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SHAPE's best beauty standouts of 2012

From LED tweezers to a battery-powered shaver, Bahar Takhtehchian of Shape magazine shares her favorite beauty products of the past year.

With so many great beauty and grooming product launches popping up in stores every month, it's tough to know what to spend your hard earned money on. Luckily, SHAPE magazine shares just a few of the standout beauty products from this past year:

Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal Silky Moisture Whip
$6.99; Drugstores
Many women suffer from dry hair-especially in the cold winter months when there's a reduction of moisture in the air. Pantene's Silky Moisture Whip is a leave-in treatment and styler-all in one! Just add a small amount to clean, damp hair in order to get 48 hours of hydration. The whip also protects hair from heat damage caused by styling tools.

Neutrogena Rapid Tone Repair Night
$19.99; Drugstores
As facial skin ages, it becomes prone to wrinkles, dullness, and discoloration due to sun damage and acne scars. Neutrogena's Rapid Tone Repair Night moisturizer can help smooth out wrinkles and diminish discoloration in just 7 days. This moisturizer contains Retinol SA (which helps to diminish the appearance of wrinkles and reduce the look of age spots), hyaluronic acid (which plumps up skin and provides hydration) and Vitamin C (which helps to even out skin tone). The moisturizer is clinically proven to reduce the look of dark spots and discoloration, brighten and even skin tone, and smooth out fine lines.

Maybelline New York SuperStay 14HR Lipstick
$8.99; Drugstores
Lipstick with staying power doesn't have to feel heavy. Maybelline New York's SuperStay 14 hour lipstick provides rich color for 14 hours. It goes on smooth and feels weightless, and the formula will not fade out or flake.

Sephora Collection Holiday Brush Wand
$12; Sephora.com
This nifty brush set contains 3 different eye brushes that can help any woman achieve a perfect holiday look. The brushes are magnetically attached, which means they're compact and don't take up a lot of space. The set includes a crease brush, a smudger, and a liner brush. This is ideal for carrying around in your clutch or gym bag.

Panasonic Precision Body Shaver
$29.99; Amazon.com
Shaving can be tedious and painful, but this Panasonic shaver can make the process less annoying. This is a battery-powered shaver with a pivoting head. The pivoting head helps target hard-to-reach areas like ankles. The shaver can be used with or without water, which makes it ideal for shaving on the go.

Sally Hansen Salon InstaGel Strips Starter Kit
$29.99; Drugstores
Gel manicures are extremely popular, but they can be time-consuming and costly. Sally Hansen has created a new at-home gel manicure system that is easy to use and effective. The kit contains a mini LED light, strips, top coat gel, and a small filing board. Step one requires cleaning the nails. Step two requires applying the nail polish strips and following up with the gel topcoat. The set is available in 16 solid colors and 8 designs.

Revlon Spotlight Tweezer with LED Technology
$10.99; Drugstores
Perfect eyebrows can help frame any face and a good set of tweezers help keep stray hairs at bay. This tweezer set from Revlon goes one step beyond the typical tweezer because it has LED technology. The LED light helps to illuminate hard-to-see hairs and ingrowns. The tip is slanted for easy hair removal, and the battery on this is replaceable.

For more health and beauty suggestions, visit SHAPE magazine online.

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