If you didn’t have your beauty routine nailed down before this year, chances are you have it down to a fine art now. Along with the likes of coffee machines and ultrasoft loungewear, beauty products have proven to be some of the most popular purchases in 2020, with more and more of us shifting our focus from our wardrobes to what lies within our vanity bags and lines our bathroom cabinets.
With our social lives largely put on hold, many of us, the Who What Wear UK team included, utilised our time spent indoors to experiment with new makeup, skincare, and haircare. But which products were we buying the most? With our interest piqued, we set about finding out.
From John Lewis & Partners and ASOS to Net-a-Porter and Cult Beauty, we asked some of beauty’s top retailers to tell us which five beauty products are most in demand. Keep scrolling to discover the most popular beauty products of 2020, and see how many you can tick off your bucket list.
At Net-a-Porter, skincare is, undoubtedly, the order of the day, with incredibly rich creams and moisturising serums proving to be the most popular beauty products on the platform. A special mention goes to Dr. Barbara Sturm, a brand that cinched two of the five top spots.
Shop Net-a-Porter's most popular beauty products:
Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream (£125)
Dr. Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Serum (£85)
Dr. Barbara Sturm Face Cream (£135)
Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum (£175)
La Mer Crème de la Mer (£125)
ASOS's best-selling beauty products reflect the retailer's potent blend of skincare, haircare, and makeup. Olaplex's No.3 Hair Perfector (£26), which appears in the most-popular lists of other beauty brands, is up there—as is base-blurring makeup, MAC's best-selling lipstick in Velvet Teddy, and a complexion saviour from The Ordinary.
Shop ASOS's most popular beauty products:
Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector (£26)
MAC Matte Lipstick in Velvet Teddy (£18)
Revolution Conceal and Define Concealer (£5)
Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Foundation SPF10 (£35)
The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% (£5)
Much like ASOS, Cult Beauty also reports products from Olaplex and The Ordinary in its 2020 best sellers alongside Huda Beauty's iconic #FauxFilter Foundation (£33), a powder setting veil from Laura Mercier, and Paula's Choice's industry-loved liquid exfoliant.
Shop Cult Beauty's most popular beauty products:
Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant (£28)
Olaplex Supersize No.3 Hair Perfector (£52)
Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation (£33)
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder (£32)
The Ordinary Buffet (£13)
JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS
John Lewis & Partners' beauty offering is as bountiful as they come, so we were particularly interested to see which products its customers buy in bulk. From nourishing lip balms and skincare essentials to innovative beauty tech, it's clear that glowy, flawless skin is a top priority.
Shop John Lewis & Partners' most popular beauty products:
Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment (£20)
MZ Skin Light-Therapy Golden Facial Treatment Device (£385)
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex (£60)
Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte's Magic Cream Treat & Transform Moisturiser SPF15 (£49)
Elemis Pro-Collagen Energising Marine Cleanser (£42)
Those in need of some lockdown escapism have likely found it by way of Beauty Bay's bold and beautiful eye shadow palettes, two of which top its best-selling roster. The NikkieTutorials x Beauty Bay palette proved so popular it sold out within minutes of going live. Now it's back, but customers are limited to two per sale. Other products of note include brow soap, blemish cover-ups, and vegan skincare courtesy of Mario Badescu Skin Care.
Shop Beauty Bay's most popular beauty products:
West Barn Co. Soap Brows (£12)
Beauty Bay NikkieTutorials x Beauty Bay Pressed Pigment Palette (£25)
Beauty Bay Dot-a-Spot Blemish Stickers (£6)
Beauty Bay Bright Matte 42 Colour Palette (£23)
Mario Badescu Skin Care Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater (£11)
Even though masks are negating the need for intricate lip looks, at Feelunique, Charlotte Tilbury's Pillow Talk lipstick is still proving incredibly popular—as are other beauty must-haves, including Urban Decay's award-winning setting spray, Hourglass's incredible Caution mascara, and, yet again, Olaplex's Hair Perfector.
Shop Feelunique's most popular beauty products:
Wishful Yo Glow Enzyme Scrub (£34)
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray (£26)
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk (£25)
Hourglass Caution Extreme Lash Mascara (£29)
Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector (£26)
At Lookfantastic, customers have made it their mission to plump, tone, and hydrate their skin, with each of the five best sellers falling under the skincare category. Ingredients like vitamin C have also proved integral to our 2020 beauty routines, so the inclusion of Pixi's fan-favourite Tonic comes as no surprise.
Shop Lookfantastic's most popular beauty products:
Decorté Hydrate and Replenish Duo (£69)
Elemis Pro-Collagen Tri-Acid Peel (£70)
Pixi Vitamin-C Tonic (£10)
The Inkey List Hyaluronic Acid Serum (£6)
Nanogen Thickening Treatment Shampoo (£8)
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