These skincare picks were by far the hardest to pick out, more so than my makeup top 5. Skincare is what I'm most passionate about because ultimately it's all about taking good care of your skin - everything else comes after! When it comes to skincare, I find it best to keep your products streamlined and simple. A good few that work are more than you need :)
Lush Grease Lightening
Best spot treatment or area treatment to calm patches of skin that are acting up. Great for sensitive skin because it's effective yet mild.
SK-II Facial Treatment UV Protection
If you're looking to splurge, this is the product to splurge on. Best sunscreen ever. Non-greasy non-clogging non-scented. So gentle it's said to even be safe for the eye area. Also acts as a good makeup base.
Melvita Argan Oil
Completely worth the hype - an awesome multi-purpose oil to add to your moisturizer or to soften dried skin.
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Rose
Among my giant pile of chapsticks/lip balms, this one is still my number one. Softens lips and leaves them with an even rosy tint.
Exfoliating Face Cloth
The cheapest of my top 5 but so "life changing"... no joke! This unbranded wash cloth totally changed what cleansing meant to me. Makes deep cleansing so easy and thorough.
And 3 more honorable mentions:
Melvita Fresh Eye Contour Gel
My hunt for the perfect eye cream is over. This eye gel hydrates, refreshes and visibly lessens my dark circles. Only drawback is that it does not work well under makeup, so I've only been using it at night.
Melvita Orange Blossom Extraordinary Water
(Can you see how obsessed I am with Melvita? I promise I'm not sponsored... I wish I was!) This is my favorite toner of the year. Softens and brightens skin. I also love that it calmed my temperamental skin a few months back too.
Laneige Water Sleeping Pack
A great treat on nights you feel like you need an extra pick-me-up. Moisturize your skin in your sleep, and wake up with softer, happier skin. My full review here.
P.S. I'm flying off to South Korea for the New Years Eve countdown *squeals* See you all in 2013!