John Lewis has revealed its best selling beauty products

Can you guess the most shopped beauty buys at this iconic department store?

Olaplex on bathroom sink
(Image credit: John Lewis )

In the year we shopped online more than ever before, we can't help but be interested in what everybody else has been buying, too.

From the best face masks for every skin type to the best hair dryers for an at home blow dry, our focus has very much been on DIY beauty treatments we can do in the comfort of our own homes. 

Case in point: John Lewis has just released its Beauty Bets report for the year ahead, featuring the best selling beauty products of 2020, and you'll definitely spot some of your favourites in there.

Unsurprisingly the John Lewis beauty advent calendars sold out in record time, with the John Lewis Discovery Beauty Box also selling out in just six hours, and various at-home beauty treats also made it onto the best sellers list. 

Intrigued as to what everyone has been adding to their virtual baskets? Keep reading for some of the most popular beauty buys that John Lewis has to offer. 

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Olaplex No 3 Hair Perfector, £26 at John Lewis

Olaplex No 3 Hair Perfector, £26 at John Lewis

To date, enough of this miracle repairing formula has been sold by John Lewis to fill more than five bath tubs. 

Chanel Healthy Glow Soleil Bronzing Cream, was £42

Chanel Healthy Glow Soleil Bronzing Cream, was £42 now £37.80 at John Lewis

We may have worn less make-up than usual in 2020, but that didn't stop us from buying enough Chanel bronzer to fill 17,000 2.55 bags. 

Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash, £27 at John Lewis

Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash, £27 at John Lewis

This iconic citrusy hand wash was so popular that sales at John Lewis would have filled 285 bathroom sinks.

Creed Aventus Eau de Parfum, £280 for 100ml at John Lewis

Creed Aventus Eau de Parfum, £280 for 100ml at John Lewis

With notes of musk, oak moss, patchouli and jasmine, Aventus by Creed remains the best selling fragrance at John Lewis and Partners. 

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex, from £48, John Lewis

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex, from £48, John Lewis

A skincare product that has rightfully achieved cult status around the world, 22 bottles are sold per minute, so it's not surprising that it's one of John Lewis's most popular products.

MZ Skin Light Therapy Golden Facial Treatment Device, £385 at John Lewis

MZ Skin Light Therapy Golden Facial Treatment Device, £385 at John Lewis

With facials off the table for a large chunk of 2020, many of us turned to investing in at-home treatments, like this light therapy device from MZ skin.

Jo Malone London Lime Basil & Mandarin Diffuser, £64 at John Lewis

Jo Malone London Lime Basil & Mandarin Diffuser, £64 at John Lewis

As Lime Basil & Mandarin is one of the most popular Jo Malone fragrances, it's no surprise that their diffuser is a best seller too.

Other best sellers mentioned in the report include the Dermaflash Exfoliating & Peach Fuzz Removal Device and the Anatome Menosupport + Renewal supplement – but they're so popular, they're currently out of stock!

How many of these do you already own?

Lucy is a UK-based beauty journalist who has written for the likes of Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, OK!, Women's Health and more, as well as contributing to woman&home. Her work covers everything from expert skin and haircare tips to the latest product launches and the show-stopping beauty looks spotted backstage at London Fashion Week. During her career she's interviewed some seriously famous faces, from Little Mix to Drag Race royalty The Vivienne, as well as chatting to the industry's leading hairdressers, dermatologists and make-up artists.