Our Top Beauty Products of 2016

We test beauty products every month. When something stands out, we’re happy to let you know. Here are some of our favorites for keeping you gorgeous in the coming year.

Aveda Shampure Dry Shampoo, $30
This non-aerosol powder absorbs any excess oil between washes and is great for reviving hair after a workout, while traveling or extending a great blow dry. Unlike other dry shampoos, Shampure leaves minimal residue and won’t dry out the hair.

Clinique Deep Comfort Body Butter, $30.50
For those wanting all-day softness, Clinique’s Deep Comfort Body Butter can’t be beat. Luxurious, butter-rich body cream penetrates dryness-prone skin and is so silky that skin drinks it up instantly. It absorbs easily and doesn’t leave skin greasy. While ideal for all skin types, it is particularly suitable for very dry skin and is a staple during winter months.

Dior Vernis Nail Polish, $27
What makes this nail polish different from the rest? The durability is impressive, and the gel-effect nail lacquer provides a glassy-smooth shine in several vibrant and trending colors. It’s easy to remove and doesn’t contain harmful ingredients.

Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara, $28
The wand for this magical mascara is thinner than what the name implies. Usually leaning toward the fattest mascara wand for amped-up volume, Kevyn Aucoin The Volume makes lashes look longer, fuller and never clumps, smudges, flakes or leaves those nasty dark circles behind. You also won’t damage lashes trying to get it off. A few splashes of warm water before bed, and you’re done.

La Mer The Regenerating Serum, $330
The price tag may deter you from buying this product, but I must admit that it’s worth it.
La Mer The Regenerating Serum is a powerful age fighter and visibly diminishes lines and wrinkles. This potent serum is also powered by the Regenerating Ferment, a bio ferment engineered with plant stem cells and the Marine Peptide Ferment. Shake gently, tap several drops onto fingertips and sweep over face and neck each morning and evening.

Tata Harper Be Smitten, $29
For happy lips, reach for Tata Harper’s Be Smitten lip therapy. A highly concentrated, antioxidant-rich formula delivers powerful environmental protection for day-long damage control and plumpness. The product combines meadowsweet, alfalfa, calendula and comfrey to exfoliate, oxygenate, repair and soothe. Apricot Kernel oil nourishes and moisturizes with concentrated minerals, vitamins and proteins. Various tints ensure that lips not only feel good but look beautiful.

Living Proof No Frizz Nourishing Oil, $38
Working on dry or damp hair, this product is a miracle for humid days. Best suited for coarse hair types, Living Proof Nourishing Oil was specifically formulated to mimic hair’s natural oil, providing frizz protection and much-needed hydration for smooth, shiny, healthy-feeling hair.
It’s safe and formulated for hair that has been colored and chemically treated.

Dermablend Professional Setting Powder, $27
For long days where you need to look your best until the very end, Dermablend Professional Setting Powder is at the top of our list. After applying foundation, apply the loose powder and let it set for two minutes. Brush off excess with a powder brush, and forget about it for up to 16 hours. Makeup is locked in with no smudging or transferring to other objects. It’s great for all skin types and is fragrance free.

Omorovicza Gold Rescue Cream, $310
Omorovicza continues to be one of our favorite skin-care lines. The use of mineral-rich healing waters from Budapest is the secret. This cream is the closest you will come to feeling like you’ve just been to the spa because of its intense hydrating abilities. Colloidal gold promotes a youthful appearance while peptides help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. If you can afford to spoil yourself, go for the entire Gold Facial Set ($565). It comes with the aforementioned Gold Rescue Cream, as well as Gold Night Drops and Gold Eye Lift. Your complexion will radiate!