7 Beauty Products I Thought I'd Never Need, But it Turns Out I DoAlli McGinnis
Dabbling in unique beauty products is something we all do from time to time. I have tried a ton of special beauty products, from fancy shaving creams to oxygen face masks. There were a few products I thought I’d never try. However, once I did I quickly learned I couldn’t live without them! The 7 exceptional products I focus on in this posting have changed my skin, protected my hair and maintained my manicures. Click through my slideshow, below, to see what 7 products I can’t live without.
Brightening Serum 1 of 7
I never thought brightening would be my main skin concern. I thought for sure I would eventually be concerned with fine lines and wrinkles, but sun damage and uneven skin tone never crossed my mind. Turns out this is my #1 concern when it comes to my skin and I will do anything and everything to brighten my complexion. For day to day use I swear by this serum. My skin continues to glow the more often I use it.
Get it at Sephora $48
Pumice Stone 2 of 7
I remember my mom always using a pumice stone growing up and I thought to myself, "I'll never use one of those." Well ladies, turns out my favorite part of getting a pedi isn't just the fresh polish change, but the silky soft finish to my feet after they buff them out. For only a few dollars you can keep up with those baby soft feet in between pedicures.
Get it at Drugstores $4
Glycolic Acid 3 of 7
Like I said I will do ANYTHING to keep my skin bright! I have even gone to the extreme of getting peels done at my dermatologist. I was thrilled when I discovered this gentle peel delivers similar results to my "pricey" visits to the Derm. My skin stays radiant for several days after using it.
Get it at Sephora $55
Face Oil 4 of 7
The last thing I ever thought I would want to put on my face would be oil. Little did I know hydration is the key to beautiful skin and this face oil is my savior. Especially, when I travel and during dryer months of the year. A few drops of this all over my face, neck and decollate does the trick every night.
Get it at Sephora $14-$96
Lip Scrub 5 of 7
You don't think about needing to treat your lips, but your lips are one of the first places that show signs of aging. So scrub those dead skin cells away. I love this scrub because not only does it exfoliate, but it conditions the lips too!
Get it at Sephora $22
Adult Hair Detangler 6 of 7
I have long hair and no matter how much conditioner I use it's still hard to get a comb through my hair after the shower. This detangler literally works in seconds. It makes getting ready in the morning a breeze. I never thought I would need a detangler as an adult.
Get it at Unite or in Salons $26.25
Cuticle Cream 7 of 7
We use our hands all day, every day, and because I spend a great deal of time with clients I wash my hands a ton! I keep this cuticle cream in my nightstand and rub a small amount on my cuticles every night before I go to sleep. It keeps my cuticles soft and my manicures lasting longer.
Get it at Burt's Bees $6