea tree clay mask which I love and have used for ages, but now i'm really intrigued in trying out the anti-blemish face mask! I like the fact it has salicylic acid in aswel! x

    Shelise | SHELISES WORLD

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    1. Ooh, I'll have to check that out - my skin loves tea tree oil! xx

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  22. Great publication (as usual my dear!
    xoxo
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  23. Oh I keep hearing about that REN face mask, I think I'll get it!!

    Samantha Series | bloglovin

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  24. Great picks lovely, I’m so glad you got me into Una Brennan as I agree this clay mask is just amazing and such a must have! The Glow Tonic is also a favourite of mine and helps me skin and breakouts :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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  25. I'm a massive fan of the Vichy Aqualia Serum - so much so, I bought the rest of the Aqualia range and everything is just as impressive xx

    Gemma | www.missmakeupmagpie.com ❤️

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    1. I think I need to try more from the range! xx

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  26. The Pixi Glow Tonic is a life and skin changer. I absolutely love it. Great picks!
    xx Dany
    http://the-queens-empire.blogspot.com

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  27. I'm totally with you on lots of these products - the pillow spray, the ren mask & Pixi Glow Tonic, in particular! I'll have to try that hair mask! xx

    Beautylymin

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  28. I love the Cleansing butter by The Body Shop so much. I feel like it makes removing makeup easier and almost more entertaining and relaxing.

    Anne | http://decanne.blogspot.com/

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  29. I work for The Body Shop and I'm sorry to say that the bath float has been discontinued. It's not the same but we do a lovely milk and honey bath powder now. Love your blog!

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    1. Aww gutted! I will check out the Milk and Honey though, thanks xx

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  30. I love Antipodes and Philosykos. I did a similar post at the end of last year x http://bbalm.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/my-top-15-products-of-2015.html

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