5 Life-Changing Vintage Beauty Products the World Forgot About

In the ever-revolving door of products in today's beauty industry, it's easy to forget the products of yesterday. Well, until now. Straight from the archives, here are five of my favorite beauty products that need to make a comeback.

  1. 1. Cold Cream (1914)

    Now, this product is the (cold) cream of the crop. It’s a cleanser, a moisturizer, an anti-aging cream or whatever else you need it to be. It will remove even the toughest of waterproof mascaras in just a few swipes. And I’m pretty sure if Mulan had time to sneak any product on her sleeve while singing “Reflection,” it was cold cream. Get it for yourself here.

  2. 2. Airspun Powder (1934)

    These days, people will spend upwards of $30 for a trace of powder that only lasts a few hours in the heat. This translucent powder comes in abundance and will keep your makeup in place all day for under $7. Since it has heavy coverage, you might want to skip the beauty blender and apply it with a large kabuki brush. Get it for yourself here.

  3. 3. Cake Mascara (1920)

    With a delicious name and a luscious result, this fun alternative to tube mascara has several pracatical uses. The all-in-one product can be applied as mascara, eyeliner or even brow powder. Plus the water-activated formula will never dry out, so it lasts months longer than traditional mascara. Get it for yourself here.

  4. 4. Witch Hazel Toner (1847)

    A native American miracle plant, witch hazel has been used for centuries in traditional folk medicine and beauty routines. It can fight skin irritation, protect cuts and scars from infection, reduce inflammation and even treat acne. No wonder it’s been a staple in cosmetics for over 170 years. Get it for yourself here.

  5. 5. Rosebud Salve (1908)

    Similar to the witch hazel, this balm is a game-changing product that will heal dry and cracked lips year-round. Formulated with all-natural ingredients, it will keep you moisturized without feeling heavy on your lips. Get it for yourself here.

Before you splurge on your next skincare or makeup product, try raiding your grandmother's vanity for inspiration — you never know what gems you might find.

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