Sunday, December 19, 2010

Skincare-holic's 2010 Favourites List

2010 is coming to an end and I thought I'd do up a Favourites List like the one I did for 2009! I looked through the reviews I did in 2010 and rounded up the few I really liked.

Best 2010 Cleanser: Hada Labo AHA/BHA Tamagohada Exfoliating Face Wash Foam
This Hada Labo cleanser doesn't exfoliate well but it cleanses well enough. I like that it is self-foaming and convenient to use. It removes dirt and oil without making my skin feel dry or tight. I used to like Fancl Washing Powder a lot and this cleanser is a good competitor as it doesn't require a foaming ball nor do I have to worry about expiry dates.

Best 2010 Lotion: Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Lotion

This lotion helped improve my skin texture. I could see that my dehydrated skin was more plumped up. It comes in a big bottle and each usage only requires a small amount, so it lasts a long time. 

Best 2010 Moisturizer: La Mer Creme de La Mer
This was the only cream I could use when I had patches of dermatitis on my face. It may be rich but if you control the amount you use it will not clog pores (I first press the creme into my cheek area before using the remaining on the t-zone). I like that it is quite soothing, even when my skin was sensitive and would react to most other products. I felt my skin become smoother with usage.

Best 2010 Hydrating Mask: Laneige Water Sleeping Pack
I used to like Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Relief but Clinique did not work well when my skin was very dehydrated and sensitive. It caused redness and stinging. Laneige, however, worked really well and helped restore my skin to normal. I don't experience any clogged pores even when I apply a thick layer. I wake up the next day with hydrated skin.

Best 2010 Clay Mask: BeautyDIY Dead Sea Mud Mask

I think this dead sea mud mask is cheap yet good. Its main purpose is to suck out dirt and excess oil from the pores so I don't need an expensive mask with wonderful ingredients and this mask does just that. As the mask dries, I can see spots of oil where pimple or blackheads are at, which shows it really works. It contains tea tree oil, which helps dry out and heal pimples. It is good to follow up with a hydrating mask to replenish moisture. 

I almost forgot that I really liked this eye mask until I looked through my 2010 reviews again. It is a bit pricey but it works nicely to hydrate and plump up my under eye area. After using this mask, the jelly-like mask becomes thinner, which shows the essence has been absorbed by the skin. I think I will be purchasing some more soon. 

Best 2010 Face Spray/Sensitive Skin Product: Avene Thermal Spring Water
I have been using this for a few years now and I always re-stock whenever there is the 2 for S$29.90 promotion. The Avene Thermal Spring Water soothes my sensitive skin really well and I even use it as an eye mask at times - by saturating a cotton pad with the spring water then tearing it into half and using it as a normal eye mask. It is cooling on the skin and reduces my redness effectively. It also helps when skincare products are too thick/sticky, I spray this over my face and try to massage the products in again. 

**This is all for my favourites list this year. It is too bad I didn't find a favourite sunscreen. I have been looking but haven't found one that I like yet. 

Do comment with recommendations of skincare products you like and find works well! I would like to try more skincare in 2011 =)


  1. hi, can you do a 2010 hate list too?

  2. Your favourites are similar to mine! I just love Hada Labo!

  3. Hello!
    I just started following your blog! I looove skincare too! I`m also using hadalabo and avene products! :D Your blog is great!

  4. Hi Anonymous, I will try to do one up. Somehow this year had a lot of average skincare products.

    Hi Julia! I've only tried the makeup remover, cleanser and lotion from Hada labo. Have you tried other products from hada? Are there any other products from hada that are good too?

    Hi Magdalena! Thanks =) Hope you enjoyed reading! Your blog is really interesting too!! ^^

  5. I tried the lotion first and then the AHA/BHA cleanser (not the foaming one you have, though), and now I really want the make-up remover, too. I might try the cream as well, although I've read it's nothing to write home about, but my skin likes simple products a lot, it seems. (Still want the Laneige Water Sleeping Pack >.<)
    I've also heard raves about the Hada Labo Hydrating Cleanser, which I will buy when my Shiseido one is finished.

    I'm also using the Avene spray, btw. :)

    Oh, and I'd second the Hate list.


Related Posts with Thumbnails
ondragstart="return false" onselectstart="return false"