Welcome back! And if you are new here, welcome 💕💕💕
|2017 Best Green Beauty Products|
Just like I did last year, I am presenting you my Top Products of 2017 in each category. I did try a ton of new stuff this year, even to the point of being overwhelmed, but even so, some of the products haven't changed, and they are moved into "Firm Classics" or "Holy Grail" category by now. I will make sure to point those out. Or you can always go and read my 2016 Top Products post, which I will link at the bottom of my post. If I have a separate review on product, I will link it, so I think it will turn into links galore, like it did last year, so you can always go check my thoughts on products you are interested in, because I always go in as much details as I possibly can in my reviews, as well as listing the ingredients of everything. P.s. the links will be to either blog reviews or to my own IG posts to show what the product looks like, not affiliate links, don't worry.
If you will have any questions, please feel free to ask them down below, and if you won't find some categories, like retinol product or peels or hair dye, then it means I don't use them.
Ok, drum roll please, let's see what products get Green Life In Dublin Seal of Approval! So, let's go grab a coffee and a snack, and shall we start?
|2017 Best Make Up Products ¦ Green Beauty|
Mineral powder foundation
Pure Anada followed closely by English Mineral Make up. Both non movers from last year.
Inika's Peachy Keen plus all these other Nars Orgasm Dupes.
Inika and Living Nature.
Hynt Beauty Duet Perfecting Concealer followed closely by Ere Perez cream concealer duo in light.
Pure Anada mineral foundation, more pigmented than many powder concealers. I bought Alima Pure powder concealer and was really disappointed with it, does not even come close!
Studio78. Inika is a close second, but it is more warm in undertone.
I have tried a few new ones this year, and I really like Inika, Nude by Nature and PHB ones. All of them give great length, volume and do not flake - which is really important for me, flaking is a big pet peeve of mine.
Pencil eye liner
100%Pure black eyeliner. This is not perfect nor it is long lasting, but it is creamy, black and easy to apply. All the others seem not pigmented and scratchy in comparison.
not a fan of that "creamy" feel on the lips, so I skip it most of the time. Luk Beautifood were the ones I reached for the most, even though they are more like coloured lip balm sort of product, but they were much more in my comfort zone than a few bright lipsticks I bought this year.
Can you believe I didn't try new lipgloss this year?! Me neither! I am still reminiscent of 100%Pure Gemmed Lip Gloss in Peacock Ore even though I will no longer purchase from 100%Pure due to the increase in shipping fees, where postage alone exceed tax free limit in EU. Could some EU web shops take note and start selling them please? These lip glosses are perfect dupe for my previously loved Juicy Tubes, and this is why I am so sad to find and lose it so soon again!
Inika Highlighting Creme. Non mover for the last year - this highlight might seem pricy, but as you only need pin prick amount each time, it will last you a really long time, I had mine over a year for sure. Perfect balance in between of gold and pink, suits everybody, can be as subtle or as POW-in-your-face as you want it to, and it is the only highlighter that lasts all day on me.
Palette - Couleur Caramel one.
Eye shadow single/duo
Inika Golden Oyster.
Cruelty free make up brushes
Real Techniques and Ecotools.
Eye brow stuff
Alverde or Pure Anada Cinder. Both products give perfect ashy tones to my brows. Most of the stuff on the market is way too warm toned for me. I need ashy, almost grey, and I hope more companies will take note.
Hurraw and Bees Flying Wild. Both have the best staying power.
|2017 Best Skincare Products ¦ Green Beauty Edition|
Dr.Haushka Rose Day Cream in Light. Repurchased at least five times this year, so let this be a testament. I received a few gorgeous face creams recently, so this might change soon.
would you believe that this die hard lover of facial oils discontinued using them? After some digging I decided to stop using them for a while due to my dermatitis (dermatitis hates oils, and I refused to believe it, even though my skin protested wildly?) and see how my skin feels without them - and you know what, I spent majority of the year without them, using moisturisers and facial toners/mists only (7 skin method, anyone?). I introduced oils back when autumn came, and despite having a nice collection of ISUN Saphire, Wasi Sabi Botanicals Akaliko, Skin & Tonic Naked Beauty Oil, Corpaflora Antidote 1 & 2 (these are just a few of them), they are used very sparingly.
Serum (water or aloe based)
Earthwise Beauty Nap In The Meadow
Mahalo Rare Indigo. Non mover from the last year, and thankfully I own a full size of it now. Amaaaazing for dermatitis or inflamed or blemish prone skin. Search for Mahalo review if you are interested?
tea tree oil straight onto the pimple. Nothing works better or quicker. Just be careful to put it onto the pimple ONLY, and not the skin around it - tea tree oil burns are real, and I don't want you to experience it. Manuka & tea tree oil gel by Living Nature is nice too.
Liquid/Gel facial wash/cleanser
ISUN Skincare UK Coco Cucumber.
Balm/Oil facial cleanser
Moisturiser with SPF
Physical - Isun Skincare UK Rhasoul
AHA/BHA - Honua Skincare Hawaiian Beauty Water
Make up remover
Isun Skincare UK Coco Cucumber cleanser + konjac sponge. I don't do wipes, ever.
Eye make up remover
water and oil on a cotton round. I don't waste time and money looking for perfect eye make up remover when this combo is gentle, costs next to nothing, removes all make up, even water proof one AND moisturises delicate skin around the eyes. Win win situation if you ask me? Isun Coco Cucumber Cleanser works for eyes too, no irritations.
Under eye cream
Isun Peptide Eye Cream
Under eye oil
Wasi Sabi Botanicals Buddhi Nectar
DIY masks with manuka honey. Over 12 recipes. I own a good few shop bought masks too, look out for masking post in the early 2018.
ISUN Skincare UK Ormus Myst. I need this beauty back into my life.
|2017 Best Bodycare Products ¦ Green Beauty Edition|
I diy it a lot of the time.
NYR shower gels. Last for months. Also black African soap. Both non movers from last year.
pure shea butter and the Mahalo Rare Indigo Balm.
my DIY. I've been using it for years, and why buy when it costs 20 cents to make for 6 months worth? This contains baking soda though, so it is not for everyone.
I use hair conditioners to shave my legs with, but if you want a "proper" product, Logona is nice one.
Alaffia Coconut Strawberry body and hair lotion.
Budget option - Flying Wild Honey Body Butter
Luxe option - ISUN Herbal Shea Butter
Inner Senses Organics
|2017 Best Haircare Products ¦ Green Beauty|
Rahua Voluminous Shampoo followed closely by Spirulina Shampoo by Living Libations
Hair and scalp oil
I am really minimal with my haircare, I use no styling products at all, nor heat in any form. If my hair has flyways I will use a small amount of Zatik or plain argain oil to smooth it out and that's pretty much it.
|2017 Best Natural & Organic Products|
Liquid - Walden A Different Drummer
Solid - Jo Browne Ireland
So there you have it, my best products of 2017! What's yours? I really want to see what everybody else deems the best, please share with me?
See my 2016 Top Product here.
See ALL the reviews I'd done to date here.
P.s. Please make my day and subscribe & share this or any of my blog posts on social media - it helps to get the green beauty word out and for that I Thank You!
Follow me on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook and YouTube.
That is all for now,
Lots of Love,
Disclaimer: You can't use any of my photos or blog text without my permission.
Disclaimer II: There are no affiliate links in this post, but you might find them in the linked posts. Thank you for using them.