My Most Repurchased Products

We all have those products that we never stray from – or if we do it’s rare and we end up going right back to the originals.  I’ve seen this topic covered by various Youtubers and I decided it’s my turn to share my list. FYI if you have any doubts if these truly are my most repurchased products, feel free to visit any of my recent empties posts – guarantee you’ll find most of them in there! 🙂

Batiste Dry Shampoo

I know I’ve been using Batiste for at least a decade now and I’ve likely gone through close to, if not more than 100 bottles.  No matter how many dry shampoos I try, I always come back to this.  My hair literally gets oily the day after I wash it so I use this at minimum 4-5 times a week.  It just gets the job done – it gets rid of the grease and refreshes my hair.  Plus, it comes in at around $8 CAD a bottle so when I’m going through something like this as often as I do, it needs to be affordable.

Marc Anthony Strictly Curls Styling Foam

Again, this another product I think I’ve been using for close to a decade; when I stray from this, I regret it.  I don’t have curly hair, infact I have the complete opposite – stick straight but this works so well.  It adds volume to my roots and keeps my style intact, whether it be curls or round-brushed.  I know Samantha Jane raves about this as well so it’s good to know it actually works for it’s intended audience as well!

Le Petit Marsellais Orange Blossom Shower Creme

I’ve only been using this body wash since last year but I quickly fell in love with it.  It smells amazing, is creamy and moisturizing and foams up nicely.  I really like using this as a bubble bath and I find the scent very comforting.  I think I’ve gone though at least half a dozen bottles of this – I definitely recommend it!

OGX Coconut Miracle Oil Body Wash

Yes I have two body washes on here!  While I tend to use the Le Petit Marsellais as a bubble bath, I use this mainly for it’s intended purpose – as a body wash.  This is so thick and luxurious feeling and it smells amazing – a lovely mix of spicy vanilla and sweet coconut.  If they made a fragrance out of this I’d buy it in a second.  My skin always feels super moisturized and nourished after using this and it really helps to combat my dry skin in the Winter.  Love!

OGX Coconut Miracle Oil Lotion

The lotion in this line is equally amazing.  It has the exact same scent and is thick, creamy and rich.  I lightly rub it into my skin, wait a minute and that’s all it takes to be fully absorbed – my skin just drinks this up.  It’s never greasy or sticky and I end up with the softest, most hydrated skin afterwards.

L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil

You’ll notice this is one of the few higher-end products on my list; if I have to purchase something regularly, I tend to try gravitate towards products that are more economical – assuming they can do the job as well as a higher end one.  Well, I haven’t been able to find a more reasonably-priced replacement for this but I’m fine with it because I love it so much.  This shower oil is luxurious-feeling and intensively moisturizing; it foams up when it comes in contact with water and just leaves my skin feeling super soft and smooth all day long.  I use this primarily to shave my legs but when my skin is feeling dry or dehydrated, I’ll use this as a body wash.  I guarantee that if you give this a try, you’ll be hooked too.

Jergens Natural Glow Firming Daily Moisturizer

This is my go-to “self-tanning” product; I put self-tanning in quotes because that’s probably a bit of a stretch.  While this adds some colour, I use the medium-dark shade and it just kind of tints my skin.  I like it because it’s low maintenance – I don’t have to worry too much about streaks and uneveness after applying this but it takes the edge of my super pale skin after a long winter.  It’s kind of like a tinted moisturizer for your body.  I usually go through a least one tube of this each Summer.

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream

Another product I’ve been using for years and years; finding this moisturizer at Sephora years ago was such a godsend.  I suffer from exczema and for years there really wasn’t anything that worked to combat it, aside from cortisone creams (which I wanted to limit my use of).  This cream rids my skin of the dryness that exacerbates my exzcema and relives the itchiness.  If I’m suffering from a flareup, I apply this a few times throughout the day and the next day it’s ssignificiantly subsided and by the next day it’s basically gone.  I’m not sure what’s in it that helps, all’s I know is that it works and I can’t be without it – especially in Winter.

be Delectable Hand Cream

As mentioned I’m prone to exzcema and have chronically dry hands so keeping them moisturized is important.  I like hand creams that smell good but also actually moisturize and this one does both.  They have a variety of yummy-smelling scents and the cream itself is thick without being greasy but also absorbs quickly.  I try to pick up the holiday sets that have a variety of mini creams in them because they’re perfect for travel and for stocking in my purse.

Neutrogena All-in-one Make-up Removing Cleansing Wipes 

I always bring makeup wipes along with me whenever I travel and despite trying a variety of brands and types over the years, I always come back to these.  Why?  Because they actually do take off the majority of my makeup, they aren’t heavily scented (they do have an unscented version but not in a travel size and those work just as well) and they don’t dry out my skin. I’m really just looking for some basic things from a makeup wipe and these deliver.

Freeman Charcoal & Black Sugar Polishing Mask

I’ve only gone through a couple tubes of this scrub/mask but it’s been over several years – a tube lasts forever.  I only use a physical exfoliant once a week on average but this is the one I reach for.  It’s effective enough to feel like it’s removing dead skin but gentle enough that it doesn’t leave my sensitive skin feeling damaged or irritated.

Quo Nail Polish Remover

This might seem like a weird one but I had to throw it in there because in my opinion, it’s the best nail polish remover out there.  My nails can be kind of sensitive and despite the fact that this contains acetone, it doesn’t dry out or strip my nails, yet it removes my nail polish with ease.  Note that I pick up the larger bottles of this and refill the pump bottle – it’s a lot cheaper that way.

Britney Spears Fantasy Perfume

I’ve been using this perfume for years and everytime I wear it, I get so many compliments on it and asked what I’m wearing.  Sometimes it’s kind of awkward to answer “Britney Spears” but honestly – she makes some really good fragrances.  This one is a little spicy, sweet and fruity and it has amazing sileage – I love it when I can smell my fragrance on me all day! On top of that the bottle is gorgeous – did you know that it’s adorned with Swarvorski crystals?  Please never stop making this Britney! 🙂

Sephora Avocado Sleeping Mask

I always pick up a couple of these at any of the Sephora sales, just to have on hand because they’re so good!  I can usually get a weeks worth of use out of one of these little capsules – a little of this goes a long way.  This claims to add “intense nutrition to the skin while relieving sensitive zones” – I personally find it very moisturizing, soothing and cooling.  It has a gel-like texture and whenever my skin is feeling irritated or dry, I slap one of these on and my skin feels instantly better.  For $5 a pop, you can’t go wrong with these!

Too Faced Shadow Insurance

I’m pretty sure I have the oiliness eyelids on earth because no matter which eyelid primer I use, they never work.  This is the only exception!  I don’t know what’s in this that combats the oiliness and makes my eyeshadow stay on my eyelids but it’s magic and I’m grateful for it.

It Cosmetics CC Cream (Light)

As my skin has transitioned from combination to dry over the last year and a bit, this is the one “foundation” that has worked for me in both situations. I love this even more now that my skin is dry; it’s classified as a CC cream I’d personally describe it as the perfect medium coverage foundation.  I have a lot of redness on my cheeks and I still have to use concealer to cover that completely up so the colour correction claim doesn’t really fly with me.  What I do like about it is the beautiful glowy finish it gives me – my skin looks luminious, healthy and not even close to dry when I wear this.  And I do like the level of coverage it provides – I’m not a fan of full coverage foundations so the fact that this gives me medium coverage is perfect.  One drawback is their lack of a shade range – I truly hope they are working on fixing that so everyone can find a shade and test this out.

Essence Make Me Brow (Blonde)

This little drugstore gem is something I’ve picked up numerous times; it’s described as a fiberous brow mascara that tints, shapes and fills in brows.  I don’t like really overdone brows so this product is perfect for me – I just brush it in, shape them a little and I’m good to go.  A tube is around $3-4 so you really can’t go wrong!

Tell me some of your most repurchased products below!


  1. polishedandinspired says

    I love this idea for a blog post – I might steal it from you!

    OMG, I can’t believe you’ve used THAT many Batiste dry shampoos, that is crazy! Have you tried all of the scents? I’ve tried so hard and just cannot get into dry shampoos – not just Batiste, but from any brand. Maybe I’m not using them right??

    I’m currently using that specific Sweet Mint scent from Delectable too! I thought I wouldn’t like it because I hate mint scented/flavoured things, but it’s surprisingly nice! That Christmas set was the first Delectable product I’ve ever bought, and I can totally understand why you keep buying them.

    Question for you – how bad does your eczema get? I have a friend with really bad eczema and is always looking for some relief. Maybe the FAB Ultra Repair Cream could help!

    • prettyrufflife says

      I’ve tried most of the scents and I definitely like more than others. Dry shampoo is an absolute must for me – if I didn’t have it I’d have to wash my hair everyday and who has time for that? I spray mine at the roots and then rub it in with my fingertips and brush it through. I’ve heard that they work well if you apply them at night but that didn’t really work well for me – might be worth a try for you though?

      I used to get really bad eczema on my hands and the FAB cream helped a ton. I find that certain products can really irritate it (some of Bath & Body Works soaps for example) but whenever it’s irritated I just put some of the FAB cream on and it’s usually subsided within a day or two. I’d definitely recommend it – it’s been a game changer for me!

      • polishedandinspired says

        I wash my hair every day just because I can’t get dry shampoo to work for me, and it’s SUCH a pain in the butt! The way you describe is pretty much what I do – it just doesn’t feel clean to me still! I’ve tried both at night and in the morning, and no luck.

        Oooh, good to know, thank you!! My husband gets eczema on his hands too, so this might help!

        • prettyrufflife says

          Aw that sucks about not being able to get dry shampoo to work for you but it’s probably not such a bad thing – I find my hair is thinning a lot lately and I’m wondering if my overuse of dry shampoo is the culprit. 🙁

          • polishedandinspired says

            I was just reading another blog post about a blogger who stopped using dry shampoo because it was causing her some scalp issues, and then she looked into it and found other people were having issues too…you should look into it!

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