ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: 10 classic beauty products your Grandma would have used and you should too

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: 10 classic beauty products your Grandma would have used and you should too

We as consumers are always used to trying out the newest beauty products being released to see what all the hype is about, but sometimes the most classic products from the oldest brands are often the best. Here are some of the oldest brands that still sell the products they sold when they were first formed, and that people will always go back to.

Chanel

Chanel is one of the oldest beauty brands, founded in 1910 in Paris, the brand is iconic both for its reliable cosmetics and perfumes. Chanel No. 5 was their debut perfume launched in 1921, and is arguably the world’s most iconic fragrance, remaining a classic scent to this day.

Elizabeth Arden

Formed in the same year was Elizabeth Arden but in New York, and in 1912 Arden played her part in the suffrage movement by creating her own shade of red lipstick for the suffragettes to wear. They were also the first to make travel sized products in 1917, and their 8 hour cream remains incredibly popular today. It’s a multi-use product, and can be used as lip balm, hair serum, make-up remover, hand cream, even a highlighter – it’s definitely a worthy and timeless investment.

Vaseline

Formed in the same year was Elizabeth Arden but in New York, and in 1912 Arden played her part in the suffrage movement by creating her own shade of red lipstick for the suffragettes to wear. They were also the first to make travel sized products in 1917, and their 8 hour cream remains incredibly popular today. It’s a multi-use product, and can be used as lip balm, hair serum, make-up remover, hand cream, even a highlighter – it’s definitely a worthy and timeless investment.

Nivea

Nivea’s crème has been a firm favourite since 1911 and still remains popular today whilst still being affordable. Moisturising and smoothing the skin, the cream suits all skincare needs and is only £2.99 from Boots.

Carmex

Carmex are known for their classic lip products, and their lip balm has been a staple product since 1937. With a similar cult status to Vaseline, Carmex is also really affordable and a life-saver for dry and chapped lips.

Erno Laszlo

Erno Laszlo rose to fame when he created a special foundation cream for Princess Stephanie of Belgium’s acne. Audrey Hepburn also famously said “I owe 50% of my beauty to my Mother and the other 50% to Erno Laszlo”. His signature double cleanse is his classic product, which is revitalising and also won’t break the bank.

Kiehl’s

Kiehl’s began in 1851, and they tailor products towards both men and women. Their Midnight Recovery Concentrate is their most popular product and has raving reviews all over the internet, and can be used nightly to achieve fresh, glowing, youthful skin.

L’Oreal

L’Oreal is one of the biggest cosmetic companies, and they began in 1909 selling hair dye. Their hair dyes are still popular now, but their cosmetics have also become even more popular. A cult product that your grandma would have loved is their Elnett hairspray, loved by celebrities, it’s one worth spending money on and will keep your hair intact for hours.

Pond’s

Your grandma would have loved Pond’s Cold Cream Cleanser – it’s really refreshing and feminine, and is also great for sensitive skin. An oldie but definitely still a goodie.

Avon

Avon was founded in 1886 and would have been a cult brand for your grandma. So affordable and easily accessible, Avon products have grown with families through generations. Their ‘Care Deeply with Cocoa Butter Body Lotion’ is one of their most popular and affordable products, and is a favourite among family households.

Your grandma would have definitely loved the products from these brands, they are stock products within any cosmetic collection, and they’re certainly worth a try if you’re looking for something reliable that stands the test of time.

Harley Wild

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