Courtesy of Lou + Em: A Style Album
How many everyday beauty products do you swear by? It's often at the start of a new year that we'll have a clear-out and reset our bathroom cabinets and makeup bags for the year ahead. And while some products are headed for the bin, there is a handful that we absolutely must have on hand. So this month we've looked at our hero beauty products—the six items that each of us couldn't live without—and shared them with you.
The beauty world can be fickle, with a constant stream of new trends and products to try, so it can be difficult to stay loyal. But keep scrolling for the hero products that we've stuck by and that have stood the test of time…
"I'm obsessed with the smell of this deodorant. It kept me fresh during my time on Strictly!"
"My hair can be flat, and this shampoo gives it the lift it needs."
"Again, the smell is amazing. This can be used to finish off the hair once styled to give it extra volume and lived-in texture, or as a dry shampoo."
"I was introduced to Skin Food by my makeup artist, Kim Jacob. It's an intensive moisturising cream, and it's perfect for dry patches."
"A super-handy little pot to add a touch of bronze to dull winter skin."
"I need to use gentle products on my face and body, so Ren Skincare is my go-to. The cleanser leaves my skin feeling fresh and clean without stripping the natural oils."
"I suffer from dry skin and eczema patches during the winter months and was advised to try HealGel, which was formulated by a team of leading British plastic surgeons. Good for scarring too."
"I've only recently started using primer, and Laura Mercier's Radiance primer is just the trick for tired, dull winter skin."
"My hands get very dry in the winter, so this hand balm is a lifesaver; the tube is super pretty too."
"I love all the & Other Stories lip balms; this one is a barely there colour with a hint of vanilla that keeps my lips nourished."
"A new hero product of mine, I was sent this brush to try and I am hooked. When I don't have time to tong my hair, this brush leaves it with a cool, smooth, undone style in no time at all. It's a mixture of a round brush (which leaves my hair slightly old fashioned) and a paddle brush (which leaves my hair too flat)."
"I'd love to get eight hours sleep a night, but it rarely happens. This luxurious oil makes me feel and look like I have."
Want more everyday favourites? Check out our guide to the 11 best foundations.
Opening Images: Courtesy of Lou + Em: A Style Album