To wrap up 2019 and end the year the same way GLOSSYBOX started it – with a bang – I’m sharing my top beauty finds from the last 12 months. From magnetic face masks to award-winning Korean skincare and bestselling haircare, these are my top beauty picks of 2019.
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My Top Beauty Picks Of 2019
1. Dr.Brandt – Magnetight Age-Defier
As a GLOSSYBOX subscriber, you probably think that you’ve seen and slathered on every face mask under the sun. I thought so too. Until I discovered Dr.Brandt’s Magnetight Age Defier Magnet Mask.
True to its name, this mask is infused with magnetic particles that work to tighten and purify your skin. It helps to reduce the signs of ageing and gives your skin a dewy radiance.
I know what you’re thinking and I’ll admit that I thought it sounded a bit like black magic too. As it turns out, this mask boasts a lightweight formula that is filled with firming peptides, energizing black tourmaline minerals and lavender oils. You just apply it onto clean skin using the spatula supplied (or a clean finger) and leave it on for 10 minutes. Next, you need to wrap the triangular magnet in tissue and use it to remove your mask. As you wipe the magnet over your face, you should feel it picking up the product.
This mask not only draws out toxins but also activates your skin’s ability to renew itself.
When the mask is fully removed, you’ll be left with a layer of lavender oil on your skin, which you can gently massage into your complexion. Trust me, after this 20-minute pampering session, your skin will look and feel energised, radiant and more youthful. Retailing at £56.77, it’s really worth the investment if you’re worried about fine lines, wrinkles and/or dullness.
2. NuFace – FIX Line Smoothing Device
Back in May, when I was on the hunt for the best trending beauty tools out there, I came across the NuFACE FIX Line Smoothing Device. I’ve been saving it as one of my top beauty picks ever since (and it’s worth £150!)
This pen-sized tool helps to reduce and prevent the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. How? This device provides gentle NuFACE microcurrent energy, while its accompanying serum is full of active ingredients.
This serum and massaging tool work together to smooth, firm, tighten and brighten your skin.
Simply apply the serum under your eyes, lips and across your forehead then use the device to massage it into the skin. Focus on each area for 3 minutes. You should see results immediately, but the more you use it, the more you’ll notice a change!
3. Nature Republic Ginseng Royal Silk Essence
Continuing on the skincare trend, it’s worth revisiting our South Korean beauty gurus who inspired us in May of this year. While we introduced you to Dr.Jart+, there’s another Korean brand that is worth shouting about: Nature Republic.
Their award-winning Ginseng Royal Silk collection is a real game-changer – so I just had to add the Essence to my top beauty picks.
Made with 99% pure gold, royal jelly and ginseng that has been aged for 6 years, the whole range is deeply nourishing and moisturising. Simply apply it onto freshly cleansed and toned skin, using gentle circular motions to massage it into your complexion.
4. Alfa Italia – Liscio Detangling Brush
While this product might not be as high-tech as some of the other beauty tools mentioned above, I still rate it so highly. You wouldn’t think that a hairbrush could make that much of a difference but, trust me, the Liscio Detangling Brush really does.
If you’re anything like me and struggle with knotty hair (scarves and thick coats this time of year really don’t help), then you’re no doubt exhausted of pulling out your hair trying to detangle it. Don’t fight with your tresses, Glossies, swap out your ordinary hairbrush for this award-winning detangling brush.
This hairbrush boasts soft bristles that glide through your hair and remove knots effortlessly. They also feel really gentle against your scalp.
It was developed by UK-based company Alfa Italia. They develop professional brushes that are affordable yet such good quality. Plus, they look amazing! Their Liscio Detangling Brush is now available in a range of metallic colours. I had to go for the rose gold one, obviously!
5. Wnt London – Shampoo And Conditioner
If you struggle with frizzy hair, then you’ve no doubt been tempted to have a Brazilian blow dry. This hair smoothing technique infuses your hair with keratin, leaving it looking smooth and shiny for up to four months. Of course, getting a Brazilian blow-dry isn’t cheap, so you really want it to last as long as possible. Cue Wnt London’s Shampoo And Conditioner!
Blending natural ingredients (including argan, macadamia and castor oil), this aftercare duo helps to keep the keratin in your hair and protect it from the elements. Use both the shampoo and conditioner every time you wash your hair and they will make your treatment last up to 45% longer than normal.
Who doesn’t love a product that saves you money while also keeping your locks sleek and smooth?!
Insider Tip: This aftercare combination will do wonders for any chemically treated hair.
And there you have it, my top beauty finds from the past 12 months. For your chance to win my Editor’s December Picks, don’t forget to enter the competition!