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The 20 best beauty products of 2020, from eyebrow gels to hair treatments

We’ve rounded up our favourite beauty products of 2020, from vitamin-rich moisturisers and serums to smudge-proof eyebrow pencils and mascara.


Over the past year, there has been a major shift in the beauty industry.

People are focusing on more beneficial and healthy products, prioritising self-care over quick cosmetic fixes.

Instead of self-tans and contour kits, we’re buying vitamin-infused serums, gentle cleansers and natural looking makeup.

Here are our top 20 self-care beauty products that are worth investing in.

Cleansers

20. Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Cleanser €17

This gentle micelle solution doubles as a non-rinse cleanser and a makeup-remover. Designed for sensitive skin, it is fragrance-free, soothes irritation and minimises redness.

19. Lancôme Bi-Facil Instant Cleanser €29

Finally, a makeup remover that’s effective and for sensitive eyes. Just shake the bottle of Bi-Facil to activate its bi-phase formula, dampen a cotton pad, rest it on your eyes for a few seconds and gently sweep down to fully remove your eye makeup.

18. Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm With Cloth €59

This deep cleansing balm with rosehip seeds gently exfoliates, removing daily pollutants and makeup from the skin. Its balanced formula moisturises and conditions all skin types. Massage a small amount into the skin and remove with damp cleansing cloth.

Moisturisers and Serums

17. Bare Minerals Skin Longevity Vital Power Serum €55

Infused with lavender and tangerine, this cleansing oil glides effortlessly over skin, dissolving makeup and impurities while softening skin and leaving it clean, comfortable and smooth. 

16. Elizabeth Arden 8-Hour Skin Protectant Cream €34

Made with petrolatum and vitamin E, this multipurpose cream soothes roughness, redness and minor skin irritations and restores chapped, cracked and dry skin. 

15. Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion+ €24

Clinique’s new formula helps strengthen the skin’s own moisture barrier for long-term hydration. Apply twice daily for soft and springy skin with a healthy glow.

14. Pestle & Mortar Pure Hyaluronic Serum €43

This multi-tonic with vitamin E targets fine lines, dullness and dehydration, restoring skin’s plumpness and radiance. It can also be used as a makeup primer, just smooth 2 to 4 drops over cleansed and toned face twice daily.

13. Codex Beauty Skin Superfood €55

Ultra-hydrating and deeply nourishing, this Skin Superfood is a cream for your face, hands and body. Made with moisturising marsh mallow and immortelle, this cream is especially great for soothing dry, flaky, or irritated skin.

Makeup

12. Benefit Dandelion Blush €34

This sheer, ballerina-pink face powder comes with its own brush. Sweep it on your cheeks as a soft blush or dust it all over your face as a brightening finishing powder.

11. Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Foundation Stick €33

Lightweight with a radiant finish, this clean, water-based liquid foundation with SPF 25 comes in a convenient on-the-go format. Its vegan formula combines hydration with medium buildable coverage, so you can use it as foundation, concealer, contour or for touch-ups.

10. Benefit Gimme Brow €27.50

This tinted eyebrow gel contains tiny microfibres that adhere to skin and hairs, creating natural-looking fullness and definition. It comes with a tiny, tapered brush to provide an easy, mess-proof application.

9. Bare Minerals Original Makeup SPF 15 €31

This foundation’s unique loose powder foundation provides sheer-to-full coverage with a natural look and feel that lasts for up to eight hours. It’s packed with nourishing minerals too, preventing clogged pores and breakouts.

8. Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra €40

Providing 24-hour coverage, this ultra-long wear foundation gives skin a velvety matte finish without looking too cakey. Plus, it’s oil-free, fragrance-free and has SPF 15.

7. Lancôme Cils Lash Booster €28 and Lancôme Hypnose Mascara €31

To give your lashes an extra boost, prime them with Lancôme Cils Booster. Its conditioning formula has microfibres and vitamin E, adding extra length and thickness to your lashes. Then apply the Lancôme Hypnose Mascara for 6x more volume without clumping or smudging.

6. Benefit Precisely, My Brow Eyebrow Pencil €27.50

This ultra-fine, waterproof eyebrow pencil draws incredibly natural-looking, hair-like strokes that last 12 budge-proof hours. And, with a twist-up tip and built-in spoolie brush, it’s easy to use.

 

Haircare

5. Klorane Nettle Dry Shampoo €11.50

Made with nettle extract, this dry shampoo has oil controlling properties and highly absorbent powders. It cleans hair by absorbing oil in less than two minutes and adds volume. 

4. Olaplex No 3 Hair Perfector €29

If conditioner just isn’t cutting it, try this vegan hair treatment. It reduces breakage and visibly strengthens hair, improving its look and feel. Apply to damp hair before showering. 

Oils and Treatments

3. Trilogy Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+ €36.95

Rosehip Oil is a natural skin oil that helps improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks, wrinkles and dry skin. A combination of potent active ingredients and a 100% natural formula also works on ageing skin, dehydration, and uneven skin tone.

2. La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 Lips €7

This miracle lip balm acts as a physical and biological barrier treatment to soothe and nourish skin. One application keeps lips hydrated for up to 12 hours.

1. Clarins Hand And Nail Treatment Cream €22

This is a life-saver for frequent hand washing. Infused with sesame, Japanese mulberry and myrrh extracts, the moisturising cream protects against chapping and irritation, so hands feel soft and supple no matter how many times you wash them.

 

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