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Top 35 beauty products

What gal doesn't want to look in the mirror and say "Dang! I look good!" At SheKnows, we know you want to put your best face forward so our team of Beauty and Style experts have set out to uncover the best beauty and style tips out there...

Best beauty bang for your buck

Our SheKnows Beauty team got to work testing, sampling, polishing and primping, and compiled a list of the best (and affordable!) cosmetics, skincare products, nail polish and haircare products on the market. If you are looking to get your money's worth on beauty products, here's a list our top picks -- the 35 best choices for all your get-gorgeous needs.

Top Skincare Products

Top Cosmetic Products

Best cleanser

Purpose Gentle Cleansing Wash ($7) is the best everyday facial cleanser for the money on the market. It leaves your skin fresh and clean without over-drying, removes makeup and even clears mild acne.

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St. Ives Invigorating Apricot Scrub

Best exfoliating scrub

For an affordable facial scrub that really works, choose St. Ives Skin Invigorating Apricot Scrub ($4). It removes surface skin cells to leave your face smooth and rejuvenated.

Top Cosmetic Products

Best facial mask

Queen Helene Masks are affordable and effective. Choose the Mint Julep Masque  ($4) to dry up acne, shrink large pores and rinse away blackheads.

Top Cosmetic ProductsPhilosophy Hope in a Jar moisturizerBest daily moisturizer

We love Philosophy Hope In A Jar ($38), designed to smooth the complexion and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It absorbs fast, doesn't feel heavy and can be used everyday.  

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Best anti-aging product

M Lab Anti-Aging Treatment Cream is truly the best anti-aging product we've tried. There's a lot of science behind it. The skincare line uses clinically active ingredients that target every sign of aging. One drawback - it comes with a hefty price tag - $260 for 2.4 oz size - but a little goes a long way.

Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream

Top Cosmetic Products

Best night cream

Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream ($26) is a fantastic product that is effective and inexpensive. Used nightly, the cream will leave your skin looking -- and feeling smooth and soft. It works at the cellular level to really nourish, hydrate and tone your skin.  

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Best acne treatment

We've all seen the infommercials about Proactiv, but their system really does work. If you have problem acne, no matter your age, the Proactiv Solution 3-Step System is worth the price. It clears troubled skin and even treats tough cystic acne without drying your skin.

Top Cosmetic ProductsBest hand cream

A good hand cream is hard to find. Oftentimes, the ones that hydrate and nourish your skin are too greasy. L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream ($26) is just perfect. It's a thick, rich cream but it absorbs quickly so it's the perfect product to toss in your purse.

Top Cosmetic ProductsBest body lotion

Bath & Body Works body lotions are the fun and fresh. They hydrate, nourish and smell wonderful. Two of our favorite scents are Cherry Blossom and Lemongrass Sage, but for a sultry summer treat try their Bali Mango.

Brown Sugar Body Polish

Top Cosmetic ProductsBest body scrub

Body scrubs remove dead skin cells, leaving your skin soft and smooth. You can make your own scrub at home, head to the spa, or try a product like Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish ($38). This scrub blends pure brown sugar with fine oils to remove dirt and toxins, increase circulation and calm overactive oil glands.

Top Skincare ProductsBest sunless tanner

If you are looking for a tanning product that doesn't turn your skin orange or look too harsh, Jergens Natural Glow Revitalizing Moisturizer ($9) is a great choice. It's a gradual self-tanner that takes a little time to build up the color. It also leaves your skin moisturized, rather than dried out like other sunless tanning products.

 

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