These Beauty Products Look Like Magic Potions (and They Work Like Them, Too)

These jars and bottles look like something on a fairytale princess's vanity.
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These jars and bottles look like something on a fairytale princess's vanity.

Hands up if you appreciate great package design! 

I’ve rounded up some products that will stock your bathroom and vanity counters with fairytale-worthy tonics and potions. Here are some oils, bath salts and skincare products that will make you feel like you're worlds away just by looking at them.

Balm & Co. Flower Oil

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I’m no stranger to stress, and like many of you, I find any moment to relax a rare gift. Applying this oil to my face and behind my ears right before dipping into a hot bath has become my ideal treatment for extra stressful days.

This gorgeous, minimalist vial houses a yellow oil that can be used as both a facial oil and fragrance. Ingredients like (my favourite) bergamot, blood orange and peony create the ultimate soothing oil for any type of skin.

Heads up for those with nut allergies: almond oil is the standard carrier oil used in this product. Turns out though, that Balm & Co. offers a nut-free version safe for those with nut allergies. So not only are their products gorgeous inside and out, so are the people behind them.

Philosophy Ultimate Miracle Worker Eye

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Philosophy is known for their gorgeous, clean packaging, and Ultimate Miracle Worker Eye is no exception. 

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This silky-smooth, almost gel-like cream packs in vitamin C, algae extract, licorice root extract, caffeine and broad spectrum SPF 15 protection. I apply it in the morning right after cleansing my face to help protect my eye area from any unwanted UV rays. It soaks in quickly and perks up my tired eyes without being greasy (which means I can apply my much-needed concealer without any issues).

Benefit It’s Potent! Eye Cream and Triple Performing Facial Emulsion

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This adorable blue jar is the stuff of fairytales. Complete with a faux cork twist-off lid and intricately detailed glass packaging, it’s something I can imagine sitting on Cinderella’s countertop. 

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This eye cream (which I find feels more like a gel) spreads easily, which means a little goes a long way. It isn’t strongly fragranced, which is great news for anyone with sensitive skin/noses, but it’s an ideal product for someone with normal to oily skin. I love applying this at night all around my eye area. 

Triple Performing Facial Emulsion comes in a light blue glass bottle, very similar to the It’s Potent! Eye Cream.

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The faux cork pops off revealing a pump dispenser (and we all know how much I appreciate a good pump dispenser). Two pumps of this and my face and neck is covered. It’s a very lightly fragranced fluid cream that spreads easily and absorbs quickly. I have normal/combo skin and find this perfect. 

Mullein + Sparrow Pink Himalayan Bath Salts and Rosemary & Clary Sage Facial Serum

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If this doesn’t look like a magic potion, I don’t know what does. The glass decanters Mullein + Sparrow’s Bath Salts are housed in totally fit the bill. 

Pop the glass top off, toss a handful of crystals into your warm bath water and soak, soak, soak. With vanilla extract and essential oils of orange, patchouli, black pepper, vetiver and rose, it’s a perfect pairing for a long soak and some wine.

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Mullein + Sparrow’s Rosemary Sage Facial Serum is great for dry, dehydrated or mature skin, not to mention that the storybook label, the glass dropper—everything about this facial serum screams fancy potion to me. 

Black cumin seed acts as a great anti-inflammatory and antiseptic ingredient, perfect for battling acne while moisturizing. But that isn’t all this serum has to offer. Evening primrose oil is always a star player in anti-aging products, and Mullein + Sparrow have paired it with essential oils of lavender, clary sage, rosemary, sandalwood and chamomile for calming effects.

It doesn’t take a whole lot of lurking to discover I’m a diehard fan of Benefit and Philosophy products, but I only recently became aware of the awesomeness that is Mullein + Sparrow and Balm & Co. I can’t stop looking at the vial of Flower Oil (IT’S JUST SO BEAUTIFUL!) and I’m in decanter heaven with Mullein + Sparrow. Sometimes you just win with gorgeous packaging and awesome products

  • What products have you bought because they were straight up beautiful? 
  • How do you display them?
  • When you think “magic potion” beauty product, what comes to mind?