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        Best Self-Tanner for Face 2015

        Clarins Liquid Bronze Self Tanning

        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

        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 Overall Facial Sunscreen 2015

        Elta MD UV Clear SPF 46

        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
        Editor’s Pick
        Editors' Pick 2015

        Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glotion

        Editor’s Pick
        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.

         

        $38
        Best Self-Tanner for Body 2015

        St. Tropez Dry Oil

        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

        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
        Editor’s Pick

        Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Daily Glow Moisture

        Editor’s 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
        Editor’s Pick
        Editors' Pick 2015

        Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield SPF 30 PA+++

        Editor’s Pick
        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.  

         

        $65
        Best Overall Body Sunscreen 2015

        Neutrogena Ultra Sheer SPF 100+

        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

        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

        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

        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

        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 Razor 2015

        Gillette Fusion ProGlide

        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 2014 Body Self-Tanner

        St. Tropez Everyday Body

        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

        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

        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

        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
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