Wow! Can’t believe we are almost at the end of 2017. Hope you all had some great experiences this year. This post is a compilation of products that are bought without any expectations and left surprising results and ultimately became HGs.
Skinfood Tea Tree Bubble Cleansing Foam:
Let’s start this post with cleanser. You all know a good cleanser is the first step to achieve clean and healthy skin. This year’s unexpected HG cleanser is Skinfood Tea Tree Bubble Cleansing Foam. As the name suggests, it contains Tea Tree extracts that helps to soothe and heal acne prone skin. It pumps out as a soft bubbly foam and cleanses skin easily. If you have oily/acne prone skin, you should definitely give this cleanser a chance.
You can read the complete review of Skinfood Tea Tree Bubble Cleansing Foam here.
Banila Co Clean it Zero PURITY
All you double cleansing lovers might already familiar with the brand Banila Co. Their sorbet-like cleansers really changed the double cleansing experience for everyone. Other than the Clean it Zero Classic (pink jar) version, which is a HG cleanser for a lot of beauty lovers, there is also another cleansing balm in this line called Clean it Zero Purity.
To anyone who can not make the classic version as their HG due to the presence of mineral oil then try the Purity version. It is free of colorants, synthetic fragrance, alcohol, mineral oil and parabens.
You can read the complete review of Banila Co Clean it Zero PURITY here
LABIOTTE Code Derm Capsule Gentle Cleansing Water
Cleansing waters are godsend gift to anyone who can not use cleansing oils to take off their daily make up and sunscreen. This cleansing water from the brand Labiotte is specially formulated for sensitive skins that gently cleanse your skin without making it dry. It reduces the redness and soothes irritation with the help of centella asiatica and licorice root extracts.
You can read the complete review of LABIOTTE Code Derm Capsule Gentle Cleansing Water here
From Nature Age Intense Treatment Essence
There are plenty of first treatment essences in Asian Beauty industry. Almost every brand carries a first treatment essence with different or almost same ingredients from other brands. This FTE from From Nature brand is formulated with 95.7% Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate to improve your skin cell regenaration and 2% Niacinamide to make the skin bright and healthy.
So what makes it stand out from other FTEs which has almost same ingredients? The answer is it’s price. Yes, you can get it at almost 1/3rd price of other FTEs.
You can read the complete review on From Nature Age Intense Treatment Essence here.
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Re:NK Cell to Cell Essence
This is not really an “unexpected HG”, I mean, when you buy an $100+ essence how can you not expect it to become your HG? But not all expensive products give positive results, right?
So this essence from the brand Re:NK targeted for aging skins. It claims to improve skin elasticity, radiance and makes skin smooth and soft by using Re:NK’s core technology that separates cells from three kinds of plants without destroying the original cell forms. Aaaand yes, it does deliver what it claims.
You can read the complete review on Re:NK Cell to Cell Essence here.
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Innisfree The Minimum Ampoule Essence
Innisfree has launched The Minimum skincare line a few years ago. At that time beauty industry is all after exotic, and hanbang ingredients so this line didn’t get much attention. When minimum and safe ingredients has became a trend earlier this year, Innisfree has reformulated the entire The Minimum line and relaunched.
The Minimum line specially formulated for sensitive skins. The whole line is free from animal-originated ingredients, mineral oil, triethanolamine, acrylamide, silicon oil, PEG surfactant, imidazolidinyl urea, colorants, fragrances, and talc/ethanol.
The minimum Ampoule Essence is targeted for sensitive and compromised barrier skins. Formulated with madecassoside helps to soothe skin and instantly reduces redness.
You can read the complete review on Innisfree The Minimum Ampoule Essence here
Yamano Kohakuhada Lotion Extra Moisturizing Version
This lotion aka toner from the Japanese brand Yamano that features Amber extract which acts as an antioxidant and strengthens skin barrier. It also contains hyaluronic acid, hydrolyzed collagen and ceramides to keep skin moist and supple whole day.
You can read the complete review on Yamano Kohakuhada Lotion Extra Moisturizing Version here
CNP Laboratory Tone-up Protection Sun SPF42 PA+++
If you have oily skin and looking for an alcohol-free sunscreen that controls sebum, and also act as a makeup base this sunscreen from CNP Laboratory is a perfect match to your skin. This pink tinted sunscreen covers minor imperfections while protecting your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays. This sunscreen works great for sensitive skin too as it is free from Parabens, Talc, Artificial Coloring, Benzophenone, and Mineral oil.
You can read the complete review on CNP Laboratory Tone-up Protection Sun SPF42 PA+++ here
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IOPE UV Shield Sun Sensitive Cream SPF 25 PA++
If you have very dry skin and your skin can not tolerate chemical UV filters then this sunscreen from IOPE will come to your rescue. This sunscreen contains both Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide as UV filters to protect your skin. This is perfect for dry sensitive skin as it contains madecassoside to soothe the skin, and Niacinamide and panthenol to make skin bright and healthy. And this sunscreen is free from alcohol, talc, paraben, animal-based ingredients, mineral oil, tar color, fragrance, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Triethanolamine, Polyacrylamide.
Although this is not a heavy duty sunscreen that you can wear to the beach or long walks under the sun, but it is a good choice if you are looking for an indoor sunscreen where the sun exposure is minimal, or for a small walk to the grocery store etc.
You can read the complete review on IOPE UV Shield Sun Sensitive Cream SPF 25 PA++ here
Does any of the above listed products is your HG too? If yes, what is that? Or do you have any unexpected Holy Grail products this year? DO share your thoughts in comments.
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