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SHAPE of Beauty Awards 2010: Everyday Basics

Banana Boat Sport Performance Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 100

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($11; at drugstores)

"I wore this during a run on a humid day and never got a drop in my eyes—even though I was sweating up a storm," said a tester of this stay-put formula. Tedaldi liked the fact that it contains avobenzone, "a great broad spectrum blocker." But she cautioned that even SPF 100 needs to be reapplied every two hours to effectively protect skin from the sun.

Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion SPF 60 PA+++ for Face/Body

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"I am in love with the texture; it absorbs instantly without a white residue," said a tester. In addition to its luxurious feel, this lotion has the benefit of the antioxidant rose apple leaf extract to bolster its ability to fight the damage of UV rays.

L'Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze One Day Tinted Gel for Face & Body

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($11; at drugstores)

Self-tanning-phobes rejoice! This delivers a "tan" that you only have to commit to until your next shower. But unlike body makeup, it won't rub off on your shirts or stain your sheets. "It absorbed so quickly that I was able to put on a white dress within minutes," said one tester. One coat turns skin a streak-free caramel color, two imparts a deeper bronze.

Clarins Delectable Self Tanning Mousse SPF 15

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Testers loved the natural-looking sun-kissed glow it gave skin and were won over by the yummy, very un-self-tanner-like fragrance. "It has a refreshing, fruity scent that was a welcome change from ones that have a strong, chemical smell," said one. Plus it shields skin from dangerous UV rays.

Dove Ultimate Beauty Care Anti-Perspirant Deodorant in Light Radiance

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($4; at drugstores)

This product promises to keep skin soft and soothe post-shave irritation - and delivers. "The combination of dimethicone and silica helps alleviate skin dryness," said Downie. "It stops sweat, goes on smooth, and doesn't get on my black tops," said one tester. "What more could you ask for?"

Secret Sheer Mineral Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant

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($4; at drugstores)

The encapsulated talc in this product makes it glide on smooth and dry instantly. "It feels lighter on my skin than other deodorants do," reported a tester. Plus, it provides 24-hour protection against odor and wetness, thanks to potent sweat-blockers like aluminum zirconium.

Gillette Venus Embrace Disposable

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($9 for three; at drugstores)

This has all the bells and whistles of the classic—five blades, a moisture ribbon, an easy-to-grip handle—but with on-the-go convenience. "I got a stubble-free, nick-free shave, and I could toss it into my gym bag," said a tester.

Best Refillable: Schick Quattro for Women

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($9; at drugstores)

"It maneuvered easily around tricky spots, like ankles and knees, without any cuts," said a tester. The four-blade system mows down every single strand, and the strips of aloe leave skin silky.

Skintimate Signature Scents Moisturizing Shave Gel in Luscious Kiwi Splash

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($3; at drugstores)

The thick, "whipped cream-like lather," helps your razor glide against skin, plus, the mix of olive butter and vitamin E leaves legs incredibly hydrated. The "fresh, fruity smell" was the icing on the cake.

Nair Silky Sensations Hair Remover for Legs and Body

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($7; at drugstores)

Rich in pomegranate and soy extracts, this creamy formula leaves skin smooth for days without the pain of waxing. And, unlike hair removal products of the past - which were often smelly and prone to dripping-testers gave this one high marks. "It has a fresh scent and left my skin touchable," said one.

Crest 3D White Whitestrips with Advanced Seal Professional Effects

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($50/kit; at drugstores)

The latest version of this whitening system is the greatest, according to our testers, who saw results in as little as three days. "They didn't slide around or lift off my teeth while I was talking," said one.

Colgate Pro Clinical Daily Renewal for Enamel

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($4; at drugstores)

Testers loved that this pleasantly minty paste made their teeth feel "just-from-the-dentist clean." Plus, it has the highest level of fluoride available OTC, which protects teeth from cavity-causing food acids.

Listerine Whitening Plus Restoring Fluoride Rinse

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($7; at drugstores)

This mouth rinse kills germs, brightens your smile, and strengthens tooth enamel with fluoride. "I loved that it didn't have a medicine-y aftertaste," said a tester.

SuperSmile Series II LS45 Advanced Sonic Pulse Toothbrush

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This high-tech tool is tilted at a 45-degree angle, which removes more plaque at the gumline than other devices. The result for one diligent tester? "At my most recent dentist appointment, I got a clean bill of health. No cavities, mom!"

Kim Kardashian Eau de Parfum

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You'd expect a bold, sultry blend from reality TV star and SHAPE cover model Kim Kardashian, and her new fragrance does not disappoint. It's a heady mix of florals - like jasmine, tuberose, and gardenia—anchored by earthy jacaranda wood. "I like the fact that it's sexy and spicy without being overpowering," said a tester.

Calvin Klein Euphoria Eau de Toilette

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"I wore this on a date with my husband at our favorite candlelit restaurant and he loved it," said one tester. In other words, the combination of floral mid notes (like lotus blossom, honeysuckle and orchid) and sensual heart notes of sandalwood and amber is pure romance.

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