Getting more than a day from an at-home blowout is akin to hunting a unicorn. But this lightweight spray adds professional-grade polish that survives more than one slumber. Notice a bit of second-day limp? Spritz on dry hair for a stick-free refresh.
Available at shop.loveamika.com, $24.
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Miracle Skin Transformer SPF 20 Face Cream
After one too many broken beauty promises, it’s easy to be cynical. Just when we thought there wasn’t a product that could lift our spirits, this five-in-one complexion enhancer made us true believers. With light-as-a-feather matte coverage, it hydrates, primes, and protects from the sun.
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Cane + Austin Acne Treatment Pads
If pimples stalked you into adulthood, swipe these across your face and neck to get rid of bothersome blemishes without sucking out moisture. The soaked circles also exfoliate and reduce lines, making them the latest addition to our overnight and gym bags.
This bright idea from By Terry gives your face a sun-kissed glow without the damage. As an alternative to other self-tanners, the serum stimulates melanin to activate and extend your tan, hydrates, and protects from the wear caused by stress and UV rays.
St. Tropez 4-in-1 Tan, Tone, Firm & Moisturize Cream
It tans, smooths, moisturizes, and firms (beat that, Swiss Army knife). Yes, it has fancy-pants ingredients like allo-melanin to achieve the aforementioned goals, but the best part is its sweet scent: Get a fake tan and never smell the way a dirty orange looks again.
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Lancôme Renergie Eye Multiple Action Cream
Late nights do a number to your face. Depuff, smooth, and tighten with moisturizer that also removes leftover mascara smudges. Then because some dark circles need extra attention, there’s concealer right in the lid. It’s not all covering, but at least people won’t ask if everything’s all right when you roll into work.
Web editor Jennifer is convinced holy intervention led her to Caudalie’s anointed oil (a combination of grape, hibiscus, sesame, and argan). With every spritz, it gives her body, face, and hair an otherworldly sheen.
Antishine, sweat-resistant foundation sounds nice in theory. But the true test is whether it stands up to the oppressive heat of the NYC subway platform in August. We’re happy to report smooth, blemish-free skin with barely a sweat mustache in sight.
Kate Somerville True Lash Lash-Enhancing Eye Makeup Remover
As someone who absentmindedly tugs out her own lashes, Everywhere editor Tiffany needs a boost. She noticed thicker growth in about ten days. Want more? Pop it in the fridge and use it as depuffing under-eye night cream.
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Laura Mercier Hydratint SPF 15 Lip Balm
This lip balm has the consistency of a sheer lipstick; protects your pucker from sun damage; and hydrates with grape-seed oil, shea butter, and green tea extract. It even claims a hint of orange and mint breath-freshening flavor.
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Eve Lom Cleanser
The cult-favorite cleaning balm turns ritual cleansing into a spalike experience. Massage the formula onto dry skin to decongest lymph nodes, steam open pores and exfoliate skin with the muslin cloth, and inhale the aromatic plant oils for relaxation.
Does airport security really expect us to fit all our travel essentials into a Ziploc bag? Never mind. With Dr. Brandt’s protective cream, we of the medium skin tone have our foundation (the color adapts, except to the very fair or dark), sunscreen (SPF 30), and antiaging products in one little tube.
Long hair is fun — until it goes limp and gets scraggly ends that look like birds’ feet. No need to trim/condition/wear a hair mask for eight days. We just use one palm full of the fragrant mousse and — boom! — a thick head of hair that is healthy root to tip.
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Shiseido Radiant Lifting Foundation
Although its full-coverage factor might dissuade foundation phobics, Shiseido’s sunscreen-enhanced makeup (with SPF 17) goes on like a night cream, complete with wrinkle-fighting hydroxyproline, light-reflective powders, and moisturizing rose apple leaf extract.
We’ll be bris: This one’s got a steep price and human origins. The serum contains something called human fibroblast conditioned media. We googled that and came up with, um, newborn foreskin. It is as smooth as a baby’s, er, privates, and it works. Assistant editor Emily’s skin was clearer, tighter, and more even in days.