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Sunscreen, serums and a single eyelash curler: 20 women share their desert island beauty product.

When it comes to picking favourite beauty products, it's kind of a hard ask. It's like picking your favourite child, but harder (kidding).

But in all seriousness, how is it possible to pick one favourite beauty product?

Well, we asked 20 women to do exactly that.

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This week, we spoke to our friends in the You Beauty Facebook group to hear what product they would take to a desert island if they had to only pick one. And my goodness, the answers really varied.

Some women were more practical with their responses, while others shared the one product that they just can't live without.

So without further ado, here are 20 women's desert island beauty product.

Lanolips 101 Ointment Multi-Balm Peach, $14.95. 

"On a desert island, it’s just the one thing I can’t imagine being without. I’m kinda addicted to this stuff." - Nicole.

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Biologique Recherche Lotion P50W, price on request.

"My skin looks dull without it." - Erna.

Ultra Violette Queen Screen SPF 50+ Luminising Sun Serum, $47.

"It’s got such a beautiful light texture. It sinks in and doesn’t leave a white smudge. It’s got skincare ingredients too, so I often just use it solo! I’ve got a Clean Screen waiting in the wings as well, but I’ve only heard good things about all the formulations. I figure if you’re going to be on a deserted island, sun protection is probably my most needed product! (My skin is like a potato - white and doughy)." - Natalie.

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Bioderma Sensibio H20 Solution Micellaire, $29.99

"To get rid of the sunscreen." - Emma.

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L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Filler 1.5% Hyaluronic Acid Serum, $44.99.

"It's really, really good. The trick is, as Leigh Campbell always says, to apply it to damp skin. Feels way more hydrating than a moisturiser. When I'm at home I'll just low key apply it like 14 times a day." - Jessie.

Egyptian Magic All Purpose Skin Cream, $59.99.

"I really should say sunscreen, but also want to say this because it has many uses! I use it as a lip balm, for chafe (both as a preventative and to soothe if I forget to use it as a preventative), for those little cracks I get around my cuticles, it’s all natural so I also use it on my baby, like when she gets chafe from drooling from teething and I use it to moisturise my body. I find it a bit too heavy for the face but I have used it in a pinch!" - Kirby.

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Mecca Cosmetica To Save Face SPF50+ Superscreen, $40.

"It’s SPF 50, super moisturising and is versatile and can be used on the face and body (it can be used as a primer too but I guess I won’t have makeup). It also has the most lovely slightest scent." - Lou.

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BATISTE Dry Shampoo Tropical, $15.99.

"Giant bottle of this dry shampoo. And it's tropical so, on theme." - Katie.

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better™ CC+™ Cream SPF 50, $63. 

"IT Cosmetics CC Cream because it makes my skin look so even and glowy. When your skin looks good, you don't need to worry about anything else. Plus, it SPF 50!" - Talia.

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Bohemian Skin Gel Cleanser, $32.

"I've re-ordered this three times now, as well as their moisturiser and toner, because I absolutely love it. I have oily skin and this has never broke me out or irritated my skin, unlike products from other brands. I would bathe my body in this stuff if I could. It's the best feeling when you find products that actually work for you." - Billi.

Go-To Face Hero Face Oil, $45.

"I'm basic. I love this. It's so moisturising! It just improves the texture/feel of your skin... nothing worse than feeling dry and tight and it just plumps it all up." - Jessie.

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"To be honest, any oil but this is the only one I've repeat purchased. It also doesn't stay on top of your skin for ages like a lot of oils. So if you're like me and go to bed at 8.15pm but do your skincare at 8.13pm, it doesn't destroy your pillowcases." - Genevieve.

Cetaphil Rich Hydrating Night Cream with Hyaluronic Acid, $19.99.

"I'd bring this because I find it so moisturising at night and my skin would no doubt be dry as hell on an island." - Brielle.

Image: Cetaphil.

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The Jojoba Company Australian Jojoba, $19.95.

"Hands down this oil. It's my favourite because it's designed for all skin types (even oily people like me) and hydrates. It doesn't add too much oil, clog my pores or make me breakout. It's the perfect year-round oil." - Charlie.

"My skin loves it. It’s hydrating and helps soothe nasty outbreaks." - Despina.

Weleda Skin Food, $15.95.

"It literally does EVERYTHING. Face moisturiser, body moisturiser, helps with burns or cuts, lip balm. You name it." - Lily. 

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Neutrogena Beach Defence Sunscreen Water + Sun Barrier Lotion SPF 50, $16.99.

"This is the best body sunscreen I've ever used and if they ever discontinue it I think I'd have a nervous breakdown. It smells amazing like tropical flowers and rubs in perfectly. I literally have 10 bottles stashed around the place in various bags, my car, my desk drawer etc." - Caitlin.

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Clarins Bronzing Compact, $55.

"It makes me look alive."- Tamara.

Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Powder Essence, $25.99.

"No matter what is going on with my skin this seems to help it - it's super hydrating and also helps with I get random pimples and makes my skin... dewy and... plump? And you only need one pump... but sometimes I like two." - Andi.

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Shiseido Eyelash Curler, $35.

"I swear I live for curled lashes." - Julia.

Image: Mecca.

What's your desert island beauty product? Let us know in the comments.

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