Best Bar Soap
The lather is lush, and the rounded nubs act as tiny massagers, turning your shower into a spalike experience. The net sponge? A bonus!
Best Body Lotion
It doesn't sit, sticky, on the skin's surface, our testers confirm. Ultra hydrators, including glycerin, and nourishing fatty acids make skin butter-soft.
Best Body Wash
Gentle on skin but tough on grime, this worthy wash doesn't strip the body of its natural oils.
TESTER'S TAKE: "I felt fresher, and my skin was much softer, even when I forgot body lotion."
—Katrina Rasnake, 25, Lexington, N.C.
An invisible force field between you and your clothing, this spritz blocks sweat and odor without leaving any telltale residue.
The clear mist dries in a unique mesh pattern, so sweat can escape and pores can breathe while still keeping you cool and shielded from harmful rays.
Best Shaving Cream
One pump makes a surprisingly thick lather, allowing the razor to slide over skin. Moroccan and sunflower oils prevent irritation.
TESTER'S TAKE: "Because it didn't slip off the second that water hit, there was less waste."
—Katie Grim, 37, Ocean City, N.J.
The pivoting head glides gently over tricky spots, including knees and ankles, and the blades adjust to deliver a close cut—so much so that our testers were able to go longer between shaves.
Best Hand Cream
This fast-absorbing fix packs the moisture of an ointment without the greasy feel. Keratin strengthens nails.
The golden glow it imparts looks incredibly natural, our testers say, with no orange cast. Better yet: Color shows up in as little as an hour and continues to build until you take a shower.
This minty paste is a multitasker: It replenishes calcium for stronger enamel, relieves sensitivity and removes surface stains.
It makes good on its promise of fresher breath and brighter teeth. Plus, it has fluoride and bacteria busters. That's something to smile about!
Best Hair Mask
A weekly slather of this honey-infused mask makes brittle hair twice as soft, testers report.
This weightless spray results in unparalleled fullness on the spot (plant proteins lift hair at the root) and over time (omega-3s, which decrease breakage).
This mousse gives hair remarkable body and shape without a hint of tackiness.
Loaded with amino acids, botanical oils and other nourishing ingredients, it solves all sorts of hair problems including dryness, split ends and frizz.
Best Dry Shampoo
The extra-fine mist absorbs oil and revives limp locks between washes, plus it leaves a subtle just-shampooed scent.
TESTER'S TAKE: "A lot of dry shampoos feel like hairspray, but not this one. It disappeared with the grease!"
—Sarah Davis, 26, West Mifflin, Pa.
Best Blow Dryer
It's a splurge, but this high-wattage machine can cut drying time in half. Our reviewers also found it comfortable to hold and much quieter than standard dryers.
Best Blow Dry Cream
It gives supreme conditioning and control without weighing down hair. Soy, cocoa and argan oil help protect against flatirons and curling wands.
Best Curl Enhancer
You no longer need multiple products to achieve frizz-free, shapely spirals. This champ combines the moisture of a serum with the hold of a gel.
TESTER'S TAKE: "My curls held two days without getting frizzy or poufy."
—Mary Gainor, 39, Atlanta
Best Hair Serum
According to testers, even the wispiest strands can handle this weightless wonder. A couple of drops seal up frayed ends and add glossy sheen.
It's the lightest mist we've tried, yet it still gives impressive hold. The conditioning formula leaves hair touchable, not shellacked.
Testers say this gel-cream is not too sticky or too creamy, so it's ideal for creating tousled waves sans stiffness. Styling polymers retain the texture until your next shampoo.
This gentle—but still sudsy—shampoo leaves hair fresh, bouncy and smelling great.
TESTER'S TAKE: "I love products that really lather up and give a thorough cleanse. This one lived up to my expectations."
—Nancy Meng, 23, Fountain Valley, Calif.
Best At-Home Color
Gel-based pigment provides salon-worthy color that covers grays completely; a keratin complex helps prevent damage during the process.
You can create precise lines with the thin side or dramatic looks with the thick edge. Either way, this liner glides on easily—no tugging or slipping—and the color doesn't budge.
Best Lip Gloss
These liquid colors provide glasslike shine, making lips look instantly plumper.
Best Lip Balm
The all-natural balm harnesses the power of vitamin E to soften lips, plus beeswax to lock in moisture. There's no need to reapply every few minutes, our testers say.
It's practically undetectable! The full-cover powder smooths skin and dials down on oil without clumping or caking.
Best Eye Shadow
This pretty palette packs everything you need: a base, highlighter and contouring shade for standout eyes.
TESTER'S TAKE: "I love that I didn't have to pack on a lot of shadow for color to show up."
—Carmelita de Leon, 21, Everett, Wash.
This breakthrough blush looks like a loose powder but melts into cheeks like a cream, imparting a natural flush.
Best Brow Filler
The small, rounded spoolie brush sculpts arches while coating them in tinted gel for born-this-way fullness.
This golden powder brightens skin in just one sweep. According to our testers, it has the slightest amount of iridescence, which lends a sunlit glow without looking too shimmery or fake.
This light base goes beyond amazing coverage—it has sunscreen to ward off skin damage, plus antioxidants and vitamin E to keep skin supple.
Best Makeup Brush
Its dense bristles deposit an even layer of foundation, and the rounded brush head makes it easier to blend over tricky spots such as the eyes and the nose.
Best CC Cream
Don't let its green tint fool you—this cream blends into a universally flattering shade that conceals redness and discoloration. White tea leaves and three vitamins—B3, C and E—promote natural radiance.
Made to complement a variety of skin tones, this collection takes the guesswork out of finding a flattering shade.
TESTER'S TAKE: "The color stays true but isn't too intense on lips."
—Marissa Mayhorn, 24, Seguin, Texas
The magic wand has hundreds of bristles to coat lashes at every angle and inky fibers to amp up length and volume.
TESTERS TAKE: "With just one coat, my lashes looked insanely longer, like I had applied a fake pair."
—Sannie Ng, 25, New York City
The extra-creamy formula covers blemishes and undereye circles without feeling—or looking—like an extra layer under makeup.
Best Nail Art
Perhaps the quickest way to glam up your DIY manicure, this kit includes two sheets of pretty stick-on designs, one sheet of rhinestones and a clear topcoat.
Best Nail Polish
A saturated shade on one side; on the flip, a tinted topcoat to amplify shine. The simple two-step process delivers a salon-quality manicure that lasts up to two weeks.
Best Face Oil
It's full of fatty acids and botanical extracts to help replenish natural oils that get depleted with age. The result: major dewiness!
Alpha hydroxy acids remove dulling dead skin for instant glow. Brighteners vitamin-C and lycopene dim dark spots with consistent use.
Best Skin Serum
This powerful serum neutralizes damaging free radicals. It also inhibits the breakdown of healthy tissue in mature skin.
This wash has salicylic acid to deep-clean pores without stripping skin of oils, plus ceramides to restore moisture.
Best Night Cream
This product rejuvenates skin while you sleep, almost like an intensive mask. Testers said skin felt noticeably smoother and more supple come morning.
Best Gentle Cleanser
This soap-free cleanser dissolves dirt and makeup while soothing the skin.
The water-retaining formula helps skin maintain volume, resulting in cheeks that have more cushion and bounce.
Best Acne Treatment
It obliterates blemishes fast, without overdrying. Salicylic acid unplugs pores, sulfur dries up oil and calamine soothes redness.
Best Day Cream
The sheer formula delivers maximum hydration with a light touch. Plus, it packs potent anti-aging ingredients including sunscreen to keep skin younger-looking.
TESTER'S TAKE: "It sunk in immediately, layered well under makeup and kept my skin silky all day."
—Maria Ricapito, 51, Philipstown, N.Y.
Best Facial Mask
These fast-acting disposable cloths require only five minutes of your time for major radiance.
TESTER'S TAKE: "It felt wonderfully relaxing on, and when it came off, my face was glowing like a child's."
—Julie Traber, 46, Norman, Okla.