We're all swayed by new and novel things — and beauty brands serve up tons of 'em. Take, for example, the
unicorn trend currently saturating the market. Or jelly bath bombs. Or black highlighter. But as the Girl Scout saying goes, make new friends but keep the old. And we believe in keeping the old in jumbo-sized quantities, so we’ll never run out or be tragically out of luck if one of these favorites is suddenly discontinued. Here, the best beauty wares you'll never regret buying in gigantic sizes.
To paraphrase the sage Tina Turner, Dove Body Wash is simply the best, better than all the rest. This fresh-fragranced, hydrating body wash leaves skin so smooth, you can even get lazy about slathering on lotion post-shower. The extra large bottles are sold at drugstores, so you need not even trek to your local Costco. Bonus: They work well as hand wash or shaving cream in a pinch, too.
Dove Deep Moisture Pump Body Wash, $9.32, available at Jet. More
There’s a time and place for the glass-encased farm-to-table sugar scrubs — and it’s not my shower, where I know I'll drop it mid-wash and wind up with bleeding feet. My favorite body scrub comes in a plastic tub that holds 18 ounces of skin-smoothing exfoliators that only smells expensive.
Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub Moroccan Rose, $7.29, available at Target. More
The only thing worse than running out of deodorant is running out of the deodorant that lives in your travel bag — which leads to having to buy a standard, powder-scented, chalky solid of whatever is sold at an airport Hudson News. Having one in rotation in your bathroom, one in your toiletry bag, and three extras on-hand will save you from many a stinky situation.
Secret Outlast Invisible Solid Deodorant 5-Pack, $13.99, available at Costco. More
innovative one-step co-wash of sorts leaves hair lustrous, smooth, and soft, all without disrupting color or curl (if you're curly, that is — it’s designed for all hair types). To save money and ensure you’ll never run out, join the Hairstory New Wash club, where $90 gets you an eco-friendly 20-ounce bag, plus a travel size container and a refillable pump bottle that looks minimalistic-chic in your bathtub. Hairstory New Wash Hair Club, $90, available at Hairstory. More
This heavy balm is a quick fix for ragged cuticles, flu-ravaged nostrils, chapped lips, and dry heels. The industrial-sized 20-ounce container will last you nearly the rest of your life, but will serve you well in the journey.
CeraVe Healing Ointment, $19.88, available at Jet. More
If you haven't tried a single blade safety razor yet, what are you waiting for? It'll
last you the rest of your life (this time, we're being serious) — all you have to do is stock up on blades. Oui Shave Refills For Charlotte Razor, $17, available at Oui Shave. More
Have you ever regretted stocking up on limited edition collections? We think not. MAC’s popular
Betty Boop lipstick is already sold out, but now is the time to buy the brand’s neon-tinted Work It Out range, designed to add color to your exercise routine. We'd pick this pretty neon rose. MAC Work It Out Limited Edition Lipstick in Testosterone, $17, available at MAC Cosmetics. More
When it comes to hair ties, too many are never enough. These should wrangle that mane of yours for at least a week. Kidding, but kind of not. Now pour out some John Frieda Frizz Serum for all the lost elastics on the long road of life.
Goody Hair Elastics 37 Ct, $4.79, available at Target. More
Housed in an 11-ounce bottle, this stuff will hold your style up for months and months. Its water-free formula ensures humidity resistance for 24 hours, so stock up for the summer.
TRESemme Tres Two Freeze Hairspray, $4.99, available at Target. More
Let’s be real: It looks more like a gallon of milk, but this hefty bottle makes applications, and more importantly, reapplications, super simple. Keep it by your front door in the summer months to ensure your exposed skin (and the skin of everyone who walks through your door) is protected.
Supergoop Everyday Sunscreen With Cellular Response Technology SPF 50, $48, available at Supergoop. More
Keep one at your desk, one in your bathroom, and decant one into a travel container for a cherry-almond scented cream on the go. This classic moisturizer smooths, hydrates, and deflakes skin instantly so that so-called pantdruff is a thing of the past — even in polar vortex conditions.
Jergens Original Scent Hand & Body Moisturizer, $3.24, available at Target. More
This thick, tropical-scented hydrating mask will help you eke out an extra month from your haircut by mending ends while imparting a long-lasting scent. This 15-ounce container is just the start of a beautiful hair product relationship for anyone with colored, damaged, or dry strands.
Carol’s Daughter Supersize Monoi Repairing Hair Mask, $64.95, available at HSN. More
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