These cult beauty buys will never let you down...
Pond’s Cold Cream, £3.29
This hard-working day and night cream will hydrate, nourish and clear your skin. A secret weapon for sorting out problem-prone skin and adult acne in a hurry, Pond’s Cold Cream has been widely praised for its soothing and repairing properties. And that’s not gone unnoticed by the A-listers.
Kylie Minogue has been using the cream for years. She told the Daily Mail, “It’s all I really use to look after my skin. It’s such an old classic.
“My mum uses it and it really does work. It’s made such a difference.”
This £3.89 blue pot is the very definition of a cult beauty product. Spanning generations, the cold cream has been used by our grandmother’s mothers, and it’s just as brilliant now.
Joanna Lumley is one gorgeous lady who swears by the product, admitting that it’s “Cheap as chips – adore!”
The cream can be used to replenish and revive skin just about anywhere on your body, and is guaranteed to leave you with smooth and polished skin. Simply apply to skin, gentle wipe off with a wet cloth, rinse, and bask in the feel of your baby-soft skin. What could be easier?
If you’re looking to overhaul your beauty bag, cult beauty buys are the best products to invest in. Hundreds of new products come out every year, but only some make the ‘Hall of Fame’ – the all-time beauty favourites, as voted for by you and our panel of judges in this year’s Best in Beauty Awards.
From skin creams that can make you feel new again to the perfume that can give you a confidence boost with just one spritz, every woman needs those beauty products that she can turn to on days when getting ready seems like a struggle. Forget bargain buys that just about do the job – you need a reliable go-to that will make you feel fabulous in an instant!
This year’s Best in Beauty Awards judging panel includes Ruth Newman (Director of Beauty at House of Fraser), Jo GB (w&h Beauty Director), Mary Greenwell (A-list make-up artist), Sam McKnight (celebrity hairstylist) and more. And not to forget you – our woman&home readers, who voted in an online survey for the following buys – the very best of the best!
So who did you choose as the ultimate winners in our Hall of Fame? Click through to find out, then start shopping for a new you today!
‘Fantastic colours, won’t chip and constantly being updated.’
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Loti
‘It makes your face feel relaxed, refreshed and happy!’
YSL Touche Eclat, £25
‘The perfect treatment for tired eyes.’
‘Loved by my mum and me.’
‘I don’t know anyone who hasn’t been amazed by it.’
‘I use this every day; luxurious yet amazingly priced.’
Chanel No5 Eau de Parfum, £65 for 50 ml
‘It’s ageless and beautiful.’
Batiste Dry Shampoo Tropical 200ml, £2.99 from Boots
‘Great when your hair needs an emergency fix.’
‘Works for me – it does the job but brushes out easily too.’
‘Great for softening lips, dry skin and as a gloss.’
‘Sleep in a bottle!’
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum, 100ml, £96
Oriental-fresh, a floral jasmine-rose scent, as light as a petal…no wonder it received the most number of votes!
Transforms your look and attitude. Saturates lips with high-intensity colour – in one stroke.
Clarins Double Serum, £69
The two-phase system targets all aspects of skin ageing in one complex concentrate.
A natural, perfected look that lasts all day – colour stays true.
A lightweight face gel that gives skin an energising boost. It smoothes fine lines and provides hydration to give a healthy glow.
Benefit Roller Lash, £19.50
The eye-opening Hook ‘n’ Roll brush separated, lifts and curls. The formula holds for 12 hours!