Here are some inexpensive products that REALLY and TRULY work, all of which I’ve tested, use, and recommend to my students:

CeraVe Moisturizing Cream, $14.99 at Walgreens
Size/Count 16.0 oz. 
Huge bottle, lasts all winter

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula with Vitamin E
Sold everywhere for just under $10.00

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula with Vitamin E heals & softens rough, dry skin. Amazing how much difference this product makes, especially in the winter. I prefer the plastic bottle with the pump, shown here.
For removing make up

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser – For all skin types, this mild, non-irritating formula softens as it cleans. Priced at just under $10.00 for 16 fl oz (473 ml) A bottle lasts forever.

Glycerin soap is an all purpose soap that is gentle to the skin.
Cruelty-free, biodegradable, natural, no artificial colors.

I buy 10 or 12 cakes at a time. I use it not just in the bath, but also to remove stains from clothing, including ball pen ink. It’s one of the best kept secrets around. Find it at Whole Foods.

Pregnancy safe, formaldehyde & Dibutyl Phthalate free,
this is the nail polish to use if you have problem nails. 
For nail care visit the company’s site.

Although this nail polish comes in every color of the rainbow, my all time favorite is the color, Protect Plus Color (Pink) Ref# 1071, that you see here. $16.00 and worth every penny!

Not sure of what color lipstick is the best color for you?
Tangee is the answer

Tangee Lipstick $14.95 is the Original Tangee Lipstick that changes color to complement your skin. Visit the Vermont Country Store for that and many other products from long ago that really work.

AVEDA foundation

inner light™ mineral tinted moisture broad spectrum spf 15

This is the best foundation I have ever used. You will need to go online to find a store to learn where to buy it the first time so as to determine the right shade for your skin.

Available at CVS and the Acme among other stores for approximately $1.50 for a 32 fl oz (1 QT), TRESeeme’ MOISTURE RICH conditioner is the solution for preventing winter dried out hat hair.
Glop it on after shampooing. Use plenty, at this price you can certainly afford it, and you’ll be overjoyed to find the difference in your hair..

One last tip. Buy a pair of gloves to match every winter coat you own. Put the gloves in the coats’ pockets so as to have them available every time you are outside.



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