6 Customer Favourites From 2017


At Escentual we love hearing about the products you love. Whether it’s a new fragrance or a skincare product that’s completely changed your skin, reading your reviews are always the highlight of our day. But, it’s not only the Escentual team that have a field day scrolling through the reviews, they’re also extremely helpful for fellow shoppers, because is there anything better than an honest, open review?

I often find myself turning to reviews for new products to try, so I thought I’d bring some of 2017’s most highly rated product reviews to your attention! If you’re looking for makeup, skincare and fragrance with a proven track record then look no further…



“What a discovery!”

#1 La Roche-Posay Respectissime Multi-Dimension MascaraLa-Roche-Posay-Respectissime-Multi-Dimension-Mascara

Why our customers love it:

“I suffer from eczema around my eyes so I’ve had to completely change my usual products and routine. This product has been a lifesaver as it’s allowed me to at least wear mascara. The tiny, slender brush is perfect for separating all the lashes and unlike chunkier brushes, doesn’t splodge on my upper and lower eyelids resulting in cleaning up as I go along. Cleansing has been a nightmare as I can only use warm water to clean my face. This mascara is so easy to remove with just a cotton wool pad and warm water and needs no rubbing. Long, sleek lashes last all day and most of all no irritation.” – Jayne72

Why it works:

The La-Roche Posay Respectissime Multi-Dimension Mascara is specifically created for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers so it’s no wonder that Jayne loves it! Despite its gentle formula, there’s no compromise on effectiveness; the mascara harnesses the power of Exten-Lash Techno technology to coat delicate lashes with high pigment definition, whilst arginine strengthens the lashes and protects eyes against external aggressors. The result is a volumised lash look with comfortable eyes. Want to know more? See it in action here.



“It lifts up my day.”

#2 GUERLAIN Mon Guerlain Eau de ParfumGUERLAIN-Mon-Guerlain-Eau-de-Parfum

Why our customers love it:

“Have always been a Guerlain girl and was first attracted by Angelina Jolie’s advert and thought I would sample it. Loved it and had to have it! As always with Guerlain elegant packaging and bottle. For the price, I was pleasantly surprised with the quantity. Love wearing it, it lifts up my day.” – Discuple

Why it works:

There’s no denying that GUERLAIN Mon Guerlain is a work of art. Feminine and breathtakingly beautiful, the fresh oriental perfume marries inspiring lavender and sensuous vanilla with sophisticated jasmine facets and smooth sandalwood – it truly is, as Discuple describes above, an uplifting aroma. One of 2017’s stand-out fragrance releases, I think it has ‘future cult classic’ written all over it!



“I was delighted with the results.”

#3 Vichy Mineral 89Vichy-Mineral-89

Why our customers love it:

“Tried to cut down on high maintenance skincare regime when I went on a cruise. Took this to replace three bottles! I was delighted with the results. Not only did it keep my face looking plump and moisturised, but also I used so little. Excellent value and effective on my 67 yr old skin. Also played nicely with other creams and makeup (yes I still took loads, but what are holidays for? Could someone please explain to my husband!).” – Hellicle

Why it works:

Just another hydrating serum? I think not! Despite only being 2 months old, the Vichy Mineral 89 serum is already a bestseller, and for good reason. Designed to give skin its daily dose of strength and hydration, the formula moisturises, plumps, strengthen’s the skin’s barrier function and protects skin against aggressors, and it does all of that with only 11 ingredients! Perfect for all skin types, it really is the must-try skincare product of the moment. Read our detailed blog post here.



“Floral Paradise”

#4 Narciso Rodriguez For Her Fleur Musc Eau de Parfum Narciso-Rodriguez-For-Her-Fleur-Musc-Eau-de-Parfum

Why our customers love it:

“Such a lovely fragrance with fresh floral scent and not too sweet, [it] makes the best choice for summer. Every time I wear it makes me feel like walking in a beautiful garden. All-pink package and simple but grand style. As always I deeply fell in love with Narsico.” – Jersey

Why it works:

One word immediately springs to mind when thinking of Narciso Rodriguez For Her Fleur Musc: spellbinding. The spicy chypre works so well because of its carefully curated composition, which marries pink pepper top notes with a floral heart of rose, peony and warm musk, while a glowing base mesmerises the senses with facets of patchouli and amber. Daring and sensual, yet feminine and wearable, Fleur Musc is the scent to choose if you’re looking for a head-turning perfume that’s as bold as it is beautiful.



“Just Brilliant!”

#5 NIOD Bio-Lipid ConcentrateNIOD-Bio-Lipid-Concentrate

Why our customers love it:

“I only received this product a few days ago, but already I wouldn’t be without it. My ageing lips were very pale so I looked awful without lipstick, but this makes me look younger and more defined. Having read of the application problems, I just soak the very tip of a cotton bud and use it like a lipstick, avoiding lip edges so no unwanted redness. It works a treat and is very economical. Just apply a slick of lip balm after it dries so there’s no problem with lip dryness. Highly recommended!” – Voiceover

Why it works:

The NIOD Bio-Lipid Concentrate is a non-invasive concentrate that improves lip colour, volume and texture. The secret to its ‘magical’ powers is the addition of 6 intensive complexes that help to restore youth back to the lips. Powerful peptides and plant-powered botanicals are also hard at work, restoring density and targeting unwanted ageing so that your pout looks plump and healthy day-after-day. If your lips are thinning with age or are lacking in natural colour, you should add this high-tech formula to your shopping list pronto.



“Prada comes top again!”

Prada Luna Rossa Carbon Eau de ToilettePrada-Luna-Rossa-Carbon-Eau-de-Toilette

Why our customers love it:

“Prada Luna Rossa Carbon lives up to my expectations as I have enjoyed Prada for many years, it’s always getting great comments and it last from morning to bedtime and beyond. Feels really great to wear and goes with suits and shorts as much as each other!” – Woodsaw

Why it works:

Woodsaw does an excellent job of describing exactly why Prada Luna Rossa Carbon is so good above – it works because it’s so versatile. A powerful scent with a fresh personality, the Eau de Toilette joins citrus top notes with an aromatic heart and radiant base of heliotrope and ambroxan, a composition that really could be worn by every man. Modern with an obvious sense of class, Luna Rossa Carbon could be worn to the office or to a posh restaurant and it would still fit in perfectly.


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