Made for Moms: 15 Beauty Products for Busy Moms

Make getting gorgeous less of a chore with these new user-friendly options for body, face, and hair.

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J.R. Watkins Lavender Hand & Body Lotion

Ted Morrison

J.R. Watkins Lavender Hand & Body Lotion

You and your baby can both enjoy J.R. Watkins Lavender Hand & Body Lotion ($10; jrwatkins.com): It's paraben- and phthalate-free.

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Origins VitaZing SPF 15 Energy-Boosting Moisturizer

Ted Morrison

Origins VitaZing SPF 15 Energy-Boosting Moisturizer

Like an alarm for your skin: Origins VitaZing SPF 15 Energy-Boosting Moisturizer ($35; origins.com) contains a blend of invigorating ingredients, including ginseng.

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Jergens Overnight Repair Nightly Restoring Moisturizer

Ted Morrison

Jergens Overnight Repair Nightly Restoring Moisturizer

Get work done while you sleep by applying a healing lotion like Jergens Overnight Repair Nightly Restoring Moisturizer ($7) right before you hit the sheets.

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Mustela Musti Eau de Soin

Ted Morrison

Mustela Musti Eau de Soin

Hypoallergenic and alcohol-free, Mustela Musti Eau de Soin ($29; sephora.com) is meant for babies, but we love it for us too!

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Mélange Solid Perfume

Ted Morrison

Mélange Solid Perfume

You won't have to worry about Mélange Solid Perfume ($15; melangeperfume.com) taking up room in your bag -- or leaking in it.

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Bliss Eau de Toilette

Ted Morrison

Bliss Eau de Toilette

The makers of Bliss Eau de Toilette ($54; blissworld.com) wanted to create a uniquely calming scent. We'd say they succeeded.

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Garnier Fructis Style Sleek & Shine Blow Dry Perfector

Ted Morrison

Garnier Fructis Style Sleek & Shine Blow Dry Perfector

To go longer without frizz, try Garnier Fructis Style Sleek & Shine Blow Dry Perfector ($12). The two-step system lasts through seven shampoos.

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Umberto Beverly Hills Dry-Clean Dry Shampoo

Ted Morrison

Umberto Beverly Hills Dry-Clean Dry Shampoo

No time to shampoo? Spray a product like Umberto Beverly Hills Dry-Clean Dry Shampoo ($9; at Target) on your roots.

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Centrix Q-Zone Dryer

Ted Morrison

Centrix Q-Zone Dryer

The Centrix Q-Zone Dryer ($200; amazon.com) is one big-ticket item worth putting on your holiday wish list: The quiet motor ensures you'll hear the kids if they need you.

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Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin

Ted Morrison

Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin

Updos can be daunting. The Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin ($6 for a pair; at Walmart) aims to do the work of 20 bobby pins with just two metal coils. We tried it, and it works!

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L'Oréal Paris Root Rescue

Ted Morrison

L'Oréal Paris Root Rescue

Now it's even easier to cover grays: The box L'Oréal Paris Root Rescue ($8) comes in has a punch-out hole to hold the bottle of color in place so there's no mess.

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Rene Furterer Vitalfan Dietary Supplement

Ted Morrison

Rene Furterer Vitalfan Dietary Supplement

Thinning hair? Try Rene Furterer Vitalfan Dietary Supplement ($39 for a one-month supply; beauty.com) for three months. As a precaution, don't take them when pregnant or nursing.

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Smashbox Limitless Eye Liner

Ted Morrison

Smashbox Limitless Eye Liner

You'll never search for a makeup pencil sharpener again: Smashbox Limitless Eye Liner ($19; ulta.com) has one built into the cap.

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Urban Decay Stardust Eyeshadows

Ted Morrison

Urban Decay Stardust Eyeshadows

You can open Urban Decay Stardust Eyeshadows with one hand. Press the sides to pop the lid. ($20 each; sephora.com)

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Hissyfit Saving Face Anti-Aging Foundation + SPF

Ted Morrison

Hissyfit Saving Face Anti-Aging Foundation + SPF

Hissyfit Saving Face Anti-Aging Foundation + SPF ($29; hissyfit.com) offers sheer coverage, SPF 50, and age-fighting antioxidants.

Unless otherwise noted, all products are available at mass-market retailers.

Originally published in the November 2010 issue of Parents magazine

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