Favorite Beauty Products of 2017 + What I’m Trying This Month

January 8, 2018


My top favorite beauty products of the year - M Loves M @marmar

If you guys don’t know, I love skincare. Live for it. I seriously won’t start my day without my morning skincare routine. It just doesn’t feel right. I tried a lot of new skincare and beauty products in 2017 – some good and some bad. Now that the year is over, I have a few products I can say I consistently used and loved all year. These products helped my skincare routine so much and I wanted to share them with you all, and also remember them for myself. I’ve loved how these products have worked for me and I hope you can benefit from them too. Read on to see why these are my favorite beauty products of 2017 + I’m also sharing what I’m trying this month.

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My Favorite Beauty Products of 2017

Daily Microfoliant – I used this microfoliant to help cleanse remaining particles of makeup and dirt out of my skin. It’s an enzyme-based powder that releases Papain, Salicylic Acid, and Rice Enzymes to smooth the skin and accelerate cell renewal. I love this product because it’s gentle enough for everyday use but it feels like it’s actually doing something. My skin is immediately so much smoother after I wash my face with this. This was actually a product that a lot of you recommended to me, so I was so happy to try it and love it. Thank you!

Advanced Night Repair – I got this after an esthetician said this was their #1 must have product. This intense serum helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles overnight because it’s never too early for an anti-aging routine! I love how smooth and refreshed my skin looks and feels after using this.

Tan Face Express Glow Mask – I love this product because it’s like a self-tanner for your face without harming your skin or clogging your pores. It’s a light mask that moisturizes your skin and tans it within 30 minutes. Amazing!!

Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream – What can I say about this product except that it is a holy grail CC cream! I heard so much about this product and it honestly looks like a foundation with the coverage but is as light as a CC cream. I highly recommend for everyday use! It’s probably my #1 favorite new product that I will for sure buy again and again!

Spotlight Palette – I have gotten so many compliments and questions about the highlighter I use and it’s this product. It comes with three different highlights each with a different hue of sparkle. I love how smooth and buildable this product is. It’s a must!

Personal Microderm Device – I’ve always been interested in getting microdermabrasion to help with my acne and scars and when I came across this product and thought I’d give it a try.

This device is designed to replicate the treatment given by professionals using the same aluminum-oxide crystals on patented spinning discs that work by gently pulling at the skin with a vacuum-action that promotes exfoliation while removing dead skin cells and revealing the healthy skin underneath. I’ve noticed that my skin is a lot smoother and some of my acne scars and decreasing! Halleluia!

Solid Cleansing Oil – I used this cleansing oil daily to remove my makeup morning and night. I scoop a small amount out and rub into my skin to make sure I loosen up my makeup and then wash off with a cleanser. It worked so well and I always felt like I got all of my makeup off. Plus it has a really nice smell!

C E Ferulic – This serum has Vitamin C in it and prevents aging by producing up to 8x the normal skin’s natural photoaging protection. I noticed a big improvement in my skin when using this product and other Skinceuticals products. I felt like I could almost go without makeup too because my skin just looked a lot more vibrant and healthy. You can see why I love this product and other more in my anti-aging skincare routine!

Favorite Beauty Products of 2017 + What I'm Trying This Month - M Loves M @marmar

What I’m Trying This Month

Original Skin Matte Moisturizer – I love the idea of a mattifying moisturizer. I feel like most I use are either too heavy or oily to use under makeup and am hoping this does the trick. The willowherb in this moisturizer is to help reduce redness and restore brightness and radiance back into your skin.

Advanced Pigment Corrector – Due to my consistent trouble with acne scars, I am praying this product really helps with pigment. I love that this product is tested on all ethnicities to help correct and prevent unwanted pigmentation. It’s said to be a highly effective, safe, full-facial approach to reducing stubborn discolorations and preventing reoccurrence. So far I’ve loved all other Skinceutical products and know I will love this too!

Favorite Beauty Products of 2017 + What I'm Trying This Month - M Loves M @marmar

Plantscription Anti-Aging Power Serum – This is another anti-aging product that is to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles in as little as two weeks {I hope so!}. It also aids in creating a firmer and plumper skin texture due to the product’s 20 targeted anti-aging plant extracts.

Intense Brightening Exfoliating Powder – This product is a water-activated micro-exfoliating cleansing powder to help get rid of dead skin cells. I wanted to try it out to see if it would be a good affordable option to the Dermalogica Microexfoliant. It’s said to improve the appearance of uneven texture & tone skin to better absorb the active ingredients. I’ll keep you posted!

Multi-Spectrum Eye Renewal Serum – I can’t wait to try this product and see the results. I’m always interested in trying new eye creams. This one is supposed to help refresh tired eyes by de-puffing and renewing the skin under your eyes.

5 new beauty products I'm trying in 2018 - M Loves M @marmar

I hope you enjoyed this post! Have any of you used either of these 5 new products I’m going to try? I’d love to know what you thought about them!



    • they really do! I’ve been a big fan of their moisturizers and masks!

  • Paige Cassandra Flamm

    I’ve heard so many good things about the It Cosmetics CC cream! I need to try that when my current foundation runs out!


  • Mallory Thompson

    Loved this post, Mara! I also went back and read your Daily Skincare post and your anti-aging post…one question: how would you describe your skin type? I know you mentioned struggling with pigmentations / acne scarring, but are your more oily or dry? I ask because I’m a super super dry gal and lots of cc creams just don’t do it for me!

    • Hi Mallory! Great question! My skin is very combination. Right now it’s a little more dry but not super dry. It’s kind of right in the middle. I would try the cc cream though and see because it’s a little thicker and creamier which makes me think it wouldn’t be drying for you. Maybe you could sample it in the store. I use the Light color in case that helps too!

  • Shantall Melody Franco

    I am exciting to try the Brightening powder…. I feel like my skin needs something to help it glow a little 😊

  • Rach

    I have been using the PMD as well and I love it! The estee lauder repair serum is a miracle worker!


  • Michelle Gibson

    Love this post! I’m also obsessed with the IT CC cream and Advanced Night Repair! I haven’t tried any of your new ones but I’d definitely love to hear a follow up once you try them. I’ve been picky with what I’m using while pregnant so I haven’t been introducing anything new and mostly using all natural skincare for the time being.

    • yes! I used all natural during pregnancy too! It’s been hard to stick with it post baby though. Do you have any faves Michelle??

      • Michelle Gibson

        Not really haha! I don’t plan on using any of them after 😬 I just don’t feel like they work as well! I don’t make a good case for all natural lol. There probably are excellent products I just haven’t found them!

  • I love the Dermalogica Microfoliant too – it’s such a wonder product x


    • it really is! Everyone told me how awesome it was so I was so excited to use it. And of course I loved it!

  • Bernadette

    That It cosmetics CC cream sounds like my cup of tea, I need to check it out!


    • It’s suuuch a good one! I’d highly recommend trying it!

  • Kay Nguyen

    Love It Cosmetics cream! I will have to try others out too, thanks for sharing <3


    • of course!! I hope you try and like some of the others!

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