If you don’t have these products in your makeup repertoire then you need to get them ASAP. Not only are these products worthy of the money but they will change the way you look at certain products again. These are the 25 best beauty products of 2012 courtesy of Marie Claire magazine.
For the face:
Sisley Paris Black Rose Cream Mask ($158). Just 10 minutes to a smoother, brighter face.
Clarins UV Plus Day Screen SPF 40 ($38). Age-fighting antioxidants and minerals protect even the most sensitive skin types.
LANCÔME Visionnaire Advanced Skin Corrector ($84). This serum erases wrinkles and tightens pores.
Skinceuticals Phloretin CF Gel ($152). Dermatologists are obsessed with this serious anti- aging, free-radical fighter with its silky gel texture.
Kate Somerville Clinic To Go Resurfacing Peel Pads ($48). This pro-peel-in-a-pad leaves skin glowing.
Estee Lauder Idealist Cooling Eye Illuminator, $58. Faking a good night's sleep is easy thanks to eye-brightening optic technology.
Olay Facial Hair Remover Duo ($25). This genius pairing gets rid of unwanted moustaches without irritation.
For the hair:
Ojon Damage Reverse Instant Restorative Hair Serum ($25). Antioxidant-rich fruit extracts help repair damaged tresses with a formula that feels refreshingly lightweight.
Wella Profesional Velvet Amplifier Style Primer ($16). This versatile serum smoothes and fattens up strands before you style for a fuller, more luxurious end result.
Serge Normant Meta Revive Dry Shampoo ($25). Moroccan cedar-bark extract makes for an exotic--and potent--root-thickening, volumizing styling aid and cleanser.
John Frieda Precision Foam Colour ($13). This innovative new line boasts 20 gorgeous shades and uses stay-put foam technology to nix uneven coverage.
Bumble and Bumble BB Straight Blow Dry ($28). A gemstone blend coaxes even the most unruly hair into glossy submission.
Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Texturizing Sea Spray ($18). This spray's hydrating keratin creates beach waves without a salty crunch.
For the body:
Neutrogena Wet Skin Sunblock Spray SPF 50 ($11). No question: Super water-resistant technology in spray form makes this the easiest (and safest) way to stay protected while you're being active.
Sally Hansen Vitasurge Growth Gel and Strength Gel ($6 ea.). The mani-challenged will appreciate the micro-encapsulated vitamins that help nails set longer and stronger.
Aesop Geranium Leaf Body Scrub ($35). Milled pumice and micronized bamboo stems exfoliate, while yummy-smelling essential oils like mandarin and bergamot detoxify.
Burt’s Bees Mango & Orange Body Butter ($13). Vitamin E and nourishing mango deliver
Dove Gentle Exfoliating Beauty Bar ($4/for two). Everything we love about the classic soap, updated with gentle, skin-softening exfoliating beads.
L’Oreal Paris Visible Lift Smooth Absolute ($16). Vitamins, elastin, and collagen help minimize flaws without feeling like a mask.
Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Radiance ($30). We're partial to the way this preps your "canvas" with a subtle, pearly glow.
Dolce & Gabbana Passion Duo Gloss Fusion Lipstick in Infatuation ($34). Creamy and moisturizing, with just the right mix of gloss and color payoff.
CoverGirl Natureluxe Mousse Mascara ($9). The cutting-edge whipped formula means lashes feel incredibly light--and never flake.
Chanel llusion D’Ombre Eyeshadow in Illusoire ($36). This decadent, sparkly gel goes on like butter.
Clinique Bottom lash Mascara in Black ($10). The teeny, tiny brush lengthens and thickens every single lash.
Maybelline New York Baby Lips ($4). Get the hydration of clinical-strength botanicals in a range of playful, punchy shades.
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