With modern drugstores, department stores, and e-tailers bursting at the seams with innovative beauty products, it's easy to forget the classic standbys. So next time you're in the market for something new, try something old instead. Here are a few of our favorite classic products.
Ponds Cold Cream
Micellar waters might be all the rage but many models would reach past the Bioderma to get to the cold cream any day. It's gentle on the skin but fully removes stubborn makeup without drying. This product was probably a staple of your grandma's beauty routine and it's just as effective now.
Mason Pearson Brushes
We all know the saying: if it ain't broke... These brushes have been doing the job for 100 years and we bet they'll keep maintaining glossy manes for many more to come.
Pocket Mixture Brush, $88
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair
Nighttime treatments become more important as you get older. If you're looking to jump in head first, you can feel safe with this standby because it offers deep penetration to leave you glowing and refreshed.
Eve Lom Cleanser
Fans of Emma Hardie or Liz Earle are well aware of the cult of the cleansing balm but this is the one that started it all. This product changed the way women cleaned their skin and continues to impress decades after its launch.
Kiehl's Creme de Corps
Body creams are a dime a dozen these days but this signature classic has stood the test of time and women and men alike have continued to reach for it because of its deep hydrating properties and ease of application.
Clarins Beauty Flash Balm
Radiance has been a major buzz word in beauty over the past few years but Clarins was one of the first brands to develop a skincare product that gave you that lit-from-within look without shimmer. Perfect for young or mature skin, this wonder product smooths fine lines, evens out tone, and gives the skin a noticeable glow.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream
Newcomers to the cult product are often surprised by this 'cream' because it's not a cream at all. What it is, is a salve with an endless list of uses from soothing chapped lips to giving a glow to the tops of cheekbones.
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
Lotions such as this one fall in and out of fashion but many women started using this product when they were young and never stopped. It works to balance and moisturize the skin without any gimmicks.
Avon ANEW Clinical Pro Line Corrector Treatment with A-F33
Now this product definitely wasn't around 20 years ago but the brand certainly was. It wasn't always the coolest brand but Avon has stepped it up with its makeup and skincare including this new treatment which had a waiting list of over 60,000 before it launched.
Guerlain Meteorites Pearls
This multi-tonal powder softens features, balances skin tone, and leaves a velvety finish. This is light reflecting at its best.