15 Best Body Washes

We're the first to admit we have a serious addiction to bath products. There are just too many great ones out there -- at really reasonable prices -- to not buy one too many shower gels, creams or oils.   See list

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July 29, 2014  |   2:07 PM  |  45 COMMENTS
18 Best Face Moisturizers

Depending on your skin type, moisturizer is either a take-it-or-leave-it product or a can't-live-without-it item. But in reality, nearly all skin types can benefit from some sort of moisturizer.   See moisturizers

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July 24, 2014  |   1:07 PM  |  77 COMMENTS
17 Best Face Cleansers

When it comes to the art of face washing, we ladies take it pretty seriously. We carefully select our skin care products and practically give ourselves a facial in the A.M. and P.M. We do this ritual in the morning to look and feel refreshed and awake (even when we likely get less than six hours of sleep). And then we wash the day off of our faces in the evening, removing all traces of makeup, as well as any dirt and excess oil.   See cleansers

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July 22, 2014  |   1:07 PM  |  115 COMMENTS
12 Best Products for Curly Hair

Those of us with curly hair know it can be both a blessing and a curse. When it behaves, nothing's better than having a head full of perfect ringlets or waves that cascade over your shoulders. But when it's acting ornery or piqued -- look out. Thirsty, frizzy, stressed-out curls are never pretty. And when we try to wrestle those same misbehaving curls into submission, it only makes things worse. (Because, really, the only thing that looks worse than fried curls are fried curls that have been further fried in an attempt to make them behave.)   Best curl products

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July 17, 2014  |   2:07 PM  |  59 COMMENTS
13 Best Eye Creams

SKIN CARE

13 Best Eye Creams

If the running joke in the office is that you got into another bar fight last night (and lost), it might be time for a little eye cream on those dark circles. 

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July 15, 2014  |   1:07 PM  |  97 COMMENTS
16 Best Night Creams

Getting your eight hours of beauty sleep is great, but what if we told you there's a way you can do even better? What if we told you there's one simple step before you crawl under the covers that can give you the complexion of your dreams?   See night creams

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July 10, 2014  |  12:07 PM  |  73 COMMENTS
18 Best Hair Treatments for Healthy Hair

Every once in awhile it's necessary to indulge in a li'l treat, whether it's the chocolate-encrusted doughnut you cut out of your diet months ago or a luxurious day at the spa. Yet when we indulge, we often forget about our poor hair, which we subject to heat styling, chemical-laden products and dyeing more often than not. There are a million different ways we can damage our hair, whether it's from a weekly swim or just being out in the sun unprotected. So what's hair's version of a chocolate-encrusted doughnut topped with sprinkles? A regular dose of one of these intensive treatments that are guaranteed to leave you with healthy hair.   See products

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July 8, 2014  |  12:07 PM  |  88 COMMENTS
20 Best Soaps

HEALTH & BEAUTY

20 Best Soaps

Ladies, it's 2014 -- if you can take pro-quality photos, tweet the news, Skype your Mom, and check the weather in Bali all with your phone, why shouldn't your beauty products multitask, too? Sure, you can argue that soap isn't exactly innovative; but sometimes, the most decadent novelties are in the basics -- namely, the ability to wash off the day's grime with nothing but water and a good bar (or bottle) of soap.   Get soap

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July 1, 2014  |   1:07 PM  |  37 COMMENTS
12 Best Makeup Primers

Obvious foundation streaks, noticeable pores, redness around the nose -- these are all makeup blunders on par with a glaringly large flake of black pepper stuck between your teeth. Celebrity makeup artist and beauty brand founder, Napoleon Perdis, says these makeup faux pas can be avoided by adding one simple step to your morning routine: applying primer (you're on your own with the pepper though).   Get primers

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June 27, 2014  |   4:06 PM  |  209 COMMENTS
16 Best Bronzers

We know sunbathing, tanning beds and even spray tanning can cause some serious skin issues, but does that mean we're doomed to be pale and pasty forever? Not a chance. There's still one safe way to get that golden glow, and it's in your makeup bag: bronzer.   See bronzers

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June 26, 2014  |   2:06 PM  |  88 COMMENTS
3 Best Dry Shampoos -- and the 2 Worst

I'll admit it -- I'm a busy lady, which means I typically don't wash and dry my hair every morning. And when I do, it's always a long, arduous process full of waiting, heating, and styling. Which is why I don't know what I ever did before the invention of dry shampoos. Talk about an absolute game changer.   See products

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June 24, 2014  |  10:06 AM  |  59 COMMENTS
7 Best Lip Balms -- and the 5 Worst

Here's a question for you: How many times a day do you apply lip balm? According to a recent poll we posted on our Facebook page, the average woman uses lip balm anywhere from two to 30 times a day. Yeah, you read that right -- 30 times.   See lip balms

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June 19, 2014  |   3:06 PM  |  96 COMMENTS
13 Best Color Protecting Conditioners

So -- you just walked out of the salon with your freshly dyed hair. It's vibrant, it's shiny, it's beautiful and you love it. But then, day after day in the shower your pricey, gorgeous hair color starts swirling down the drain. Not pretty. So what's a girl to do? One word: condition. Okay, let's make it three words: color-protecting conditioner. Using quality hair care products is honestly all it takes -- well that and staying out of the sun (which you should be doing anyway). Since coloring hair too often can damage your tresses (not to mention put a fat dent in your wallet), you need to make your color last as long as possible. The way to do this is by using hair care products that will lock in color and prevent fading.   See products

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June 17, 2014  |   2:06 PM  |  32 COMMENTS
7 Best Olay Products

With over 1,000 reader reviews for these seven products alone -- three of which were winners in our Total Beauty Awards -- it's no surprise that Olay has been at the forefront of skin care for over 60 years.   read more

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June 12, 2014  |   7:06 AM  |  COMMENT
12 Best Sunscreens -- and the 4 Worst

Whether we like it or not, sunscreen is a must for all of us. And according to Heidi Waldorf, M.D., of Waldorf Dermatology & Laser Associates in Nanuet, NY, we need "an SPF of at least 15 daily." For prolonged sun exposure, she recommends "a higher SPF (30 or above) and a water-resistant formulation." She also suggests choosing a sunscreen containing titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, avobenzone or mexoryl as its active ingredient.   See sunscreens

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June 10, 2014  |  12:06 PM  |  32 COMMENTS
7 Best Dove Beauty Products

Dove's unprecedented Campaign for Real Beauty celebrates bodies of all shapes, sizes, colors, and ages. It employs plus-size models, women of different races and those with wrinkles and sun spots to inspire us real women to feel more comfortable in our own skin -- so to speak. Dove continually creates memorable, groundbreaking (and at times controversial) ads and commercials; they make pro-age beauty products instead of anti-aging ones; and now, with their "Movement for Self-Esteem", they're trying to reach a younger generation by helping instill confidence in adolescent girls. However, 13- to 93-year-old women can resonate with this poignant slogan for the movement: "Imagine a world where beauty is a source of confidence, not anxiety."   See products

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June 5, 2014  |  12:06 AM  |  11 COMMENTS
14 Best Color Protecting Shampoos

Want your money to wash down the drain right along with your freshly done, beautiful hair color? We thought not. It makes no sense to spend a fortune on coloring your hair at a salon only to use hair care products that strip the color at home. So stocking up on proper hair care products post-treatment is an absolute must. Typically, your hairstylist will suggest that you use a color-safe shampoo and conditioner after you get all-over color or highlights to maintain the hue and prevent fading color. However, they might also try to sucker you into buying hair care products that are too pricey -- and ones you're not sure you'll even like.   See products

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June 3, 2014  |  12:06 PM  |  43 COMMENTS
10 Best Deep Conditioners

Let's be honest, ladies -- every single time we flip it mid-conversation, shyly tuck it behind our ears, peek through it when it falls before our faces like a curtain, we know exactly what we're doing: making the stone cold heart of every onlooker melt like butter on the sidewalk in the middle of July. Whether you're rocking a face-framing pixie or waist-length layers, gorgeous healthy hair is a gal's greatest accessory. But ironically, we often damage it in the process of getting it to that gorgeous state.   Get products

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May 29, 2014  |  12:05 AM  |  98 COMMENTS
13 Best Tinted Moisturizers

We have our list of top-rated foundations and what our readers think are the best moisturizers on the market, but why stop there? See what our readers think about their favorite tinted moisturizers. Here's to hitting two birds with one stone!   See products

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May 27, 2014  |  11:05 AM  |  50 COMMENTS
9 Best Sunscreens for Your Face

Not to rain on your sun-filled, summer parade, but here are a few facts that should make you wake up from your margarita-and-sun-induced coma and force you to take a big whiff of the sunscreen: The incidence of melanoma (a deadly form of skin cancer) is on the rise -- an estimated 76,690 new cases of invasive melanoma will be diagnosed in the US in 2013. If that doesn't scare you, this will: 80 percent of the aging that dermatologists see is due to excess sun exposure, since it can break down the collagen and elastin in your skin and cause more wrinkles.   See products

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May 23, 2014  |  11:05 AM  |  45 COMMENTS
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