As far as years go, 2018 was a stellar one for skincare. It brought us new ingredients, futuristic formulas, and ridiculously easy ways to keep our complexions pampered and plush. With 2019 on the horizon, we wanted to take a trip down memory lane to look back at all the amazing products the year had to offer. From a trio of watermelon wonders to the fabled “Blue Toner,” here are the best launches of 2018 (plus a few classics you couldn’t get enough of last year).
We knew Avocado was great on toast, but who knew it would be so delicious for the skin, too? The Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask is a dream come true for your face. It’s infused with four different types of nourishing Avocado, plus firming Manuka Honey and gently exfoliating PHAs. It’s a lifesaver for stressed-out, tired-out skin.
If you’re searching for a mega-glow, look no further than the Liz K First C Serum 13%. This potent treatment is packed with 13% Ascorbic Acid, the purest form of vitamin C. An indulgent radiance-booster, it fights premature aging, soothes, and smooths fine lines and wrinkles.
Prep and prime your skin all at the same time! The Blithe InBetween Hydro Priming Cream can be used as the first step in your routine to help keep makeup in place or on its own for a hydrated, natural glow on those foundation-free days. It’s infused with Bifida Ferment extract, a natural probiotic that improves barrier function (i.e. your skin’s natural ability to hold in moisture), shields against environmental pollutants, and adds extra hydration.
Flaky skin has met its match in these gently exfoliating pads. Buff away dead skin cells with the gentle, alcohol-free formula to reveal radiant, smooth skin. Formulated with Charcoal and Levulinic Acid to help detoxify and deep cleanse the skin, it’s also packed with antioxidant-rich Chai Tea to hydrate and treat.
Kiss winter-chapped skin goodbye with the Make P:rem Moisture Green Ampoule! This innovative ampoule uses Brazilian Green Propolis to calm irritation, heal damaged skin, and cushion it in lightweight hydration. It makes red, irritated skin a thing of the past.
This one-of-a-kind translucent mask was a gamechanger for sheet masks! #MaskEverywhere with this juicy, nearly invisible mask made entirely of Watermelon and Natto Gum. That’s right, it’s a sheet mask made out of Watermelons that gives you all the benefits of the amino-acid rich fruit directly into the skin. It is also packed with majorly hydrating Hyaluronic Acid and ultra-soothing Centella Asiatica.
There is nothing better than juicy, glass-like skin — and there’s no better way to achieve it than with our Pink Juice Moisturizer. An instant hit at Sephora, 90% of this silky moisturizer is derived from antioxidant-packed Watermelon to flood skin with weightless hydration and instant radiance. The oil-free formula won’t clog pores, making it perfect for oily and combination skin.
This bouncy, overnight sleeping mask didn’t technically launch in 2018, but that didn’t stop it from being one of the most popular products of the year. It smoothes and perfects skin overnight with soothing Watermelon extract, hydrating Hyaluronic Acid, and pore-refining AHAs. From selling out multiple times at Sephora to making its way into so many of your stunning skincare shelfies, the love affair for all things Watermelon continues.
This product was a particularly special part of 2018 as we worked with Leegeehaam, Korea’s top dermatology clinic, to upgrade an already effective breakout fighter to be even more powerful. The lightweight serum is made with a potent concentration of 95% Tea Tree extract in a weightless and scentless formulation to soothe and hydrate blemish-prone, sensitive, and troubled skin.
Using a signature Super 12 complex rich in antioxidants, this anti-aging, all-in-one serum toner provides feather-light hydration for all-day skin moisture. Blue Oil Capsules filled with Sea Buckthorn Fruit oil, Jojoba Seed oil, and Aloe extract are suspended in the formula and are what give it its nickname, The Blue Toner.
This dream cream has a lush gel texture and infuses your skin with glowing hydration. It comes equipped with micro trans moisture technology, allowing hydration to penetrate deeper into the skin to make it appear more elastic and plump. It’s the key to achieving glowing skin in 2019!
In 2018, we reformulated Blueberry Bounce to be better than ever with double the makeup-melting power and moisture. This go-to cleanser will make your skin bouncy, plush, and ultra-fresh.
Unleash the power of antioxidant- and flavonoid-rich Rooibos Tea extract in the Whamisa By Glow Studio Chai Tea Eye Cream. Formulated with soothing, healing Propolis and brightening texture-refining Turmeric, this specialized treatment hydrates and nourishes the delicate eye area while helping diminish fine lines and wrinkles.
Sensitive skin? Onion’s the fix! The Leegeehaam Hope PLC Repair Cream is a rich (but quick-absorbing) moisturizer that will soothe even the most irritated faces. It contains onion, which has the flavonoid antioxidant Quercetin, an anti-inflammatory ingredient that helps comfort irritated, damaged skin.
Harumada Triple Balance Morning Cleansing Pad
Lazy girls rejoice! The Harumada Triple Balance Morning Cleansing pads are a lifesaver when you’re too tired to wash your face (no judgment, we’ve all been there!). This dual-sided pad lets you quickly and effectively deep clean skin. One side cleanses and clarifies while the other tones and hydrates for a fabulously fresh and clean complexion.
Soothe troubled skin with the Whamisa By Glow Studio Green Tea Serum Toner. It has a uniquely bouncy, watery texture that is formulated with calming, anti-inflammatory Green Tea extracts. With Kale and Broccoli to brighten and refine troubled skin, the water-free toner is perfect for the famous ‘7 Skin Method‘.
If soothed, hydrated skin is your goal then the Yuripibu Asiatica Calming Ampoule is here for you. The lightweight, water-free, concentrated serum is fortified with over 95% Centella Asiatica extract that calms and deeply hydrates all skin types, from oily to super-duper sensitive.
We couldn’t have a list of the best products without mentioning the Whamisa Deep Rich Essence Toner. This OG toner may not have launched last year, but that didn’t stop it from reaching cult status once again in 2018. With its skin-texture smoothing, tired-skin refreshing, glow-bestowing powers, it’s not hard to see why.
What were YOUR favorite products of 2018? We want to know!
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