Classics are classics for a reason - people love them so much, they'll simply never go out of style or favour! When we took a look at a few classics trending this month at bb, we couldn't help but notice they were all of the hydrating variety. Perhaps the comfort these classics provide make them the mainstays in our beauty bags? Because often the essentials, or the basics, are the best beauty buys.
So, without further ado, check out our classic checklist of hydrators and see which one your missing from your routine. Best of all? These are the products that'll suit you just as well as him - or even mini yous! Family friendly beauty at its best.
A quick stocktake of my bathroom beauty on the weekend revealed 3 NIVEA products - 5 if you count the bf's products too. I might've guessed one or two if you'd quizzed me prior to this. It's not that I don't think NIVEA is great (the evidence speaks for itself!) it's just that I forgot how many basics I prefer from this classic brand, over others. First up, their Invisible for Black & White Pure Aerosol Deoderant- it's an abosolute must have for obvious reasons. But it also is incredibly nifty thanks to it's no stain formula. Black silks can now be worn without fear!
Next up, the Light Feel Daily Face Veil. I've chatted about this product here before - it's my top pick when it comes to daily SPF application. It's not oily, sinks into skin in seconds, and is perfect for undermakeup. And possibly the best bit? It's so much cheaper than other 'face specific', 'beauty' sunscreens. Yes, I'm a little obsessed.
Of course, the feature product from NIVEA here also makes a star appearance. The Daily Essentials Light Moisturising Day Cream is never greasy or sticky and contains an SPF 15 for extra protection, just incase you accidentally missed any spots with your Daily Face Veil. Plus, I find NIVEA to be very kind to all skin types - even senstive ones, hence the moisturiser my boyfriend uses post-shave. Not surprising, considering the name NIVEA is derived from the Latin word for 'of snow' (nivis) thanks to its soft and snow white colour!
Chapstick was born in the 1800's (yes - really!) when Chapstick founder, Charles Browne Fleet decided to make the very first lip balm. And thank goodness he did! No more dry lips! Chapsticks are not only a long lasting beauty buy, but a must have for young and old, guys and girls alike. My chippy brother won't be without his. Strawberrywould have to be the quintessential pick of the bunch, and we love that it's now available with included SPF 15 too. Bring on summer!
When it comes to cult, this product would have to be in the top ten, ever. REALLY! If you've used it, you'll know what I'm talking about. Yet to try it? Once you get your hands on it (literally) you'll know what I'm talking about. Still need convincing? One of these is sold every three seconds around the world! Stats like that are hard to ignore. As are the premium hydrating and nourishing properties within this wonder cream. Enriched with 20% Shea Butter, this super-creamy balm penetrates quickly to protect, nourish and moisturise hands. The inclusion of honey, almond extracts and coconut oil are another bonus.
So, we've covered face, lips and hands, but any beauty lover will know you've got to take care of the entire package too. Enlisting a hard working hydrating body product is a must, especially as we come into the warmer weather. And choosing one that works fast will keep you inclined to using it with dedication - rather than every couple of weeks when the skin on your pins looks like the Sahara! Egyptian Magic fits the bill, and then some. It can be used in 10 different ways too, not just on the bod. But that's where you'll probably appreciate it most. Especially pre-bikini season.
Do you use any of these classics? Perhaps you've got another cult fave you'd like to share with us? Is it a hydrator or something else equally as essential? Let me know! - Lauren