2017 Beauty Awards: Face
Best Acne Fighter
Worried about breakouts? Apply this bacteria-banishing, zit-zapping acne fighter regularly on the days leading up to your wedding for guaranteed clear skin.
Editor's Note: "When I applied this before bed, my blemishes were visibly less inflamed by the morning." — Shelley Brown, Beauty & Fashion Editor
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo Dual Action acne treatment, $37, Laroche-Posay.US
Fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids gently slough the skin’s surface to fight flakes and clean out clogged pores.
Editor's Note: "I love the way this cleanser forms a foam lather, but is not drying to skin afterward." —Jessica Molinari, Social Editor
Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Cleanser daily foaming wash, $38, KateSomerville.com
Best Eye Cream
Stay out a little too late after the rehearsal dinner? You’ll still look like you got your beauty sleep after applying this dark-circle-reducing and hydrating eye cream.
Editor's Note: "It's pricey, but a little goes a long, long way. It feels silky and weightless when I dab it on at night, and my eyes feel completely moisturized and de-puffed in the morning." —Ivy Jacobson, Planning Editor
La Prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal eye cream, $250, LaPrairie.com
Budget Pick: Best Moisturizer
Just about every pro makeup artist stashes this simple but seriously effective shea-butter-and-aloe-based cream in their kit because of its ability to provide intense hydration for all skin types.
Editor's Note: "For someone who has combination skin that gets especially dry in the winter, this was a godsend. Not only is it affordable, but it's quick to absorb, and a little goes a long way. It's great for hands too." — Ivy Jacobson, Planning Editor
Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré, $16, EmbryolisseUSA.com
Rather than manually exfoliating your face with a scrub, this serum contains a high potency of lactic acid that instantly retexturizes dull, dead cells, brightens dark spots and plumps up fine lines.
Editor's Note: "I like that it doesn't feel like I'm putting anything heavy on my face, but it still feels clean and moisturized afterward." —Katie Kortebein, Assistant Research Editor
Sunday Riley Good Genes All-in-One lactic acid treatment, $105, Sephora.com
As fun to apply as it is effective, this bright-blue, mud-based mask slowly dries into a solid sheet of shimmery chrome. After peeling it off, you instantly feel the lifting and smoothing effects of the Icelandic kelp, glacial clay and hyaluronic acid-based formula.
Editor's Note: "I tend to have very dry, flakey skin (especially in the winter) and this firming mask didn't dry me out at all—and it felt smooth for days afterward. It's also just so cool looking! You get to paint it on and the more it dries, the more metallic it gets."—Liz Smith, Project Manager, The Studio @ XO
GlamGlow Gravitymud firming treatment in Sonic Blue, $69, Sephora.com
Readers' Choice: Best Sunscreen
You’re not immune to burns or other forms of sun damage on your wedding day (or your honeymoon, for that matter). A lightweight, oil-free formula absorbs quickly without leaving behind a chalky residue, clogging pores or irritating sensitive skin.
Neutrogena Clear Face liquid lotion sunscreen, $12, Neutrogena.com
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