The Desert-Island List: 26 Beauty Products That Made the Cut

A “desert-island list” may be a trope, but that doesn’t make me like it any less. It indicates high urgency and really separates the good from the can’t-live-without things (in this case, beauty products). So trope it is.

When forced to choose just a few things to take to an indefinite stay on a desert island, it really encourages us to take stock of which items we use the most. With this in mind, I asked my fellow Who What Wear editors to consider their go-to beauty products and narrow it down to the few (or even one or two, in some cases) they would hate to be stranded without. (I actually chose seven products myself—I never said I travel lightly.) You can’t go wrong with any of these skin, makeup, and hair products below because we’re very discerning packers. You’ll see.

Scroll to shop 26 beauty products that are desert-island worthy.