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Best Anti-Aging Exfoliator 2015

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant

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Best Anti-Aging Exfoliator 2015
WINNER 2015, 2010

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant

A few drops of water turn this ultra-fine powder into a creamy paste, then nonabrasive rice bran whisks away dead cells. "It's great for anyone with clogged pores," says N.Y.C. dermatologist Rosemarie Ingleton. Plus, the scrub contains licorice-which evens skin tone-and green tea to protect skin from free radicals.

$52
Best Scrub 2015

Caudalie Deep Cleansing

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Best Scrub 2015
WINNER 2015

Caudalie Deep Cleansing

Microparticles gently lift dead skin cells without any rips or tears, leaving skin primed for quenching grape pulp. "A lot of scrubs are made for oily skin," says Dr. Chiu. "This one is whipped and creamy, so it moiusturizers as it exfoliates. I don't know of any other like it." 

$35
Best Microdermabrasion Device

PMD

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Best Microdermabrasion Device
WINNER 2015

PMD

A spinning disc the size of a pencil eraser is coated with aluminum oxide crystals to slough away dulling dead skin

cells, while a light vacuum stimulates blood flow. Skin is left “noticeably smoother and softer,” says Dr. Melanie Palm.

Dr. Jaliman adds that the buffing action “fades brown spots.”

$159
Best Exfoliating Brush 2015

Clarisonic Smart Profile

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Best Exfoliating Brush 2015
WINNER 2015

Clarisonic Smart Profile

Sometimes a good thing gets even better. The latest version of the OG cleansing brush uses smart technology, shifting

into targeted modes based on face position (gentle on cheeks, amplified on the forehead and nose). “It removes makeup and grime so much more effectively than manual cleansing ever could,” says Dr. Joshua Zeichner.

$265
Best Scrub 2015

Murad Skin Smoothing Polish

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Best Scrub 2015
WINNER 2015

Murad Skin Smoothing Polish

You’ll barely feel the beads in this polish, but that doesn’t make them any less effective at clearing pores. Expect fewer blackheads and more mellowed blemishes since cinnamon extract “calms in flammation,” says Dr. Annie Chiu.

$30
Best 2014 Microdermabrasion Device

PMD

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Best 2014 Microdermabrasion Device
WINNER 2014

PMD

You don’t have to be a pro to slough your way to flawlessness with this wand tipped with crystals. “Control rests with the machine, not with the untrained person,” says Dr. Sejal Shah. Equipped bwith one simple setting, it couldn’t be easier to use: “It’s really just an on-off button,” he says.

$179
Best 2014 Exfoliator

Aveeno Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Daily Scrub

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Best 2014 Exfoliator
WINNER 2014

Aveeno Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Daily Scrub

Some scrubs can leave microscopic lacerations in their wake, but the round microbeads in this soy-based brightener are gentle enough for daily exfoliating, says Dr. Emmy Graber.

$7
Best 2014 Exfoliating Brush

Clarisonic Aria

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Best 2014 Exfoliating Brush
WINNER 2014

Clarisonic Aria

Like a street sweeper for dead skin cells and dulling debris, this tool clears the way so that serums and anti-agers can get the job done. The head massages at three speeds (from delicate to deep cleaning), but all “give your skin the glowy look that everyone wants,” says N.Y.C. dermatologist Anthony Rossi.

$199
Best 2012 Exfoliator for Dry Skin

Fresh Sugar Face Polish

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Best 2012 Exfoliator for Dry Skin
WINNER 2012

Fresh Sugar Face Polish

Washington, D.C., dermatologist Noelle Sherber says this all-natural exfoliator gives dry skin just what it’s hungry for: invigorating brown sugar and soothing wild strawberries. Together the duo hydrates while it sloughs. Plus, with its yummy scent, you get some addictive aromatherapy to boot.

$55
Editors' Pick 2012

Bliss Pore-Fector Gadget and Toner

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Editors' Pick 2012
WINNER 2012

Bliss Pore-Fector Gadget and Toner

No matter how gunked up pores get, this kit clears them out. Sonic waves loosen dirt and oils so skin can readily lap up the antioxidants of whatever cream you apply afterward.

$185
Best 2012 Exfoliator for Normal Skin

Clarisonic Cleansing System

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Best 2012 Exfoliator for Normal Skin
WINNER 2012

Clarisonic Cleansing System

It’s well known that dry skin rebuffs the advances of coarse exfoliating beads. That’s why this brush is Washington, D.C., dermatologist Elizabeth Tanzi’s all-time favorite way to achieve glowy skin. With two customizable settings, the oscillating bristles gently sweep away dead cells, making it easier for active ingredients in your night cream to penetrate skin.

$195
Best 2010 Exfoliator for Sensitive Skin

Neutrogena Deep Clean Gentle Scrub Oil-Free

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Best 2010 Exfoliator for Sensitive Skin
WINNER 2010

Neutrogena Deep Clean Gentle Scrub Oil-Free

Tiny, nonabrasive beads and beta-hydroxy acid get rid of dead cells without scratching your complexion. Hackensack, N.J., dermatologist Robin Ashinoff praises the way it "rinses off cleanly without leaving the skin feeling tight."

$7/4.2 oz.
Best 2010 Brightener

Aveeno Skin Brightening Daily Scrub

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Best 2010 Brightener
WINNER 2010

Aveeno Skin Brightening Daily Scrub

Tiny exfoliating beads slough off dry skin, while soy deeply moisturizes. This oil-free scrub is "gentle enough to use every day, even on sensitive skin," says N.Y.C. dermatologist Susan Binder.

$85 oz.
Best 2011 Exfoliator for Normal Skin

Vivité Exfoliating Facial Cleanser

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Best 2011 Exfoliator for Normal Skin
WINNER 2011

Vivité Exfoliating Facial Cleanser

With a powerful blend of alpha hydroxy acids(to decongest pores), cushiony microbeads (to gently polish), and salicylic acid (to treat and prevent breakouts), this multitasker is a triple threat to problem skin, says dermatologist David McDaniel of Virginia Beach, Va.

$35
Best 2009 Exfoliator for Dry Skin

Clinique Exfoliating Scrub

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Best 2009 Exfoliator for Dry Skin
WINNER 2009

Clinique Exfoliating Scrub

Spherical beads slough away dead cells without scratching skin the way grainy particles tend to, says Francesca Fusco, a N.Y.C. dermatologist. She also praises how effortlessly the creamy scrub rinses away.

$18/3.4 oz.
Best 2009 Exfoliator for Acne Prone Skin

Neutrogena Deep Clean Gentle Scrub

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Best 2009 Exfoliator for Acne Prone Skin
WINNER 2009

Neutrogena Deep Clean Gentle Scrub

This peach-scented scrub, with skin-smoothing beta hydroxy acid and cushiony microbeads, "tackles blackheads and white-heads without stripping the skin of its natural oils," says Virgil Hatcher, a N.Y.C. dermatologist, who recommends using it twice a day.

$7/4.2 oz.
Best 2009 Exfoliator for Sensitive Skin

Clarins One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser

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Best 2009 Exfoliator for Sensitive Skin
WINNER 2009

Clarins One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser

Tiny, smooth microbeads in this citrus-scented scrub gently remove dirt, loosen dead skin cells and then "melt away" so skin is left clean and soft, says L.A. dermatologist Jessica Wu.

$35/4.4 oz.
Best 2008 Facial Scrub

Aveeno Skin Brightening Daily Scrub

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Best 2008 Facial Scrub
WINNER 2008

Aveeno Skin Brightening Daily Scrub

The smooth microbeads in this scrub gently exfoliate, while the soy adds moisture to soften skin. "This product cleanses without leaving a tight finish and exfoliates without being harsh," says N.Y.C. dermatologist Laurie J. Polis.

$85 oz.
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