Products you can truly depend on
Have you struggled to find a steady group of products that you know you can depend on to help you with your skin, hair and body woes? Perhaps you’re hard pressed to find a solution to your stubborn, frizzy hair or maybe, just maybe you’re in need of a sweet-smelling shower buddy than can help you start the day off right and leave your skin silky smooth to boot?
So what’s a girl to do? Do your research, read the reviews available to you right here on beautyheaven and then invest in a team of reliable hard-working products that leave no room for error (or frizz, for that matter). It doesn’t matter if you’re boarding a plane to go on an exotic trip, or whether you simply want to fill your home with products that do the job they’re designed to do, it’s important that the products you choose meet your needs and address your concerns, while helping you feel pretty amazing, too.
So I rounded up a list of five products that seriously tick all of the hard working, pampering boxes – for me at least. Check them out to see if you need them in your life, too…
PRODUCT I DEPEND ON #1: bhave Rescue Intense Repair Shampoo and Conditioner
Featuring revolutionary Replicine Functional Keratin technology and naturally derived and extracted keratin proteins from the wool of New Zealand sheep this hard-working duo has succeeded in completely changing my hair’s behaviour. Gone are the days when topknots were the only hairstyle I could pull off after my holidays spent by the pool. I can honestly disclose to you that my hair has begun to dry somewhere between relaxed and straight and it has seriously never felt so healthy and nourished. I’ve even started to ditch the styler and wash and wear my hair – can you believe it?
PRODUCT I DEPEND ON #2: Palmolive Coconut Body Butter Shower Scrub
In the summer time (and especially when you’re fleeing your home in the middle of winter in favour of somewhere hot and exotic), you tend to have a lot more skin out on show than you normally would at home, so it’s important to ensure you’re flashing nourishing, totally un-flaky skin at all times. This exfoliating body wash is your ticket to a summer holiday. The exfoliating wash succeeds in ridding your skin of any signs of winter and exposes fresh, radiant skin all over. The coconut scent also helps to instantly transport you to your tropical destination of choice and is perfect to treat yourself with at home, too.
PRODUCT I DEPEND ON #3: Bobbi Brown Extra Repair Moisturizing Balm
This is the kind of product that you don’t know you need until you actually try it. It’s the perfect thing to put on your skin whenever you want to do a little something extra special. If you’re not much of a foundation wearer, or you want something to sit underneath your make-up that’s beneficial for your skin, this ultra moisturising, skin-strengthening balm is just what you need. It boosts natural collagen production, improves your skin’s ability to hold in moisture and thoroughly hydrates. Plus it has SPF protection! You could even opt for the tinted version if going barefaced is far too scary.
PRODUCT I DEPEND ON #4: MeMeMe Cheek & Lip Tint
A splash of colour goes a long way at the best of times, but even more so when you want to keep your make-up to a minimum (but don’t want to resemble a vampire, either.) I’ve discovered that a lip stain is the perfect base for your lips when you want your colour to go the distance. If you’re on a holiday and don’t want to look ‘washed out’, a slick of lip tint teamed with a nourishing gloss will work wonders. If you want to ensure you’re not left bare-lipped when your lipstick fades away, a lip tint will act as a budge-proof base. Better still, my favourite tint from MeMeMe is also awesome if you want to add a touch of rosy colour to your cheeks. Mmm… bliss.
PRODUCT I DEPEND ON #5: Le Tan Coconut Sunscreen Oil SPF30+
I have the kind of skin that doesn’t really tan. I know that about myself, I’ve accepted it. I’ve never been one to sunbake anyway, but what I’ve realised is that I don’t really need to ‘bake’ in order to burn. No – that seems to happen all on it’s own. It’s for this reason that I always carry this coconut-smelling (do you think I’m a little obsessed?) skin protector with me - at home and on holiday. The tinted oil glides effortlessly over your skin, so a little really does go a long way, plus it contains a hydrating, nourishing formula, which means that you can go sans body lotion if you choose!
Do you have a product that you just can't leave behind? Which product do you depend on most to make you feel great?