Cleansers, creams, sprays and serums all have their devotees, but there are certain skincare faves that practically have their own fan clubs. How does an adored beauty product cross the line into obsession?
Find out exactly why people love (and we mean looove) these cult
classics—and maybe you'll get hooked, too.
It's Refreshingly Simple
Some products have too many bells and whistles, but the natural approach is why we're addicted to Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm.
A tried-and-true recipe of beeswax, coconut and sunflower oils famously
moisturizes that pretty pout. Why mess with perfection?
"It's been part of my bedtime ritual for years. I could never go to
sleep without it," says Rachel Silver of Columbia, S.C. "Burt's Bees
instantly moisturizes my lips, and I love the tingle from the
Laura Meade Galgano of Northport, N.Y., says it's a purse staple for
her: "I make sure there's at least one tube in each of my purses. It's
the only product that keeps my lips protected during the harsh winter
It Has Multiple Lives
The best products save the day in countless situations, perhaps none more so than a hydrating spritz of
Evian's Mineral Spray.
ULTA.com reviewers have clever uses for it, whether it's keeping one in
the fridge as a cooling pick-me-up, or prepping your face before
makeup. Jet-setting businesswoman Ivanka Trump recently told Travel +
Leisure that she keeps the spray in her carry-on, as it's "great for
refreshing after a flight."
It Has Proved to Be Reliable
Any beauty maven with dry or sensitive skin knows that Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream,
a gentle and nonscented product often recommended by dermatologists, is
tops for relieving itchy skin. "This product has honestly saved me.
This is the only stuff that actually works!" one ULTA.com reviewer
says. "My dermatologist told me to try this out two years ago and I
haven't bought another lotion since," another declares.
It Does Its Job—and Then Some
The light and silky anti-aging Alpha Hydrox AHA Souffle 12% has a reputation for masterfully evening out skin tone, reducing
wrinkles and firming skin. "It is the best product of this type that I
have tried, and I have tried many," one ULTA.com reviewer admits.
Another states: "I've used this product religiously at night for years.
I always get compliments because of my smooth skin and people think I'm
10 years younger. I can't live without this product!"