By: Erin Brady
Recently, I was reunited with an oldie but a goodie, a face wash I swore by in middle and high school and one that dermatologists everywhere can’t seem to get enough of: Purpose Gentle Cleansing Face Wash. It’s a complicated story, you see, the love affair ended sometime in late high school when I was introduced to Purposes’ arch nemesis, Cetaphil daily face wash. Cetaphil and I became good friends and it has been my trusty, go-to morning face wash for as long as I can remember, but ever since I re-discovered Purpose, it’s been my main squeeze. Its gentle, non-irritating and leaves the perfect canvas for applying makeup. It doesn’t sting, no matter how sensitive my skin gets and it even removes the toughest of eye makeup. Purpose, welcome back to my life! As I welcomed Purpose back into my life, it got me thinking about what other classic drugstore products I should rediscover, so here’s what’s on my list.
Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque:
This “masque” brings me back to the days of sleep-away camp where we would pile this green, goopy cream with the hopes that it would solve all of our skin problems in a matter of minutes. Well, hey, a girl can dream right? This cult-favorite will certainly help dry up existing pimples, reduce blackheads and shrink pores. Simply apply and wash off after it firms and hardens. The mint tingle is refreshing and your skin will feel clean and smooth afterwards. Get spa-like results at home with this mask for just $4, a must-have in my book!
Neutrogena Body Oil Light Sesame:
Nothing moisturizes quite like Neutrogena Body Oil. In the dead of winter, this is the only thing that keeps my skin adequately nourished and in the summer, the scent and sheen the oil leaves on your skin is downright sexy. It’s best used right out of the shower on slightly damp skin and you’ll be left with a radiant, healthy glow. The light sesame scent truly makes for an unbeatable moisturizing experience.
Dove Beauty Bar:
You know the deal, this bar is hypo-allergenic, fragrance free and contains 1/4 moisturizing cream, and for those with sensitive skin, this bar can’t be beat. The clean-skin feeling after using this soap is truly one-of-a-kind. Skin is left moisturized and never feels stripped or dry, a real class act.