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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.

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$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
Editors' Pick 2015

Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glotion

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Editors' Pick 2015
WINNER 2015

Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glotion

First, glycolic and lactic acid gently exfoliate; next, caffeine tightens and hyaluronic acid hydrates; then willow-bark extract creates a smooth canvas for tanning agent DHA. More requests? We didn’t think so.

20% off at dgskincare.com from 4/17 until 5/15; use code INSTYLE2015

$38
Best Self-Tanner for Body 2015

St. Tropez Dry Oil

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Best Self-Tanner for Body 2015
WINNER 2015

St. Tropez Dry Oil

Never seen an oil-based sunless tanner before? That’s because the tanning agent DHA usually repels water. (St. Tropez spent two years developing this genius blend.) Smooth it on for instant vacation legs—the dry oil “gives a beautiful golden glow,” says Julie Harris—and eight hours later you’ll have a convincing tan.

$50
Best Deodorant 2015

Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant

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Best Deodorant 2015
WINNER 2015, 2014

Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant

With its active aluminum-based ingredient, it’s as potent as you can get without a prescription-and even comes in a version for sensitive skin. And the waterproof formula “holds up even on the most humid day,” says Washington, D.C., dermatologist Noëlle Sherber.

$10

Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Daily Glow Moisture

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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
Editors' Pick 2015

Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield SPF 30 PA+++

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Editors' Pick 2015
WINNER 2015

Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield SPF 30 PA+++

Some sunscreens claim to be invisible, but, well ... they’re not. Murad is so confident about its claim that the formula actually comes in a transparent vial. But sunscreen is just the start. Peptides encourage collagen production, while black currant and rosemary improve overall texture.  

20% off at murad.com from 4/17 until 5/15; use code INSTYLE20

$65
Best Overall Body Sunscreen 2015

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer SPF 100+

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Best Overall Body Sunscreen 2015
WINNER 2015

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer SPF 100+

With a little salt and a lime, a shot of tequila disappears quickly. Covering your body in a full ounce of sunscreen? Now that’s a challenge. “That’s the amount you need to get full coverage,” says L.A. dermatologist Karyn Grossman. “It’s tough to spread so much lotion.” This spray makes short work of the task; mist on the broad-spectrum shield until “skin looks wet.

$11
Best Eco-Friendly Facial Sunscreen 2015

Colorescience Sunforgettable SPF 50

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Best Eco-Friendly Facial Sunscreen 2015
WINNER 2015

Colorescience Sunforgettable SPF 50

What looks like an elegant powder—both on the face and in the self-dispensing brush—is one of the high- est SPF mineral sunscreens on the market. “I’m always telling patients to reapply sunscreen every two hours, but it’s so hard to do,” says Dr. Annie Chiu, who keeps one of these in her purse. “This makes it easy.”

$64
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 Hair Removal Device 2015

Tria Hair Removal Laser 4x

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Best Hair Removal Device 2015
WINNER 2015, 2014

Tria Hair Removal Laser 4x

Prayers for the peach fuzz–plagued are answered. The same diode laser offered in doctors’ offices is now available at home. Ideal for Snow Whites (those with pale skin and dark hair), it’s safest when set on low and used over a long period of time (typically eight months), says Dr. Noëlle Sherber.

$449
Best Razor 2015

Gillette Fusion ProGlide

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Best Razor 2015
WINNER 2015

Gillette Fusion ProGlide

“Women really benefit from the innovations in men’s razors,” says D.C. dermatologist Noëlle Sherber. This guy has five paper-thin blades that glide safely over danger zones (ankles, knees) thanks to its swiveling head.

$11
Best Body Oil 2015

Neutrogena Body Oil

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Best Body Oil 2015
WINNER 2015

Neutrogena Body Oil

Some body oils leave you feeling like a buttered chicken that’s ready to be popped into the oven. This nongreasy option “soaks into skin after a shower,” says Dr. Susan Binder. If you’re not keen on lotion, sesame seed oil “slips on easily and hydrates just as effectively.”

$10
Best Razor 2015

Gillette Fusion ProGlide

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Best Razor 2015
WINNER 2015

Gillette Fusion ProGlide

“Women really benefit from the innovations in men’s razors,” says D.C. dermatologist Noëlle Sherber. This guy has five paper-thin blades that glide safely over danger zones (ankles, knees) thanks to its swiveling head.

$11
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