Everyday Beauty Product Heroes

Saviors for life’s daily beauty horrors, minus the ghosts

In honor of Halloween, here are 5 everyday beauty nightmares and the products I use to combat them.  All under $10, I always go back to these because they work.  No holy water required!


Beauty Nightmare #1- Dry, itchy skin!

Weapon- Palmer’s Cocoa Butter ($5.29 for 13.5oz)

An oldie but a goodie, I’ve been using Palmer’s Cocoa Butter since I was in grade school.  This was in my bathroom growing up, so when I got old enough to start buying my own body lotion I stuck to this one.  Even as a child, I loved the cocoa smell.  It’s always such a treat to put it on and  the scent lingers on the skin throughout the day.  What I love most though is that is absorbs quickly without feeling greasy.  It also never stings chapped hands during the winter.  No other brand compares, and I’ve tried a lot of cocoa butter formulas over the years to see if I could find a rival.  When I stray for too long, I find my skin looks a bit dull so I make sure to keep stocked up throughout the year.  Glowing, cocoa smelling skin for $5, what more could you ask for?

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La Roche-Posay Effaclar K- Renovating Care for Oily Skin

A true multitasker helping me bid my beloved blotting papers adieu

My combo skin’s best friend has longtime been blotting papers.  No matter where I go, I always have a pack of these on me for the inevitable midday and early evening touch ups.  While I love a good powder, I’ve never been a fan of layering it on throughout the day so the blotting papers are a necessity.  This surprisingly effective lotion has changed up this routine in a big way.

What it claims:

  • Smooth skin texture, tighten and unclogg pores
  • Make skin clearer
  • A more radiant complexion

Why it’s glow worthy:

  • So lightweight that it easily layers with other products
  • Minimizes shine on my t-zone throughout the day
  • Serves as a pimple spot treatment
  • Pores do seem more refined
  • Super gentle

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