Inside The Magazine

The Best Face Moisturizers for Every Skin Type

They hydrate, smooth, and prime. 
No wonder even skin-care skeptics reach for lotion—if nothing else. From more than 100 tested, these 
eight creams rose to the top.

The Beauty Products Every Woman Should Own

Why waste time browsing the aisles when our beauty editors have done the legwork for you? Over Real Simple's 15 years, thousands of cosmetics have come through our doors—these 23 stand the test of time. Each product—from shampoo to lipstick—has been crowned road-test winner at least once. 

How a Gut Renovation Revealed a House’s Secret History

Author Celeste Ng on the surprising things she learned while remodeling her century-old house.

Smart Ways to Turn Around a Bay Day

Real Simple readers share their best strategies for improving a no good, very bad day. 

What Bothers Prince Harry Most About His Mother’s Tragic Car Accident

Harry and his brother open up about the heartbreaking moment.

The Best Nail Tools

Get your fingers in tip-top shape with these great grooming tools.

The Best Spot Removers

You can’t tackle everything with club soda and elbow grease. Try these stain-busters.

Why It’s Okay to Dream of Escaping Your Everyday Life

Ever close your eyes and imagine another life, free of commitments, aggravations…and maybe your own family? Janelle Brown unpacks the escapist fantasies we devour in books but rarely talk about out loud.

What’s the Kindest Thing a Stranger Has Ever Done for You?

Your answer may appear in the magazine or on RealSimple.com.