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Editors' Picks


Pricing Key
Steal: Under $25
Spend: $25-$75
Splurge: Over $75

Facial Cleansers
St. Ives Protective Cleanser (Steal; at drugstores)
Origins Organics Foaming Face Wash (Spend;

Facial Exfoliators
L'Oréal Paris Advanced Revitalift Micro-Dermabrasion Kit (Spend; at drugstores)
Philosophy the Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash (Spend;

Facial Moisturizers
Olay Definity Night Restorative Sleep Cream (Spend; at drugstores)
Shiseido the Skincare Tinted Moisture Protection SPF 20 (Spend; for stores)

Body Cleansers
Dove Supreme Cream Oil Body Wash in Sleek Satin (Steal;
Sephora Body Wash in Tangerine Grapefruit (Steal;

Body Moisturizers
Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion With Sunscreen (Steal; at drugstores)
Kiehl's Creme de Corps Light-Weight Body Lotion (Spend;

Body Firming
Nivea Good-Bye Cellulite (Steal;
Chanel Body Excellence Firming and Refining Serum (Splurge;

Eye Care
Burt's Bees Naturally Ageless Line Smoothing Eye Creme (Spend;
Elizabeth Arden Prevage Eye Anti-Aging
Moisturizing Treatment (Splurge;

Dermatologist Brands
Patricia Wexler M.D. Dermatology Intensive 3-in-1 Eye Cream (Spend;
DDF Mesojection Healthy Cell Serum (Splurge;

Antiaging Treatments
Olay Regenerist 14 Day Skin Intervention (Spend
Clinique Zero Gravity Repairwear Lift (Spend;

Peptides: Olay Regenerist serum and lotions (Steal; at drugstores)
Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Plump Perfect Moisture Cream SPF 30 (Spend; at department stores)
Chanel Precision Age Delay Rejuvenation Serum (Spend;

Wrinkle-relaxing lotions: Lancome's RA solution D-Contraxol (Spend;
DDF Wrinkle Relax (Splurge;

Retinol and retinoids: Peter Thomas Roth Max Retinol Wrinkle Repair (Splurge;,
Roc Retinol Actif Pur (Steal; at drugstores)
Neutrogena  Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Anti-Blemish Cream (Steal; at drugstores)

Microdermabrasion: Prescriptives Dermapolish System (Splurge;

For Wrinkles: Sonya Dakar UltraLuxe-9 Age Control Complex (Splurge;

For Thinning Lips: Neutrogena MoistureShine Lip Soother SPF 20 (Steal; at drugstores)

For Sagging Eyelids: Relastin Eye Silk (Spend;

For Slack Skin: Marvel-Mini Rejuvenating Facial Light Therapy Red (Splurge;

For Smile Lines: Bliss the Youth As We Know It Concentrate (Spend;

Sun Protection
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 85 (Steal;
Lancome Bienfait Multi-Vital Glow SPF 15 Sunscreen (Spend;
Neutrogena UVA/UVB Sunblock SPF 45 (Steal;
Murad Daily Defense Oil-Free Sunblock SPF 15 (Steal; 800-33-MURAD)
M.D. Skincare Waterproof Sunscreen with vitamin C SPF 30 (Steal;

Jergens Natural Glow Express Body Moisturizer (Steal; at drugstores)
Clarins Delicious Self Tanning Cream (Spend;
Estée Lauder Go Bronze Plus Tinted Self-Tanner For Body (Spend;
Clarins Self Tanning Spray SPF 15 (Steal;

Secret Clinical Strength Hypoallergenic Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant (Steal;

Shampoo and Conditioner
Aveda Smooth Infusion Shampoo and Conditioner (Steal;
Garnier Fructis Shine Burst Fortifying Shampoo and Conditioner (Steal; at drugstores)

Hair Styling
Aussie Opposites Attract Strong Hold & Touchable Feel Spray Gel (Steal; at drugstores)
Tresemmé Touchable Curls Shaping Milk (Steal; at drugstores)
Biolage Styling Shine Endure Spritz (Steal; for salons)

Hair Color
Best Color: Clairol Perfect 10 by Nice 'n Easy (Steal; at drugstores)
Best Glaze: John Frieda Luminous Color Glaze Clear Shine (Steal; at drugstores)

Hair Removal
Best Razor: Gillette Venus Embrace razor (Steal; at drugstores)
Best Depilatory: Nair Shower Power Exfoliating With Skin Renewal Micro-Beads (Steal; at drugstores)
Best Shave Gel: Skintimate Signature Scents Moisturizing Shave Gel in Flirty Mango (Steal; at drugstores)

Mood-Boosting Fragrances
Celine Dion Sensational Eau de Toilette (Spend;
Covet Sarah Jessica Parker Eau de Parfum Spray (Spend;

Hand, Foot, and Nail Care
Ahava Dermud Intensive Nourishing Hand Cream (Spend;
OPI Manicure Pedicure Green Tea Scrub (Steal; for stores)
Sally Hansen Color Fast Dry Quick Nail Color Pen (Steal; at drugstores)

Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Powder Foundation (Steal; at drugstores)
Stila Oil-Free Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30 (Spend;
L'Oréal Air Wear Breathable Long-Wearing Foundation (Steal; at drugstores)

L'Oréal Cover Expert (Steal; at drugstores
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit (Spend;
Max Factor Erase Secret Cover Up (Steal; at drugstores)

Eye Makeup
CoverGirl LashBlast Waterproof Mascara (Steal;
Estée Lauder Double Wear Zero-Smudge Lengthening Mascara (Steal;
Chanel Inimitable Waterproof Mascara Multi-Dimensionnel (Spend;

Lip Color
Revlon Renewist LipColor (Steal; at drugstores)
Bare Escentuals BareMinerals 100% Natural LipColor (Steal;
Neutrogena MoistureShine Gloss (Steal; at drugstores)

Lip Balm
Weleda Everon Lip Balm (Steal)
Aveda Lip Tint (Steal;

Physicians Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Bronzer (Steal; at drugstores)
Victoria's Secret Very Sexy Makeup Mosaic Blush (Steal;

Tooth Care
Colgate Total Advanced Whitening Toothpaste (Steal; at drugstores)
Supersmile Whitening Oral Rinse (Steal;

Best New Brand
Be Fine Products (Steal;