In general, it’s a good idea to be sceptical about overhyped cosmetic products (or hyped-up anything). But it’s good to believe the hype every now and again, especially if the product genuinely delivers, as any of the cult-favorite cosmetic items included below do.
You’ll discover a mix of old, new, familiar, and relatively unknown beauty goods and gadgets ahead. What do they all have in common? They’ve all gained devoted fans through keeping their promises, whether through the internet, word of mouth, or simply by remaining on the shelves for decades. Think: A makeup-removing cloth that eliminates the need for a cleanser, as well as a Japanese liquid exfoliant that physically scrapes away dead skin. Some are so wonderful that they may literally alter your life, such as a sunscreen/serum hybrid that you’ll look forward to applying every day or a blowout brush that dries, smooths, and volumizes your hair in minutes.
Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder
You might have seen a case of Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder on your grandmother’s vanity, but this heirloom beauty product deserves a place on your top shelf as well. It feels light and airy on your skin, yet packs enough punch to give you a filtered, velvety finish and to keep shine at bay for several hours. This is a wonderful choice for baking since it has exceptional staying strength and keeps the surface smooth and crease-free.
The Original Makeup Eraser
When wet, this makeup removal towel is capable of removing a whole face of makeup without the need of an extra cleanser – nothing short of magical in my opinion. The ultra-plush structure is soft and luxurious, unlike an abrasive bath towel, and it will not irritate delicate skin. It can be washed, making it a more ecologically responsible alternative to throwaway cosmetic wipes or cotton rounds.
L’Oreal Paris Elvive 8 Second Wonder Water
Thousands of Amazon customers (and our own devoted editors) agree: L’Oreal’s rinse-out treatment will make any hair type feel silky-smooth in seconds. For optimal results, wash your hair first, then apply this ultra-light treatment from root to tip, rinsing it out after eight seconds. You can use conditioner after it, but you may not need to because it accomplishes all of the hydrating, detangling, and softening functions of a conditioner on its own, even if your hair is thick or coarse. However, because it is water-light, it will not weigh down delicate or thin hair.
DERMALOGY by NEOGENLAB Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling
These NEOGEN DERMALOGY peel pads, a favourite of Soko Glam founder Charlotte Cho, wonderfully blend physical and chemical exfoliation in one step. They have a rough gauze side to slough away dead skin and a softer, quilted side to sweep away debris; and they’re all soaked in a solution that contains glycolic acid, lactic acid, fruit acids, and antioxidants to create a smoother, brighter face. You’ll have baby-soft, radiant skin that feels nourished and plump rather than stripped and irritated (it also contains calming compounds like hyaluronic acid). Given that peel pads may cost up to $80, this $27 container is an absolute steal.
Vanicream Gentle Facial Cleanser
Some skin care products are well worth the extra money — but face wash isn’t one of them, especially with so many great budget cleansers available. Even people with extremely sensitive skin might benefit from a low-cost face wash with this Vanicream Gentle Facial Cleanser. It uses mild surfactants to remove pollutants, while glycerin and purified water moisturise and soothe dry, irritated skin. This, like other Vanicream products, is devoid of common irritants like as scent, sulphates, and alcohol, and it bears the National Eczema Association’s Seal of Acceptance. The pump-top bottle delivers precisely the perfect quantity of product, yet for less than $10, you can stock up without worry.