There are loads of hero or cult products around and I have to admit sometimes I do wonder how some of the products even get on the list! I am a total sucker for anything beauty related so feel that I do have some expertise in this area!
So I decided to write a post about ten of my hero products – they may or may not be my top ten but are the ones that immediately came to mind! So in no particular order:
1. Lucas Papaw Ointment (£5.10 for 25g tube)
If you haven’t come across this yet you will soon! Its an Australian product that is made from fermented papaya – yes I know that sounds disgusting but somehow it isn’t!! Its just like a thick balm that you can use for everything – and I mean everything! I mainly use this on my lips and cuticles. I also use it around my nose when I have a cold and have been blowing my nose a lot leaving me with dry flaky skin. Its just a very useful little tube to have in your purse at all times.
2. Aromatherapy Associates – Deep Sleep Bath Oil (£37.00 for 55ml)
Nothing works better to relieve tension and put me straight into a deep, deep, sleep. Never knowingly without this!
3. Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula – Skin Smoothing Lotion with Alpha Beta Hydroxy and Shea Butter (£4.09 for 250ml)
Keep going back to this – this makes my skin feels really soft and silky and definitely helps to reduce any scarring or marks on my skin. Absorbs instantly and lasts all day without any greasy residue.
4. Aussie Hair Range (from about £5.00)
I love Miracle Moist, Miracle Shine and Luscious Long and keep coming back to this range. They smell amazing and do exactly what they say every time. For my thick Asian hair the BEST hair conditioners are most definitely the 3 minute miracle deep treatments – especially love the Frizz Remedy.
5. Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish (£14.75 for 100ml)
I have already explained why I love this product so much and keep buying it again and again. Read more here.
6. Tesco Fragranced Ultra Soft Wipes (£1.09)
Weird one to include but if I don’t have a packet in my handbag I get distressed! Ever since having my daughter I have kept one in my handbag, one in the car and loads around the house. Even when my daughter is not with me I need these – great for removing red wine stains, wiping off makeup when trying on stuff in the shops and just generally an all round godsend!
7. Revlon Color Burst Lip Butters (£7.99)
I LOVE these. I tend to wear more sheer lipsticks than anything else which is probably why I love these so much! I have a particular obsession with Berry Smoothie – I have about four of dotted about in my handbag, the car, at home etc.!
8. Lush Dream Cream (£10.95 for 240g)
I started using this on my daughter whenever she got little patches of dry skin or eczema and even for nappy rash. Now I have one in the bathroom at all times and everyone in the family uses it for various reasons. Its just a beautiful, natural cream that seems to sort out all skin problem overnight!
9. L’Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil (£.9.99 for 100ml)
Again another product I have mentioned before (several times). I think I am on my fifth or sixth bottle now! I adore this and so does my hair!
10. Revlon PhotoReady Foundation in Caramel (£12.99 for 30ml)
I have quite a few foundations and BB Creams that I use but I have repurchased this one about 4 or five times now which is a sure sign that it is now one of my hero products. With dark skin it can be quite hard to find foundations in drugstores that match my skin colour and tone. This works perfectly every time. The texture is light but with good buildable coverage. I have applied this with my fingers and with brushes and it works well either way. Lasts all day and doesn’t dry out my skin or cause breakouts. Basically a really good all round foundation.
So that’s it – 10 of my hero products. Not all of them but a good start!