Time-Tested Skin & Hair Products

Twelve time-tested products that still have a passionate following among beauty pros.

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Cetaphil Restoraderm Eczema Calming Body Moisturizer, drugstores, $19

“A top-notch moisturizer that soaks right in and doesn’t leave skin sticky,” says Amy Wechsler, MD, a dermatologist in NYC.

Dove Sensitive Skin Beauty Bar, drugstores, $3 per 2-pack

“My go-to cleanser—it cleans skin without irritating,” says Wechsler. “I bring it with me whenever I travel.”

Pond’s Cold Cream Cleanser, drugstores, $8

“Hands down, the easiest way to remove makeup,” says Joy Fennell, a makeup artist in NYC. It’s been around for decades for a really good reason—it works.

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant, elizabetharden.com, $22

“Good for literally everything—flaky lips, dry skin, rough cuticles and fun hacks like glossy lids,” says Fennell.

CeraVe Renewing SA Cream, drugstores, $19

“The fix for rough patches on upper arms and legs,” says Kristina Goldenberg, MD, founder of Goldenberg Dermatology in NYC. The salicylic acid removes dead skin cells—bumps gradually disappear and skin becomes smoother and softer.

Olay Active Hydrating Beauty Fluid Lotion, drugstores, $8.50

“I love the simplicity—and efficacy—of this lightweight moisturizer,” says Goldenberg. Sometimes the simpler the ingredients, the more effective the product.

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It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-in Product, Itsa10haircare.com, $18.50
“True to its name, this styling product is a miracle,” says Julius Michael, celebrity stylist and owner of his eponymous salon. It repairs damaged hair, detangles the messiest knots and helps prevent split ends. Bonus: It also prevents heat damage from dryers and curling irons.

L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray, drugstores, $15

This micro-fine mist is the hairspray of choice for legions of hairstylists. “It’s buildable, touchable and reliable,” says Kattia Solano, hairstylist and founder of Butterfly Studio Salon in NYC.

Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, oribe.com, $46

“The absolute best way to add volume and texture,” says Solano. Any style, up or down, will last longer.

Herbal Essences Body Envy Volumizing Shampoo, drugstores, $3

“Washing with this shampoo creates so much fullness—you don’t need any additional volumizers,” says Michael.

Shu Uemura Art of Hair Essence Absolue, shuuemuraartofhair-usa.com, $69

Talk about versatility! “Use the oil as a leave-in product on wet hair before blow drying, on dry hair to add shine or—my favorite—as a weekly 15-minute moisturizing treatment,” says Solano.

Kérastase Mousse Bouffante, kerastase-usa.com, $37

“I love the light and airy texture. This product holds hair in place without weighing it down and has strong holding power,” says Cervando Maldonado, a celebrity hairstylist in Los Angeles.