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11 Face Products for Flawless Skin

Best Face Wash

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Winner: Dr. Brandt Skincare Time Arrest Crème Cleanser ($50;

Why it won: Some washes just clean and stop there; Brandt’s incorporates anti-aging properties with a blend of peptides to stimulate collagen production and restore skin’s texture.

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Best Day Cream

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Winner: Diorsnow UV Shield White Reveal Moisturizing UV Protection SPF 50 ($50;

Why it won: This SPF-infused moisturizer helps fade existing brown spots while staving off future discoloration.

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Best Night Cream

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Winner: Avon ANEW Platinum Night Cream ($38;

Why it won: It’s never too early to protect against sagging. This rich formula for the face and neck contains skin-tightening proteins that work while you rest; glycolic acid helps improve texture and tone.

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Best Anti-Ager

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Winner: Origins Plantscription Anti-Aging Serum ($55;

Why it won: Sensitive-skinned staffers gave this formula the thumbs-up—it delivers results without the drying, burning, or flaking of a retinoid.

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Best Serum

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Winner: Super by Dr. Nicholas Perricone First Blush Brightening Serum ($48;

Why it won: Vitamin C ester, melon extract, and a cocktail of other powerful antioxidants gave our expert’s skin a rosy, more youthful glow after just one use.

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Best Eye Treatment

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Winner: Elizabeth Arden Prevage Eye Advanced Anti-Aging Serum ($98;

Why it won: The ultimate multitasker, this idebenone-packed product (a proven, potent antioxidant) helps smooth crow’s feet, minimize age spots, and reduce puffiness.

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Best Facial Exfoliator

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Winner: Garnier The Brusher MicroBead Cleanser ($7; drugstores)

Why it won: The soft-bristled brush makes this exfoliating gel tough on skin-dulling dead cells.

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Best Acne Treatment

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Winner: Zeno Heat Treat Blemish Prevention Kit ($40;

Why it won: A salicylic acid solution unclogs pores, while the battery-powered device warms and vibrates to massage the treatment deeper into skin.

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Best Peel

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Winner: Brazilian Peel by Advanced Home Actives ($78; Why it won: The one-step, dual-chamber syringe packs 30 percent glycolic acid, plus a neutralizing cream—so it won’t leave you red in the face.

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Best Sunscreen

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Winner: Clarins Sunscreen For Face Wrinkle Control Cream SPF 50+ ($32;

Why it won: We were happy to apply—and reapply—this light, nonsticky block, which offers potent protection against skin-aging UVA rays.

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Best Skin Device

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Winner: Clarisonic Deep Pore Cleansing Brush Head ($25;

Why it won: Got oily skin? Clarisonic’s oscillating attachment (the hand piece is sold separately) loosens dirt, debris, and bacteria to keep pores clear and skin blemish-free.

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