My love affair with Mason Pearson brushes began in high school. My first brush stood the test of time from high school into young adulthood when my dog chewed it up. I've had my current brush for more than 10 years. My medium-bore bristle and nylon junior retails for $125. Is it worth it? Every penny.
Second is my Clarisonic Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing System. The Mia retails for $119. Good deals abound online and at some department stores. I bought mine at Dr. Q Cosmetics. Clarisonic has a wide range of products at different price points, including cleansers and serums. The Mia came with the gentle hydro cleanser, but I switched back to Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser, which I've been using for years. Available at most drug and grocery stores, it is cheap and dermatologist recommended. Added bonus: It can be used to eliminate lice!
Our household could not survive without Aquaphor Healing Ointment. The product tag line says it all:
It soothes. It protects. It helps heal. You might say it works wonders.
On the more indulgent side, I love L'Occitane shea butter hand and foot creams. My sister got me hooked on them, and I've been addicted ever since. The company has three storefronts here in Atlanta if you want to peek in and enjoy a small slice of Southern of France. L'Occitane products make great gifts. Beautiful packaging too. Not cheap, but worth it.
Last, but not least, Moroccanoil hair products. My stylist Heather who I've been seeing for 12 years recommended it. My hair looks like a Brillo pad in heat and humidity. If you have this problem, get some. The oil eliminates frizz, conditions and speeds styling time. A 3.4 oz. bottle retails for $43. Not super cheap, but it lasts and works.