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You won’t find anything unexpected on this list. Every product on here is a household name that has stood the test of time—some have been around for more than 100 years! You probably even have quite a few of them in your home right now. If you don’t, and your beauty product supply is in need of replenishment, why not try some of the products people have been swearing by for decades? Here are 12 of our favorite tried-and-true beauty products.
1. Herbal Essences Shampoo
You probably love this product for its long-lasting scent. And your memory of their ad campaign has likely lasted even longer. I’m not sure I have ever heard a woman so excited about being in the shower.
2. Aqua Net Hair Spray
3. Johnson and Johnson Baby Shampoo
Truly a classic, this shampoo has been invited into people’s homes since 1953 and has continued to make its presence known at baby showers ever since.
4. Pond’s Cold Cream
What makes this product so great is that it not only removes makeup but moisturizes at the same time. The 50-percent moisturizer helps to take off all that stubborn waterproof mascara.
5. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Cream
6. Olay Beauty Fluid Lotion
Although the name has changed, the results remain the same: lusciously moisturized skin. (Olay dropped “Oil of” from its name back in 2000.)
7. Coty Airspun Face Powder
Who can resist this adorable powder puff? I can still remember making a huge mess when I tried to sneak just a little bit from my mother.
8. Great Lash Mascara
With one being sold every 1.3 seconds, this is one of America’s go-to mascaras.
9. Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage
The beauty of this product is in the flexibility. Secret Camouflage is a two-shade compact that can be used year round to match your changing skin tone.
Every household needs a tub of vaseline. Originally it was created to help burns, but since then people have come up with long lists of uses for this product.
In 1923 Leo Gerstenzang created the Q-tip after watching his wife wrap cotton around a toothpick in order to clean their child’s ears. While cleaning ears is still a great use for the product, it is now used for a variety of things from makeup clean-up, to medicine applications to cleaning all sorts of small spaces.