The season's hottest new products feature breakthrough formulas and smart new technologies that offer way more than your basic beauty benefits
Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer
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Rethink everything you thought you knew about moisturizing. Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer ($7; jergens.com) is meant to be applied immediately after you get out of the shower, even before drying off. Specially formulated to work on wet skin, it instantly locks in hydration and absorbs completely, without leaving behind any greasy or sticky residue.
Vita Liberata Trystal Minerals
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Score a sun-kissed complexion—sans the sun—with Vita Liberata Trystal Minerals ($55; vitaliberata.com), the first self-tanning bronzer. The mineral powder contains a dry form of DHA (the active ingredient in self-tanner) that activates upon contact with your skin. Swirl it on for an instant hit of color and a deeper glow that lasts three to seven days.
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Urban Decay Mascara Resurrection
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Consider Urban Decay Mascara Resurrection ($16; urbandecay.com) a midday pick-me-up for your fringe. The clear, lightweight serum separates and defines lashes, while softening and reviving existing mascara, so you can swipe on another coat without the risk of clumps. (But no amount of mascara can make up for sleepy-looking eyes. Try one 8 Beauty Solutions for Puffy Eyes the next time you're up burning the midnight oil.)
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Caress Love Forever Body Wash
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Thanks to a patented new technology, you'll smell amazing all day long after showering with Caress Love Forever Body Wash ($3; target.com). It releases a burst of fragrance every time your skin is touched, for a scrumptious scent that lasts up to 12 hours.
Dr. Dennis Gross Antioxidant Cleansing Cloths with AHAs
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Cleansing wipes are a dime a dozen, but the new Dr. Dennis Gross Antioxidant Cleansing Cloths with AHAs ($18; available June 20 at dgskincare.com) offer added beauty benefits. Packed with green tea leaf and blueberry extract, they protect against sun-induced free radicals, all while gently exfoliating and yes, also cleansing, your complexion. (To really save your skin, avoid The 10 Most Common Face-Washing Mistakes.)
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Lipstick Queen Frog Prince
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Don't be put off by the emerald hue of Lipstick Queen Frog Prince ($25; lipstickqueen.com). The creamy color reacts to the natural pH of your lips, transforming into a customized pink tint that perfectly flatters your skin tone. (If you're a lipstick lover, beat the heat with one of these 10 Lipsticks That Stay On All Day.)
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Ditch dinky disposables in favor of the Sphynx Razor ($15; sphynxrazor.com). The multi-tasking (and TSA-approved!) disk contains everything you need for silky smooth skin. Just rotate the four sides to reveal a refillable water cartridge, shea butter soap bar, and two razors. Don't forget to stash one in your gym bag.
Remington T-Studio PROtect Straightener
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Heat styling doesn't have to wreck havoc on your strands. The Remington T-Studio PROtect Straightener ($80; target.com) releases a micro-vapor mist to help seal in moisture and safeguard against damage, all while delivering maximum smoothing and frizz-fighting results. Use the included conditioning treatment capsule weekly for mega softness and shine. (FYI, this is The Easiest Trick for Frizz-Free Hair.)
Cover FX Custom Cover Drops
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Wish your favorite moisturizer was also tinted? Need a little more coverage from your foundation? Cover FX Custom Cover Drops ($44; coverfx.com) lets you transform any skincare or makeup product. Combine a few drops of the pure pigment with your moisturizer, serum, or foundation to achieve the exact level of customized coverage you crave. Available in 24 shades, there's an option for every skin tone.
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Secret Clinical Strength Anti-Perspirant Deodorant with Adapts & Responds Technology
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Summer sweat doesn't stand a chance against Secret Clinical Strength Anti-Perspirant Deodorant with Adapts & Responds Technology ($8; secret.com). The aptly-named tech detects the natural changes your body goes through during the day—all of which affect how much you sweat—for tailor-made wetness and odor protection. (It's pretty normal for your sweat to stink, but if you're super concerned, here are 9 Reasons Why Your Sweat Smells.)
Artis Fluenta Collection
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Swap your standard makeup brushes for the Artis Fluenta Collection ($36-$400; neimanmarcus.com). Carefully crafted to make application easier than ever, these sleek standouts also tout specially engineered brush fibers that resist wear even better than animal hair. Not to mention, how chic will they look on your vanity?
St. Tropez Gradual Tan In Shower Lotion
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Love the look of self-tanner but hate the mess it makes? St. Tropez Gradual Tan In Shower Lotion ($25; sephora.com) may just be the most convenient (and cleanest) way to tan ever. Apply on wet skin—while you're taking a shower—leave on for three minutes, then rinse and dry. The totally believable color develops gradually; use once for a subtle faux glow, three days in a row for a 'just got back from the islands' tan. (Psst! You Won't Find These Self-Tanner Tips on the Back of the Bottle.)
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Paul Mitchell Neuro Motion
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Totally touch-activated, Paul Mitchell Neuro Motion ($185; paulmitchell.com for salons) turns on as soon as you hold the handle or barrel. Even heat distribution, easy temperature regulation, and a LED display make this tech-y tool well worth the investment.
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Dermalogica Age Smart Overnight Retinol Repair
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Dermalogica Age Smart Overnight Retinol Repair ($85; dermalogica.com) is a surefire way to get the amazing anti-aging benefits of retinol—without any unsightly irritation. It comes with a moisturizing buffer cream; mix it with the retinol to control the concentration and lower the likelihood of any redness or flaking. As your skin acclimates to the retinoid, up the potency by cutting back on the amount of buffer cream. (Take extra care of your skin with a handy Month-by-Month Plan for a gorgeous glow.)