The Best Beauty Products for Every Social Moment

1/25 Kevin Amato
Like breakfast and a daily vitamin, these basic beauty goodies help you start every day the right way. Make them your staples, no matter where you're headed!



2/25 Thomas MacDonald
Best Daily Shampoo, Reader Winner
Wen by Chaz Dean Cleansing Conditioner ($32, at Sephora) A modern two-in-one! A non-stripping surfactant cleanses hair, as glycerin and panthenol moisturize.


3/25 Thomas MacDonald
Best Daily Shampoo, Editors' Pick
Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy Total Care Nourishing Shampoo ($5, at drugstores) Like a vitamin shot for your head B5, C, and E nourish the scalp so hair grows stronger.


4/25 Thomas MacDonald
Best Facial Cleanser, Reader Winner
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser ($12, at drugstores) Fragrance-free for sensitive folks, and clean-rinsing for oily girls, this gentle, low-lather formula seems to work for all.


5/25 Thomas MacDonald
Best Facial Cleanser, Editors' Pick
Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Gentle Hydrating Cleanser ($20, This smart wash retains precious moisture while removing grime and grease.


6/25 Thomas MacDonald
Best Daily Conditioner, Reader Winner
Biolage Hydratherapie Conditioning Balm ($16, for salons) Delivers shine and smoothness, thanks to silk proteins and shea butter that make strands less likely to expand in high humidity.


7/25 Thomas MacDonald
Best Daily Conditioner, Editors' Pick
Dove Daily Moisture Conditioner ($3.49, at drugstores) No hair-shellacking residue here: This formula's Ingredients leave your mane bouncy and supple.


8/25 Thomas MacDonald
Best Eye Cream, Reader Winner
Clinique All About Eyes ($30, Neither too little sleep nor too much booze can beat the circle-brightening effects of this caffeine-laced cream-gel.


9/25 Thomas MacDonald
Best Eye Cream, Editors' Pick
Lancome Genifique Eye Youth Activating Eye Concentrate ($60, Makes crepey under-eye skin plump and smooth. Warning: It's so silky, you'll want to dab it all over your face.


10/25 Thomas MacDonald
Best Hair Spray, Reader Winner
L'Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray Strong Hold ($15, at drugstores) There's a simple reason this is a staple in every hairstylist's (and your!) stash: brushable, buildable hold.


11/25 Thomas MacDonald
Best Hair Spray, Editors' Pick
Oribe Superfine Hair Spray ($29, The can is sleek and black; the mist is even; the hold, touchable; and the scent, an uplifting citrus. What's not to love?


12/25 Thomas MacDonald
Best Home Hair Color, Reader Winner
Garnier Olia Oil Powered Permanent Color ($10, at drugstores) This swaps a portion of water for 60 percent oils, with no trace of harsh, malodorous ammonia.


13/25 Thomas MacDonald
Best Home Hair Color, Editors' Pick
Clairol Natural Instincts ($9, at drugstores) For a subtle tone tweak, this nonpermanent formula does the job in 10 minutes and lasts through 28 shampoos.


14/25 Thomas MacDonald
Best Lip Balm, Reader Winner
EOS Lip Balm Smooth Spheres ($3.29, at drugstores) These are as hardworking as they are adorable: Organic jojoba oil and shea butter soften, and the egg shape just feels right in your hands.


15/25 Thomas MacDonald
Best Lip Balm, Editors' Pick
Nivea Lip Butter Vanilla & Macadamia Kiss ($4, at drugstores) This sweet-tasting, non-sticky balm keeps working even after it wears off.


16/25 Thomas MacDonald
Best Facial Moisturizer, Reader Winner
Garnier Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream for Dry Skin ($6, at drugstores) The featherweight champion of the moisturizer world: light yet powerful.


17/25 Thomas MacDonald
Best Facial Moisturizer, Editors' Pick
Simple Protecting Light Moisturizer with SPF 15 ($11, at drugstores) This fragrance-and oil-free lotion absorbs quickly, protects against UV rays, and includes vitamin E to repair skin.


18/25 Thomas MacDonald
Best Facial Sunscreen, Reader Winner
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen SPF 30 ($11, at drugstores) This body winner is a great pick for faces too, thanks to its invisible, greaseless finish.


19/25 Thomas MacDonald
Best Facial Sunscreen, Editors' Pick
La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid with Cell-Ox Shield XL ($30, at Ulta) Don't be fooled by its airy texture—this liquidy potion is a coat of armor against UV rays.


20/25 Thomas MacDonald
Best Body Wash, Reader Winner
Philosophy Amazing Grace Shampoo, Bath & Shower Gel ($24, at Sephora) This do-it-all skin saver makes your whole bathroom smell like a fresh field of flower blossoms.


21/25 Thomas MacDonald
Best Body Wash, Editors' Pick
Organix Nourishing Coconut Milk Hibiscus Body Wash ($8, at drugstores) With coconut-milk proteins and rice milk, it sounds good enough to eat. Save it for your bod if you want plush, deliciously scented skin.


22/25 Thomas MacDonald
Best Body Lotion, Reader Winner
Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion ($8, at drugstores) This returning winner is tops for dry, sensitive skin: It is fragrance-free and contains oatmeal, one of the best natural humectants.


23/25 Thomas MacDonald
Best Body Lotion, Editors' Pick
Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer Total Moisture ($8, at drugstores) Too lazy for lotion? This spray-on formula dries in seconds and leaves skin feeling instantly silky. No more excuses!


24/25 Thomas MacDonald
Best Razor, Reader Winner
Gillette Venus Embrace ($12, at drugstores) Five blades + one moisturizing ribbon + one pivoting head that maneuvers around curvy knees and ankles = zero nicks.


25/25 Thomas MacDonald
Best Razor, Editors' Pick
Schick Quattro for Women TrimStyle ($11, at drugstores) On one side, it's a fabulous razor; on the other, a waterproof, battery-operated trimmer that makes bikini-line grooming easy.


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