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Better Homes and Gardens has teamed up with independent market research firm BrandSpark International to tally your votes for best new products. And the picture is clear: You want products that are easy to use, help you live a healthier lifestyle, and provide good value. Here's what you said about the winners.
"Everything is included in one package."
"Helps aging skin look younger."
"I feel better after using this product."
"I like that it is as effective as prescription brands."
"It does what it promises to do."
"Makes my skin look and feel great."
"This product actually delivers on its claims, and my trouble-prone skin really did improve in a matter of weeks."
"It provides everything as stated and is a reliable product."
"It gives me the protection that I need for perspiration, along with some fragrance."
"Penetrates many levels of skin."
"It really moisturizes and is not sticky."
"It lathers up nicely, and it has a very pleasant scent."
"The smell lasts long after you shower."
"I like that it covers multiple symptoms and helps me sleep easier."
"It works well for my family and me when we have cold symptoms."
"My hair feels better than it has in a long time, and it looks better, too."
"Fairly priced and works very well; leaves hair very soft."
"I like the combination of makeup and Olay Regenerist Serum in one."
"It really works. There are a lot out there that do not do what they say they're going to do. It feels really nice on my skin."
"Leaves my skin feeling clean and smooth."
"It accomplishes two functions with one cleaning."
"It cleans and conditions my children's hair and doesn't hurt their eyes."
"Quick for children to use in the shower since it's not a separate shampoo and conditioner; smells great."
"I love the sensation it creates on my lips."
"It keeps my lips moisturized, and it tastes good."
"It goes on well and dries quickly."
"It is a quick-dry product, which allows you to do several coats in less time than before."
"It has a built-in shave gel bar, so I don't have to have separate shaving cream. It lasts awhile, too."
"Works well; my daughters and I are converts."
"I love the way it made my hair feel after about a week, and it just got better."
"This product is made very well and cleans my hair great."
"Pocket-size and disposable! Great for work and in between regular brushings."
"This is an excellent product. I keep them in my purse and use them every day."
"We like the flavor; it foams nicely, leaving my mouth feeling clean."
"This toothpaste is wonderful; I like the flavor and the way it protects my teeth."