Sunday 16 January 2022

Best Beauty Discoveries 2021 | Skin and Bodycare

After last week’s post on my best makeup and haircare discoveries I am rounding up 2021 with my best skin and body care discoveries! Skincare is always a much harder category for me to narrow down and I’ll be honest I haven’t done a great job of it haha. I am also lucky enough to get sent products in PR (with no obligation to post about them) but I do tend to prioritise testing them before products I have purchased myself so this post is PR heavy! I will link to my full review but try to keep things short and sweet or this post will be so long! 


best skincare and body care discoveries 2021


Starting with skincare and this year I found three new cleansers I fell in love with! First of all, the The Inkey List Fulvic Acid Cleanser RRP £10.99* which was on constant rotation for me last summer and perfect for a second/morning cleanse! It left my skin feeling bright and softened without drying it out! Full review here!


The Venn Moisture Balance All in One Face Cleanser via Face the Future RRP £55* had to make it into this post. It’s on the pricier side but so effective and works as a first cleanse as well as second/morning cleaner so really is an all in one! It has a beautiful texture, feels hydrating and removes makeup with ease. LOVE it and have a full review here!


Finally in the cleanser category, the Dermalogica Daily Glycolic Cleanser RRP £35* is the newest out of these three to land in my cleansing stash and colour me impressed! Super gentle but effective, this brightens my skin tone and leaves a great base for the rest of my skincare and makeup application! I haven’t noticed any sensitivity with the glycolic acid either!


best cleansers 2021

Moving onto eye cream and serums and I have been so impressed with the NIOD Fractionated Eye Contour Concentrate RRP £43* this year. It’s a lightweight serum that is hydrating and targets signs of aging – I have noticed reduced puffiness and less visible fine lines as well as a firmer eye area and a very slight lift to my hooded lids which is very welcome! Full reveiw here!


You will be sick of hearing about the next two serums but I couldn’t not include them! NIOD Survival 0 RRP £20* and Modulating Glucosides RRP £21* were absolute Godsends for me at the start of last year (and still now!) when I was still on Roaccutane as they are so gentle and reparative – perfect for sensitive skin! These have their own dedicated post here!


The Inkey List 15% Vitamin C and EGF Serum RRP £14.99* is a gorgeous Vitamin C formulation and after struggling with the ingredient this one finally made me see the light!  It made my skin look brighter, more even and feel plumper! Full review here!


The Dermalogica Smart Response Serum RRP £130* is another that instantly calms my skin and makes it feel hydrated, brighter, soft and plump while making my fine lines look less noticeable. The price is eye watering but if you are streamlining your routine or want to cut out a few steps with multiple serums this is a one stop shop and well worth it! Full review here!


best skincare serums 2021

Sticking with Dermalogica, the Biolumin-C Gel Moisturizer RRP £59* was a firm favourite throughout summer for me! It’s a lightweight gel moisturiser and my skin looks instantly brighter when I use it as well as feeling hydrated, looking glowy and sitting well under makeup! See my full review here!


I fell in love with two SPF’s this year, the first being the Vichy Capital Soleil UV Age Daily SPF50 RRP £21*. Super lightweight, contains peptides and niacinamide, no white cast on my skin tone, no pilling and gives a lovely base for makeup. Full review here! La Roche Posay Anthelios Age Correct SPF50 via Face the Future RRP £25* was my next SPF find and this one is perfect for sensitive skin and also packed full of hyaluronic acid and niacinamide. It’s a thicker formulation than the Vichy but spreads easily and doesn’t leave a white cast either! Again, there is no pilling and it gives a great base under makeup too! I talked about it more in this post!


Coming to the end of my skincare picks for 2021 now and Scientia Dusk Elixir RRP £32* is a beautiful oil that is a dream to apply! It’s made up of 23 natural oils including Rosehip, Moringa and Bakuchiol and helps boost collagen production and tackle signs of aging. It has such a calming scent too so is perfect before bed. Full review here!


best skincare products 2021

Moving onto bodycare now but I do sometimes use the Cetraben Natural Oatmeal Cream RRP £8.99* on my face too as it's multipurpose. This is perfect for eczema prone skin and works a treat on dry patches I get on my legs and stops me from itching! This is my go to as well if I have a reaction to anything on my face, I pile this on top of MG and my skin is back to normal in the morning! Can’t recommend enough if you need a do it all body/face cream for any emergency skin situations! Full review here!


Finally, the Elemental Herbology Zest Bath and Body Oil RRP £30* has been a luxurious treat to use! I love the deep citrus scent and I apply this just before bed waking up to hydrated, supple, nourished skin! I cannot get enough of this and have a full review here!


best bodycare products 2021

And that’s my best skincare and body discoveries of 2021! I would love to know yours in the comments! You can also see my best skin and body discoveries of 2020 here and last weeks best makeup and hair discoveries of 2021 here! 


best beauty discoveries 2021

*denotes a PR sample that was sent to me.

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Danielle xx


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  1. I can't believe I haven't tried any of these - they all sound great. The Inkey List is on my list to try. x

    Zoey |

  2. Can’t believe I haven’t tried dermatologica before!

  3. Dermalogica have really knocked it out the park with their latest launches! I've loved all three of these as well. The Cetraben cream is so great too xx

    1. Haven't they! The Cetraben cream is a lifesaver! xx

  4. I love Dermalogica Smart Serum & miss having it in my life! I really want to try Venn this year! x


    1. It's beautiful isn't it! I need to try more from Venn! xx

  5. I love the inkey list, they have so many amazing products! I'm yet to try Dermalogica, but their products sound incredible; I especially like the sound of the cleanser xx

    Hannah |

  6. Thanks for sharing all these products! Have a great day.

  7. I have a bottle of the cetraben cream somewhere i'l have to dig it out as my skin is so dry at the minute! I've been loving the inkey list too, they're products are so amazing!
    Milli x -

  8. I am currently using (and enjoying) the Fulvic cleanser by the Inkey List. They just have so many interesting products! I like the sound of everything you've featured here Danielle xx


    1. Don't they! I love so many of their products! xx

  9. Can't believe the only product I've used from this is La Roche (and it is fantastic!) xx

    1. Obsessed! I was so worried it wasn't going to rub in but I love it so much! xx

  10. I am going to have to try some of these for myself!

    Danielle |

  11. Ohh the oatmeal cream is something I would love to try. Thanks for sharing these. Always so interesting seeing what other's are loving.

  12. I hope to try this year the inkey list
    Great selection


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