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Classic Beauty Products That Have Stood the Test of Time

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Everyday fashion magazines and commercials on TV tell us about the next great thing.  The lipstick that lasts all day.  The mascara that makes your lashes long and full.  Despite all the hype, sometimes a product will do it right and prove the old saying “if it aint’ broke, don’t fix it.”

The classics on our list aren’t fancy or include any new, crazy offer, but they consistently remain best-sellers with women around the world and will continue to keep us looking great for decades to come. Check out our list of seven beauty products that have stood the test of time.

1-    Johnson’s Baby Oil - This gentle formula has been a classic for both babies and grown women for more than 100 years!  Besides its moisturizing qualities, Johnson’s baby oil is great for removing stubborn eye make-up and shaving when you’re out of shaving gel.  The oil locks in up to ten times more moisture than regular lotion.

2-    Chapstick – There’s a reason Katy Perry sung about this stuff—it’s the best! ChapStick, which was created in the 1930s, has become such a classic that almost all lip balm today is called “chapstick.”  Even though the company now makes a wide range of glosses and balms, the original stuff in the classic black tube and cherry-flavored red tube, remains a crowd-pleaser.

3-    Noxzema Deep Cleansing Cream – This Procter & Gamble product debuted in the 1960s and has been a favorite, natural skin cleanser ever since.  The crème is one of the simplest but most effective face washes out there.  It’s clean, menthol smell and tingling feel clean pores deep and leave skin soft.

4-    Essie’s Ballet Slippers Nail Polish - This timeless color is perfect on almost every skintone and can be appropriate for any occasion.  This best-selling color is even a favorite of celebrities who rave about the “go-with-anything” shade. This flattering light-pink color should be your go-to nail polish!

5-    Maybelline Great Lash Mascara – Despite all the new-fangled mascaras on the market today, this classic—with its notorious pink and green bottle—remains a beauty favorite of ordinary women, fashion editors and celebrities alike.  This affordable mascara that can be purchased at drugstores proves that beauty doesn’t have to come at a price.

6-    Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion- This cosmetic line’s cult-classic doesn’t come in a fancy bottle but since the 1970s this lotion has been known for smoothing skin and improving the complexion.  This infamous yellow lotion is lightweight and provides a moisturizing “drink” for skin without being sticky or oily.

7-    Chanel No. 5 – As the first perfume to be introduced by the famous Coco Chanel, this classic fragrance has been a favorite of women worldwide since its debut in 1921.  Chanel No. 5 truly proves that classic never goes out of style with its powerful, feminine scent.  Known as the “world’s most legendary fragrance,” the perfume remains in the highest ranking perfume sales today.

What classic beauty products did we miss?  What are your favorites? Let us know!