2012 Favorites : Skincare/Haircare/Bodycare


Hey my loves! I know that many girls have done the Top 12 for 2012 post, but I couldn’t just pick 12 items, as I discovered a lot of favorite products in 2012. Instead I’m gonna do 3-4 separate posts, so that I won't make a super long one, and this one today will be all about my favorite products of 2012 for skincare, haircare and bodycare. If I've reviewed any of the products I will put a link to the review to each one. Let’s take a look! ;)

Palmolive Aromatherapy Absolute Relax Shower Gel : this has to be one of my favorite shower gels ever and in 2012 I used it a lot! I’m still using it and loving it. It has a lovely, sensual scent and I’m gonna be buying it for ever.

Bioten Firming Body Lotion : lightweight, absorbs easily and quickly into the skin, doesn’t leave the skin greasy or sticky, lovely scent, affordable. What more can you ask? This is perfect for summer when the weather is hot and you need a body lotion that has the properties mentioned above!

Priorities ButtermilkCream Bath in Sweet Yogurt : it smells divine and it has a rich, creamy, luxurious texture. I love it and I’m so glad that I found it on sale and bought it!

Froika Extra MildShampoo : no parabens, no sles, leaves my hair soft and it doesn’t go greasy so quickly. Plus it’s from a Greek company! I’ve re-purchased it twice so far and I’m about to re-purchase it for the 3rd time.

Apivita Propoline Shampoo for frequent use with Chamomile & Honey : this also doesn’t contain sles, parabens and a lot of other nasty things, but I find that it’s not as mild as the Froika one, so I use it after the swimming pool and it works great! I’ve re-purchased it twice so far and I’m about to re-purchase it for the 3rd time.

Exesio Hair Mask and Shampoo : this product really helped me reduce oiliness and itchiness and thanks to that I’m able to wash my hair every other day! It’s a treatment that you do for at least 6 months.

Apivita Face Scrub with Olive : I thought that nothing could leave my skin softer than sugar & lemon (DIY), so I had stopped buying scrubs from stores and I made my own, but I guess was wrong. This scrub leaves my skin super soft and it’s refreshing as well. Love it!

Apivita Natural Serum Hydration : I have oily and dehydrated skin, so I need moisture, but it has to be in a lightweight formula, and this product is just perfect for that plus I love the smell and the fact that it contains 98% natural ingredients.

Korres Organic Jojoba Oil : You need jojoba oil in your life, especially if you have oily skin. It’s thin and lightweight, yet it hydrates nicely, and it absorbs into the skin easily and quickly. If you’re gonna use it on your face make sure to buy an organic one. I bought it after watching Pinksofoxy’s videos on youtube, she has been inspiring me to invest in more natural products, especially for my face.

Bioten CellufightExfoliating Shower Cream : (it’s in another packaging) I’ve been using this since the summer mostly before shaving and along with a few other things it has helped me diminish ingrown hairs (yikes, I hate those!).

Harnn White Jasmine Rice Soap : I bought this thinking that I wasn’t sure if it would suit my skin, but it did. Although it’s a soap it creates a lovely, creamy foam and it cleanses the skin very well without drying it out. I love it so much that I’m gonna get one for my boyfriend as well next time I’m at Kolonaki, as he has oily skin too.

Sante Crystal Deodorant : This magical product keeps me fresh and odorless for 24hrs, which is amazing! Can’t live without it anymore! I bought it during the summer, I started using it at the beginning of September and it almost looks full.

Have you tried any of these products? What were your favorite skincare/haircare/bodycare products for 2012? I’m always open to suggestions and I love trying out new things!


  1. I'm simply loving your faves and we have many products in common that we like :) xxx

  2. Great faves Stauroula!! I saw that Hondos have Froika shampoos also and I wanted to tell you, they have them in the regular drugstore hair products section, at least at the Hondos where I go.

  3. I've tried the apivita serum from some samples and I think it will be my next buy!

  4. I'm mostly intrigued by the Froika shampoo, good to know that a less known greek brand carries some great products!


  5. @fashion written with a lipstick thank you Sophie! :) x

    @Sophia thank you sweetie! Yeah I know, but I find my Froika shampoo online for much cheaper! ;)

    @Stella I'm glad you like it as well! ;) You can find it cheaper online, I'm sure you know that! x

    @Chantel thank you!! :) x

    @Evi you should try the Froika shampoo, especially if you have oily hair and sensitive scalp, it's really mild! Yep, I like that too :) x

  6. Θα συμφωνήσω ότι το Palmolive έχει τέλειο άρωμα!! Αυτό έχω αγοράσει να χρησιμοποιήσω τώρα!!
    Για face scrub χρησιμοποιώ το deep clean invigorating face scrub της Neutrogena και δεν το αλλάζω με τίποτα!!

    1. Το είπαμε και στη Garnier, το Palmolive μυρίζει θεϊκά!! Χαχαχα! Δεν το έχω δοκιμάσει το scrub που λες, αλλά θα το έχω στα υπόψιν! :) x