Prevention Picks August 2023


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May 12, 2024

Prevention Picks August 2023

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Including comfy sneakers, a hydrating cleanser, and so much more.

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, healthy food that stands out from the rest, and so much more.

For August, we’re sharing the best products that will upgrade your daily routine and picks that will help you savor the last month of summer. We’re talking everyday essentials, like comfy walking shoes that you’ll want to live in (including your next go-to pair of white sneakers!), and new favorite finds, like a refreshing iced tea we love sipping on and a pickleball starter bundle (because we’re betting pickleball is your latest hobby right now, too). We can’t forget all our beauty must-haves, either, like a hydrating cleanser, a glow-boosting vitamin C serum, and a makeup setting spray that will help your makeup stay put all day—even in the summer heat.

What are you waiting for? Ahead, check out all the best products our editors are swearing by for August.

I love a good sneaker, and these from Zodiac have the perfect chunky sole that’s so popular these days. I wear them paired with a dress for work or my favorite shorts and top on the weekend. So cute and fit true to size—definitely a new summer-into-fall staple for me! —Emily Goldman, Senior Editor

By now, I’m sure almost everyone has heard of this product. But I love it so much I’m going to keep talking about it. Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter is billed as a glow booster, and it does that and more. It helps blur the appearance of pores, creates radiance, and can act as a primer. Many makeup artists swear by it as a base under foundation, which I love doing, but I also pair it with just a tinted sunscreen and concealer and call it a day. It’s a great alternative to foundation, especially during the summer, and it gives a natural, lit-from-within look. —Catharine Malzahn, Beauty Assistant

I’ve been on the hunt for a casual white sneaker with a leather upper that’s both sturdy, comfy, and fashionable. I finally found it in this pair from Ecco! What’s more, after plenty of walking on city streets in the summer heat, I can report that I haven’t gotten any blisters. —Kaitlyn Phoenix, Senior Editor

I’ve worn my fair share of terrible flip flops over the years, so it’s hard for me to even call these amazing, supportive shoes flip flops. They are comfortable in every way: I can walk and walk in them with no pain, thanks to the arch support, and there’s no annoying rubbing from the pieces between my toes or on top of my feet. I’ve been wearing them all summer with everything from dresses to shorts to a swimsuit, and they still look fresh and feel sturdy. —Sarah Smith, Editor-in-Chief

Let me start by saying I’m not usually a rose scent gal (too powdery) and not usually into foaming cleansers—I find them drying. Yet, this 1000 Roses Gentle Foaming Cleanser from Andalou has made me rethink my stance on both. The fragrance is light and fresh and the foam texture is unexpectedly luxurious. My skin feels plump and soft after washing, not dry and tight. And aside from stubborn eye makeup—I use a separate remover for that due to my lash extensions—this face wash removes all makeup and dirt. —Dori Price, Contributing Beauty Editor

Readers of this magazine have heard it too many times—stay hydrated, especially with the extreme heat we are having (thank you, climate change)! Tea Forte has these amazing ice teas that make drinking lots of fluid a much happier experience. First off, they are the cutest little pyramid-shaped jumbo tea bags, meant to be used in pitchers. They have these little leaves at the point which make them easy to fish out and look much better for get-togethers than the usual dangly strings. But they’re also really refreshing and different. I mean, water’s great and all, but sometimes you want a real flavor, and if you’re avoiding sweetened drinks for all the reasons, these may be your new best friend. I like the herbal varieties like blueberry merlot, but the caffeinated ones (the mango peach is a green tea, and the Ceylon gold is black) are also delish. —Stephanie Dolgoff, Deputy Director, Hearst Health Newsroom

Pickleball is such a fun way to get out and get your energy up in the summer. I only started playing recently, but this starter bundle from PCKL is the perfect set for beginners and comes at a great price! If you’re thinking about joining the pickleball fun, this is a great place to start. —Madeleine Haase, Assistant Editor

Brushing my teeth always seemed simple enough, but then I was given this toothbrush and I realized my teeth-cleaning skills were lacking. This electric toothbrush connects to an app that tracks the brush’s movement with a 3D diagram. You can follow along as it tells you when to switch sections, and it alerts you if you’re holding it at a bad angle. It gives me the peace of mind that I didn’t miss any spots, and my teeth have never felt cleaner! —Isabella Cavallo, Editorial Assistant

Makeup setting sprays are always a must for me (especially during the summertime!), and this one from NYX has become my new go-to. It sprays on so easily with a lightweight mist that doesn’t feel sticky, and it dries quickly to give the perfect matte finish (but if you prefer your makeup more glowy, there’s also a dewy finish formula, too). My makeup miraculously stays put all day, even while I’m sweating buckets in this summer humidity—it’s truly a godsend. Not to mention: It’s super affordable at only $10 a bottle and easy to find at most drugstores! —Hannah Jeon, Associate Commerce Editor

A classic white sneaker goes with everything, and I’m in love with this cute and comfy pair from Xero Shoes. Like every piece of footwear created by this company, this sneaker is constructed with your foot health in mind from heel to sole to toe. There’s just the right level of support for proper posture and balance, the material is breathable and lightweight, and they feature a wider toe box to accommodate the natural foot spreading that occurs whenever we take a step. These kicks go with everything from bike shorts to a sun dress to jeans, and they’re easy to spot clean with a little water and dry detergent. Oh, and if white’s not your style, there’s a black version, too (it’s next on my list!). —Alyssa Jung, Senior Editor

To even skin tone, ease redness, and blur acne scars, I love using this vitamin C serum daily. It’s packed with L-ascorbic acid (aka vitamin C) to reduce signs of sun aging, lactic acid to help antioxidants do their job, and licorice to tackle hyperpigmentation. I swear it gives my skin an instant glow and plump each morning. I use it so regularly I just reached the end of my bottle and want to restock. —Christie Calucchia, Senior Commerce Editor

I was fortunate enough to visit the iconic Le Sirenuse Hotel in Positano, Italy on my honeymoon last year—possibly the most idyllic, gorgeous place I have ever been, filled with vibrant Mediterranean decor, breathtaking ocean and mountain views, and of course, the scent of the local fresh flowers, plants, and sea water filling the air. This body lotion from the hotel’s fragrance line, Eau d’Italie, lets me bring the aroma home thanks to light notes of the Italian citrus fruit bergamot, lily of the valley, rose, and fresh greens. I love that the lotion not only softens skin but can also take the place of perfume on days when you don’t want to spray something heavy. —April Franzino, Beauty Director

Hannah Jeon is an Associate Commerce Editor at Prevention, where she covers expert-driven commerce content for all things health, beauty, and wellness. Previously the Editorial Assistant at Good Housekeeping, she earned her bachelor’s degree in creative writing and psychology from Johns Hopkins University. When she’s not on the hunt for all the best products online, you can often find her trying out new food spots in New York City or clicking away behind a camera.

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