We all know that we love to share our favorite products, especially when the bottles are just too pretty to take in. However, there are some true gems that are hiding behind not-so-instagrammable looks. Given that these body care products are too good to pass on, we wanted to share with you our favorite formulas in… let’s say not-so-pretty packaging. It’s time to show body care products some love and put them inside packaging that showcases their real qualities!
(Brands, please don’t hate us, we really love you, we just don’t love your packaging!)
So, without further delay, here are the body care products that have won our hearts by having crazy good formulas.
CeraVe Moisturizing Cream Dry to Very Dry Skin
We can safely say that CeraVe is the queen of the joyless packaging. However, there is one reason why everyone loves it: it works and it’s very affordable. Full of ceramides that will repair your moisture barrier, this is the bestseller product of the brand. Additionally, it comes in a big tub that allows you to bathe in it without any regrets.
Neutrogena Cica-Repair Hand Mask
Even though they may look a bit unappealing, these hand masks have been our must-haves. Particularly during these times where handwashing frequently (and sometimes a bit too much) is now a given, our hands have become dehydrated. Hand creams can usually handle this, but now our skin is demanding more nourishment and we’re all for it. These “gloves” are soaked with an extremely nourishing lotion and are adjustable. Thus, they’re not only nourishing and effective but also comfortable to use.
Bioderma Atoderm Huile de Douche Ultra-Nourishing Shower Oil
Let’s be honest, no one wants 1 liter of a dismayed yellow liquid in their bathtubs. The thing is, you actually want it because it’s amazing. This Bioderma Shower Oil replaces the shower gel and guarantees that even if you forget to apply your body cream, your skin won’t call the police on you. Given that is contains a high percentage of hydrating oils, it doesn’t dry the skin and is amazing for those who need to take frequent showers a day.
Ducray Dexyane MeD Repair Cream
French brand Ducray makes excellent products… but they aren’t always very attractive. If you were on the market for eczema creams, you wouldn’t probably look twice in the direction of Dexyane Med. You would, however, be wrong to do so. The extremely medicalized bottle doesn’t let you know about all the good stuff in it. Here at the office (our currently, at our own homes), we suffer a lot with eczema, so believe me when I say we’ve tried it all. In conclusion, there is one product that topped all the others, and that is Dexyane Med!
Martiderm Driosec Antiperspirant Wipes
Do you know those days when you didn’t want to be the smelly person on the train, but you had a rough day and there’s no way around it? Well, Martiderm is here for you with the most unappealing of body care products: deodorant wipes! However, the fact that we don’t want to talk about sweat doesn’t make it any less… pungent. Trust us, we know the pain. And that is why we love these wipes and carry them on our purses at all times when getting out. With a simple gesture, you can both cleanse the area and renew the antiperspirant effect.
Eucerin Aquaphor Repairing Ointment
When you’re looking for an all-in-one product, you won’t probably expect it to be uber-cute. However, let’s admit it, this jar of Aquaphor is kind of a joy killer. But there is one thing we know about not-so-pretty products that stand the test of time, and that is that they’re still here because they work. Aquaphor is the kind of cream you have at home for all situations involving your skin, whether you’ve just done a tattoo or wash your hands too frequently and they’re cracking.
As you can see, even though there may be some beauty products packaging that are not that pretty and something you want to share, but the formula is king and will always be the most important thing to mind.
Head of Content at Care to Beauty