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Best Cleanser for Normal Skin 2015

Cetaphil Daily

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Best Cleanser for Normal Skin 2015
WINNER 2015

Cetaphil Daily

About as gentle as water itself, this non-soap, fragrance-free cleanser lifts dirt and makeup without leaving skin stripped, says N.Y.C. dermatologist Rosemarie Ingleton. “It’s mild, but it does the job.” 

$7 for 8 fl. oz.
Best Face Mask for Normal Skin 2015

SK-II Facial Treatment

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Best Face Mask for Normal Skin 2015
WINNER 2015

SK-II Facial Treatment

You may resemble Jason with this cotton cutout on your face. But after 10 minutes, “you’ll look like you had the best first date of your life,” says Dr. Hirsch. Pitera, the brand’s signature Japanese yeast extract, penetrates deeply, resulting in instantly smoother skin. 

$95 for six masks
Best Eye Cream for Normal Skin 2015

Neocutis Lumière

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Best Eye Cream for Normal Skin 2015
WINNER 2015

Neocutis Lumière

Layering makeup over some eye creams can be like catching a greased pig. This light version absorbs quickly, making way for liner and shadow, says West Islip, N.Y., dermatologist Kavita Mariwalla. Caffeine deflates puffiness, while hyaluronic acid hydrates to soften crow’s-feet.

$90
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 Eco-Friendly Moisturizer 2015

Juice Beauty Green Apple Age Defy

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Best Eco-Friendly Moisturizer 2015
WINNER 2015

Juice Beauty Green Apple Age Defy

When skin needs TLC, this cushiony cream provides open arms with a trifecta of potent ingredients. Vegetable-based hyaluronic acid plumps, peptides firm, and a cocktail of fruit acids smooths. “It delivers just as well as any other product on the market,” says Mount Kisco, N.Y., dermatologist David Bank. In this case, it’s easy being green.

$45
Best 2014 Daytime Moisturizer with SPF for Normal Skin

Aveeno Positively Radiant SPF30

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

Aveeno Positively Radiant SPF30

This light-reflecting cream is angling to put lasers on hiatus. The soy-based formula combats brown spots and dullness, says N.Y.C. dermatologist Debra Jaliman, and also packs plenty of sun protection. “I never look at anything that’s under SPF 30,” she says.

$17
Best Serum for Normal Skin 2015

Skinceuticals CE Ferulic

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Best Serum for Normal Skin 2015
WINNER 2015, 2014

Skinceuticals CE Ferulic

Like bodyguards for your skin, vitamins C and E in this serum fight free radicals while ferulic acid boosts collagen. Best of all, unlike many anti-agers, it’s nonirritating, says Dr. Shah, making it safe even for those with supersensitive skin.

$162
Best 2014 Night Cream

CeraVe PM

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Best 2014 Night Cream
WINNER 2014

CeraVe PM

Thanks to its time-release technology, this non-greasy moisturizer doses skin with plumping hyaluronic acid and repairing ceramides while you snooze, says Boston dermatologist Emmy Graber. Like a soothing blanket, it also layers well over other treatments, such as retinoids.

$13
Best 2014 Cleanser

Cetaphil Gentle Skin

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Best 2014 Cleanser
WINNER 2014

Cetaphil Gentle Skin

“Most people over- cleanse,” says L.A. dermatologist Karyn Grossman, but this creamy formula hits the right note for normal skin. Humectants wash away dirt and makeup without stripping natural oils. Don’t let its mild manner fool you, though: It’s strong enough that Dr. Grossman says you can clean your entire body with it.

$12
Best 2013 Mask for Normal Skin

Bliss Triple Oxygen

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Best 2013 Mask for Normal Skin
WINNER 2013

Bliss Triple Oxygen

This frothy foam is "a mask with benefits," says Boston dermatologist Ranella Hirsch, and just what normal skin needs during seasonal changes. Humectants and liquefied oxygen coddle, while an antioxidant cocktail (vitamin C and grape-seed extract) rallies collagen and blurs dark spots.

$52
Best 2013 Serum

Neocutis Bio-Restorative

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Best 2013 Serum
WINNER 2013

Neocutis Bio-Restorative

Consider this your Dewey decimal system: .1 percent human-growth factor and .5 percent hyaluronic acid deliver skin that's more radiant and firmer in just 30 days.

$200
Editors' Pick 2012

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Age Erase Recovery Mask

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Editors' Pick 2012
WINNER 2012

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Age Erase Recovery Mask

How does this spa-like mask spell gorgeous skin? With all the most important letters in the alphabet. (Vitamins A, B, C, and E protect precious collagen, while vitamin D soothes dry skin.) The self-heating, two-step mask leaves the complexion smooth and radiant.

$48
Best 2012 Daytime Moisturizer with SPF for Normal Skin

CeraVe AM

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Best 2012 Daytime Moisturizer with SPF for Normal Skin
WINNER 2012

CeraVe AM

It’s a standout broadspectrum sunscreen that wards off UVA/UVB rays while boosting the skin’s barrier with replenishing ceramides, which make it less vulnerable to the elements, says dermatologist David McDaniel of Virginia Beach, Va.

$14
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 2012 Night Cream for Normal Skin

Olay Regenerist Recovery

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Best 2012 Night Cream for Normal Skin
WINNER 2012

Olay Regenerist Recovery

In their effort to soften fine lines, some anti-agers leave skin red or dry. (Hello, irony.) This formula is "hydrating and effective without the intensity that causes irritation," says Beverly Hills dermatologist Robin Schaffran. Particularly impressive is its generous helping of peptides and niacinamide, which have been shown to stimulate collagen and diminish the look of wrinkles.

$19
Best 2012 Cleanser for Normal Skin

Cetaphil Daily Facial

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Best 2012 Cleanser for Normal Skin
WINNER 2012

Cetaphil Daily Facial

What it lacks in bells and whistles it more than makes up for with sheer efficacy. This extra-gentle cleanser lifts dirt and makeup, all without messing with skin’s natural oils, says Debra Luftman, a Calabasas, Calif., dermatologist. It’s so mild that cosmetic surgeon Glenn Vallecillos in Beverly Hills recommends his patients use it post-laser.

$12
Best 2011 Face Tool

Clarisonic Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing System

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Best 2011 Face Tool
WINNER 2011

Clarisonic Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing System

Unlike coarse scrubs, this high-tech tool sloughs away dead skin cells and decongests pores without scratching. In fact, the oscillating bristles are so soft and pliant, they can go to work twice a day, says Karyn Grossman, a dermatologist in Santa Monica, Calif.

$149
Best 2011 Inexpensive Night Cream for Normal Skin

Olay Regenerist Deep Hydration Regenerating Cream

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Best 2011 Inexpensive Night Cream for Normal Skin
WINNER 2011

Olay Regenerist Deep Hydration Regenerating Cream

"There's some real science behind it," says New Orleans dermatologist Mary P. Lupo of this intensely hydrating formula. Amino peptides (small portions of proteins) repair the skin's lipid barrier while you sleep. Translated from nerd-speak: It smooths complexions and fine lines-fast.

$19
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