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        Best 2011 Mask for Sensitive Skin

        Avène Soothing Moisture Mask

        Best 2011 Mask for Sensitive Skin
        WINNER 2011, 2010

        Avène Soothing Moisture Mask

        Unlike other masks that harden on your face, this one feels as gentle as water-and is just as quenching. It soothes with safflower oil and wipes off easily with a tissue, says Ava Shamban, a dermatologist in Santa Monica, Calif.

        $22/1.69 oz.
        Best 2011 Daytime Moisturizer with SPF for Sensitive Skin

        Aveeno Ultra Calming Moisturizer SPF15

        Best 2011 Daytime Moisturizer with SPF for Sensitive Skin
        WINNER 2011

        Aveeno Ultra Calming Moisturizer SPF15

        Loaded with redness-reducing feverfew, this fast-absorbing lotion hydrates the most delicate skin. "It has great antioxidant and anti-aging properties as well," adds Miami Beach dermatologist Leslie Baumann.

        $17
        Best 2009 Sunscreen for Sensitive Skin

        Vanicream Sunscreen, Sensitive Skin, SPF 60

        Best 2009 Sunscreen for Sensitive Skin
        WINNER 2009

        Vanicream Sunscreen, Sensitive Skin, SPF 60

        This preservative-free, broad-spectrum sunblock is "designed to be gentle" for people with ultrasensitive skin, says dermatologist Charles Crutchfield of Eagan, Minn.

        $17/4 oz.
        Best 2005 Facial Moisturizer with SPF for Sensitive Skin

        Eucerin Extra Protective Moisture Lotion SPF 30

        Best 2005 Facial Moisturizer with SPF for Sensitive Skin
        WINNER 2005

        Eucerin Extra Protective Moisture Lotion SPF 30

        The "gold standards" of sun-protection ingredients are microfine zinc and titanium oxides, says N.Y.C. dermatologist Debra Jaliman. This has both, to guard against aging UVA rays and burning UVB rays.

        $8/4 fl. oz.
        Best 2006 Facial Moisturizer with Sunscreen for Sensitive Skin

        Roc Age Diminishing Daily Moisturizer SPF 15

        Best 2006 Facial Moisturizer with Sunscreen for Sensitive Skin
        WINNER 2006

        Roc Age Diminishing Daily Moisturizer SPF 15

        The soy in this creamy lotion helps firm skin and diminish brown spots. Robert Buka says that over time it "gives skin a noticeably well-rested appearance." The pros also laud its light texture and quick absorption.

        $18/3 fl. oz.
        Best 2006 Heavy-Duty Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin

        Lancôme Absolue Night Recovery Treatment

        Best 2006 Heavy-Duty Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin
        WINNER 2006

        Lancôme Absolue Night Recovery Treatment

        "Thick but not greasy, it absorbs quickly with an elegant feel and scent," Beverly Hills dermatologist Mark Rubin says about this luxurious cream. Wild yams, soy and sea algae help plump and hydrate dry skin.

        $155/2.6 oz.
        Best 2007 Everday Moisturizer (no SPF) for Sensitive Skin

        La Roche-Posay Rosaliac Skin Perfecting Anti-Redness Moisturizer

        Best 2007 Everday Moisturizer (no SPF) for Sensitive Skin
        WINNER 2007

        La Roche-Posay Rosaliac Skin Perfecting Anti-Redness Moisturizer

        The mint color cuts redness, and vitamin C evens skin tone, says Montclair, N.J., dermatologist Jeanine Downie of this scent-free formula made with soothing caffeine.

        $33/1.35 oz.
        Best 2011 Rosacea Treatment for Sensitive Skin

        Eucerin Redness Relief Daily Perfecting Lotion SPF15

        Best 2011 Rosacea Treatment for Sensitive Skin
        WINNER 2011

        Eucerin Redness Relief Daily Perfecting Lotion SPF15

        Unusually effective for an over-the-counter treatment, it reduces blotchiness with licorice-root extract and a subtle green tint, says N.Y.C. dermatologist Darrell Rigel.

        $15/1.7 oz.
        Best 2007 Toner for Sensitive Skin

        Clarins Extra-Comfort Toning Lotion

        Best 2007 Toner for Sensitive Skin
        WINNER 2007

        Clarins Extra-Comfort Toning Lotion

        The aloe and almond oils in this alcohol-free toner are excellent for sensitive skin, says Boston dermatologist Ramsey Alsarraf. It also delivers vitamins A, B and E.

        $30/6.8 oz.
        Best 2011 Anti-Wrinkle Treatment for Sensitive Skin

        Olay Regenerist Perfecting Cream

        Best 2011 Anti-Wrinkle Treatment for Sensitive Skin
        WINNER 2011

        Olay Regenerist Perfecting Cream

        Stocked with wrinkle-fighting pentapeptides, this lightweight, non-greasy cream offers "scientifically documented efficacy-at a fifth of the price of other products made with the same active ingredient," Rubin says.

        $21/1.7 oz.
        Best 2007 Wrinkle Treatment for Sensitive Skin

        Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Plantidote Mega-Mushroom Face Serum

        Best 2007 Wrinkle Treatment for Sensitive Skin
        WINNER 2007

        Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Plantidote Mega-Mushroom Face Serum

        This light ginger-and-basil-scented serum brims with antioxidants that make skin look healthier, says Drore Eisen. Natural extracts (including mushrooms used in Chinese medicine) heal stressed skin.

        $66/1.7 oz.
        Best 2006 Rosacea Treatment for Sensitive Skin

        Eucerin Redness Relief Soothing Night Crème

        Best 2006 Rosacea Treatment for Sensitive Skin
        WINNER 2006

        Eucerin Redness Relief Soothing Night Crème

        This oil- and fragrance-free moisturizer contains licorice root, a natural extract that has been shown to reduce redness and soothe irritated skin, says L.A. dermatologist Derek Jones, who likes its nongreasy texture.

        $14/1.7 oz.
        Best 2009 Night Cream for Sensitive Skin

        RevaleSkin Night Cream

        Best 2009 Night Cream for Sensitive Skin
        WINNER 2009

        RevaleSkin Night Cream

        Squashing free radicals isn't the only claim to fame of this antioxidant-rich formula: The grapefruit-scented lotion also soothes redness, softens wrinkles and brightens skin. And it's safe to use around the eyes, says N.Y.C. dermatologist Doris Day.

        $120/1.7 oz.
        Best 2010 Night Cream for Sensitive Skin

        Aveeno Ultra Calming Night Cream

        Best 2010 Night Cream for Sensitive Skin
        WINNER 2010

        Aveeno Ultra Calming Night Cream

        Anti-inflammatory ingredients such as feverfew, oatmeal, and moisturizing soy keep redness at bay. Even the most touchy complexions aren't aggravated, says San Diego dermatologic surgeon Mitchel Goldman.

        $150/1.7 oz.
        Best 2011 Inexpensive Night Cream for Sensitive Skin

        Eucerin Redness Relief Soothing Night Crème

        Best 2011 Inexpensive Night Cream for Sensitive Skin
        WINNER 2011

        Eucerin Redness Relief Soothing Night Crème

        This fragrance-free cream, which is infused with anti-inflammatory licorice-root extract, leaves delicate skin radiant, not ruddy. "My patients have gotten great results with it," says N.Y.C. dermatologist Susan Binder.

        $15/1.7 oz.
        Best 2005 Facial Exfoliator for Sensitive Skin

        Kinara Lactic Acid Hydrating Serum

        Best 2005 Facial Exfoliator for Sensitive Skin
        WINNER 2005

        Kinara Lactic Acid Hydrating Serum

        "It's a light serum that absorbs readily into the skin," says Washington, D.C., dermatologist Cheryl Burgess. Its lactic and glycolic acids are nonabrasive exfoliants that deeply clean pores. The serum also has soothing chamomile and green tea.

        $7/1 oz.
        Best 2009 Exfoliator for Sensitive Skin

        Clarins One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser

        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 2010 Exfoliator for Sensitive Skin

        Neutrogena Deep Clean Gentle Scrub Oil-Free

        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.
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