The hottest finds to simplify your routine.

By Heather Muir Maffei
Updated November 18, 2020
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The holiday season is officially here, and the pressure to buy the perfect gift is on. Overflowing beauty shelves can amplify already stressful holiday shopping. Enter the perfect list of beauty must-haves to cut through the mass amounts of clutter. Whether you need to please the beauty guru on your list or you need to treat yourself before any family gatherings, our curated list of the newest, most innovative hair, body, and makeup must-haves are here to save time—and your sanity.

Flower Beauty Hair Tools Ionic Pro Hair Dryer with Concentrator

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Flower Beauty Hair Tools Ionic Pro Hair Dryer with Concentrator

$80, walmart.com

Determined to infuse some fun into styling products, Drew Barrymore spent three years designing six tools—including irons, dryers, and hot brushes—that are high-functioning (her hairstylist friends tested them), affordable, and cute. Peep those colorful cords!

Supergoop CC Screen 100% Mineral CC Cream SPF 50

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Supergoop CC Screen 100% Mineral CC Cream SPF 50

$39, sephora.com

Skincare, makeup, and SPF in one—dare we say we’ve found the most elegant mineral formula yet? This oil-free, antioxidizing tint comes in 15 shades.

InnBeauty Project Slushy Serum Moisturizer Crush

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InnBeauty Project Slushy Serum Moisturizer Crush

$28, credobeauty.com

This bursts into a yummy liquid texture on the skin to calm, smooth, and hydrate. The recyclable pump is a plus.

Olive & June Hand Serum

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Olive & June Hand Serum

$18, oliveandjune.com

Hate hand cream? Meet this fast-absorbing alternative that leaves your mitts supple, thanks to skin-sloughing alpha hydroxy acids. It tidies up cuticles too.

EOS The Fixer Medicated Lip Ointment and The Hero Extra Dry Lip Treatment

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EOS The Fixer Medicated Lip Ointment and The Hero Extra Dry Lip Treatment

$4, target.com

For relief from cold sores, slick on the minty Fixer. A natural, mint extract bestows your lips with a yummy flavor and instant cooling relief.

Bio-Oil Dry Skin Gel

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Bio-Oil Dry Skin Gel

$12, amazon.com

Prevent that flurry of flakes as you peel off your tights with this gel-to-oil moisturizer that drenches skin sans gooeyness.

SLMD Super Cortisone+

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SLMD Super Cortisone+

$15, slmdskincare.com

When you have eczema, acne, sunburns, or poison ivy, this 1 percent hydrocortisone anti-itch cream with aloe and vitamin E calms irritation.

Garnier Green Labs Serum Cream

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Garnier Green Labs Serum Cream

$22, ulta.com

These potent serum-moisturizer hybrids pair superfoods with dermatological ingredients to plump, brighten, and refine.