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The 2011 FITNESS Beauty Awards

Let us give you a hand navigating the beauty aisles. We asked experts and FITNESS readers to narrow down 1,162 of this year's newest creams, cleansers, and more to find the 60 best products for your active lifestyle.

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The best makeup products
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The Best Makeup Products

1. Best Primer
Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Luminizing Foundation Primer ($38, Sephora stores). Packed with not-too-shimmery bronze pigments, this primer won instant raves. "Its mousselike texture goes on evenly and gives my face a fresh-off-the-beach look," a reader said.
Runners up:
Nars Pro-Prime Pore Refining Primer & Multi-Protect Primer SPF 30 ($32, Sephora stores)
Roc Brilliance Anti-Aging Face Primer ($30, CVS stores)

2. Best Base
Mary Kay TimeWise Matte-Wear Liquid Foundation ($20, for info). This satiny foundation comes in 23 shades, controls shine, and hides imperfections. "It blends well -- a little goes a long way -- and gives me all-day coverage," one voter told us.
Runners up:
CoverGirl NatureLuxe Silk Foundation ($12, department stores)
Shiseido Makeup Perfect Refining Foundation ($39,

$ 3. Best Concealer
Maybelline New York Fit Me! Concealer ($7, drugstores). The cover-up's tapered wand lets you zero in on undereye circles, redness, and blemishes, and the rich formula doesn't smudge. "It dries without caking," a user reported.
Runners up:
Stila Brighten & Correct Concealer ($28,
Too Faced Absolutely Flawless Flexible Coverage Concealer ($20,

4. Best Bronzer
Lancome Star Bronzer Long Lasting Bronzing Powder ($35, With tiny flecks of shimmer, this luminizer appealed to readers, who touted its "natural tone that isn't too golden or sparkly."
Runners up:
Physicians Formula Cashmere Wear Ultra-Smoothing Bronzer ($14, drugstores)
Shiseido Makeup Bronzer ($35,

5. Best Blush
Physicians Formula Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Blush ($12, drugstores). Readers liked the powder's rosiness and staying power. "It gives cheeks a just-right glow," one fan commented.
Runners up:
Maybelline New York Fit Me! Blush ($6, drugstores)
Yves Saint Laurent Creme de Blush ($38,

*STEAL: Products marked with the $ symbol are a steal at only $10 or less.

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The Best Makeup Products

6. Best Lipstick
Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Ultra Lipstick ($23, Ceramides in this formula keep lips hydrated. "It's smooth enough to feel balmlike but thick enough to prevent fading," a fan said.
Runners up:
Lancome L'Absolu Nu Lipcolor ($29,
Yves Saint Laurent Volupte Sheer Candy ($30,

7. Best Lip Gloss
Nars Larger Than Life Lip Gloss ($26, This highly pigmented gloss outscored the competition because of what one enthusiast calls "stay-all-day shine that isn't too sticky."
Runners up:
Giorgio Armani Gloss d'Armani ($28, department stores)
Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipgloss ($6, drugstores)

$ 8. Best Mascara
CoverGirl NatureLuxe Mousse Mascara ($9, drugstores). Beeswax in this mascara stretches your fringe into a striking bend. "Two coats made my lashes look thicker than usual," a tester told us.
Runners up:
Maybelline New York One By One Volum' Express Mascara ($8, drugstores)
Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Excess ($30, department stores)

$ 9. Best Eyeliner
E.L.F. Shimmer Eyeliner Pencil ($1, Voters were psyched about this budget-friendly liner. "I love that it's easy to apply and that the cap has a built-in sharpener," one noted.
Runners up:
Almay Liquid Eyeliner Pen ($8, drugstores)
Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner ($23,

$ 10. Best Eye Shadow
NYC New York Color IndividualEyes Custom Compact-Smokey Eyes ($5, drugstores). This kit is all you need to brighten your lids. "It has a diagram on the back, so you know exactly what to swipe where," a reviewer said.
Runners up:
Lancome Color Design Eye Brightening All-in-One 5 Shadow & Liner Palette ($48,
Rimmel London Glam' Eyes Quad Eyeshadow ($6, drugstores)

$ 11. Best Nail Treatment
Sally Hansen Nailgrowth Miracle Serum ($10, drugstores). Made with peptides and biotin, this elixir strengthens brittle nails. "It softens my cuticles and hangnails," a reader said.
Runners up:
Revlon Crazy Shine Nail Buffer ($3, drugstores)
Topshop Make Up Nail Varnish Remover ($3, Topshop stores)

12. Best Nail Polish
Estee Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer ($19, Testers applauded the polish's flat brush for its flawless application in only three strokes. "The color dries fast and doesn't goop," one said.
Runners up:
Dior Vernis Nail Enamel ($22,
Borghese Rapido Fast Dry Nail Lacquers ($8, drugstores)

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The Best Hair Products

1. Best Curl Enhancer
Aveda Be Curly Style-Prep ($24, The babassu oil in this gel cream gives curls all-day moisture they crave, keeping them "voluminous and touchable."
Runners up:
Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger HydroCream Whip ($21, for salons)
Wella Professionals Curl Craft Wax Mousse ($15, for salons)

2. Best Heat Protectant
Carol's Daughter Macadamia Heat Protection Serum ($18, Keep strands from getting scorched by tools with this nonsticky liquid. "My hair had a glossy, smooth finish," one user reported.
Runners up:
Nexxus ProMend Heat Protexx Heat Protection Styling Spray ($12, drugstores)
Pureology Colour Stylist Fortifying Heat Spray ($22, for salons)

3. Best Conditioner
Fekkai Advanced Essential Shea Conditioner ($24, Nordstrom stores). Laced with honey, shea butter, and avocado oil, this scored points for a luxurious scent and thick texture.
Runners up:
Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Moisturizing Conditioner ($3, drugstores)
John Frieda Full Repair Full Body Conditioner ($7, drugstores)

4. Best Shampoo
Tigi Bed Head Urban Antidotes Ressurection Shampoo ($13, Other shampoos left our readers' hair dry, but this superhydrating wash makes strands "soft, shiny, and less frizzy," one told us.
Runners up:
Aveeno Living Color Shampoo for Fine Hair ($8, drugstores)
Fekkai Advanced Essential Shea Shampoo ($24, Nordstrom stores)

$ 5. Best Deep Treatment
Organix Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Renewing Treatment ($8, drugstores). Fans of this mask touted its ability to be quickly absorbed and rinsed out, leaving hair hydrated, not flat. Runners up:
L'Oreal Paris EverSleek Smoothing Deep Conditioner ($9, drugstores)
Fekkai Advanced Essential Shea Ultra-Rich Mask ($33, Nordstrom stores)

$ 6. Best Leave-In Conditioner
Nexxus ProMend Split End Binding Targeted Leave-In Treatment Creme ($10, drugstores). Keratin fortifies weak strands. "While other creams sit on the surface, this one penetrates my hair, making it supersilky," a reviewer said.
Runners up:
Matrix Biolage Smooththerapie Deep Smoothing Leave-In Cream ($14, for salons)
Redken Extreme Anti-Snap Leave-In Treatment ($16, for salons)

$ 7. Best Frizz Fighter
Garnier Fructis Style Pure Clean Smoothing Cream ($5, drugstores). Offering "the best balance of sleeker hair minus weigh-down," as one convert said, this keeps flyaways under control with ingredients like beeswax and glycerin.
Runners up:
Aussie Anti-Frizz Cream ($5, drugstores)
L'Oreal Paris EverSleek Frizz Taming Creme Serum ($9, drugstores)

8. Best Volumizer
Pureology ColourStylist SilkBodifier ($24, for salons). This mousse adds lift while softening strands thanks to a blend of natural oils. "I notice a difference in my style's bounce after using it," a tester said.
Runners up:
Living Proof Full Thickening Mousse ($26,
Redken Intra Force Hair Densifier ($15, for salons)

$ 9. Best Hair Spray
Tresemme Climate Control Finishing Spray ($5, drugstores). Readers praised this spritz, which contains color-protecting UV filters, for holding hair in place through rainy days.
Runners up:
Ojon Color Sustain Gloss Finishing Hair Spray ($24, Sephora stores)
Redken Fashion Work 12 Versatile Working Spray ($17, for salons)

$ 10. Best Shine Booster
Aveeno Living Color Shine Glaze ($8, drugstores). Designed to be applied post-shampoo and rinsed out, this gloss "makes my hair feel like I got a professional salon treatment -- smooth and lustrous, but not greasy," a reader said.
Runners up:
Alterna Bamboo Shine Luminous Shine Mist ($22, Sephora stores)
Wella Professionals Mirror Polish Shine Serum ($16, for salons)

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The Best Facial Moisturizers and Treatments

1. Best Night Cream
Roc Multi Correxion Lift Anti-Gravity Night Cream ($30, CVS stores). Glycerin and vitamin E transform dehydrated complexions into dewy ones overnight. "My skin feels smoother," one voter noted.
Runners up:
Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Night Emulsion ($55,
Olay Regenerist Night Resurfacing Elixir ($25, drugstores)

2. Best Eye Cream
Bliss Fabulous Every Day Eye Cream ($28, Sephora stores). One dab helps depuff undereye circles as it conditions skin with grapeseed oil. "It makes my eyes look awake and sinks in fast," a reader said.
Runners up:
Lancome Renergie Eye Multiple Action Ultimate Eye Care Duo ($75,
Aveeno Smart Essentials Anti-Fatigue Eye Treatment ($10, drugstores)

$ 3. Best Lip Balm
Aquaphor Lip Repair ($5, drugstores). Chock-full of hydrators, such as glycerin, this salve heals chapped lips. "The velvety texture gives me mega moisture," one voter said.
Runners up:
Eau Thermale Avene Cold Cream Lip Cream ($14,
Nivea A Kiss of Milk & Honey Lip Balm ($3,

4. Best Serum
Neutrogena Clinical Anti-Aging Booster Serum ($21, drugstores). This elixir tightens skin with amino acids. "The silky, nongreasy texture makes my face feel so good," a reviewer reported.
Runners up:
Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Face Serum ($80,
Philosophy Keep the Peace Super Smoothing Serum for Redness and Sensitivity ($38,

5. Best Moisturizer
Sephora Collection Instant Moisturizer ($20, Infused with plant extracts and light-reflective pigments, this cream gives skin a luminous glow. "It absorbs instantly," one fan told us.
Runners up:
Clarins Vital Light Day Illuminating Anti-Ageing Cream ($85,
Murad Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture ($65,

6. Best Scrub
True Blue Spa Supremely Smoothing Face Scrub ($12, Bath & Body Works stores). Testers loved that the exfoliator's superfine grains are delicate enough for sensitive skin. "It's easy to rinse off," one said.
Runners up:
Clarins Gentle Brightening Exfoliator ($30,
Aveeno Smart Essentials Daily Detoxifying Scrub ($7, drugstores)

7. Best Cleanser
Shiseido Benefiance Extra Creamy Cleansing Foam ($34, department stores). This sudser hydrates skin with hyaluronic acid and has the softest lather of any cleanser we tried. "It leaves my face sparkling clean," a reader said.
Runners up:
Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Facial Cleanser ($8, drugstores)
Philosophy Purity Made Simple Mineral Oil-Free Facial Cleansing Oil ($25,

8. Best Makeup Remover
Benefit Remove It Makeup Remover ($21, The no-rinse formula has "an almost weightless texture that quickly removes all of my base and mascara before bed," a user said.
Runners up:
Kerstin Florian Eye Makeup Remover ($45,
Lierac Paris Diopti Demaq Gentle Eye Makeup Remover ($24,

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Best Products for Clear Skin

1. Best At-Home Dermatologist Treatment
Dr. Brandt Detoxygen Experience Oxygenating Facial ($75, Sephora stores). "My face hasn't felt this soft in a long time," a convert said about the foaming mask and protective cream with hyaluronic acid.
Runners up:
Kate Somerville Clinic-to-Go Resurfacing Peel Pads ($48 for 16,
Paula's Choice Resist Daily Smoothing Treatment with 5% Alpha Hydroxy Acid ($25,

2. Best Pore Minimizer
Dior Hydra Life Skin Perfect Pore-Refining Moisturizer ($65, Sephora stores). This silica-rich lotion wowed testers. "I was excited to see a change in just two days," one said. "My pores didn't disappear completely, but they were minimized."
Runners up:
First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads ($28 for 60, Sephora stores)
GoodSkin Labs Z-Pore Instant Pore Refiner ($24.50,

3. Best Acne Blocker
Origins Spot Remover Acne Treatment Pads ($27 for 60, These pads fend off blemishes with salicylic acid. "The wipes are gentle enough not to dry out my skin but strong enough to fight pimples," a reader said.
Runners up:
SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense ($78,
Bliss No 'Zit' Sherlock Spot Treatment ($18, Ulta stores)

4. Best Mask
L'Occitane Immortelle Brightening Moisture Mask ($60, Packed with radiance-boosting natural extracts, this creamy formula left users' skin smooth. "I'm making it a part of my weekly skincare regimen," one told us.
Runners up:
Super by Dr. Nicholas Perricone 3-Minute Facial ($50, Sephora stores)
Koh Gen Do Oriental Plants Deep Moisture Mask ($90,

5. Best Wrinkle Fighter
Murad Complete Reform ($67, A voter who has "been let down by antiwrinkle creams" reported that this glycolic acid serum reduced her fine lines within a week.
Runners up:
Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex ($25, drugstores)
Peter Thomas Roth Instant FirmX Temporary Face Tightener ($48, Sephora stores)

6. Best Spot Brightener
Kiehl's Photo-Age Corrector High-Potency Spot Treatment ($49, With a blend of vitamin C and ellagic acid, this pigment eraser hits the mark: After just three nights, the sun-damage spots on one user's face faded.
Runners up:
Bremenn Research Labs Dark Spot Eraser ($59, Ulta stores)
Vichy ProEven Total Dark Spot Corrector ($43,

7. Best Toner
NP Set Detoxifying Facial Toner ($19, Target stores). Unlike harsh, alcohol-based astringents, this green tea-infused gel "removes dirt without rubbing skin raw," according to one tester.
Runners up:
L'Occitane Angelica Face Toner ($20,
DHC CoQ10 Lotion ($35,

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Best Body Lotions, Scrubs, and Hair Removers

$ 1. Best Shaving Cream
Aubrey Organics Creme de la Shave in White Tea & Citrus ($6, Testers like the fact that a tiny amount of this cream covers an entire leg. "It gives you a close shave without the mess of thicker foams," one said.
Runners up:
Gillette Satin Care Pure and Delicate Shave Gel ($2, drugstores)
Pure Silk Moisturizing Shave Cream for Sensitive Skin ($2, drugstores)

$ 2. Best Hair Remover
Gillette Venus ProSkin MoistureRich Razor ($10, drugstores). Shave-gel bars help the razor glide over your skin for a nick-free shave. "I can remove stubble in one stroke," a tester said.
Runners up:
Schick Intuition Naturals Sensitive Care Razor ($10, drugstores)
Bic Simply Soleil Women's Razor ($5 for four, drugstores)

3. Best Foot Fixer
Yves Rocher Foot Repair Balm ($17, This lavender-oil salve got rave reviews for its comforting smell and ability to rejuvenate tired feet. "It's so thick, yet it soaks in within minutes," one voter said.
Runners up:
Sally Hansen Moisturizing Foot Creme ($7, drugstores)
J.R. Watkins Naturals Foot Repair Salve ($8, Target stores)

$ 4. Best Hand Healer
L'Occitane Pivoine Flora Hand Cream ($10, Housed in a gym-bag-friendly tube, the shea butter-laced lotion "plumps skin immediately," one reader reported. "I'm addicted to its girly scent."
Runners up:
EOS Everyday Hand Lotion Collection ($4, Walmart stores)
Freeman Bare Hands Lavender & Mint Nourishing Hand and Cuticle Cream ($4, drugstores)

$ 5. Best Wash
St. Ives Triple Butters Creamy Coconut Hydrating Body Wash ($5, drugstores). Just one squeeze of this cocoa butter-based rinse builds into a luxe lather that leaves skin smooth. "The coconut scent reminds me of Hawaii," one fan said. "An all-around awesome value!"
Runners up:
Dove VisibleCare Renewing Creme Body Wash ($7, drugstores) Olay Silk Whimsy Moisturizing Body Wash ($4, drugstores)

$ 6. Best Bath Soak
Dr. Teal's Foaming Bath ($6, Walmart stores). Readers' stress melted away with this Epsom salts-based oil with a minty scent. "I add a cap?ful to my tub and emerge 10 minutes later totally clean and relaxed," one reported.
Runners up:
Thymes Agave Nectar Bubble Bath ($20,
B. Witching Bath Co. Coconut Milk Bubble Bath ($10,

7. Best Scrub
Burt's Bees Honey & Shea Sugar Scrub ($13, Ground almonds and aloe-leaf juice in this sweet-smelling exfoliator buff away dry patches. "I can skip lotion post-shower, which is rare for me," one tester said.
Runners up:
Shiseido Refining Body Exfoliator ($39, department stores)
Mark Change Is Gonna Come Foaming Body Exfoliator ($12,

$ 8. Best Lotion
Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Advanced Body Lotion ($8, drugstores). This moisturizer's glycerin and niacinamide keep dryness at bay. "I love its cooling effect, and my skin is already looking more even," a convert told us.
Runners up:
Eucerin Daily Skin Balance Body Lotion ($8,
Burt's Bees Naturally Nourishing Milk & Honey Body Lotion ($8,

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Best Gym Bag Beauty Products

$ 1. Best Deodorant
Lady Speed Stick Fresh Infusions Enchanted Cherry Blossom Antiperspirant/Deodorant ($3, drugstores). This wetness fighter is all you need for dry underarms. "I wore it in 92-degree weather and never broke a sweat," a reader said.
Runners up:
Degree Women Expert Protection Antiperspirant/Deodorant with motionSense ($4, drugstores)
Dove Ultimate Go Sleeveless Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant in Pearl Finish ($5, drugstores)

2. Best Portable Fragrance
Fresh Brown Sugar Rollerball ($19, Fresh stores). This handy fragrance has notes of lemon, honeysuckle, and caramel. "The not-too-sweet scent works perfectly for a post-shower pick-me-up," one fan said.
Runners up:
Coach Poppy Eau De Parfum Dual Rollerball ($22,
Avon Outspoken by Fergie Perfume Solid Pendant ($15, for info)

$ 3. Best Body Mist
Bodycology Island Coconut Fragrance Mist ($5, Target stores). Scoring points for its beachy smell and aloe vera formula, this spray is a locker-room must. "I use it after hikes, and it dries almost instantly," one nature trekker said.
Runners up:
Secret Scent Expressions Body Splash in Ooh La La Lavender ($4, drugstores)
Clean Clear Radiance Body Mist ($29,

$ 4. Best Cleansing Wipes
Yes to Blueberries Age Refresh Brightening Facial Towelettes ($8 for 30, Target stores). These cloths sweep away makeup without leaving you stripped of natural oils. "They make my face look radiant after Spinning," one reviewer said.
Runners up:
Koh Gen Do Cleansing Water Cloth ($39 for a pack of 3,
Specific Beauty Exfoliating Cleansing Cloths ($7,

5. Best Palette
Pixi Week of Wakeup Makeup ($34, Great for on the go, this extensive kit has eye shadows, blushes, and lip colors -- all in gorgeous shades -- for every day of the week. "Snapping out of a makeup rut has never been easier," a voter told us.
Runners up:
Make Up for Ever Smoky Palette ($45,
E.L.F. 48 Piece Lip & Eye Palette ($5,

6. Best Makeup Multitasker
Clinique Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 ($25, Users said this cream, which has SPF, soothing ingredients, light coverage, and a flattering sheen, is "all you need to get out of the gym fast."
Runners up:
FusionBeauty PrimeResults Tinted Moisturizer +SPF 15 Sunscreen ($40, Ulta stores)
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation ($45,

7. Best Dry Shampoo
Oscar Blandi Pronto Invisible Dry Shampoo Spray ($23, Dry shampoos can be chalky, but readers raved about the degreasing benefits of this clear, easy-to-use mist. "It gives my hair sexy volume and texture after my strength-training session," a tester said.
Runners up:
Psssssst! Instant Dry Shampoo for Wavy/Curly Hair ($7, drugstores)
Suave Professionals Dry Shampoo ($3, drugstores)

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Best Self-Tanners and Sunblocks

1. Best Self-Tanner for Your Face
Clarins Instant Smooth Self Tanning ($33, department stores). This gel builds up to your desired level of bronze over a few days. A runner told us that it "doesn't sweat off during workouts."
Runners up:
Josie Maran Cosmetics Argan Self Tanning Cream ($32, Sephora stores)
Beautisol Need I Glow More? Face Self-Tanner ($26,

2. Best Self-Tanner for Your Body
Xen-Tan E! Live From the Red Carpet Perfect Blend Custom Self-Tanner ($43, Ulta stores). The dual-chamber pump has bronzer on one side and streak-free self-tanner on the other. "You can decide how light or dark you want to go," one user raved.
Runners up:
Lorac SelfTantalizer Body Bronzing Gradual Self-Tanner ($34, Ulta stores)
Rodan+Fields Foaming Sunless Tan ($24,

3. Best Portable SPF
Tocca SPF 30+ Sunscreen Towelette Multipack ($24 for 10, Sephora stores). Housed in a resealable pack, these wipes protect your skin with chemical-free ingredients. "After two hours at the pool, I didn't get burned," a fan said.
Runners up:
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Targeted Sun Defense Stick SPF 50 PA +++ ($20, department stores)
Supergoop! SPF 30 Single Sunscreen Swipes ($34 for 21,

4. Best Everyday Face Protector
L'Oreal Paris Youth Code SPF 30 Day Lotion ($25, drugstores). Ward off damage daily with this UVA- and UVB-shielding formula. "There's no need to wait for it to dry before you put on makeup," one volunteer said.
Runners up:
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Radiance Cream SPF 15 ($12, drugstores)
Aveeno Smart Essentials Daily Nourishing Moisturizer with SPF 30 ($15, drugstores)

$ 5. Best Everyday Body Protector
Hawaiian Tropic Shimmer Effect Lotion Sunscreen SPF 40 ($9, drugstores). Light-reflecting mica in this SPF hides flaws, such as bruises and veins, as it protects. "It's the best SPF I've ever tried,? a voter said.
Runners up:
Coppertone Oil Free Foaming Sunscreen Lotion SPF 75+ ($10, drugstores)
Rodan+Fields Essentials SPF 30 Body Sunscreen ($24,

6. Best Sweat-Proof SPF for Your Body
Vichy Capital Soleil Soft Sheer Sunscreen Lotion SPF 60 ($30, Enhanced with antioxidants, this SPF protected one tester from a scorching beach weekend. "No burns, head to toe!" she said.
Runners up:
Neutrogena Wet Skin Sunblock Spray SPF 85 ($11, drugstores)
Australian Gold Sheer Coverage Lotion SPF 30 ($10,

7. Best Sweat-Proof SPF for Your Face
Avon Anew Solar Advance Sunscreen Face Lotion SPF 45 ($34, This cream "dries to a featherlight finish within minutes" and "never drips into my eyes during runs," one fitness buff said.
Runners up:
Clarins Sunscreen for Face Wrinkle Control Cream SPF 50+ ($30, department stores)
Neutrogena Pure & Free Liquid Sunblock SPF 50 ($13, drugstores)

$ 8. Best SPF for Your Lips
Blistex Five Star Lip Protection SPF 30 ($3, drugstores). "Nothing is better than Blistex," one tester proclaimed, and others agreed. The glycerin-infused balm is "long-lasting and sweat-resistant," another said.
Runners up:
Supergoop! SPF 30 + UVA/UVB MintFusion Lip Balm ($9,
Dr. LeWinn by Kinerase Lip Resculpt 3D Lip Balm SPF 20 ($15, Walgreens stores)

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How to Win All Beauty Products

Our experts helped us narrow down 1,162 new beauty products to about 300 finalists. We distributed these selections to reader testers, who scored each on such factors as effectiveness, texture, scent, and ease of use to end up with these 60 first-place champions.

Dermatologists Mona A. Gohara, MD, of New Haven; Brooke Jackson, MD, of Chicago; Elissa J. Lunder, MD, of Wellesley, Massachusetts; Hema Sundaram, MD, of Washington, D.C. Hairstylists Tommy Buckett of New York City, Clyde Elezi of New York City, Jet Rhys of San Diego, Kattia Solano of New York City. Makeup artists Landy Dean of New York City, Jackie Gomez of Brooklyn, Jenna Menard of New York City, Emily Kate Warren of New York City and San Francisco

Enter for a chance to win all 60 beauty goodies: e-mail your name, address, and phone number with the subject line "Beauty Awards Contest" to

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, October 2011.

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mountain164 wrote:

What a great assortment of prizes. Thanks for the chance to win.

11/9/2011 06:22:45 AM Report Abuse
sgurland wrote:

love to see all price points but wonder which is really the best? I love trying new products and have for a very long time.

11/5/2011 02:18:22 PM Report Abuse
artistbml wrote:

Can Fitnessmagazine apply those same reviews on organic/natural (without harmful ingredients) beauty products?

11/4/2011 04:24:38 PM Report Abuse
judo500 wrote:

Excellent site!!!

10/27/2011 06:49:40 AM Report Abuse
nonienona2002 wrote:

Glad to have you do the work of testing and finding the best products for us to use. Cheaper too!!

10/25/2011 10:05:53 PM Report Abuse
adhanz0811 wrote:

I have trouble buying new products because of the cost but this review was good. Even I would like to see if the Tester could add Avon and other non-store products to the list.

10/13/2011 04:16:53 PM Report Abuse
lynettewalton wrote:

Awesome review of products! I love to try new products after there has been a review by real users.

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NMcCulloch2 wrote:

Just wondering if any Avon products are ever tried. Avon has good quality products at very reasonable prices.

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