Best of 2010: Our Favorite Skincare Items

Skincare, above all things, is probably our number one beauty priority. Can’t build a house without a good foundation right? There were a few items that really stood out to us in 2010 — for their innovation, hydration, simplicity and ability to make our skin feel, and look, fabulous. Here’s what we loved this past year.

Josie Maran Argan Primer Mist – I cannot get enough of all things Argan, thanks to Josie Maran – her Argan Primer Mist included. This can be used as a primer, it’s so hydrating and really helps prepare the skin for layers of makeup, but I think it’s even better used as a refresher¬† mid-day or on clean skin. I’ve recommended this product to pretty much every woman I know.

Boscia Black Luminizing Mask – This mask by Boscia is the ultimate de-gunker. It sucks everything out of your pores and minimizes them in the process,¬†and really does give a luminizing effect to the skin. Carla and I were both quite impressed. I used it twice weekly in the summer, but now that it’s winter I find I use it once every 7-10 days. I’m addicted!

Clarisonic Opal – Speaking of addiction…the Clarisonic Opal. This is a fantastic innovation, and it works. Admittedly, I don’t have serious undereye wrinkles but even I notice a perk in the skin around my eyes.

Kate Somerville CytoCell Dermal Energizing Treatment – Carla and her CytcoCell became best friends this year. It tamed the dry patches, helps control excess oil and helped reduce overall redness in a light weight and emollient formula… LOVE!! You can read more about Kate Somerville products at

Yes to Cucumbers Soothing Facial Wipes – These are a budget beauty steal! In terms of facial wipes, these may be the most soothing I’ve ever used. They are what they promise to be. I also really enjoy the cucumber scent. It’s like a spa at home.

What skincare items made your list of favorites for 2010?

4 thoughts on “Best of 2010: Our Favorite Skincare Items”

  1. I really love the Yes to Cucumbers wipes. They smell amazing and is it just me or are they a lot bigger than regular wipes?

    I also love Josie’s Argan Oil. Is the primer mist similar in consistency or is it more like a mist in that it’s watered down? Does it feel the same on your face or is this lighter and not as oily? How about hydration, is it just as hydrating? Any help would be appreciated. I’m dying to try more items from this line.

  2. Beauty Girl — The Yes to Cucumbers could be a little bigger, now I’m curious? I think they’re folded differently than the norm too, which I quite like:) As for the Argan Primer, it’s not oily at all — but so moisturizing. It’s different than other primers because it’s a mist, but it does prime the skin well and help makeup last. I recommend it.

    Beautiful Canvas — Thanks for linking to your list, checking it out now! I need to resurrect the Kiehl’s — had a breakout when I was testing it and was scared that was the cause. I’m sure it wasn’t but at the time I had a cease and desist against the product:)

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