June 15, 2024

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Cosmo’s Holy Grail Beauty Awards

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Hey, you. You’re currently staring at Cosmo’s biggest beauty awards ever, which is honestly a pretty major deal considering our editors have been doing the whole beauty awards thing for literal decades at this point.

This year’s collection of holy grail favorites includes 200 products, tools, and treatments (yes, really, there are 200 winners…we love y’all that much)—and it’s the result of 12 long months of researching, testing, swatching, and sampling by 29 beauty-obsessed Cosmo editors. This greatest hits list has it all: fast fixes for breakouts, mascaras that last through red-eyes, dry shampoos with borderline magical oil-absorbing powers, and more. Consider it your new beauty shopping bible. So go ahead and start scrolling to try our favorites now, or bookmark it and save all the goodness for when you’re ready to replenish your stash.


THE MUST-TRY MAKEUP

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1. Best Lipstick

Powermatte Lipstick

“As soon as you swipe on this bold matte, the pigments lock onto your lips for 10 (!) hours of smooth, smudgeproof wear.” —BETH GILLETTE, BEAUTY EDITOR

2. Best Liquid Lipstick

Rouge Artist For Ever Matte Lipstick

Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist For Ever Matte Lipstick

“I love everything about this liquid lipstick. The sophisticated applicator, the budgeproof formula (srsly, it lasts through hours of water bottle chugging), and the impressive shade range (the reds are my all-time faves) are all so good.” —ABBEY ADKISON, EXECUTIVE VIDEO PRODUCER

3. Best Tinted Lip Balm

JuiceBalm Tinted Lip Balm

Tower 28 Beauty JuiceBalm Tinted Lip Balm

“If I had to choose between these four longish-lasting shades, I would choose…all four. Sorry, but they’re just too fun not to mix and match throughout the day. I keep two in my purse and two at my desk and reapply whenever I need a quick pop of color. —SASCHA DE GERSDORFF, EXECUTIVE EDITOR

4. Best Lip Stain

Poutsicle Hydrating Lip Stain

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Poutsicle Hydrating Lip Stain

“There was zero transfer on my cups, straws, and utensils while wearing this lip stain. It’s perf if you want a quick flash of color on your lips that doesn’t need to be reapplied multiple times a day.” —CHRISTEN A. JOHNSON, LIFESTYLE EDITOR

5. Best Lip Liner

Luxe Lip Liner

Juvia’s Place Luxe Lip Liner

“Happy to report that this lip liner—which comes in 14 opaque shades—has zero skipping or dryness while drawing it on, and it doesn’t suck the life out of your skin either.” —CHLOE METZGER, DEPUTY BEAUTY DIRECTOR

6. Best Lip Gloss

Dewy Gloss

“I love that this is basically a souped-up lip oil—it is ultra hydrating and gives lips the kind of mirrorlike shine that will get you noticed.” —JULEE WILSON, BEAUTY EDITOR-AT-LARGE

7. Best Lip Plumper

Lip Filler

“Not to be dramatic, but this plumper has made me reconsider my yearly lip filler appointment. It uses super-cool technology to deliver hyaluronic acid into your lips to give them extra fullness both immediately and over time.” —BG

8. Best Eyeliner

Colour Excess Gel Pencil Eye Liner

MAC Colour Excess Gel Pencil Eye Liner

“I can’t get over how easily this creamy pencil glides across my lids and lash lines. The level of color payoff you get is also unreal.” —MEKITA RIVAS, EDITOR

9. Best Liquid Eyeliner

At the Borderline Eyeliner Marker

R.E.M. Beauty At the Borderline Eyeliner Marker

“This pen’s marker-style felt tip makes lining my upper lash lines and nailing that sharp cat-eye shape actually doable—plus, it creates an opaque black color in just one swipe.” —BG

10. Best Brow Pencil

On Point Precision Brow Pencil

Ami Colé On Point Precision Brow Pencil

“As someone who doesn’t know how to do their brows well, this ultra-fine-tipped pencil always makes me feel like a pro.” —JW

11. Best Brow Gel

GrandeBrow 2-in-1 Tinted Brow Gel + Brow Enhancing Serum

Grande Cosmetics GrandeBrow 2-in-1 Tinted Brow Gel + Brow Enhancing Serum

“Sure, this tinted gel gives my brows instant oomph in just a few swipes—but it’s also infused with a conditioning serum that thickens natural brow hairs in eight weeks. That’s the real magic.” —LAUREN BALSAMO, DEPUTY BEAUTY DIRECTOR

12. Best Lash Enhancer

Advanced Sensitive Eyelash Conditioner

RevitaLash Cosmetics Advanced Sensitive Eyelash Conditioner

“After using RevitaLash Advanced, my lashes looked way more dramatic—even without mascara.” —JAIME MARSANICO, SENIOR DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS

13. Best Waterproof Mascara

Telescopic Lift Mascara

L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Lift Mascara

“I wore this on a red-eye flight and through a day of back-to-back meetings without once wiping black from under my eyes. Incredible.” —LB

14. Best Mascara

Lash Lasso Lash Wrap Mascara

Isamaya Lash Lasso Lash Wrap Mascara

“Want dense, fluffy, fanned-out lashes? Try this mascara, which not only has some of the coolest packaging I’ve ever seen but also makes my lashes look at least five times thicker than normal after I brush on two coats.” —BG

15. Best Color Corrector

Camo Color Corrector

E.L.F. Cosmetics Camo Color Corrector

“This corrector comes in five different shades, but the orange one is a must if you have dark circles. Layered under concealer, it basically works like a magic eraser for shadows.” —VERONICA LOPEZ, SEX AND RELATIONSHIPS EDITOR

16. Best Concealer

Future Fluid All Over Medium Cream Concealer

Milk Makeup Future Fluid All Over Medium Cream Concealer

“I bow down to this mid-weight concealer. It leaves my under-eyes brighter and smoother and feels like a serum on my skin.” —CM

17. Best Bronzer

Flawless IRL Bronzer

Uoma by Sharon C Flawless IRL Bronzer

“There’s nothing worse than bronzer that looks like bronzer, which is exactly why I love this for adding natural-looking warmth to my skin. It’s all about the ‘did she or didn’t she just get back from the Caribbean’ glow for me.” —LB

18. Best Blush

Lush Blush Duo

Fashion Fair Lush Blush Duo

“Two is always better than one. You’ve got a velvety powder hue and a vivid cream hue in one dope compact with this stellar blush.” —JW

19. Best Contour

Sculpt Tape Contour

Tarte Sculpt Tape Contour

“No cream or powder contour can give you sculpted cheekbones quite like this liquid formula from Tarte can, and I’m willing to die on this hill. It’s super blendable, long-lasting, and incredibly easy to apply.” —SIENA GAGLIANO, ASSOCIATE EDITOR

20. Best Highlighter

Positive Light Silky Touch Highlighter

Rare Beauty Positive Light Silky Touch Highlighter

“I lightly dust this shimmery highlighter across my cheekbones and nose for a glowy sheen or tap it onto the highest points of my face with my finger for a legit blinding shine.” —BG

21. Best Powder Foundation

Super Stay Up to 24H Hybrid Powder-Foundation

Maybelline New York Super Stay Up to 24H Hybrid Powder-Foundation

“The most un-powdery powder ever! It feels SO light on my skin and layers seamlessly with my bronzer, blush, and other makeup.” —MADDIE HIATT, SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR

22. Best Face Primer

Instant Firmx No-Filter Primer

Peter Thomas Roth Instant Firmx No-Filter Primer

“This is just one of those products that’s begging to go viral. It creates the absolute smoothest canvas for makeup, so you can get that ultra-glassy airbrushed finish from your foundation.” —MADELEINE FRANK REEVES, DEPUTY EDITOR

23. Best Tinted Moisturizer

Complexion Rescue Natural Matte Tinted Moisturizer Mineral SPF 30

BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Natural Matte Tinted Moisturizer Mineral SPF 30

“The OG version is just a *tad* too dewy for my oily skin, but this new one with a matte finish is perfection.” —LB

24. Best Skin Tint

Vital Skincare Complexion Drops

Westman Atelier Vital Skincare Complexion Drops

“The best part about these complexion-perfecting drops is that they are super lightweight and buildable—which means quick application and I look like my best self.” —JW

25. Best Matte Foundation

Ambient Soft Glow Foundation

Hourglass Ambient Soft Glow Foundation

“You can equate this foundation with the viral ‘cloud makeup’ trend. It covers all my acne and dark spots, doesn’t cling to rough texture spots, and lasts for 16-plus hours—legit my fave foundation of the year.” —BG

26. Best Dewy Foundation

SurrealSkin Foundation

Makeup by Mario SurrealSkin Foundation

“This full-coverage foundation leaves my dry skin with the dewy, gloss-like finish that’s usually reserved only for Facetuned influencers and post-facial celebs.” —CM

27. Best Face Palette

Complexion Pro Face Palette

Morphe Complexion Pro Face Palette

“TY, Morphe, for this gift to my face. Each palette (there are five shades total) is filled with a brightener, a contour, two bronzers, two blushes, and two highlighters designed with individual skin tones in mind.” —CM

28. Best Setting Spray

Surfproof Setting Spray

Caliray Surfproof Setting Spray

“A few spritzes give my makeup a natural glow and soften any uneven texture thanks to hydrating glycerin. I even like to mist it on midday to soothe my skin with niacinamide.” —BG

29. Best Setting Powder

Hyaluronic Hydra-Powder

By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Powder

“It’s a cult favorite for a reason: As you dust it on, hyaluronic acid spheres in the powder break open to hydrate skin while silica helps mattifying makeup.” —CM

30. Best False Lashes

Kiss ImPress Press-On Falsies Eyelash 20 Clusters

Kiss ImPress Press-On Falsies Eyelash 20 Clusters

“Skip the messiest part of wearing falsies—the glue—with these pre-bonded clusters that seamlessly stick to the underside of your lashes.” —JW


THE SKINCARE FINDS OUR EDITORS SWEAR BY

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39. Best Mineral Face SPF

UV Luminous Broad-Spectrum SPF 41

EltaMD UV Luminous Broad-Spectrum SPF 41

“EltaMD’s line of SPFs—including this new zinc-based version—is the GOAT for protection sans breakouts, irritation, or white cast.” —LB

40. Best Chemical Face SPF

Clear as Day SPF 46

Starface Clear as Day SPF 46

“This completely clear, smoothing SPF is essentially a primer-sunscreen hybrid. So unlike all the ultra-glowy SPFs out there, this cuts down on my shine while protecting my skin.” —BG

41. Best Face Mask

Universal Microbiome Purifying Radiance Mask

BeautyStat Universal Microbiome Purifying Radiance Mask

“Thanks to honey and ceramides, this isn’t one of those clay masks that sucks the gunk from your pores *and* all the moisture from your face.” —LB

42. Best Cleansing Oil

Skin Food Face Care Nourishing Oil-to-Milk Cleanser

Weleda Skin Food Face Care Nourishing Oil-to-Milk Cleanser

Now 15% Off

“This is hands down the best face-washing experience. The oil-to-milk formula is so thick and creamy—I have super-dry skin, so this was perfect for every day without overdrying.” —MALLORY ROYNON, CREATIVE DIRECTOR

43. Best Eye Makeup Remover

Comforting Eye Makeup Remover

CeraVe Comforting Eye Makeup Remover

Now 12% Off

“Just a few gentle swipes easily remove black eyeliner and mascara (even the waterproof kind) without stinging or irritating my sensitive eyes.” —JM

44. Best Foaming Face Cleanser

Nutritious 2-in-1 Foam Cleanser

Estée Lauder Nutritious 2-in-1 Foam Cleanser

“My acne-prone skin is picky about cleansers—can’t be too moisturizing or too drying either. Which is why I love this Goldilocks one, which has a rich, foamy lather without leaving my skin tight and squeaky.” —BG

45. Best Cream Face Cleanser

Active Renewal Cleanser

Vintner’s Daughter Active Renewal Cleanser

“Finally, a cream cleanser that is delicate but still gets the job done. The brightening and balancing antioxidants are the stars of the show.” —JW

46. Best Eye Cream

Auracle

“This is technically a gel, which I love because it feels like nothing on your skin but plumps and smooths like no other. Plus, it layers great with other skincare and makeup.” —LB

47. Best Eye Serum

Beam + Glow Eye Serum

Relevant: Your Skin Seen Beam + Glow Eye Serum

“Did you see me out way too late last night, sucking down one too many martinis? No, you didn’t…at least, that’s my story, and this serum that gave me nine-hours-of-beauty-sleep eyes and I are sticking to it.” —ROSA HEYMAN, EXECUTIVE DIGITAL EDITOR

48. Best Eye Patches

Brightening Eye Masks

Drmtlgy Brightening Eye Masks

“These felt amazing on (especially after keeping them in the fridge), and they also didn’t slide around, which is always my biggest pain point when using eye patches.” —HANNAH CHUBB, ASSOCIATE LIFESTYLE EDITOR

49. Best Eye Brightener

Superhue Brightening Eye Cream

Live Tinted Superhue Brightening Eye Cream

“Part eye treatment, part concealer, this lightly tinted cream instantly wakes up your eyes and makes your whole face look brighter.” —TAMARA FUENTES, ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR

50. Best Acne Treatment

Multi-Action Clear Acne Clearing Treatment Lotion

StriVectin Multi-Action Clear Acne Clearing Treatment Lotion

“I’ve been burned (quite literally) by harsh acne products in the past, but I love how this gentle lotion cleared up my whiteheads and blackheads without drying out my skin.” —LAYNIE ROUCH, FASHION ASSISTANT

51. Best Pimple Patches

Blemish Patches

“These lil patches are literally the easy way to deal with breakouts. They’re basically invisible when they go on, and they turn white when they’re done working their magic. Easy-peasy!” —MH

52. Best Face Scrub

Triple Berry Smoothing Scrub

Renée Rouleau Triple Berry Smoothing Scrub

“I’m normally not a fan of face scrubs, but this is the exception. It removes dead skin cells and dislodges all the gunk in my pores but is still super gentle thanks to perfectly round exfoliating beads that won’t scrape or tear skin.” —LB

53. Best At-Home Peel

Triple Acid Signature Peel

Shani Darden Skin Care Triple Acid Signature Peel

“The closest thing to an IRL treatment with celeb facialist Shani Darden? This two-step peel. Every time I use it, my skin looks brighter and more even and my pores are tighter and less clogged too.” —LB

54. Best Rich Face Moisturizer

N°1 de Chanel Rich Revitalizing Cream

Chanel N°1 de Chanel Rich Revitalizing Cream

“Sign me up for any skin cream that makes me feel like a Rich Bitch. The consistency of this velvety cream is thick in the very best way, and I always wake up feeling extra glowy the morning after application.” —RS

55. Best Lightweight Face Moisturizer

Minimalist Hydrating Moisturizer

Matter of Fact Minimalist Hydrating Moisturizer
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“This is one of the few moisturizers I’ve tried that keep my oily, acne-prone skin hydrated without clogging my pores or making my skin bumpy. The formula is simple and straightforward and pairs perfectly with my more active serums and treatments.” —LB

56. Best Barrier Repair Cream

Ceramidin Skin Barrier Moisturizing Cream

Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Skin Barrier Moisturizing Cream

“Yum, yum yum—this cream is legit packed with the fatty ceramides that your skin barrier relies on to stay strong, plump, and hydrated. If I could bathe in this stuff, I would.” —CM

57. Best Wrinkle Cream

A.G.E. Interrupter Advanced

SkinCeuticals A.G.E. Interrupter Advanced

“This cream is sooo rich. I spread it evenly across my skin at night, and it leaves my face feeling ultra-smooth and plump—plus it really helps reduce the looks of fine lines and wrinkles with continued use.” —BG

58. Best Toner

Brightening Toner

“I love the light exfoliation I get with this toner (shout-out to mandelic and lactic acids), but I also don’t feel like it’s too tight or dry afterward, thanks to the formula’s barrier-boosting urea and ceramides.” —BG

59. Best Essence

Fibroquin Essence

“The science behind this essence (it feels like an ultra-lightweight serum) is seriously impressive. The formula features Fibroquin, Revela’s proprietary collagen-boosting molecule that firms and lifts skin without causing any irritation (ahem, retinol).” —LB

60. Best Hydrating Serum

Hyaluronic + Peptide 24 Hydrating Serum

Olay Hyaluronic + Peptide 24 Hydrating Serum

“My dry face drinks this stuff right up. It’s fragrance-free, whichI love, and loaded with hyaluronic acid to instantly hydrate skin and keep it that way for hours.” —ABBEY ADKISON, VIDEO EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

61. Best Brightening Treatment

Bouncy Brightfacial

Drunk Elephant Bouncy Brightfacial

“My acne and acne scars have responded, like, shockingly well to the combo of brightening azelaic acid and clarifying salicylic acid in this lotion. After a month of use, they’re pretty much nonexistent.” —LB

62. Best Calming Serum

Calm Repairing Serum

Paula’s Choice Calm Repairing Serum

“As the queen of splotchy skin, I lowkey threatened my partner when I discovered he had been using this golden nectar. It’s the only thing that has actually made a tiny bit of difference in my redness, and I now guard it with my life.” —CM

63. Best Overnight Treatment

Age Perfect Cell Renewal Midnight Serum

L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Midnight Serum

“I’m using this serum in tandem with tretinoin and it totally balances the drying effects, leaving my skin plump, dewy, and hydrated. Even my aesthetician commented on how good my skin looked at my last facial. High praise!” —KATIE BUCKLEITNER, DIGITAL ART DIRECTOR

64. Best Retinol

Retinal For All Renewing Serum

Peach & Lily Retinal For All Renewing Serum

“A great alternative to Rx retinoids, it has visibly smoothed my fine lines and brightened my skin without causing any flaking or redness.” —MR

65. Best Redness Reducer

SuperSolutions Redness Relief Solution 10% Azelaic Acid Serum

The Inkey List SuperSolutions Redness Relief Solution 10% Azelaic Acid Serum

“This has been such a great addition to my skincare routine. Whenever I use it at night, my skin looks calmer and clearer when I wake up in the morning.” —BETHANY RENNARD, JUNIOR DESIGNER

66. Best Dark Spot Corrector

Clinical Solutions Ferulic + Niacinamide Brightener

Mary Kay Clinical Solutions Ferulic + Niacinamide Brightener

“This is an amazing product. I’ve been using it as a spot treatment on acne scars and sun spots, and I saw a decrease in excess pigment within 10 days of consistent use.” —EMILY ADAR, SENIOR VISUAL EDITOR

67. Best Eczema Treatment

Eczema Restoraderm Flare-Up Relief Cream

Cetaphil Eczema Restoraderm Flare-Up Relief Cream

“Short of dipping your body in a bowl of warm, soothing oatmeal—*dreams*—this 2 percent colloidal oatmeal cream is the next best thing for calming and moisturizing itchy, irritated skin.” —CM

68. Best Antioxidant Serum

10% Pure Niacinamide Serum

La Roche-Posay 10% Pure Niacinamide Serum

“Niacinamide is one of the buzziest antioxidants rn, and this hardworking serum packs a 10 percent punch. I use it in the morning under sunscreen to brighten up my tone and protect my skin from environmental damage.” —LB


THE TOP BODY PRODUCTS FOR SILKY-SMOOTH SKIN

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77. Best Body Luminizer

Melanin Glow Illuminating Moisturizer with Bronze Luminizers

Jergens Melanin Glow Illuminating Moisturizer with Bronze Luminizers

“You can mix this with oil for a sheer glow or layer it with highlighter for a seriously shiny effect. I used it for a recent photo shoot and my skin was next-level luminous.” —TARAH-LYNN SAINT-ELIEN, FASHION EDITOR

78. Best Body Oil

Illuminating & Balancing Body Oil

Rose Inc Illuminating & Balancing Body Oil

“This luxe oil cocoons skin in a blanket of lightweight, fast-absorbing moisture and won’t transfer to your sheets or clothes either.” —LB

79. Best Body Scrub

Buff It Out AHA Exfoliating Body Scrub

Versed Buff It Out AHA Exfoliating Body Scrub

“There’s truly nothing more satisfying than scrubbing my arms and legs with this stuff. It gets rid of dulling dead skin cells and curbs body breakouts too.” —LB

80. Best Body Wash

Deep Moisture Body Wash  24HR Renewing MicroMoisture

Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash 24HR Renewing MicroMoisture

“This lathers up nicely, leaves my skin clean but not squeaky, and is super affordable too (aka everything you could want in a body wash).” —HANNAH CHUBB, ASSOCIATE LIFESTYLE EDITOR

81. Best Antiperspirant

Clinical Strength Antiperspirant and Deodorant

Secret Clinical Strength Antiperspirant and Deodorant

“NYC summers have turned me into the sweatiest of humans, but it’s nothing this odor-blocking bb can’t handle.” —BG

82. Best Mineral SPF for Body

Ultra Sheer Mineral Face & Body Stick

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Mineral Face & Body Stick

“There’s nothing easier than this stick sunscreen for beach and pool days. It swipes on easily and the SPF 50 formula is water-resistant for up to 80 minutes.” —LB

83. Best Chemical SPF for Body

Sheer Touch Body Serum SPF 30

Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Body Serum SPF 30

“This SPF feels and smells amazing. I used it on a recent trip to Hawaii, and my skin was nice and hydrated with zero white cast—and the serum texture feels so lovely that I genuinely looked forward to reapplying.” —TAMARA FUENTES, ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR

84. Best Body Treatment

All in All Melting Body Balm

Oui the People All in All Melting Body Balm

“Upgrade your current routine with this balm that’s spiked with a plant-based alternative to retinol. The way it melts into skin and softens rough, uneven texture is nothing short of miraculous.” —LB

85. Best Body Lotion

Beauty Actives Cucumber & Aloe Herbal Body Moisturizer

Hempz Beauty Actives Cucumber & Aloe Herbal Body Moisturizer

“This lotion is like a grown-up version of that cucumber melon scent that was everywhere in the late ’90s/early 2000s. It instantly relieved my parched skin (winter/spring in New York is no joke) and the scent is refreshing but subtle.” —ERIKA W. SMITH, SENIOR ASTROLOGY EDITOR

86. Best Body Butter

Unscented Shea Body Butter

Hanahana Beauty Unscented Shea Body Butter

“I go through about six jars of this glow-giving body butter a year because being ashy is never an option.” —JW

87. Best Body Cleansing Bar

High Tide Exfoliating Body Bar

Good Time High Tide Exfoliating Body Bar

“I’m team body bar soap all the way, and this one from Good Time is my obsession. It’s infused with little exfoliating bits to get skin extra smooth and clean—plus it’s sustainably produced without any plastic.” —LB

88. Best Chemical Exfoliator for Body

KP Duty Body Peel Pads

DermaDoctor KP Duty Body Peel Pads

“I honestly have more bumps than I do smooth skin on my body, so trust me when I say these acid-based wipes are magical at softening the rough bits without leading to major dryness.” —CM

89. Best Self-Tanner

Gradual Tanning Drops Face & Body

Sephora Collection Gradual Tanning Drops Face & Body

“When mixed with my moisturizer, these self-tanning drops gave my bod the most natural and beautiful glow, which can be tricky for someone with pale skin like me. I used about six drops, and the color was seriously perfection—you wouldn’t know it was fake unless I told you!” —SIENA GAGLIANO, ASSOCIATE EDITOR

90. Best Shaving Cream

Cashmere Skin Collection Shave Butter

EOS Cashmere Skin Collection Shave Butter

“I refuse to shave without this stuff. The squeeze tube is so much easier to use than traditional shaving cream canisters, and the ultra-moisturizing formula always makes my skin feel silky-smooth.” —LR

91. Best Deodorant

You Deodorant

“To say I was ~known~ for smelling like Glossier You in college would be a grave understatement. Which is why I was elated when it launched an aluminum-free deodorant in the same fragrance to layer up with my perfume and mask B.O. throughout the day.” —BG

92. Best Bath Soak

St. John’s Wort Bath

Susanne Kaufmann St. John’s Wort Bath

“I’m soaking in this when my nerves are shot and my skin needs some extra TLC. So basically once a week.” —JW

93. Best Ingrown Treatment

Bikini & Body Bump Eraser

SweetSpot Labs Bikini & Body Bump Eraser

“Some ingrown treatments leave your skin dried out and burning, but this one breaks down and calms bumps with exfoliating salicylic acid, brightening niacinamide, and soothing green tea extract.” —CM

94. Best Body Wipes

Refresh Wipes

“These are a must in my bag. They’re perfect for a quick refresh after a sweaty commute or a long flight, and they take up zero space.” —BR

95. Best New Bodycare Brand

Superplant Body Serum+ w/ 2% Niacinamide

Iota Superplant Body Serum+ w/ 2% Niacinamide

“I’m obsessed with Iota’s curated line of elevated essentials—especially this calming and smoothing serum for bumps and irritation.” —BG

96. Best Bodycare Game Changer

Splash Salve

“I’ve pretty much phased out regular lotion thanks to this innovative hydrator. Rub it into wet skin in the shower and prepare to be seriously silky.” —LB

97. Best Hall of Fame Bodycare Product

Intensive Care Advanced Repair Unscented Body Lotion

Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair Unscented Body Lotion

“This body lotion is a total classic. I love that it’s unscented (fragranced lotions and creams often irritate my sensitive, eczema-prone skin), and it leaves my skin so soft and smooth.” —KRISTIANA MORELL, JUNIOR MOTION DESIGNER


THE TREATMENTS AND STYLERS THAT GUARANTEE GOOD HAIR DAYS

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98. Best Shampoo and Conditioner for Damaged Hair

Nutrient Blends Unbreakable Lengths Shampoo and Conditioner with Rice Water

Pantene Nutrient Blends Unbreakable Lengths Shampoo and Conditioner with Rice Water

“Even though you can get these at the drugstore, they felt just as the luxe as the fancier shampoo and conditioners I’ve bought for nearly five times the price. The lather on the shampoo is amazing, and the conditioner left my hair super shiny and strong.” —BR

99. Best Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner

Frizz Ease Replenish & Repair Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner

John Frieda Frizz Ease Replenish & Repair Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner

“The first time I used this shampoo and conditioner, I thought my waves looked a bit smoother and more defined. But then when I met up with a friend for karaoke later that night, she told me I looked like I belonged in a shampoo commercial, so the effect was even stronger than I thought!” —EWS

100. Best Shampoo and Conditioner for Curly Hair

Pro Infusion Fluid Curls Shampoo and Conditioner

TRESemmé Pro Infusion Fluid Curls Shampoo and Conditioner

“I’m always on the lookout for good curly hair products, and this shampoo is the best. It accentuates my natural curl pattern and leaves my curls ultra shiny too.” —KM

101. Best Shampoo and Conditioner for Type 4 Hair

H.A.P.I. Shampoo and Untangled Conditioner

Sienna Naturals H.A.P.I. Shampoo and Untangled Conditioner

“The dynamic duo my textured hair is obsessed with. They keep my curls clean, moisturized, and happy—what more could you ask for?” —JW

102. Best Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner

Volume+ Shampoo and Conditioner

Rodan + Fields Volume+ Shampoo and Conditioner

“I’ve tried a lot of products that promise volume, but this set actually delivers—and smells good as hell too. Bonus points for the super-rich lather that forms within seconds of being massaged into your ol’ noggin.” —RH

103. Best Shampoo and Conditioner for Thinning Hair

Anti-Hair Fall + Coconut Caffeine Strengthening Shampoo and Conditioner

OGX Anti-Hair Fall + Coconut Caffeine Strengthening Shampoo and Conditioner

Now 25% Off

“First, we need to talk about the scent. This duo smells so good, you’ll exit the shower with a head of hair smelling legit like a mochaccino. Second, I’ve really noticed a difference in the thickness of my hair. After a month of use, I’m hooked.” —LL

104. Best Shampoo and Conditioner for Color-Treated Hair

Color Me Brilliant Mushroom + Bamboo Color Protect Shampoo and Conditioner

Briogeo Color Me Brilliant Mushroom + Bamboo Color Protect Shampoo and Conditioner

“Most shampoos and conditioners like this are designed to prevent fading, but none actually enhance your hair color like this duo. My light brown hair looks brighter and shinier after using this—just like if I got a pro glaze.” —BG

105. Best Shampoo and Conditioner for Blondes

Purple Shampoo & Conditioner

Odele Purple Shampoo & Conditioner

“This purple-tinted shampoo and conditioner are clutch for keeping my blonde nice and bright between highlight appointments. It’s a small investment for such a big $$ savings (the price of professional color in NYC is no joke).” —KB

106. Best Shampoo and Conditioner for Sensitive Scalps

Deep Scalp Hydration 2 in 1 Anti-Dandruff Shampoo & Conditioner

Head & Shoulders Deep Scalp Hydration 2 in 1 Anti-Dandruff Shampoo & Conditioner

“This two-in-one saves me time in the shower and really helps keep my scalp clear and hydrated. And the creamy lather feels ultra luxe too.” —EA

107. Best Clarifying Shampoo

Peptide Prep Detox Shampoo

K18 Peptide Prep Detox Shampoo

“I love how clean this clarifying shampoo makes my hair and scalp feel without being overdrying or making my ends feel like straw. It’s perfect for when you haven’t washed in a few days or before prepping your hair for the K18 leave-in mask.” —LB

108. Best Co-Wash

Hair-Wash Gentle Milky Hair Cleanser

Bread Beauty Supply Hair-Wash Gentle Milky Hair Cleanser

“Anything that makes my wash day an absolute joy is definitely award-worthy for me. This milky cleanser keeps my hair clean and juicy—I’m in love.” —JW

109. Best Dry Shampoo

Texturizing Dry Shampoo

Batiste Texturizing Dry Shampoo

“Fine-haired girlies, this spray will sop up excess oil *and* give you that just-left-the-beach lift…without any of the gritty sand feel.” —RH

110. Best Scalp Oil

Curls & Coils Elixir Essentials Biotin & Rosemary Hair and Scalp Oil

Aunt Jackie’s Curls & Coils Elixir Essentials Biotin & Rosemary Hair and Scalp Oil

“I love the cool feel this gives my scalp—and thanks to the rosemary oil and biotin in the formula, my hair looks and feels fuller too.” —JW

111. Best Pre-Poo Treatment

Anti-Dandruff Pre-Wash

SheaMoisture Anti-Dandruff Pre-Wash

“I can’t sing the praises of this formula enough. Gold-star apple cider vinegar and salicylic acid help dissolve flakes and neutralize itch, while vitamin B3 works to soothe inflammation.” —CM

112. Best Scalp Scrub

Symbiose Scalp Renewal Exfoliating Antidandruff Scalp Scrub

Kérastase Symbiose Scalp Renewal Exfoliating Antidandruff Scalp Scrub

“I didn’t see a single white speck in my hair or scalp for a full week after using this scrub. It’s such a confidence booster for anyone with dandruff.” —EA

113. Best Treatment for Damaged Hair

Keraphix Damage Repair Treatment Cream

Nexxus Keraphix Damage Repair Treatment Cream

“My go-to salon closed a year ago, so I was long overdue for a haircut when I tested this treatment. That said, the results were impressive—and visibly after just one use. My hair felt stronger and shinier and my ends way less frayed and dried out.” —JM

114. Best Treatment for Thinning Hair

Renewed Density Anti-Hair-Loss Ampoules

Beauty Pie Renewed Density Anti-Hair-Loss Ampoules

“I’ve been using this every night for almost a month, applying half a vial on my scalp and paying special attention to the areas where I know my hair is the thinnest, and I’ve noticed such a difference in the fullness and thickness of my hair.” —LL

115. Best Treatment for Type 4 Hair

Born to Repair 60-Second Moisture Treatment with Shea Butter

Carol’s Daughter Born to Repair 60-Second Moisture Treatment with Shea Butter

Now 15% Off

“This made my curls softer and shinier after one use, and within a few weeks of making it a regular in my routine, my hair felt healthier too.” —MELANIE CURRY, ASSISTANT EDITOR

116. Best Rinse-Out Treatment

Reset Rinse Weekly Scalp and Hair Treatment with 100% Pure Rice Water Extract

Inala Reset Rinse Weekly Scalp and Hair Treatment with 100% Pure Rice Water Extract

“When my hair looks dull and feels weighed down, I reach for this rice-water rinse that lightly cleanses and leaves my hair with a glass-like shine.” —BG

117. Best Leave-In Conditioner

Melonberry Hair Milk Leave-In Conditioner

Adwoa Beauty Melonberry Hair Milk Leave-In Conditioner

“This is so much more than a regular old leave-in conditioner. I use it to air-dry, scrunch, and style my waves; create slick looks; and refresh my ends.” —MR

118. Best Split End Mender

Rapid Repair Serum for Damaged Hair

BondiBoost Rapid Repair Serum for Damaged Hair

“This serum is the only reason my hair looks acceptable after seven-plus months without a cut. It uses a blend of plant oils to seal up frayed ends, and it helps minimize frizz and flyaways.” —LB

119. Best Hair Oil

MahaMane Smooth & Shine Hair Oil

Fable & Mane MahaMane Smooth & Shine Hair Oil

“Smooth two drops through the ends of fine hair for shine and definition or massage a dropper’s worth through coarse hair to protect and moisturize. It’s the unicorn of oils, TBH.” —CM

120. Best Heat Protectant

The Wizard Silicone-Free Detangling Primer

Amika The Wizard Silicone-Free Detangling Primer

“Some heat protectants just sit on top of my strands and leave them greasy and sticky. But this one absorbs right into damp hair and leaves it feeling so damn soft (shout-out to lightweight avocado oil and squalane), all while protecting from heat damage too.” —BG

121. Best Hairspray

Instant Freeze Hair Spray

Aussie Instant Freeze Hair Spray

“This is my hairstyling secret weapon. I do a deep side part, flip my hair upside down, and then spray this from root to tip—and the amount of volume I get with minimal flyaways is amazing.” —MR

122. Best Edge Control

Moisture Miracle Maximum Hold Edge Styling Wax

African Pride Moisture Miracle Maximum Hold Edge Styling Wax

“Two words: laid and slayed. My edges stay put and stay hydrated when I use this coconut water–and aloe-laced wax.” —JW

123. Best Styling Cream

Botanical Repair Bond-Building Styling Creme

Aveda Botanical Repair Bond-Building Styling Creme

“I have a very subtle natural wave, so this gave me a touch more curl and texture, which brought out more of that rocker/shag look I strive for. And it didn’t leave my hair hard or tangly either, like a lot of styling creams tend to do.” —MR

124. Best Curl Cream

Moisture Magnet Sea Moss Curl Cream

Curls Moisture Magnet Sea Moss Curl Cream

“Not too heavy but not too sheer, this just-right formula leaves my fine curls feeling moisturized and clumped, thanks to its jojoba oil, soybean oil, and aloe vera.” —CM

125. Best Curl Cream for Type 4 Hair

Moisturizing Stretch Cream

NOU Moisturizing Stretch Cream

“I really love the dense, creamy texture of this cream. It deeply moisturizes my curls and makes styling so easy.” —MC

126. Best Braid Spray

Mint Condition Braid and Scalp Spray

Camille Rose Mint Condition Braid and Scalp Spray

“This is a must-have braid refresher. The blend of essential oils, sea moss, and herbs helps balance your scalp and hydrate your hair.” —JW

127. Best Curl Refreshing Spray

Açaí Style Refresher

Ceremonia Açaí Style Refresher

“You know that whole day-to-night thing magazines promise you? This is it but in haircare form. It saved my pony after a particularly sweaty workout when I had to go straight from the gym to dinner with friends.” —RS


THE FRAGRANCES WE CAN’T STOP SPRAYING

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136. Best Floral Fragrance

My Way Parfum

Armani Beauty My Way Parfum

“The combo of tuberose, blue iris, and orange blossom notes smells just like walking through a garden on a warm summer day. So dreamy.” —BG

137. Best Citrus Fragrance

Tangerine Boy Eau de Parfum

Phlur Tangerine Boy Eau de Parfum

“Phlur has successfully bottled summer-in-Amalfi feels with this bright and sunny mix of tangerine and lemon.” —BG

138. Best Sweet Fragrance

Good Fortune Eau de Parfum

Viktor& Rolf Good Fortune Eau de Parfum

“This smells absolutely delicious—and it really lasts too. I can wear it at night and still smell the jasmine and vanilla notes in the morning.” —VL

139. Best Fruity Fragrance

Pour Femme Dylan Purple Eau de Parfum

Versace Pour Femme Dylan Purple Eau de Parfum

“This luxe scent comes in a glam purple-and-gold bottle that’s the star of my bathroom shelf. And the juice inside? A juicy blend of orange, cedarwood, and freesia.” —ES

140. Best Spicy Fragrance

Yes I Am Delicious Eau de Parfum

Cacharel Yes I Am Delicious Eau de Parfum

“I wear this fragrance on nights out when I want to smell ~delectable~, thanks to its notes of chocolate, jasmine, and sandalwood. It’s v sexy and sophisticated, not sickly sweet.” —BG

141. Best Daytime Fragrance

Her Elixir Eau de Parfum

Burberry Her Elixir Eau de Parfum

“The fruity floral red berry and jasmine notes really pack a punch…but aren’t too overwhelming for brunch, the office, or just running errands.” —VL

142. Best Nighttime Fragrance

Bloom Eau de Parfum Intense

Gucci Bloom Eau de Parfum Intense

“This will announce your arrival before you even step into the room. I love its formal vibes—like, I’d pair it with a ball gown if that were the life I led.” —MR

143. Best Hair Fragrance

The Signature Scent

Crown Affair The Signature Scent

“I’m not normally a fragrance person, but spritzing this through my hair makes me feel like a GD supermodel. I just spray and shake my waves around à la Gisele.” —RS

144. Best Fragrance Game Changer

J’adore Parfum d’eau

Dior J’adore Parfum d’eau

“Traditional perfumes are often loaded with alcohol, but this new version of Dior’s J’adore is made with just a pure and delightful blend of water and flower oils.” —JW

145. Best Hall of Fame Fragrance

La Vie Est Belle Eau de Parfum

Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Eau de Parfum

“I’ve been wearing this warm, floral fragrance for years. A quick spritz on my inner wrists and I instantly feel like a chic Parisian waltzing to go pick up the morning paper and a croissant.” —BG

146. Best New Fragrance Brand

Nostalgia Eau de Parfum

Ourside Nostalgia Eau de Parfum

“I love everything about this up-and-coming label. It’s vegan and cruelty-free and made with clean tech, and the packaging is the coolest.” —LB

147. Best Scent Diffuser

Vanilla Bloom Reed Diffuser

Floral Street Vanilla Bloom Reed Diffuser

“Every time someone comes to my apartment, they ask me about these reeds in my bathroom. The rockrose, vanilla, plum, and amber notes smell so light and airy—perfect for scenting smaller spaces.” —BG

148. Best Scented Candle

Grown Folks Business Candle

Forvr Mood Grown Folks Business Candle

“I’ve lit this warm, woody candle every day for over a month and it’s still not even half gone, thanks to the 65-hour burn time.” —BG


THE BEST PRODUCTS FOR YOUR HANDS, FEET, AND NAILS

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149. Best Nail Color

Vine Ripe Polish

Pleasing Vine Ripe Polish

“Only Harry Styles could convince me to skip my standing gel appointment and become a regular mani person. His line’s bottles are so damn chic, and you need just two coats for glossy, streak-free color.” —BG

150. Best Nail Strengthener

Hard to Resist Advanced Nail Strengthener

Essie Hard to Resist Advanced Nail Strengthener

“One week. That’s how long before my nails became harder and less peel-y once I started using this strengthener.” —MC

151. Best Base Coat

Nature Strong Botanical Base Coat

OPI Nature Strong Botanical Base Coat

“This base coat is basically skincare for your nails, with AHAs, PHAs, squalane, and botanical extracts that work to leave your nails smoother and glossier as you wear it.” —CM

152. Best Top Coat

Quick Dry Top Coat

Olive & June Quick Dry Top Coat

“So I timed it, and I had completely dry, shiny, smooth nails with this top coat in exactly 4 minutes and 28 seconds. My nail routine just got a lot faster.” —BG

153. Best Quick-Dry Nail Polish

Ultra HD Snap! Nail Color

Revlon Ultra HD Snap! Nail Color

“Revlon wasn’t lying: One coat is legit all you need for an even, opaque color—and it dries in half the time that my other regular polishes do. Also great? The high-shine formula lasts a solid seven days without chipping or dulling.” —SG

154. Best Manicure Kit

On the Mend Nail Care Duo

Chillhouse On the Mend Nail Care Duo

“Don’t DIY without this duo. The file perfectly shapes natural nails and acrylics, and the serum rehabs even the driest nails and cuticles.” —MC

155. Best Pedicure Kit

Perfect Pedicure Kit

One + Other Perfect Pedicure Kit

“Don’t enter sandal season without this convenient kit. It’s got everything you need—from a set of clippers to callus removers—to get your feet in tip-top shape at home.” —LB

156. Best Cuticle Oil

Plumping Pomegranate Oil

Nailtopia Plumping Pomegranate Oil

“Whenever I look down and feel panic at the sight of my ragged cuticles and brittle nails, I paint on this oil and my heart rate immediately comes down.” —LB

157. Best Nail File

High Performance Diamond Nail File

JinSoon High Performance Diamond Nail File

“Once I got the hang of using this nail file, it made DIY manis so much easier. It’s powerful, so you have to gently file in one direction, but the shaping and smoothing capabilities are unmatched.” —AA

158. Best Nail Stickers

The Cheat Sheets

Ciaté London The Cheat Sheets

“The easiest way to elevate a days-old mani. Just pop these stickers on your nails, seal ’em with a top coat, and voilà—instant super-cute nail art.” —HC

159. Best Press-Ons

Ring Around the Rosé

Mari by Marsai Ring Around the Rosé

“I rarely wear my nails long, but some moments deserve some elevated digits and that’s when I grab these bbs. I love all the super-durable chic colors and designs.” —JW

160. Best Hand Cream

Hand Créme

Mischo Beauty Hand Créme

“I only use hand cream when I’m hella desperate, TBH, because I hate having the feeling of something on my hands, but this was super rich without being the slightest bit greasy. It’s now a staple in my bag and a regular in my routine.” —HC

161. Best Hand Treatment

The Hand Serum

“I went to bed with one pair of sad-looking hands and woke up with princess fingers—like they’ve never washed a dish in their whole life. Paging Prince Harry!” —RH

162. Best Foot Treatment

Advanced Therapy Repairing Foot Masks

Aquaphor Advanced Therapy Repairing Foot Masks

Now 17% Off

“These ointment-infused booties were legit made for sandal season. They’re incredibly moisturizing—basically, your dry, calloused soles’ worst enemy.” —CJ

163. Best Manicure Game Changer

Green Flash LED Nail Polish

Manucurist Green Flash LED Nail Polish

“An at-home gel polish that stays shiny and chip-free for up to 10 days and then comes off easily with non-acetone remover? Yep, this is real life.” —LB


THE TOP-RATED TOOLS AND DEVICES WORTH YOUR $$$

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164. Best Cleansing Device

Luna 4 2-in-1 Smart Facial Cleansing & Firming Device

Foreo Luna 4 2-in-1 Smart Facial Cleansing & Firming Device

Now 30% Off

“This has been major for getting rid of all the buildup and congestion in my T-zone area. I use it daily with a gentle cleanser and I’ve noticed significantly fewer blackheads and clogged pores.” —KB

165. Best LED Device

4-in-1 Radiant Renewal Skincare Wand

Solawave 4-in-1 Radiant Renewal Skincare Wand

“The TikTok hype is real with this one. Just layer on a serum and start gliding the little wand around your face to let the red-light therapy and galvanic current boost your glow.” —BG

166. Best Microcurrent Device

Trinity+ Starter Kit

NuFACE Trinity+ Starter Kit

“A viral holy grail for a reason. I found myself leaning on it especially when I had breakouts that bummed me out—the cheekbones and jawline definition it gave me (not to mention the eyebrow lift) completely distracted me, and I think even onlookers, from my other woes. My name? My name is Bella Hadid.” —JG

167. Best Cryo Tool

Cryo Skin Roller

BeautyBio Cryo Skin Roller

“This stainless steel roller stays cold for hours after I pull it from the fridge (like if I stash it in a travel bag), making for a relaxing, de-puffing self-care treat whenever, wherever.” —BG

168. Best Facial Hair Removal Tool

Facial Dermaplaning Razor

Gillette Venus Facial Dermaplaning Razor

“NGL, I was terrified to try this at first, but now I’m totally hooked. It is so easy to use and leaves my face fuzz-free and as smooth as a baby seal.” —KB

169. Best At-Home Waxing Kit

Ready-to-Use Targeted Waxing Strips Kit

Schick Hydro Silk Ready-to-Use Targeted Waxing Strips Kit

“This was my first time using waxing strips, and as someone with a v low pain threshold and super-sensitive skin, I can confirm that these bbs work without all the drama. They not only removed the peach fuzz from my upper lip and happy trail, but they also took care of my stubborn chin hair without causing any skin irritation.” —VM

170. Best Skincare Tool Game Changer

Pro

“This is the ultimate do-it-all device. The massage setting has been a lifesaver for my TMJ and
sinus pressure, and I’m obsessed with the microcurrent and red- and blue-light therapy benefits too.” —LB

171. Best Hair Dryer

The Blow Dryer

“I didn’t think it was possible to design a dryer specifically for textured hair, but Tracee Ellis Ross totally did it. The unique attachments are a curly girl’s dream.” —JW

172. Best Curling Iron

Lustrum 5-in-1 Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Wand Set

NuMe Lustrum 5-in-1 Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Wand Set

“Whether you want fat curls, loose ringlets, or beachy waves, this curling wand with five interchangeable barrels lets you customize your finish, so you don’t need a zillion different wands.” —CM

173. Best Flat Iron

Cordless Ceramic Styling Iron 1-Inch

Harry Josh Pro Tools Cordless Ceramic Styling Iron 1-Inch

“This is genius. The battery lasts long enough to do your whole head of hair no problem and it’s just so darn cute! I’ve never been able to master the flat-iron curl flip until I tried this out—turns out, the cord was my problem all along.” —MR

174. Best Multi-Styling Tool

FlexStyle Air Drying & Styling System

Shark FlexStyle Air Drying & Styling System

“This styler is a dryer, diffuser, smoother, and curler all in one—and it’s fast. It blasts out air via multiple temperature and strength settings without frying your hair. Is there a learning curve? Sure. Is it worth saving hundreds of dollars on pro blowouts? Yes.” —SdeG

175. Best Hair Tool Game Changer

Duet Style

“The way this quickly blows out my hair with little effort is wild—and once my hair is entirely dry, it takes only five more minutes to flat-iron it with the shine feature.” —EA

176. Best Detangling Brush

Detangle & Massage Brush

The Hair Edit Detangle & Massage Brush

“This brush makes detangling wet hair a dream thanks to super-gentle, flexible bristles and a uniquely shaped paddle that hugs the curves of your head.” —JW

177. Best Styling Brush

Medium Round Brush

“Not only is this round brush shockingly easy to maneuver, the densely packed boar bristle and nylon pin combo gave my hair legit the bounciest, smoothest blowout ever that lasted all damn day.” —SG

178. Best Edge Brush

Colors and Care 3-in-1 Professional Edge Styler

Kiss Colors and Care 3-in-1 Professional Edge Styler

“I take this three-in-one tool with me everywhere. It’s great for edges, but it works to maintain pretty much any style.” —JW

179. Best Makeup Brush

Duet Contour Brush

Kevyn Aucoin Duet Contour Brush

“While this fluffy brush is technically for contouring, I love it for blending any and all cream products: blush, bronzer, foundation, concealer, you name it.” —BG

180. Best Makeup Sponge

Rose Water Bioblender

EcoTools Rose Water Bioblender

“This is just one of those sponges that you have to try for yourself. It seamlessly blends makeup—even in those hard-to-reach spots—and it’s also under $7, so BRB while I go buy ’em in bulk.” —RS

181. Best Tweezers

Raise Some Brows Expert Slant Tip Tweezer

Sally Hansen Raise Some Brows Expert Slant Tip Tweezer

“We’re all in our ~eyebrow~ era these days, and these tweezers will have your brows looking any which way you want. The tip is so small that it can get every last stubborn hair. Iconic.” —MH

182. Best Eyelash Curler

High on Lash Eyelash Curler

Wet n Wild High on Lash Eyelash Curler

“I’ve got teeny-tiny, barely visible lashes, but this curler leaves what I *do* have looking hella curled and fanned out, like a doe-eyed toddler.” —CM

183. Best Razor

Perfect Glide Safety Razor

Kitsch Perfect Glide Safety Razor

“The shave I get from this razor is so close and makes my skin feel so smooth. I’ll never struggle with another razor or suffer through another wax again.” —TS

184. Best Laser Hair Removal Device

Pure Fit

SmoothSkin Pure Fit

Now 15% Off

“This IPL device is not only powerful but also super smart, with a skin-tone sensor and air-cooling tech to make your hair-removing goals a tiny bit less annoying.” —CM

185. Best Bikini Trimmer

The Francesca Trimmer

Bushbalm The Francesca Trimmer

“I’ve trimmed my bikini line more times than I can count and I still have yet to charge this tool. Its magic battery is mind-blowing but only second to how close and gentle of a shave it gives me.” —BG

186. Best Makeup Bag

Medium Clear Cosmetics Case

Calpak Medium Clear Cosmetics Case

“The Mary Poppins bag of makeup bags, this chic case looks compact but fits a shocking amount of stuff. I love that it’s clear so you can easily find whatever’s inside. And if anything spills, the material is super easy to wipe down, so it’s really NBD.” —LB

187. Best Beauty Travel Accessory

The Essential Refillable Travel Container Set

Ries The Essential Refillable Travel Container Set

“Buying minis of my products for vacay feels so wasteful to me, which is why I love decanting my full-size favorites into these travel-friendly canisters. They’re super durable, resistant to leaks, and TSA approved.” —LB

188. Best Teeth Whitener

3DWhitestrips 1 Hour Express + LED Light

Crest 3DWhitestrips 1 Hour Express + LED Light

Now 29% Off

“I truly live and die by these strips. Stick ’em on for an hour, then pop the LED light into your mouth for five minutes to amp up the whitening effects.” —CM

189. Best Toothbrush

iO Series 5 Electric Toothbrush

Oral-B iO Series 5 Electric Toothbrush

“This smart toothbrush is like a daily trip to the dentist. There are five brushing modes to choose from, a two-minute brushing timer, a pressure sensor, and a map of your mouth that, once synced with the app, shows you which areas to focus on as you brush in real time.” —VM


THE PRO TREATMENTS THAT DELIVER ON RESULTS

190. Best Neurotoxin

“I’ve tried other neurotoxins, but I always come back to Botox. The results are consistent—aka my forehead looks super smooth, my eyebrows a bit lifted—but never weird or frozen-looking.” —LB

191. Best Filler

“My soft jawline led me to test out Volux XC, a new filler specifically for creating jaw definition that somehow looks exactly like real bone, giving me a slightly less round face after one appointment.” —BG

192. Best Facial

“The perfect facial for before a big event, the Glo2Facial by Geneo leaves skin absolutely clear and glowing via oxygenation, gentle exfoliation, and lymphatic drainage. There’s zero downtime and the results are instant—what could be better?” —LB

193. Best Resurfacing Laser Treatment

“After a bout of hormonal acne, my derm recommend three sessions of Clear + Brilliant, a minimal-downtime laser treatment that improves skin tone and texture to treat acne scarring. Immediately, my rough texture disappeared, and by the third treatment, my hyperpigmentation faded.” —BG

194. Best Photofacial

“Broken blood vessels, rosacea, acne marks, sun spots…basically any form of redness or hyperpigmentation can be zapped with BBL. Oddly, any discoloration will look more pronounced immediately after the treatment, but by as soon as day five, you’ll look like a glowing bb angel.” —LB

195. Best Acne Treatment

“I could cry happy tears: After three sessions of AviClear—a laser that targets and suppresses your skin’s oil glands—my hormonal chin acne fully disappeared and still hasn’t come back four months later.” —CM

196. Best Microneedling Treatment

“Vivace Ultra, a microneedling treatment that also harnesses the benefits of radiofrequency, made my skin SO smooth, even, and glowy. Derms recommend three or sessions for best results, so I will be back for another treatment next month to reap the full glass-skin benefits.” —BG

197. Best Treatment Game Changer

“For years, getting sculpted cheekbones and lifted brows required injections, but Emface has changed all of that. The needle-free treatment is painless, has zero (and I quite literally mean zero) downtime, and visibly tones facial muscles in four 20-minute sessions.” —LB

198. Best Lash Service

“I’ll never get tired of the compliments I get after a fresh install at Envious Lashes. Plus, whether I’m going for a soft look or ultra glam, there is minimal breakage to my natural lashes.” —JW

199. Best Hair Color Service

“Every time I get this hair color treatment, I leave the salon with the shiniest head of hair and color that looks ultra vibrant and fresh.” —LB

200. Best Brow Service

“Joey Healy’s brow appointments are truly transformative. He tweezes, tints, and trims so you walk out of his studio looking like a Cara Delevingne doppelgänger.” —LB


On Model: Angharad Studio ring. Vex Gloves. Bottega Veneta Sunglasses. Nina York earrings. Baublebar collar necklaces. Cult Gaia bralette chain. Tom Wood earrings and ring. Missoma Bangle.

Photographs: Fiona y Eduardo. Fashion stylist: Andrea Zendejas. Beauty director: Lauren Balsamo. Creative director: Mallory Roynon. Art director: Mary Fama. Senior visuals editor: Emily Adar. Digital designer: Margie Rischiotto. Hair: Jerome Cutler at L’Atelier NYC. Makeup: Deanna Melluso at L’Atelier NYC. Manicure: Yukie Miyakawa at See Management. Prop stylist: Catherine Campbell Pearson. Models: Bianca Redmerski/Supreme; Natalia Love/Wilhelmina.

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Deputy Beauty Director

Lauren Balsamo is deputy beauty director at Cosmopolitan, where she writes, edits, and produces all types of beauty content—from product reviews to personal essays and trend reports. She has covered beauty for nine years at Cosmopolitan and has contributed to Women’s Health and Seventeen magazines as well. Follow her on Instagram