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As new and improved products get released throughout the year, it can be hard to tell which ones are worth adding to your cart and which ones are worth scrolling past. And when it comes to shopping for others when you’re searching for the *perfect* gift, that process proves to be even more difficult. Fortunately, it’s our job at Best Products to test out new gear to see if it lives up to the hype so you can avoid the hassle of getting sucked into a digital rabbit hole.
Our team spends the year testing new products that catch our attention, including things like must-have tech, trendy self-care items, everyday fitness gear, and our favorite viral things to stumble across on TikTok. We reviewed thousands of products in 2023, sifting out the ones that are worth skipping and hand-selecting the best to include in our buying guides and reviews — but only the top winners made it into our annual Best of the Best list.
Each and every winner on our list has been put through the paces, ensuring it meets our exceptional quality standards. After thoughtful research and a ton of hands-on testing that our editors spent days — sometimes weeks — evaluating, we awarded the very best options within each category to meet all needs and budgets. Of the hundreds of new products we tested this year, we narrowed down the best 75 products of the year based on this criteria.
We’ve highlighted the products that have made a big impact on the day-to-day lives of our team of editors in five categories — tech, home, parenting, beauty, and health and fitness. Check out our editors’ favorite products in our 2023 Best of the Best list now, and be prepared for the upcoming gifting season.
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Galaxy Z Flip 5 Android Smartphone
Foldable Android smartphones became even more appealing upgrade options for consumers in 2023, and the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 is our top pick in this growing product category. The newcomer’s large external display brings more usability and a whole new world of interactions before you flip it open. The latest foldable Galaxy also brings uncompromising performance and durability at a reasonable price for a foldable phone. — Stefan Vazharov, Senior Technology Editor, Reviews
Motion X600 Wireless Speaker
The Soundcore Motion X600 Bluetooth speaker is Anker’s best yet and our favorite of the year, handily besting bigger-name rivals in audio performance and onboard features. We were impressed by the waterproof gadget’s striking design with a sleek metal handle, amazing sound with support for immersive spatial audio via a dedicated upward-facing driver, and superb companion app. — S.V.
Prime 20K PowerBank
Among the countless laptop accessories we evaluated over the past year, the Anker Prime 20K PowerBank stood out with its ability to fully replace a fast wall charger on the go. Its onboard USB-C ports can simultaneously power up two laptops with 100 watts of output — an incredible feat for a battery pack. Believe it or not, the color screen-toting gadget can replenish its massive battery in over an hour with a compatible charger. — S.V.
Liberty 4 NC
The Soundcore Liberty 4 NC shattered our expectations of what a sub-$100 set of true wireless earbuds is capable of in 2023 by delivering strong noise cancellation, excellent sound that’s infinitely customizable, and long battery life in a sleek and durable form factor that’s available in several colors. Unlike their similarly priced rivals, the wireless earbuds can also play audiophile-grade Hi-Res Audio content. — S.V.
WF-1000XM5 Wireless Earbuds
Sony’s all-new WF-1000XM5 true wireless earbuds are the best in their class and a worthy follow-up to a legendary product. Compared to the previous iteration, the new earbuds produce superior sound and noise cancellation courtesy of upgraded drivers and audio processing chips. Better yet, the new buds are smaller and comfier without sacrificing battery life. — S.V.
Aspire 3 PC Laptop
Many low-cost laptops and Chromebooks skimp on up-to-date hardware and connectivity features, but not the Acer Aspire 3. The Windows 11 laptop became our top pick under $500 by sporting a sharp display, a rich set of wired and wireless connectivity tools, and a lightweight build. The device’s performance and battery life are also impressive for an under $400 PC notebook. — S.V.
QM8 Smart 4K TV
The TCL QM8 is our pick for the best big-screen TV of 2023 because it over-delivers in design, performance, and picture quality for a product in its price category (it costs much less than a comparable OLED TV). Its Quantum dot display panel with mini LED backlighting and thousands of local dimming zones produces incredible maximum brightness without skimping on contrast and color accuracy. The Google TV-powered product also packs a futureproof set of connectivity features. — S.V.
Pixel 7a Android Smartphone
Like its stellar predecessor, the Google Pixel 7a is the best phone for the money — we’d take it over any similarly priced rival. The sub-$500 Android impressed us with its elegant design, futureproof hardware, excellent everyday performance, superb camera, and solid battery life with onboard wireless charging. In addition, the device runs a clutter-free Android platform with years of guaranteed timely updates. — S.V.
Echo Show 5 (3rd Gen)
The latest Amazon Echo Show 5 smart display is our favorite Alexa-powered gadget to hit the shelves this year. For less than $100, the connected home accessory offers an elegant design, a capable speaker for blasting tunes, and a 5.5-inch touchscreen. In addition to being handy for making video calls with other Amazon Echo users, the device’s onboard camera also allows you to keep tabs on your home and pets while away, bringing welcome peace of mind. — S.V.
Essentials A19 Smart Bulb
The Nanoleaf Essentials A19 is the best smart lightbulb of 2023. The super affordable (it costs less than $20) gadget impressed us with easy installation that doesn’t require additional hubs and integrated support for Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri, guaranteeing you can control it with your go-to virtual assistant. The gadget can glow in millions of customizable colors. Its unique design with geometric patterns makes it great for exposed light fixtures. — S.V.
Studio Pro Wireless Headphones
By thoroughly refreshing an iconic product, Beats by Dre brought us the best wireless headphones of the year. The Beats Studio Pro over-ear headphones offer top-tier sound with support for immersive spatial audio, excellent noise cancellation, and long battery life in an instantly recognizable package with superb ergonomics. The cans’ lossless audio capabilities over a USB-C wired connection are also remarkable, as similarly priced rivals lack such functionality. — S.V.
130W Power Adapter
This multi-port USB-C wall charger by Nomad — an accessory maker with a solid track record of making great products — is incredibly sleek, compact, and capable of rapidly powering up phones, tablets, MacBooks, and countless other laptops and small gadgets. The futureproof accessory is the only travel charger a gearhead will need and a great buy. — S.V.
Galaxy Tab S9 Android Tablet
Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S9 is one of our favorite tech products of the year because it’s the first Android tablet that can rival the iPad Pro in years. The device’s strikingly thin design, IP68 waterproof build that sets it apart from all rivals, and top-tier hardware specs that include a captivating AMOLED display in three size options and bundled S Pen stylus make it a formidable iPad alternative for Android users. — S.V.
MacBook Air (15-inch)
By treating the excellent MacBook Air to a bigger screen and more capable speakers, Apple delivered our favorite laptop for most consumers in 2023. Equipped with the Apple M2 chip, the 15-inch MacBook Air is miles ahead of any similarly priced big-screen rivals regarding real-life performance and battery life. The notebook’s elegant design, lightweight build, and agreeable starting price make it a great buy. — S.V.
Kishi V2 Pro
As its name suggests, the all-new Razer Kishi v2 Pro is an upgraded take on one of the best smartphone gaming controllers. Adding haptic vibrations and a standard audio jack to complement the buttons and triggers with best-in-class tactility made the Kishi v2 Pro our favorite smartphone gaming controller of 2023. The gadget is available with a USB-C connector, so it’s compatible with Android hardware and the latest iPhones. — S.V.
Slim Armor CS Designed for iPhone 14 Pro Case
Although the Apple iPhone 14 Pro Silicone Case with MagSafe I was gifted was comfortable to hold, it didn’t fit my storage needs — that’s when I found this Spigen case on Amazon. The exterior card slot has enough space to hold up to three cards comfortably, sparing me from bringing my wallet everywhere. I bought it in Abyss Green, but it’s available in three other colors. — Elisabeth Narine, Associate Editor, Reviews
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There’s an abundance of vacuums on the market, but they can’t compete with Dyson’s latest innovation. The princely price tag is worth it for several reasons: I grew up in a Dyson household, so I’ve experienced their products’ long-term durability and quality, and this smart vacuum is no exception. Dust is no match for the new V15 vacuum — it comes with several head attachments, including the Fully Optic cleaner head to grab every dust particle on my hard floors. In contrast, the Digital Motorbar cleaner head tackles carpets and hard floors, while the main attachment is also stellar and works for regular use, but these detailer brush heads are next-level good. Dyson is also highly regarded in the air purifier space, and their vacuum being equipped with a HEPA filter is a dream for someone like me who normally suffers from allergies. Plus, the gorgeous gold and blue accents don’t hurt either. — Nicole Saunders, Beauty Editor, Reviews
Grab and Go
We reach for this Dirt Devil Grab and Go at least 3 times a day, if not more. It sits charging in the corner of the kitchen countertop, waiting to spring into action after every meal when the floor and high chair are inevitably covered in a sea of crumbs. It only weighs 1.12 pounds but has strong suction and can clean out all the deep, dark, you-don’t-want-to-know-what’s-lurking-in-there crevices of the high chair and the car seat. We love it for a car clean-up as well. It’s easy to empty, easy to charge, and easy to use. Makes living with toddlers and small children a good 10 to 15% less chaotic. Also, it costs less than $50. — Valerie Denny Hughes, Former Acting Deputy Editor, Reviews
Duo Standing Desk
As someone who lives in a tiny space, I was confident I wouldn’t find a fairly priced standing desk that doesn’t take up too much room in my home until I got my hands on this epic desk. The Branch Standing Duo Desk is compact, relatively easy to assemble on your own, comfy to work at while sitting or standing all day, and comes in expensive-looking finishes. The standing mechanism is smooth, quiet, and intuitive to use. This desk also doubles as my vanity and fits my massive Riki Love Riki Tall Vanity mirror over 2 feet tall, my Macbook Pro, keyboard, mouse, and other shenanigans living on my desk without feeling overwhelmed. I couldn’t picture my space without it, and I highly advise everyone to treat themselves or their very lucky loved one to this desk. — N.S.
I initially thought I could survive in a small space without a dresser, but after a few months, I realized it wasn’t a home goods sacrifice I could continue making. As someone obsessed with the elegant simplicity of Thuma’s wooden bed frame with headboard, I knew their dresser would equally be worth the investment. The modular drawers are made of upcycled rubberwood and are surprisingly easy and fast to assemble without any tools, like screws or a power drill. Many reviewers say it took them 5 minutes to put together, but since I’m a noob, it took me around 15 minutes, and honestly, it’s such a welcome adult upgrade from my old Ikea dresser. — N.S.
I’ve tried pretty much every higher-end candle brand you can think of, and none of them outperform Snif. Though I typically opt for clean or fruity candles, Prenup has opened me up to a new olfactory world, and I’m never leaving. It is honestly the most extraordinary candle scent I’ve ever smelled — containing a blend of musk, vanilla, and tonka bean for a warm, enticing edge to elevate my space. It’s giving opulence at the coolest underground speakeasy that only the cool kids know about until now. — N.S.
Lovesac with New Deep Angled Sides
I have had my Lovesac for over a year, and they’re sending me their new deep-angled sides with stealthtech. I’ve already been able to test them out before they arrive, and holy wow, they are even more comfortable than the original. I could wax poetic about how easy it is to clean, but honestly, it looks good, and it’s the most comfortable thing you’ll ever sit on. — Cat Bowen, Parenting Editor, Reviews
There are tons of air fryers out there at this point, but Our Place’s might just be the chicest. Available in four stylish colors, the Wonder Oven’s design has a retro feel to it that we love seeing on our countertop. Beyond the design, this air fryer/toaster oven combo also makes whipping up meals so easy. With its three interchangeable racks and five settings that allow you to toast, reheat, bake, broil, and air fry, the Wonder Oven has become our go-to for weeknight dinners (and who are we kidding, weekend dinners) and late-night desserts (looking at you, frozen cookie dough). — Micki Wagner, Commerce Editor, Reviews
Pura 4 Smart Home Diffuser
Fill your space with fragrance with this efficient smart fragrance diffuser. We love that you’re able to customize your aromatic experience by altering fragrance levels, setting schedules, and more with the Pura app. Your space will smell gorgeous and fresh for up to 140 hours, thanks to Pura’s safe and clean scents. — Christine Anderson, VP, Growth and Strategy
Classic 36-Inch Tower Fan
With its sleek design, quiet operation, five fan speeds, and a remote control that fits seamlessly into the back, Levoit’s 36-inch tower fan is just what you need to cool your living room or bedroom down on warm days. Levoit only just delved into the world of tower fans this year, and yet we’re confident we’re going to love ours for many years to come. — M.W.
Upgrading to Canopy’s hydrating humidifier will give you year-round better sleep, dewy skin, and decreased congestion. Skip the cool/warm mist humidifiers that leave a white film or grow a mineral buildup, rendering them totally useless. The best part? Canopy’s humidifiers are actually easy to clean — two of the three total parts are even dishwasher-safe! — Christine Anderson, VP, Growth and Strategy, Reviews
Rabbit Chilling Carafe
The design allows you to pour wine or rosé into the carafe and ice cubes in the center — worry not, as never the twain shall meet — resulting in perfectly chilled sips as you serve! It’s fantastic for iced teas and sangria, too. — Eunice Lucero-Lee, Senior Editor, Reviews
MEATER Plus Smart Thermometer
I need all the help I can get in the kitchen, and this meat thermometer (which works with all kinds of meats, from beef to poultry to fish and other game) makes things pretty much foolproof. Just choose your settings via the app, and it removes the guesswork for you — a great gift for grillers or, if you’re like me, cooking novices. — E.L.L.
To say I’m obsessed with the Tidbyt would be an extreme understatement. This smart display has totally transformed my kitchen, cueing me in on things like the weather, sports scores, social media updates, and news headlines in real time. Beyond that, it has a ton of fun apps for display, like customizable message boards, photos, cat meme reels, and everything in between. It’s totally transformed my space by never letting me miss a beat — all without having to reach for your phone. It’s also been a total conversation starter. If I only had a dollar for every time someone walked into my kitchen and said, “WOAH, what is this!? I need one…” — Joana Mascioli, Deputy Editor, Reviews
The Glider Magnetic Window Cleaner
I said goodbye to dirty windows for good, all with this powerful magnetic window cleaner. The unique cleaning tool allows me to clean both sides of my windows with a hefty amount of cleaning solution. After wiping away all the grime, you can opt for a final polish with the included microfiber towels to take care of any leftover dirt or cleaning solution. After using this magnetic gadget on your windows, you won’t even realize there’s any glass separating you from the outside world. — J.M.
Cloud Memory Foam Pillow
With Saatva’s Cloud Memory Foam pillow, I feel like I’m staying at a five-star hotel every time I hit the hay. Made from gel-infused memory foam and latex, this luxurious pillow contours to support your head and shoulders while still providing that buoyant, cloud-like feel. The temperature-neutral pillow covers all the bases with a machine-washable knit cover. — J.M.
National Parks Soap Collection
Aside from how much I love these scents, this hand soap collection is a win-win for both the environment and my wallet. It comes with a reusable soap dispenser and a reusable tin, along with four delightful scents that are made with clean ingredients. Best of all, purchasing this National Parks Collection will help limit the amount of single-use plastic waste you produce, and $1 will go toward preserving our parks. — Erica Murphy, Senior Director, SEO & Content, Reviews
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Baby carriers are all pretty similar, but every so often, there’s an innovation. The Wild Bird introduces larger sizing for taller and broader parents like myself. It’s comfortable, breathable, and sized for everyone. That’s such a rarity. Plus, it comes in the cutest colors. — C.B.
Cheeky Chompers is a drool bib with a silicone teether sewn onto the bottom, killing two messy birds with one stone: keeping the teething drooly baby clean and giving them a clean place to chew. It’s also worn as a neckerchief, which prevents it from falling on the floor, making it a win-win for babies and parents. — C.B.
The Dog-E toy is really something special. It’s a completely customizable toy robot dog with the ability to play tug of war, interact with your kids, and even spell out words and phrases with its tail. The best part? It’s entirely app-controlled and easy for kids to use. The eyes and nose light up as little stars and a heart, and every dog is completely unique when you turn it on, though again, it’s completely customizable, and our testers loved changing its look. — C.B.
Trivial Pursuit Generations
Those who love a good trivia night will love Trivial Pursuit. In this iteration, you can choose which generation you want to play as, from Gen Z to the Greatest Generation. This decision informs which questions you’ll be asked and allows all players to answer trivia better suited to them. And with 1,500 questions to pull from, your knowledge is sure to be tested (and you might even learn some stuff along the way!). — M.W.
Hi Barbie! Hi Ken! Part Dreamhouse, part Mojo Dojo Casa House, the 2023 Dreamhouse looks like it was plucked straight from the movie set. It has everything you want in a playhouse and more, and every little kid who loved the film will be clamoring for this dreamhouse. Plus, it’s almost completely assembled in the box! — C.B.
Code and Control Dino Robot
Thames and Kosmos Dinosaur Robot is made with dino-loving kids and adults in mind. It’s a simple robot with complex learning capabilities. Kids 8 and up can build this and play with it for hours. It has a handheld controller that’s easy to operate, and honestly, it’s as much fun for mom as it is for your kids. — C.B.
The Lego Batcave is beyond bananas (in the best way possible). Yes, it’s a hard build — but it’s also one of the most rewarding Lego sets we’ve ever gotten our hands on. It’s a giant set with clear instructions, and all Lego and DC enthusiasts will love every minute of completion. — C.B.
The Larktale Sprout is a wagon stroller like no other. It’s the first single-to-double wagon stroller with two seats, each with a five-point harness. It is car seat adaptable, has extra cargo space in the back of the stroller, and it’s lighter than others in the category, and it folds up more neatly. It’s really cool all the way around and is easily one of our favorite strollers of the year. — C.B.
The Beaba BabyCook Neo is the quickest baby food maker on the market. Go from raw food to puree in 20 minutes. Basically, you can throw veg, meat, and seasonings in the Neo, and by the time you’re done setting the table for the rest of the family, your baby’s food is done. — C.B.
Air Mesh Diaper Backpack
There is a reason why everyone across the internet has been going bonkers for this chic diaper bag since its release. Newly available in their signature Air Mesh fabric, Dagne Dover’s diaper bag is lined with endless pockets and sleeves, allowing you to seamlessly carry all of your tot’s essentials — from extra diapers to their beloved tablet — without making the bag overly bulky. We’ve tested a ton of diaper bags, and this one remains our all-time favorite. — J.M.
The Newton Bassinet is not only really handsome, but it’s also incredibly breathable. Newton already makes one of the most breathable baby mattresses on the market, and they took that technology and applied it to a bassinet. It’s easy to assemble, easy to clean, and really solid — making it the perfect place to rest your baby. — C.B.
The Willow S by Britax is the first car seat to have the Britax clicktight technology that lets you know your baby is in and safe. It’s also entirely machine washable and dryable, which very few car seats can boast. The installation is easy, and while it’s on the heavier side, that weight is because of the rebound stability bar, which makes it that much safer in the event of a collision. — C.B.
The Backyard Discovery Sterling swing set was by far the best swingset I’ve tested in years. It has a slide, climbing wall, and four different types of swings. Our testers love the open area below the play house, putting a sandbox right there, but other families have added gardens or tables. It’s solid cedar, so it’s built to last, and the delivery is so prompt. — C.B.
Tweens and teen boys smell awful — it’s a simple fact. It turns out that Julie Bowen (a mom on Modern Family and IRL) wanted to do something about that, so she founded JB Skrub, which includes the JB Skrub body wash that’s ph balanced to help de-funk your child. It’s not deodorant — they still very much need that, but it helps. It also helps prevent body acne. — C.B.
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Lip Sleeping Mask in Lemon Swirl
Laneige makes the GOAT lip hydrator, and with the impending fall and winter season ahead of us, I’ll be slathering on their limited-edition lemonade flavor to help moisturize and plump my pout. It smells like a homemade glass of sweet strawberry lemonade and contains a trifecta of impressive, derm-loved ingredients for optimal lip help. Vitamin C boosts collagen production, hyaluronic acid retains water and makes the lips look plump, and antioxidants protect the lips from environmental damage. — N.S.
Face Renovation Device
NYC’s favorite brow master launched a compact skincare device that sends small microcurrent pulses of electricity through the face to help promote collagen production for a lifted anti-aging effect. It works in as little as 10 minutes and can be used up to five times weekly for optimal anti-aging results. — N.S.
This all-natural brand was created by a breast cancer survivor and does not compromise whatsoever on quality and the feeling of romance we all want to enjoy with beauty products. Not only does this award-winning, non-chalky deodorant skip out on aluminum to protect our lymph system, but it also offers the benefits of magnesium in a manner that’s better and quicker absorbed by the body. – E.L.L.
Active Blast Concentrated Collagen Daily Treatment
The cult-fave FaceGym facial workout just found the perfect at-home complement in the Active Blast Concentrated Collagen treatment. The 28-day bundle of dehydrated collagen spheres pretty much revolutionizes your skin from the inside out. They say collagen decreases at a rate of 1% a year (and accelerates around and during menopause), and I, for one, will go down fighting! This makes said fight quicker and more efficient; brighter, smoother skin awaits you in as little as 7 days. Oh, and the little spheres are so handy to travel with, so that’s that. – E.L.L.
Matrixyl 3000 Collagen Boosting Serum
I will never gatekeep a fab K-beauty find, and Depology’s Matrixyl 3000 serum is pretty up there when it comes to game-changing status. Chock-full of plumping and hydrating peptides, vitamins, and hyaluronic acid, it’s a reasonably affordable take on high-end serums. Its slightly thicker consistency makes it best for evening use, but the glow is undeniable. – E.L.L.
SPF Bestsellers Kit
I use Supergoop! PLAY Everyday lotion almost every day, and this kit saved me the hassle of transferring (and risk losing) product to a travel-sized bottle for my trip to Florida in May. The kit features a trio of Supergoop! SPF bestsellers in travel-friendly sizes alongside a bright yellow case. The PLAY Everyday is the same reliable formula as the full-size, the Unseen Sunscreen doesn’t leave behind a pesky white cast, and the Glowscreen Sunrise comes in handy on days that are too hot to wear a full face of makeup. It’s a must-have when I travel now. – E.N.
Red light therapy devices are having a major moment. After recently hitting a milestone age, the non-invasive treatments have popped back up on my radar because red light is an excellent, NASA-approved way to reduce wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots. Red light therapy can also help improve sun-damaged skin, improve scars, and even treat skin conditions such as eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis. Since our hands show early signs of aging and are a neglected part of our body, I wanted to highlight this epic red light therapy device that fits like a mitten. Not only is the gold-tone jewelry detailing absolutely stunning, but the glam-looking beauty tool is functional. The lightweight, flexible silicone base works in just 10 minutes, but results will be way more noticeable with regular use, aka 3-5 times per week for at least 1 month. — N.S.
Rhinestone Claw Clip
You wouldn’t be wrong for thinking that part of why we like this claw clip is for the cute pink rhinestone Barbie logo adorning the sides. What can we say — it’s the year of Barbie! But the reason we keep wearing it is because of how securely the claw clip sits in our hair. Some claw clips have a tendency to slip and cause us to redo our hair constantly. When we use this claw clip, though, we know that won’t be the case, and we love it for that. — M.W.
Safe to say, we’ve tested our fair share of Barbie-centric products this year. One of our favorites, though, is this pink-on-pink-on-pink shaving set from Athena Club. It definitely gives your bathroom a much-appreciated boost of Barbie while also making shaving way more fun than it has any right to be. The kit comes with a body wash you can lather on before you shave, a razor with a magnetic base you can stick onto your shower wall, and a lotion you can smooth on post-shave (or anytime, really). If the all-pink set is a bit too much for your aesthetic, though, you can pick up the Pool Party color scheme instead for Malibu Barbie vibes. — M.W.
Age-R Booster H
I included this in our roundup of best gifts for your bridesmaids, but honestly, this is one thing you’ll absolutely want to cop for yourself, too. Before blowing up on TikTok this year (and thus, now selling out on Amazon) via the queen of food-marketed beauty, Hailey Bieber, this was already an OG in K-beauty circles for its ability to increase product absorption by nearly 500%. Sorcery. — E.L.L.
Switch Kit Wave Trio Interchangeable Curling Iron
Why buy multiple hot tools to curl and wave your hair when you can purchase one iron with three interchangeable ceramic barrels from celeb stylist-loved brand T3? Like all T3 tools, The Switch Kit is white with pretty rose gold accents, but aesthetics aside, it boasts some impressive key specs, including a small, medium, and large barrel for creating laidback beach waves to big, bouncy curls without the risk of heat damage, static, or frizz. — N.S.
Pore Eclipse Mattifying + Blurring Setting Spray
As an oily skin beauty editor, I know what it’s like to have a lifetime of looking greasy no matter how much I primp and prep my complexion or try trendy face makeup. MILK Makeup’s latest setting spray is a game-changer, and everyone, especially my oily and combination girlies need a bottle of this magical mist. Lentil extract controls shine, while niacinamide and microspheres act as pore minimizers, and bakuchiol smoothes the skin texture. It’s like an IRL beauty filter, but it’s even better because it’s real! The alcohol-free spray lasts up to 16 hours, to boot! — N.S.
The Ultimate Detangling Brush x Barbie
Tangle Teezer makes one of the best hairbrushes in the game, and their hot pink Barbie collaboration is no exception. This affordable hairbrush can be used wet or dry to detangle hair before styling without any breaking or tear-inducing knots. Whenever I use a hair mask, I’ll run this comb through my strands to help evenly distribute the conditioner from roots to tips. I equally enjoy using it dry for daily brushing and touchups. Notably, it features two-tiered teeth that flex over knots. At only $16, you simply can’t go wrong treating yourself and your hair-obsessed Leo best friend to this fun Barbiecore collab. — N.S.
EraZit Magnesium Microneedle Patch
In the great big world of pimple patches, this one is seriously cool—and effective. It has itty bitty magnesium microneedles in it, which you’ll feel a little bit but aren’t painful. These are made to tackle those deep, frustrating zits, and in my experience with them, they definitely do help reduce stubborn, painful pimples without irritating my sensitive skin. — M.W.
The Evergreen Eye Cream
Guys need a proper skincare routine, too. With this simple, lightweight eye cream, your favorite dude will fade his dark circles and minimize lines and wrinkles. This gentle grooming essential is free of allergens that could irritate contact lens wearers. Instead, it relies on science-backed ingredients, such as humectants and emollients, like glycerin, glycols, and squalane, to moisturize his delicate under-eye area. Even better? The Evergreen Eye Cream contains ingredients inspired by its namesake, such as pinus strobus and albizia julibrissin bark extracts to depuff and brighten tired eyes. Consider this an eye cream so good you’ll want to grab one for yourself too. — N.S.
Argan Oil for Hair
Hairstylists and our readers can’t get enough of argan oil. The warm and woody ingredient moisturizes your scalp and strands, leaves behind a desirable shine, and helps protect them from daily damage. This lightweight treatment is also infused with vitamin E, which is rich in antioxidants and promotes hair growth (no patches and bald spots here!). Rounding out the organic hair treatment is hydrolyzed keratin protein, another hairstylist-loved ingredient that helps restore hair for additional shine and strength. — N.S.
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Wide-Mouth Sustain Water Bottle
Nalgene’s 2023 Monochrome collection is about as chic as it can get when it comes to your regular plastic water bottle. It’s also made from 50% waste plastic by using new recycling technology that transforms plastic destined for landfills into high-performance BPA/BPS-free bottles. — E.L.L.
We’re no strangers to the cozy offerings at Parachute, and its new towels are made of a comfy and absorbent blend of organic cotton, Tencel, and linen — but without the bulk. Win-win! — E.L.L.
SLK Halo Control XL Pickleball Paddle
Using this lightweight pickleball paddle literally changed the game for me. It’s made from carbon fiber, it features a faux leather grip and elongated handle for a well-balanced design. Perfect for beginners and professionals alike, this paddle offers serious control for optimized performance. — J.M.
Hamptons Pickleball Bag
Pickleball is certainly having a moment this year, and this duffel-style pickleball bag makes enjoying the game that much better. It offers the luxury of a timeless silhouette with the combined convenience of many compartments and pockets. A big reason we love this bag? It’s extra roomy. The exterior can fit two paddles and has so much room left over for storing clothes, water, and other goodies. — J.M.
NX9 Golf Rangefinder
Precision Pro’s NX9 Golf Rangefinder is the ultimate accesory for precisely locating distances within a whopping 900-yard capacity. The shock-proof laser golf rangefinder is accurate within one yard and has a built-in magnetic cart mount for easy accessibility. — J.M.
Pepper Pong Game
If you and your pals love pickleball and table games, this is the ultimate game for you. Similar to pickleball, but miniature and on a table, Pepper Pong offers up some seriously portable fun that you can bring to any party. — J.M.
Treadmill desks offer versatile solutions to lack of movement for employees bound to a desk during office hours. We’ve tested a ton of treadmill desks, and what makes this commercial-grade treadmill stand out from the rest is that it’s wider and shorter than most — which allows you to get the most functionality of at-desk use. The silent motor will not overpower meetings and is the perfect way to optimize times when you would typically be inactive. — J.M.
Our campfire sessions feel like we’re just hanging on the couch at home with REI Co-op’s Skyward Chair. The X-Web technology uses mesh webbing to evenly distribute weight for comfy lounging. Collapsible for easy transportation and durable for weather exposure, this chair will have you covered for all outdoor hangs to come. — J.M.
Once we slipped on a pair of Hoka’s, all the other sneakers I had in my closet were officially deemed unworthy. This pair is specifically designed for hitting the trails, offering an enhanced grip, a lightweight midsole, and a double-layer jacquard mesh. The Hoka Speedgoat 5’s checks off all the boxes for traction, breathability, and durability, bringing the perfect balance of structure and support needed for hiking. — J.M.
Alo Yoga’s Yoga Strap allows me to stay aligned and supported as I twist and turn on my yoga mat. The loop ends are adjustable, allowing me to target stretches and poses I need some help reaching. The straps are a great support system for maintaining the correct posture throughout the position. Plus, it doubles as a mat strap for hands-free carrying. — J.M.
Watch Ultra 2
Whether you keep things indoors or like to take the adventure outside, Apple’s rugged smartwatch gives me insights on activities to help create and maintain healthy habits in my everyday life. Perfect for all athletes, the Apple Watch Ultra 2 maps your routes, monitors your heart rate, and will automatically connect you with emergency services in the case of a fall or car crash. If you’re looking for all the essential functions of a fitness tracker plus a little extra, this watch tracks it all. — J.M.
Nanoloft Flame Blanket
With insulation made entirely from post-consumer recycled material, this travel-sized blanket is our go-to for every camping trip or bonfire we embark on. The durable exterior is fire-, stain-, and water-resistant, while the inside feels as luxurious and warm as down insulation. You will feel safe and warm with this lightweight camping blanket. — J.M.
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