The 15 Best Beauty Products for Latinas in 2012!

This year was filled with brand new product innovations that had us running to the beauty counter weekly (okay, maybe daily...). It was a tough job, but we narrowed down the list to the top products we think you’ll fall in love with. 

1. 2012 Best Beauty Products: NuNAAT

Smoothing System

Skip the salon and try this at-home 30-day smoothing system. It boasts controlled, shiny and more manageable curls. Plus, the plant-derived keratin formula doesn’t wash out as easily when you shampoo.

NuNAAT Ultra Keratin Touch, $24.99, Walgreens.com

2. 2012 Best Beauty Products: Optimum

Serum

A daily hair serum that moisturizes, softens and conditions without the buildup? Done and done. Avocado and coconut oils work to protect hair from heat styling and anti-breakage.

Optimum Salon Haircare 6-in-1 Miracle Oil, $9, softsheen-carson.com

3. 2012 Best Beauty Products: Kinky Curly

Comb

Whether you’re detangling in the shower or smoothing out your rizos before styling, these two products are must-haves. They tackle knots without tearing and pulling. Read: no damage.  

Kinky-Curly Wide Tooth Shower Comb ($4) and Styling brush ($12), kinky-curly.com

4. 2012 Best Beauty Products: Rx for Brown Skin

Moisture Cream

Made for those of us with darker skin tones, this oil-free cream boasts all-day hydration for even the driest of areas.

Rx for Brown Skin Essential Hydration Moisturizing Cream, $30, rxforbrownskin.com

 

5. 2012 Best Beauty Products: Yes to Carrots

Makeup Remover Pads

No one does a smoky eye like Latinas. Luckily, there’s an eye makeup remover with the power to take off the layers of mascara and dark shadows that come with the look.

Yes to Cucumbers Eye Makeup Remover Pads, $8, yestocarrots.com

6. 2012 Best Beauty Products: Cleanlogic

Sleep Mask

Beauty sleep? Yes, please! Pop on one of these sleep masks to get a more restful snooze.

Cleanlogic Soft Bamboo Sleep Mask, $5, cleanlogicbodycare.com

7. 2012 Best Beauty Products: Redken

Curl Products

This line is so good we couldn’t choose just one product. There’s a spray, cream mousse or lotion designed for whatever curl girl you are—wavy, coils, spirals, ringlets—so we know there’s bound to be something you’ll fall in love with.

 

Redken Curvaceous Line, redken.com

8. 2012 Best Beauty Products: Anastasia

Brow Kit

From her very first client (heard of JLo, anyone?), Anastasia Soare has been taming brows all over the country. If you can’t get in for a private appointment, her product line is the next best thing. Try her pencil/brush combo to fill in sparse areas keeping brows in check.

Anastasia Beverly Hill Brow Wiz, $20, anastasia.net

9. 2012 Best Beauty Products: Ouidad

Conditioner

This dual-formula conditioner is your curls’ new BFF. The mousse-like formula works as a rinse-out conditioner or as the first-step in your styling routine. Either way, you’ll love the frizz-fighting benefits.

Ouidad Curl Recovery Whipped Curls, $26, Ouidad.com

10. 2012 Best Beauty Products: Aquage

Conditioning Treatment

To keep your hair color in tip-top shape, use a product that works to prolong your hue. Seal the cuticle for shine, repair damage and get back moisture with this weekly conditioning treatment.

Aquage SeaExtend Silkening Power Infusion, $28, aquage.com

11. 2012 Best Beauty Products: Coolway

Styler

This flat iron has a mind of its own. It measures the moisture level in your hair to figure out the ideal temperature needed to smooth out your strands so your hair can stay damage-free. Plus, it never goes above 299°F so your strands never get scorched.

Coolway AutoSense Styler, $130, hsn.com

12. 2012 Best Beauty Products: Neutrogena

Moisturizer

Say adios to age spots and discoloration with this multitasking moisturizer. Not only does it help repair damage, it also protects your skin daily.

Neutrogena Rapid Tone Repair Day SPF 30, $20, neutrogena.com

13. 2012 Best Beauty Products: Olay

Hair Remover

Okay, so it’s not the sexiest of topics but those pesky pelitos that pop up on our face still need to be dealt with. This hair removal cream is made specifically for coarser hair that needs to go!

Olay Smooth Finish Facial Hair Remover Duo – Medium to Coarse Hair, $21, olay.com

14. 2012 Best Beauty Products: Lancome

Lash Curler

Need a break from your mascara? This lash curler gives you just the right amount of sexy for a fresh-faced look that screams natural beauty.

Lancome Le Curler, $23, lancome-usa.com

15. 2012 Best Beauty Products: Rx for Brown Skin

Moisture Cream

Made for those of us with darker skin tones, this oil-free cream boasts all-day hydration for even the driest of areas.

Rx for Brown Skin Essential Hydration Moisturizing Cream, $30, rxforbrownskin.com