Stocking up on your daily beauty essentials can be a fun task, roaming the isles at your local drugstore, smelling, reading labels, discovering new products, but it can also be a major pain in the you know what! With so many products available, a fun errand can quickly turn into hours of frustration trying to decide!
Let me simplify the struggle by suggesting some of my favorite everyday beauty essentials that not only have I tired, but have used time and time again with great results, products that are budget friendly and easily available! For the past decade or so, Olay body wash and Pantene shampoo have been an absolute staple in my shower. Olay comes out with different scents every once in a while which is nice to be able to switch it up every now and then. And depending on your specific needs, they have an array of body washes from ultra moisturizing, to anti aging! I have very sensitive skin and I can always count on Olay body wash to be gentle on skin, not dry it out and of course, it cleans really well!
I think I have used every type of Pantene shampoo they have ever launched! My current favorite is there daily moisture renewal. It makes my dry bleached ends soft and silky and I don’t have to spend a fortune on expensive hair masks to get those results! It also doesn’t weigh my hair down like some other moisture products I have used in the past or make my hair greasy the very next day. This combination is a definite winner in my books!
Talk about essentials in the shower, my absolute favorite razor is the Gillette Comfort Glide Venus! It glides on so smooth, I have never EVER cut my self with this razor! The shave is extremely close and best of all , you don’t need to spend extra pennies on shaving cream because the Venus razor heads have a built in shave bar head! You just add water and shave til your little heart is content! Also incredibly handy for travel, at the gym or in a hurry! The Venus Comfort Glide comes in an a few different colors and shave bar scents.
Dry Shampoo! Where have you been all my life! If only this stuff was available when I was in high school, I could have spent a lot more time
sleeping studying and a lot less time washing my hair! The Herbal Essences Dry Shampoo not only smells incredible, but it adds flexible volume while it soaks up that unwanted oil like a boss!
Deodorant sprays are fairly new to me but I am always one to take on new challenges! While most of my post-pubescent life has been trying to find that one deodorant that not only works but doesn’t leave lovely white marks all down my shirt I have likely tried 2 dozen deodorants over the years that claim to be invisible or “little black dress approved”. Let me save you a lot of time, frustration and money…it’s all a bunch of BS! While some are in fact less noticeable than others, it wasn’t until I tired the Secret Invisible spray that I can officially stop searching! It 100% is invisible!! It does not leave behind any residue, on your body or your clothes!! And yes, it works too!
Since we are talking about daily beauty essentials, I won’t go all beauty guru on you today and discuss in depth the importance of a decent skin care routine…even though I really really want to! But I will stress the importance of, well, the essentials. Using a daily moisturizer and eye cream will not only make your skin look more healthy on the daily, but it will take years off your face over time.
I am going to recommend the Olay Age defying hydrating gel as it contains hylauronic acid which really helps bind water to your skin, keeping it hydrated all day. The lightweight oil free formula won’t clog pores and is suitable for all skin types. Use alone or under makeup and be amazed at how your skin will glow from from within all while fighting the ageing process.
Your eyes are the first part of your face to show signs of aging as the skin is so delicate and thin. Keeping the area optimally hydrated is essential to a youthful appearance. The Olay eyes Deep Hydrating Eye Gel also contains hylauronic acid to instantly hydrate tired eyes for a wide-awake, refreshed look. The cooling, fast absorbing formula helps fight under fine lines over time and plumps them up for instant results!
In recent years, whitening my teeth has been a part of my essential weekly routine. I started with the crest white strips and have had great results using them alone. I’ve recently stepped up my teeth whitening game with the new Crest 3D White blue light system and WOW! I didn’t think the results could be that much better but they are incredible! The Crest 3D White blue light uses the same type of light technology dentists use by weakening stains so that the whitening ingredient can work more effectively. Best of all, the results can last up to 36 months!
So there you have it! My favorite Drugstore Beauty Essentials! Chime in below and let me know what your favorite essentials are or if you love any of thee products as much as I do!
*These products were sent to me at no charge by P&G, but I assure you all opinions and experiences are my own.