The Best Beauty Products to Buy in May, According to Our Beauty Director

Eight beauty buys to save your sanity.

Venus Radiant Skin Razors: best beauty products for May 2021
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Venus Radiant Skin

Gillette Venus Radiant Skin Razor
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Streamline your shaving with this sleek five-blade razor. An Olay moisturizer clicks into the grippy matte handle. Press the button to dispense the cream—it comes out underneath the blades, so you don't have to worry about clogging. The freed-up space in your shower (bye, can!) is second only to how smooth your legs will feel, even if you skip after-shower lotion.

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Static Nail Polish Removers

Static Nail Polish Removers
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This acetone-free liquid has no scent, fully removes even the darkest hues, and conditions cuticles. Press it onto nails with a pad, hold for 20 seconds, then swipe off polish from base to tip.

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Nars Cosmetics Air Matte Blush

Nars Cosmetics Air Matte Blush
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Treat your cheeks to the Cadillac of blush with this mousse (in eight shades) that imparts a happy glow and never looks clownish.

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Drunk Elephant Protini Powerpeptide Resurf Serum

Drunk Elephant Protini Powerpeptide Resurf Serum
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We know, we know: another serum. But if yours is running low, try this one next. It brightens, firms, and plumps with just a few pumps every morning and night.

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Madison Reed Color Therapy Color Depositing Hair Mask

Madison Reed Color Therapy Color Depositing Hair Mask
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Scared of box dye but want to touch up at home? Instead of conditioner, use this mask twice a week to revive highlights or tone down brassiness.

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Dermaflash Mini

Dermaflash Mini
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Stash this pinkie-size gizmo in your bag to remove cheek fuzz or a rogue chin hair as soon as you see, feel, or Spidey sense it. Then flip it over to depuff undereyes.

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Odele Leave-In Detangling Tonic

Odele Leave-In Detangling Tonic
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This fresh-scented mist melts post shampoo snarls, tames bedhead (on kids too), and—when misted onto dry curls—puts some spring and shine back into spirals.

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Hey Humans Body Wash

Hey Humans Body Wash
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The gender-neutral bottles serve the whole fam while the recyclable packaging serves the planet, all without costing an arm and a leg.

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