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  1. best in class
    The 15 Very Best Eye Creams“I would swim in this product if I could.”
  2. gifts they might actually want
    A Gift for Every Type of WifeIncluding some fancy Japanese bath salts, a luxurious dog-mom blanket, and lots of self-care.
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    The 10 Very Best Hand CreamsIncluding a light-smelling floral hand cream that hand models love.
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    The 13 Very Best Lip BalmsFrom Aquaphor to Burt’s Bees to Carmex.
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    The 17 Very Best Shampoos for Color-Treated HairIncluding options for blondes, brunettes, and redheads.
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    The 10 Very Best Beard TrimmersAccording to barbers and guys with good beards.
  7. gifts they might actually want
    42 Strategist-Approved Grooming Gifts for Every Kind of ManGadgets, accessories, creams, and colognes that will freshen up his grooming kit.
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    The 9 Very Best Blow-dryer BrushesThis ’90s tool is back.
  9. the strategist beauty brief
    Where Have All the Skin Barriers Gone?Tembe Denton-Hurst explores the skin-care damage-repair cycle.
  10. obsessive tester
    The 22 Best Face Exfoliators for Soft, Velvety SkinIncluding a Kate Somerville best seller and a viral product from Versed.
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    The 18 Very Best SunscreensAll-purpose sunscreens to slather on at the beach or before a backyard barbecue, or to stash in the glove compartment.
  12. holiday gifts 2023
    The Best Beauty Advent Calendars to Buy Before They Sell OutA surprise behind every door.
  13. the strategist beauty brief
    How to Make Your Own Perfume (Even If You’re Not a Professional Nose)Not a professional nose, just obsessed with fragrance.
  14. best in class
    18 of the Very Best Hair Masks“Hair masks are key to healthy hair, no matter the texture.”
  15. the strategist beauty brief
    Yes, You Can Sleep in Youthforia’s Date Night FoundationSleeping in your makeup might not be so bad.
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    The 22 Very Best Skin-Care Products for Redness and RosaceaFrom creams and cleansers to tinted primers and sunscreen.
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    The 15 Very Best Makeup RemoversIncluding one described as “if Vaseline petroleum jelly and Pond’s cold cream had a baby.”
  18. obsessive tester
    23 Best Under-Eye Creams for Dark CirclesNothing totally eliminates dark circles, but these products come close.
  19. best in class
    The 15 Very Best Hair TiesOffice-supply rubber bands are a nonstarter no matter your hair type.
  20. the strategist beauty brief
    Did We Find a Tarte Shape Tape Dupe?Putting the claims of Sephora employees to the test.
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    The 18 Very Best ShampoosFor dry hair, thinning hair, frizzy hair, and curls.
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    The 12 Very Best Face Washes for AcneFrom old-school Neutrogena to a cleansing balm.
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    The 29 Very Best MascarasIncluding lengthening, volumizing, cruelty-free, and waterproof options.
  24. the strategist beauty brief
    Does This New Anti-Thigh-Chafe Stick Really Last 10,000 Steps?We tested it with a long walk in the park.
  25. recommended by experts
    The Best Skin-Care Products for Accutane Users, According to DermatologistsAll you need to soothe dry skin and chapped lips.
  26. this thing’s incredible
    This LED-Cured Nail Polish Wears Like Gel But Comes Off in MinutesThere’s less UV exposure, too.
  27. best in class
    The Very Best Dry ShampoosFor all hair types and textures.
  28. this thing’s incredible
    I’d Gladly Pay 4 Times As Much for This Magical $20 SerumMy skin is plump, hydrated, bright. My rosacea is calmer, too.
  29. recommended by experts
    The 17 Best Drugstore Liquid Eyeliners, According to Makeup ArtistsOne for every skill level and niche need.
  30. announcements
    Introducing The Strategist Beauty BriefA weekly newsletter from our beauty writers about their must-tries, can-skips, and can’t-live-withouts.
  31. strategist hunt
    It Took Me Years, But I Finally Found My Perfect Red LipstickNot only did it have the practical traits I was looking for, it also held a mythological well of confidence.
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    The 16 Very Best Moisturizers for Mature SkinWe polled ten dermatologists for their favorites.
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    The 9 Very Best Callus RemoversIncluding gentle foot files and fast-acting gels.
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    The 14 Very Best Treatments for Eczema“For eczema-prone skin, hydration is the name of the game.”
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    The 9 Very Best Products for Preventing and Fading MelasmaIncluding sunscreens, serums, and a brightening treatment.
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    The 18 Very Best Shampoos for Fine HairWith specific picks to battle oil, add volume, and restore moisture.
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    The 11 Very Best Wrinkle CreamsIncluding options with and without retinol and choices for sensitive skin, oily skin, and fragile under-eye skin.
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    The 16 Very Best Body Lotions for Dry SkinIncluding everyday options, lotions for sensitive skin, and products to specifically treat inflamed dry skin and dryness caused by eczema.
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    The 19 Very Best Sunscreens for Your FaceIncluding options for sunscreen-phobic acne sufferers.
  40. obsessive tester
    The Ultimate Guide to Covering Up Your Zits17 concealers and how to use them.
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    9 of the Very Best Tweezers for Hair RemovalFor eyebrow shaping, ingrown dislodging, and banishing errant face hairs.
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    The 11 Very Best Vitamin-C SerumsIncluding specific serums for dry, oily, and acne-prone skin.
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    The 12 Very Best Retinol Products for Every Skin TypeAn anti-aging essential.
  44. compulsive shopping
    I Can’t Stop Buying Solid SerumsMore sustainable and travel-friendly than liquid — and more fun to use.
  45. best in class
    The 12 Very Best Moisturizers for Dry SkinHyaluronic acid is your best friend.
  46. best in class
    The 9 Very Best Leave-in ConditionersIncluding an option that gives “featherlight hydration.”
  47. best in class
    The 11 Very Best Hair TowelsIncluding options for fine, thick, curly, and damaged hair.
  48. best in class
    The 9 Very Best Lighted Makeup MirrorsNever walk outside with mismatched foundation again.
  49. best in class
    The 9 Very Best Nail ClippersWhether you’re looking for nail clippers for babies or toenail clippers for the thickest of nails.
  50. one stop shop
    All the Best French Beauty Products (That We’ve Written About on the Strategist)Inside: micellar water, a kissproof lip stain, and the only product the late Jane Birkin used in her routine.
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