10 Unexpected Uses for Your Skin Care Products

alternative uses for beauty products

Here at the Annmarie Skin Care back bar, we’re pretty rebellious. Okay, maybe that’s not the right adjective. Experimental? That might give you the wrong impression. Innovative. That’s more like it.

alternative uses for beauty products

We’ve found a lot of ways to use our products, besides those for which they were originally intended. We swear it’s not just because we want everything in our medicine cabinet to match. When you’ve got products that are chemical-free and oh so herb-infused, it makes sense to want to use them all the time, right?

Everyone loves life hacks, and you may find yourself in a spot when they could come in really useful. Or, you may find that you enjoy our products for more than just one thing. Talk about making good use of your investment. These products are truly all-purpose!

1. Dry Shampooalternative uses for beauty products

Baby powder was always my go-to for dry shampoo, that is until I began reading about the dangers of using talcum powder. The Purifying Mud Mask is a totally natural, clean, and safe alternative!

Made with Moroccan Rhassoul Clay and Rose Clay, this mask is designed to draw impurities out of your skin—so why not hair, too? The clay absorbs excess oils, making it the perfect solution for those skip-the-shower type of mornings.

2. Toothpaste

Have you ever stumbled into your bathroom in the morning only to find that your toothpaste is empty? That’s what led to the discovery of our favorite back up toothpaste: Rosemary Peppermint Body Wash. That’s right! Rosemary Oil is one of nature’s most gentle and effective cleansing oils. The familiar minty scent also works as a nice breath freshener before you embark on your day.

3. Cuticle Care

A commonly neglected area of the body, cuticles can get dry as can be when unattended to. You can perk them up by rubbing some Coconut Honey Mask on them. Gently scrub your nail beds, then let it soak in for 10-15 minutes.

You could even do your whole hands and then put them in gloves to get the most of this moisturizer. Wash off with warm water and touch somebody’s face ASAP.

4. Baby Care

The Aloe Herb Cleanser has been Annmarie’s all-in-one cleanser choice for her kiddos. It gets their hair, hands, feet and bum all get nice and clean, without leaving their skin dry! I don’t know if there’s some kind of softest baby championship somewhere, but we won’t judge you if you sign your little one up.

5. Massage Oilalternative uses for beauty products

The Coconut Body Oil is amazing for giving (and receiving!) massages. The lavender essential oil will lull you into therapeutic bliss. And if massage time gets R-rated… this oil is safe to use all over your body.

6. Lip Balm

Looking for a lip moisturizer that’s literally good enough to eat? The Coconut Honey Mask can be spread on the lips to give you some shine and relief from chapping, flaking, and dryness. If you can avoid the temptation to lick your lips, you might be a robot.

7. Hair Care

We’ve often been asked when and if we will come out with hair care products. Well, right now we’re all about skin, BUT the Radiant Skin Silk Body Lotion and the Coconut Body Oil can both be used to tame your mane. You’ll find your hair less frizzy and more shapeable!

8. The Ultimate Foot-Care Routine

If it’s a decadent couple of hours you seek, start by scrubbing your feet with the Coconut Honey Mask, then put on some clean socks to let the moisture soak in. Relax for a couple of hours while your feet soften. Next, fill your bathtub or a basin with warm water and a few pumps of the Coconut Body Oil. Soaking your feet in this tub of joy will not only leave them smelling very non-feet like, but also help keep them clean.

9. Perfume

If you’ve long been searching for your signature scent, you might find it in our Neroli Toning Mist. Most perfumes on the market contain harmful chemicals that might smell good, but aren’t good for you. The Neroli Toning Mist has a calming, floral scent can be spritzed on the body for a delicious, chemical-free perfume.

10. Eye Make Up Removeralternative uses for beauty products

Squirt a bit of Aloe-Herb Cleanser on a cotton ball and gently swipe it across each eye a few times. You’ve just created yourself some make up remover! You can also try this with the Coconut Body Oil.

The Annmarie Skin Care team hopes you enjoy our tricks of the trade. We certainly enjoyed smearing coconut honey goodness on our lips and calling it research!

Tell us in the comments how you use your favorite Annmarie Gianni product—we’d love to know!


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  1. Christine Alcavage says

    Can’t wait to try out these ideas! I love your products and look forward to using them for multiple reasons!

  2. Sheryl Davey says

    Did the Coconut-Honey Mask on my lips already (no, I am not a robot- yum!) and am going to try the Rosemary-Peppermint Body Wash as toothpaste RIGHT NOW (because how weird and yet cool is that?).

  3. Mari says

    I have been using the coconut body oil for eye make up removal for some years, works better than anything, no burning, make up comes off easily & conditions lashes. I love it!!

  4. Lisa F. says

    I’m excited to try these tips– and will look forward to trying the aloe herb cleanser on my grandchild when he/she arrives 🙂 (due early Nov)

  5. Rebecca Gale-Gonzalez says

    Love these tips. I had done some experimentation myself with the coconut honey mask just knowing that the ingredients could help my hair. Great tips.

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