These cult beauty products are either hitting the headlines or were loved by our mum, and for a reason - they work wonders and are affordable! See our pick of the best cult beauty products
Here at GoodtoKnow, we’re always on the hunt for beauty products that works just as well as the fancy brands, but for a snip of the price.
And with so many exciting new beauty products hitting the shelves every week, you no longer need to spend a fortune to look good!
Some of these cult beauty products were loved by our mums, whilst others are new cult beauty products we now can’t live without, but they all work wonders and are affordable too. Loved by everyone from beauty experts to consumers everywhere, we’d go as far as to say that everyone needs these ‘must-have’ products on their bathroom shelf!
All of these cheap beauty staples have received rave reviews and are firm favourites on ‘cult beauty product’ lists everywhere, so make sure you stock up pronto!
Aldi’s £6.99 day cream has hit the headlines after it was revealed that it was ‘almost’ as good as La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream Sheer – which costs a staggering £292!
Beauty editor Elsa McAlonan was one of the first in the country to give Aldi’s new luxury anti-ageing skincare range, which contains caviar, a go. After testing both Aldi’s and La Prairie’s caviar products for four weeks (one on each side of her face), the results were alarming.
‘After using the creams for four weeks, I think both have done a good job. Looking closely at my face in my x15 magnifying mirror, I can see a smoothness and gleam to my skin that wasn’t there before – on both sides’, she reveals for Mail Online.
‘I can see a slight softening of wrinkles, too – the lines on the La Prairie side seem slightly less noticeable, compared with those on the Aldi side – however, it’s not a massive difference.’
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Back in the day when women wore their hair big, this cult hairspray was used to finish and hold retro styles. Nothing’s changed today and lots of us ladies have a can of Elnett on our shelves and use it to hold our voluminous or even sleek dos. It gives you long-lasting hold, brushes out easily and it’s purse friendly at £3.79 per 200ml, from leading chemists.
This luxurious yet affordable beauty classic has been a favourite moisturiser for decades and leaves your skin feeling silky smooth. It helps fight stretch marks, scars and imperfections, plus it only costs £3.79 for 250ml, from leading chemists.
This classic multitasker has been passed down from mother to daughter for generations. It works as a cleanser, an eye make-up remover, a face mask and hand cream. This deep cleansing and moisturising classic costs around £4.49 per pot from leading chemists.
This little bottle is a saviour for mums throughout and after pregnancy. It’s not just for stretch marks and can be used for anti-ageing, as a moisturiser and for treating uneven skin tone. At around £7.99 for 60ml from leading chemists, it’s cheaper than many stretch-mark creams and well worth the investment.
We love this cold-sore fighting and dry-lip soothing lip balm that’s retained its original packaging since 1937. Keep it in your bag 24/7 and use liberally, so your lips stay soft and supremely kissable. A pot costs around £2.69 from leading chemists and will last you ages.
Thie beauty classic is available in various fruity and creamy concoctions and is a favourite body butter in many households. Try Body Shop’s Cocoa Butter and Vitamin E Body Butter, currently at half-price – reduced from £12.50 to £6.25 per 200ml. Or you could go for Almond or Blueberry Body Butter, among others, reduced to the bargain pampering price of just £5.00 per 200ml!
This trusted tub of petroleum jelly has been around since 1880 and is known for having many uses, such as treating chapped lips, nappy rash and even brightening your teeth! Vaseline recently came up with 140 uses for the stuff that costs as little as £2.05 for 100ml. Some of these aren’t just for your skin and include removing chewing gum from carpets and even keeping a leather bag shiny!
It’s meant for keeping your baby’s skin super-soft but that won’t stop us from using this classic beauty buy too. This oil smells lovely and is ideal for smoothing over your skin straight after a shower. It costs just £2.70 for a 500ml bottle, from leading chemists.
This timeless face powder had been used in Hollywood since the era of black-and-white films. Use it over moisturiser for a light coverage, or on foundation to set your look. It comes with a retro price tag of just £5.99 too, from leading chemists.
Since the 1930s this tube has been loved by women all over the world and it works wonders on dry and chapped skin from your lips to your toes. It’s not cheap at £25 for 50ml, but a little goes a long way, making it last for months. This is one beauty classic you won’t mind splurging on.