Pick up the phone, and thank your grandma for the decades of beauty hacks she’s been swearing by for years! Coca-Cola, Levi's, Breakfast At Tiffany's: Some things just don't age, and are classics for a reason. The beauty world is extremely transitional, ebbing and flowing with the latest trends, and while some products are fleeting, others stand the test of time. It’s natural selection, really—a prime example of survival of the fittest. A successful product is one that not only works extremely well but is also practical. When you purchase it, you know what you’re getting, plain and simple, even if the label has changed a bit over the years.
Yes, you should change your mascara every three months, and, yes, you should outgrow your teenage beauty habits (toothpaste is not good for your skin), but there are some beauty products that should forever stand proud in your cabinet. GwynethPaltrow famously takes "an Epsom salt bath every night to wind down," Katy Perry has been slathering on Palmer's Cocoa Butter since high school, and Victoria Beckham has tweeted about her best long-haul flight hack: Rosebud Salva (no, seriously). Sometimes, simple products are just better. Ahead are the timeless vegan beauty buys everyone should have in their cabinet.
PALMER’S COCOA BUTTER
The age-old beauty lesson-protect your skin at all costs. If you want to prevent wrinkles, dry skin and stretch marks than cocoa butter is your best friend! Palmer's Cocoa Butter smells like heaven and makes your skin feel rather blissful, too.
An uplifting effervescent toner is all your skin has and will ever need. Sea Breeze’s has provided a classic clean with a tingly formula we know today kills acne-causing bacteria and tightens pores like a champ. Try Sea Breeze Astringent to balance your skin and feel its healing power for yourself.
Want to get a taste of timeless relaxation? Pour this into a hot bath: Your muscles will be relaxed and soothed for years to come. This soak will have you feeling rejuvenated and relaxed from the inside out. So steep it up and enjoy!
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Apple cider vinegar is one of nature’s most powerful ingredients that offer health as well as beauty benefits. Though it may be new to some, its use can be traced back to 400 BC. It is rich in acetic, citric and malic acids as well as vitamins, enzymes, mineral salts and amino acids. As an antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antifungal agent, it is the all around beauty must!
Beloved by celebrities and mere mortals alike, Smith’s famous Rosebud Salve was first created to fix a number of skin ailments, though its ability to remedy dry, chapped lips is its real claim to fame. The cool, old-school pharmacy packaging means you'll want one of these in your handbag anyway. But the perfectly pink sheen, alongside the hours of moisture it gives, make this a true staple.
AIRSPUN FACE POWDER
Coty Airspun Face Powder was the first setting powder to stand the test of time. It’s been around for 90 years, so it has to be good. Sure enough, it sets foundation all day long and created a smooth, pore less finish.
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Words written by Mallory Maupin