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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 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 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

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 Sport Sunscreen 2015

Elta MD SPF 50

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Best Sport Sunscreen 2015
WINNER 2015

Elta MD SPF 50

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 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 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 2014 Sport Sunscreen

SkinCeuticals Sport SPF 50

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Best 2014 Sport Sunscreen
WINNER 2014

SkinCeuticals Sport SPF 50

What does it take to win this category? Powerhouse UVA/UVB-blocker titanium zinc oxide, for one. But with added antioxidants-and a plankton extract that N.Y.C. plastic surgeon Adam Kolker says protects skin from heat stress-this player goes the extra mile.

$40
Best 2013 Sport Sunscreen

Coppertone Sport Continuous Spray SPF 70+

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Best 2013 Sport Sunscreen
WINNER 2013

Coppertone Sport Continuous Spray SPF 70+

Meet a broad-spectrum sunscreen that doesn’t give up easily. In fact, it lasts for 80 minutes, says Virginia Beach dermatologist David McDaniel— even through sweating and Olympic-style swimming.

$10/6 oz.
Best 2013 Editor's Picks

Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pad for Body

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Best 2013 Editor's Picks
WINNER 2013, 2011

Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pad for Body

This smarty-pants bronzer exfoliates as it tans, so your reward is a rich, non-splotchy gleam that never looks fake. The towelettes contain vitamin D to hydrate and firm skin, while capislow reduces hair growth.

$45 Array
Best 2013 Editor's Pick

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Glow Pad for Body

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Best 2013 Editor's Pick
WINNER 2013

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Glow Pad for Body

This smarty-pants bronzer exfoliates as it tans, so your reward is a rich, non-splotchy gleam that never looks fake. The towelettes contain vitamin D to hydrate and firm skin, while capislow reduces hair growth.

$45
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