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The 2009 Beauty Awards: The Best Body and Suncare Products

Our picks for the best all-over skincare products, plus the best to protect your skin from the sun.

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Nivea A Touch of Happiness Moisturizing Body Wash
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Best Cleanser

Nivea A Touch of Happiness Moisturizing Body Wash ($5.99, drugstores)

A dollop of this sudsy formula is like taking a bubble bath. "You don't even need a pouf to build a lather," says Susan Goodno of Rochester, New York. The orange blossom scent leaves skin subtly fragrant.

Runners-Up
Dove Body Wash with NutriumMoisture, $5.84, drugstore.com
Burt's Bees Fabulously Fresh Peppermint & Rosemary Body Wash, $7.99, burtsbees.com

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Best Self-Tanner

Jergens Natural Glow Foaming Daily Moisturizer ($8.99, drugstores)

Most self-tanners require you to wait at least five minutes before getting dressed. But not this one. "It dried faster and more evenly than anything I've ever tried," says Tina Horowitz of Philadelphia. The faux glow gradually develops thanks to a special combo of two skin-color boosting ingredients.

Runners-Up
Mystic Tan Build Sunless Tanning Lotion, $38, sephora.com
St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse, $40, sttropeztan.com

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Best Sweat-Proof SPF

Banana Boat Clear Ultra Mist Sport Performance Continuous Spray Sunscreen ($12.49, drugstores)

This SPF 85 formula helps you get through a long outdoor workout without frying. "After a humid afternoon, my fair skin was still protected," says Elizabeth Lilly of Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Runners-Up
Aveeno Continuous Protection Active Sunblock Spray SPF 30, $10.99, drugstore.com
Neutrogena Ultimate Sport Sunblock Spray SPF 70+, $9.99, drugstore.com

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Best Foot Fixer

Sephora Super Foot Scrub ($22, sephora.com)

Get silky spa-pedicure soles at home. The sugar scrub, paired with its brushlike applicator, makes it a cinch to slough off dead, dry skin from heels and toes. "It's instant callus control in a bottle," says Daphne LaSalle of Altus, Oklahoma.

Runners-Up
OPI Papaya Pineapple Mask, $12.95, opi.com for locations
Earth Therapeutics Intensive Heel Repair, $8, earththerapeutics.com

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Best Everyday Body Protector

Aveeno Positively Ageless Sunblock Spray SPF 50 ($10.99, drugstores)

Shiitake mushroom extract fights dull, aging skin, and dimethicone seals in moisture, making this lightweight sunscreen ideal for time-crunched mornings. "Just spray and go -- no rubbing required," says Darla Anderson of Omaha.

Runners-Up
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 100+, $11.99, drugstore.com
Juice Beauty Green Apple SPF 20 Antioxidant Body Moisturizer, $29, juicebeauty.com

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Best Moisturizer

Vaseline Aloe Fresh Moisturizing Gel ($5.49, drugstores)

Packed with aloe vera, this gel feels refreshing after a sweat session. "It cooled my skin instantly," says Jennifer Cook of Vacaville, California. Plus "the gel is light, not sticky," Cook says.

Runners-Up
Johnson's Body Care Forever Fresh Refreshing Lotion, $5.49, beauty.com
Lubriderm Advanced Therapy Moisturizing Cream, $12.72, drugstore.com

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Best Hand Healer

Softsoap Ensembles ($5.99, drugstores)

This bargain hand wash, enhanced with softening glycerin and rose flower oil, looks pretty on any bathroom countertop -- and refills cost just $3. "I loved the fresh floral scent, which lasted for hours," says Christina Coleman of New York City.

Runners-Up
Sally Hansen Two Step Renewal System for the Hands, $7.95, walgreens.com
Alba Botanica Hawaiian Hand Wash, $8.95, albabotanica.com

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Best Everyday Face Protector

Murad Oil Control Mattifier SPF 15 ($39.50, murad.com)

This broad-spectrum UVA/UVB shield is infused with willow-bark and argan extracts, which reduce oil production all day. Plus, "it's a great primer for makeup," says Caitlyn Beacham of Oklahoma City.

Runners-Up
Cetaphil UVA/UVB Defense SPF 50, $13.99, drugstore.com
Biore Dual Fusion Moisturizer + SPF 30, $14.99, biore.com

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Best Scrub

C.O. Bigelow Lemon & Pomegranate Body Scrub ($15, bathandbodyworks.com)

Skin-brightening lemon extract and pomegranate, a super-antioxidant, join forces in this cream exfoliator, which "leaves skin looking radiant from neck to toe," says dermatologist tester Hema Sundaram, MD.

Runners-Up
The Body Shop Wild Cherry Body Scrub, $20, thebodyshop-usa.com
Giovanni Cosmetics D:tox Purifying Exfoliant Body Scrub, $9.95, drugstore.com

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Best Hair Remover

Schick Quattro for Women TrimStyle ($10.99, drugstores)

"Talk about convenience!" says Maja Niemierko of Boston. One end of this waterproof tool houses a four-blade razor for underarms and legs, while the other side has a battery-powered bikini trimmer.

Runners-Up
Venus Embrace, $11.99, walgreens.com
Nair Shower Power Sensitive Formula, $6.99, drugstore.com

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, October 2009.

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Love this it makes me feel happy and smell like an orange blossom. Try it you'll like it.

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