Beauty: Forgotten Staples

I’ve recently gone back to some old favourites, products I’d forgotten I’ve ever used, items that I now don’t know why I even stopped using.

Baby Oil photo 53714f53-7dc6-417a-864b-54df26a501e3_zpszwfmrc1i.jpgTo be fair, the last time I used Baby Oil was probably when my parents stopped using it on me, but still! I started using it again after finding an unopened bottle in the bathroom cupboard when we moved into the flat. I smooth some on after a shower, still as wet as possible (I can’t see myself keeping it up in winter!), pat dry with a towel and that’s it – wonderfully soft and glowing skin. And it stays feeling soft and moisturised for days. As long as you rub it in as well as possible then pat dry I don’t find it too greasy, the scent is almost unnoticeable and it just agrees with my skin. It gives the effect of coconut oil, but I find it much less greasy and slightly easier to apply.

Ponds Cold Cream photo 89963951-3b97-43bf-a85a-954e935b323d_zpsenqn8ofw.jpgPonds Cold Cream photo 51326481-8c06-45b2-861b-36c13029e240_zpsxpgihiab.jpgNow, Pond’s Cold Cream. I used Cold Creams YEARS ago, but stopped when I got to university. I’m not sure why I stopped as I only used them in the morning, or late at night for a quick second cleanser if I needed it. My favourite version (surprise surprise, it’s Garnier!) also didn’t need washing off so was a great late-night fix.

The Pond’s offering is something I won in a giveaway a while back, and whilst I won’t say it’s my favourite, I do like it. My skin has responded relatively well to it, it hasn’t aggravated what I believe is hormonal acne, and it’s made make-up removal a breeze. I find it especially great for removing lipstick as it doesn’t taste icky, but gets everything off. Lady Danger is a nightmare to get off with anything else, and if left on it stains white pillows like a bitch.

Another old favourite I’ve discovered recently is warmed up Ribena. It’s the perfect thing for a sore throat…

Have you discovered any old favourites recently? Do you use any of these products?

  • Jennifer K

    Both of these products are firm favourites of mine.They work very well on my dry skin and do everything they promise. As for warm ribena though, I’ve not tried that for a long time – if ever!
    Jennifer x

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    • ninegrandstudent

      Warm Ribena is soooo good! x