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Old products you swear by

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Sleepwouldbenicesometimes · 25/01/2023 21:30

There are so many new products out there now but I'm wondering what long established staples you swear by?

For me it's the dark blue pot of Nivea creme. The large pot is permanently in my bathroom the small tin in my handbag, it's brilliant and I can't see me swapping to a newer more expensive product

What are your oldies but Goodies?

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HoneyDragon · 25/01/2023 21:47

Big blue pot of Nivea here too, cracking stuff.
Blistex lip cream.
And not sure if twenty odd years counts as classic but I swear there is no better moisturiser than Elemis Marine Cream.

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Binfire · 25/01/2023 21:47

Blue Nivea is one of mine too. And Blistex intensive lip cream.

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LesLavandes · 25/01/2023 21:53

Vaseline

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stitchinguru · 25/01/2023 21:55

Brillo pads… game changers

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ChocAuVin · 25/01/2023 21:56

-Another vote for blue pot Nivea
-For dry/cracked/painful lips - Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream
-Batiste dry shampoo

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PAFMO · 26/01/2023 06:46

Blue pot Nivea and Astral here too.
Love both, possibly prefer the second. Have the biggest tub they do of both and they're my night cream in winter and my neck cream all year round. I'm a wrinkly old 57 year old with the neck of a 12 year old.😂

Vaseline

Carmex lip balm in the yellow tub. Nothing compares. Someone gave me a Pengaligon's lip balm (£24!!!!) and very nice it looks too. It's just posh vaseline.

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PositivePants2023 · 26/01/2023 06:53

What is this blue pot of nivea?!

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AbsolutePixels · 26/01/2023 06:56

Eucryl tooth powder is good for removing stains.

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custardbear · 26/01/2023 07:00

AbsolutePixels · 26/01/2023 06:56

Eucryl tooth powder is good for removing stains.

Is this not bad for tooth enamel?

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PAFMO · 26/01/2023 07:00

PositivePants2023 · 26/01/2023 06:53

What is this blue pot of nivea?!

Big old navy cheapo Nivea. In little tins or gigantic plastic tubs.

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greenacrylicpaint · 26/01/2023 07:00

weleda skin food.
the old thick stuff. great for dry hands.

vaseliine (also to grease bike chains)

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NotBasically · 26/01/2023 07:00

Eucerin night face cream. Nothing protects my dry skin in the winter like it does 🥰

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Yiayoula · 26/01/2023 07:06

Sudocrem.
Washing soda.
Liz Earle cleanse and polish - not been around as long, but couldn’t live without it .

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ImBlueDab · 26/01/2023 07:07

Vaseline
Body shop coconut body moisturiser

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Sleepwouldbenicesometimes · 26/01/2023 09:15

PositivePants2023 · 26/01/2023 06:53

What is this blue pot of nivea?!

Cheap, cheerful, cream. Nivea or Astral are old school thick cold cream style moisturisers and are extremely good at their job!

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neurospicygal · 26/01/2023 09:25

for me its palmers cocoa butter solid and lotions, fhe products have been around since 1975 from a quick google. keep straying every so often to try other creams and nothing suits my skin as much!

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Mrsjayy · 26/01/2023 09:27

Sleepwouldbenicesometimes · 25/01/2023 21:30

There are so many new products out there now but I'm wondering what long established staples you swear by?

For me it's the dark blue pot of Nivea creme. The large pot is permanently in my bathroom the small tin in my handbag, it's brilliant and I can't see me swapping to a newer more expensive product

What are your oldies but Goodies?

I love niven and have gone back to it the moisturisers are lovely.

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Mrsjayy · 26/01/2023 09:28

Nivea*

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HiccupHorrendousHaddock · 26/01/2023 09:31

Fairy liquid. So much better than the watered down alternatives.

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HiccupHorrendousHaddock · 26/01/2023 09:31

Oh bugger, saw this on “Active” and didn’t clock it was style and beauty! Sorry about the Fairy liquid suggestion 😂

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squishee · 26/01/2023 09:49

Olay Beauty Fluid Sensitive. As day, night & hand cream. And even as cleansing foam with baking powder mixed in. Nothing compares.

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squishee · 26/01/2023 09:51

Well, it is in S&B but Brillo pads have been mentioned too!

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PAFMO · 26/01/2023 09:56

Fairy liquid is miles better for greasy stain removal than any product which has "for greasy stain removal" on its label and a hefty price tag!

(We also put it in our bath for bubbles in ye olden days 😂)

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MissBattleaxe · 26/01/2023 09:57

Anne French- I've still got one from just before they stopped selling it last year. YY to Astral cream and Batiste dry shampoo. My hairdresser said she's tried every kind of dry shampoo and only uses Batiste now. Vosene for surprisingly shiny hair. Elnett hairspray for the gorgeous fragrance as well as the invisible hold.

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IsThePopeCatholic · 26/01/2023 09:59

E45 moisturizer

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