Best Skin, Hair, and Nail Products of 2017 (The Hit List Part 2)


 Welcome to the last part of The Hit List where I round up the best beauty products per year. For this list, I'm unveiling the best hair, nail, and skin care products of 2017! Check them out!

BEST MAKEUP REMOVERS


I use Cleansing Water in Mineral Oil for heavy duty makeup and waterproof mascara; waterproof mascara comes off quickly with this product and dissolves hard- wearing makeup in a snap as well; a little goes a long way and the product does not evaporate quickly from the pad; I don't have to use a separate makeup remover for my eyes and face anymore when I'm using this product.


This is a rich, highly emollient oil; a small drop is enough to shake up waterproof makeup and mascara, but I don't really use this to remove eye makeup unless needed because it's a bit tough to rinse off. To rinse it off the skin, just wet your face and use facial foam. I just wish that the packaging has a stopper to prevent accidental spills.


Long- wearing and waterproof lipsticks are my favorites, but I sometimes hate how hard they are to remove. I put these micellar waters to the test and to my surprise, they removed my most waterproof liquid lipstick, Jouer Lip Creme, in a breeze! Whoa! It can also effectively remove medium to heavy makeup and leaves no scent and sticky residue.


My face feels refreshed afterwards and it does a good job at removing mild to moderately hardwearing makeup, although like most micellar water products, it cannot remove waterproof mascara; on the bright side, it swept off waterproof eyeliner and cream shadow in a snap. The cotton pad here shows my Marc Jacobs Remarcable Foundation and Too Faced blush; swiped the pad once on my cheek and it removed a good amount!

5. ZENUTRIENTS COCONUT MAKEUP REMOVER

- Rich, emollient, removes all sorts of makeup, and leaves skin feeling smooth and hydrated. It's all- natural too!


This light milk cleanser removes all sorts of makeup, from regular to waterproof, and leaves the skin moist and fragrant. It's a good, balancing alternative for when your skin's feeling dry and oily already from other hard makeup removers.


I like the concept of the product: concentrated cream oil and comes in a pump bottle, thus it's more hygienic. Would most likely buy this product again!

8. HAPPY SKIN MICELLAR CLEANSING WIPES (No photo)

- Gentle yet removes every trace of makeup rapidly. Sheets are big and sturdy, and I find myself good with one sheet most of the time.

BEST MAKEUP REMOVER OF 2017

CREER CLEANSING WATER IN OIL

BEST FACIAL CLEANSERS AND EXFOLIATORS


The facial wash has a pearlized consistency that provides that moisturizing feel; it's fairly concentrated and you only need a small amount to create a generous foam.


- It's a mild cleanser with a pretty rose scent; as stated in the website, you do need about 4 pumps to produce a good lather just because this is SLS and SLES- free, which makes it ideal for dry skin. The pump dispenses a wee amount and generally, despite the amount of product you're advised to take in every use, I think this product will last a while.

11. ETUDE HOUSE BAKING POWDER BB DEEP CLEANSING FOAM

- A cleanser and exfoliator in one. Provides deep clean and uplifts with its lemon scent.

12. PIXI PEEL AND POLISH

- An enzyme- based exfoliator that provides micropeeling and gives smooth skin in as little as two minutes!


Dewytree DIY Facial is a fun addition to your me time in the shower and makes it even more personal. This trio is very economical too and since they serve individual purposes, you get more than what you pay for.


I thought I wouldn't like this product because it's pretty steep for a cleanser, but it turned out to be my favorite; there's nothing quite like its formula; milky jelly indeed and it's so fun to use, concentrated, therefore economical, soap- free, and can be used as a facial cleanser or makeup remover, whichever floats your boat.


- Soothing Cleansing Foam is a rich foam that lathers up well, but doesn't dry out the skin, at least in my experience; I like how my skin feels extra clean whenever I use this product. For those with dry skin, it is advisable to moisturize right after usage due to the high foaming formula. Great for those who wear makeup on a daily basis.

16. SHISEIDO WASO QUICK GENTLE CLEANSER

- A gentle cleanser that rids skin of dirt and oil. Leave skin fresh and nice. Waso is a series of balancing, hydrating, and oil- controlling multitasking products inspired by the Millennial approach to beauty: universal. free. multitasking. Compared to most skin care products, Waso is a pared down yet multitasking collection that focuses on the main skin concerns of Millennials: dryness and oiliness. Waso offers uncomplicated care that lets us be free in our skin while focusing on life's opportunities.


SkinLife is popular among those in their 20s who are experiencing acne. The facial foam is rich, concentrated, foams up generously but doesn't leave the skin dry, and helps rid skin of acne.

18. ZENUTRIENTS JOJOBA FACE SCRUB (No photo)

This is a classic face scrub in an adorable pink- colored base. Well, what can I say? It functions as an exfoliant and pretty well at that due to the generous amount of Apricot kernels in it; leaves my skin soft, but never dry and most of all, I love the fact that I am not contributing to poisonous ocean waste whenever I'm using this product because it contains natural exfoliants.

BEST FACIAL CLEANSER AND EXFOLIATOR OF 2017

GLOSSIER MILKY JELLY CLEANSER (FACIAL CLEANSER)

PIXI PEEL AND POLISH (EXFOLIATOR)

BEST TONERS


a multipurpose 100% Rosewater extract that can be used as a toner, finishing spray for makeup, facial mist, hair mist, moisturizer base, or lotion base. I noticed that the scent has a tart quality and it smells like Rose, but not the perfume kind. It immediately calms and soothes the skin, and doesn't sting nor dry up the skin.



- It has a Rose scent and feels really nice, refreshing, and hydrating; I use this every single day because I like how it prepares my skin much more efficiently for the rest of my skin care routine. Also, I love how it makes my face feel so F-R-E-S-H.



I've been using this toner for a month now and I particularly love it for the sensation it gives me; I feel pretty whenever I use this product because FYI, that's what the fragrance of Rose really does to the senses!


- Literally stingless, mild, and help zits dry up faster.


The toner has a very mild formula; it is beige in color, which is naturally occurring due to the Rosa Damascena Water extract; it feels just like water laced with rose fragrance; absolutely no tingling, burning, and drying sensation too, plus I love how it makes my face feel really fresh and hydrated; it also puts the skin in an optimal state to absorb the rest of your skin care products.

BEST TONER OF 2017

MAMONDE ROSE WATER TONER

BEST TREATMENTS, MOISTURIZERS, AND MULTIPURPOSE PRODUCTS


 One of my favorite mask brands is Leaders Insolution, but this is a bit expensive and I'm glad to report that Lululun's face masks can compare to Leaders, but at a cheaper price because of the packaging! If you're into sheet masks, this one is good to try not only because it comes in value packs, but also they're effective and rich in good ingredients.


VITAPACK’s sheet mask is highly moisturizing, fits snuggly, yields no stinging, and my face looks deeply moisturized and pampered after leaving it on for 15 minutes.


This is a liquid gel that somewhat 'foams' up when you work it onto your skin; it should be worked onto the skin properly. The special consistency does not work with a lot of night creams, but I find that a thick night cream works with it.


Ultimate Eye Cream, on the other hand, has a bouncy, semi- rich cream texture; it’s more moisturizing than Pro-Retinol, but doesn’t feel heavy or oily at all. It has a light pink-beige color that helps conceal dark circles instantly, which in turn supports makeup in covering dark circles effectively. It also yields a light, cooling effect that helps de-puff eye bags.

28. REDWIN VITAMIN E MOISTURIZER

A gem I discovered from Australia. Redwin is great for sensitive skin and provides intense, lasting, yet light moisture; it's a basic moisturizer that does a good job at protecting, moisturizing, hydrating, and balancing the skin.



The moisturiser has a semi- creamy consistency that magically sets into a matte finish; I like that it satisfies both my need for moisture and a matte finish in one go, plus it has a pretty floral fragrance. Three pea- sized amounts are enough to cover my entire face. Formula is perfect for combination oily/normal to oily skin types



I've used this mask for 2 weeks straight at twice a week; had a break out on the second week and after using this product, I noticed that the painful bumps felt less sensitive the next day and I also noticed that some zits had their white head out the next day, which meant it was ripe for popping already.



When other pimple treatments can treat either cystic or non- cystic acne only, Sudocrem can heal both; Mario Badescu's Buffering Lotion can also heal both, but it is much more expensive than Sudocrem, not to mention not cost- effective because it's liquid and you tend to take a lot of it in every use.


What I love most about it is how it 'heals' my lips. It has a medicated scent due to Camphor; not the most pleasing if applied on the lips (which I do all the time), but damn, it's a healer that it keeps my dry lips from flaking for days even without any lip balm on that's why I'm putting up with the scent!


- Light, hydrating, gets absorbed quickly, economical.

34. ACNECURE CLINDAMYCIN

- A pimple solution in liquid form that gets absorbed fast and heals zits in as little as one to two days.


BEST FACIAL MOISTURIZER, MULTIPURPOSE, AND TREATMENT OF 2017

SUDOCREM (MULTIPURPOSE)

GROWN ALCHEMIST MATTE BALANCING MOISTURIZER (MOISTURIZER)

LAY BARE POST- WAX CREAM (TREATMENT)

BEST BODY CLEANSERS AND MOISTURIZERS


- These products are more than your average body wash: aside from being a hand and body wash, I use these to rinse my brushes too to get rid of makeup, dirt, and bacteria, without sacrificing the quality of the bristles!

36. CETAPHIL GENTLE CLEANSING BAR

- Affordable alternative to the healing, moisturizing effect of the classic cleanser. Unscented and goes a long way.

37. COCOLINE NATURALS INTENSIVE MOISTURIZING BODY WASH

A deodorizing body wash that leaves a sweet tropical scent; gets rid of the sour smell of sweat and keeps my skin odor- free the whole day!


This soap provides a decent, moisturizing foam that leaves me feeling moisturized all over! No dryness after rinsing and my skin smells nice even if I get sweaty (that’s because of the anti-bacterial properties). You can use this on the face and body as well; I love using this on my armpits because it has whitening benefits and as I said, it helps with body odor.


- Haru's soaps leaves the skin luxuriously smooth and soft to touch.


My personal favorite is the body wash because it’s so, so creamy and definitely gives me a pleasurable time in the shower, plus my skin feels soft after rinsing!

Decollete cream promises to tighten skin, boost elasticity, and increase collagen in the skin. It also contains Milk Thistle extract and Sorghum Bicolor Stalk Juice that help improve firmness. Texture is a light cream that I use this during daytime as well and it gets absorbed quickly.


This is an effective sleeping aid; it doesn't really induce sleep; it influences sleep by calming down your brain big time so you can start dreaming in no time. Great to use not only for sleeping, but at times when you are stressed too!


Biore UV Watery Gel is a great everyday sunscreen because of its texture, fast- absorbing quality, and high protection. I know a lot of people don't wear sunscreen in the city due to the notion that it's thick, clogging, and heavy, but Biore is here to change your mind. 

BEST BODY CLEANSER AND MOISTURIZER OF 2017

COCO LINE NATURALS BODY WASH (BODY CLEANSER)

LUSH SLEEPY (BODY MOISTURIZER)

BEST HAIR CARE PRODUCTS

44. STYLISTA HAIR MASK

The night before my wedding, I went all out in the shower and pampered myself with all sorts of masks that I could apply on my body. I used Coconut Hair Mask, left it on for 15 minutes, and my hair came out really soft, fragrant, bouncy, and shiny; it got rid of the frizz and made my hair feel revived overall; here's my hair the next day after I was prepped by my makeup artist; my hair looked amazing, thanks to Stylista Coconut hair mask.

45. VITRESS CUTICLE OIL

- The new and improved versions are much lighter and tolerable for the hair, plus leave no greasy residue.

46. L'OREAL EVER SLEEK SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER

- A clarifying and moisturizing duo from L'Oreal.

47. HUMAN NATURE NATURAL SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER

- One of the better natural hair care products out there. My favorite is the moisturizing variant.


This is a must have for girls who want to have sweet- smelling hair the whole day, and for those who have the tendency to have scalp odor.


When my hair is feeling particularly dry, I use Coconut because it's quite moisturizing, but doesn't weigh my hair down; it's the perfect moisturizing hair cleansing duo for pin straight, thin hair like mine, plus I love the tropical scent - it transports me to the beach! :D


Both products have a concentrated formula: the shampoo is a pearlized, rich liquid and the conditioner, a fluffy cream. A little amount is enough to get the most out of the two and they smell like flowers in full bloom during springtime.

BEST HAIR CARE PRODUCT OF 2017

MISE EN SCENE PERFECT SERUM SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER

BEST FRAGRANCE AND NAIL PRODUCTS


Light Blue Eau Intense, a blend of light and warmth resulting to a glowing fragrance; it features the signature Light Blue base, but the floral notes were made stronger, more exuberant to evoke a sense of passion. Top notes have granny apple and lemon, heart has marigold and jasmine, base has amber wood and musk.

52. CHANTECAILLE LE WILD EDP

Chantecaille uses between 18-24% essential oils in each fragrance, resulting to longer wear and heavy distinction in each scent; no two fragrances smell and feel alike, from the beginning to the dry down; each fragrance takes you to its own world and journey, from start to finish.


Memo takes inspiration from traveling and the sensations and emotions experienced through it. Simple, heartwarming details like the scent of fresh rain on a stony pavement, the warmth of a setting sun on the horizon, an exotic flower, and the stillness of the river are at the core of every Memo fragrance, which evoke different sensations and memories of a familiar, distant place. 


Like the memory of that other's skin pressed against yours, the smile and features imprinted on your consciousness, the enduring feeling of your greatest love- Obsessed aims to encapsulate all these in a fragrance for men and women. If your diary had a fragrance version, this is probably it.


Cool Water Wave is for ocean- loving lads driven by a passion for the sea and adventure. The fragrance is deeply inspired by the excitement and rush one gets from nature, specifically from the crashing waves and the surfing culture.


Welcome CK All- fresh, alluring, free- spirited, and clean. The white bottle symbolizes unity and the new unisex fragrance feels like a fresher take on CK One. Notes include Bergamot, Grapefruit flower, Mandarin, Jasmine, Paradisone Molecule, Coronal, Lilyflore, Rhubarb, Amber, Musk, and Vetiver.

57. MORGAN TAYLOR NAIL POLISH

- Affordable, trendy, high quality nail polishes.

Phew! Now we're done! Thanks for making it to the end of the post and I hope you enjoyed it. Don't forget to share with me your favorite skin care, hair care, and perfumes for 2017! :D

BEST MAKEUP AND BEAUTY TOOLS OF 2017 (THE HIT LIST PART 1) can be read HERE.

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  1. My Best Skin Care is Crystal Moist Facial Wash, Toner and Moisturizer I have travel kit po at super love ko Po result sa face ko.

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  2. Feeling ko magugustuhan ko rin yun perfume top picks mo, Ms. Martha. It seems to me that you appreciate fresh scents, yun hindi super feminine/floral at may pagka unisex. Gusto ko subukan yun rose water toner and inHer Element products.

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  3. Actually eto tlga un pinakaabngn ko s lhat Ms. Martha 2nd lng un s make up, I love skin care products at yan un tlgng pingiipunan ko khit mdyo late na aq dhil s mga pimple marks n naiwan. Ang swerte ng mga millenials ngyn kc ang daming n nilng choices at mdaling ng hanpin on how treat an acne...seriously unlike my time. I believe kc n if you really want a beautiful canvas n lumbas tlga, mag-invest s skin, for me that's my priority! A BIG..BIG THANKS for this article Ms. Martha and I'm gonna save this on my laptop and usb (sobrng Happy kng nkikita m lng aq ngyn while reading this), and I'm gonna print this out...no joke! I have my favorite products but since I started to age n din, napaisip aq n I wnt to incorporate a new product to my current skin care routine khit sobrng antok n aq s evening, I make sure n I have a time to do all the stuff to properly cleanse, treat and moisturize my skin bfre hedding to bed. That's why I really waiting this so badly because I really want a very honest review sa mga certain prodcts n inaabngn ko and to my happiness lhat ng gsto kong subukan for the coming yr nkita ko dto, hahaha nakready n un list ko...well hndi lng aq s may mga sale or s mga gorcey aq my list pti s make up at skin care mern aq pti mga beauty secrets n nmana ko at nabasa ko n effective sakin I also jot down. Kulng n lng magkroon kau ng book Ms. Martha about s beauty and make up, hay naku bibili tlga aq at msmo dun pa sa launching ng book..woahh sounds crazy! Hype lng..lol! Btw all the products here, based on what I read even during my searching mode, are all good, I mean best of the best and worth to buy, well one of my favorite skin care routine and products is MASK. I swear by this na tlgng my skin is so glowy and well moisturize whenever I do masking. My favorite sunblock is from Biore super and tlgng masasabing kong bff ko xa, especially I love it's texture and very high ng sun protection nia unlike others n ngiiwang ng white cast s face at feeling ko dun ngcacause ng clogged pores sa akin. Sa perfume un gsto ko itry at very curiuos aq sa Davidoff cool water nila un rose scent, gsto k lng mafigure out un rose scent nila kung very strong ba or not, for a chnge din kc un isang scent nila un ang merun aq and I love it also, tgal ko n xang favorite. So far in this list may mga products aqng icoconsider n itry and ngyn pa lng excited n aq! What a big help indeed hndi lng sa akin kngdi s lhat n gstong mgtry ng new products na I know same my situation like me is tlgng very skeptical to try new, especially when it comes to skin care line, aside from money wise...un efficacy and safety, overall is how the quality goes! And besides consumer like me is very keen not only on the products name but as well to the ingredients, it's like a trial and error din when it comes to choosing a certain product. Thank you again Ms. Martha for all of this, for a great and well read of your blogs...looking for more excitng and great article for 2018, can't wait for that and so thankful that I across all of your blogs/vlogs I have so much fun reading and sharing my sights too! happy New Year in advance po, now all I want is to meet you personally...kasma yan s bucket list ko this 2018! I love you Ms.M! Until in the end of my sights, nahyhype pa din aq s tuwa..lol!

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  4. Waaaa! Another one! I constantly have to remind myself to focus on the necessities because sometimes it's so hard to abstain from buying everything that catches my eye (tho I'm always broke so I never really manage to buy a lot huhu) Among this list, I particularly wanna try Glossier! I'm really intrigued by that brand lol. Oh and I learned about s many new products from this information packed post. You truly never let us down. Thank you for this, Ms. Martha!

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  5. I'm fond of body washes and facial masks lately and with this post, I'll be trying one from Palmolive and Coco Line.
    This also reminds me that I'll be checking out sheet mask from Vitapack, plus their 8-in-1 soap.
    You really have a thing on doing reviews tp perfumes Miss Martha!
    Thanks for sharing your favorites!

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