Small But Mighty: Tiny Products That Pack a Punch
tall short, it’s safe to say I’m not a giant. By the age of ten, I was pretty certain that a career in basketball was not in the cards for me. I also knew that nobody in their right mind would ever ask me, “How’s the weather up there,” or if I could grab something for them in a higher, hard-to-reach location. I’ve accepted my height, embraced it, and—quite frankly—don’t really care what anybody else thinks. What really gets under my skin, though, is when people automatically assume that I’m not strong just because I’m tiny in size. It couldn’t be further from the truth. Who ever said you have to look large-and-in-charge to make an impact?
So today, not only am I sticking up for all the short girls of the world, but for small beauty products that often get improperly judged based on their size, as well. They say the best things come in small packages, and—no surprise here—we’ve got the pint-sized skin care buys to prove it. On the outside, these items may look miniscule and unassuming. But don’t be fooled. Their formulas are incredibly effective, and just as mighty as their larger counterparts. Below, 3 petite but powerful products you’ll want to add to your arsenal stat.
SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic
With a laundry list of skin benefits, this cult-favorite vitamin C formulated serum is a prime example of a small product with a whole lot of staying power. The formula features a potent antioxidant combination of vitamin C, vitamin E, and ferulic acid to help improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles as well as visibly brighten skin’s complexion. When worn in tandem with SPF, this serum can help to protect skin against free radicals, signs of aging and photo-damage, and other environmental aggressors like ozone pollution. Pretty neat, no?
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate
While we are catching some Zzz’s our skin undergoes natural self-repair. Give it a hand with this replenishing nighttime oil boasting a formula infused with pure essential oils and distilled botanicals to help visibly restore the appearance of skin. Believe us when we tell you that it’s a customer favorite for a reason!
The Body Shop Tea Tree Targeted Gel
This small stick is a purse (and makeup bag) must-have for on-the-spot targeted care of blemished skin. The quick drying gel (formulated with purifying tea tree oil grown in the foothills of Mount Kenya) has a travel-friendly wand applicator and can be applied directly onto the skin.