Circle of Excellence 2010: Best Beauty Products
Pantene Pro-V Medium-Thick Hair Solutions Intensive Restoration Treatment
"Five minutes once a week is a no-brainer. It made my thick hair really shiny."
—Amy, Ladera Ranch, California
Pantene Pro-V Medium-Thick Hair Solutions Intensive Restoration Treatment, $6, pantene.com for store locations
Jergens Natural Glow Revitalizing Daily Moisturizer
"I actually had a nice glow after only three applications. Will definitely buy more when the tube runs out."
—LeAnne, Fort Drum, New York
Jergens Natural Glow Revitalizing Daily Moisturizer, $9, available at drugstores
Neutrogena Deep Wrinkle Moisture Night from Ageless Intensives
"My wrinkles look softer, and believe it or not, the two age spots on my face have started to fade. Excellent!"
—Judy, Kendallville, Indiana
Neutrogena Deep Wrinkle Moisture Night from Ageless Intensives, $20, available at drugstores
Nivea Happy Sensation Body Lotion
"The body lotion smelled yummy, like an orange pound cake. And it moisturized my skin all day—really."
Nivea Happy Sensation Body Lotion, $7.50, available at drugstores
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
"On the advice of a dermatologist, I tried this years ago, with wonderful results. Now my husband is finding it extremely soothing on his sensitive, often irritated skin."
—Heidi, San Bruno, California
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, $10.50, available at drugstores
Aveeno Continuous Protection Sunblock Spray SPF 50
"This surprised me. I didn't expect it to spray easily, but the application was even and reached every spot. And it didn't feel greasy or heavy."
—Kathy, Navarre, Florida
Aveeno Continuous Protection Sunblock Spray SPF 50, $10.49, available at drugstore.com
CoverGirl Lashblast Mascara
"I absolutely loved this. I will definitely buy it and tell all my friends about it too."
—Carrie, Charleston, West Virginia
CoverGirl Lashblast Mascara, $8.50, available at drugstore.com
Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller
"Really helped reduce the bags under my eyes—that's what happens with 12-hour work days and little sleep!"
—Mindy, Dayton, Ohio
Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller, $13.49, available at drugstore.com
Olay Regenerist 14-Day Skin Intervention
"I am always a skeptic about products that claim to 'reduce signs of aging,' but this made me a believer. I used it faithfully and the fine lines around my eyes are gone!"
—Ardy, Midland, Michigan
Olay Regenerist 14-Day Skin Intervention, $26.99, available at drugstore.com
L'Oreal Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold
"My hair had terrific texture after I used this. It was soft, and I was able to brush it—even after walking in the wind."
—Vicky, West Babylon, New York
L'Oreal Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold, $15, available at amazon.com
Originally published in the April 17, 2010, issue of Family Circle magazine.
This piece was accurate at publication time, but all prices, offerings, and styles are subject to change.