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Best discovery of the last 6 months?

I always like hearing of other people’s product successes, so I thought I’d ask: What has been your best beauty product discovery of the last 6 months? 

 

Mine has been BECCA - Anti-Fatigue Under Eye Primer:A2495B22-105E-468D-A379-5BB52B80C29E.jpegUpon first application, I honestly thought it had done nothing. I shrugged, continued on with my usual morning makeup routine, and went about my day. Later in the day, however, I did a double take when I looked in a mirror and saw how improved my under eye area looked! After a couple weeks of daily use, a coworker even commented that I looked younger. Who doesn’t want to hear that once in a while 😁

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@LaurieBT My partner also loves this product so I plan to try it out soon! (I like to focus on one or two skin care products at a time, so often I’ll use him as a guinea pig with my samples so he can give me a preview lol 😂)

 

Thanks for posting about it! 

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Mine would hands-down have to be skincare and beauty products from Asia (i.e. K & J beauty). I watched Stephanie Nicole do her am and pm skincare routine videos on youtube and that was really the first time I had ever been exposed to Asian brands that aren't sold on Sephora (even the ones that are sold on Sephora are often cheaper at yesstyle, for example, and shipping is free over $30 USD). I am super dry and now hide from the sun due to rapidly maturing skin. I feel this puts me solidly in the Asian skincare and makeup demographic as they really lean towards a hydrated/dewy look and most products contain broad spectrum spf. 

 

Favorites include: Hada Labo Moist (hyalauronic gel), Benton Fermentation Eye Cream, Missha First Treatment Essence, belif moisture bomb, belif cushion spf 50, HERA UV Mist Cushion Cover spf 50 pa+++. 

 

The quality and prices are amazing. I will always have western skincare brands that I am ride or die for (Drunk Elephant), but as my dry skin matures, I am so happy to have discovered these new to me products.

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@piccolobacio I hear you 100% on the maturing skin front. My skin transition happened far sooner than I ever thought it would. I think I was about 34-36 when my skin seemed to change overnight and hydration became a huge issue. 

 

I find that my skin responds very poorly to traditional creams like Olay. They cause me to break out and don’t seem to improve my skin quality. However, my skin responds so well to Korean and Korean-style skin care products, particularly the water gels. They’ve been SUCH a game changer. My skin looks better now than it did when I was years younger. Plus it played an important role in getting my rosacea into long-term remission. 

 

Thanks for your product recommendations! One line of products I haven’t tried yet but keep hearing mentioned is Belif. I’m definitely going to need to check out your suggestions! 😊

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@PinkEvergreenSAME AGES for me!!!! I am 35 now and about a year-ish ago it was like I woke up the crypt keeper! I grew up in a really humid climate, so part of me thought maybe I had always been on the slightly drier side of normal until I moved north...? Whatever it is, I now layer hydration on my skin via skin care and makeup like its my job. 

 

Last winter was a time of deep skin sadness because I live in the DC area and it was so cold and dry. For the really dry times, I highly recommended the Drunk Elephant LaLa Retro whip. The belif is wonderful and I use it all year long before bed but during the extended cold/dry season, I would look forward to morning and evening skincare just to get to apply more retro whip on my face. It felt like a relief! 

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@piccolobacio Trust me, I keep hearing the magic numbers 35 and 36 over and over! 😂

 

I’ve been worried about trying the DRUNK ELEPHANT - Lala Retro™ Whipped Cream because it seems really heavy and I have really sensitive skin. I have a sample so I think I’m going to try it out tonight. Fingers crossed!

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@PinkEvergreen hopefully the Drunk Elephant works out. It is a heavy moisturizer, but I found it doesn’t make me break out like most moisturizers do regardless of their weight. I mostly use it in the winter, but occasionally will if my skin is stressed in the summer. The Protini is a lighter formulation you might like in the summer if you find your skin responds well to the Lala Retro.

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I have my fingers crossed too and I hope it works out for you! 

Best discovery of the last 6 months?

@PinkEvergreen for me hands down Dr.jart waterfuse gel cream. At first I had low expectations because I thought nothing will ever compare to my hg gel cream from Laneige but this has me keep reaching for it & I literally just want to drenched myself in it. This was definitely an best discovery & unexpected surprise I never knew I needed so bad

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@ELNene17 I bought the sleep mask version of this and it’s so nice! 

@starsandbucks hey I think I might give the sleep mask ve...

@starsandbucks hey I think I might give the sleep mask version a try now that u mentioned it.

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I LOVE this stuff, especially for summer. it layers well with other products as well!!

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@piccolobacio @ELNene17 Thanks for the recommendation on the Dr Jart Water Fuse Gel. I ordered it and I’m so glad to have it for the dry winter months. So hydrating!!! 💦 😃 💦 

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@ELNene17 I’m a total Dr Jart fan but I haven’t tried DR. JART+ - Water Fuse Ultimate Hydro Gel yet. Now I’m definitely going to need to try it out when the sale happens. Thanks for sharing! 😊

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@PinkEvergreen Thanks for creating this thread!  I love reading about what other people are loving and it definitely makes me want to try some of these.

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@CookieGirl1 Well, a big thanks goes to everyone who is adding their new discoveries 😊

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Not a beauty product per se, but this is still my favorite find of the past year because it keeps the horrible texture of lint off my lips when I blot my lipstick. I don't always get papery texture on my lips when I blot with a tissue, but when I do, I have to redo my lips, and I never, ever get that when I use these Kimwipes

 

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They are also great for cleaning my sunglasses, glasses and screens when combined with Zeiss spray

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@gingerleigh YES! I love kimwipes! I work in a lab and I’m guilty of using these as oil blotting sheets.  They’re good enough for when I need a quick blot and can’t step out of the lab 😉 

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Hey, fellow lab worker Smiley Happy I first encountered Kimwipes in my lab too, but we were so low on budget that Kimwipes were used only for some very special glass cuvettes. It would be sacrilegious to wipe with them any other lab equipment, let alone my face, LOL Smiley Happy But in my current lab Kimwipes are in plenty. Wish I could buy them for home Smiley Happy

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@Krysa13 You can buy them from Amazon 😊

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That's a great idea @CakesCakes Smiley Happy

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@CakesCakes Ooooo, good idea to use them as oil blotting sheets. It’s probably far more cost effective than the tiny little oil blotting papers I buy 😂 👍