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.

“Okay–this is strictly glamorous in the sense that it’s yet to be released to the public. But Ashley Black’s FaceBlaster is an itty bitty device inspired by the OG FasciaBlaster, designed specifically to contour and sculpt the face. My new favorite thing to do after landing somewhere and checking in to my hotel is to marathon , applying massive amounts of face oil, and shimmy this around my mug before passing out.” —Meagan Wilson
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