We love to discover everyone’s favorite products! One more year has passed and we’ve done another round in the office asking (and bugging) our colleagues in order to find out which are their favorite products of 2018. And, like last year, we have a very eclectic selection from our now much bigger team. Scroll down to find all about our team’s best of 2018 skincare products!
Our team’s favorite products
Sílvia has that spectacular cared for bob that we all envy, but she had been suffering from a lot of breakage and split ends. That is until she discovered the hair serum from Phyto Phytokeratine Repairing Serum. Now she is able to style her hair almost every morning without experiencing any damages to her hair and without getting it all dry and brittle. Now that we’ve discovered her secret, you better run and catch it before all of our team decides to buy all the stock.
The first Care to Beauty baby is on her way and Ana is already getting everything ready for her baby girl to arrive. Since she had a very problematic skin when she was a baby, she has chosen a very unique product on the market to care for her baby girl’s skin on the first months of life: Bioderma Atoderm Préventive, which is not an eczema product, but one that helps to prevent the outburst of atopic dermatitis in the first months of life.
Madalena has been a long time lover of the Martiderm Flash Ampoules, which she used on her wedding day, but now that the same exact formula is available as a very easy to use serum, she now uses Martiderm The Originals Flash Serum every single morning – and tries to convince everyone to do the same. This immediate effect brightening serum helps to give that “my skin but better” glow that everyone is searching for and you can even mix it with your foundation to make your complexion look flawless.
Joana loves a good dose of hydration but hates to feel the products lying on top of her skin. So, for her, a great hydrating serum is the way to go, especially one that combines hydration with an anti-aging effect like the Esthederm Intensive Hyaluronic Serum. And she’s not the only one, basically, everyone has fallen head over heels in love with this product since it launched on our website last year. If you’re looking for a crowd pleaser that is suitable for every skin type, then this is the way to go.
Sara hasn’t been here for a long time, but she is already stating that this team will be the disgrace of her because now she wants to buy everything. Her eye and heart have fallen on Skinceuticals Moisturize Hydrating B5 Gel thanks to its quick hydration abilities and very light formula. This fuss-free moisturizer contains hyaluronic acid in order to retain the skin’s hydration and is formulated without any oils, to make it perfect for all skin types. This is another one that has conquered a lot of our team members, are you starting to see a pattern here? Hydrating serums for the entire team!
Another new team member is Rafaela, who has recently discovered Sesderma Hidraderm Hyal Facial Cream. Her skin suffers frequently from red rashes and lack of hydration, so it’s not easy to find that moisturizer that will work wonders on her skin and not create a red patch on her face. This cream is also full of hyaluronic acid in a very mild formula that is suitable for skin that has suffered aggressions or is prone to severe dehydration. If you have very sensitive skin and are looking for that miracle cream, this might be it!
João is not one to use a lot of products, but he knows exactly what he should offer to his girlfriend to grant a hit – and that has been Mesoestetic Energy C Intensive Cream, a perfect product for those looking for the first wrinkles cream that can also brighten the skin and help to even the skin tone. With Vitamins C and E, this is the real antioxidant power house to protect the skin from free radicals and score João some extra awesome boyfriend points on the chart.
Rui keeps being Rui, so his choice is exactly the same as last year’s – Sesderma Dryses Men Deodorant Roll-On. Well, if this isn’t proof that this antiperspirant really works, we don’t know what is. Rui is the guy who hits the gym frequently and goes to play football after work, so if anyone can test this type of product that would be him. There is one extra plus regarding this roll on when comparing to other ones, which is the fact that the very large applicator doesn’t give any problems regarding pulling body hair when it’s time to apply it.
Vilaça has arrived to our team basically at the same time as Depot hit our shelves, our very first brand dedicated to male care, so it’s really fun to check that his favorite product of 2018 has been the DEPOT No.501 Moisturizing & Clarifying Beard Shampoo. Well, you can’t just maintain that perfect beard without getting specific care products, now can you? Thanks to Depot we now have a great array of products specifically formulated to take care of male needs, ranging from beard waxes to anti hair loss products. And if our part-time tattoo artist approves this brand, we know that it’s the perfect answer for all men out there.
Melasma sufferers will understand Diana’s struggles, as she’s been fighting a very annoying dark spot on her upper lip. And during summer, things tend to worsen in a very dramatic way, so she’s our beta-tester for everything related to hyperpigmentation. This year she has discovered a new favorite: Martiderm Pigment Zero DSP Cream SPF50. Not only because high SPF sunscreens have a major role when it comes to dark spots, but also because it helps to reduce pigmentation and has very light coverage that helps to even the skin complexion without actually adding color.
Monika has struggled her entire life with very fine hair that doesn’t grow much, so she’s been testing a lot of hair growth products and anti-hair loss solutions. Being vegan also conditions her a lot when it comes to choosing a food supplement, so she was delighted to find out the Martiderm Hair System Anti Hair Loss Capsules are 100% vegan and that each pack lasts for two entire months. More so, the results are clearly visible, and she’s been able to grow her hair past any length that she had ever achieved before.
Mário is a very fuss-free guy who just loves very practical products, so the new body range from Klorane was a hit with him. His favorite shower gel, Klorane Body Wild Blackberry Nourishing Shower Gel helps to hydrate the skin while it cleanses, reducing the need to moisturize after the shower. The scent includes notes of blackberry, blueberry, and bergamot, making it fruity and refreshing and a perfect fit for the most demanding men.
Elsa loves a very good and practical product, so the JOWAÉ Nourishing Lip Balm with 99% natural ingredients was just what she needed in her life. No more chapped lips and dehydration for Elsa, even during the winter which she hates because she despises the cold (hey, no Frozen jokes, okay?).
Our developer André loves Lierac Men After-Shave Soothing Balm, as he likes to keep a clean-shaved face but also suffers from skin sensitivity. Formulated with no alcohol, and suitable for sensitive skin, this woodsy balm helps to reduce the frequency of shaving and protects the skin from the harms of the razor. Perfect for those who like that perfectly shaved skin but prefer to avoid the skin rashes that usually come with it.
Bruno has long suffered from oily dandruff, so finding the perfect shampoo that has helped him keep a clean scalp that is dandruff-free was a true hit. La Roche-Posay Kerium DS Shampoo has long been one of our top recommendations for those suffering from seborrheic dermatitis on the scalp, so he was very keen to try it and found a true miracle-worker there. Having a dandruff-free scalp can be close to impossible for those who suffer from this problem, so if you’re desperately trying to find the solution, give this shampoo a try to find your next favorite scalp clearer.
If you have a sensitive scalp but still want to dye your hair, you will totally understand Andrea’s struggle with finding a good hair color that doesn’t irritate her scalp. Phytocolor Box in Shade 7.7 was her favorite, as it doesn’t contain any ammonia or PPD. The best part? It comes with all the required accessories for you to dye your hair safely, like a brush, a protective cape, and a color locker mist. Basically, it has everything you need to achieve the perfect hair color without compromising the safety of the scalp, even on the most sensitive skins.
Pharmacy Technician & Beauty Writer