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InStyle’s Best Beauty Buys Editors’ Picks

Neutrogena Acne Wash

Our trusty cleanser with a zingy new grapefruit scent. This invigorating face wash tackles pimples and sloughs off debris with a powerful dose of salicylic acid (exactly 2 percent)—but it doesn’t dry out the skin, even when used both in the morning and at night. ($7, drugstore.com)

Fresh Sugar Rosé Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15

This is the lip color you wish you had been born with—and because the sheer, rosy hue flatters all complexions, people might believe that you were. Bonus: The pigment is delivered in an oil-rich bullet that hydrates every bit as well as your thickest balm (without the goop factor). ($23, fresh.com)

DDF Advanced Moisture Defense UV Cream SPF 15

Flaky skin will happily soak up this rich cream, which is infused with turmeric, an Indian spice with powerful antioxidant properties. In clinical studies it made skin feel firmer and decreased fine lines in eight weeks. We’re just as pleased with the immediate results: plump, quenched skin, and a healthy glow. ($105, ddfskincare.com)

Aveeno Nourish + Moisturize

The hydrating wheat complex of this shampoo and conditioner penetrates the hair shaft, repairing strands from the inside out. It rinses away, leaving no residue, and has a gentle, unassuming scent. ($8, cvs.com)

Colgate Wisp

Sure, they’re tiny, but their effect is titanic! The breath-freshening beads nestled in these disposable toothbrushes don’t require water or rinsing. Bonus: They’ll fit into the smallest of evening bags for hassle-free cleaning. ($8, drugstore.com)

This is only the top 5 – check out the next 10 products here!

Celebrate Earth Day With The “Best Eco-Friendly Beauty Products”

You can feel great about adding these environmentally friendly products to your beauty regimen! These are our picks for the best beauty products that are good to your body and the planet.

Best Sulfate-Free Shampoo
Desert Essence Organics Green Apple & Ginger Thickening & Volumizing Shampoo, $8.99, Whole Foods Market.

Testers fell for the fresh apple scent. Their fuller, shinier hair was the clincher.

Best Mineral Makeup
L’Oreal Bare Naturale Soft-Focus Mineral Finish, $15.25, drugstores.

The translucent powder absorbs oil and minimizes lines and wrinkles, giving you a flawless finish in seconds. It’s preservative-free for sensitive types, and testers liked the built-in brush applicator.

Best Paraben-Free Body Lotion
Burt’s Bees Radiance Body Lotion with Royal Jelly, $8.99, drugstores.

This shimmery moisturizer generated happy buzz. Royal jelly contains essential amino acids and B vitamins, and the lotion has no chemical preservatives.

Best All-Natural Body Wash
Clark’s Botanicals Skin Clearing Face & Body Wash, $46, clarksbotanicals.com.

A blend of salicylic acid and willow-bark extract, this formula gently washes away post-workout sweat and oil and promotes cell turnover, leaving skin healthy and blemish-free. One staffer saw a difference in her skin after only one shower.

Best Organic Lip Smoother
Yes To Carrots C Me Smile Lip Butter, $3.69, Walgreens.

It has so many healthy ingredients (organic carrot extract, coconut oil, jojoba-seed oil, shea butter) there simply isn’t room in the tube for anything bad for your lips — or the planet. Oh, and it kept our pouts soft too.

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Introducing Lorac’s new Limited Edition Hollywood Insider Collection!

We wanted to make sure you knew about the latest value set from LORAC – the HOLLYWOOD INSIDER COLLECTION! Available exclusively at Sephora to BEAUTY INSIDER MEMBERS ONLY, LORAC’s HOLLYWOOD INSIDER COLLECTION contains this season’s must-have beauty essentials hand-picked from Celebrity Makeup Artist, Carol Shaw. The limited-edition set features five full-sized products for ONLY $39.50 (with a $142 value!) and includes:

• Perfectly Lit Oil-Free Luminizing Powder in Spotlight (warm beige)
• Baked Matte Satin Blush in Hollywood (bronzed rose)
• Bronzed Bombshell Eye Shadow Trio in Sand/Serenity/ Bronze
• Special Effects Conditioning Primer/Defining & Lengthening Mascara
• Couture Shine Liquid Lipstick in Vintage (light neutral beige)

Don’t miss out on your all-access pass to Red Carpet beauty! Be sure to scoop it up while supplies last – it’s only available at Sephora now and sephora.com (starting 4/20) until May 12th!


Cargo launches new product that plumps cheeks!

A cheek plumper? Do women really want that? I can appreciate it sculpting my cheeks, and giving it a rosy glow – but I’m not sure I want my face to look plumper! (I have no problem in the plump-cheeks department!) What do you think about a cheek-plumper? Does that sound appealing to you?

Behold the future of blush! CheekActivator™’s revolutionary formula visibly plumps, lifts and sculpts cheeks while providing a rosy glow. The clinically proven formula contains CARGO’s exclusive, state-of-the-art DermDefine Complex to visibly plump up, lift and tighten the skin from within. At the same time, a unique color-release technology allows you to customize the blush’s intensity. The more you rub, the more intense the color becomes.

Features:

  • The exclusive DermDefine Complex works to visibly tighten and lift the skin from within, resulting in cheeks that are plumped up, dewy and youthful
  • Unique color-activation mechanism allows you to adjust color intensity
  • Universally flattering
  • Oil-free formula

Shades:

  • Rose Flush – Nude dusty rose
  • Coral Flush – Hot matte coral

Ingredients:

  • Plumping: Deep Tissue Hydration technology traps water molecules creating a visibly plumping effect
  • Lifting: Botanical extracts protect against collagen degradation and stimulate Glyco Amino Glycans, which are integral to firmer, denser skin
  • Sculpting: Peptides stimulate intra-cellular communication, visibly reducing wrinkle depth for smoother looking skin
  • An anti-oxidant blend of Tea Extract and Vitamins A, C and E helps boost collagen production to fight the signs of aging

Price: $32 US/CDN

Availability: CheekActivator™ will be available April 2010 at Murale, Sears Toronto Eaton Centre, select Independent Beauty Boutiques and will also be available at Boots and Sephora Europe.