To be frank, your New Year’s resolutions all have one thing in common: you barely accomplish any of them. Whether it’s losing three pounds or ditching fuckboys, they’re all the same in the sense that they sound good in theory, tbh. Take it from me, someone who got four days into Dry January before caving in for a
bottle glass of wine. On the bright side, if you’re struggling to figure out what you’re good at—and no, putting a whole fist in your mouth does not count, Karen—it’s without a doubt blowing money on skincare products. Fucking duh. Even though we’re only two months in, some of the best skincare products of 2018 have already hit the shelves of our nearest Sephora, making them the must-buy’s and must-try’s. Add these to your New Year’s resolutions or 2018 bucket list (IDGAF) and both your skin and Insta will thank me v much.
Unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably seen this viral mask all over your Insta feed. Yes, it looks just as amazing and Insta-worthy IRL without needing to buy the KiraKira app. Not only does it look fucking fabulous, but it also works wonders, too. The next-level glitter treatment lifts, tones, and tightens your face so your cheekbones look on-point without needing a contour 24/7. Wait until it’s completely dry before peeling off, so while you wait, you best be taking some bomb selfies.
Water is good. Water is life—which is why we should not only be chugging it on the regular, but we should also be applying it on our faces in other ways than just splashing it from the sink before bed. Murad’s products are seriously life-changers when it comes to achieving flawless skin. This oil-free water gel smooths out uneven texture and locks in moisture to provide a shit ton of hydration to dry, damaged skin.
Exfoliating is one thing, but chemical exfoliation is another. Glossier low-key slays the beauty game like, all the time, and they’ve done it again with their latest miracle-worker, aptly called Solution. Instead of feeling like you’ve ripped your face off with harsh exfoliators, daily dabs of this stuff will make dead skin cells literally evaporate, as well as clear up acne, unclog pores, and reduce redness. It has a bunch of v healthy acids such as AHA, BHA, and PHA. IDK what the fuck those abbreviations stand for, and I’m too lazy to Google, but I promise they’re good for you, so it’s totally irrelevant.
The name of the brand alone is just begging me to buy something, only because I know it’ll look good on my bathroom vanity. Its simple packaging looks super cute and it’s also the newest skincare line you’ll find yourself obsessed with. Formulated with only the cleanest and natural ingredients, Babyfacial exfoliates dull skin and brightens it up with matcha, apple fruit, chick pea, and the basic bitch’s beloved pumpkin ferment. It’s free of pesky oils or fragrances, which makes it a fab option for those of you with ultra sensitive skin. After application, your face will feel as smooth as, well, a baby’s bottom? Not sorry for the baby pun.
When your face is looking like papier-mâché in freezing winters or desert summers, you’ll want something that recharges it with like, rose petals and a fuck ton of water, aka this hydrating moisture gel mask. It works while you sleep to moisturize and leave you with v soft, smooth, glowing skin. It’s also infused with a Calming Sleepscent to relax both you and your skin, so your face doesn’t look as stressed as you feel. BLESS. It won’t even make you breakout, so you’ll def find yourself adding this to your nighttime routine reaaal quick.
Images: Shutterstock; Sephora; Glossier