6 beauty products you don’t need 13



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Buying new beauty products can be an exciting treat to yourself. But there are some beauty products that you just don’t need to waste your money on. We’ve created a list of a few products you can cross off your list.

These products are a complete money grab so hopefully you haven’t already been sucked into the trap!


1) Anti-ageing powders

Be careful when you purchase anti-ageing products. Even if these powdery products contain anti-ageing properties, you are applying the powder over other makeup. The ingredients are barely touching your skin, let alone absorbed in the quantity required to cause any noticeable benefit. Not all anti-ageing products are pointless such as creams that contain retinol and antioxidants, however, powders are a different story.


2) SPF 100+ foundation

It is obviously important to use sunscreen but SPF 100 isn’t protecting you any more than SPF 50, so don’t waste your money on them. In fact, most experts do not recommend anything above 50. So to protect your skin from the sun be sure to apply your SPF sunscreen liberally to get full protection.


3) Lip plumper

Products that claim to make your lips bigger use ingredients like cayenne and cinnamon to irritate lips into swelling (ouch)! They may look bigger for an hour or two but otherwise the effect is short-lived. One tip is to use an ordinary lip gloss and mix a tiny bit of cinnamon into it for plumper lips.


4) Cellulite creams

Unfortunately, cellulite creams do not get rid of cellulite! In fact, most of them are a complete hoax. A few may possibly reduce the appearance slightly, but in the end, it’s not worth the money.


5) Facial mist

Yes, it feels amazing when you’re hot but it is an unnecessary beauty product. It’s pretty much just expensive water. If you want to cool your face, put some water in a spray bottle and add mint leaves.


6) Foot cream

It’s nice to have soft and smooth feet but you don’t need to buy a separate foot cream to accomplish this. If you’re needing to moisturise your feet try using your regular body lotion first.


Have you tried any of these beauty products before? What is your favourite makeup product? Share with us below!

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  1. I just use shower moisturizer..I rub it on after washing and shower it off and get dried it works for me

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    • I have a type of eczema and was advised by a dermatologist to use QV bar to was and hydraderm as a moisturiser. Since using these products for over 20 years have never had itchy or dry skin since.

  2. I’ve pretty dry skin, at the moment I’m using Nivera body lotion it’s very rich and creamy feels a little oily at first but just disappears into my skin in no time, l use it on my face as well as my body, I’m really loving it, l did sell top cosmetics once, i believe the cheaper one are just as good just not as refined.

  3. When I was modeling back in the day, they taught us to put vaseline on our feet at night and then sleep in cotton socks. When you wake up in the morning, those tootsies are soft as a baby’s bum.

  4. It’s a well known fact that urea creams are among the best outright moisturisers … Not for anti-aging or the like, just a simple moisturising agent. It’s why they put urea in foot creams in high concentrations. It works really well on feet that tend to crack and split around the heels … A painful process! Doctors will also recommend these creams for those annoying little pre-cancerous solar keratosis lesions, the dry scaley ones that don’t often develop into anything life-threatening anyway. Takes a while but eventually they mostly disappear. Leanna Stephenson, I just use shower moisturiser too, the Nivea one, it does me!

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  5. Fine dry Wet & Dry sandpaper works on cracked feet, followed with vaseline overnight with socks to protect the sheets.

  6. So agree! I use simple products for multi purposes, after all does my face know that the cream is hand cream, or feet know its not meant for feet, never get conned, use what you know works for you, and being short of money makes you very inventive anyway.

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