Everyone has their own small collection of products that they use religiously. These items are usually scattered over our bathroom counters or crammed into drawers. Though we may not have the room for them, we still make fervent efforts to assure they are always there. As inconvenient as it is, I am a slave to my skincare routine and will do everything in my power to avoid any sort of compromising. However I have recently been introduced to a couple all-in-one skincare items that might just be the answer to my (and possibly your) prayers. I have always been a little bit skeptical about claims made by all-in-one products thinking, "Can it really do all that?" Though I still remain a little unconvinced with most multi-tasking products, I have found three that really live up to their name!
If you've walked past a Sephora or opened up a magazine lately, I'm sure you've heard or read about BB creams. These creams are very popular right now, with even drug store brands coming out with their own versions. It is, for the most part, a skincare product however; it can also be used as makeup as well. "Beauty Balm" or "Blemish Balm" is a liquid formula with the appearance of tinted moisturizer. Just like a tinted moisturizer, it provides a light to medium coverage for the entire face while also acting as a primer, powder and SPF. BB creams also help to improve the texture of your skin and contribute to a more even skin tone. By combining the forces of five products into one, you can conserve counter space and save tons of money.
Purity Made Simple
Simple is in the title, though it really is anything but. I have been using this cleanser for years. It's pretty much my favorite skincare item of all time and it has never failed to amaze me. In addition to acting as a gentle cleanser, it also serves as a toner and a very effective makeup remover. When I say it removes "makeup," I mean everything from foundation to eye makeup and even waterproof mascara. I even rub it into my lash line, with my eyes closed of course, to make sure I remove everything and it never stings my eyes. My skin can be very sensitive at times and this formula being both mild and effective is really a godsend.
Elizabeth Arden 8-Hour Cream
This skin protectant has been around for 80+ years and is probably just as popular today as it was back then. The cream feels a lot like petroleum jelly, but it also contains salicylic acid and Vitamin E making it great for chapped skin. This cream is so effective at treating skin ailments, it was even rumored to have been used on soldiers suffering from burns during world war two. It comes in a big tube and all you need is a dab to treat chapped lips, suns burns and dry cuticles. The cream can also be used to keep eyebrows in place and used as an overall sheen for the body.