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TotalBeauty Awards 2017: Best Face Products

Whether you're fighting wrinkles, acne or dryness, these award-winning products conquer every skin concern with noticeable results
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Best Acne Treatment
Editors' Pick Winner: Differin Gel Adapalene Gel 0.1% Acne Treatment
Why: Formerly only available through a dermatologist, you can now get Differin at an OTC -- but still very powerful -- strength. Breakouts disappear in half the time with minimal irritation or dryness.

Honorable Mention: Biore Charcoal Acne Scrub

Readers' Choice Winner: Dermalogica Sebum Clearing Masque
Why: This awesome mask isn't overly drying. It cleans pores and has a cool and refreshing feeling on the skin. It can be used as a spot treatment or for everyday acne control.

Honorable Mention: Peter Thomas Roth Beta Hydroxy 2% Acne Wash

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Best Cleanser
Editors' Pick Winner: Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Cleanser
Why: This is the perfect mix of exfoliation and cleansing. Skin feels smooth and clean without any tight, drying effect, and it has a light, fresh, spa-like scent.

Honorable Mention: Skinfix Foaming Clay Cleanser

Readers' Choice Winner: Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser
Why: I have rosacea and sensitive skin, and this cleanser never lets me down. It is very gentle, yet effective, in cleansing my skin after a long day.

Honorable Mention: Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash

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Best Dark Spot Corrector
Editors' Pick Winner: HydroPeptide LumaPro-C
Why: After only a week, we noticed a lightening of pesky spots. The citrusy scent and light formula make this an easy serum to work into any daily skin care routine.

Honorable Mention: Zo Skin Health Ossential Brightalive Non-Retinol Skin Brightener

Readers' Choice Winner: Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Massage Cream N
Why: After only two days of use, my skin was smoother and brighter. It feels lovely and isn't heavy or greasy. Not to mention, my skin is softer.

Honorable Mention: Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum

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Best Device
Editors' Pick Winner: GloPro Microstimulation Facial Tool
Why: This simple device combines microneedling with an at-home LED treatment for collagen-boosting and overall anti-aging. Plus, it will make your favorite serums work even better.

Honorable Mention: StackedSkincare Dermaplaning Tool

Readers' Choice Winner: Clarisonic Mia 2
Why: This buffs away a lot of my blackheads and makes my skin softer, smoother and brighter. Plus, it feels like a light massage on my face.

Honorable Mention: PMD Personal Microderm

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Best Essence
Editors' Pick Winner: Tatcha The Essence
Why: This essence instantly hydrates and plumps, and the benefits last for hours. It's slightly more viscous than other products in the category, making it easier to apply.

Honorable Mention: Jurlique Activating Water Essence

Readers' Choice Winner: SK-II Facial Treatment Essence
Why: Within three days of use, I had much smaller pores, and after a week, my skin had dramatic results in hydration. After using for three weeks, my complexion was glowing.

Honorable Mention: Hada Labo Tokyo Replenishing Hydrator

When it comes to a skin-care routine, it's easy to go a little overboard. Of course, you have your everyday staples like a cleanser, face sunscreen and moisturizer -- but when you start adding things like essences, face mists, anti-aging serums and exfoliators, you're basically swimming in a sea of products.

That's where we come in. To save you some bathroom space (you should see ours) and time and money, we tested thousands of face products to find the latest and greatest picks of the entire year. The competition was stiff, but these stellar face products rose above them all. From ultra-hydrating day creams to exfoliants that leave your skin silky smooth, these are the face winners of our 2017 TotalBeauty Awards.

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APR 12, 2017 | SHARES
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