Happy new year everyone! It's about time to reveal the best-selling beauty products of 2018 at lookfantastic Hong Kong. Some of the products below were the top 10 selling products of 2017, however some of them have made their way to become the best sellers of 2018.
1.No. 1 - The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Hydration Support Formula 30mlThe Ordinary from Deciem was super popular in 2018 which had shaken up the whole skincare and beauty industry. The brand has a very strong science background, making their products effective but also very affordable. This product is one of the most loved from The Ordinary, which contains Hyaluronic Acid (HA) and Vitamin B5. HA is an acid that can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water, hence helps boost hydration especially if you live in a humid place like Hong Kong. The product is formulated with 3 forms of HA with different molecular weight, offering multi-depth hydration to make the product penetrate into the skin rather than just sitting on the surface. Not only is HA known for hydration, it is also known for plumping and smoothing your skin. Vitamin B5 further provides hydration to your skin, leaving your skin smooth, soft and moisturised. I have been using this product for a while and I really like this product. I personally like to mix it with my foundation to keep my makeup stay on better and feel moisturised all day. I also like to apply this before sheet mask, so that it can absorb the moisture from the sheet mask to deliver amazing result.
2.No. 2: The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG 30mlThe second top selling product of 2018 is also from The Ordinary. The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG 30ml is an eye serum that contains high concentration of caffeine, an ingredient from green tea leaves called Epigallocatechin Gallatyl Glucodie (EGCG) and Hyaluronic Acid (HA). These ingredients are amazing for reducing puffiness around the eyes and also pigmentation (dark circles). This serum helps stimulate vasoconstriction, also known as narrowing blood vessels to reduce the appearance of dark circle and puffiness caused by leaky blood vessels. However, do not mistake the hollowness caused by the structure of sub-dermal tissues as dark circle or the fat deposits under eye area as puffiness as these cannot be addressed with this serum, unfortunately. Additionally, since the serum contains HA, it helps keep the area around your eyes hydrated and less prone to wrinkles.
3.No. 3: Regenerate Enamel Science Advanced Toothpaste (75ml)The third top selling product of the year is Regenerate Enamel Science Advanced Toothpaste. Yes, it is a toothpaste, but it isn't just an ordinary toothpaste. It is clinically proven to restore enamel. Dental enamel erosion is often unnoticed but can lead to unpleasant results such as vulnerable, sensitive, yellow teeth and cavities. Unfortunately, our body is incapable to restore enamel once it's lost. However, Regenerate Enamel Science Advanced Toothpaste is clinically proven to help regenerate enamel by supplying mineral content and micro hardness. I started using this toothpaste early this year and I have to say that my teeth feel so much smoother and visibly whiter with this toothpaste. This product is a certainly a must have for everybody at all ages to prevent early invisible stages of enamel erosion.
4.No. 4: Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt (250ml)Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt is ideal for people who have sensitive or oily scalp. It gently cleanses your scalp, removing chemical residues embedded on the scalp. It also soothes and calms your scalp from irritation and itchiness instantly, leaving your scalp feeling fresh and clean. Many people including myself don't tend to spend a lot of money on hair care but in fact, we all need to take care of our scalp just like we do to our skin. With Christophe Robin, it really does leave your scalp feeling super clean as if you had deep cleansed your scalp. You only need a small amount (a tablespoon) and massage it into your scalp, add some water then lather. Rinse it out thoroughly and apply hair conditioner or hair treatment depending on your preference.
5.No. 5: Antipodes Kiwi Seed Oil Eye CreamAntipodes Kiwi Seed Oil Eye Cream contains Vitamin C and Kiwifruits to restore damaged tissue around the eye area. It is very moisturising with ingredients such as aloe gel, carrot seed oil and avocado oil. In addition, it is scientifically shown to help stimulate synthesis of collagen production in human skin cells to make your eyes look younger and smoother. I have started using this product recently and I have already noticed a difference. The skin around my eye appears to be a lot more moisturised, firmer and feels less sensitive. It is a really good product for myself, as I have sensitive skin especially around the eyes - I have tried numerous eye serums and eye creams before but they left me with a tingly feeling but this eye cream is really gentle for my skin.
6.No. 6: NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Shadow Palette - Warm NeutralsNYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Shadow Palette - Warm Neutrals is such a lovely palette. It comes with 16 shades including matte, shimmer and metallic. The shades from the palette are very trending this year and I have to admit that I have absolutely fallen in love with this beautiful palette. The retailing price is only HK$162.5 and I can literally create so many different looks with these colours. Whether you are looking for an everyday makeup look or a party makeup look, you can do it with this palette effortlessly. If you want to have a more intense colour payoff, you can use wet brushes or use your fingers to apply directly.
7.No. 8: Elemis Japanese Camellia Body Oil Blend (100ml)Elemis Japanese Camellia Body Oil Blend is loved and recommended by many celebrities. It is a head to toe moisturising oil that can be used on scalp, hair, skin and nails. The product is enriched with Camellia and sweet almond oils, which is very lightweight that helps soften and moisturise your skin without leaving any greasy residue. Additionally, it is rich in plant collagen and antioxidant Vitamin E that are really good for stretch marks, leaving your skin smooth and look healthy.
8.No. 9: Grow Gorgeous Hair Growth Serum Intense (60ml)Grow Gorgeous Hair Growth Serum Intense is one of many products that I have personally tested and actually works. This product is formulated to encourage hair thickness, healthiness and fullness with ingredients such as Acetyl Tetrapeptide-3 and Clover Flower Extract. I have used this product for a few weeks and I could see visible results. My hair has really grown fuller and thicker. Also, I love the smell of Grow Gorgeous products, they all smell absolutely lovely. Read more about Grow Gorgeous and Secret to visibly thicker, fuller hair.
9.No. 10: Westlab Dead Sea Salt 5kgThe last one on the list is Westlab Dead Sea Salt 5kg. Westlab is one of the UK's leading expert mineral bath salts brand. This product is made of Dead Sea Salt that not only gently exfoliates skin, but also helps to relax muscle and facilitates cell renewal, helping to supplement skin with optimum levels of moisture and hydration. This product is suitable for people who suffer from skin conditions such as eczema, acne and psoriasis as it's rich in magnesium content, calcium and potassium to support natural repair process and restore skin.