5 Favourite Beauty Products of year 2018
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5 Favourite Beauty Products of 2018

Hello! As the year is coming to an end, I thought of sharing with you a list of 5 favourite beauty products of 2018. These ‘2018 beauty favourites’ have really made a huge difference in my life; whether it’s my skin or my makeup or just something so beautiful that I’ve never used before.

This list is going to be a mix of skincare and makeup. These products might have been launched years ago but I came across them this year only.

5 Favourite Beauty Products of 2018

Let’s start with my list of favourite beauty products and see why I love them.

Firstly, I want to talk about the brand ‘The Ordinary’.

I came across this brand during the start of 2018 while I was watching a video of Wayne Goss talking about them. And if Wayne talks about something and it’s cheap too, YOU BUY IT!

Then Cult Beauty had a free international shipping offer on The Ordinary around May. Just to be on a safer side (with my skin and Indian Custom Duty), I started with one product and that was the Glycolic Acid Toner – the first game changer of 2018.

1. The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution

Price: 12.50 USD (₹900 approx.) for 240ml
The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution Review
The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution – Review

This was my first time entering into the world of chemical exfoliation. Until this, I used scrubs on my super-sensitive skin and would get breakouts that’d need a day or two to calm down.

The glycolic acid toner has truly been a life-changing product for me. I got rid of physical exfoliators, hence the breakouts that came with them. It helped in gently exfoliating my skin, taking care of blackheads and gave my skin a nice glow.

I still use this and there’s 70% product left. This is one product that I recommend to everyone, even if you find it at a bit higher price; get it! It’s going to last you for a very long time and transform your skin.

I have reviewed it HERE. (It’s very detailed!)

2. The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Solution

Price: 9.80 USD (₹700 approx.) for 30ml

After having an amazing experience with the previous product, I got a few more stuff from the brand like their Caffeine Solution, Niacinamide, Azelaic Acid(I still haven’t opened it!), etc in June.

The Ordinary Niacinamide10% + Zinc 1% Texture
The Ordinary Niacinamide10% + Zinc 1%

I used to have huge pores due to the excessive oil my skin produced and this product has helped so much in shrinking them.

It also controlled oil production and gave my skin an INSANE glow! I had literally everyone asking me what I have been using on my face. It’s this, ladies and gentleman!

This combined with the Glycolic Acid Toner in my routine, TRANSFORMED my skin!

I’ve stopped using this for the past 3 months or so because the weather in this city where I recently moved to is EXTREMELY humid. My skin just can’t take any kind of layering.

Read the review HERE.

3. PAC Lip Liner in Mauve

Price: ₹185 for 2g

So I got this lipliner last year but couldn’t use it. I was in college and didn’t wear any makeup to classes. All I did was hoard them! Then come 2018, I’m working now and this is something I have worn every day to work.

PAC Lip Liner Mauve Swatch
PAC Lip Liner | Mauve

It’s a light mauve shade that looks very Meghan Markle-esque on me. Remember those nude-pinks she used to wear in Suits?

It gives a matte finish and I just fill my entire lips just with this.

You get a tonne of product for the price and I have more than half of it left even after using it daily for 3 months now.

4. Sebamed Clean Face Cleansing Foam

Price: ₹580 for 200ml

September was when I started using this cleanser and now I can never go back to any of my old ones. This foaming cleanser has the mildest formula and it cleans up my skin without causing any dryness.

Gives a smooth skin and works on acne and blackheads too. The formula is fragrance-free.

I have reviewed it HERE.

5. Physicians Formula Butter Paradise EDT

I have been hearing about this brand and especially the butter bronzer since forever. And I finally got my hands on it this May/June when they came up with their limited edition Butter Collection box priced at 11.88 USD. It had a bronzer, a blush, 2 highlighters and a perfume.

Physicians Formula EDT
Physicians Formula Butter Paradise EDT

And this perfume, my friends, is what love feels like! I have always been into those tropical, coconut-vanilla scents and this is an epitome of tropical fragrance. It smells heavenly and I use it so less because I don’t want to run out of it.

It’s not available stand-alone and I don’t know what I’d do once I finish this off. It’s just 50 ml!


So these are all my favourite beauty products from 2018 or shall I say “Life-Changing” products. This year was no less than a rollercoaster ride for me, product-wise I tried so many from different brands; high-end, drugstore and Indie. It felt great to use those and learn so much about this ever-expanding industry.

All the products mentioned above are cruelty-free to the best of my knowledge.

Edit: Sebamed is not cruelty-free.

If you have a similar 2018 favourite beauty products article, please link it down I’d love to give it a read and discover new products.

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  1. The Sebamed Cleanser is my favourite too. I’ve been wanting to try out the TO Glycolic acid but I ain’t sure if it’ll suit my sensitive skin.

    1. Rifat Yaseen says:

      Hey! I have very sensitive skin and initially it caused a bit stinging but I didn’t experience any purging. You can start with pixi’s since it has lower % of glycolic acid if you don’t want to take chance.

  2. loved reading this post!! your posts make us want to buy everything! too bad the holidays wiped out our wallets!! all of the products you review just sound so great! great read!!
    ~ CoCo & Tori

    1. Rifat Yaseen says:

      Thank you so much! This was one of the best compliments I’ve ever received as a blogger and it means a lot. Love and peace❤️️

  3. I’ve heard SO many good things about the ordinary this year, still need to try them out x

    1. Rifat Yaseen says:

      Put it in your 2019 goals babe?

  4. The Mystic Trails says:

    The Ordinary! YESSSS! Love the blog post babe! 🙂

    1. Rifat Yaseen says:

      Thank you so much Preeti! ?

  5. Hey there
    I am more and more loving a variety of perfumes. I am really curious about the physicians formula one. I didn’t even know that had one! Sounds great and nicely priced! Nice post!
    Christine xx

    1. Rifat Yaseen says:

      Thank you so much Christine! Definitely give that box a try, if you can find it. I am just hoping for PF to launch this perfume separately.

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