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9 must-have beauty products you didn't know you needed

by Emily Sher /  / Updated  / Source: TODAY

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There's the moisturizer, the mascara and the lip gloss, but is your beauty routine missing some serious gaps? Beauty expert Bahar Takhtehchian visited TODAY Tuesday to share the new must-haves in skin, hair and body care.

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1. Anti-aging facial serum

If you're over the age of 25, it's time to start using an anti-aging moisturizer. This Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Serum ($25.99) will help repair and improve skin's texture, elasticity, color and more.

2. Hand cream with SPF

You know how they say that hands always give away a person's real age? Well, if you keep your hands moisturized with a cream like SuperGoop SPF 40 Hand cream ($12), you just might be able to delay the signs of aging.

3. Restorative nail treatment

Between polish, gel treatments and harsh polish removers, your nails can take quite the beating. Prevent breakage with Julep Oxygen Nail Treatment ($18), which helps nails "breathe" in-between manicures.

4. Reusable sponge makeup applicator

There's no need to rely on your fingers! This must-have tool allows you to use less product and guarantees that your foundation or tinted moisturizer won't look streaky when you apply. Try a Beauty Blender sponge ($20).

5. Silk pillow cover

Does your pillow case really matter? When it comes to hair and skin care, the answer is: Yes, absolutely! A silk pillowcase, like this version from SpaSilk ($19.99), will help reduce frizz in your hair and recduce creases that can turn into wrinkles on your face.

6. Clarifying shampoo and conditioner

Everyone talks about detoxing when it comes to meals, but what about your hair routine? Herbal Essences Wild Naturals Detoxifying Shampoo and Conditioner ($5-$6) will make your hair products work even better by clearing your hair of build-up over time.

7. Scalp exfoliator

If you think this sounds like a product for people with dandruff, think again. An exfoliator like Alterna Caviar Scalp Exfoliator and Brush ($36) to scrub away dirt, oil, dry flakes and build up. Not to mention, the scrub will restore your scalp's natural balance to stimulate hair growth.

8. Wet Skin Body Moisturizer

When it comes to moisturizer, it's actually best to apply while your body is wet so that it can retain the lotion. That's why Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer ($6.99) is so helpful.

9. Facial mask

You may have seen the selfies of beauty bloggers and celebrities wearing face masks — but it's much more than just an Instagram trend. Oxygen face masks in particular, like Dr. Brandt Oxygen Facial Flash Recovery Mask ($69), will make tired and dull skin appear more refreshed and bright.

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