Circle of Excellence 2012: Best Beauty Products

Cue the applause for the latest and greatest to earn our Circle of Excellence award! This designation goes to products that wowed a discerning audience of FC editors and reader testers (women like you throughout the country). See what everybody was raving about.

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CoverGirl + Olay Simply Ageless Serum Primer, $14


"Helped make my skin feel fresh and youthful again." -Lisa, Altoona, Pennsylvania

2 of 8

Nivea A Kiss of Moisture, $3


"It stays on and feels smooth, not waxy." -Theresa, Frisco, Texas

3 of 8

Biore 4-in-1 Detoxifying Cleanser, $8


"Took all my makeup off and left my face soft, clean, and refreshed." -Amanda, Staunton, Virginia

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Dove Refresh + Care Invigorating Dry Shampoo, $4


"A lifesaver and a time saver. I tried it when I had important appointments but couldn't wash my hair. A must-have for between shampoos." -Ardy, Midland, Michigan

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CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion AM, $14


"Absorbs quickly and smoothly. And my eyes didn't sting when I sweat, which was another plus." -Heidi, San Bruno, California

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Maybelline the Falsies by Volum' Express Mascara, $8


"Easier to use than my most recent fave and lasted longer." -Diana, Carrollton, Texas

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Roc Retinol Correxion Max Wrinkle Resurfacing System, $27


"Left my skin unbelievably smooth after just two applications." -Kathy, Revere, Massachusetts

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Secret Outlast 48-Hour Protection Deodorant, $5


"Truly invisible and great for sleeveless-top season. Worked so well, even in stressful situations." -Carole, Overland Park, Kansas

Originally published in the July 2012 issue of Family Circle magazine.

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