Beauty routines that really pay off
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Smooth Strands2 of 11
Rejoice, sleek-hair seekers: Straightening-iron brand CHI has a hot—pun intended—new wand that delivers smooth locks in minutes. The just-out CHI Magnified Straightening Iron heats up in mere seconds, has snag-proof (and moisture-infusing) ceramic plates, and even features a cute, rhinestone-encrusted logo. Testers rave about the results: In addition to delivering glossy locks quickly, it produces sleek strands that last up to 24 hours.
SHOP NOW: CHI Volumizing Straightening Iron, $168
Refresh Complexions3 of 11
Using a facial treatment that's huge in Asia—botanical-infused cloth face masks—this new Karuna system is a super-quick fix for moisture-depleted skin. The all-natural infusion (including of-the-moment ingredient coconut water) smells delicious and delivers a rapid refresh. After 15 minutes, our sampler reported her fine lines plumped, pores smaller, and redness banished.
SHOP NOW: Karuna Luxe Skin Restoring Treatment, $48
De-Dimple Derrieres4 of 11
Packed full of active ingredients, including a potent antioxidant as well as glycolic and alpha lipoic acids, Perricone's anti-jiggle cream has had impressive outcomes. Within 24 hours, 82 percent of women in an independent Consumer Use Study noticed cellulite improvement on their thighs. And a whopping 92 percent who tried this trusted brand's just-released treatment said that the skin on their body was firmer and tighter.
SHOP NOW: Perricone Cold Plasma Body cellulite treatment, $98
Whiten Smiles5 of 11
Crest's new home whitening kit claims to deliver a smile that's five shades whiter and just as effective as a $500 dentist procedure. Our tester's dazzling results confirmed the promises; after just five days, she started receiving compliments on her visibly brighter smile. Although the strips are a time commitment—you wear them two hours a day for seven days—they are invisible, and you can talk and sip water while wearing them.
SHOP NOW: Crest 3-D White Intensive Professional Effects Whitestrips, price varies
Diminish Dark Spots6 of 11
Unlike other skin-brightening products, which inhibit the production of melanin, Luminaze uses a naturally occurring enzyme that actually breaks down skin pigments. Our sampler reported a quick reduction in dark spots on her face, neck and hands.
SHOP NOW: Luminaze Catalytic Skin Tone Illuminator, $120
Heal Heels7 of 11
This nifty kit includes a hyper-moisturizing cream and "socklets" lined with gel at the heel. Worn overnight for a month, NightCare's lotion has active ingredients—vitamins A, D and E, as well as urea, an enzyme that breaks down tough skin—that deeply moisturize skin and prevent future dryness. Our tester got baby-smooth heels where pedicurists once feared to tread.
SHOP NOW: NightCare Heel Treatment Kit, $20
Enhance Lashes8 of 11
Makeup artists tell us that wearing (and removing) mascara, eyeliner and false lashes can wreak havoc on delicate lashes. Available over the counter, RapidLash uses high-caliber proteins and polypeptides to improve their appearance. Condition fine hairs with the souped-up serum to get shinier, healthier-looking lashes in a little over a month.
SHOP NOW: RapidLash Eyelash Enhancing Serum, $33
Get Glowing9 of 11
Developed by Liz and Rachel Edlich, daughters of world-renowned burn unit surgeon Richard Edlich, Radical Skincare is packed with antioxidants and has been independently lab-tested to have a potency 100 times that of any other product on the market. That fact was no surprise to our sampler, who was stunned with the results. Within a week of using the line, her face was noticeably smoother, and her pores looked smaller.
SHOP NOW: Radical Skincare Anti-Aging Restorative Moisture line, from $40
Strengthen Nails10 of 11
Enriched with calcium and vitamin C, LCN Nail Hardener can be used as a base, top coat or clear polish. Applying it once a week, said a tester, strengthens the nails considerably and protects polish from fading. Added bonus? Left bare, treated nails have a healthy sheen.
SHOP NOW: LCN Nail Hardener, from $8
Banish Breakouts11 of 11
Renowned for its gently exfoliating sonic brushes. Clarisonic has a new product line that incorporates a cleanser developed just for acne-prone skin. A tester who's tried all available methods of fighting breakouts reported that the new Clarisonic collection delivers clearer skin that only gets better with regular use.
SHOP NOW: Clarisonic Acne Clarifying Collection, $169
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