It’s time for our annual round-up of products that we loved in 2022!
Some of them were new to us and have earned a place on our repeat purchase list and as always there are some that we’ve found ourselves returning to because they’re just fab and are part of our beauty and wellbeing collections. There is so much to choose from and there are a lot of products that we’ve tried out and liked but we can’t include everything so here’s a snapshot…
Emma Hardie Lotus Flower Treatment Serum
Combination or oily skin? You’ll love this range that utilises Egyptian lotus & sacred lotus which are reputed to work really well with oily skin.
The serum is lovely and light and feels cool and refreshing on the skin.
Buy the serum from Space NK
Pure Savvy come hell or high water 3 in 1 micellar water
This really effective, but gentle cleansing water uses ingredients that include cucumber, rosewater, mushroom extract, and lactic acid to provide a beautiful light cleanse.
Buy the water from Pure Savvy
The Nue Co Barrier Culture Cleanser
We are always hearing about the need to protect the microbiome of our skin, so of course, Nue Co has developed a cleanser to support us with that. This silky gel-like cleanser is gentle but effective, utilising both pre & probiotics, it gives a lovely cleanse without leaving your skin feeling stripped of moisture, in fact, it feels as if it adds moisture.
Buy the cleanser from Cult Beauty
Epara Natural Cleansing Oil
A luxurious blend of oils known for their ability to nourish the skin including Moringa, Marula, Argan, Frankincense & Apricot Kernel Oils. With regular use this cleanser helps with Reducing hyper-pigmentation, Sebum production & Prevents skin irritation.
Buy the cleanser from Epara
Strivectin Daily Reveal Exfoliating Pads
These addictive exfoliating pads utilises 4 types of acid and definitely brings out the glow. It can be used once a day or as part of your skin cycling regime without damaging your skin.
Buy StriVectin’s Pads from StriVectin
Naturally Tribal MIMO Facial Serum
This lush, facial serum uses African ingredients known for their ability to nourish the skin, e.g. Shea butter, manketti oil, Moringa oil, as well as ingredients, like rosehip, sea buckthorn and bakuchiol resulting in an oil that is easily absorbed & skin that feels like velvet.
Buy the serum from Naturally Tribal
The Ordinary Multi-Peptide Lash & Brow Serum
Who doesn’t love longer lashes? I’ve been loving this affordable lash and brow serum from The Ordinary. Admittedly, I’ve not been the most consistent with my usage, but even so, I’ve noticed that my lashes are getting longer and fuller since I started using this product in a really noticeable way. It’s a staple in my routine and I’m loving the effects!
This serum utilizes 11 active ingredients, including four peptide complexes and a series of natural extracts.
Buy the serum from Boots
Alpha H Melting Moment Cleanser
This is a beautifully oil-balm cleanser that effectively cleanses the skin with barely any effort. As the name suggests, this melts away makeup, whilst smelling gorgeous and still gentle enough to use around the eye area without irritation. A pleasure on the senses to use… love!
Buy the cleanser from Alpha H
Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 25% AHA + 2% BHA Exfoliant Peel
The Skin Perfecting 25% AHA + 2% BHA Exfoliant Peel is a wonder product! Every time I use it, my skin feels so noticeably smooth after using, it’s wonderful! Love the colour, this supercharged exfoliant works in 10 mins to leave you with glowing skin… love! It features a blend of five different alpha hydroxy acids: 8.4% glycolic, 7.1% lactic, 5% mandelic, 2% malic and 2.5% tartaric acid, along with a 2% amount of oil-soluble BHA (salicylic acid). INCREDIBLE.
Buy the peel from Cult Beauty
Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush – 3 piece set
These liquid blushes from Rare Beauty and SO pigmented, but they blend into the skin beautifully. When used correctly, they can look effortlessly natural and last really well on the skin… been loving these and reaching for them pretty much every time I apply makeup.
This set is a great way to try a few different shades, but you can buy them individually too.
Buy the set from Space NK
SKIN RG Zen Glycolic Peel 11% Solution
This is another supercharged product that brings the glow! It utilizes a high level of Glycolic Acid, which does tingle upon application but doesn’t feel irritating or leave any redness… just gets the job done to exfoliate the skin beautifully, leaving it soft and glow. Love the inclusion of Hyaluronic Acid too for that boost!
Buy the peel from SKIN RG
Amika blockade heat defense serum
As someone who uses a diffuser on my hair, I always want to use a heat protectant to keep my hair protected when I style. I’ve been loving the Amika Heat protection to keep my hair protected and also make it feel shiny and strong. It has a slippery, serum-like texture and doesn’t feel heavy or sticky. It’s great to protect your hair against the sun too – and it’s wonderful to smooth flyaway after styling.
Buy the serum from Amika
Bouclème Super Hold Styler
This is a brilliant gel when you want that super strong hold… but don’t want your hair to be weighed down either! I sometimes find with stronger gels that it weighs down my curl pattern, but I very much feel like this helps to amplify my curls while keeping them locked into place.
It has a thicker consistency compared to the original. I love the cast this gel gives to really lock everything into place.
Buy the super hold gel from Boucleme