Beauty Potions That Really Work
Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff
November 24, 2015
Filed Under Beauty
by Catalogs.com Info Guru Aurora LaJambre
Pampering the skin is something we all want to do, it’s just hard to know what to use.
No doubt the expensive lotions and serums work, but what about the affordable ones?
Here’s the skinny on beauty potions that really work.
10. Plumping lip gloss
Perfect your pout with a gloss that plumps up your lips. This seductive beauty product comes in a variety of sexy colors. It also adds shine and softens while enhancing your lips. Apply before going out as a single shade or layer them to create your own signature color.
9. Hydrating concealer
We’ve all been burned by under eye concealer. You start out simply trying to hide dark under eye circles and wind up with cakey lines drawing attention to the exact area you were trying to camouflage. Benefit Fakeup Concealer to the rescue. This one is super hydrating so it masks imperfections while improving the area from the inside.
8. Gentle cleansers
Washing your face with harsh scrubs can agitate your pores and contribute to breakouts. Lightly massage scrubs on the skin and you’ll feel the difference. Even better, opt for a gentle, restorative face cleanser packed with lipids that hydrate the skin. These are made to hydrate and leave you feeling clean and fresh.
7. Teeth whitener
White, healthy teeth are a major turn on. Stains, not so much. There are a number of whiteners on the market, but they’re not all created equal. In this case, go with a proven brand. The strips will stretch across your teeth and fit to their shape so you won’t really notice they’re on until it’s time to take them off and sparkle.
6. Dark-spot corrector
Spot correctors make a lot of promises they don’t always keep. When you finally find a good one – like Aveeno’s targeted tone corrector – it’s kind of shocking. Finally, something actually does what it says it will do? This is one of the best skin care products. It contains vitamin A and soy to fade dark spots in a few weeks by promoting healthy cell turnover. Yay!
5. Nail protein
The secret to long, strong nails is protein and a healthy diet. Still, they go through quite a lot of wear and tear throughout the day. Give them extra protection with topical protein you can brush directly on.
Moisturizers have one job so they better do it well. The pitfall for many is falling in love with how a lotion smells only to realize after a few weeks that it doesn’t actually work. Look for the trifecta of effective care for sensitive skin: vitamin C, provitamin B5 and glycerin for major hydration. Good ones will absorb right away and keep you feeling good all day.
3. Moroccan Oil
As far as beauty potions that really work go, Moroccan Oil feels like it really works magic. In not time dry, damaged hair feels soft, shiny and full. This luxurious hair treatment is affordable and easy to use at home. Simply towel dry your hair and apply a few drops from the ends up and let it air dry or blow-dry.
2. Coconut oil
Some beauty potions that really work are already in your pantry. Coconut oil is a multi-tasking marvel. Massage a small amount on your skin and hair every night and dryness will never be a problem. Whether your hair is fine and dry or thick and wild, coconut oil tames frizz and fly-aways and gives it a major volume boost. Add a few drops to a homemade face mask for a spectacular home spa treatment.
1. Night cream
A group of gals could buy an island with the money they’ve used on the tiniest jars of night cream. If it’s true beauty in a bottle that you’re looking for, check out the restorative wonders at Bliss. These creamy lotions reduce spots, smooth skin texture and gradually reverse signs of aging.