- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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