13 '90s Beauty Products You Loved and Totally Forgot About

You can still buy, like, almost all of these, FYI.

Alicia Silverstone in a scene from '90s movie 'Clueless'
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Teen Spirit deodorant (opens in new tab)

Teen Spirit (by Lady Speed Stick) deodorant pink crush

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In the most '90s tale ever told, a rock idol misinterpreted some graffiti, created a hit song, and made a personal care item immensely popular with adolescent girls.

2. L'Oreal Kids shampoo (opens in new tab)

L'Oreal Kids swim & sport shampoo

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TBH, even though we're adult women who use adult-woman hair products (that also smell amazing (opens in new tab)), that Jolly Rancher scent is unbeatable.

3. Caboodles (opens in new tab)

Pink and grey Caboodle

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The colorways these days, man. Though there is a roaring vintage Caboodles trade on eBay...

4. Lip Smackers (opens in new tab)

Variety of Lip Smackers in soda flavors

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*tucks one into back pocket* *licks it all off*

Bon Bons nail polish (opens in new tab)

Bon Bons nail polish in hot pink

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Tempting you from those canisters near the cash register for 20-plus years.

6. Bath and Body Works anything in Cucumber Melon (opens in new tab)

Cucumber Melon body lotion

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Step 1: Shower with the gel. Step 2: Apply the lotion. Step 3: Douse self with the body splash. Step 4: Repeat.

Candy Kisses lip balm (opens in new tab)

Variety of Candy Kisses lip balm containers

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Can we all agree the Clear Mint Chocolate sucked?

8. Hard Candy Nail Polish (opens in new tab) in Sky

Hard Candy Nail Polish in Sky blue

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Thank you, Alicia Silverstone, for bringing our attention to Chanel Nouvelle Vague before it was Chanel Nouvelle Vague. Plus the plastic rings.

9. Roll-on Body Glitter (opens in new tab)

Roll-on Body Glitter

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What I would give to have plastic-flake-encrusted arms/collarbones/cheeks again. (Answer: about $4.)

Revlon Street Wear nail polish (opens in new tab)

Revlon Street Wear nail polish green holographic

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Gap Heaven perfume (opens in new tab)

Gapscent Heaven perfume

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Some say that, at midnight, every grade-school locker room in America comes alive with the sound of a thousand phantom spritzes.

Sun In (opens in new tab)

Sun In (Lemon Fresh) hair lightener spray bottle

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Before babylights (opens in new tab) and blonde dictionaries (opens in new tab), there was just the acid, some rays, and the pursuit of platinum.

13. Naturistics lip gloss (opens in new tab)

Naturistics Sweet Lips lip gloss in vanilla and kiwi flavors

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In the second most '90s story ever told, Alexis Bledel modeled (opens in new tab) for an ad campaign wearing marabou-festooned raver buns and a green choker. And *that* is our saccharine, sparkly youth summed up in one image. #takemeback

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Chelsea Peng
Assistant Editor

Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at MarieClaire.com. She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.