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Editors’ Least Glamorous Beauty Products

It’s not always attractive being this well-groomed

Editors’ Least Glamorous Beauty Products

As much as we’d all love to pretend that our bathrooms are glistening beacons of La Mer face cream and Rodin body oil, it’s more often than not the underappreciated heavy-hitters lurking in the back of our cabinets that really get the job done. Whether it’s a little recurring dandruff or a miracle (b)acne gel, everyone should admit when they’ve got a less-than-chic beauty concern that requires a sometimes unlikely drugstore staple. So what if the packaging is tacky and printed on cheap plastic? If it works, it works.

There’s absolutely no shame in the Coveteur staff’s skincare game, because we know that sometimes the best recommendations come from a trusted coworker. Luckily, we’re all more than willing to offer up our favorite unglamorous products to the online universe so you, too, can find a cure to whatever is bothering you. Remember, everyone goes through a few days/weeks/months of trying to squash that stupid chin cyst or keep their hands from cracking in the winter weather. Don’t despair! Real beauty lies on the inside, and when even that mantra can’t make you feel better, sometimes it’s hiding at the bottom of a teenager’s salicylic acid blemish cream.

Check out all the completely unsexy products below for our unabashed endorsements.

“My least sexy product is Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar. I tried forever to get P50 to work for my skin, but it’s a little too harsh. Bragg’s gives my skin that P50 glow but is a little less intense, since I dilute it to one part ACV, two parts water.” —Laurel Pantin
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