10 Products That Will Always Be Part of Our Southern Beauty Routines
Sometimes it’s best to not mess with the classics, and beauty products are no exception. These Mama-approved essentials never fail to do what they say, and we never waste time thinking about alternatives—because they just aren’t needed. As far as we’re concerned, these classic products will never go out of style.
Mama's Wrinkle Cream
Buy It: RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Night Cream, $23; walgreens.com
Using retinol and essential minerals, this night cream takes the cake for its ability to visibly reduce the look of deep wrinkles and expression lines while you sleep—with incredibly noticeable results in 12 weeks!
Mama's Dry Shampoo
Buy It: Psssst! Instant Dry Shampoo, $4.79; amazon.com
Listen, we’re just too busy to always have flawless, clean, bouncy hair—so we let this great stuff help us out! (A little more frequently than we’d like to admit.) This dry shampoo can’t be topped when it comes to making hair look and feel fresh, even when it’s not.
Buy It: CoverGirl + Olay Simply Ageless Instant Wrinkle Defying Foundation, $9.11; amazon.com
This foundation stands way out in the anti-aging makeup world because there’s a handy little advanced Regenerist serum mixed right in to ensure flawless coverage without any product settling in lines and wrinkles!
Mama's Go-to Tool
Buy It: Tweezerman Slant Tweezer, $20; amazon.com
This will be the last tweezer you’ll ever buy. The slanted tip helps you do it all, no matter how precise and difficult the task.
Mama's Favorite Lipstick
Buy It: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, $8.99; walgreens.com
This classic lipstick never fails, decade after decade. The silky, super conditioning formula is our current favorite, and we’re slowly accumulating more and more of the pretty shades!
Buy It: Prevage Anti-Aging Daily Serum, $137; amazon.com
This serum is a real heavy-hitter. It’s powerful antioxidant-based formula will shield skin from environmental assaults and future aging signs on sun-damaged skin, while correcting the look of aging skin.
Buy It: Vaseline 100% Pure Petroleum Jelly, $4.17; walmart.com
Vaseline is the secret weapon of any Southern woman, and it can sneakily help out in your beauty routine more than you think. It’s a great help when removing tough eye makeup (post-party or during application for a quick fix), making an at-home lip scrub or balm, or deeply hydrating your driest skin in the winter. (To name just a few!)
Mama's Favorite Hair Tie
Buy It: Goody Ouchless Hair Elastics, $3.84; walmart.com
We never even question whether or not to throw these in the cart because they’ve always worked and always will. No snags, hard to break, and come with plenty in case we lose them all—just perfect.
Mama's Go-to Lotion
Buy It: Bliss Lemon + Sage Body Butter Maximum Moisture Cream, $21.75; amazon.com
This maximum-moisture cream will moisturize even the roughest and scaliest of skin. The fresh scent makes us look forward to putting it on, and the hydrating benefits keep us coming back.
Mama's At-Home Color
Buy It: Clairol Nice ’n Easy Root Touch-Up Permanent Color, $6.89; target.com
Sometimes you need a little pick-me-up between regular colorings, and this at-home root touch-up product is our go-to. In just ten minutes, your color is boosted, the roots and grays are covered, and you have a perfectly blended match.