Here is part 2 of my reviews of Allure Magazine’s Best of Beauty Hall of Fame Award Winners. Allure, considers products that have been on their list multiple times to be a hall of fame winner. Many of them have been on the list for 5+ years. Wow, readers and makeup pros alike love these product
7. Tweezerman Slant Tweezers: Man do I LOVE these babies. Tweezers are not something that I necessarily think of when I picture my makeup bag staples, but these definitely are a staple of mine. They are thin, precise and get even the tiniest stray hair. Tweezers are definitely worth the splurge for a good one, Tweezerman brand is by far my favorite.
8. Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser: I actually am absolutely against any Cetaphil products! In my writing of this blog, I try to be as honest as possible and share with my readers, truthful and accurate info, and I not only give my opinion but also try and do my research as accurately as possible. “Cetaphil probably has the best PR of any facial soap. Beauty magazines gush over it as a no-frills $8 must-have. Dermatologists love to recommend it as a mild and non-irritating facial cleanser for two reasons: it doesn’t contain fragrance and, more tellingly, because MDs have a big Pharma love affair with the manufacturer, Galderma, the offspring of Nestlé and L’Oréal, which also makes acne drugs like Differin.
And yet there’s nothing healthy about this face-washing prescription.
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser contains just eight ingredients: water, cetyl alcohol, propylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfate, stearyl alcohol, methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben.
All but the water are chemically manufactured (let’s hope), and propylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfate, and the three parabens have a seat on the dirty dozen, a list of cosmetic ingredients to avoid as potentially toxic.” -Well and Good NYC (Check out the full article on their website: Well and Good NYC)
9. Clinique 7 Day Scrub Cream Rinse-Off Formula: This scrub is powerful, but doesn’t tear up your skin. Its fragrance free, and uses polishing beads that are smooth, instead of jagged particles that other scrubs have. A scrub doesn’t have to be harsh to be effective, and this one is definitely as effective as it says.
10. Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream SPF 15: I love this quote directly from Allure on this one, I feel like it sums it up so well. “Neutrogena changed the face of beauty—and faces of women—in 1991 by discovering a way to stabilize retinol, a pure form of vitamin A known as much for its volatility as its line-smoothing prowess. “They combined the molecule with UV filters and several antioxidants to protect it from sunlight and air, and to keep it active,” says Hammer. Without such defenses, retinol will quickly degrade. Other cosmetic companies were also producing over-the-counter vitamin-A creams at the time—some even years before Neutrogena—but most relied on less effective forms of the ingredient because they didn’t break down as quickly. Neutrogena packed its retinol and stabilizing agents into a hydrating base and introduced it as Healthy Skin in 1997. Clinical studies showed the formula was capable of visibly improving sun damage, skin clarity, and pore size after just one week. “And over time, retinol can decrease fine lines and wrinkles, even out skin tone, fight acne, and increase collagen production,” says Jeannette Graf, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.”
11. OPI Nail Lacquer in I’m Not Really a Waitress: I have literally bought 4 bottles of this color in the last year or so, because I love it so much. This color is gorgeous on fingers and toes, and OPI nail polish is one of my favorites on the market today. OPI’s formulas are chip resistant and last days longer than drugstore brands of polish and less damaging to your nails. This shade has sold over 7 million bottles, and has been on Allure’s Hall of Fame list for 9 years! Plus its shimmery and pretty and perks up any outfit!