6 Customer Favourites From 2018

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After a very busy 2018, the Escentual team and I are putting our feet up for this edit and letting you (our wonderful customers) take the reigns! We’ve scoured the Escentual website to find the top-rated products that you’d recommend; from new fragrance launches to cult-classic skincare favourites, here are the six five star products as chosen and loved by you…


“… all I can say is WOW!”

#1 Nuxe Reve de Miel Honey Lip BalmNuxe Reve de Miel Honey Lip Balm

Why our customers love it:

I have chronically chapped lips which are never happy with any amount of water I drink throughout the day, nor any lip balm to satisfy its needs. A friend had told me about this product as she has the same condition and had fallen in love with this lip balm. Upon purchasing it, all I can say is WOW!! This lip balm has a thick butter-like consistency and smells amazing. I was sceptical about the fragrance but was completely swayed by how I only need to use the lip balm once in the morning and another before bed. No more chapped lips!!! I will certainly be re-purchasing and recommending to friends and family.

Rating: ★★★★★ – Olivier


Why the Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip Balm works:

The Reve de Miel balm is one of Escentual’s best-selling lip balms ever! With one sold worldwide every 28 seconds there’s no wonder it’s made the 2018 Customer Favourites list – it’s a cult product through and through! Ultra nourishing and super restorative, the whipped balm formula contains repairing honey, soothing plant oils, grapefruit essence and moisturising shea butter.

“I get compliments for this perfume all the time”

#2 Narciso Rodriguez For Her Eau de ParfumNarciso Rodriguez For Her Eau de Parfum Spray

Why our customers love it:

“I get compliments for this perfume all the time. Been using it since its’ launch. Warm, sensual, subtle dreamy notes accompany you all day of wear, lingering on your skin. My evenings out and winter favourite.”

Rating: ★★★★★ – Maxx


Why we love the Narciso For Her perfume:

So many people adore the For Her perfume because it’s simply hypnotic. The floral chypre juice has an alluring quality thanks to its musk core that makes you want to lean in a little closer. Made for anyone with a penchant for a sexy scent, this women’s perfume is a confidence booster without a shadow of a doubt. Plus, this isn’t the first time Narciso Rodriquez has featured in an edit like this! For Her Fleur Musc, a spicy chypre scent by the brand featured in our 2017’s Customer Favorites.

“As long as they’re making this, I’m buying it.”

#3 Vichy Mineral 89 SerumVichy Mineral 89 Serum

Why our customers love it:

“I didn’t expect to like this serum so I put off buying it for months thinking it was just another hyped up product. I was wrong. It was just what I needed to amp up my moisture. Over the past few years, I’ve been dealing with my skin getting ever drier and more sensitive. I’ve finally settled on a routine that works, which is to layer moisture and seal it in, starting with aloe vera and seaweed gel and this serum before my moisturisers and oils. It’s the perfect base for me. It’s silky, fragrance-free, moisturising and such a pleasure to use I still enjoy applying it every day even though I’ve been using it for months. My skin feels great. As long as they’re making this, I’m buying it.”

Rating: ★★★★★ – Neikenia


Why Mineral 89 works:

It’s is the second year that Mineral 89 has made this list – that speaks volumes! Loved for it’s soothing and ultra-hydrating hyaluronic acid formula, Mineral 89 is a skincare item that everyone can and should be using, no matter their skin type. Designed to reboot your complexion, keep your skin healthy and defend it against pollutants. Mineral 89 is a great skincare starting point. Read what happened when we tried this serum for a week, here!

“Love this spicy fragrance”

#4 Giorgio Armani Emporio Armani Stronger With You Eau de Toilette SprayEmporio Armani Stronger With You Eau de Toilette

Why our customers love it:

“Love this spicy fragrance. Long lasting. Can be used by male or female.” 

Rating: ★★★★★  – Liz70


Why the Stronger With You fragrance is best-selling:

When it comes to perfume, you either like it, or you don’t. It’s quite simple, so that’s why many of the reviews on Stronger With You are short and sweet, which is (ironically) quite the opposite to the spicy and long-lasting juice. With five stars across the board, this fragrance for men has chestnut and vanilla facets that give it a warm quality, while additions of lavender and sage lend a more aromatic quality to the juice. It’s one of the best-selling aromas of 2018 so if you’re on the lookout for a new scent add this to your try list. Intrigued to find out more? Read Chelsey’s full review in this article.

“…would pay double the amount of money for this sunscreen”

#5 La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Fluid SPF50+La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Fluid SPF50+ 50ml

Why our customers love it:

I love this sunscreen so much and have recommended it to everyone I know. I used to have so many problems with sunscreen in that most of them tend to break me out or just feel so greasy, as well as any moisturisers with added SPF. I’m also very fair, burn easily and use retinoids, so sunscreen is really important to me. This sunscreen is perfect…. It sinks in quickly to a semi-matte finish and also works well under makeup. It doesn’t tend to pill unless you use a moisturiser underneath that is heavily silicone based. I notice a slight white cast upon first application that quickly disappears once it’s rubbed in properly. However, I am very fair so I’m not sure about the white cast for darker skin tones. I’ve repurchased this four times now and will continue to. I find it reasonably priced and honestly would pay double the amount of money for this sunscreen because it is such a good product.

Rating: ★★★★★ – Rachel17


Why Anthelios suncare is top-rated:

Suncare should first and foremost be effective at protecting your skin from harmful rays. Soon after that, it needs to work with your skin and be comfortable. Too much to ask? Absolutely not as so many of you have praised the Anthelios XL Ultra Light Fluid for its fantastic formula! Not only does it provide very high, broad, and photostable UVA/UVB protection but it’s lightweight, fragrance-free, non-comedogenic and non-greasy. It’s a match made in heaven for normal to combination skin. Is your skin dry or oily? You can find your perfect Anthelios match here.

“Would not be without it”

#6 bareMinerals BAREPRO Performance Wear Liquid Foundation SPF20bareMinerals Bare Pro Foundation SPF20

Why our customers love it:

“As a more mature woman, I have a few lines. This foundation is excellent, does not enhance lines like some foundations do. I suffer redness on cheeks and this foundation has buildable coverage that does not look heavy. I use a brush to apply. Using a primer underneath it has good staying power. Also does not oxidise on my skin like some foundations do. Would not be without it.”

Rating: ★★★★★ – Woodlandfaerie


Why the BAREPRO Foundation works:

It’s rare to find a foundation that offers excellent coverage, looks natural, adds radiance and doesn’t look at all cakey. That’s why so many are raving about BAREPRO Performance Wear; it ticks all the boxes! Powered by minerals and all-natural ingredients, the heat-proof and waterproof base blends with the natural lipids found in the skin to even the complexion and smooth the skin’s texture; plus it stays put for 24 hours without oxidising!

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