Must haves for your handbag

Beauty staple Eight Hour Cream also comes as a lip balm and a hand cream.
Beauty staple Eight Hour Cream also comes as a lip balm and a hand cream.
Expensive but worth it: Carita Baume de Beauté 14.
Expensive but worth it: Carita Baume de Beauté 14.
Egyptian Magic is so natural you could almost eat it. But don't.
Egyptian Magic is so natural you could almost eat it. But don't.

While some beauty products have a specific target area like dark undereye circles or scuffed cuticles, other products are multi-functional and can be used for almost any beauty need.

Here are some great all-rounders.

Classic: Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream
This is described as an "all-purpose balm" and it truly is. Chapped lips, brittle cuticles, dry spots - you name it, Arden fixes it. A beauty editors favourite all over the world.

Celebrity fave: Egyptian Magic All Purpose Skin Cream
Egyptian Magic is made with six natural, food-grade ingredients: Olive oil, beeswax, honey, propolis, pollen and royal jelly. It works wonders on stretch marks, cracked heels and dry skin in general. Actress Juliette Lewis is a fan.

Luxe: Carita Baume de Beauté 14
Treats dryness with a mix of hazelnut, corn and macadamia oil and can be used on both skin and hair to protect from the elements. Can help with symptoms of eczema too.

Natural: Rigs & Rouge Balm
Natural balm in a cute tin jar. To be used on lips, cuticles, face and body and even hair to set your brows or flyways. Spreads a subtle but pleasant fragrance if applied to pulse points. Comes in several flavours - try cherry and vanilla.

 

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