I've done a similar post to this last year here, but I wanted to update it a little as there's a few new products I enjoy using a lot more regularly and I wanted to share some of my favourites too. Although I head to blogs for full in-depth reviews, Instagram tends to be the place that I first spot a new-in product and go on to want to know more about it. Here are eight body care, hair care and skincare items that have been influenced by Instagram.
As you've probably noticed from the main photograph, there's a common theme in the packaging of the products in this post and that's millennial pink. The Sam McKnight Cool Girl Texture Mist is the perfect example of this. This helps to tame my flyaways hairs after I've washed my locks and creates tousled effect when I've curled my hair too.
I've tried a few products from IGK and they always leave me wanting more. I'm not sure if it's because of their cute packaging and the fact they do handy miniatures which allow you to try out the product before you buy the full sized version. The Beach Club Spray is helps to add volume to the roots without feeling crunchy or heavy.
It was a toss up between the Bondi Sands Liquid Gold and the Isle of Paradise Tanning Water when I was thinking about the fake tan that sticks out in my mind the most. They're actually quite similar in terms of the way they apply and sit on the skin, but I think the IOP offering just slightly gets the top spot due to the longevity and scent.
Moving on to body moisturiser now and it's the Sol De Janeiro Bum Bum Cream that I'm talking now as it was once all over Instagram. I won't ramble too much, but I can totally see how it lives up to the hype. The scent is delightful, it sinks in quickly and leaves the skin feeling (and looking!) great.
I've actually got plans to do a makeup version of this post, so I wasn't sure where to put Glossier as it's one of the first brands I think of whenever I think of Instagram. Other than their Solution, all of their skincare products have impressed me especially the Milky Oil, Priming Moisturiser Rich and Mega Green Galaxy Pack Mask Duo which I just couldn't pick between when selecting one favourite product for this line up.
Another skincare brand Instagram introduced me to is Drunk Elephant and at this point, it was a brand that wasn't available in the UK, so I got my first product, the Baby Facial from a seller on Depop. This one still isn't available over here, but still remains my favourite product from them as it instantly uplifts my complexion, making it look clearer and smoother over night.
Last up in terms of skincare is the Glow Recipe Watermelon Mask which I've spoken about a lot, so I won't go on about it too much longer. I chose this one for this line up over the Fresh Rose Face Mask* because I've seen it a lot more of beauty bloggers Insta's, so I went with this one instead. My skin continues to enjoy every application, making my complexion look brighter and feel softer.
Although I've got a few fair perfume favourites, they usually come about from other people's blog recommendations or having a sniff of them in person. That being said, Instagram definitely introduced me to Diptyque as a brand and thus made me try out the Philosykos EDP which I probably wouldn't have been that drawn to before.
Have you ever been influenced by Instagram when making a purchase?