ried and Tested Beauty Bargains

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Most women are always on the lookout for the latest beauty cream to help them stay looking younger for longer. However new products are not always better than older, tried-and-tested products, and many of the beauty products that were available in our grandmother's times are still available today - and many are a complete beauty bargain.


Although some may dismiss these long-time products as old-fashioned, too cheap to work, or not full of the latest science to work as well as new products - consider this: would these products still be in existence if they really didn't work?

So what inexpensive retro beauty products can still be bought today? Here are Checkout Spy's top ten grandmother-inspired beauty products.

1. Pond's Cold Cream, from £3.99
Pond's Cold Cream is one of the most famous beauty creams in the world. Created in 1918, it is a firm favourite of many women around the world. This lanolin-free cleanser is perfect for deep cleansing, removing makeup (even waterproof mascara) or as a wonderfully moisturising face mask.



2. E45 Cream, from £3.35
Launched in 1952, E45 cream is still the number one selling brand for dry skin. It is perfect for anyone who suffers from niggling patches of dry skin or as an all over body moisturiser.

3. Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Concentrated Hand Cream, from £3.69 
Norwegian Formula Concentrated Hand Cream was launched in 1972 and is one of the best selling hand creams on the market. The glycerin-enriched concentrated formula protects and provides immediate and lasting relief for even the most dry hands.

4. Denman Classic Styling Brush, from £6.50
This classic hairbrush is a favourite of many beauty therapists the world over. The pad is made of an anti-static rubber and it's shape is perfect for smoothing and shaping the hair into your favourite hairstyles. Although the original bristles were made of boar bristle, today's bristles are made from nylon.

5. Johnsons Baby Shampoo, from £2.69 for 500ml
Johnsons Baby Shampoo is so mild that if you get it in your eyes, it barely stings. Many celebrities are said to love this shampoo and although it is marketed as a baby shampoo, there are plenty of adults using this wonderfully mild yet excellent cleaning shampoo.


6. Vaseline, from 86p
Vaseline is a fantastically versatile product and it should be a staple of every woman's makeup collection. Available in a handy handbag sized tin, Vaseline is perfect for soothing chapped and sore lips as well as giving them a beautiful glossy look. You can also add vaseline to your eyelids and eyelashes to add gloss and strength or to help your eye makeup stay fixed. It is also brilliant as a deep moisturiser.

7. Astral Cream, from £1.40
Astral Cream was created in 1953 and is a fantastic multi-tasking product. The rich cream is fantastic as a deep moisturiser however it can also help soothe inflamed or sore skin and help give your skin a beautiful healthy glow.

8. Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant, from £20
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream is a staple beauty product for many celebrities the world over. The cream is most famous for it's ability to soothe dry, chapped or sore skin and it can also be used as a lip gloss or to add a healthy glow to your cheeks. It is also said to be fantastic at soothing sun burn.

9. Johnson's Baby Lotion,from £2.79
Another product from Johnsons, this moisturising lotion has fantastic softening and nourishing properties for the skin. Johnson's Baby Lotion is also perfect as a mild facial cleanser, perfect for removing makeup. 

10. Rimmel Hide the Blemish Concealer, from £4.29
Rimmel first launched its Beauty on a Budget campaign in 1956 and made them the market leaders in affordable, low-priced cosmetics. Hide the Blemish concealer has been on our shelves since 1967 and it remains one of the best selling concealers on the market today - in fact one is said to sell every 30 seconds in the UK alone.



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