April's Top Beauty Buys
Subtly scented body creams, a handy tool to save your manicures, a face serum that does double duty and more.
dream creams
Dream Creams
To wake up with the softest arms and legs, treat yourself before bed to a few dollops of this super-rich cream infused with avocado oil, shea butter, elder flower, and aloe. Choose from among 12 exquisite scents, including fresh True Vanilla, clean Willow & Water, and subtly sweet Honeycomb.

(Library of Flowers Parfum Crema, $22 each;
Nexxus Conditioner
Hair Product of the Month
Why We Love It: This citrus-scented conditioner is free of the silicones that can weigh down fine hair. Instead, it uses coconut oil, vitamin E, and panthenol to soften and smooth, and sea salt to boost volume.

The Result: A bouncy, frizz-free style.

(Nexxus Hydra-Light Weightless Moisture Conditioner, $16; drugstores)
polish remover
Manicure Saver
You know how tricky it is to remove the smudged polish from one nail without mucking up all the others? Well, so does Cutex. They came up with this nifty rubber doodad ($2.50 for three; to solve the problem. It holds the remover-soaked cotton ball so you never actually have to touch it. Isn't that handy?
Twice as Nice
One pump of the new Clarins Double Serum ($85; gives you two synergistic formulas that don't mix until dispensed, to guarantee that all ingredients remain active and stable. The serum both hydrates (with hyaluronic acid and vitamin E) and protects (with antioxidant green tea and quinoa extract), without leaving any sticky residue. One easy step to flawless skin!
derma topix
I Can't Live Without My...
Derma Topix Intensive Hand Cream ($14.50;

"It's the best hand cream, bar none. I wash my hands all day long while seeing patients, and this cream leaves my skin with a silky finish that lasts through multiple washings. Luckily, it comes in a three-ounce tube that I can take on the plane—because I never leave home without it." — New York City dermatologist Heidi Waldorf, MD
Flush With Power
I'm already hoarding a makeup bag full of several shades of my favorite blush, Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips & Cheeks (just in case she ever decides to stop making them), but this month I'll happily buy a few more. That's because 100 percent of every sale of the limited edition Pretty Powerful Pot Rouge in Pretty Powerful Pink ($25; will support organizations that help provide women and girls with education opportunities, job skills, and work experience. Here's to rosy futures all around! — Val Monroe, O's Beauty Director
Terveer perfume
Spring Fever
Are you as impatient as I am for spring's glorious debut? When the weather isn't cooperating, I heat things up with a floral fragrance—like the new Terveer Perfume Oil in Gardenia ($185 for case and vial;, a bouquet of gardenia blossom, sparkling clementine, sweet tuberose, and plumeria. The rollerball applicator makes it a cinch to apply sparingly, though you won't need to: The scent is surprisingly subtle and delicate. — Val Monroe, O's Beauty Director

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