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        Best Self-Tanner for Body 2016

        St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse

        Best Self-Tanner for Body 2016
        WINNER 2016

        St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse

        To quote several makeup artists, this dihydroxyacetonepowered mousse glides on streakfree without a lot of effort or mess (thanks in part to a complimentary applicator mitt) and creates a natural-looking glow in the short and long term. The temporary bronzer delivers on the spot; the DHA produces a tan within hours that can last for several days. The only aveat in the mix? “You have to make sure that your skin isn’t dry before applying,” says Fabiola. “I spray legs with water, then apply a moisturizing lotion. After that, the solution goes on easier and looks more even.”

        $42
        Best Body Moisturizer 2016

        Clinique Body Butter

        Best Body Moisturizer 2016
        WINNER 2016, 2006

        Clinique Body Butter

        Inside this tub you’ll find a virtual treasure trove of rich, luxurious ingredients. It’s dense with powerhouse moisturizers like shea butter and glycerin to give skin a soft, supple feel, and vitamin E offers antioxidant protection. When the mercury dips and you’re really feeling dry, you can try this editor trick: Spike your daily dose with a few drops of oil, like argan or coconut, for a doubly decadent (and reparative) sensorial delight.

        $30
        Best Deodorant 2016

        Dove Clinical Protection Anti-Perspirant

        Best Deodorant 2016
        WINNER 2016

        Dove Clinical Protection Anti-Perspirant

        The next time you’re standing in front of a massive deodorant lineup at your local grocery store, consider more than just your favorite scent. This stick is doctor-recommended for blocking odor and wetness while delivering skin-soothing ingredients, Dr. Chiu says. Essential among those, she says, is sunflower-seed oil. “Its moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties really work to minimize irritation.”

        $8
        Best Body Wash 2016

        Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash

        Best Body Wash 2016
        WINNER 2016, 2015, 2014

        Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash

        Have you been relying on your body lotion to mend all the rough patches? Then you’re not addressing what could be causing them in the first place: hot showers. When you make them a daily habit, you can strip your skin and break down the moisture barrier, says Dr. Nazarian. And we all know that it’s a lot easier to prevent cracks than to seal them up. Enter this bodywash, which restores moisture while it cleanses away dirt and grime. “I even use it as a shaving cream,” says Dr. Nazarian.

        $7
        Best Body Scrub 2016

        Josie Maran Body Scrub

        Best Body Scrub 2016
        WINNER 2016

        Josie Maran Body Scrub

        By nature, body scrubs tend to be a study in contrast (exfoliating granules suspended in hydrating oils). But this one gets the balance just right. “It doesn’t have excess oil, so the product shouldn’t cause you to slip in the shower,” notes Dr. Henry. On the flip side, these sugar granules “slough skin without causing damage.” And the subtle scent of citrus in the argan-oil confection sends us straight to our happy place.

        $38
        Best Body Oil 2016

        Neutrogena Body Oil

        Best Body Oil 2016
        WINNER 2016, 2015

        Neutrogena Body Oil

        You’d be hard-pressed to find a person who doesn’t love this cult classic. The silky (yet fast-absorbing) texture, faintly floral scent, and repairing benefits of this oil are just three reasons we’re enamored. The hydrator sinks in and dries quickly, even when applied from neck to toes—which really should be done right after a shower to seal in moisture, says Dr. Palm. The sesame-oil mix also provides antioxidant vitamin E.

        $9
        Best Shaving Cream 2016

        Aveeno Therapeutic Shaving Cream

        Best Shaving Cream 2016
        WINNER 2016, 2015

        Aveeno Therapeutic Shaving Cream

        “There are a lot of things I love about this cream,” says Dr. Graber. It serves as a hydrating layer that smooths the way for your razor. But even better, the product prevents itchy irritation with oatmeal and aloe while also moisturizing with glycerin. And instead of clogging and catching between your blades (like thick, milky formulas can), this blend rinses off without gumming things up.

        $4
        Best Razor 2016

        Gilette Venus Swirl

        Best Razor 2016
        WINNER 2016

        Gilette Venus Swirl

        Are you guilty of shopping in the guys’ section to score a sharp, pivoting-head razor? Then call off the search and lay claim to this “awesome” tool, which Dr. Graber says “easily moves around ankles and knees so it gets every hair without causing nicks or cuts.”

        $10
        Best Body Sunscreen 2016

        Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch

        Best Body Sunscreen 2016
        WINNER 2016

        Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch

        “It doesn’t feel like you’re wearing sunscreen” is just about the biggest compliment you can pay to a sunscreen. And that’s exactly what Dr. Graber says about this sheer, fast-absorbing formula. You’ll get a comfortable, dry-touch matte finish, plus top-notch protection against UVA and UVB rays. “It’s broadspectrum, so it shields the body from those aging, damaging rays,” explains Dr. Graber.

        $10
        Normal Skin Scrub 2016

        First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Polish

        Normal Skin Scrub 2016
        WINNER 2016

        First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Polish

        Not all scrubs are created equal: This creamy slougher is free of microbeads (tiny synthetic balls that pose a danger to marine life) and rough-edged abrasives. “The product contains pulverized shea-nut shells, which are soft, smooth, and safe for the environment,” says N.Y.C. dermatologist Joshua Zeichner. The finegrit formula also boasts willow-bark extract, which gently eliminates dead cells. Even many sensitive types can handle this polisher.

        $24
        Best Foot Cream 2016

        L’Occitane Shea Butter Foot Cream

        Best Foot Cream 2016
        WINNER 2016, 2015, 2014

        L’Occitane Shea Butter Foot Cream

        Why, hello again. This shea-butter base takes the prize for pampering stiletto-pinched feet too. If you’re as finicky as Goldilocks, our panelists say this item is sure to please: It’s not so light that it fails to soften and not so heavy that you “struggle to apply it,” says Vega. The blend, which also contains coconut oil and honey extract, leaves skin supple, hydrates hardened cuticles, and renders sandpaper soles and heels smooth. Use it during the day to cast a sheer, light-catching sheen, making your feet and calves look infinitely better in your gladiator sandals. At night, make like Vega and slather it on before bed, covering your feet with thick cotton (read: breathable) socks immediately after. This not only seals in precious moisture but also prevents you from an unexpected slip ’n’ slide during a midnight bathroom run.

        $28
        Best Hand Cream 2016

        L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream

        Best Hand Cream 2016
        WINNER 2016, 2015, 2012

        L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream

        It feels like buttah. Shea buttah, to be exact. But better smelling and less greasy too, says manicurist Ami Vega, who’s been reaching for this rich moisturizer for years. And its price breaks down to a pretty bargain given how just a “tiny, pea-size dot covers your entire hand,” she says. And the hydrating shield holds on, even after a vigorous hand washing during flu season.

        $28
        Best Sport Sunscreen 2016

        Elta MD UV Sport SPF 50

        Best Sport Sunscreen 2016
        WINNER 2016, 2015

        Elta MD UV Sport SPF 50

        While the stellar protection (9 percent zinc oxide, which is “even superior to titanium dioxide,” says Dr. Palm) sets this formula apart in the category of best water-resistant SPF, its clean finish helps hoist it into the top spot. It spreads easily and is transparent so you can avoid that pasty or chalky look. And it won’t run off while you’re sweating either, says Dr. Nazarian, who adds that the SPF occupies a permanent place in her beach bag.

        $22
        Best Self-Tanner for Face 2016

        Clarins Intense Bronze Self-Tanning Tint

        Best Self-Tanner for Face 2016
        WINNER 2016

        Clarins Intense Bronze Self-Tanning Tint

        If the “intense” part of the name makes you nervous, keep calm and slather on. With this fast-acting lotion you get more of a sun-kissed glow than an artificial tint. With dihydroxyacetone, an ingredient that prompts pigment development in the upper layers of skin, this liquid is also tinted so you get an immediate payoff (and a deeper radiance develops within a few hours). The transformation is so subtle, you can do multiple applications to reach your desired effect, says makeup artist Yolonda Frederick-Thompson.

        $38
        Best Mineral Facial Sunscreen 2016

        Colorescience Sunforgettable SPF 50

        Best Mineral Facial Sunscreen 2016
        WINNER 2016

        Colorescience Sunforgettable SPF 50

        You know how you’re supposed to touch up your sunscreen every couple of hours? Here’s a winner that’ll actually make that often “forgotten” task easy to do. With SPF 50 powder loaded into this portable brush, you can reapply faster than you can say “mineral-based broad-spectrum protection.” Dr. Palm says, “I get men and women alike to use this product,” adding that you can choose one of four shades to work into your complexion.

        $64
        Best Facial Sunscreen 2016

        Elta MD UV Clear SPF 46

        Best Facial Sunscreen 2016
        WINNER 2016, 2015, 2014

        Elta MD UV Clear SPF 46

        In a world crammed full of beauty hybrids (BBs, CCs, EEs—we could go on), let us explain this multitalented pick: It’s a broadspectrum sunscreen. And moisturizer. And primer. The lotion (which comes in a tinted and untinted version) is lightweight and nonsticky, and it has both physical protection (to prevent rays from penetrating skin) as well as chemical blockers (which absorb and then scatter UV rays) to fight everything from skin cancer to hyperpigmentation. And it won’t feel slick under makeup. “This formula really raises the bar,” says Dr. Chiu. It’s not oppressive, and it promotes the health of your skin, she says.

        $32
        Best Oil-Free Facial Sunscreen 2016

        Elta MD UV Clear SPF 46

        Best Oil-Free Facial Sunscreen 2016
        WINNER 2016

        Elta MD UV Clear SPF 46

        Tell your inner skeptic (the one who feels a breakout coming on at the mere mention of the word “oil”) to chill out. This is an oil-free formula—and it says “clear” on the label for a reason: “It’s invisible, even on the darkest skin tone, and yet it contains 9 percent zinc. That’s unbelievable!” says Dr. Ingleton. And while it’s got your SPF handled, this fixer
        also helps keep blemishes and spots at bay with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. “This is my go-to for acne patients,” says Dr. Bank.

        $32
        Editor’s Pick
        Editor's Pick - Multitasking SPF 2016

        La Roche-Posay Effaclar BB Blur

        Editor’s Pick
        WINNER 2016

        La Roche-Posay Effaclar BB Blur

        “The best sunscreen is the one you’ll actually wear. This lotion has bonus benefits: It plays down pores and lines.”
        —ANGELIQUE SERRANO, BEAUTY DIRECTOR

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        $30
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