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Best Shaving Cream 2015

Aveeno Shaving Cream

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Best Shaving Cream 2015
WINNER 2015

Aveeno Shaving Cream

Blended, this gel turns into a creamy whip that's loaded with a moisturizing soy complex. "Studies show soy can reduce hair growth," says Dr. Francesca Fusco. "I like the dispenser—you can control how much comes out." 

$4
Best Daytime Moisturizer with SPF for Oily Skin 2015

EltaMD UV Clear SPF 46

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Best Daytime Moisturizer with SPF for Oily Skin 2015
WINNER 2015, 2014

EltaMD UV Clear SPF 46

Prone to clogged pores and persistent breakouts? The one-two punch of zinc sunblock and hyaluronic acid in this featherweight formula won’t aggravate acne, says Dr. Karyn Grossman. And niacinamide—an anti-inflammatory that controls sebum production—also guarantees you’ll be knocked out.

EltaMD

$32
Best Self-Tanner for Face 2015

Clarins Liquid Bronze Self Tanning

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Best Self-Tanner for Face 2015
WINNER 2015, 2014

Clarins Liquid Bronze Self Tanning

Its glow looks super-natural, not “supernatural,” says L.A. makeup artist Tracey Levy, who suggests applying this lotion under morning makeup and letting it “build throughout the day, effortlessly.” The formula also complements a spectrum of complexions, from fair to olive. Clarins

$36
Best Bar Soap 2015

Dove Beauty Bar

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Best Bar Soap 2015
WINNER 2015, 2014

Dove Beauty Bar

What’s missing from this classic? Skin-stripping cleansers, a heavy fragrance, and a hefty price tag. Says Boston plastic surgeon Ramsey Alsarraf: “It’s the ultimate example of less is more.”

$11 for 6 bars
Best Body Wash 2015

Dove Deep Moisture

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Best Body Wash 2015
WINNER 2015, 2014

Dove Deep Moisture

The brand claims to moisturize 10 layers beneath skin’s surface. Really? But skeptics can stand down: The formula does “penetrate more deeply with a longer-acting result,” says Boston dermatologist Ranella Hirsch. Plus, it lathers like a champ.

$5
Best Overall Facial Sunscreen 2015

Elta MD UV Clear SPF 46

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Best Overall Facial Sunscreen 2015
WINNER 2015

Elta MD UV Clear SPF 46

A chemical and physical sunscreen in a totally clear formula? We were shocked too. “It’s superlightweight but gives great coverage,” says Miami dermatologist Leslie Baumann. A generous 5 percent concentration of niacinamide combats the sun’s wrinkle-inducing effects.

$32
Best Scrub 2015

Philosophy the Microdelivery

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Best Scrub 2015
WINNER 2015

Philosophy the Microdelivery

In this case, “scrub” is a bit of a misnomer, as there’s not a walnut shell, a microbead, or an apricot pit in sight. This pearly formula harnesses the power of apple amino acids and “gives you a soft exfoliation without being abrasive,” says Cambridge, Mass., dermatologist Ranella Hirsch. 

$28/8 fl. oz.
Best Hand Cream 2015

L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream

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Best Hand Cream 2015
WINNER 2015, 2012

L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream

This honey-enriched shea-butter hand cream "should be kept on every woman’s nightstand," insists Dr. Debra Jaliman. No need to convince us since this ultra-hydrating (yet never greasy) formulation soothes even the most parched hands.

$28
Best Sport Sunscreen 2015

EltaMD SPF50

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Best Sport Sunscreen 2015
WINNER 2015

EltaMD SPF50

If you’re a boogie boarding, chicken-playing, dock-jumping type of gal, this water-resistant formula will make sure you can spend your time doing those things instead of constantly reapplying. “It’s water resistant for 80 minutes, and it doesn’t sting the eyes,” says dermatologist Susan Binder. Also: major staying power doesn’t translate to major white residue.

$22
Best 2014 Body Self-Tanner

St. Tropez Everyday Body

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Best 2014 Body Self-Tanner
WINNER 2014

St. Tropez Everyday Body

Makeup artists praise the gel for what it has: erythrulose, a nontoxic tanning agent found in raspberries that provides color so you see where you're applying it to avoid streaks. But they also applaud what it lacks: "that horrible self-tanner smell," says N.Y.C. makeup artist Bruce Wayne.

$30
Best 2014 Body Lotion

CeraVe Moisturizing Cream

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Best 2014 Body Lotion
WINNER 2014

CeraVe Moisturizing Cream

Even the itchiest scales will be soothed by this sustained-release lotion. Thanks to a standout mix of humectants and barrier protectors like ceramides, “it won’t wear off in 20 minutes,” says N.Y.C. dermatologist Ellen Marmur.

$15/16 oz.
Best 2014 Eco-Friendly Sun-Care Brand

Colorescience

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Best 2014 Eco-Friendly Sun-Care Brand
WINNER 2014

Colorescience

This hybrid line thinks like sunblock but acts like makeup. Its Skin Bronzing Face Primer contains dimethicone, “a silicone base that gives you a flawless look,” says Smithtown, N.Y., dermatologist Marina Peredo. But since there’s zinc oxide and titanium dioxide in every facial product, protection is a top priority.

Primer, $46
Best 2014 Facial Sunscreen

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Light Fluid SPF 60

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Best 2014 Facial Sunscreen
WINNER 2014

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Light Fluid SPF 60

Let’s face it—many heavy-duty sunscreens can be a thick, hot mess. Thankfully, this water-resistant bad boy is practically weightless. Karen Burke, an N.Y.C. dermatologist, says its main UVA/UVB-blocker, mexoryl, “is super-protective,” yet the texture isn’t sticky, so you can layer it under foundation.

$30
Best Foot Cream 2015

L'Occitane Shea Butter Dry Skin Foot Cream

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Best Foot Cream 2015
WINNER 2015, 2014

L'Occitane Shea Butter Dry Skin Foot Cream

This formula isn’t just about its luxurious feel: “It’s good for the hygiene of your feet,” says Beverly Hills aesthetician Gina Mari. It contains lavender to kill odor-causing bacteria,arnica to ease inflammation, and cooling mint to scent and soothe.

$28/5.2 oz.
Best 2014 Editors' Pick

Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Daily Glow Moisture

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Best 2014 Editors' Pick
WINNER 2014

Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Daily Glow Moisture

This slow-developing self-tanner is as helpful to skin as real tans are harmful. With glycolic acid, moisture-sealing phospholipids, and pore-clearing willow bark extract in the mix, it’s no wonder Dr. Gross nicknamed it Glotion.

$42 Array
Best 2014 Body Sunscreen

Elta MD SPF 30+

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Best 2014 Body Sunscreen
WINNER 2014

Elta MD SPF 30+

An allover sunscreen that’s refined enough to use on your face? Now we’ve heard everything. The transparent zinc oxide in this lotion won’t leave you chalky or alter your makeup. Best of all, says Dr. Susan Binder, this multitasker cuts down on medicine-cabinet clutter. “It’s so light you could use it as a daily moisturizer.”

$30
Best Body Scrub 2015

Fresh Brown Sugar

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Best Body Scrub 2015
WINNER 2015, 2014

Fresh Brown Sugar

Indulge in this sugar-based scrub, which leaves behind a gorgeous sheen so skin “steeps” in deliciousness long after you’ve stepped out of the shower, says Mari. And with comparatively large sugar granules, it’s a gentler exfoliator than sandier rivals.

$65
Best 2014 Razor

Gillette Venus Embrace

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Best 2014 Razor
WINNER 2014

Gillette Venus Embrace

Everything about this shaver, from its ergonomic handle to its protective moisturizing strip, was made with women in mind. The pivoting head “adjusts to the curves around your ankle and knee,” says Dr. Marmur. No men’s equivalent can compete.

$13
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