At Prevention, we take pride in picking the best products for our readers. Our mission has always been to highlight top-rated, expert-backed selections that truly solve a problem for you, make your day easier, or bring joy to your life.
That’s why we curate Prevention Picks each month, where our editors hand-select products that have genuinely made a difference in their lives. From brand-new launches to tried-and-true favorites, we shout out beauty products worth your money, fitness gear that will elevate your workouts, convenient gadgets for your home, tasty snacks that stand out from the rest, and so much more.
This month our editors are recommending so many fun things—including food, skincare essentials, and kitchen tools! You’ll find a number of products that will elevate your routine, like cult-favorite moisturizing under-eye masks (very much needed for those long nights spent scrolling away on social media), a full-back massager that is versatile and can work in bed, on the couch, at your desk, and more!
We’ve also discovered new favorites that are great for both gifting (think Mother’s Day) and grabbing some for yourself, including a nourishing hair serum that works for all hair types, Calabrian chili peppers that will spice up any dish, moisturizers with SPF, shiny lip gloss (that won’t get stuck to your hair), an apple slicer, and more!
Below, check out our 14 favorite finds and stock up before they sell out!
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16-Slice Thin Apple Slicer & Corer
Practical kitchen gadgets that fit my lifestyle make me happy! And this thin apple slicer and corer does just that and is helping me in my quest to ensure that I have an apple a day. It easily portions out 16 slices—ready for dipping in peanut butter or hummus or air frying. It also comes with a protective safety cover and is dishwasher safe.
— Sue Kakstys, Managing Editor
New York Volum’ Express Colossal Curl Washable Mascara
This buzzy new mascara really lives up to the hype: It somehow makes lashes look double in size, yet still natural and fluttery. I’ve tried almost every mascara launched in the past decade-plus and this really stands out in a crowded market.
— April Franzino, Beauty Director
I am a soda drinker. Arguably worse, I’m a diet soda drinker. Don’t lecture me…I know it’s not ideal but Marquis was a lovely surprise—if you’re craving a fruity soda and you see this, give it a grab. Part energy drink (it has 100mg of caffeine derived from natural sources, including green tea and a couple of vitamins in the mix) and part umbrella drink (I loved the citrus yuzu flavor, though mango ginger was also nice), it’s a treat with no downside that I could see. It is sweetened with no-calorie erythritol, which, unlike other sugar alcohols, doesn’t upset my stomach.
— Stephanie Dolgoff, Deputy Director, Health Newsroom
I knew I needed to add some major moisturizing power into my routine to help keep my skin hydrated and plump. Enter: the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask. This facial mask has been around for years but has been upgraded and improved multiple times. I am obsessed with the cooling gel texture—it feels so good and soothing going on my skin. And I truly do wake up with nourished, brighter skin after using it!
— Dori Price, Freelance Beauty Editor
During a recent illness, I started drinking one of these powders every day. I’m sure it’s not the only reason I recovered quickly (getting lots of rest helped, too!), but it probably didn’t hurt to provide my body with plenty of vitamin D, C, and zinc that the powder contains. Pus, the berry flavor is a lot more enjoyable than other immunity-supporting powder-based drinks I’ve had in the past.
— Kaitlyn Pirie, Senior Editor
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Instant Bright Eye Mask
I started using these eye masks during New York Fashion Week almost two months ago, and they’ve quickly become an essential in my skincare routine. They’re easy to apply, stay in place, and have a noticeable cooling effect. I love starting my day with these under-eye patches and wear them for about 15 minutes before embarking on my makeup routine. The hydrogel technology visibly de-puffs my eyes and instantly wakes me up so I’m ready to take on the day.
— Catharine Malzahn, Beauty Assistant
Lonely Planet Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks 5
This spring break my family is taking an epic trip to the national parks in Utah. I tried starting my research online, but it was totally overwhelming. This book helped me get the lay of the land (literally), organize our itinerary, choose hikes, and pick hotels. Then I did all our booking online, and knew what I wanted to research further on travel blogs (my nine-year-old and I will not be hiking Angel’s Landing!). But just like in my younger, solo travel days, I really relied on Lonely Planet to give me crucial info to get me going.
— Sarah Smith, Editor in Chief
ShineOn Jelly Lip Gloss
Springtime has me returning to my warm-weather gloss obsessions (now we’re just waiting on all that sunshine!). Tower 28 Beauty’s lip gloss is hydrating, vegan, and cruelty-free, and it comes in 11 gorgeous colors. I loved the XOXO sheer pink. It’s lightweight and not ultra-sticky.
— Allie Early, Digital Director
Calabrian Chili Peppers
These jarred Calabrian chilies are amazingly delicious! I chop them up to add a kick to quinoa, fish dishes, salads, marinades, and so much more. They punch in more flavor than dried chili flakes alone, and last in the fridge for longer than you’d expect, so you always have some on hand. What makes this particular brand extra special is they’re now certified kosher for Passover, so the April holiday just got a whole lot more flavorful! I’m stocking up to cook with these all week long!
— Arielle Weg, Associate Editor
Toleriane Double Repair UV SPF Moisturizer
A moisturizer with SPF is a recipe for success in my book, and this one by La Roche-Posay is so lightweight, yet hydrating it checks off all of my musts. I’ve been using it for years, and apply it diligently after washing my face. It’s chock full of moisturizing ingredients like niacinamide and ceramides for a hydrated, sun-protected glow.
— Emily Goldman, Senior Editor
Organic Sunflower Seed Butter
I’m a fan of 88 Acres, a seed-based company that creates seed butters, bars, and “seed-nola” (nut- and gluten-free granola—OMG, the apple-ginger flavor!). The Vanilla Cinnamon Sunflower Seed Butter claims to taste like snickerdoodles, and that’s no lie: It’s delicious. With five grams of protein and only four grams of added sugar per serving, it’s a healthy treat. I stir it into overnight oats for a burst of fiber, protein, and yummy kick.
— Lisa Bain, Executive Director, Health Newsroom
Now that I’m back in the office, I’m back to wearing makeup for eight-plus hours a day, which can leave my skin feeling gross and greasy by the end of the day. Fortunately, I was sent this melting makeup remover balm that takes off makeup so easily and doesn’t leave my face feeling super dry afterward, instead, it feels soft, smooth, and moisturized! It also has a sherbert-like formula and smells so yummy!
— Shauna Beni, Associate Ecomm Editor
I recently injured my back in yoga class, and this massaging chair has been my savior. It plugs right into the wall and can be transported into literally any room, whether you’re looking to relax while laying in bed or on the couch. You can adjust a number of settings, including the type of massaging, location of the back, and intensity. I couldn’t recommend this enough, especially to anyone with back pain.
–Nicol Natale, Freelance Writer
No. 9 Bond Protector Nourishing Hair Serum
This serum is lightweight, smells amazing (like all of their products), and makes my strands sleek, smooth, and shiny. A little goes a long way, too—one pump is more than enough for my waist-length hair. I apply this serum to clean, damp hair after Olaplex No. 6 for tangle-free locks that air dries free of frizz. Oh, and it’s also formulated with antioxidants to shield hair from damage and pollution.
— Shannen Zitz, Editorial Assistant
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