20 Best Beauty Products

Get glossy hair, glowing skin, whiter teeth, long lashes and more with these transforming, fast-working beauty fixes

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Bobbi Brown Extra Face Oil

Talk about instant inner-glow. Bobbi herself says she won't look in the mirror in the morning until she's applied this moisturizing face oil.



$60; Click to purchase


Peter Thomas Roth Instant FirmX Eye

This "instant" eye cream demolishes puffiness and temporarily tightens pesky crow's feet.


$38; Click to purchase


Nars Illuminator in Orgasm

This peachy pink illuminator turns drab, grey, I-only-got-four-hours-last night skin into a refreshed-looking complexion. 



$29; Click to purchase


Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Body Intensive Exfoliating Treatment

We think this in-shower exfoliator does a better job than most sloughing spa treatments. The secret: a high powered blend of caffeine, glycolic and lactic acids to buff, polish and firm lackluster skin all over.



$65; Click to purchase


PerFekt Beauty Body Perfection Gel

There's something to be said about the silly mantra "if you can't tone it, tan it." This golden body gel leaves skin looking sun-kissed and somehow slimmer. 


$48; Click to purchase


Crest 3D 2 Hour Express Whitestrips

Forget time-consuming in-office treatments. These at-home strips give you a brighter, whiter smile in just two hours. The best part? A box contains four treatments (meant to be used every three months) bequeathing you a full year of flawless, white teeth.


$40; Click to purchase


John Frieda Clear Shine Luminous Color Glaze

This 20-minute clear gloss treatment leaves dull strands gleaming.


$9; Click to purchase


Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Polish Strips in Red-y For Trouble

Easiest at-home manicure—ever. Just apply these strips of real (dry) polish and you're good to go! The results last up to 10 days. 



$9; Click to purchase


Benefit Ooh La Lift

Perfect for under the brow bone, this pink balm contains light-reflecting pigments to brighten and create an instant "lifted" appearance. 



$22; Click to purchase


Living Proof Full Thickening Mousse

This lightweight mousse contains a polymer developed by MIT scientists to make limp, thin hair look (and feel) shampoo-commercial-worthy.


$26; Click to purchase


Nude Miracle Mask

Packed with exfoliating AHA's, toning Ginseng and purifying Mandarin extract, this 10-minute mask reveals a fresh, bright complexion. 


$62; Click to purchase


Make Up For Ever Lash Fibers

Score long lashes without the fuss of falsies. This primer contains tiny fibers that cling to your real lash for a fuller, thicker look.


$20; Click to purchase


Stila All Day Waterproof Brow Color

Add oomph to your arches with this waterproof brow definer.


$21; Click to purchase


Suave Professionals Dry Shampoo Spray

Disguise dirty hair in a pinch with this oil-absorbing dry shampoo. 


$4; Click to purchase


Physician's Formula Plump Potion Needle-Free Lip Plumping Cocktail

Fake fuller lips (albeit, temporarily) with this peptide-rich, lip-plumping gloss.



$9; Click to purchase


Smashbox O-Glow Intuitive Cheek Color with Goji Berry C-Complex

An easy fix for washed-out winter complexions, this rosy pink cheek color actually adapts its color intensity based on the temperature of your skin.



$26; Click to purchase


Rita Hazan Root Concealer

Cover up gray roots sans a salon visit with this easy-to-use root concealer. Comes in four shades.


$24; Click to purchase


Talika Lash Conditioning Cleanser

This double-duty makeup remover wicks away tough-to-remove mascara, while conditioning lashes with silk proteins.



$24; Click to purchase


Clean Anti-Bacterial Moisturizing Hand Cream

Combat dry, cracked skin (and germs) with this moisturizing hand sanitizer.



$18; Click to purchase


Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pad

This exfoliating self-tanner contains hardworking alpha-beta hydroxy acids to tighten pores and minimize sun spots while getting you glowing.


$32; Click to purchase


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First Published December 5, 2011

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