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BODY

Some of us love the feel of a thick cream; others prefer oils. Regardless of the formula, these body boosters get the job done.

 

Best Bath Oil—AHAVA Shower & Bath Oil: AHAVA may be best-known for its mud masks, but it also has the bath-and-shower thing down. This plant-fueled Shower & Bath Oil is proof—it works double-duty as a relaxing soak or a nourishing body wash.

Best Body Wash—Cetaphil Ultra Gentle Body Wash: After decades of creating top products for the face, Cetaphil has successfully gone full-body with its Ultra Gentle Body Wash, a non-stripping, fragrance-free formula that just feels good on sensitive skin.

Best Bath Salts—goop G.Tox Detox 5 Salt Bath Soak: The gray water it creates may not look pretty (hold the cleaning supplies, it washes away clean), but 20 minutes a night with goop G.Tox Detox 5 Salt Bath Soak really does transform mind and body.

Best Body Scrub—OGX Smoothing + Coconut Coffee Scrub & Wash: The price is nice and so is the scent, but what makes OGX Smoothing + Coconut Coffee Scrub & Wash a standout is its strong case that nourishing oils and effective exfoliators can actually coexist.

Best Unisex Body Line—Nécessaire: Insta-famous, sustainable and formulated with clean ingredients, Nécessaire backs up the dermatologist-favorite adage that, yes, the skin on our bodies does deserve the same treatment we give to our faces.

Best Treatment For Rough Skin—Eucerin Roughness Relief Spot Treatment: Enriched with soothing, moisture-binding urea, Eucerin Roughness Relief Spot Treatment offers a targeted remedy for rough patches that standard body lotions don’t provide.

Best Hand Cream—philosophy Hands of Hope Hand and Cuticle Cream: Rough cuticles and dry hands are no match for philosophy Hands of Hope Hand and Cuticle Cream. We’re partial to the Sparkling Grapefruit scent, but all eight are award-worthy.

Best Body Cream—Neutrogena Hydro Boost Body Gel Cream Fragrance-Free: Hyaluronic acid–spiked Neutrogena Hydro Boost Body Gel Cream Fragrance-Free instantly sinks into skin without feeling sticky or irritating sensitive types.

Best Cellulite Cream—Jan Marini Skin Research CelluliTx: Our front-runner when it comes to smoothing stubborn cellulite, Jan Marini Skin Research CelluliTx relies on 11 powerful ingredients to help diminish dimples.

Best Body Balm—Le Paradis Tahiti Body Balm: Straddling the texture of a salve and a cream, Le Paradis Tahiti Body Balm transports you to the tropics as nourishing olive and coconut oils quench deep-set dryness.

Best Body Oil—Yon-Ka Huile Silhouette: Pink pepper oil, found in Yon-Ka Huile Silhouette, warms the skin, allowing for maximum absorption of toning actives, and the fine-spray nozzle takes the mess-factor out of the equation.

Best Tinted Body Oil—Olive + M Shimmer + Glow Body Oil: The hint of sparkle in Olive + M Shimmer + Glow Body Oil makes skin look healthy, not glittery. Add a few drops to your moisturizer for an allover glow or wear it alone for extra glint.

Best Body Lotion For Eczema—Dove Dermaseries Eczema Relief Soothing Body Lotion: Free of potentially irritating fragrance and steroids, Dove Dermaseries Eczema Relief Soothing Body Lotion helps quiet angry, eczema-prone skin.

Best Body Butter—Weleda Skin Food Body Butter: Taking a cue from the brand’s best-selling formula, new Weleda Skin Food Body Butter is luxuriously whipped with cocoa and shea butters to quench thirsty skin.

Best Shaving —Billie Shave Cream: Move over standard bar of soap, Billie Shave Cream has us thoroughly convinced that the key to silky, bump-free skin is ensuring that the right product is between the razor and the hair we’re trying to remove.

Best Intimate Body Wash—DeoDoc Fragrance Free Daily Intimate Wash: Developed by doctors to be gentle on our body’s most sensitive areas, DeoDoc Fragrance Free Daily Intimate Wash is silky-soft, hypoallergenic and suitable for all skin types.

Best Deodorant—Corpus Third Rose Natural Deodorant: With modern packaging that’s pretty enough to inspire the design of our bathrooms, Corpus Third Rose Natural Deodorant puts a halt to the hunt for a natural deodorant that actually works.

Best Razor—Gillette Venus Platinum Extra Smooth Razor: For a shave that’s close, smooth and in control—five blades make sure to get every tiny hair—Gillette Venus Platinum Extra Smooth Razor takes the cake.

Best Intimate Lotion—Pepper & Wits Daily Vaginal Lotion: To combat dry skin that can result from the drop in estrogen during menopause, estrogen-free Pepper & Wits Daily Vaginal Lotion restores moisture with the help of plant-based oils.

Best Antiperspirant—Degree Women Shower Clean MotionSense Deodorant: Whether we’re sitting at a desk or sweating in spin class, Degree Women Shower Clean MotionSense Deodorant adapts to body movement for all-day freshness and sweat protection.

Best Self-Tanning Water—Isle of Paradise Self-Tanning Water: Not even a mitt is required when using foolproof Isle of Paradise Self-Tanning Water. Naturally derived oils and color-correcting actives deliver a believable, streak-free glow.

Best Self-Tanning Mousse—St. Tropez Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Mousse: St. Tropez Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Mousse is vegan-friendly, smells like the beach, goes on totally clear and gives skin a golden flush without leaving it dry.

Best Self-Tanning Oil—Tan-Luxe Wonder Oil: The mainstay pump is replaced by a giant rollerball in Tan-Luxe Wonder Oil to keep hands clean; the rich blend of oils leaves skin supple and luminous for days.

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HAIR

From shampoo paste to a pre-wash we never knew we needed, these are the year’s best.

 

Best Scalp Detox—amika Reset Pink Charcoal Scalp Cleansing Oil: A weekly pre-shampoo treatment that acts like a magnet for product buildup, amika Reset Pink Charcoal Scalp Cleansing Oil banishes grime without stripping hair of its natural oils.

Best Pre-Wash—AQUIS Water Defense Prewash: Surprisingly, water isn’t great for our hair—it causes strands to swell, making them more prone to damage. Apply AQUIS Water Defense Prewash before stepping into the shower for stronger, healthier hair.

Best Volumizing Shampoo—Christophe Robin Cleansing Volumizing Paste: In a league of its own when it comes to volume, Christophe Robin Cleansing Volumizing Paste adds the same fullness as texture spray and dry shampoo, but with scalp-friendly clay.

Best Shine-Boosting Shampoo—HASK Cucumber Aloe Water Weightless Shine Shampoo: An everyday shampoo that kicks oil to the curb but doesn’t weigh hair down? HASK Cucumber Aloe Water Weightless Shine Shampoo gets our vote—the spa-like scent is a bonus.

Best Split End Mender—Oribe Power Drops Damage Repair Booster: A little bit of Oribe Power Drops Damage Repair Booster goes a long way—add it to styling products or apply it solo for a hefty dose of biotin that helps strengthen and mend brittle ends.

Best Conditioning Mask—Kérastase Aura Botanica Masque Fondamental Riche: The natural antidote for dry hair, Kérastase Aura Botanica Masque Fondamental Riche coats strands with Thai rice bran oil and Amazonian Brazil nut oil for a silky-smooth feel but no extra weight.

Best Rinse-Out Conditioner—L’Oréal Paris Elvive Total Repair 5 Rapid Reviver for Damaged Hair: From L’Oréal Paris’s most potent line of conditioners comes Elvive Total Repair 5 Rapid Reviver for Damaged Hair, a rich blend of serum, oil and protein that keeps breakage at bay without any greasy residue.

Best Scalp Soother—Leonor Greyl Huile Apaisante: Whatever the scalp issue—irritation, itchiness, excess oil—Leonor Greyl Huile Apaisante works to treat it, and the roll-on applicator makes it easy to target sensitive areas for instant soothing.

Best Leave-In Conditioner—Philip B Weightless Conditioning Water: A global best-seller that’s beloved by all hair types, Philip B. Weightless Conditioning Water not only softens and detangles, but also leaves hair smelling like magnolia flowers.

Best Blowout Cream—SEEN Blow-Out Creme: Dermatologist-created SEEN Blow-Out Creme uses natural ingredients to prolong blowouts and prevent breakouts on the skin where the hair touches it.

Best Curl Protector—Color Wow Dream Coat for Curly Hair: A spin off of the original—Hoda Kotb is a huge fan—Color Wow Dream Coat for Curly Hair protects curls with a waterproof shield for long-lasting style.

Best Curl Mousse—Ouidad VitalCurl+ Soft Defining Mousse: Whipped Ouidad VitalCurl+ Soft Defining Mousse leaves curls soft to the touch—never crunchy—thanks to natural botanicals like Japanese camellia.

Best Curl Cream—Carol’s Daughter Coco Crème Coil Enhancing Moisture Butter: A must to keep curls hydrated and bouncy, Carol’s Daughter Coco Crème Coil Enhancing Moisture Butter adds shiny definition and serious softness.

Best Frizz Fighter—Garnier Fructis Sleek Shot In Shower Styler: Equal parts shampoo and Garnier Fructis Sleek Shot In Shower Styler make for a smooth, hassle-free style that spares us our time and sanity.

Best Texturizer—OUAI Dry Texture Foam: OUAI Dry Texture Foam delivers all of the volume and grit we crave from a styling paste without any of the greasy or sticky feeling.

Best Hairspray—TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hair Spray Boost Hold Level 3: The slim TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hair Spray Boost Hold Level 3 houses the same number of sprays as their larger cans, but with half the gas.

Best Treatment For Gray Hair—Phyto RE30 Anti-Grey Hair Treatment: The revolutionary RE30 peptide allows Phyto RE30 Anti-Grey Hair Treatment to increase hair’s natural pigment production without the use of any artificial color—a first in the gray-hair space.

Best At-Home Color—eSalon At-Home Color: Thanks to eSalon At-Home Color, there’s finally a DIY product that takes the guesswork out of box color by delivering a customized, made-to-order kit straight to your door.

Best Brass Buster For Blond Hair—Paul Mitchell Platinum Blonde Toning Spray: Keep cool with Paul Mitchell Platinum Blonde Toning Spray, a lavender-toned leave-in conditioner made for blond, gray or white hair.

Best Salon Color—Goldwell @Pure Pigments: Six direct-dye additives make up Goldwell @Pure Pigments, a lineup of in-salon hues that, when mixed with base hair colors, create dreamy, prismatic shades.

Best Root Cover-Up—L’Oréal Paris Magic Root Precision Pen: Like a Sharpie for roots, L’Oréal Paris Magic Root Precision Pen lets us stave off that color appointment for little bit longer.

Best Color-Safe Shampoo & Conditioner—Moroccanoil Color Continue Shampoo & Conditioner: A one-two punch of luster-locking power, Moroccanoil Color Continue Shampoo and Conditioner work to improve both color retention and vibrancy.

Best Thickening Spray—ColorProof BioRepair-8 Thickening Blow Dry Spray: Heat-activated ColorProof BioRepair-8 Thickening Blow Dry Spray bulks up fine and thinning hair, while also doubling as a heat protectant.

Best Supplement For Thinning Hair—Nutrafol Core for Women: Derm-favorite Nutrafol Core for Women bottles the good stuff—a mix of marine-derived collagen, stress adaptogens and antioxidants—to tackle hair loss head-on.

Best Thickening Fibers—Nanogen Keratin Hair Fibers: An instant solution that temporarily fills in sparse patches of hair, Nanogen Keratin Hair Fibers come in 10 shades and bind to individual strands for need-it-now density.

Best Shampoo For Thinning Hair—René Furterer Triphasic Strengthening Shampoo: Suspended in scalp-stimulating actives, the essential oil microbeads in René Furterer Triphasic Strengthening Shampoo help fortify thinning, weak hair.

Best Eyebrow Booster—Talika Liposourcils Platinum: An around-the-clock fix for overplucked, patchy or aging brows, Talika Liposourcils Platinum features two formulas—day and night—for faster results.

Best Flat Iron—ghd platinum+ styler: Temps are monitored 250 times per second across both plates on the ghd platinum+ styler, a smart tool that predicts the heat output different hair types need and adapts accordingly.

Best Straightening Brush—Drybar Brush Crush Heated Straightening Brush: Every pass of Drybar Brush Crush Heated Straightening Brush—a flat iron and paddle brush hybrid—polishes all hair types for a frizz-free finish.

Best Curling Iron—NEURO Neuro Angle Rod Curling Iron: The push of a button pivots the one-inch NEURO Angle Rod Curling Iron from 90 to 180 degrees. Lock it at one of the four positions to easily curl without straining shoulders or wrists.

Best Blowdryer—T3 Cura Luxe: Five heat settings, a “volume booster” switch and an auto pause sensor that stops the dryer when it gets set down—the T3 Cura Luxe is the new Rolls-Royce of hair dryers.

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MAKEUP

 

Best Lengthening Mascara—Glossier Lash Slick: Glossier Lash Slick’s tapered brush and Japanese fiber technology ensure every lash is lengthened and coated from root to tip for wide-awake eyes.

Best Eye Shadow Primer—Heir Atelier Eye Primer: Keep liner and shadow in place all day with Heir Atelier Eye Primer, which absorbs excess oil on the eyelids so there’s no risk of creasing or fading.

Best Eyebrow Pomade—Maybelline New York TattooStudio Brow Pomade: For defined brows that won’t budge for up to 24 hours, apply Maybelline New York TattooStudio Brow Pomade with the sculpting brush and then blend with the spoolie.

Best Waterproof Mascara—NYX Professional Makeup Worth the Hype Waterproof Mascara: NYX Professional Makeup Worth the Hype Mascara now comes in waterproof—expect the same full, feathery lashes but with a stays-put-no-matter-what effect.

Best Eyebrow Pencil—Benefit Cosmetics Brow Contour Pro: Remember those four-color BIC retractable ballpoint pens from the ’80s? Picture them, but swap out the ink for brow pencils—two shades, a highlighter and an edge definer—and you get Benefit Cosmetics Brow Contour Pro.

Best Liquid Eyeliner—Fenty Beauty Flyliner Longwear Liquid Eyeliner: Whether we wear Fenty Beauty Flyliner Longwear Liquid Eyeliner to work, yoga class or date night, it never budges, and the super-flex felt tip makes it easier than ever to create a perfect cat’s-eye.

Best Tinted Brow Gel—Milk Makeup KUSH Fiber Brow Gel: Vegan Milk Makeup KUSH Fiber Brow Gel utilizes hemp-derived cannabis seed oil rather than beeswax to adhere tinted thickening fibers to the brows so they look naturally fuller.

Best Eye Shadow Palette—bareMinerals Neutral GEN NUDE Eyeshadow Palette: BareMinerals’ Neutral GEN NUDE Eyeshadow Palette houses six super saturated, mineral-based matte, satin and metallic shadows that are ideal for everyday wear.

Best Volumizing Mascara—NARS Climax Mascara: Boasting a big brush that delivers even bigger volume, NARS Climax Mascara is buildable, jet-black and gives lashes a bold, fluffy look without any flaking.

Best Eyeliner Pencil—Shiseido MicroLiner Ink: The “thermo-sensory” pigment in Shiseido MicroLiner Ink transforms the pencil from a solid to a liquid on contact with the skin, making it easy to glide color across lids without any skipping.

Best Brightening Concealer—Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Liquid Concealer: The sponge tip on Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Liquid Concealer makes blending foolproof; its breathable formula instantly camouflages dark under-eye circles.

Best Matte Foundation—Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation: Oily skin is no match for Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation. The whipped formula glides over skin and softens uneven texture and hard-to-hide pores.

Best Bronzer—Beautycounter Radiant All Over Bronzer: All of the weekend-at-the-beach glow, none of the iffy ingredients: Beautycounter Radiant All Over Bronzer delivers the best of both worlds and comes in three hint-of-shimmer shades.

Best Powder Blush—Kevyn Aucoin Beauty The Neo Blush: Pearl, satin and matte finishes make up the picture-perfect Kevyn Aucoin Beauty The Neo Blush palette. Swipe a brush across all three to effortlessly create a multidimensional look.

Best Luminous Foundation—Kosås Tinted Face Oil: A dry complexion’s new best friend, hydrating Kosås Tinted Face Oil pairs mineral pigments with six botanical oils for a glow that lingers even when the makeup comes off.

Best Liquid Blush—Giorgio Armani Beauty Neo Nude A-Line Blush: Giorgio Armani Beauty Neo Nude A-Line Blush continues to sell out for a reason: The dewy, watercolor formula dries down quickly to look like a natural flush.

Best CC Cream—IT Cosmetics CC Oil-Free Matte: Infused with detoxifying charcoal, IT Cosmetics CC Oil-Free Matte zaps shine before it starts, offers SPF 40 protection, and hides uneven skin tone and/or blemishes without caking.

Best Foundation With SPF—Dior Forever Skin Glow: The perfect marriage between a long-wear and luminous foundation, Dior Forever Skin Glow contains SPF 35 to protect skin while also enhancing its natural glow.

Best Universal Highlighter—Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish: Highlighter + Balm Duo: For a lit-from-within effect, swipe either side of Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish: Highlighter + Balm Duo on cheekbones—one side gives a sparkle-free dew, the other a full-on gleam—and blend.

Best Face Gloss—Flesh Fleshpot Eye & Cheek Gloss: No-slip Flesh Fleshpot Eye & Cheek Gloss adds just the right amount of ethereal shine on lids, cheeks, lips or literally anywhere it’s applied.

Best Longwear Concealer—Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Concealer: Multitasking Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Concealer earns a coveted spot in our makeup bags by feeling like a second skin as it covers blemishes and enlivens tired eyes.

Best Setting Powder—Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder: Brush Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder over foundation for an airbrushed finish—light-reflecting particles make skin look like it’s been Instagram-filtered.

Best Makeup Primer—REN Clean Skincare Perfect Canvas: REN Clean Skincare Perfect Canvas reduces the look of large pores and hydrates skin as it preps it for makeup—all without the use of silicones.

Best Matte Lip Color—Chanel Rouge Allure Liquid Powder: Master the beautiful blurred lip trend with Chanel Rouge Allure Liquid Powder, a nondrying matte formula that sinks into lips via a sponge applicator.

Best Lip Plumper—Grande Cosmetics GrandeLIPS Plumping Lip Primer Clear Matte: Three reasons why GrandeLIPS Plumping Clear Matte Lip Primer stole our hearts: it primes without drying, plumps without stinging, and increases the wear time of any lip color.

Best Demi-Matte Lip Color—Huda Beauty Demi Matte Cream Lipstick: The 15 velvety shades of Huda Beauty Demi Matte Cream Lipstick are super flattering, highly pigmented and infused with a hint of menthol that makes for a refreshing application.

Best Lip Liner—Il Makiage Waterproof Lip Liner: Available in 24 shades that complement any lipstick color, Il Makiage Waterproof Lip Liner can be used either to shape and outline the lips, or all over for matte, budge-proof color.

Best Hydrating Lip Color—Jane Iredale Triple Luxe Long Lasting Naturally Moist Lipstick: Creamy and comfortable, Jane Iredale Triple Luxe Long Lasting Naturally Moist Lipstick delivers big color payoff while conditioning dry lips with moringa oil.

Best Two-In-One Lip Color—Flower Beauty Mix N’ Matte Lip Duo: A double-duty lip product for $10? Yes, it exists, thanks to our cover star Drew Barrymore, who created Flower Beauty Mix N’Matte Lip Duo to house pearly gloss on one end and a bold matte on the other for limitless lip options.

Best Lip Balm—Mario Badescu Lip Balm: Mario Badescu Lip Balm is not too thick, not too thin and successfully hydrates lips without having to constantly reapply—although the yummy coconut scent makes us want to.

Best Lip Gloss—Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Lip Gloss: Inspired by lustrous gemstones, Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Lip Gloss is the formula of our dreams: shiny, nonsticky and moisturizing—a quick swipe pulls any look together.

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SKIN

 

Best Gel Moisturizer—Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly: For those who prefer gels over creams, Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly is as lightweight as they come and immediately soaks into skin without leaving any residue behind.

Best Retinol Moisturizer—RoC Retinol Correxion MAX Daily Hydration Crème Fragrance-Free: Retinol can get a bad rep for leaving skin dry and flaky, but not when paired with high levels of hyaluronic acid, like in RoC Retinol Correxion MAX Daily Hydration Crème Fragrance-Free.

Best Night Cream—Elemis Pro-Collagen Overnight Matrix: Elemis calls its Pro-Collagen Overnight Matrix “the most powerful formulation in the history of the brand,” and we couldn’t agree more. Apply it before bed for revitalized, stress-free skin come morning.

Best Anti-Aging Moisturizer—Lancôme Absolue Soft Cream: Who says pampering only happens at the spa? Lancôme Absolue Soft Cream is the ultimate indulgence—after four weeks, skin feels significantly softer and looks noticeably brighter and more youthful.

Best Face Oil—LANCER Omega Hydrating Oil: Nongreasy and luxurious, LANCER Omega Hydrating Oil will impress oil gurus and skeptics alike as it douses skin with nutrient-rich turmeric and fatty acids to improve texture and elasticity.

Best Overnight Lip Treatment—Sara Happ The Dream Slip: A lush, nourishing night cream for parched lips, Sara Happ The Dream Slip is a bedside staple for anyone who wants maximum hydration and a silky-soft feel when the sun comes up.

Best Hydrating Toner—Nuria Hydrate Moisturizing Toner: Not only does Nuria Hydrate Moisturizing Toner soothe and soften dry skin while prepping it to better absorb other skin-care products, but the brand also donates a portion of every sale to girls’ education.

Best Neck Cream—StriVectin TL Advanced Tightening Neck Cream Plus: When tech neck creeps in, StriVectin TL Advanced Tightening Neck Cream saves the day with its Gravitite-CF Lifting Complex that instantly hydrates skin while also tightening it over time.

Best Face Balm—The Better Skin Co Amaze Balm: Designed to quench dry complexions—wear it overnight when skin needs extra TLC—The Better Skin Co. Amaze Balm marries five nourishing oils and a yummy grapefruit scent. We can’t get enough.

Best Pore-Minimizing Mask—dr brandt Skincare pores no more Vacuum Cleaner: Apply dr. brandt Skincare pores no more Vacuum Cleaner to congested areas—it works wonders on the nose and chin—and leave it on for 10 minutes to purge dirt and grime from pores.

Best Firming Mask—Glo Skin Beauty Phyto-Active Firming Mask: Skin-plumping peptides team up with elasticity-restoring plant stem cells and collagen in Glo Skin Beauty Phyto-Active Firming Mask to visibly firm skin over time for a more youthful contour.

Best Under-Eye Masks—Patchology FlashPatch Illuminating Eye Gels: The brand’s best-selling under-eye patches get infused with vitamin C in Patchology’s new FlashPatch Illuminating Eye Gels, which aid in brightening the look of dark circles.

Best Brightening Mask—DefenAge 2-Minute Reveal Masque: When time is of the essence, DefenAge 2-Minute Reveal Masque works at lightening speed to get rid of dead cells on the skin’s surface that are to blame for a lackluster look.

Best Hydrating Mask—Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask: Flight attendants and jetsetters aren’t the only ones singing the praises of Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask: We love that it’s travel-friendly, floods skin with moisture and makes makeup go on so much smoother.

Best Sheet Mask—TATCHA Luminous Dewy Skin Mask: Whether it’s part of a self-care Sunday ritual or red-carpet prep, TATCHA Luminous Dewy Skin Mask infuses skin with hydrating botanical oils for a serious glow, and any extra serum can be massaged onto the neck.

Best Acne Cleanser—Éminence Organic Skin Care Acne Advanced Cleansing Foam: Salicylic acid–infused Éminence Organic Skin Care Acne Advanced Cleansing Foam washes away daily grime as it helps prevent blemishes.

Best Spot Treatment—Epionce Purifying Spot Gel: A thin layer of Epionce Purifying Spot Gel—it’s full of natural spearmint and coconut oils—helps clear current breakouts, as well as inhibit future ones.

Best Acne Mask—Omorovicza Silver Skin Saviour: A mixture of glycolic and salicylic acids, antibacterial colloidal silver and niacinamide in Omorovicza Silver Skin Saviour unclogs pores while calming acne flare-ups.

Best Acne System—Proactiv ProactivMD 3-Piece System: The ProactivMD 3-Piece System gets straight to business with its cleanser, hydrator and treatment gel, all brimming with clear-skin actives.

Best Overnight Resurfacer—Farmacy Honeymoon Glow: For a just-got-back-from-vacation glow, apply Farmacy Honeymoon Glow a few times a week before dozing off and let the potent alpha and betahydroxy acids work their magic to remove dull, dead skin and tighten pores.

Best Skin Supplement—HUM Nutrition Glow Sweet Glow: When afternoon sugar cravings hit, reach for HUM Nutrition Glow Sweet Glow gummies—sweetened with natural cane sugar—instead. Not only are they citrusy and delicious, but they also brighten skin from the inside out with vitamin C.

Best Dark Spot Fighter—SkinBetter Science Even Tone Correcting Serum: Kiss dark spots goodbye with SkinBetter Science Even Tone Correcting Serum, which uses a cocktail of alpha-arbutin, kakadu plum and sea daffodil extract to break up discolored patches and keep new ones from forming.

Best Brightening Oil—Sunday Riley C.E.O. Glow: One of the easiest ways to achieve dewy, radiant skin, Sunday Riley C.E.O. Glow delivers all of the vitamin C benefits lackluster complexions crave, with the addition of turmeric, for an even bigger brightening boost.

Best Cleanser For Oily Skin—Dr Barbara Sturm Enzyme Cleanser: The science behind Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Enzyme Cleanser may be tough to understand—enzymes help tackle the proteins holding dead skin cells together—but the instructions are easy: just add water.

Best Cleansing Balm—Naturopathica Manuka Honey Cleansing Balm: From waterproof mascara to deep-set grime trapped inside pores, sweetly scented Naturopathica Manuka Honey Cleansing Balm dissolves it all with just the smallest drop.

Best Cleansing Cream—Kate Somerville Cold Cream: The pudding-like formula of Kate Somerville Cold Cream washes away surprisingly clean to remove all signs of makeup and leave a touch of moisture behind.

Best Facial In A Jar—Biossance Squalane + Glycolic Renewal Facial: When you can’t make it to the spa, Biossance Squalane + Glycolic Renewal Facial is a peel, scrub and mask in one that polishes and pampers skin for professional-quality results at home.

Best Lip Scrub—Physicians Formula Organic Wear Organic Rose Oil Lip Polish: A must for perpetually chapped lips, Physicians Formula Organic Wear Organic Rose Oil Lip Polish uses raw sugar to remove flakes, as well as coconut and rosehip oils to nourish a dry pout.

Best Exfoliating Toner—Moon Juice Beauty Shroom Exfoliating Acid Potion: The pore-refining combination of glycolic, salicylic and lactic acids in daily-use Moon Juice Beauty Shroom Exfoliating Acid Potion really revs up skin’s radiance.

Best At-Home Peel—Dermalogica Rapid Reveal Peel: Professional-grade Dermalogica Rapid Reveal Peel comprises a powerful combination of alphahydroxy acids and plant enzymes to accelerate cell turnover and resurface dull skin.

Best Cleanser For Sensitive Skin—Amalia Refreshing Gel Cleanser: It may be ultra gentle, but Amalia Refreshing Gel Cleanser still manages to remove a full face of makeup without ever leaving skin tight, dry, itchy or red.

Best Face Mist For Sensitive Skin—Knours Double Duty Mist: A first-of-its-kind mist-meets-toner we can’t stop raving about, Knours. Double Duty Mist morphs into a different formula when shaken to cater to whatever sensitive skin needs at the moment.

Best Eye Cream For Sensitive Skin—La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Eye Cream: Allergy sufferers and contact lens wearers rejoice: La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Eye Cream hydrates and soothes with the help of the brand’s signature thermal spring water.

Best Redness Reducer For Sensitive Skin—NIA 24 Rapid Redness Recovery: When skin’s acting up, apply green-tinted NIA 24 Rapid Redness Recovery lotion to take down redness and alleviate discomfort—it’s light enough to layer under makeup.

Best Exfoliator For Sensitive Skin—Peet Rivko Exfoliator: For those who favor physical exfoliants but worry they’ll upset their skin, Peet Rivko Exfoliator is a pleasant surprise. Jojoba beads suspended in a creamy base of soothing oatmeal bring dull skin back to life.

Best Moisturizer For Sensitive Skin—Trilogy Very Gentle Moisturising Cream: Formulated without fragrances or any other possible irritants, Trilogy Very Gentle Moisturising Cream is super velvety yet lightweight, and the perfect pick for those with reactive skin that craves moisture.

Best Firming Serum—Dr Macrene Skin Results 37 Actives Serum: Packed to the brim with plant-derived actives, Dr. Macrene Skin Results 37 Actives Serum delivers visible tightening around the eyes and on the jowls, or anywhere else on the face where it’s applied.

Best Multipurpose Serum—Clarins Double Serum: A staple in many skin-care savants’ routines, Clarins Double Serum merges two efficacious formulas to tackle everything from dull skin to fine lines, and a twist of the cap lets users control the amount of serum dispensed.

Best Serum For Wrinkles—Perricone MD Deep Crease Serum: Perricone MD Deep Crease Serum manages to soften lines, wrinkles and even folds thanks to a proprietary blend of acyl-glutathione (a key antioxidant in the body) and fatty acid vitamin F, which deeply moisturizes skin.

Best Eye Serum—Fresh Black Tea Firming Eye Serum: Fresh Black Tea Firming Eye Serum checks all of the “best” boxes: It’s a lightweight gel, it soaks in quickly, it feels refreshing on tired, puffy skin, and it won’t irritate sensitive eyes (or skin).

Best Retinol Serum—Elizabeth Arden Retinol Ceramide Capsules: For a pre-measured dose of retinol, Elizabeth Arden Retinol Ceramide Capsules house a silky, non-drying serum that eliminates every possible excuse not to use the gold-standard anti-aging ingredient.

Best Detoxifying Essence—La Prairie Platinum Rare Cellular Life-Lotion: The most luxurious essence on the market, antioxidant-packed La Prairie Platinum Rare Cellular Life-Lotion is the antidote for stress- and pollution-ridden complexions.

Best Contouring Tool—Jillian Dempsey Gold Sculpting Bar: A foolproof contouring tool that helps reduce puffiness and define slack skin, Jillian Dempsey Gold Sculpting Bar delivers intense vibrations to mimic the results of a facial massage.

Best Facial Hair Removal Tool—Dermaflash 2.0 LUXE: Taking a cue from in-office dermaplaning, the painless Dermaflash 2.0 LUXE removes the oldest layer of dead skin cells and peach fuzz for an instantly softer, brighter appearance.

Best Gua Sha Tool—Kora Organics Rose Quartz Heart Facial Sculptor: Inspired by traditional Chinese medicine, Kora Organics Rose Quartz Heart Facial Sculptor improves circulation, takes down puffiness and promotes lymphatic drainage.

Best Cleansing Brush—Clarisonic Mia Smart: When synced with a smart phone, Clarisonic Mia Smart delivers customized cleansing routines and expert advice to best suit each user’s individual skin needs.

Best At-Home Light Therapy—reVive Light Therapy Anti-Aging Lookbook: When placed close to the skin, reVive Light Therapy Anti-Aging LookBook helps reduce the look of everything from crow’s-feet to frown lines using wrinkle-reducing LED light.

Best At-Home Microneedler—Rodan + Fields Redefine AMP MD Derma-Roller: The micro-exfoliating tips on Rodan + Fields Redefine AMP MD Derma-Roller create tiny punctures in the skin that allow products to penetrate deeper and get to work faster.

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IN-OFFICE TREATMENTS

 

Best Noninvasive Fat Eliminator—CoolSculpting: An easy way to kick stubborn bulges of fat to the curb, noninvasive—and six-time award-winner—CoolSculpting freezes away fat cells for a slimmer silhouette in as little as one month.

“In our fast-paced world, many patients don’t have time to recover from liposuction or they’re afraid of the idea of surgery. When presented with CoolSculpting, many patients say, where do I sign up?”—New Jersey plastic surgeon Shwetambara Parakh, MD

 

Best Wrinkle-Erasing Injectable—Botox Cosmetic: Tiny injections of Botox Cosmetic in the forehead, crow’s-feet or between the brows can make a world of difference in the face as a whole, smoothing away stubborn expression lines for up to six months.

“I love Botox! It’s a great way to smooth wrinkles, refresh the face and elevate the eyebrows. The results that can be achieved with this product in the hands of expert injectors are spectacular.” —New York dermatologist Marina Peredo, MD

 

Best Filler For Plumper Lips—Juvéderm Volbella: Juvéderm Volbella, a hyaluronic acid filler, can not only plump lips to a larger, but still natural-looking, size, but also soften lines around the lips that can age the face and cause lipstick to bleed.

“Juvéderm Volbella has transformed the way we treat the lips, and because of its proprietary Vycross technology, results are more natural-appearing than other fillers and last up to a year.”—Beverly Hills, CA facial plastic surgeon Natalie Attenello, MD

 

Best Laser For Glowy Skin—Fraxel: The go-to nonablative laser that continuously gets rave reviews, Fraxel works on and below the skin’s surface to reduce fine lines, visible photo aging, wrinkles, scarring and sun damage.

“Fraxel has withstood the test of time and is a safe, predictable way to rejuvenate the face. The recovery time is typically only a few days based on the patient’s skin type and treatment goals.”—Metairie, LA plastic surgeon Kamran Khoobehi, MD

 

Best Filler For Laugh Lines—Restylane Refyne: When the face is at rest—not smiling or laughing—and deep-set lines around the mouth are still visible, Restylane Refyne smooths them in a natural-looking way so the face looks refreshed, not “done.”

“One of the most versatile hyaluronic acid fillers on the market right now, Restylane Refyne is a great option for reducing smile lines, and results generally last up to one year.”—Prospect, KY dermatologist Tami Buss Cassis, MD

 

Best Cellulite Minimizer—Cellfina: FDA-cleared and minimally invasive, Cellfina delivers a long-awaited solution for smooth, dimple-free skin by releasing the bands that pull down on fat, causing the orange-peel look.

“Before Cellfina, we didn’t have any treatments that gave real improvement and lasted, but Cellfina has been shown to have high patient satisfaction, even four or five years after treatment.”—New Jersey plastic surgeon Reza Momeni, MD

 

Best Filler For Hand Rejuvenation—Radiesse: When volume loss on the hands accentuates veins, wrinkles and crepey skin, Radiesse plumps them back up while stimulating the body’s own collagen to produce a gradual, natural result.

“FDA-approved Radiesse is made up of calcium hydroxylapatite—a naturally occurring substance in the body. It’s one of my favorite ways to smooth and plump the hands, and results last about nine months.” —Chicago plastic surgeon Niki Christopoulos, MD

 

Best Nonsurgical Skin Tightener—Ultherapy: Ultherapy uses focused ultrasound energy to heat tissue below the skin, stimulating collagen formation to lift and tighten the brow, chin or neck for a more youthful-looking contour.

“Ultherapy has been called a nonsurgical facelift, but in reality, it works best on those who only need moderate lifting and do not have excessive sagging. Results are visible after three months and can last two years.”—New York plastic surgeon Craig Baldenhofer, MD

 

Beauty Made Easy—CareCredit: A credit card for beauty, health and wellness, CareCredit lets you finance your favorite treatments and procedures with convenient monthly payments and no worries.

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BEST INNOVATIONS

 

ESKATA: Not all skin spots are created equal—some are the result of sun damage or aging; others are purely genetic, which is typically the case with dark, raised bumps called seborrheic keratoses, or SKs. Although they don’t generally pose a threat, many people opt to remove them, and ESKATA is the only FDA-approved, topical, in-office treatment to do so. In less than five minutes, a pen-like applicator delivers a hydrogen peroxide–based solution directly to the SK, causing its appearance to diminish.

Alastin Skincare TransFORM Body Treatment: Ask any derm or plastic surgeon for one of their favorite new medical-grade brand recommendations, and Alastin Skincare will consistently pop up. Its TransFORM Body Treatment is specifically formulated to enhance the results of skin-tightening and fat-melting procedures by activating cells within the hair follicles, which then signal other cells to process the fat faster. In a clinical study, CoolSculpting patients applied the cream twice daily to one half of their treatment area, and it was visibly smaller after five weeks.

Bausch + Lomb Lumify Eye Drops: Makeup artists are stashing Bausch + Lomb’s Lumify Eye Drops in their kits as a secret weapon to instantly brighten tired and bloodshot eyes. The first over-the-counter, FDA-approved eye drop that contains the active ingredient brimonidine tartrate—a safe and powerful redness reducer—Lumify is one product we never knew our routines were missing. One look at the brand’s before-and-after images and you’ll see why.

EMSCULPT: One of the newest and most progressive body-shaping technologies, noninvasive EMSCULPT uses HIFEM (High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic) technology to induce supramaximal muscle contractions that cause a deep remodeling of the muscle tissue, resulting in muscle building and fat burning. Independent clinicals have shown the treatment—four sessions over two weeks—can build 16-percent muscle mass and decrease 19-percent fat, which has captured the attention of both beauty enthusiasts and aesthetic professionals.

EMSELLA: Meet the “kegel throne”: a cutting-edge, completely noninvasive treatment—no removing any clothing or uncomfortable feet-in-stirrups situations involved—that, like EMSCULPT, uses HIFEM technology transmitted through a super high-tech chair to stimulate the pelvic floor muscles. One 28-minute session—six are typically recommended—is equivalent to doing 11,000 kegels, which promotes bladder control to help reduce, and even stop, urinary incontinence.

Dyson Airwrap Styler: A hefty investment, but a breakthrough concept: curl the hair with the help of air rather than extreme heat. Dyson’s newest tool utilizes powerful airflow to dry the hair while simultaneously styling it. When combined with “intelligent heat control”—the device regulates heat to prevent damage and boost shine—the result is smooth, bouncy strands. And when curls aren’t the goal, the styler comes with other attachments for a plethora of options.

HydraFacial PERK: The ultimate add-on to a HydraFacial—the microdermabrasion-meets-deep cleanse that leaves pores extra clean—PERK allows clients to take home the products used during their treatments to enhance and extend their glowy-skin results. There are three different formulas designed for the lips, eyes and face, depending on the area needing further exfoliation and rejuvenation.

European Wax Center Mask Me Hydrogel Mask: A fuzz-free complexion makes makeup application much easier. European Wax Center’s two-part mask offers immediate hydration and the very impressive bonus of slowed-down hair growth.

La Roche-Posay My Skin Track UV: We still love a good Prada Robot Charm key chain, but La Roche-Posay My Skin Track UV is perhaps one of the smartest purse accessories ever invented. It measures not only the kind of sun exposure you’re getting via a discreet sensor, but also reads other environmental aggressors like pollution, pollen and humidity. The info then communicates with a corresponding app, which makes recommendations so skin can survive the elements.

HairMax RegrowMD Laser 272: Three times a week for 30 minutes is all that’s needed to help reverse thinning hair with HairMax’s breakthrough, easy-to-use cap. Red light makes it look sci-fi as laser diodes claim to “wake up” hair follicles to encourage growth. Plus, the lightweight laser liner can be inserted into any baseball cap, making it easier to wear at your desk or while you’re lounging on the couch.

Opté Precision Skincare System: Like Photoshop in real life, Opté’s game- changing wand uses a sophisticated microprocessor to detect age spots and irregular pigmentation in the skin, and then gently sprays out a perfect-shade serum-pigment (delivered via the world’s smallest handheld inkjet printer) to cover them up and reduce their appearance over time. Think a less-heavy, more natural-looking and precise airbrush effect that’s like your favorite foundation—only better.

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BEST SMILE

 

Best Floss—Waterpik Sidekick Water Flosser: The high-tech, travel-friendly Waterpik Sidekick Water Flosser uses water instead of traditional floss to clean deep between teeth and below the gum line for a fresher, healthier mouth.

Best Multitasking Toothpaste—Colgate Total toothpastes: Say goodbye to the original Colgate Total and hello to this innovative formula, which boasts all of the same benefits in addition to sensitivity relief and a stronger odor-neutralizer for bad breath.

Best Whitening Toothpaste—Hello Naturally Whitening Flouride Toothpaste: Vegan, eco-friendly and flavored with farm-grown mint, Hello Naturally Whitening Fluoride Toothpaste brightens teeth while fighting cavities and reinforcing weak enamel.

Best Mouth Wash—Lumineux Whitening Mouth Wash: Lumineux Whitening Mouth Wash’s natural blend of coconut, lemon peel and sage oils mixed with peppermint and Dead Sea salt freshens breath and whitens teeth sans chemicals.

Best Whitestrips—Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips: Wear tried-and-true, no-slip Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips once a day for 30 minutes to see a whiter smile in just 72 hours—consider them essential prep for any big event.

Best Toothbrush—Supersmile Zina45 Sonic Pulse Toothbrush: One of the smartest ways to get a more vibrant smile at home, Supersmile Zina45 Sonic Pulse Toothbrush lets us customize our brushing routines to enhance results.

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BEST WELLNESS PRODUCTS

 

Best Brain Booster Supplement—OLLY Laser Focus: The combination of ginseng extract, B vitamins and memory-boosting alpha GPC in OLLY Laser Focus gummies deliver a safe boost in brain power without any jitters.

Best Gut Health Supplement—RMS Beauty Within Prebiotic + Probiotic: Reduce bloating and promote a better balance of good bacteria in the gut with once-a-day RMS Beauty Within Prebiotic + Probiotic, which contains eight strains of probiotics.

Best Collagen Powder Supplement—Vital Proteins Mocha Collagen Creamer: One of our favorite ways to get a daily dose of do-it-all collagen peptides? Adding Vital Proteins Mocha Collagen Creamer to our morning coffee.

Best Collagen Tablet Supplement—Youtheory Collagen Advanced Formula: For those who prefer supplements in tablet form, Youtheory Collagen Advanced Formula is our top option to revitalize skin, hair and nails, and support joints and tendons.

Best Sleep Supplement—Love Wellness Lights Out: Trouble dozing off? Love Wellness Lights Out capsules make use of magnesium and organic valerian root powder to promote the ultimate mind-body calm and sweet dreams.

Best Sleep Supplement—Love Wellness Lights Out: Trouble dozing off? Love Wellness Lights Out capsules make use of magnesium and organic valerian root powder to promote the ultimate mind-body calm and sweet dreams.

Best Nap Spray—This Works Sleep Power Nap Spray: What’s better than a cat nap? A cat nap powered by This Works Sleep Power Nap Spray, a fast-acting, potent aromatherapy blend that’s perfect for promoting a quick doze.

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BEST SCENTS

 

Best Everyday Fragrance—Miu Miu Fleur D’Argent: Miuccia Prada and perfumer Daniel Andrier accomplished the ever-elusive perfect balance with Miu Miu Fleur D’Argent: a floral scent that doesn’t announce itself, but evokes a bit of magic every time it’s sprayed.

Best Scented Lipstick—Kilian Le Rouge Parfum Scented Lip Color: Kilian Le Rouge Parfum Scented Lip Color smells like candy, the color payoff is top-tier, and each of the six shades comes in both a matte and satin finish for ultimate versatility.

Best Scented Body Wash—Molton Brown Jasmine & Sun Rose Bath & Shower Gel: Can a fragrance be “bright?” Molton Brown makes it happen with its Jasmine & Sun Rose Bath & Shower Gel, a sunny scent that ups the shower experience and leaves skin nourished and slightly perfumed.

Best Hair Perfume—Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 Scented Hair Mist: A mist that’s fit for royalty, Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 Scented Hair Mist infuses hair with an addictive, amber-floral scent that lingers all day long.

Best Indie Fragrance—Skylar Capri: So many fragrances boast the “smells like vacation” descriptor. Skylar Capri actually delivers that carefree vibe with notes of neroli and bergamot.

Best Unisex Fragrance—The Nue Co Functional Fragrance: The Nue Co. has entered a whole new olfactory realm with Functional Fragrance, a cortisol-lowering, confidence-boosting, unisex scent that is proven to reduce stress.

Best Aromatherapy Oil—True Botanicals Stress Relief: Roll on the relaxation and the “what-are-you-wearing?” question with True Botanicals Stress Relief, an essential oil treatment that makes even the most hectic days a bit more Zen.

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POST PROCEDURE ESSENTIALS

 

Best Post-Procedure Sunscreen—EltaMD UV Replenish Broad-Spectrum SPF 44: EltaMD UV Replenish Broad-Spectrum SPF 44 contains a lot of hyaluronic acid, a lot of invisible zinc and a lot of high-level protection.

Best Healing Balm—Doctor Rogers Restore Healing Balm: Stock up on petroleum-free Doctor Rogers Restore Healing Balm before a laser treatment—it’s clinically proven to help with burns, dry patches and wounds.

Best Repair Serum—biopelle Tensage Intensive Serum 40: Biopelle Tensage Intensive Serum 40’s growth factor–fueled ampoules dramatically reduce downtime from aesthetic treatments like microneedling, lasers and more.

Best Healing Spray—Le Mieux Iso-Cell Recovery Solution: Le Mieux Iso-Cell Recovery Solution offers up eight therapeutic minerals to instantly soothe skin, making it an essential to keep on hand after a peel.

Best Repair Cream—First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair BarriAIR Cream: First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair BarriAIR Cream does exactly what its name suggests with a lightweight, pretty- much-perfect velvety consistency.

Best Scar Treatment—ScarAway Complete Scar Treatment Kit: Medical-grade silicone scar sheets and 100-percent silicone scar gel meet in ScarAway Complete Scar Treatment Kit, a well-thought-out system that works day and night.

Best Repair Gel—NEOVA Clinical Recovery Cu3 Transforming Gel: Whether it’s from a peel, laser or other in-office treatment, tender skin can benefit from the copper peptides in NEOVA Clinical Recovery Cu3 Transforming Gel.

Best Soothing Mask—Avène Antirougeurs Calm Soothing Mask: No matter the source of skin irritation, miracle-working Avène Antirougeurs Calm Soothing Mask can make it better overnight.

 

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HALL OF FAME PRODUCTS

 

Best Lash Enhancer—RevitaLash Advanced Eyelash Conditioner: RevitaLash Advanced Eyelash Conditioner has been transforming barely there and brittle lashes for years—it’s safe for contact wearers and ophthalmologist-tested, so everyone can benefit.

Best Anti-Aging System—Jan Marini Skin Research Skin Care Management System: The ultimate kit for preventing and correcting multiple signs of aging, Jan Marini Skin Research Skin Care Management System continues to reign supreme—it’s won our award nine times!

Best Cleansing Wipes—Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water Cloths: Saturated with the perfect amount of thermal water, botanical extracts and herbs to remove makeup while also refreshing skin, Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water Cloths are a long-time editor fave.

Best Makeup Remover—Lancôme Bi-Facil: Our go-to—and that of countless makeup artists—Lancôme Bi-Facil activates when shaken, creating the perfect mix of lipids and water to erase a full face of makeup, including waterproof formulas.

Best Vitamin C Serum—SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic: Dermatologists and editors alike have sworn by SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic since it launched in 2005 for its results-driven blend of ferulic acid and vitamins C and E, which brightens skin and fights free radicals.

Best Immune-Boosting Supplement—LivOn Labs Lypo-Spheric Glutathione: Supercharged LivOn Labs Lypo-Spheric Glutathione makes it easy—and more cost-effective than intravenous methods—to boost the body’s levels of this essential antioxidant.

Best Essence—SK-II Facial Treatment Essence: If Cate Blanchett’s porcelain complexion isn’t a testament to the skin-perfecting benefits of SK-II Facial Treatment Essence, the fact that one sells every 23 seconds around the world, is.

Best Dry Shampoo—Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk: Ask a NewBeauty editor—or any beauty editor really—what her favorite dry shampoo is, and she’ll most likely say Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk. It’s the holy grail for second-day hair.

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BEST NAIL PRODUCTS

 

Best Nail Colors—Zoya Nail Polish: Having launched 60 stunning shades in 2018 alone, Zoya is always on the pulse of color trends.

Best Nail Treatment—Sally Hansen Gel Rehab: An overnight mask for gel-damaged nails, Sally Hansen Gel Rehab repairs in between manicures.

Best Base Coat—essie Here to Stay Base Coat: The secret to a long-lasting, chip-free mani? The new Here to Stay Base Coat from essie.

Best Cuticle Oil—Mazz Hanna Cuticle Oil: Mazz Hanna’s Cuticle Oil delivers rich, organic oils to dry nails via a chic amethyst rollerball.

Best Gel Polish—CND Shellac Luxe: The latest innovation from CND, Shellac Luxe gel lasts up to 14 days and comes off in one minute.

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EXTERNAL AGGRESSOR PROTECTORS

From UV to blue light, car exhaust to pollution: external aggressors have been proven to speed aging.

 

Best Blue Light Defender—SkinMedica Lumivive System: Modern-day problems call for a modern-day product like SkinMedica Lumivive System. The two-step duo shields skin from blue light during the day and helps reboot and repair it at night.

Best Anti-Pollution Mask—Biologique Recherche Masque VIP O2: With a formula that’s as luxe as it is effective, Biologique Recherche Masque VIP O2 excels on the hydration and radiance fronts, giving the brand’s “holy grail” facials a run for their money.

Best Eye Cream With SPF—Colorescience Total Eye 3-In-1 SPF 35: Colorescience Total Eye 3-in-1 SPF 35 is the kind of product you stockpile in your desk, purse and car. It hides everything (even lack of sleep), and the cooling tip is genius.

Best Anti-Pollution Bronzer—Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Serum: All of our testers—no matter how challenged in the bronzer-application department—loved Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Serum for its error-proof consistency and low-key, sun-kissed color.

Best Anti-Pollution Hair Product—Joico Defy Damage Protective Shield: No one does stay-longer color quite like Joico. Its Defy Damage Protective Shield smells amazing, absorbs quickly and pretty much guarantees you’ll be spending a lot less time at the salon.

Best Body Sunscreen—Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist FullReach SPF 45: Mess-free Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist FullReach SPF 45 leaves skin with the perfect veil of light hydration—we’d spray it on even if it didn’t dish out some seriously easy UVA/UVB sun protection.

Best Sunscreen For Neck And Chest—Jergens Skin Firming Neck & Chest Revitalizing Cream SPF 15: Jergens Skin Firming Neck & Chest Revitalizing Cream SPF 15 is silky not sticky, soft to the touch and has the added bonus of SPF, so you’re officially out of excuses to skip the oft-neglected area.

Best Moisturizer With SPF—Olay Total Effects Whip Fragrance-Free SPF 25: Although we love all of the Olay Whips, we’re particularly partial to the multitasking power of new Total Effects Whip Fragrance-Free SPF 25.

Best Tinted Moisturizer With SPF—Revision Skincare Intellishade TruPhysical SPF 45: Revision Skincare’s derm-favorite Intellishade gets a makeover with TruPhysical SPF 45, an all-mineral, still-invisible mix that protects skin while delivering a punch of anti-aging peptides.

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