10 BEST BEAUTY PRODUCTS OF THE YEAR 2016

This year is almost over and it’s time to choose the winners – the best beauty products of the year. I use a lot of different products so choosing the ultimate products wasn’t easy. There are so many amazing products that I love and use constantly but I didn’t want to choose 100 products..

Instead I picked you 10 products that I used during this year and that I absolutely love and recommend to you. (I wanted to type on every single one of these products: this is the best!!!! but I chose to express myself differently.)

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
There is magic in this world and it goes by the name NARS RCC. This is a lifesaver. I’m never giving up on this one (or looking tired again)! My shade is Vanilla.

This can be found on almost every makeup look I do.

MAC Satin Lipstick in FAUX
I feel like I hopped on to the MAC-train a little late but I’m glad I did. Their lipsticks are good! I love this beautiful nude shade (muted mauve-pink). This leaves a semi matte finish.

Here is an earlier review and a photo of me wearing this lipstick.

Urban Decay Vice 4
This is seriously the best palette I own. It has some nude and brown shades and then it has all the colors I could wish for. It’s the perfect size too and I love the big mirror – I often take this with me when I’m travelling.

See makeup looks made with this palette under the Vice4 Tag.

Philosophy purity made simple
Oh, purity. You make my life a lot easier. Taking off makeup can sometimes be exhausting, but with this it’s quick. I remove all my makeup (face, lips, eyes) with this and continue with my life. Purity made simple literally.

Madara SOS Hydra Repair Intensive Serum
A moisturising serum for all skin types that actually works for my mixed and sometimes really oily skin. Lightweight, soft and lovely. Works as a serum or as a moisturizer in Summer.

Earlier post about new Madara favorites here.

PATYKA Almond Blossom Moisturising Body Milk

Body lotion that made it to this list – let’s give applause! Ever since I got this lotion I’ve had a feeling I don’t want to let go of it. This is my second product already. This smells like heaven, is lightweight and nourishes my body really well.

Earlier post about new green beauty favorites here.

RITUALS The Ritual of Sakura Foaming Shower Gel
Shower gels matter. I’ve understand it’s an easy way of bringing luxury into your every day life. I love these foaming shower gels from Rituals and I have them in different scents. This scent is really clean and pure and quite unisex.

 UNIQUE Hair Care Moisturizing Shampoo

The best thing for my difficult, dry and sometimes oily scalp: 100% organic shampoo. This feels like a regular shampoo, it foams and it cleanses well – all without the usual chemicals that’s in shampoos. This is a keeper.

Wella Professionals Eimi Perfect Me Lightweight BB Lotion
The best BB-cream of the year is for hair. This product is lightweight yet it makes my hair soft and easy to work with. And it’s really long lasting.

My earlier review about this product here.

HURRAW! moon balm lip balm
The holy grail of my existence. This is the lipbalm. This is the most hydrating and the best lip balm there is – again – without any harmful chemicals. It’s organic, vegan and made with raw ingredients. We all know it: we eat a lot of the products we put on our lips.. so this is the perfect (and safe) choice for your lips.

Now. Tell me: What are your top beauty products for this year? 

Also, I think in year 2017 I will be start doing Monthly Favorites – what do you think about that?

New in: Green beauty goodies

*In collaboration with Jolie.fi. These products were sent to me.

I got this lovely package from Jolie containing green beauty goodies. Jolie is a finnish natural beauty concept with webshop and they sell amazing organic brands from different price ranges focusing still more in luxury brands. This time I will be reviewing products from Patyka, Iroisie, Little Butterfly London and absolution.

I also have a discount code for all my finnish readers which you can check on the bottom!

PATYKA – Marine Crystals Revitalising Body Scrub & Almond Blossom Moisturising Body Milk

I’ve actually tried Patyka before. One of my favorite product ever is their precious woods body oil so I was happy to get to try more body products from the brand.

The body scrub is really quite a regular body scrub and I don’t mean that in a bad way.  It has big grains so it’s easy and quick to use on the body. It’s effective and leaves my skin smooth. It has a fresh marine scent which is quite typical in body scrubs I think. I like that the product comes in a tube rather than in a jar.

The body milk is amazing. I fell in love with it. It’s thin and milky-like and absorbs quickly. It smells like Almond blossom which is apparently a heaven on earth. I was disappointed the scrub didn’t smell like this! I’m definitely gonna buy this in the future. It doesn’t even cost that much considering it’s a luxury brand. It’s about 26€.

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little Butterfly LONDON bubbles in the breeze top to toe wash

This product is beautiful – I absolutely love the pacakging! Little Butterfly London products are made for mothers, kids and babies. They suit sensitive even eczema prone skin.  The gel works for both body and hair and it also works in bath. Oh how I wish I had a bath tub and could try this in there – maybe in the next home. This product felt really gentle yet it did make me clean. It’s scented lightly with orange and mandarin essential oils – just enought that you can smell it but not as much as the usual shower gels. I would definitely recommend this to – well mothers, babies and children of course – but also for sensitive or dry skin.
My man’s goddaughter also tried this (8-year-old) she said that “it was great”. So there you have it.

Iroisie The Ultimate Serum

Isn’t this the most beautiful serum you have ever seen? So pretty with those golden details! As you may guess this is quite pricey but it also promises to do all sorts of things: brighten, soften, moisturize and balance skin. It contains a lot of antioxidants which brighten and repair skin. Sea weed and natural oils nourish and protect and Ylang ylang balances skin. I love the scent which is mainly from the Ylang Ylang. The serum comes out in a milky lotion but it melts quickly into oil. It’s quite rich and one drop is enough for the whole face.  I would recommend this to mature, dry or normal skin. This product is also suitable for vegans.

absolution Le Soin Purifiant Deep Cleansing mask 

I had high expectations towards this product since I had heard good things about it. Also I had run out of my purifying mask so this came in just at the right time. The packaging and the top is quite unusual:  you twist the top and the product comes out of this small hole. At first it was a bit of a puzzle to figure out but the system is actually quite handy. You get just the right amount of product and the tube stays surprisingly clean.
This mask is deep cleansing and brightening mask that balances the sebum production and tightens pores. It contains white clay, cooling peppermint and willow extract that has naturally salisylic acid in it. White clay is suitable for sensitive skin so even though this is purifying it’s definitely also moisturizing and suits all skin types.
The mask is creamy rather than thick and when it dries it doesn’t tighten skin unpleasantly. I love this mask! It’s a great choice for dry yet oily skin especially for Autumn and Winter. The price is about 30€ which is an okay sum to use for an effective product. It’s also vegan.

 Iroisie serum & Patyka mask.

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