Neha Gandhi, deputy editor
Dr. Sebagh Breakout Antibacterial Powder & Créme
"When I first heard about this stuff, the idea of combining powders and creams before applying every night seemed like way too much work for me. But once I actually tried it, I was totally sold. It really does keep my skin completely clear, in a way that feels totally worth the price point — and effort."
$130, available at Bliss.
Redken All Soft Shampoo & Conditioner
"I may or may not have tried a keratin treatment once or twice. And fortunately, my nose hasn't started bleeding yet. But while I'll never do that again, I do miss how soft and shiny my hair felt after those treatments. In a much less dangerous way, this shampoo-conditioner combo recreates that for me though, at least on a temporary basis."
$13.50 and $14.50, Redken for salons.
Aveeno Skin Relief 24-Hour Moisturizing Lotion
"Dry skin is the worst. And coming off winter, it's a perpetual issue for me. I slather this on day and night, and it really does keep me soft, without that horrible greasy effect so many other lotions have."
$9.27, available at Drugstore.com.
NARS Lipstick in Heat Wave
"I've always been hesitant to try anything brighter than a neutral gloss, but a friend recently swore up and down to me that this was a universal lip color that anyone could wear. And I have to say, I'm into it. I love the matte, coral effect of this shade — it brightens my face and feels so perfect for spring."
$24, available at NARS.
Jo Malone Wild Fig & Cassis Cologne
"My mom turned me onto Jo Malone, years ago, and it's been my go-to ever since. I'm always partial to more masculine scents (to the point that I use men's deodorant), so I love that this scent isn't too fruity or floral. The woodsy note in there always makes me feel just a little bit sexier—and more confident. And who doesn't love that?"
$110, available at Jo Malone.
Photos: Via Dr. Sebagh; Courtesy of Redken, Aveeno, NARS, Jo Malone
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