12 discontinued beauty products people are still mourningThe other day Jezebel posted an article titled "Why Won't They Bring Back John Frieda Beach Blonde Ocean Waves Spray?"
1. John Frieda Beach Blonde Ocean Waves spray.
The Jezebel post says it all.
2. Fresh Supernova mascara.
Here’s one product that I personally mourn. It was so good! The formula left lashes long and dark, but also soft and flexible. I finally had to toss my last tube after I had it for, yes, three years and got dangerously close to the chance of an eye infection.
3. Bath & Body Works Water Blossom Ivy scent.
And Brown Sugar & Fig, and Pearbody—the list goes on. “I’ve been more upset over discontinued B&BW scents than I have about ex-boyfriends,” one comment read.
4. Burt’s Bees Medicated Lip Balm with Clove Oil.
“Now my lips are screwed in the winter,” wrote one sad reader.
5. Clairol Herbal Essences.
No, we’re not talking about the orgasm-inducing scents from the early aughts—people still miss the original earthy, grass-smelling formula from the ’90s.
6. Redken No. 8.
Why do this to us, Redken? Or “WHY GOD WHY” as someone wrote of the all-purpose hair gel.
7. Revlon Skinlights Powder.
Wait, Revlon made a Skinlights powder? Where the heck have I been?
8. Caress Exotic Oil Infusions Moroccan body wash.
I wish I wrote this: “This made me smell very sexy all throughout college. Now there is a gap in my soul where it belongs.”
9. Bed Head TIGI Rubber Rage Only for Cool People.
10. Garnier Curl Creme.
“I never had curls. Just half-assed waves. Used this stuff with a diffuser and BAM. Perfect ringlets,” wrote the person who now has to live out the rest of her life with half-assed waves.
11. Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara.
I’m pretty sure you can still buy this—if you live on the other side of the Atlantic.
12. John Frieda Radiant Red Luminous Color Glaze.
Really, John Frieda? Again? Faux redheads everywhere have been ripping out their now dull, brassy strands since this product disappeared.
I think the very first and ORIGINAL Herbal Essence Shampoo came out in the early
70's (maybe mid 70's), I remember using it in college and I love, love, loved it, and nothing replaced that earthy green scent...you'd think Clariol would get the hint
and bring back the one and only original Herbal Essence
What I miss is all the original products that had their formulas changed to something much worse. I would have bought everything of the old stuff off the shelves if I'd had any warning. Examples: Garnier avocado hair shine. Is now nothing more than scented baby oil. Also, Bath and Body works Dark Kiss shower gel is now purple and sparkly. Used to be white, moisturizing, and great smell. Third, Biolage hydrating shampoo and detangling conditioner. Doesn't detangle so much anymore.
All changed for the worse. Booooooooo.
The product I miss the most was Victoria's Secret's first scent, "Victoria." So soft, feminine, and sexy, and came in powder (which I still have), lotion (which my dates loved on me), and of course the cologne itself. I don't wear fragrance very much, and I was distraught about it being discontinued.
I'll ditto the comment above about 10-0-6. That's all I used to clean my face when I was a teenager, and it kept my complexion better than all my peers, who were plagued with acne.
It seems I am a little older than some of the commenters here.
I miss Love's Fresh Lemon from the early 70's. They still make the Baby Soft, but not the lemon.
You can still find Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific on the web and catalogs. (Vermont Country Store)
Maybelline Mineral Bronzing Gel. I think I bought the last 4 tubes from Amazon. I wish they would bring it back to stores. No other bronzing gel gives your legs the right look.
(By the way, Tan Towels are excellent. One of the best beauty products ever)
I miss all Bonne Bell....they had a "gel" blush that was nice. In a little tube.
Anyone else remember Agree shampoos from the 70s? I used to love them. Of course, they're way too astringent for today ... that's back when we used to only wash our hair once a week.
(Before you say "eeeew" please remember there was no such thing as a blow dryer!)
Lemon Up was also a great one.
I really miss Sally Hansen Hard As Nails in Champagne. I wore it for over 20 years and it was the perfect pale peachy pink. For years I was always complimented and asked just what that color was. Loves 's Fresh Lemon smelled like summer in a bottle. Bath and Body Night Blooming Jasmine and Victoria's Secret "Secret 77" are scents I also really miss. The old Bain de Soleil in the tube was the most natural, unstreaky sunless tan. The new stuff in the bottle, not so much.
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