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Hand sanitizers have grown to become an essential part of everyday living in the home, at school, in the workplace, and even when you’re taking care of shopping at the supermarket. Using these products can greatly reduce your odds of getting sick or spreading illness thanks to their ability to kill the germs and bacteria on hands at first contact. We’ve chosen the following best hand sanitizers because they quickly eliminate up to 99.9 percent of the germs and bacteria you come into contact with throughout the day. They’re all formulated with minimal to no alcohol content which prevent skin from over-drying and each one is gentle enough for use on even sensitive skin types.
April 21, 2016
There are tons of nail polish remover options on the market today, and the sheer variety can make it difficult to pick the best product for your needs. For example, an otherwise excellent nail polish remover will fall apart when met with a tough-to-remove dark or glittery color. Gel, acrylic, Shellac, and dip powder nails require extra attention above and beyond regular nail color. When you're unable to get to the salon to remove your manicure, it's important to take the correct steps to protect the health and integrity of your nails.Acetone is somewhat controversial, with many preferring to avoid using it due to its reputation for being harsh and drying out your nails - not to mention its intense odor. We chose to include both acetone and acetone-free options here; while this chemical solvent is indeed harsh, it typically remains the best option when you need something fast-acting and requiring the least amount of scraping and rubbing. Because acetone works quickly, it also helps you to resist the urge to peel your polish off.While some of our picks can actually help to strengthen your nails instead of weakening them, don't forget to hydrate your nails and cuticles after you're done removing your polish. A good habit is to soak your nails in oil for at least 5 minutes; try natural options such as olive, vitamin E, or argan oil. After, we recommend applying a cuticle oil or cuticle cream and finishing with a rich hand lotion to moisturize your skin and counteract any drying effect of the nail polish remover itself.**During this time of acetone shortages, we have chosen to feature predominantly products that were confirmed to be in stock at the time of publishing this article. Availability is subject to change.
May 12, 2014
Using a hand soap is something that is a part of our daily routine and yet most of us do not really give it too much thought. We know it’s something we must do in order to stay healthy and prevent germs from spreading. There are also those of you who work in the medical, automotive or restaurant profession that rely on these as part of performing your job safely. Others may choose a product due to the fact that it smells good and look pretty in the bathroom. Finally there are those of you who have kids and need something that doesn't cost a lot and is easy and safe for the entire household to use. No matter what way you use these hand soaps just know that all of the products that made it onto these lists are the highest performing consumer favorites that get repurchased time and time again.
December 11, 2013
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  • If you were stuck on a stranded island and were told you could only have one makeup product, concealer this would easily make the top 3 list of "must haves." Concealer is typically the next step in your beauty routine after your SPF/ moisturizer. Now, you can take short cuts because today's concealers do far more than just cover a blemish. All of these products go above and beyond the call of duty. Some contain vitamins to create a brighter complexion or fight signs of aging. Many of these concealers will work well to hide dark circles under the eyes as well.
    February 03, 2016
  • Mascara is an important part of any woman's makeup application. In fact, it’s hard to get a complete look without having your lashes stand out. Whether you like a volumizing mascara, a curling mascara or one that does it all and is waterproof too - these mascaras are the best of the best. Each one brings something unique and innovate to the table and you’ll surely find one that you love.
    February 03, 2016
  •  When we think of mouthwash we think of using it to get fresh breath. But mouthwash is a also a great line of defense for your teeth, second only to your toothpaste. As part of your oral hygiene routine, mouthwash can strengthen your teeth, prevent tooth decay, and prevent gum disease.  There are many types of mouthwashes on the market that offer some or all of the above mentioned benefits.
    February 02, 2016
  • One of the least appealing things about the prospect of shaving is the possibility of developing razor bumps. Razor bumps hurt and they don’t look good, which can make you feel self conscious about your appearance. For those of you who almost can’t stomach the thought of picking up a razor because you know the possibility of developing razor bumps there is some hope. With the help of the right aftershave, you can make razor bumps and irritation a thing of the past. Based on things like price, effectiveness and availability we have put together a list of the best after shave products for eliminating razor bumps.
    February 02, 2016
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  • Hair wax can provide unlimited styling possibilities, allowing you to create endless textures and hairstyles. Although ideal for shorter hairstyles, hair wax can also help define curls, increase volume, and control frizz all while provide a secure, lasting hold. Choose from many varieties of hair waxes including sprays, gels, creams, and putties to achieve style definition and control. While lower-quality hair waxes can sometimes make hair sticky and stiff with a greasy finish, the best hair waxes provide a natural finish and leave strands soft and moisturized. Refer to the buyer’s guide listed below to determine which type of hair wax is suitable for you.
    April 30, 2015
  • Investing in a good face wash is the first step towards creating beautiful skin and maximizing your beauty potential. You should enjoy using your face wash since you’ll be using it at least once a day so consider its texture, smell, as well as ensuring the ingredients are suited for your skin type. Once your skin is freshly cleansed and properly balanced, you’ll be able to get the most of your make up and other beauty products. Searching for a face wash that works best for your skin type may be confusing when faced with so many options. Fortunately, our face wash buyer’s guide listed below will provide useful information to help you discover the perfect product for your face.
    April 22, 2015
  • While hair gel is mainly used to hold a hairstyle in place, it can also provide other useful benefits like providing humidity resistance, boosting hair volume, and controlling unruly curls. Although lower quality hair gels are known to make hair sticky, greasy, and stiff, higher quality hair gels will improve the appearance and health of your hair. Refer to our buyer’s guide below to help you determine which hair gel is best suited for your hair type and styling preferences.
    April 17, 2015
  • Tanning enthusiasts often reach for tanning lotions to help enhance and accelerate the tanning process. Whether you prefer outdoor tanning or indoor tanning beds, these handy lotions can help you develop your tan faster while extending its lifespan. Many of these lotions can also nourish, rejuvenate, and protect your skin with the inclusion of vitamins, antioxidants, and natural extracts such as hemp seed or green tea. With so many tanning lotions available, it’s important to choose one suitable for your skin type and tanning needs. Refer to our buyer’s guide listed below to determine which of these products is ideal for you.
    April 17, 2015
  • Hair mousse can give you control over your hair regardless of its length, texture, or style with the option of a light, medium, or firm hold. There are wide range of these products available with some mousses designed to define curls and waves while others are for boosting volume or adding a radiant shine. Regardless of your needs, a quality mousse should nourish and condition your hair without ever making it sticky, greasy, or stiff. You can refer to our buyer’s guide below to determine which hair mousse is best for your hair type and style preferences.
    April 17, 2015
  • Hair creams are versatile styling products which can add texture, boost volume, tame curls, smooth waves, and improve your hairs overall look and health. Aside from creating and enhancing hair styles, these creams typically leave hair softer, shinier, and more manageable. With so many hair creams to choose from, you don’t want to settle for a product which leaves your hair greasy, sticky, or crunchy. Refer to the buyer’s guide below to help you decide which type of product is best suited to your hair’s needs.
    April 14, 2015
  • Applying a base coat is an essential part of any manicure since nails require proper preparation before polish application. Without a base coat, nails are susceptible to peeling, chipping, splitting, and discoloration. Base coats can help strengthen, thicken, and fill the ridges in nails to provide an optimal surface for nail polish. Nail base coats also improve the overall health of nails and protect them from damage. Refer to the buyer’s guide to help you determine which base coat suits your personal nail needs.
    March 31, 2015
  • No manicure is complete without the finishing touch of a quality top coat. Top coats are essential to extending the life of your manicure while protecting nail color against chipping, peeling, fading, and denting. Depending on the type of top coat, they can also provide a glossy or matte finish, offer a chip-resistant finish, or dry extra fast for your convenience. Refer to the buyer’s guide below to help you determine which nail top coat is best for your personal nail needs.
    March 31, 2015
  • You could have the finest pair of false eyelashes but the lash adhesive you use will either enhance or detract from their appearance. Using the wrong adhesive can cause your false lashes to loosen, or even fall off at a very embarrassing and inconvenient time! There are many different types of eyelash adhesives available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. Whether you prefer a dark, clear, or waterproof lash adhesive, it should apply comfortably and offer long lasting performance. Refer to our buyer’s guide below to help you decide which false eyelash adhesive best suits your preferences and beauty needs.
    March 31, 2015
  • Hair doesn't always behave how you want it to, but having a quality hairspray makes it easier to control. Hairspray is a convenient beauty tool for finishing off your hairstyle and keeping it managed throughout the day. Depending on your hair type, there are many different hairsprays to choose from, all providing different benefits such as increasing volume, resisting humidity, or even adding some shine. Whether you have curly hair, thick hair, or fine hair, you can get started with our hairspray buyer’s guide below to help you decide which hairspray is best suited for you.
    March 31, 2015
  • Body wash is an important part of most people’s day. There are so many choices on the market, but it can be intimidating trying to figure out which one to choose. Some people have sensitive skin or are prone to acne, while others want something that moisturizes while it cleanses. Some people want the best price and others want a body wash that is just for them such as body wash for men or something more feminine for women. No matter what you decide to choose, you may find a list on the best body washes helpful in your search. Since every body wash will boast of what they can do for you, you can still find the perfect one that fits all of your needs by knowing a little more about it.
    March 19, 2015
  • Body lotions serve many purposes from moisturizing skin, alleviating skin conditions such as dryness, and aiding in relaxation. Unfortunately, with all the body lotions available, it's overwhelming choosing the right one for your needs and budget. Some body lotions are intended for sensitive or normal skin, while others help prevent signs of aging. Body lotions may also contain shimmer to help add radiance to skin. Choosing the right body lotion may not seem that serious, but it can affect how your skin feels throughout the day. Whatever your skin type or preferences, the perfect body lotion is waiting for you. Check out the buyer's guide to help determine which body lotion best suits your needs.
    March 19, 2015
  • Even if you weren't born with naturally curly hair, curling irons are the perfect tool to help you achieve gorgeous curls in just a few minutes. Curling irons are designed with different features and heating technologies to suit a variety of preferences and needs. Some are ideal for traveling, while others are best suited for salon use. Whether you want a budget unit or a professional-grade model with many special features, you should refer to our buyer's guide to help choose the perfect curling iron for yourself.
    March 17, 2015
  • Cologne is designed to distinguish you from others, make a statement, and keep you feeling fresh. Whether you prefer aromatic, fresh fragrances during the day or warm, spicy scents at night, there are many quality colognes to choose from. Each cologne consists of a special blend of top, middle, and base notes which balance the fragrances and allow the product to stand apart from one another. Finding a signature scent may seem overwhelming due to all of the options, but referring to the buyer's guide can help you narrow down your search for the best cologne.
    March 17, 2015
  • With lip gloss you’re either a fan or you aren’t. Those who aren't have usually experienced sticky, messy lip glosses which dried out their lips or led to other negative, unflattering results. Upgrading to a higher-quality lip gloss can provide you with a versatile addition to your makeup routine. There are many quality options available with some formulated for sun protection, others with moisturizing properties, and those which provide plumping effects on the lips. If you’re not sure where to start, refer to the buyer's guide below to help you find the ideal lip gloss to suit your needs and preferences.
    March 17, 2015
  • A hair dryer is more than just a simple hair-drying tool, as it can determine the texture and health of your hair. Since your hair dryer is responsible for the overall appearance of your hair, it's important to use the right one. Some hair dryers dehydrate hair and leave it looking frizzy, while other options hydrate strands and leave them silky-smooth. Even if you aren’t a professional stylist, you can still benefit from a quality hair dryer equipped with features to make your life easier. Check out the buyer's guide below to help you determine which hair dryer best suits your hair needs, personal preferences, and budget.
    March 17, 2015
  • Bronzers are the perfect alternative to baking your skin in the sun which risks premature aging and irreversible skin damage when the delicate facial areas are left unprotected. Bronzers allow you to achieve a beautiful, sun-kissed glow without the risk of damaging your skin and there are many different types available including powders, creams, and lotions. Read the buyer's guide we’ve provided below to help you determine which bronzer is best for your skin type, budget, and preferences. 
    March 17, 2015
  • Lotions can feel heavy on skin, take a while to absorb, and leave you feeling uncomfortable during hot weather. Body oils offer many of the same moisturizing benefits as lotions, yet feellighter and permeate skin faster. While there are many different body oils available to choose from, not all are created equal. Many contain filler ingredients which actually prevent oils from absorbing into the skin properly. Body oils derived from pure, natural ingredients hydrate and nourish skin while protecting you from environmental stressors, even helping downplay signs of aging. The following lists provides a starting point for finding the best body oil to suit your needs and we’ve also included a buyer’s guide below to aid your search.
    March 03, 2015
  • Although keratin is found naturally in hair, sometimes strands need a little extra boost to become shinier, straighter, and healthier. Keratin treatments are designed to replenish lost keratin by sealing it into hair's cuticles; this reduces curls, minimizes frizz, and gives strands a silky-smooth appearance. There are various keratin treatments to choose from, all of which contain different formulations and last different lengths of time. Check out the buyer's guide to help determine which keratin treatment suits your personal hair needs and budget.
    March 03, 2015
  • Home relaxer kits are ideal for those times when you can't get to the salon or don't have a couple hundred bucks to spend on professional hair treatment. Since many relaxer systems tend to destroy hair and fry your scalp, it's best to use the most gentle treatments available and read the directions a few times to ensure you achieve optimum results. All of following home relaxer kits are formulated without dyes or other chemical ingredients which cause severe scalp irritation, formulated with moisturizing agents such as olive and avocado oils to protect hair, and make hair more manageable overall. While some of these kits will leave hair straighter than others, each will soften and relax hair regardless.
    February 20, 2015
  • Keeping your fingernails trimmed, cuticles under control, and hands looking presentable is much more enjoyable when you use the proper tools. A manicure kit is perfect way to maintain your nails while saving money in the long run. Instead of purchasing each manicure tool separately, a quality kit contains all the tools you need for one price. Having all your manicure tools in one place makes nail care less of a hassle and all of the following manicure kits contain tools made of sturdy materials, such as stainless steel, to ensure their longevity. They also include durable, protective cases to keep the tools safe, and all are designed for precise grooming.
    February 18, 2015
  • Body temperature is one of the four primary ‘vital signs’ that must be measured to ensure a patient’s health and well-being. Temperature measurement is recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence as a part of the initial assessment in acute illness in adults, and a clinical fever (greater than 100.4 F) is often the first visible sign of an infectious or contagious illness. Despite applying in all healthcare environments, wide variations exist on the methods and techniques used to measure body temperature. A person’s temperature can be measured by several methods: orally, axillary (under arms), rectally, and via forehead or temporal scanning. It is crucial to use the most appropriate technique to ensure that temperature is measured accurately. Inaccurate results may influence diagnosis and treatment, lead to a failure to identify patient deterioration and compromise patient safety. The lists below is designed to help you find the right thermometer for your loved one who is feeling ill.
    January 23, 2015
  • Nothing is sexier than soft, clean shaven skin but it is not always easy to achieve perfection. Far too often we end with nicks, razor rash or ingrown hair along the way (it happens to the best of us.) The best way to get the most out of your shave is to start with the right razor. Whether you choose disposables or regular razors, these options will give you smooth, lasting results.
    January 23, 2015
  • When it’s time for baby’s bath, not just any old soap will do. Choosing a mild formulation, which is gentle on baby’s delicate skin, is key. Baby bar soap is made especially for infants and won't strip or irritate their skin. Additionally, bar soap is typically less expensive than baby wash, and will frequently last longer as well. The following best baby soaps made this list based on their mild, natural ingredients, moisturizing formulas, and positive online parent reviews found on Amazon and manufacturer websites.
    January 23, 2015
  • Keeping the face soft and smooth can be difficult. It naturally picks up toxins, dirt, and debris while also harboring its own dead skin cells…yuck! Luckily, a good face peel can help solve this dilemma by literally peeling away unwanted dry skin and hidden dirt. The following five best face peels were chosen for their powerful exfoliating ingredients that go deep down to clean pores, as well as for their smoothing qualities that leave the complexion looking even and healthy. Additionally, all of these products are powerful enough to provide lasting results without irritating sensitive skin.
    January 07, 2015
  • The bathroom scale is one of those items that you never really think about until you desperately need it. Maybe that person looking back at you in the mirror is someone you don't recognize anymore, getting soft in the midsection with a few curves that weren't there in your 20's. For those who have become more fitness conscious now, or always were from a young age, the bathroom scale can be a powerful tool in helping you reach your personal body goals. These days they couldn't be easier to use; merely step onto the device and it will give you an almost instantaneous display of your current weight. Digital scales will do this and more, like track your weight loss progress, store data for multiple users, and offer weight capacities up to 400 pounds. Body fat scales go a step or two further, offering other measurements like body fat percentage, hydration levels, even muscle mass and bone density readings in addition to your weight. Then there are the mechanical scales, just like those you may find in the doctor's office using nothing more than a simple spring and gear system that's been deemed accurate for decades, though may require repeated calibration to keep the scale in check. There's a wealth of great options out there, no matter what your personal fitness needs may require. We have found some of the best ones you can buy on our lists below.
    November 21, 2014
  • Shaving cream is a necessity if you want to get the best results from your shave. Not only does it protect the skin as you shave and prevent rashes and breakouts, it adds moisture and keeps skin healthy and hydrated. Dry and sensitive skin types will love how moisturizing these formulas are, and will find some great products specifically for you. Normal skin will find these beneficial as well. All will enjoy the results of hydrated skin long after you have finished shaving.
    November 21, 2014
  • As mammals we have hair on our skin. As humans, there are places we where it grows that we just don’t want it. As for the bikini area, well that's a whole topic unto itself. From the Brazilian style to the landing strip, there are varying amounts of hair that we prefer in that area. So how do we rid ourselves of this unwanted hair. Well shaving is the most common option, but the hair typically grows back within a day. For longer lasting hair removal some people choose waxing or even laser hair removal. But the epilator has become one of the top choices for long lasting hair-free skin. Epilators work similar to waxing, where multiple hair strands are pulled from the root at one time.
    November 11, 2014
  • Shaving your bikini line, especially during swimsuit season, requires constant maintenance. Going to the salon for professional waxes is expensive and time-consuming. Luckily, there are several at-home waxing kits that promise up to eight weeks of smooth bikini lines. Trusted hair removal brands like Sally Hansen and Veet have been developing and improving at-home waxing kits for years, so you know they are safe and many are now “ouch-less.” These five at-home bikini wax kits were chosen because they have nourishing natural botanicals like chamomile and black walnut oil, and contain glyceryl rosinate, which makes the wax softer and more pliable, allowing it to stick to your hair rather than to your skin.
    November 04, 2014
  • Serums are a great way to achieve silky, smooth, static-free hair and you only need a dime-sized amount every time you use it so these products can last a long time. Almost everyone can benefit from using a hair serum, no matter if you have straight, curly, coarse or fine.  However, oily hair types might not benefit because serum can easily complicate already-oily hair.These five hair serums were chosen because they help make your hair healthier overall thanks to ingredients like algae extract and vitamin E, protect from heated styling tools with ingredients like hydrolyzed wheat protein, and smooth away frizz with silk polymers and silicone.
    October 30, 2014