Although we have our own tried-and-tested beauty favourites, there are some products that have earned their way onto all our bathroom shelves. From dry shampoo to hand wash, these are the cult buys we think are worth the hype.
The UK’s number-one dry shampoo for over 30 years, Batiste gives your hair a boost between washes (we think it saves you at least two), and is also great for adding texture and hold when waving or curling. Just make sure you really rub it in to avoid that chalky look.
The best micellar water out there, this removes even the most stubborn make-up without irritating – making it suitable for sensitive skin – and gently cleanses and soothes. It’s so quick and easy to use that it’s the one step in our beauty regime we never miss, no matter how tired.
Created two days before it debuted at the A/W94 Chanel show, Rouge Noir immediately became a cult product, selling out on the day it launched. We think it’s the ultimate nail shade – not too dark or too red, it works year-round and always looks on point.
Multi-award winning Lanolips works because the molecular structure of lanolin closely matches that of skin oils. Providing intense hydration, it’s great for everyday use as a natural lip gloss, but can also be applied as an overnight treatment or mixed with your own moisturiser for extra oomph on dry patches.
Specially formulated to improve skin texture, Creme de Corps is gentle yet nourishing and is suitable for most sensitive skin. Its non-greasy texture makes it perfect for every day and you’ll see a noticeable difference with continued use. We particularly like it to prep skin for the summer months.
This multi-tasking spray can refresh skin, helping to smooth features and tighten pores, and it also creates a great base under make-up. Hailing from Bordeaux, Caudalie uses natural products such as grapes and vines to create patented anti-ageing technology.
Working with both plant-based and laboratory-made ingredients, Australian skincare specialist Aesop produces products that not only work but smell heavenly too. The Resurrection Hand Wash has fine granules that gently exfoliate while you wash – the ultimate guest bathroom must-have.
Whether you want to add body to fine hair or enhance your natural wave, Bumble & bumble should be your go-to. It adds texture for that perfectly un-done, tousled finish without making hair feel weighed down or greasy. As good as actual ocean-doused waves.
Developed by scientist Dr Max Huber to heal burns, Crème de la Mer harnesses the renewal power of the sea to make skin appear more youthful and radiant. It’s crazy expensive but it does work, and a little goes a long way so it’s an irregular purchase, or an amazing gift!
This award-winning serum-oil counts Victoria Beckham as a fan. It uses a range of essential oils, antioxidants and vitamins to lift and firm the skin overnight, leaving you with a refreshed dewy glow and smoother, more plumped, skin. The best way to fake a night’s sleep.
Launched in 1921, the first Chanel scent was ground-breaking at the time. Rather than use a single note as was the norm, or heavy musk or jasmine tones, Coco Chanel felt the time was right for a perfume blend that epitomised the liberated spirit of the 20s – and it still resonates today.
Liz Earle only makes one cleanser and for good reason. The enriched cream soothes, tones and purifies, while the muslin cloth buffs away skin cells to reveal clearer, brighter skin. Suitable for all ages and skin types, it’s a staple in our bathrooms.
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