Meet our 2020 Beauty Awards winners—and your new spring must-haves
Ahh, we're beyond thrilled to welcome spring into our hearts (and, yeah, hair). Here are all of our faves for silky strands, clear skin, perfect manis and more. Read up and shop the guide below...
THE BEAUTY BREAKDOWN: Let's get real for a sec: Shaving with razors isn't exactly cinchy. Clio's Palmperfect electric shaver takes smoothing legs, underarms, bikini line (or pretty much anywhere) from stressful to simple.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Goodbye, nicks and cuts. The Palmperfect is *exactly* what you need if you want totally smooth skin, trust. Plus, it's USB rechargeable and can be used wet *or* dry. Genius.
Clio Palmperfect, $9, cliostyle.com
THE BEAUTY BREAKDOWN: You're too smart to spend hours in the sun without a hat (and loads of SPF, natch). That's why this DIY hair lightener is the perfect solution for creating the sun-kissed strands you seek...without harmful rays.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Just spray, leave in and get going with your day—ombre hues and beachy waves await. Sun In works *just* how you want it to, plus leaves hair healthy and highlighted all summer long.
Sun In Hair Lightener, $4, sun-in.com
THE BEAUTY BREAKDOWN: Need unclogged pores and clear skin, stat? ZapZyt manages to be super effective without irritating your complexion. With only five ingredients and a dermatologist-recommended, max-strength formula, it's the solution to reach for when pesky pimples pop into your life.
WHY WE LOVE IT: ZapZyt helps you say goodbye to breakouts in as little as five hours—perfect for when you spot a blackhead or blemish just before the big dance.
ZapZyt Acne Treatment Gel, $5, zapzyt.com
THE BEAUTY BREAKDOWN: With patented technology designed to lock in color and shine, this polish gives you a fab mani-pedi in minutes. It's a base coat, top coat and color all wrapped into one—with 16 gorgeous shades to match *any* mood. Fresh nails in a flash? Yes, please.
WHY WE LOVE IT: You're busy, we get it. That's why you need a polish that matches your fast pace—and this is it, girl. It's easy to apply and quick to dry, so you can switch up your springtime mani-pedi in no time flat.
L.A. Colors Quick Color Nail Polish, $3, lacolors.com
THE BEAUTY BREAKDOWN: Whether you can't part with your flat iron or you love to keep things all natural, your hair will *def* thank you for this undeniably fab deep treatment. Apply to dry hair or after heat styling to keep locks lush.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Enriched with argan and macademia oils, this product gives top-notch treatment—especially when you need a rescue from too much heat styling. Because your hair deserves self-care, too, bb.
Kinky-Curly Stellar Strands, $13, kinky-curly.com
THE BEAUTY BREAKDOWN: Raise your hand if you dread taking out your ponytail/washing your hair/sleeping all night only to find a total mess of tangles. Oh, everyone? That's what we thought. Say hello to your new brush bestie: With a unique, flexible finger design and ionic bristles, this paddle slips through snarls. Goodbye, knotty nightmares!
WHY WE LOVE IT: The special tines mean you can gently untangle knots and smooth your hair cuticles without pulling and tugging (rejoice, sensitive scalps!) or creating any damage (aka the better your hair will look).
KareCo Tangle Buster Brush, $13, kareco.com
THE BEAUTY BREAKDOWN: The only thing worse than acne? Bacne (and its cousin, chestne). Say a swift goodbye to body (and face) breakouts with this acne wash, named #1 in the United States. It gets rid of blackheads and prevents new ones—can we say yas?!
WHY WE LOVE IT: It's a fact: Sweat can lead to rough, bumpy skin. Keep up on the tennis court or while dashing around the track (you got this, girl) and ditch the irritation and blemishes by making this acne wash your shower staple.
PanOxyl 10% Acne Foaming Wash, $12, panoxyl.com
THE BEAUTY BREAKDOWN: It's time to get glowing, girl—because dull, dry skin was *never* your thing. This adorbs oil- and shine-free watermelon gel moisturizer gives your face a radiant refresh. It's lightweight, works for any skin type and feels super summery.
WHY WE LOVE IT: When your days are filled with sun and fun, it's extra important to keep your skin hydrated with a moisturizer that won't lead to breakouts. And did we mention it smells like watermelons? Yum!
Clean & Clear Watermelon Gel Moisturizer, $6, target.com
THE BEAUTY BREAKDOWN: Yeah, soccer practice can get you swampy, but did you know girls can sweat on average 30 times (yes, 30 times!) more than normal when they're stressed (cue that tricky pop quiz) or nervous (OMG, your crush just said "hey")? That's why you need a deo that won't fail you when sitches (and your underarms) get sticky.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Finally, a natural deodorant that isn't the pits. TBH Kids Deodorant is effective (bye, wetness and odor), safe (it's completely natural and free of aluminum, harsh chemicals and parabens) and works great (even on your stressiest days!).
TBH Kids Deodorant, $8, tbhkids.com
Which of these products are you reaching for next? Share in the comments!
Slider photo from GL's April/May 2019 beauty editorial, "Spring Flings," photographed by Sean Scheidt.