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Health & Wellness

Your health and wellness are too important to take care of with inferior products. From air purifiers to humidifiers to lotions to electric toothbrushes, our team of personal-care experts has spent many hours researching and testing, as well as digging deep into the science of how hundreds of health and wellness products actually work, to find and recommend the very best items for personal care.

The Best Sunscreen Coppertone Ultraguard Sunscreen Lotion SPF 70
We’ve tried out 28 sunscreens with various panels of testers, including at the beach. Coppertone Ultraguard Sunscreen Lotion SPF 70 is our favorite for its UVA/UVB protection and because it’s fragrance-free.
The Best Smart Pill Dispenser (So Far) GMS Med-e-lert Automatic Pill Dispenser
We researched 22 pill dispensers and tested six. Our pick, the GMS Med-e-lert Automatic Pill Dispenser, is the best for its price, simplicity, and ease of use.
The Best Medical Alert Systems GreatCall Lively Mobile
After more than 40 hours of research and over a month of testing 12 devices, we think the GreatCall Lively Mobile is the best medical alert system for most people.
The Best Menstrual Cup MeLuna Classic
After trying 18 different cups, constructing multiple model vaginas, and spilling our fair share of water, egg whites, and pig’s blood, we’ve found the best menstrual cup for most people.
The Best Light Therapy Lamp Day-Light Classic Plus
After 25 hours of research and a chat with one of the doctors who discovered seasonal affective disorder (SAD), we recommend the 10,000-lux Carex Day-Light Classic Plus. But talk to your doc before you buy one.
The Best Humidifier Honeywell HCM-350 Germ Free Cool Mist Humidifier
After four years, three lab tests, and more than 60 models considered, the easy-to-clean Honeywell HCM-350 Germ Free Cool Mist Humidifier is still our favorite humidifier.
The Best Thermometer for Kids and Adults Vicks Comfort Flex Digital
After doing more than 10 hours of research, including taking body temperature nearly 100 times, we recommend the Vicks Comfort Flex Digital oral thermometer and the iProven forehead and ear DMT-489 forehead/ear thermometer for their accuracy and color-coded clarity.
The Best Drugstore Makeup, Hair, and Skincare Products
From mascara to razors, we tested over 50 affordable makeup, skincare, and haircare products to find the eight best beauty buys you can pick up from the drugstore.
The Best Air Purifier Coway AP-1512HH Mighty
The Coway AP-1512HH Mighty is the best air purifier we found in 180 hours of research, due to its excellent performance, affordable price, and low maintenance.
The Best Blood Pressure Monitors for Home Use Omron Series 10 with Bluetooth
After testing finalists with nursing professors and students, we found that the Omron Series 10 with Bluetooth is the most accurate and comfortable blood pressure monitor we tested, with the best combination of useful features. It lets you send data to a smartphone for long-term health tracking, and it has the ability to automatically average three measurements in a row for greater accuracy.
The Best Bug Repellent Cutter Backwoods Dry
After putting in more than 25 hours of research, reading ginormous stacks of scientific papers on safety and efficacy, and coating ourselves with 10 bug repellents, we think that Cutter Backwoods Dry with 25 percent DEET is the one you should get.
The Best Lotions for Most People Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion
After 20 hours of research and testing 10 popular drugstore brands, our new pick is Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion. Simple ingredients like dimethicone, petrolatum, and glycerin help seal in moisture. Our test panel found it the easiest to smooth on, with a neutral scent.
The Best Tampons U By Kotex Click
After 25 hours of research and soaking 60 tampons to test for leaks, we found that the U by Kotex Click absorbed the best and leaked the least.
The Best Electric Toothbrush Oral-B Pro 1000
To find the best electric toothbrush, we put in almost 100 total hours of research, evaluated every model on the market, and tested 10 toothbrushes in hundreds of trials. The Oral-B Pro 1000 has all of the most important things experts recommend—a built-in two-minute timer and access to one of the most extensive and affordable lines of replaceable toothbrush heads—for the lowest price.
The Best Facial Tissue Puffs Facial Tissues
We spent nearly 40 hours researching and testing more than a dozen well-liked facial tissues to find the best for most people. Puffs facial tissue aced all our tests, first with a panel of sniffly humans and then with $40,000 worth equipment in an engineering lab. They're the most absorbent and softest non-lotion tissues we tested. Plus, Puffs cost the least per tissue. But if you’re looking for a lotion tissue or one made from recycled materials (shudder…), we have other recommendations as well.