Best 17 of 2017 – Skin and Hair Care

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Today I am sharing my picks for the best of 2017 in Skincare, Bath / Body and Hair Care – in some categories I picked more than one product.

Skincare:

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Best Cleansers of 2017 – Farmacy Beauty Green Clean Balm and Juice Beauty Brightening Gel Cleanser. Both have become my favourite cleansers that I tried this past year! Reviewed here and here.

Best Serums of 2017 – The Ordinary Advanced Retinoid 2% and Buffet. I’ve gone through two of each of these and they work really well for my sensitive skin. Reviewed here and here.

Best Eye Cream / Serum of 2017 – The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG. This is the the only caffeine based eye serum that I’ve tried that doesn’t irritate my eyes. It works well for calming undereye puffiness. Review is here.

Best Toner of 2017 – The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution. Admittedly, I’ve not tried a lot of toners this year, but this one works well for my skin. I only use it a few times a week and not daily. Review is here.

Best Facial Oil of 2017 – Poetic Blend Ghost Oil. This came in a Petit Vour box, and I absolutely love it, especially now that we are in the midst of cold winter weather. Review is here.

Best in Bath and Body 2017

Best of 2017

Best in Body Care 2017 – Neal’s Yard Remedies Bee Lovely All Over Balm (PR Sample) and Satya Organic Eczema Relief. Both are amazing. Reviews are here and here.

Best in Lip Care 2017 – Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask and Joik Gloss and Care Lip Oil. I’m a lip balm addict and these two are the best! Review are here and here.

Best in Bath 2017 – Wildcraft Buff Scrub and Joik Luxurious Rose Bathmilk. This is the nicest body scrub, and it smells amazing. It says that it can be used on the face, but my facial skin is far too sensitive. I’m sad that I’ve used up the last of my Joik Rose Bathmilk – it was so lovely and the scent was glorious. Reviews here and here.

Best Hand Cream 2017 – Natura Siberica Saaremaa Mositurizing Hand Cream. I was gifted this while in Estonia, and it is such an amazing hand cream. I use it daily in the colder weather. Review is here.

Best in Hair Care 2017

Best of 2017

Best Hair Accessory 2017 – GummiBand Hair Cords (PR Sample). I’ve been using these daily since getting them. I have one on my wrist as I’m typing, haha! Review is here.

Best Hair Product 2017 – Briogeo Curl Charisma. Helps tame my unruly wavy hair and make it look good without being crunchy or heavy. Review is here.

Best Dry Shampoo 2017 –  Hask Chia Seed Volumizing Dry Shampoo. This was diffiuclt to choose between this one and my usual one from Co-Lab. I like that it doesn’t make my hair feel gross, or add a white cast and adds a nice amount of volume. Review is here.

Next week I’ll have by Top 17 of 2017 in makeup!

Weekly Recap Oct 16th to 22nd

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Just a recap of this past week’s blog posts in case you’ve missed out and want to catch up…

Monday, October 16th –  Pacifica Sea Foam Complete Face Wash Review

Tuesday, October 17th – * Halloween Nail Vinyls from Nail Polish Canada

Wednesday, October 18th – Satya Organic Eczema Relief Review

Friday, October 20th – Ipsy GlamBag October 2017 Unboxing & First Impressions

Ipsy GlamBag Oct 2017

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: Items marked with a * are PR samples, everything else purchased by me. My opinion is always my own.

Satya Organic Eczema Relief Review

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Today I have a review of a the Organic Eczema Relief from Satya Organic Skin Care, a Canadian company. [info in italics is taken from well.ca]

 

As you all know, I have super sensitive skin, and over the summer started reacting to the baking soda in my natural deodorant – my underarm skin became red, itchy, and started to look like eczema. Up to now, it has mostly healed except for one spot that continued to flare up. My mother suggested that I use cortisone, but I wanted to try something more natural. A friend (thanks Miss A) suggested that I try this one since it is organic and has minimal ingredients.

 

Satya Organic Eczema Relief balm helps to relieve inflammation, itching and irritation, while retaining moisture and reducing flaking.  It also helps to restore suppleness to dry and damaged skin.  

Satya Organic Eczema Relief

  • Certified organic
  • Fragrance free
  • Proven eczema relief
  • Treats eczema, skin inflammations, irritations, severe dryness and rashes

Ingredients: Organic: Calendula, Collodial Oatmeal, Beeswax, Sweet Almond Oil & Jojoba. 

 

I’ve been using this for over a month now, and it has helped so much to soothe and calm my skin irritation. It is a balm consistency and melts into the skin. The scent is very minimal, and slightly odd (I can’t quite place what the scent reminds me of). I had thought that it would smell like sweet almond oil, but it doesn’t! (the scent fades quickly though)

My complaint is that the because jar is fairly tall, it will be difficult to reach once it gets used up more than halfway. I guess I’ll figure it out as I use it up.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I purchased this.