Style 7 'Boring' Beauty Buys That Are Totally Worth it
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In a world of sleek-looking, high-tech masks and beauty creams crammed with glow-inducing , it's of little wonder that some of the bog-standard beauty products don't get a look in.
Well, buckle up naysayers of the cheap and cheerful, because some of the most 'boring'out there hold the power to take your routine from good to great.
From creams that nix just about every bugbear going to magical facial clothes and zit zapping stickers that get to work instantly. WH round up the humble but totally necessary skincare buys that all deserve a spot in your arsenal.
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7 boring skincare buys that are totally worth it
1) Eucerin Aquaphor
Sure this cream doesn't look like much, plus its name sounds more like a new-age superhero rather than a beauty product. But don't let that fool you, this cult classic has a multitude of uses. From treating sore, dry skin to conquering chapped lips and dry flaky cuticles, this water-free ointment creates the ideal environment to support the recovery of damaged or irritated skin.
Ashley Graham is a huge fan of this budget-friendly saviour revealing, 'I was once headed to an event and all I had was this little tube of Eucerin Aquaphor. My legs were dry as hell and I put this all over them and they were shiny on the red carpet! That’s all that mattered.'
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2) ZitSticka KILLA patches
Granted, they don't exactly scream sexy, but these translucent stickers are a godsend when you're got a spot brewing. Made with microdart technology, the stickers work by penetrating the skin and delivering effective ingredients such as spot fighting salicylic acid, to help stop zits in their tracks, calm redness and reduce swelling before it comes to the surface. No wonder they repeatedly sell out.
3) Face Halo The Modern Makeup Remover
A face cloth, the antithesis of glamorous, but oh so necessary if you want a clean canvas that's worthy of your serums, creams and masks. Sure, this circular flannel doesn't look like much, but it's the OG in zero-waste cleansing, thanks to its micro-fibre fabric that is able to remove make-up, dirt and grime using just water. Magic.
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4) Bioderma Sensibio Cleansing Micellar Water
There isn't one make-up artist who doesn't use this hero cleanser backstage at fashion week or during photoshoots. The reason? Well, frankly, it's epic. It holds the ability to remove even the blackest of kohl eyeliners or stubborn mascaras without irritating sensitive skin or leaving the delicate eye area dry and tight.
5) Weleda Skin Food
Weleda Skin Food is one of those under-the-radar cult moisturising creams. But once you try it, you rarely look back. Loved by the likes of Victoria Beckham, this uber rich cream
is a true ‘desert island’ essential.
It's brimming with lanolin, beeswax and glycerin, as well as sweet almond and sunflower oils to help soften and nourish skin while boosting moisture levels, and warding off water loss. A godsend for those with severely dry skin, it's also worth keeping handy if you use of lots of weights in your workout, like to garden, swim or if you're working in place that involves constant hand-washing.
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6) Bio oil
If you thought this old-school skincare product was good only for preventing stretch marks, we have news for you. There is in fact a myriad of ways to harness the powers of. From fading acne scars and pigmentation, to using it as a face mask, a pre-shave treatment or even in your bath. What makes it such a brilliant all-rounder?
Well, it's the blend of natural botanicals and supercharged vitamins (think soothing calendula and lavender alongside vitamins A and E), which are famed for their ability to increase cell turnover and speed up skin healing. It really makes sense to have this in your beauty arsenal.
7) Dr. PawPaw Ultimate Red Balm
This really is one incredible lip balm. It has healing abilities like no other thanks to its blend of fermented pawpaw, which is said to be one of nature’s finest remedies. Not only does it soothe chapped, dry lips, but also comes in handy if you're got any burns, insect bites, or grazes that need attending to. It's definitely one product to keep handy on holiday.
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