There are so many beauty and skincare brands that pop onto the market each year but not many of them stand the test of time. Some brands though, get accredited to being a household named brand.
There are only a handful of iconic brands that I can recall from a young age but I can still visualise them on the bathroom shelf. Astral has been on the shelves of houses for over 60 years. The cream, I’m sure, most of you, my dear readers will know of well. I’m sure you will have come across it or are still, like me, using it.
Celebrating their popularity since 1953, Astral asked what three items I couldn’t live without. And I have to say that I found it hard to shrink this small list down!
This Iconic brand celebrates its popularity since 1953
I remember mum slathering herself in Astral, a moisturising cream I’ve grown up with. There was always a small pot kept hand by the kitchen sink. I have to say that this is my main use for Astral too. It’s a great barrier cream and holds in moisture well.
When mum and myself worked together in her hairdressing salon, there was always a pot of Astral in the staff room for the rest of the salon team to use too. I often use it before tanning on my elbows knees and ankles too.
I couldn’t live without my travel tweezer kit!
I have a handy little travel tweezer kit. I don’t just use it for travelling through. The tweezers are the best I’ve ever had and the magnified mirror sticks to most surfaces with its little suckers attached on the back.
I usually stick the mirror to the french doors to get good light. Nothing worse than not being able to get to that tiny just popped through chin hair!
The tweezers really have seen better days but I have purchased so many pairs and none have come close to being as good as these ones yet. I’m quite OCD about facial hair so this kit would definitely be my number two that I couldn’t be without!
Heated rollers would have to be my number three
I spoke about the problems I’ve had finding the right heated rollers a couple of weeks back. I wished that heated rollers hadn’t changed like Astral hasn’t changed its ingredients and methods of being produced. Why fix something that’s not broke?
Something new to try
Astral has added to its iconic moisturiser. You can now buy Astral with Shea Butter or Cocoa Butter. They smell heavenly I must say.
And now there is a body wash too. An intensive moisturising, rich lathering body wash. Available in the original or the new Cocoa Butter or Shea Butter. Great for all the family to use. I’ve tried it in the original so far and it left my skin lovely and soft
I’m sticking with nostalgia & Memories
I don’t dislike the other creams, the Cocoa or the Shea but every time I use this original cream on my hands or body I take a little trip down memory lane, that original scent just takes me there! Hypoallergenic, it’s good to use on my sensitive skin. Lanolin and Glycerin are famed for moisturising, cleansing and a versatile cream that covers all your beauty needs.
*This is a sponsored post for Astral. All thoughts are my own and honest*
You can find the Astral range at Superdrug stores
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