I feel like 2020 is the year where we’re going to try and cut down on the amount of beauty products we have. We’ve become overwhelmed with the sheer volume of tubs and bottles in our bathrooms and in an attempt to cut back, reduce our plastic use, and save a few bob, I’ve picked out some of my favourite multifunctional products that I reach for time and time again. They’re only whopper, so take a look and then let me know your favourite multifunctional products!
6 multifunctional beauty products to try
Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse – €19.50 – €35 (Affiliate link)
Nuxe’s Huile Prodigieuse isn’t just for the summer holidays, you can use it throughout the year. And you can best believe that I’m lashing this on like a good thing this month while I wait to book a holiday… Nuxe have four variations of their much loved Huile Prodigieuse – the original (and my favourite), the Huile Prodigieuse Riche which is for drier skin types, Huile Prodigieuse Or which is lovely and shimmery, and the newest member to the family, Huile Prodigieuse Florale.
Each of these can be used on the face, body and hair and while they all smell incredible, they’re packed full of botanical oils and vitamin E to help nourish the skin. If you’re using them on your hair, you can apply them as a pre-shampoo mask or to the ends of your hair after you’ve finished drying it. Using these makes me want to book a holiday so if you’ll excuse me….
Note Cosmetics Bronzing Powder – €15.95
Last year, I developed a penchant for using my bronzer on my eyes. Is this revolutionary? Not a bit. Is it handy AF? You betcha. I always feel like adding a bronzer, or even a cooler toned contour into the crease or on the lid gives depth to my eyes and makes me look more awake, which is something I’m needing a lot of help this month. The effort of January… And the bronzer I reach for over and over is the Note Cosmetics Bronzing Powder which has the most subtle shimmer in it, thus adding a bit of light and life to the face, while also warming it up and sure that’s what it’s all about isn’t it? Light and life. This will last me for ages as it’s absolutely massive!
Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm – €59 (affiliate link)
My sister finally tried the Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm before Christmas, proclaiming to me that it was absolute gorgeous, like I haven’t been saying it to her FOR YEARS NOW. Sacre bleu. I’ve gone through tubs and tubs of this cleansing balm over the years and there’s not a single time I go to use it and don’t inhale the gorgeous scent. It feels like such a treat every time I got to use it. Not only does it cleanse the skin and remove makeup effortlessly, but it can be used as a face mask too. Leave a thicker layer on for 10 minutes to work its magic before removing it. And finally, it can be used on your dry bits too as a rescue balm. I’m talking scaldy dry elbows, lips, cuticles, you get the idea. Talk about a multifunctional beauty product, eh?
This is as multifunctional as they come because Beauty Base is a serum, a moisturiser, a primer, an SPF and a highlight too. It has peptides that help plump the skin along with hyaluronic acid to boost hydration, not to mention SPF 30 to give UVA & UVB protection. This gives a gorgeous glow under my makeup and it smells fabulous too. You can wear it on its own on bare skin for a lit from within glow, or mix it in with your foundation too to help sheer out the coverage and give your skin some soft focused radiance.
Waxperts Wonder Pads – €9.99
These little pads of joy have saved me many a time and for different reasons. The magic is in the salicylic acid which exfoliates the skin, so whether you have a painful ingrown hair, or a nasty blemish that’s appeared from nowhere, or maybe you have Keratosis Pilaris on your upper arms, these will take care of you quick smart.
Last year, a day before the Image awards and what happened? I woke up to a whopper second head trying to grow out of my chin. TYPICAL. It was one of those pimples that had a pulse, but I knew I had the Wonder Pads in the office, so went on a deep dive for them, found them, and sat for the evening holding one up against the pimple. After an hour, I genuinely saw and felt a difference in the blemish. It was less red and angry looking and it wasn’t as hard. And the next morning, I woke up to nada on my chin. These are magic and are a staple in my house.
Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentrate – €16.99
I first heard about this years ago from the Chapman sisters (Pixiwoo on YouTube) who were massive fans of this, but it was only last year when I realised just how many different uses it has, and after finally trying it, I was hooked. Hence the scaldy looking tube that I need to replace! This is a primer, a moisturiser, a makeup remover, a face mask, an after-shave cream and a baby-care product. It’s quite possibly the most multifunctional of all of the multifunctional beauty products in this post!
I can attest that I’ve used it in four of those ways, but if I ever need to use it post shave or somehow acquire a baby, I’ll let you know how I get on. The reason why the tube is so messy is because I brought it travelling with me last year in an attempt to be able to fit all of my liquids into that teeny tiny sandwich bag for airport security. My main uses for it are as a moisturiser and a mask, and a cleanser while I’m travelling. I find it too heavy for my skin to wear under my foundation, but on no makeup days, it gets lashed on, as well as before I go to sleep. And when my skin is feeling tight or dehydrated, I love applying a layer and then watching it get soaked up by my skin, leaving it feeling plumped, soft and supple. What’s your favourite multifunctional beauty product?