Wednesday, February 24, 2010

My Favorite Health & Beauty Products $10 Or Less

This is not a paid or sponsored post. These are simply my own opinions about some health & beauty products that I use on a regular basis. Prices may vary slightly from what I've listed below and I typically purchase most of these products at Walmart or Walgreens.

Listerine Whitening Vibrant White Pre-Brush Rinse $6.29
This is probably one of the best-kept beauty secrets around. It truly works wonders and I faithfully use it twice daily. I drink a lot of coffee and tea every single day (I'm talking at least 5 or more cups daily) and I used to have occasional problems with stains on my teeth. The dentist would remove the stains at my cleanings, but, in between the cleanings, the stains would start to come back. I have always used the original Listerine, but, saw this particular whitening rinse and decided to switch. I noticed a difference in my teeth so quickly and now no longer have any stains on my teeth at all. It still does all the things you expect from Listerine - fights plague, controls tartar, and kills bad breath germs, but it whitens teeth, too. Love it! Highly recommend it.

Noxzema Deep Cleansing Cream, Original $4.49
Around the age of 14, when I first started taking an interest in makeup and skincare, this was the first product I used to clean my face. I was blessed to have pretty decent skin, but, I do think that this helped keep my complexion fresh and clear. Although, I do use other anti-aging facial cleansers most of the time, I still use this occasionally if I encounter a breakout, run out of my normal cleanser, or just want a refreshing change of pace. It's also great to ease the discomfort of sunburns.

Coconut Soap from eco Store USA $4.00
My family tends to have somewhat sensitive skin. This soap is so mild and smells so nice - we all love it!

Gold Bond Ultimate Comfort Body Powder Aloe $5.99
My husband uses the Gold Bond medicated powder, but, it's just too medicine-y for me. Instead, I use this Gold Bond Ultimate Comfort Powder. It has vitamins A, C, and E, aloe, and chamomile. I use it every day after showering - it leaves my skin so soft and really helps protect against odor and moisture.

Pantene Pro V: Detangling Light Conditioning Mist $4.78
This is a product I cannot do without. It's a light conditioning and detangling spray that you apply and leave in towel-dried hair.

Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Hairspray $2.99
This flexible style hairspray is infused with wild violet and pomegranate so it smells great. And, it never leaves my hair feeling sticky or stiff.

Avon Smooth Minerals Blush Reg. $10.00 currently on sale for $5.99
I recently started using this mineral blush from Avon and I really like it. It goes on so smoothly and has such a nice, luminous sheen. It feels and looks very natural. Great for sensitive skin.

Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm $2.99
Is it possible to be addicted to lip balm? Because I love this stuff and use it all the time... carry one in my purse and keep another on my bedside table. I love the way this smells and how it instantly soothes my lips.

Avon PRO-TO-GO Lipstick $9.00
I have never really been a lipstick girl. Most lipsticks that I tried either made my lips look and feel too dry or didn't have any staying power. I don't know why, but, wearing lipstick always made me feel like a little girl playing just didn't look natural on me. But, this Avon PRO-TO-GO lipstick has won me over. First of all, it doesn't feel like any lipstick I've ever used - it's so creamy and conditioning that it's more like a lip balm. It makes my lips look and feel great. Second, I adore the tube that it's in - simply use the button to slide it open or closed. Makes it quick and easy to apply.

PedEgg $9.99
Don't laugh at me for this one, but, I love the PedEgg. I have dry skin, especially on my feet. This handy-dandy little tool is so easy to use and it really works.

What about you? What are some of your favorite budget health & beauty products?


Lissa said...

I have tried the ecoStore soap and it is great! The Ped Egg is one of my fave products. Just gave one away in twitter #idol chat last night! love your list!

Christina Lee said...

ooh good list- now have to try the Listerine and the Ped egg!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Hi Kari, I have never tried the ecoStore before, but I will now! I will also try the listerine. My favs? Dove soap for sensitive skin because I am allergic to everything and especially lanolin, and Cetafphil moisturizer with spf 15 in it. It goes great under makeup and is a first line of defense against the sun.
♥, Susan

Daniela said...

Ohh, we are on the same page. I use the ped egg, burts bees, pantene and the powder, but I've never tried the eco soap. I'm going to try it.

I used to love Noxzema and frankly have forgotten all about it. I used to love the way it smelled. I used to love the way vicks vapor rub smelled too..awww, Im feeling nostalgic. I'm going out to buy some Noxzema tomorrow and sniff away.

Great Post!