Here’s our guide to some staple beauty products that have been around for years, because sometimes you just can’t beat the classics!
There’s something satisfying about finding your forever products, whether that be the perfect shade of foundation or a moisturiser that keeps you looking dewy all day long! That’s why we’ve decided to share this list of products that the Sassy Mama team has on repeat purchase. They’ve been around for years and were likely used by our mamas (and even grandmamas) before us! The world might be ever-changing, but we don’t expect these staple beauty products to go out of fashion any time soon.
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Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant
There’s a reason this all-purpose cream has gained itself a bit of a cult following and become a must-have in our bathroom cabinet. You can use this product on your face, body, and lips, so it’s a real multi-tasker that’s perfect for all the family. It can heal the kids’ grazes, treat dad’s sunburn and even be used as a lip gloss for mum (now that’s what we call value for money)!
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant, available online from lookfantastic for $294
Blistex Lip Medex
Blistex is the ultimate cheap and cheerful lip rescue that you can likely find lurking at the bottom of lots of mamas’ handbags! Every year we battle Hong Kong’s hot and humid weather (whilst still trying to look our best) but, thanks to this little medicated miracle, no amount of air conditioning will zap our lips of moisture.
Blistex Lip Medex, available online from iHerb for $16.48
Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup
You may have first noticed this foundation on your Grandma’s dressing table (it really has been around for that long!), which is exactly why it deserves its place on our list of staple beauty products. It works wonders for oily to combination skin (controlling shine without looking cakey) and has serious staying power, meaning it won’t budge throughout the day.
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion
The climate in Hong Kong can be damaging for our skin, which is where this heavy-duty lotion comes in handy. It can help your skin retain more moisture and strengthens its natural barriers to combat premature ageing. If this isn’t already included in your beauty regime then you’re missing out!
Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs And Rosewater
Use this as a toner, make-up setting spray, or simply to provide your skin with a bit of protection against pollution and other everyday skin irritants. It’s perfect for a little pick-me-up throughout the day! Impressively, Mario Badescu has been supporting beauty care routines for over fifty years now and, luckily for us, is showing no sign of stopping!
Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs And Rosewater, available online from Sephora for $60
Origins Clean Energy Gentle Cleansing Oil
There’s nothing worse than the remaining makeup residue left behind on your face after you’ve already taken the time to wash it all off. That’s probably why this cleansing oil from Origins has become a much-loved beauty product. It’s fuss-free and gets to work to dissolve make-up quickly, making it perfect for time-pushed mamas.
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Moisturising Body Oil
Palmer’s has been a staple for so long that its body oils and lotions have likely adorned the bodies of our mamas, grandmas and then some! Its faultless non-greasy formula is the perfect moisturiser to apply to thirsty skin after your shower. It smells absolutely delicious and even contains vitamin E for extra hydration.
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Moisturising Body Oil, available online from iHerb for $19.80
Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils
Clumpy eyelashes is certainly not a look we desire from our mascara, which is why this Yves Saint Laurent offering remains a classic. The formula may have been remastered over the years but it still manages to add fullness and length, to create a false lash effect. This little number is here to stay!
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