There are many oddly satisfying things in life and just like reaching the last spoonful of the meal you’ve been craving all week, approaching the end of your favourite {face oil} or desperately trying to savour the last spritz of your {setting spray} because it’s too good to squander are definitely top of the list for us.

If you’re somewhat of an avid ‘trier-of-all’, we can predict that there’s likely to be several half-used tubes and barely-touched tubs perched proudly in your bathroom cabinet waiting… not-so-patiently to be revisited. Not many-a face wash pass the love-at-first-pump test but when they do, it can be one of the truest bonds. So, what makes us keep coming back for more until the very last drop? We love seeing results, that’s why. Feeling the {smooth skin} that was promised or noticing the longer lasting coverage of that {concealer} like you expected feels great. We hold onto the products we trust.

Personally, my empty jars of {Youth To The People}’s Superfood Cleanser are testament to its never ending glow-giving power. Stamping my skin care routine with its kale-powered seal of approval, this green smoothie has won me over completely! Now approaching the end of my third bottle, I can admit to being head-over-heels in love with the gentle cleanser that has taken my skin from strength to strength since the very first pump. 

Also competing for the top spot and my undivided attention is the {Glow Recipe} Plum Plump Hyaluronic Cream. The refillable tubs have climbed their way up my list of moisturising must-haves to become a permanent fixture in my basket and whilst I scoop from my third container, my skin glows with gratitude. There’s nothing quite like this formula — from the deliciously lightweight texture to the dew-boosting blend of polyglutamic acid and willowherb that leaves my skin feeling ready for the day, c’est magnifique mon amie! 

As editors and sworn beauty devotees, wouldn’t you like to know what sought-after staples we have had on rotation long enough to be hailed as an ‘empty’? Here are the tried-and-tested treasures that some of Team CB have repurchased over and over again…

“I’m an ardent devotee of the double cleanse and cannot be without a {cleansing balm}. While I’ve tried many, there’s something about {Then I Met You}’s Living Cleansing Balm that I keep coming back to – maybe it’s the fact that my eyes never sting when I use it or the sorbet-like texture that effortlessly melts away make up or maybe it’s the way my skin looks infinitely brighter afterwards. Whatever it is, this sensorial balm has become a staple in my wash routine and you can bet I’ve added another to my basket before hitting the bottom.” — Nasreen, Junior Copywriter

 “The day that {Charlotte Tilbury}’s Hollywood Flawless Filter came into my life, my base routine changed for good. I’m a gal who craves a dewy finish and will do everything in my power to create that natural ‘no-make-up-make-up’ look that exudes a healthy glow. Why it took me so long to jump on the bandwagon, I’ll never know, but I’m here now and that’s what matters! Every time I wear this (which is now every time I wear make up, without fail), I get comments on how good my skin looks, even when I’m having a bad skin day. Honestly, this has stopped me from even wanting to wear {foundation} most days!” — Natalie, Junior Copywriter 

“I don’t believe there has been an SPF that makes me look like a glow-giving queen quite like {Supergoop!}’s Glowscreen SPF 30. Stealing my heart and flying above the rest, this dew-restoring formula leaves my skin looking and feeling as hydrated as ever, offers a subtle tint and keeps my skin protected all day. And lest I forget that there’s no greasy residue either! With all this in mind, what more could you want? Nearing the end of my second bottle, I’m not too proud to admit that I’ll be needing 20 new ones. You know… jussssttt in case.” — Rina, Copy Intern

Precious Sodimu

Precious Sodimu

Junior Copywriter

Precious Sodimu is a Junior Copywriter at Cult Beauty as well as a self-proclaimed beauty fanatic. Sticking her teeth into all things make up and skin care, Precious is always on the hunt for the best products that work perfectly together. She loves learning about the benefits of new ingredients and formulas and the wonders it could do for her. Like most, if not, all beauty devotees, Precious doesn’t go a day without her trusted SPF 50 and niacinamide serums. Away from the vanity mirror, Precious loves to sit down with a good book (probably by her favourite author, Toni Morrison), or go out and try new cuisine.