The 26 Best Beauty Products We Shopped At Target In 2019

aimee simeon

No matter how many times we told ourselves that we'd cut back on certain things this year, we just haven't been able to reduce the amount of our time spent in Target. It's hard enough to make it past the conveniently-placed one-dollar section without buying old Halloween candy and Christmas decor we don't need: With the amount of fantastic beauty loot that hit the shelves this year, it's also been impossible to not fall in love with new products.

Of all the items on our never-ending stack of Target receipts at the bottom of our purse, many of them were worth a winning spot in our 2019 Beauty Innovator Awards. Ahead, shop our favorite Target beauty finds from this year, from a pH-balancing moisturizer to a hair gloss that rivals an in-salon treatment.

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<h2>Sailor by Captain B. Gentle Tides Cleansing Oil</h2> <br>Double cleansing will feel a lot less daunting when it's done with this liquid, which has sunflower and camellia seed oils to melt away makeup and soothe your skin. <br><br><strong>Sailor by Captain B.</strong> Sailor by Captain B. Gentle Tides Cleansing Oil, $, available at <a href="https://www.target.com/p/sailor-by-captain-b-gentle-tides-cleansing-oil-4-fl-oz/-/A-75561961" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Target" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Target</a><br>

Sailor by Captain B. Gentle Tides Cleansing Oil


Double cleansing will feel a lot less daunting when it's done with this liquid, which has sunflower and camellia seed oils to melt away makeup and soothe your skin.

Sailor by Captain B. Sailor by Captain B. Gentle Tides Cleansing Oil, $, available at Target
<h2>Kristin Ess In-Shower Gloss</h2> <br>Changing your hair color is cute, but upkeep is expensive. To save a few coins, pick up a few boxes of this in-shower gloss and stash them away for when your hair color looks dull. By the time you perform your in-shower rendition to Lizzo's <em>Truth Hurts, </em>your hair will look like you just left the salon chair.<br><br><strong>Kristin Ess</strong> In-Shower Gloss, $, available at <a href="https://www.target.com/p/kristin-ess-hair-signature-gloss-temporary-hair-color-crystal-quartz/-/A-75564250#locklink" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Target" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Target</a><br>

Kristin Ess In-Shower Gloss


Changing your hair color is cute, but upkeep is expensive. To save a few coins, pick up a few boxes of this in-shower gloss and stash them away for when your hair color looks dull. By the time you perform your in-shower rendition to Lizzo's Truth Hurts, your hair will look like you just left the salon chair.

Kristin Ess In-Shower Gloss, $, available at Target
<h2>Secret Aluminum-Free Deodorant</h2> <br>This Secret solid is free of aluminum and full of rosewater to protect your pits from odor without irritating them.<br><br><strong>Secret</strong> Aluminum-Free Deodorant, $, available at <a href="https://www.target.com/p/secret-aluminum-free-rosewater-deodorant-2-4oz/-/A-75566698#locklink" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Target" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Target</a><br>

Secret Aluminum-Free Deodorant


This Secret solid is free of aluminum and full of rosewater to protect your pits from odor without irritating them.

Secret Aluminum-Free Deodorant, $, available at Target
<h2>Pixi In-Shower Steam Facial<br></h2> <br>All you need is a steaming hot shower and this jelly-like face mask for newborn baby-soft skin.<br><br><strong>Pixi</strong> In-Shower Steam Facial, $, available at <a href="https://www.target.com/p/pixi-by-petra-in-shower-steam-facial-4-57-fl-oz/-/A-53752710#locklink" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Target" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Target</a><br>

Pixi In-Shower Steam Facial


All you need is a steaming hot shower and this jelly-like face mask for newborn baby-soft skin.

Pixi In-Shower Steam Facial, $, available at Target
<h2>Welly Face Saver Clear Spot Bandages</h2> <br>Keep this teeny pink tin full of hydrocolloid patches in your purse for when you need to end a pimple, fast.<br><br><strong>Welly</strong> Face Saver Clear Spot Bandages, $, available at <a href="https://www.target.com/p/welly-face-saver-clear-spot-bandages-36ct/-/A-76151990#locklink" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Target" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Target</a><br>

Welly Face Saver Clear Spot Bandages


Keep this teeny pink tin full of hydrocolloid patches in your purse for when you need to end a pimple, fast.

Welly Face Saver Clear Spot Bandages, $, available at Target
<h2>Maybelline SuperStay Ink Crayon<br></h2> <br>The stick version of Maybelline's cult-favorite formula makes it even easier to color in the lines without waiting for your lips to dry before diving into a cup of coffee.<br><br><strong>Maybelline</strong> Maybelline SuperStay Ink Crayon Lipstick - 0.04oz, $, available at <a href="https://www.target.com/p/maybelline-superstay-ink-crayon-lipstick-0-04oz/-/A-76581433#locklink" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Target" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Target</a><br>

Maybelline SuperStay Ink Crayon


The stick version of Maybelline's cult-favorite formula makes it even easier to color in the lines without waiting for your lips to dry before diving into a cup of coffee.

Maybelline Maybelline SuperStay Ink Crayon Lipstick - 0.04oz, $, available at Target
<h2>L'Oreal Paris Infallible Full Wear Concealer</h2> <br>For $13, this tube will give you high-impact full coverage that'll look like you spent a fortune copying an Instagram influencer's intricate contour routine. <br><br><strong>L'Oreal Paris</strong> L'Oreal Paris Infallible Full Wear Concealer Waterproof Full Coverage - 0.33 fl oz, $, available at <a href="https://www.target.com/p/l-oreal-paris-infallible-full-wear-concealer-343-cedar-1-fl-oz/-/A-75563617?ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=google_pla_df&fndsrc=tgtao&CPNG=PLA_Beauty%2BPersonal+Care%2BShopping_Brand&adgroup=SC_Health%2BBeauty&LID=700000001170770pgs&network=g&device=c&location=9067609&ds_rl=1246978&ds_rl=1247077&ds_rl=1246978&gclid=Cj0KCQiAn8nuBRCzARIsAJcdIfM0Zf1oA6KhDZ90aQKkQ8AFNLDQRnv1d53x0XzKo7QNn48Mhf1yjVwaAhshEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds#locklink" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Target" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Target</a><br>

L'Oreal Paris Infallible Full Wear Concealer


For $13, this tube will give you high-impact full coverage that'll look like you spent a fortune copying an Instagram influencer's intricate contour routine.

L'Oreal Paris L'Oreal Paris Infallible Full Wear Concealer Waterproof Full Coverage - 0.33 fl oz, $, available at Target
<h2>NYX Professional Makeup Fill & Fluff Eyebrow Pomade Pencil</h2> <br>For a feathery finish, use this pencil, which has a waxy formula on one side and a paddle brush on the other. The slanted tip will correctly define your arch, while the flat-tipped brush will buff out the color and make each hair look fuller.<br><h2><br></h2><br><br><strong>NYX Professional Makeup</strong> Fill & Fluff Eyebrow Pomade Pencil, $, available at <a href="https://www.target.com/p/fill-fluff-eyebrow-pomade-pencil-espresso-0-007oz/-/A-76374268?ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=google_pla_df&fndsrc=tgtao&CPNG=PLA_Beauty%2BPersonal+Care%2BShopping_Brand&adgroup=SC_Health%2BBeauty&LID=700000001170770pgs&network=g&device=c&location=9067609&ds_rl=1246978&ds_rl=1247077&ds_rl=1246978&gclid=CjwKCAiAws7uBRAkEiwAMlbZjmWyOErOghROQ-Ixcq0d-4SBRXrgzOdG7SNlMCBIUxX6GThOG7Mw8hoCxrYQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds#locklink" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Target" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Target</a><br><br>

NYX Professional Makeup Fill & Fluff Eyebrow Pomade Pencil


For a feathery finish, use this pencil, which has a waxy formula on one side and a paddle brush on the other. The slanted tip will correctly define your arch, while the flat-tipped brush will buff out the color and make each hair look fuller.




NYX Professional Makeup Fill & Fluff Eyebrow Pomade Pencil, $, available at Target

<h2>La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Eyes<br></h2>Spring water and niacinamide are the key players in this all-star eye cream, which is like a surge of moisture for super-dry skin. <br> <br> <strong>La Roche-Posay</strong> La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Eye Cream Soothing Moisturizer For Sensitive Skin - 0.67 fl oz, $, available at <a href="https://www.target.com/p/la-roche-posay-toleriane-ultra-eye-cream-soothing-moisturizer-for-sensitive-skin-0-67-fl-oz/-/A-75562167#locklink" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Target" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Target</a>

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Eyes

Spring water and niacinamide are the key players in this all-star eye cream, which is like a surge of moisture for super-dry skin.

La Roche-Posay La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Eye Cream Soothing Moisturizer For Sensitive Skin - 0.67 fl oz, $, available at Target
<h2>La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Mineral Sunscreen - Gentle Lotion<br></h2>We typically wouldn't recommend using your body lotion on your face, but you get a pass if you're using this sunscreen. The mineral formula has SPF 50 protection and antioxidants to shield your skin, and unlike other mineral formulas, you don't have to worry about looking like a chalkboard after using this. <br> <br> <strong>La Roche-Posay</strong> Mineral Sunscreen Body And Face Sunscreen Lotion, $, available at <a href="https://www.target.com/p/la-roche-posay-anthelios-mineral-sunscreen-body-and-face-sunscreen-lotion-spf-50-4-0-fl-oz/-/A-75562166" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Target" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Target</a>

La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Mineral Sunscreen - Gentle Lotion

We typically wouldn't recommend using your body lotion on your face, but you get a pass if you're using this sunscreen. The mineral formula has SPF 50 protection and antioxidants to shield your skin, and unlike other mineral formulas, you don't have to worry about looking like a chalkboard after using this.

La Roche-Posay Mineral Sunscreen Body And Face Sunscreen Lotion, $, available at Target
<h2>Coppertone Glow With Shimmer Sunscreen Lotion </h2> <br>Sunscreen is usually the least sexy part of our beauty routine, but this Coppertone formula changed that thanks to its ability to protect skin with SPF 30 and a handful of shimmer on the side.<br><br><strong>Coppertone</strong> Coppertone Glow With Shimmer Sunscreen Lotion, $, available at <a href="https://www.target.com/p/coppertone-glow-with-shimmer-sunscreen-lotion-spf-50-5-fl-oz/-/A-75664737?ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=google_pla_df&fndsrc=tgtao&CPNG=PLA_Beauty%2BPersonal+Care%2BShopping_Local&adgroup=SC_Health%2BBeauty&LID=700000001170770pgs&network=g&device=c&location=9067609&ds_rl=1246978&ds_rl=1247077&ds_rl=1246978&gclid=CjwKCAiAws7uBRAkEiwAMlbZji5o5MBUtnmpYTKMqSmqZ1KhZIsQLmImiWMkbOzAO7I6Xt8ljO8fcRoCf7YQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds#locklink" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Target" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Target</a><br>

Coppertone Glow With Shimmer Sunscreen Lotion


Sunscreen is usually the least sexy part of our beauty routine, but this Coppertone formula changed that thanks to its ability to protect skin with SPF 30 and a handful of shimmer on the side.

Coppertone Coppertone Glow With Shimmer Sunscreen Lotion, $, available at Target
<h2>Garnier Whole Blends 10-in-1 Miracle Nectar Leave-In Treatment</h2> <br>Most leave-in products are glorified detanglers, but this one — which is packed with honey extracts to strengthen, reduce frizz, and protect your strands from heat — <em>actually </em>does the work.<br><br><strong>Garnier</strong> Garnier Whole Blends Miracle Nectar Repairing Leave-In, $, available at <a href="https://www.target.com/p/garnier-whole-blends-miracle-nectar-repairing-leave-in-5-fl-oz/-/A-75560982#locklink" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Target" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Target</a><br>

Garnier Whole Blends 10-in-1 Miracle Nectar Leave-In Treatment


Most leave-in products are glorified detanglers, but this one — which is packed with honey extracts to strengthen, reduce frizz, and protect your strands from heat — actually does the work.

Garnier Garnier Whole Blends Miracle Nectar Repairing Leave-In, $, available at Target
<h2>L'Oreal Paris Unlimited Length and Lift Mascara</h2> <br>Mixing mascaras to get the perfect volume and length takes up a lot more time than we're willing to admit. Luckily, this new formula exists, with a multifunctional wand which can be used in two ways: straight for length, and bent to add curl for a customizable result. <br><br><strong>L'Oreal Paris</strong> L'Oreal Paris Unlimited Washable Mascara, $, available at <a href="https://www.target.com/p/l-oreal-paris-unlimited-washable-mascara-0-24-fl-oz/-/A-53742269?preselect=75563624#lnk=sametab#locklink" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Target" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Target</a><br>

L'Oreal Paris Unlimited Length and Lift Mascara


Mixing mascaras to get the perfect volume and length takes up a lot more time than we're willing to admit. Luckily, this new formula exists, with a multifunctional wand which can be used in two ways: straight for length, and bent to add curl for a customizable result.

L'Oreal Paris L'Oreal Paris Unlimited Washable Mascara, $, available at Target
<h2>Pixi pHenomenal Gel</h2> <br>When your skin starts to show signs of all those times you fell asleep with leftover makeup, it's time to hit the reset button. This gel treatment will help you do just that, using horse chestnut to hydrate and soothe while citric acid keeps pores tight.<br><br><strong>Pixi</strong> pHenomenal Gel, $, available at <a href="https://www.target.com/p/pixi-by-petra-phenomenal-gel-1-70-fl-oz/-/A-53748199" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Target" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Target</a><br>

Pixi pHenomenal Gel


When your skin starts to show signs of all those times you fell asleep with leftover makeup, it's time to hit the reset button. This gel treatment will help you do just that, using horse chestnut to hydrate and soothe while citric acid keeps pores tight.

Pixi pHenomenal Gel, $, available at Target
<h2>Herbal Essences Birch Bark Extract Sulfate-Free Shampoo</h2> <br>Wash day with this shampoo will be the closest thing to the beach in your bathroom — except, unlike saltwater, one rinse with this will make your hair feel like the softest silk.<br><br><strong>Herbal Essences</strong> Herbal Essences Bio:Renew Birch Bark Extract Shampoo, $, available at <a href="https://www.target.com/p/herbal-essences-bio-renew-birch-bark-extract-shampoo-12-2-fl-oz/-/A-75563374" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Target" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Target</a><br>

Herbal Essences Birch Bark Extract Sulfate-Free Shampoo


Wash day with this shampoo will be the closest thing to the beach in your bathroom — except, unlike saltwater, one rinse with this will make your hair feel like the softest silk.

Herbal Essences Herbal Essences Bio:Renew Birch Bark Extract Shampoo, $, available at Target
<h2>Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Body Cream with Hyaluronic Acid<br></h2> <br>The benefits of hyaluronic acid aren't limited to the skin on your face: A few pumps of this body lotion containing the hydrating OG will also help your limbs level up to smooth dolphin status.<br><br><strong>Neutrogena</strong> Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Body Gel Cream with Hyaluronic Acid - 16oz, $, available at <a href="https://www.target.com/p/neutrogena-hydro-boost-hydrating-body-gel-cream-with-hyaluronic-acid-16oz/-/A-75558421#locklink" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Target" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Target</a><br>

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Body Cream with Hyaluronic Acid


The benefits of hyaluronic acid aren't limited to the skin on your face: A few pumps of this body lotion containing the hydrating OG will also help your limbs level up to smooth dolphin status.

Neutrogena Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Body Gel Cream with Hyaluronic Acid - 16oz, $, available at Target
<h2>Maybelline Super Stay Full Coverage Under-Eye Concealer</h2> <br>Much like the other Maybelline SuperStay formulas, this concealer won't feather off after a few hours of errands or meetings. A few dots are all you need to mask dark circles and blemishes, or you can layer in different shades to contour and highlight.<br><br><strong>Maybelline</strong> Maybelline Super Stay Full Coverage, Long Lasting Under, $, available at <a href="https://www.target.com/p/maybelline-super-stay-full-coverage-long-lasting-under-eye-concealer-0-23-fl-oz/-/A-76581435?preselect=76151478#lnk=sametab" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Target" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Target</a><br>

Maybelline Super Stay Full Coverage Under-Eye Concealer


Much like the other Maybelline SuperStay formulas, this concealer won't feather off after a few hours of errands or meetings. A few dots are all you need to mask dark circles and blemishes, or you can layer in different shades to contour and highlight.

Maybelline Maybelline Super Stay Full Coverage, Long Lasting Under, $, available at Target
<h2>NYX Professional Makeup Powder Puff Lippie Lip Cream<br></h2> <br>Somewhere in between potent pigment with a just-kissed finish lives this Powder Puff Lip Cream, which has a pillow-like applicator and a velvety texture.<br><br><strong>NYX Professional Makeup</strong> NYX Professional Makeup Powder Puff Lippie, $, available at <a href="https://www.target.com/p/nyx-professional-makeup-powder-puff-lippie/-/A-52528350?preselect=75560165#lnk=sametab#locklink" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Target" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Target</a><br>

NYX Professional Makeup Powder Puff Lippie Lip Cream


Somewhere in between potent pigment with a just-kissed finish lives this Powder Puff Lip Cream, which has a pillow-like applicator and a velvety texture.

NYX Professional Makeup NYX Professional Makeup Powder Puff Lippie, $, available at Target
<h2>Dove Concentrated Repair Crème Conditioner<br></h2> <br>We're guilty of not keeping up with deep-conditioning treatments regularly, but this nourishing conditioner takes some of the pressure off. The creamy formula adds slip and noticeable shine after every use on all hair types from straight to coily. Use it as your regular conditioner, and don't feel too bad about skipping a deep treatment now and then.<br><br><strong>Dove Beauty</strong> Dove Ultracare Crème Concentrated + Repair Conditioner, $, available at <a href="https://www.target.com/p/dove-ultracare-cr-232-me-concentrated-repair-conditioner-8oz/-/A-75561025#locklink" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Target" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Target</a><br>

Dove Concentrated Repair Crème Conditioner


We're guilty of not keeping up with deep-conditioning treatments regularly, but this nourishing conditioner takes some of the pressure off. The creamy formula adds slip and noticeable shine after every use on all hair types from straight to coily. Use it as your regular conditioner, and don't feel too bad about skipping a deep treatment now and then.

Dove Beauty Dove Ultracare Crème Concentrated + Repair Conditioner, $, available at Target
<h2>Garnier Fructis Sleek Shot In-Shower Styler</h2> <br>The easiest beauty cocktail you'll ever mix is equal parts shampoo and Garnier's Sleek Shot In-Shower Styler, which smooths frizz and adds shine before you even get out of the shower.<br><br><br><strong>Garnier</strong> Garnier Fructis Sleek Shot In-Shower Styler - 5.1 fl oz, $, available at <a href="https://www.target.com/p/garnier-fructis-sleek-shot-in-shower-styler-5-1-fl-oz/-/A-75561151#locklink" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Target" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Target</a><br><br>

Garnier Fructis Sleek Shot In-Shower Styler


The easiest beauty cocktail you'll ever mix is equal parts shampoo and Garnier's Sleek Shot In-Shower Styler, which smooths frizz and adds shine before you even get out of the shower.


Garnier Garnier Fructis Sleek Shot In-Shower Styler - 5.1 fl oz, $, available at Target

<h2>Pantene Pro-V Intense Rescue Shot Hair Ampoules</h2> <br>When split ends and frizz are screaming SOS, take one of these Pantene shots to the head (literally). The intensive repair treatment will help revive damaged strands and make dull hair feel new again.<br><br><strong>Pantene</strong> Pantene Pro-V Intense Rescue Shots Ampoules, $, available at <a href="https://www.target.com/p/pantene-pro-v-intense-rescue-shots-ampoules-hair-treatment-0-5-fl-oz/-/A-75660992#locklink" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Target" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Target</a><br>

Pantene Pro-V Intense Rescue Shot Hair Ampoules


When split ends and frizz are screaming SOS, take one of these Pantene shots to the head (literally). The intensive repair treatment will help revive damaged strands and make dull hair feel new again.

Pantene Pantene Pro-V Intense Rescue Shots Ampoules, $, available at Target
<h2>Head & Shoulders Royal Oils Instant Soothe Scalp Elixir<br></h2> <br>Whether you're rocking a week-old protective style or just have a sensitive scalp, keep this spray in your collection. When an annoying itch hits, spritz the peppermint and zinc-infused formula for instant relief.<br><br><strong>Head & Shoulders</strong> Head & Shoulders Royal Oils Instant Soothe Scalp Elixir, $, available at <a href="https://www.target.com/p/head-shoulders-royal-oils-instant-soothe-scalp-elixir-treatment-with-menthol-peppermint-oil-4-2-fl-oz/-/A-75562756#locklink" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Target" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Target</a><br>

Head & Shoulders Royal Oils Instant Soothe Scalp Elixir


Whether you're rocking a week-old protective style or just have a sensitive scalp, keep this spray in your collection. When an annoying itch hits, spritz the peppermint and zinc-infused formula for instant relief.

Head & Shoulders Head & Shoulders Royal Oils Instant Soothe Scalp Elixir, $, available at Target
<h2>Love Beauty And Planet Murumuru Butter & Rose Shampoo Bar<br></h2> <br>You'll be doing your hair (and the environment) a huge favor when you pick up this shampoo bar, which has murumuru butter, coconut oil, and rose to nourish and hydrate your strands. <br><br><strong>Love Beauty and Planet</strong> Love Beauty and Planet Muru Muru Shampoo Bar, $, available at <a href="https://www.target.com/p/love-beauty-and-planet-muru-muru-shampoo-bar-4oz/-/A-76307054" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Target" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Target</a><br>

Love Beauty And Planet Murumuru Butter & Rose Shampoo Bar


You'll be doing your hair (and the environment) a huge favor when you pick up this shampoo bar, which has murumuru butter, coconut oil, and rose to nourish and hydrate your strands.

Love Beauty and Planet Love Beauty and Planet Muru Muru Shampoo Bar, $, available at Target
<h2>Myro Deodorant</h2> <br><br>Clean ingredients, cute refillable packaging, and delicious — not obnoxious — scents make this environmentally-conscious deodorant the new cool kid on the block. <br><br><strong>Myro</strong> Deodorant, $, available at <a href="https://www.target.com/p/myro-big-dipper-deodorant-starter-kit-2oz/-/A-76160373" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Target" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Target</a><br><br>

Myro Deodorant



Clean ingredients, cute refillable packaging, and delicious — not obnoxious — scents make this environmentally-conscious deodorant the new cool kid on the block.

Myro Deodorant, $, available at Target

<strong><h2>Covergirl Exhibitionist Mascara</h2></strong> <br>Behold, a jet-black mascara that'll lift and plump your lashes in one coat and won't flake on you by lunchtime.<br><br><strong>COVERGIRL</strong> COVERGIRL Exhibitionist Mascara Midnight Black, $, available at <a href="https://www.target.com/p/covergirl-exhibitionist-mascara-midnight-black-0-14-fl-oz/-/A-76167579#locklink" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Target" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Target</a><br>

Covergirl Exhibitionist Mascara


Behold, a jet-black mascara that'll lift and plump your lashes in one coat and won't flake on you by lunchtime.

COVERGIRL COVERGIRL Exhibitionist Mascara Midnight Black, $, available at Target
<h2>Ethique Shampoo Bar<br></h2> <br>Step away from the shampoo bottles and stack up these bars instead. The pH-balanced blocks are made with coconut oil and cocoa butter to restore moisture into dry hair.<br><br><strong>Ethique</strong> Ethique Eco-Friendly Frizz Wrangler Shampoo Bar, $, available at <a href="https://www.target.com/p/ethique-eco-friendly-frizz-wrangler-shampoo-bar-for-normal-dry-hair-3-88oz/-/A-76439822#locklink" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Target" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Target</a><br>

Ethique Shampoo Bar


Step away from the shampoo bottles and stack up these bars instead. The pH-balanced blocks are made with coconut oil and cocoa butter to restore moisture into dry hair.

Ethique Ethique Eco-Friendly Frizz Wrangler Shampoo Bar, $, available at Target

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    Here at Refinery29, I’ve become the resident expert on underwear. How often should you change your skivvies? Should you wear panties to bed? I’m the go-to gal for these kinds of below-the-belt questions. But when my editors asked me to write about how often you need to replace your undies, I balked. I thought of my overcrowded lingerie drawer, stuffed to the brim with an assortment of thongs and boyshorts. While I bought some pairs more recently, probably half of them were paid for with coupons in college. I even have a few stray pairs from high school. (If you think I’m going to throw away the black and pink starred pair I wore before I lost my virginity, you don’t get me!) When I did a quick Google search for how often I should be replacing my underwear, I was dismayed to see that the first result was from a men’s fashion blog stating the “rule of thumb” was that you should refresh your supply of undergarments every six to 12 months. I shuddered and thought: Oh my god! Am I… gross? But luckily for my sense of self, I pushed further in my research, and got on the phone with Philip M. Tierno, Ph.D., professor of microbiology and pathology at the New York University School of Medicine, and author of the upcoming book, First, Wear A Face Mask: A Doctor’s Guide to Reducing Risk of Infection During the Pandemic and Beyond. Tierno says that as long as you’re washing your underwear after every use, there’s no germ-related reason to toss out your old knickers after some arbitrary period of time. They don’t have an expiration date. “As long as you’re washing and disinfecting your underwear, and they’re mechanically functional, with no holes, and they’re not soiled, you can keep those,” Tierno says. “When they become frayed or the elastic stops working, you’ll know to replace them.” To properly clean your drawers between wears, toss them in the washing machine preferably with a detergent that contains peroxide, on the hottest setting recommended on the care label.Still, even after you wash your underwear, there will likely be some bacteria looming on the fabric —  there’s about one-tenth of a gram of poop in the average pair of “clean” underwear, 2001 research from the Journal of Infection found. But the vast majority of bacteria will be eradicated with a proper wash, and the small amount that sticks around won’t hurt you, Dr. Tierno says. “Washing machines may not kill all the organisms, but there’s another phenomenon, the inoculum effect, which means it takes a certain amount of organisms to cause and infection,” he says. Your machine won’t leave behind enough microbes to create a problem for you, Tierno says. If you want to be extra careful, disinfect your washing machine by running a bleach cycle with no clothes on a monthly basis, to make sure it’s not collecting extra bacteria, he recommends. So, as it turns out, underwear are not like toothbrushes, and don’t need to be replaced cyclically for bacterial reasons. As long as you’re donning a fresh pair every day, and washing them after every use, you can wear them until they’re old and dingy looking. And yes — it’s fine to save older, more memorable bloomers for the odd trip down memory lane. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Is Sleeping With Underwear On Bad For The Vagina?When Was The Last Time You Changed Your Underwear?The Best Moisture Wicking Underwear For Summer

  • Is Joe Biden Actually Trying To “Hurt God?” Trump Says He Is, So It Must Be True

    Fox News may have been on to something when they claimed in June that the Democratic Party has plans to attack and dethrone God. At least that’s what President Trump thinks. Ahead of a campaign stop at the Whirlpool Manufacturing Plant in Clyde, Ohio, the president addressed supporters with a warning: If Joe Biden wins, he is going to hurt God. You heard it here first!In a campaign rally-style speech on the Cleveland airport tarmac, Trump told his supporters that Biden is “following the radical left agenda,” despite Biden’s center right politics. The president added that Biden will “take away your guns, destroy your Second Amendment. No religion, no anything. Hurt the Bible, hurt God.” > A completely deranged Trump claims Joe Biden will "hurt God" if elected president pic.twitter.com/cJ8fbghmAm> > — Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) August 6, 2020Trump might feel strongly about protecting both God and the Bible from a Biden presidency, but, ironically, when previously asked to name some of his favorite Bible verses, he couldn’t, claiming it was “very personal” and he doesn’t “want to get into specifics.” For Trump, the Bible is both a reason to tear gas protestors and something that must be protected from Biden at all costs. But the Biden campaign, to our knowledge, has not tried to attack or “hurt God” in any way. Andrew Bates, a spokesperson for Biden said in a statement that the presumptive Democratic nominee’s faith “is at the core of who he is.” The statement added, “Donald Trump is the only president in our history to have tear-gassed peaceful Americans and thrown a priest out of his church just so he could profane it—and a Bible—for his own cynical optics.” Trump has gone after Biden for months with a line of strange and downright false attacks. Biden is “sleepy,” “corrupt,” and “weak,” according to the president, who wants his supporters to believe that despite it all, Biden also has the power to destroy God. Trump has repeatedly mocked Biden’s mental fitness, running Facebook ads with tiles like, “Joe Biden is clearly diminished,” and “Do you think Joe Biden has the mental fortitude to be president?” More recently, Trump has gone after the former vice president with claims that he embraces “the policies of the radical left,” like amnesty for undocumented immigrants and police abolition. These claims are simply not true. Biden has taken the same stance as the president when it comes to militant protestors, previously stating they should be prosecuted. It’s entirely unclear what God has done to deserve Joe Biden’s alleged wrath, but it seems Trump feels that his opponent possesses much more power than we even knew!Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Facebook Has Finally Decided To Censor TrumpWhat Does Biden Really Think About Kamala Harris?Is Trump's Administration Violating The Hatch Act?

  • A New Video Shows A Man In Custody Pleading To Officers “I Can’t Breathe” Before He Died

    Video released Wednesday shows a Black man incarcerated in a North Carolina prison being restrained and telling officers, “I can’t breathe.” Two days later, 56-year-old John Neville died of injuries related to the incident. The video of the December 2 incident was released after Forsyth County Superior Court Judge R. Gregory Horne issued a ruling allowing it because he said the footage “is necessary to advance a compelling public interest,” ABC News reported.Neville was being held at the Forsyth County Detention Center in Winston-Salem on a pending charge of assaulting a woman; he was booked into the jail on December 1, the day before the incident. He reportedly fell from the top bunk in his cell and a nurse and five officers responded to offer assistance. After checking his vitals, a bag was placed over his head supposedly to prevent him from spitting, he was handcuffed, and transferred to another cell for monitoring. The video shows him face down with five officers holding him down, hands cuffed behind his back, while he repeatedly says, “I can’t breathe.”While the correctional officers attempted to remove the cuffs and could not, needing bolt cutters to ultimately remove them, Neville remained face down and complained that he was having trouble breathing. At one point, one of the officers responds, “You can breathe — you’re talking aren’t you?”Neville died two days later in a hospital, and an autopsy concluded that he died from a brain injury caused by the way he had been restrained.All five officers have were fired after the incident, while the nurse is on paid leave and has the support of Wellpath, the company that employs her. A spokesperson for Wellpath told ABC News that the nurse did not engage in any misconduct and when she was able to treat Neville, she tried to save him. All six were charged with involuntary manslaughter and the Forsyth County Sheriff has issued an apology, admitting that “mistakes were made” that day and saying he cried upon seeing the footage. According to the New York Times, the sheriff, Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr., offered to name the housing unit of the jail after Neville “as a reminder to let [people incarcerated there] know that life is paramount in how we do business.”The video is one more in a long line of cases where Black people are restrained and plead that they cannot breathe shortly before they die. Eric Garner in 2014; Elijah McLean in 2019; George Floyd and 16-year-old Cornelius Fredericks in 2020. The New York Times published a report earlier this year examining 70 cases in which a victim said they couldn’t breathe before dying in police custody, over half of which were Black.On Wednesday night, following the release of the footage, a vigil was held to remember Neville. Earlier that afternoon, Neville’s family joined protesters as they marched outside the courthouse in Winston-Salem.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Aurora Police Handcuffed Black Family Over Mix-UpTony McDade, A Black Trans Man, Was Shot By PoliceSandra Bland's Death Proves Cameras Aren't Enough

  • When Breastfeeding Gets Hard, Lactation Consultants Can Help

    Four out of five babies born in 2015 started out being breastfed. But by the time they were six months old, that number had dropped to under 58%, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.While there are benefits to breastfeeding, there’s nothing wrong with making a choice to stop if you find that it doesn’t work for you or your family at any point. That said, it’s likely that at least some of the parents who gave it up between their child’s first days on Earth and their sixth month wanted to keep going — but hit a roadblock along the way. And that’s something a lactation consultant possibly could have helped with.“Even though breastfeeding is natural, that doesn’t mean it’s automatic,” says Linda Dahl, MD, founder of the Dahl Otolaryngology Center in New York City and author of the Clinical Guide to Breastfeeding. “It’s not something that you’ll just know how to do. You might, but getting help and getting guidance for it, for some moms, is absolutely essential.”Dr. Dahl knows what she’s talking about. Seventeen years ago, she had trouble breastfeeding her own newborn. “I experienced first-hand what mothers go through. Sadly it’s really not that different 17 years later,” she tells Refinery29. “There’s literally nothing in Western medicine about breastfeeding,” she explains. “No matter which residency you go through, you maybe get a lecture on breastfeeding. And it’s not even about breastfeeding, it’s about breast milk and how it’s made.”Today, Dr. Dahl helps infants with breastfeeding issues — in part by working closely with lactation consultants, whose job it is to offer guidance to parents who need it. This guide offers up everything you need to know about the practice, and how to figure out whether it’s the right fit for you. What is a lactation consultant, exactly?A lactation consultant helps you with breastfeeding. You can call one for just about any related issue: if you’re having persistent pain while breastfeeding, if you’re experiencing latching issues, if you feel your baby isn’t getting enough milk, or if you worry they’re nursing for too long. Tip: Look for a consultant who has an IBCLC, or International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, certification, suggests Sarah Eichler, IBCLC, LCCE, a lactation consultant based in Brooklyn, NY. “To become an IBCLC, you need to get clinical hands-on practice,” she says. “You can do it with a mentor, which is what I did. Then you have to have a minimum of 500 clinical hours.” You can also get a bachelor’s degree in human lactation, she says, but in the U.S., there aren’t many programs available. There’s another route available for nurses and doctors who wish to become certified lactation consultants, Eichler adds. There are other certifications a lactation consultant could have, such as Certified Breastfeeding Counselor or Certified Lactation Counselor — but IBCLC is the gold standard.To find a consultant, start with your pediatrician; they might have one working in their office. If not, ask your healthcare provider for recommendations. What can I expect at a lactation consultant appointment? Here’s what Eichler’s appointments look like: After reviewing your medical history, she will ask you to nurse your baby on each breast. She’ll assess the baby to make sure they’re latching properly and nursing comfortably, and weigh the baby before and after feeding to determine how much they’re eating. Eichler might show you different nursing positions, and you’ll have a chance to bring up any concerns you have. You can ask about how to pump or store breastmilk, for instance, or if a certain sensation is normal, or about supplementing with formula. Expect an appointment to last one or two hours.Follow-up appointments are often not necessary, but they’re available if more help is needed. You might have a second appointment if your baby isn’t gaining weight, if you’re trying to switch from the bottle back to the breast, or if you’re having issues with milk supply, Eichler says. Can I see a lactation consultant during the pandemic?Yes. Some are still offering in-person appointments. But these days, there are plenty of lactation consultants who offer virtual options too. Andrea Syms-Brown, IBCLC, RLC, a lactation consultant who owns her own private practice called Baby In The Family, has operated on a virtual-only basis since January — something that has come in handy since COVID-19 hit. Syms-Brown’s virtual appointments look kind of like Eichler’s: She’ll review your medical history, then assesses your breast and, if necessary, the baby’s mouth. She’ll answer any questions, and she always follows up. It just all happens via Zoom. How much do lactation consultants cost?“A lactation consultant can charge over $300 for a visit,” Dr. Dahl says, acknowledging that the price — often not covered by insurance — makes the service a privileged option: “It’s a very rich white woman thing.” She encourages people who could use help breastfeeding to seek out a consultant who does accept insurance (like she does). It might take a little legwork, but it can be worth it for a parent who really wants to breastfeed, but is having trouble getting started. “It does [often] come down to finances,” Eichler agrees. “A lot of people don’t get their session covered by insurance; that plays a huge part in getting support and how much support they will get. It’s not so cheap, it’s an investment. But it’s worthwhile.” That said, there are plenty of free lactation groups and videos out there for reference if you’re seeking help, and many new parents get the hang of breastfeeding without needing the extra support at all. There are options; it’s just a matter of trusting your intuition and finding the one that’s the best fit for you.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?A New Google AI Can Detect Breast CancerA Nursing Home Worker Opens Up About COVID-19The Top Body Pillows (Rated By Sound Sleepers)