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The Beauty List 2015: 8 Most Innovative Picks

From hair-smoothing sheets to a face-toning gadget that fights sagging skin, here are the year's smartest products

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  1. The Do-Gooder
    Dryer sheets have long been a hairstylist’s hack for taming unruly locks. Consider these the deluxe version: Infused with lightweight beeswax and olive oil, Kérastase Paris Carré Lissant ($35) subdues midday fly-aways and adds a dose of shine—all in a purse-friendly pouch.
  2. The Face Firmer
    It may look like a 1980s Sony Walkman, but the StriVectinLabs Facial Toner ($200) combats skin sagging and volume loss by stimulating cheeks with an electric current. Plus, it’s pain-free, and you still get that enviable post-workout glow after use.
  3. The Curve Hugger
    Gillette Venus Swirl’s ($20) ingenious swivelling razor navigates tricky knees and elbows with minimal nicks and no missed stubble. Also cool: a metal rollerball that allows the five blades to glide not just up and down but side to side too.
  4. The Gold Star
    Tired of staining jeans and bedsheets with your faux tan? Apply the H2O-activated St. Tropez Gradual Tan In Shower Lotion ($31) to clean, wet skin during your morning shower for an easy, streak-free and glistening gold result. Bonus: The shade continues to deepen for eight hours afterwards.
  5. The Sunscreen Superhero
    Swimming and sweating can wash away even the most moisture-resistant SPFs, but not Shiseido Suncare Ultra Sun Protection Lotion SPF 50 WetForce ($49). This non-greasy formula bonds to water and perspiration, making it super-effective on slick skin.
  6. The Coverage Chameleon
    Give your favourite skincare products some added tint with Cover FX Custom Cover Drops ($44). With just a few squeezes, makeup addicts can customize their foundations, primers and serums to create their desired level of coverage.
  7. The Tip Topper
    Removing intricate nail art often involves acetone, which can make for some pretty dry and brittle nails. Sally Hansen Big Peel Off Base Coat ($8) goes on milky and dries clear, which allows you to strip thicker polishes in one swift motion.
  8. The Fan Favourite
    Physicians Formula Eye Booster Instant Lash Extension Kit ($20) replicates in-salon lash treatments without the irritation and expense. The at-home treatment coats your lashes with a peptide-infused mascara and tiny dry fibres for a full-on fluttery effect.

Check out all our 2015 beauty picks:
The Beauty List 2015: This Year’s Best Beauty Products
The Beauty List 2015: Heaven Scent 
The Beauty List 2015: Cult Classics