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09/24/04

Money Wise--"Look/Feel Better" Products

From lotions to potions, there are hundreds of products out there that claim to help you look and feel better. And believe it or not, there are a few that actually work and won't cost you a fortune. Good Housekeeping has some unusual beauty tools that will do the job and they're all $20 or less.

Fight thick, unruly brows with a new eyebrow shaper from Noxzema. "Our testers liked the eyebrow shaper because it was easy to use and it was less painful than waxing or pluck," said Karen Rauen, chemistry director at the Good Housekeeping Institute.

But be careful: if you don't have a steady hand you might shave off too much.

If you've been pulling at your hair trying to comb through wet curls, the Remington Tangle Tamer might help you out of a thicket. "Although it looks like it would make tangles, rather than break tangles apart, the Tangle Tamer went smoothly through both wet and dry hair," reported Rauen.

And at a price that won't tie you in knots: $14.99.

If your skin's been feeling rough lately, Good Housekeeping suggests you try Dermanew's Crystal Resurfacing Soap. "All you have to do is wet it and apply it directly to your skin to exfoliate," said Rauen.

"I really like this product because it left my skin soft and smooth," said tester Sue Booth. "It was very easy to use and it wasn't too abrasive." It's available from Sephora at $19.

A Bikini Touch hair remover and trimmer is perfect for trimming hard-to-reach areas. "Our testers found the Bikini Touch very easy to use and maneuver," said Rauen. "It takes off hair close to the skin and leaves behind a smooth surface with no red bumps."

The cost? $10.

Some innovative products that work and don't cost a fortune.

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Reported by: Dmitra Denmark, ddenmark@wtoc.com

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