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Beauty basics: Can't-live-without products

Exciting developments in makeup technology and skin care science are taking place every day, and the upcoming summer season is no exception.

But before we get to our roundups and reviews of hot new trends in beauty, we’d like to take time to remember our all-time beauty must-haves.

Here are our top essential products that stand the test of time and which we would never be without.

TriShave 3-in-1 Shave Creme

A slice of heaven for sensitive skin types,
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A slice of heaven for sensitive skin types, this non-foaming, soap-free shaving cream nourishes with rose and tea tree oils. Also available in men's and fragrance-free formulas. $6.22 at trishave.com.au

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

The scope of Cetaphil fandom is broad, from
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The scope of Cetaphil fandom is broad, from the world's top models to your grandma. There's good reason this face and body cleanser has such a following -- its nonirritating formula works as well on oily skin as it does on dry and sensitive. $14.49 for 16 oz. at ulta.com

Lucas' Papaw Ointment

Stop an Aussie expat on the New York
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Stop an Aussie expat on the New York City sidewalk and chances are she'll have a tube of Papaw in her purse. Made in Australia from fermented papaya, this multi-use ointment is a godsend for chapped lips to minor burns and more. $15.99 for 25 grams at Ricky's NYC

NARS Blush in Orgasm

With more than 360,000
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With more than 360,000 "loves" on Sephora's website, this iconic peachy-pink blush that offers the subtlest of shimmers is renowned to flatter all skin tones. $30 at sephora.com

Benefit They're Real! Lengthening and Volumizing Mascara

Finding a mascara that ticks all the boxes
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Finding a mascara that ticks all the boxes is tough. A product that does what it says without clumping or flaking, while lasting more than a few weeks after purchase? This mascara checks off all of the boxes. $24 at sephora.com

Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk

We've tried many imitations and
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We've tried many imitations and "prettier" smelling and looking formulations, but we always come back to the original and the best. Pro tip -- apply before bed instead of during your a.m. rush. Doing so distributes the product more evenly and effectively. $20 for 3.2 oz. at kloraneusa.com

Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream

We've lost count of the amount of BB
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We've lost count of the amount of BB and CC creams we've tried in our search for the perfect all-around base, and this one comes in first place. It's got a decent level of 35 SPF broad spectrum sun protection, offers enough coverage to wear alone, but also operates as a great moisturizing primer. $39 at smashbox.com

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