Circle of Excellence 2011: Best Beauty Products

Hats off to the latest and greatest to earn our award! This designation goes to items that wowed our editors and testers: women like you throughout the country. See what beauty finds scored raves this go-round.


1 of 5

Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm Tin

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"Instantly provided healing as soon as I applied it to my dry lips, leaving them smooth and kissable."

—Suzanne, Auburn, Indiana

Available at burtsbees.com, $3


2 of 5

Dove Ultimate Go Fresh Revive Body Wash

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"So gentle on my skin, and the pomegranate and lemon verbena scent is wonderful. A delightful way to start the day."

—Carole, Overland Park, Kansas

Available at drugstores, $4.50


3 of 5

John Frieda Frizz-Ease Original Formula Hair Serum

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"Tamed my frizz and kept the split ends from getting worse."

—Patricia, Surprise, Arizona

Available at drugstores, $10


4 of 5

Eucerin Daily Skin Balance Skin-Fortifying Hand Creme

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"Loved the fragrance, and that it's creamy, not greasy. Makes me smile whenever I use it."

—Lois, Ladera Ranch, California

Available at drugstores, $5.50


5 of 5

CoverGirl & Olay Simply Ageless Concealer

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"Terrific! Blended well, looked great and never got cakey."

—JoAnn, Chatsworth, California

Available at drugstores, $11

Originally published in the June 2011 issue of Family Circle magazine.

This piece was accurate at publication time, but all prices, offerings and styles are subject to change.