While a microdermabrasion or Botox treatment can work wonders, most women will still stick with a daily skin care regimen afterwards—- including anti-aging creams, long lasting makeup, and high end hair products. The problem is, there are literally thousands of cosmetic products out there from which to choose. So, to simplify things a bit, I’ve selected my own top 10 cosmetic products for 2010, based on consistent results, value, and availability. These make excellent stocking stuffers at the Holidays, and can last well into the year ahead. Enjoy!
Elizabeth Arden Eight-Hour Skin Protectant
This skin cream works eight hours straight to minimize the appearance of fine lines. The protectant was named the Best Iconic Beauty Product by Cosmetic Executive Women at their annual awards show this year. $40.00
Neutrogena On-the-Spot Acne Treatment
Perfect for unexpected blemishes, this acne treatment is designed to eliminate pimples fast. It works quickly, and helps prevent break-outs. $6.99
Olay Complete All Day Moisture Lotion SPF 15
An excellent all-day moisturizer, Olay’s lotion helps protect your skin from harmful UV rays with SPF 15. The perfect product to apply underneath your makeup. $8.99
TIGI S-Factor Shiny Happy People
For curls or straight locks, S-Factor's Shiny Happy People locks in moisture and shine with its lightweight spray formula. An easy-to-use styling product that is applied to dry hair, Shiny Happy People will make your hair shiny, happy and healthy—not to mention it smells delicious!
Olay Warming Deep Purifying Cleanser
This gentle oil-free formula uses green tea and witch hazel to cleanse skin without over-drying. Great for normal to oily skin types, the Olay cleanser's warming technology relaxes pores to remove bacteria and impurities, while also clarifying skin's tone and texture!
Cover Girl and Olay Simply Ageless Foundation
For skin that looks naturally-flawless this partnership of makeup and moisturizer can’t be beat. Cover Girl and Olay have teamed up to create a fabulous base that mask fine lines while making your skin feel fabulous. $13.99
Esteé Lauder Turbo Lash Mascara
The first turbo-charged mascara, with a vibrating brush, Esteé Lauder’s Mascara separates lashes during application. Lashes will look longer, and thicker, and have a nice curl. $32.00
L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Lipstick
The name says it all. This lipstick is rich, and creamy, so your lips will look plump and smooth for hours. With 54 colors to choose from, there’s a hue for every complexion. $9.00
Pantene Pro-V Ice Shine Shampoo & Conditioner
Pantene has won numerous awards and much recognition for the effectiveness of its conditioners. Using the Ice Shine Shampoo and Conditioner will remove residue, smooth your hair, and align hair fibers to boost the shine factor of your mane. $4.00
John Frieda Frizz-Ease Extra-Strength Hair Serum
Battling frizz? John Frieda’s name has become synonymous with smooth, beautiful hair. Especially for women with curly hair, Frizz-Ease will keep your hair tame. 8.99