The year’s just getting started, but we’ve already spotted a bunch of new beauty items that are worth your time (and dime).

By Tracy Perez
Martin Rusch

Hot Rollers, Revamped

Why did a tool that basically does all the heavy lifting for you ever go out of style? Fortunately, rollers are making a comeback, and they’re more sophisticated than ever. The Remington T|Studio Thermaluxe Setter ($35) heats up in 90 seconds and creates shiny, bouncy curls in five minutes with no creases thanks to the plastic clips that hold the rollers in place—a serious upgrade from the metal pins of the past.

Cultured Skin Care

The same kind of good-for-your-gut bacteria found in yogurt has been shown to reduce acne and rosacea when applied to skin. In a pinch, slather on plain organic Greek yogurt. Or once or twice a week, use a probiotic-rich product like the Tata Harper Purifying Mask ($65).

Jeff Westbrook

Nail Polish That Nourishes

A smart chemist figured out how to infuse Sally Hansen Color Therapy ($7) with argan oil. The result: It conditions while sitting pretty. Available in 38 shades, shown here in Pampered in Pink.

Broccoli for Better Hair and Skin

Broccoli-seed oil (aka brassica-seed oil) is the latest leafy green extract going into hair and skin products. It acts like a natural alternative to silicone, so you can get smooth hair without relying on synthetic ingredients. Try Madam C. J. Walker Beauty Culture Smoothing Brassica Seed & Shea Oils Silkening Blow Out Crème ($26). And because broccoli is rich in vitamin C , it helps your skin maintain a healthy glow. We recommend Elemis Superfood Facial Oil ($72).

A More Welcoming Matte

The latest gel-based lipsticks give you the vibrant color of a stain while also packing in hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid. Try Revlon Ultra HD Gel Lipcolor ($9), shown here in (from left to right) Vineyard, Lava, and Dawn.

One-Stop Hair Damage Repair

TRESemmé Repair & Protect 7 Conditioner ($6), part of a new four-piece styling system, promises to correct the seven main types of hair damage (blow-drying, curling, and coloring to name a few) in just one use with the help of biotin, a B vitamin. Think of it as a reset button for your hair.

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