As Shop TODAY writers and editors, we’ve done our fair share of shopping over the past year. While we found a lot of things we liked, there were a few strengths that became essential in our daily routines.
As we count to the New Year, every day of this week we unveil our favorite beauty, hair, fashion, home and kitchen and goodies products of the year. -to be.
Here, we share our top picks for all things hair and beauty. Check back every day this week to find out what else we’ve bought this year that we can’t live without.
Shop TODAY’s Favorite Hair Products of 2021
As someone prone to split ends, Shop TODAY’s Social Editorial Assistant Daniella Musacchio said It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In conditioning treatment has been “a total game changer” in preventing it. “I love running it through my damp hair before blow drying it,” she said. “My hair always comes out much shinier with less flyaways.”
Made with amino acids, aloe vera and green tea leaf extract, according to the company, the formula can be used on dry or damp hair to tame frizz, add shine, stop breakage and Moreover.
“I heard about Redken Dry Shampoo because my friend wrote about it and said it saved her the week her shower wasn’t working,” said Shop TODAY editor-in-chief Alicia Tan. “One day without washing, I tried it and she was right. It hid the oil and grease in my dark hair without leaving the white residue that I usually get from other products. It’s hard to find products that I can be loyal to and this one passes the test.
This Kerastase The serum is designed to be applied before bedtime, working through the night to leave your hair feeling softer and more hydrated. Although Shop TODAY’s social editor Rebecca Shinners said it also works as an instant anti-frizz when you’re in a rush. “A little pump leaves my hair visibly smoother and shinier,” she said. “It’s perfect when I rush out the door without having time to do my hair completely. “
This scalp massager has over 77,000 five-star reviews from people who have said it has helped them with a range of hair issues, from dandruff to oily scalp. Emma Stessman, associate editor of Shop TODAY, said that after using it for a month, her scalp and hair “never felt cleaner or healthier.” It has soft bristles, which allow you to get a deep cleansing and lightly rub the dirt, dead skin and oil off your scalp.
Shop TODAY Associate Editor Danielle Murphy’s “Lazy Ponytail Days” could be behind her forever, thanks to this famous headband on TikTok. It makes it easy to obtain perfectly curly hair without going through the effort of styling with a hot tool. All you have to do is wrap your hair around the headband (there’s a video tutorial you can follow along with) and leave it in place for a few hours. It looks like a normal headband so you can go shopping or go for a walk while your hair is settling.
Shop TODAY’s Favorite Beauty Products 2021
Bio-Oil Nourishing Skin Care Oil is a favorite with buyers on TikTokers and Amazon for its ability to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and uneven skin tone. Shop TODAY’s associate social editor Kara Quill also considers herself to be one of the product’s many fans. “I know that putting on Bio-Oil is good for my skin and it feels good too,” she said. “I feel clean, refreshed and super hydrated after using it.”
Camo’s famous $ 6 concealer is also “a must have”, according to Quill. “Putting on this concealer instantly fixes my dark under eye problem,” she said. “It helps hide small imperfections while helping to even out my skin tone. Shop TODAY writer Jess Sims also likes the “thick, creamy and luxurious texture” of the budget find.
Tan said she tried just about every lip balm (as well as some lip masks), but nothing shows consistent results the next day like this Laneige lip sleep mask. “I put it on before bed when my lips are extremely chapped or even feel like it’s going to happen, and I wake up with calmer, softer lips,” she said. “If I forget to put it on before I go to sleep, I’ll even put it on while I’m getting ready to go out and take it off before I go out.” It works for me even when I’m desperate for a quick fix. “
Love the look of false eyelashes but hate putting them on? Shop TODAY SEO Editor-in-Chief Jess Bender said she gets the same look with just two coats of this mascara. The creamy, volumizing formula is made with nourishing ingredients like Hairdensyl, Honey Extract, and Marine Collagen, which are believed to nourish and protect lashes and promote growth. Shinners is also a huge fan of mascara. “I have naturally long, curly lashes so it’s hard to find a mascara that works, but I can actually see a difference with this one,” she said.
During the colder months, it’s important to have a hydrating moisturizer on hand to keep dry skin at bay. This is made up of hyaluronic acid and pentavitin, an ingredient that the brand claims can provide up to 72 hours of hydration. Shinners said it was a great option for adding moisture to dry skin and the application was “refreshing.”
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