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  1. best in class
    The 12 Very Best Drugstore Eye CreamsIncluding the best options to illuminate, moisturise, and more.
  2. best in class
    The 6 Very Best Fake TansTans that won’t streak, smell, or make you break out.
  3. best in class
    The 10 Very Best Body LotionsNourishing, moisturising, and soothing — for every skin type.
  4. recommended by experts
    How to Prevent Razor and Waxing Bumps, According to AestheticiansSmooth skin minus painful ingrowns, burns, and bumps.
  5. recommended by experts
    The Best Suncreams for the Body, According to ExpertsFrom the best suncream to wear for sports to the best for sensitive skin.
  6. recommended by experts
    The Best Under-Eye Concealers, According to Makeup ArtistsIncluding water-proof, lightweight and brightening options for the delicate skin under your eyes.
  7. trust me i should know
    Everything You Need to Fake-Tan, According to Someone Who Does It Every WeekThe essentials for maintaining a streak-free even glow (minus sun damage).
  8. recommended by experts
    How to Get Rid of (and Prevent) Acne Scars, According to DermatologistsFor pimples that are gone but not forgotten.
  9. recommended by experts
    The Best Foundations for Mature Skin, According to Makeup ArtistsNo matter the level of coverage you prefer, we’ve found a foundation to complement your skin (and some expert advice on how to apply it).
  10. strategist investigates
    Where Can I Buy Biodegradable Glitter?We investigate what Glastonbury’s traditional glitter ban means and where you can find biodegradable alternatives for the summer.
  11. recommended by experts
    The Best Dry Shampoo, According to ExpertsWe asked stylists, colourists, and beauty-industry veterans about the ideal products for when your hair needs a quick pick-me-up.
  12. best in class
    The 6 Very Best Shampoos for Dry HairIncluding specific picks for curly, fine, and chemically treated hair.
  13. foot week
    This Foot Cream Smooths My Heels Better Than Professionals DoEveryone who tries it becomes a convert.
  14. foot week
    These Exfoliant Socks Made My Feet Shed Like a SnakeThey’re gentler than Baby Foot, but no less effective.
  15. recommended by experts
    What’s the Best Body Scrub?Including the best for vegans, the best for very dry skin, the best on a budget, and more.
  16. best in class
    The 7 Very Best Vitamin C SerumsIncluding specific serums for dry, oily, and pregnant skin.
  17. this thing’s incredible
    I Found the Solution to My 4-Year-Old Cystic Zit on LinkedIn (of All Places)At one point, the zit grew so big I went to my GP, who assured me my dermal nemesis wasn’t life-threatening (though I still felt self-conscious).
  18. recommended by experts
    The Best Treatments for Sunburn, According to DermatologistsIncluding gels, lotions, creams — and some products you probably already have in your cupboard.
  19. trust me i should know
    The Sexiest Fragrances, According to the Founder of a (Very Sexy) Lingerie Brand“If you’re not attracted to the way somebody smells, it’s not going to happen.”
  20. best in class
    The 8 Very Best Hand CreamsIncluding the best for nail and cuticle care, the best cruelty-free option, and the best oil-free hand cream.
  21. recommended by experts
    The Best Shampoos for Fine Hair, According to HairstylistsWith specific picks for volumising, texturising, moisturising, and more.
  22. best in class
    The 6 Very Best Moisturisers for Oily SkinThat won’t make you look like a greaseball.
  23. this thing’s incredible
    Who Knew a German Knife Company Would Make the Best Nail Clippers I’ve Ever Used“After experiencing the smooth fluidity and elegant precision of the Zwilling clippers, I simply can’t go back to cheap ones.”
  24. this thing’s incredible
    This Five-Minute Acid Peel Makes My Skin Glow Like a RembrandtWithin two weeks, my complexion looked positively dewy, and the glow lasted all day.
  25. celebrity shopping
    What Bridgerton’s Adjoa Andoh Can’t Live Without“I remember giving it to an actor friend just before we went on, and he drank it and promptly threw up in the toilet.”
  26. empty!
    The 11 Items Strategist Staff Emptied Out in FebruaryStrategist staff tell us what beauty products they’ve emptied out in February, from hydrating moisturizers to niacinamide serums to facial sprays.
  27. best in class
    The 9 Very Best MascarasIncluding lengthening, separating, volumising, and waterproof options.
  28. this thing’s incredible
    I Use a Cult Facial Toner to Get Rid of My Dry and Flaky ScalpIf you’re reading this and have a dry scalp, please, for the love of God, stop using dry shampoo.
  29. painless shopping
    The 33 Best Gifts for Every Type of GirlfriendWe recommend the best gifts, from long-term partners to “Is it official yet?” girlfriends.
  30. empty!
    The 10 Items a Broadcaster and Beauty Writer Emptied Out in JanuaryIncluding the shampoo that’s coaxing her curls back into life and extremely effective Revitalash dupe.
  31. this thing’s incredible
    This CBD Balm Is Like a Sports Massage in a TubeIt fits in my hand like the bigger sister to a lip balm, chunky and solid.
  32. empty!
    The 6 Products Our Beauty Columnist Emptied Out in DecemberTo find out about the products worth excavating, we occasionally invite friends of the Strategist to tell us about their monthly empties.
  33. stuff we buy ourselves
    The Strategist Haul: What the Editors Bought in NovemberIncluding fancy tinned fish, CBD oil, and greyhound-size dog toys.
  34. empty!
    The 9 Products a Skin-Care Connoisseur Emptied Out in NovemberTo find out about the products worth excavating, we occasionally invite friends of the Strategist to tell us about their monthly empties.
  35. gifts they might actually want
    The Best Beauty Advent Calendars to Buy Before They Sell OutThere’s no doubt a beauty advent calendar makes a great gift to any beauty lover in your life, but which ones are really worth it?
  36. trust me i should know
    The Skin Care Drag Queen Farrah Moan Has Convinced Dozens of Queens to Use“If I’m really, really obsessed with a product, I tell at least 10 or 12 people about it.”
  37. celebrity shopping
    What Lawrence Chaney Can’t Live Without“It’s been really thrown about — used like me in the bedroom — and it still works.”
  38. trust me i should know
    I’ve Tried Over 40 Beauty Pie Products. These Are the Ones I Buy on Repeat.My vanity and bathroom are littered with Beauty Pie products in their handsome and minimal containers.
  39. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Press-On Nails?Instead of spending hours with teeny-tiny brushes attempting to recreate a design you saw on Instagram, you can simply use press-ons.
  40. ask a cool person
    What Is the Best Perfume?We asked cool women, from podcasters to entrepreneurs and designers, exactly what perfume they wear.
  41. trust me i should know
    Everything I Used to Draw My Eyebrows On (When Chemo Made Them Disappear)Until they started disappearing, I had no idea how much my dark eyebrows defined my face, and how much I took them for granted.
  42. recommended by experts
    The Best Eye-Shadow Palettes, According to Makeup ArtistsSo you can do everything from a no-makeup-makeup look to a full-on glitter eye.
  43. your shopping cart
    Guest Strategist Haul: What Author Shon Faye Bought in August“Since a friend and I became obsessed with skin care to distract from winter lockdown, I get all my skin care from subscription service Beauty Pie.”
  44. recommended by experts
    The Best Products for Dry Hair, According to Hairstylists“A great moisturising shampoo and conditioner is the best first line of defence for dry hair.”
  45. your shopping cart
    What Readers Are Buying: Olive Oil, Children’s Books, and Night CreamWe reveal the top ten things you’ve been adding to your shopping cart in August.
  46. this thing’s incredible
    I Bulk-Buy This £3 Dupe for My Beloved M.A.C ‘Chestnut’ Lip LinerIt’s extremely pigmented, like “Chestnut,” and gives you that perfect ’90s chocolate shade of brown.
  47. stuff we buy ourselves
    The Strategist Haul: What the Editors Bought in JulyIncluding linen bedsheets and two types of suncream.
  48. your shopping cart
    What Readers Are Buying: Tower Fans, Desk Fans, and a La Mer DupeOur look at the top ten things you’ve been adding to your shopping cart in July.
  49. recommended by experts
    The Best False Lashes, According to ExpertsIncluding budget and full-glam options and the best styles for beginners
  50. dupes week
    I Found a Solid Dupe for My Gut-Wrenchingly Expensive Christophe Robin Hair MaskTexture sprays, oils, and leave-in conditioners have become basically superfluous.
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