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The Best Skincare and Hair products of 2016 15

The Best Skincare and Hair Products of 2016 // Being Leanna

It’s time again for a new year and a recap of all the products I’ve been loving this year! Today I’m showcasing all of the hair and skincare products that have wowed me this year. Some are old standbys that I can’t live without and others are new discoveries this year! Don’t forget to let me know your favorites so I can check out some new products in 2017!




StriVectin Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner

This is the best product to put on top of a moisturizer. It visibly reduces your pores and it locks in hydration. This pore refiner keeps your skin matte and works as an excellent primer with the added anti aging benefits of retinol. It’s expensive but, it’s lasted me a year and become a staple in my skincare routine.

Lush Dark Angels 

Hands down the best face scrub I’ve ever used. It leaves your skin cleansed, smooth and not at all dry! The black carbon coloring is a bit scary to rub into your face but it’s extremely effective and rinses off easily. 

First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Overnight Mask

I bought this for the first time over a year ago because I heard it was amazing for your skin while flying. Airplanes are known for drying out your skin so I wanted to find the best moisturizer out there. Ever since I’ve been sleeping in this mask about once a week and I’ve noticed a vast improvement in my skins hydration and plumpness from regular usage. 

Mario Badescu Drying Lotion

I’ve heard about this product for years and never bought it. Boy was I missing out. If you have a fresh blemish this is the best thing you can put on it. It dries it right out and it will be way less visible by the morning. Pop this on all of your spots after the rest of your skincare routine and let it do it’s thing. 

Yes To Blueberries Eye Firming Treatment

I can’t vouch for it’s fine line reducing claims but I can vouch for the amazing hydration this has been providing my under eyes for years. You only need to use the tiniest amount and you’re good to go. This is perfect for day or nice use as it absorbs quickly and your makeup won’t settle into it. 

Aromatica Rose Absolute First Serum

I will be the first to admit that i’m not always great at getting into a nighttime routine. Luckily this product is both a toner and a serum in one. It smells like roses (yes please!) and it does double duty work. Perfect for the lazy girl in all of us. While toners usually dry out my skin, this one does the opposite and it’s been great for the dry winter months. 

The Body Shop Vitamin E Intense Moisturizer

I’m sure I’ve mentioned this dozens of times on the blog but this is my all time favorite moisturizer. I’ve been buying this for years and it has yet to disappoint. It hydrates my skin so well and doesn’t leave a greasy residue. Unfortunately it no longer has an spf but it’s easy to layer one over the top because it’s so lightweight. 

First Aid Beauty Facial Cleanser

If you have dry skin this is the cleanser for your. The FAB cleanser is extremely gentile and somehow manages to keep your skin hydrated. It’s magic. This creamy cleanser is also great for sensitive skin. 

Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil

I bought this last year with a Christmas gift card and it’s been the best high end purchase ever. Worth every penny. This is a retinol oil that will make your skin glow with hydration, calm redness and reduce some fine lines. Never has my skin looked better than when I was using this regularly. Luckily, a few small drops go a long way. If you’re looking to get more bang for your buck you should check out their Power Couple Duo which I reviewed here

Shangpree Pore Tightening Mask

This is the best clay mask i’ve used on my skin. Pores are my number one concern, I’m sure they’re only visible to me but they are pretty large on my cheeks and they drive me crazy. Upon washing this perfume scented mask off my pores are left visibly reduced and somehow my skin is not dried out. How a mask can get rid of dead skin, tighten pores and hydrate is beyond me. 


Nume Curling Wand

Any curling wand will do actually. This one has just been a favorite for me because it’s the only one I have. I’ve been obsessed with curling my hair lately and I’ve gotten it down so it rarely takes me more time than straightening my hair. Adding a curl really helps to change up your look.

Living Proof Nourishing Styling Cream

If you have frizzy hair this stuff is the bomb . com. It really helps to reduce frizz (or static!) while keeping your hair from looking like a big greasy mess. It’s marketed for medium to thick hair but I’ve got fine hair and it still works amazingly. Just use less!

Herbal Essences Body Envy Volumizing Hairspray

As I just mentioned I’ve got fine hair. That means anything with the word volume in it becomes my best friend. This is the best hairspray I’ve found for fine hair because it provides hold without being sticky or clumpy or hard. It’s perfect for anything from fly-aways to up-dos.

Tresemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray

I’m sure everyone and their mother has tried this and I’m no exception. It’s a tried and true product that i’ll continue to buy for years because it works. My hair is healthier and shinier because I use this before putting any heat on my hair. 

Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo

Let me be honest here and say that this only beats out Living Proof’s dry shampoo because of the scent. If you have not smelled an Amika product you haven’t lived. It’s so good they have a room spray. It’s also a pretty great dry shampoo and it does wonders with giving your second or third day hair volume. 

What are your favorite skincare and haircare products of 2016, let me know in the comments below!!

Thanks For Reading // Being Leanna


The Best Skin and Hair Products of 2016 // Being Leanna