Added by on January 8, 2018

My first video for this year would have to be my picks for Best Skincare of 2017! These are products that I discovered and fell in love with last year. To avoid confusion, some of the other well loved products mentioned in ‘Favourites’ videos this year (toners, budget etc) may not necessarily be new 2017 discoveries, but ones I’ve used and loved in the past but still stand up against the newer products!
As these are products that personally worked wonderfully for me, they may not for everyone because our skin is complicated, nevertheless, I hope you can enjoy my picks!! The second part to this will be coming up very shortly!

Some of them you’ve seen already in many videos. Where I have more detailed reviews I will link them below the product links!

Meanwhile, I look forward to another wonderful year of good skin health together!

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7 Skin Method

ENature Moringa Cleansing Balm*

Also mentioned :
- Heimish All-Clean Balm
- Farmacy Green Clean

CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser
Review :
Demo :

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Cleanser

5Yina Divine Bio-Adaptive Cleanser*

NIOD Copper Amino Isolate Serum 1% (CAIS 1%)
Replaced by NIOD Copper Amino Isolate Serum 2:1 (CAIS 2)
Review & Demo :

Klairs Midnight Blue Youth Activating Drops
Review :

The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution
Review :
Demo :

By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water*
Review :

The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
Review :

Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner*
Review :
Demo :

Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Toner*
Review : ,
Demo :

Manyo Factory Rosehip Oil Mist
Review :

Amore Pacific Vintage Single Extract Essence
Haul :
Demo :

Atoclassic Real Tonic Soothing Origin Essence

Skinfood Royal Honey Propolis Essence
(The linked product is the new packaging)
Review :


My skin type : Dehydrated, reactive. You may have a very different experience with the products I review if you have a different skin type or preference.


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This video is not sponsored. PR samples or gifts are marked with an (*) and sent to me without any obligation to review. All my reviews and opinions are based on my own experience with the products which may not be the same for everyone. This contains affiliate links which will help support this channel! If you choose to use them, thank you for your support!

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  • Joan Sierra 1 week ago

    You are the best!! We have all been waiting for this video!!

  • Melissa S 1 week ago

    Been waiting for this video!! Thank you Renee. I bought so much K beauty for Christmas….a treat for myself! I bought your wishtrend box

  • Annie Chen 1 week ago

    Hi Renee, Happy New Year….!! First at all, I love your channel, I watched more than 10 already and I just subscribed your channel yesterday ….!! I am wondering if you can suggest a vitamin c for me. I have very sensitive skin and I am an Asian woman over 40… Thank you so much….!!

  • Christopher Newby 1 week ago

    Gothamista : can you tell us if there is any difference between the old and newer version of the Hadalabo Gokujun Hyalronic Acid lotion in Moist ? I was recommended this product from one of your older videos and am barely trying it now that I'm rehauling my skincare routine and wondering which of the 2 I should get, older or newer ? I know there is a chance of a product efficacy going down hill upon reformulation so just curious.

  • Miggizle 1 week ago

    The queen has spoken!! Starting 2018 with all these blessings ❣️ We love a skin care goddess

  • Xintian Tang 1 week ago

    can I use CAIS with niacinamide?

  • Kim Klein 1 week ago

    Glad you are back!

  • CRYSTAL 헤온 1 week ago

    Advice for using acids for beginners/younger skin? Would love your educated input!

  • CRYSTAL 헤온 1 week ago

    Thanks, so excited for the new content to come! love your consistent quality xx

  • Sonia Christopher 1 week ago

    Hi, I normally dont write on Youtube, but I just find you so knowledgable and wanted to know if you know anything about the company Skin & Co, I recently tried a sample of their Truffle Therapy serum, and I am in love. It is on the pricey side, but for all the good it does I will gladly pay. Hope to hear your thoughts on it. Ty in advance.

  • A Banks 1 week ago

    Epicuren Discovery Apricot Cream Cleanser is awesome. Texture feels amazing and super moisturizing, very pleasant to use. Limited good quality ingredients; <Water (Aqua), Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Octyl Palmitate, Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root Extract, Cetyl Alcohol, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Tocopherol, Xanthan Gum, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract>

  • Aubrey Salsman 1 week ago

    Hi Renee would any of these products be particularly effective to you on the chest for smoothing out texture?

  • Allison Hitchcock 1 week ago

    Ahhhh thank you for making this video… been waiting for this!!! You are so helpful! Thank you for doing what you do ❤️❤️❤️

  • Massy Vang 1 week ago

    Yes! Can't wait to see part 2….