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The Best Age-Defying Beauty Products

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    What Makes A Winner

    Our beauty editors narrowed down approximately 1,500 nominated new beauty products to 558 semifinalists, which were evaluated by our experts. The pros' top selections were then sent to our reader testers, who scored each on such factors as texture, scent, and ease of use to determine our winners.

  • Guerlain Eyebrow Kit

    Miko Lim

    Brow Product

    Winner: Guerlain Eyebrow Kit

    This kit has a dual-sided brush for applying and blending, plus light, medium and dark powders so you can customize your perfect match. ($52, Sephora stores) 

    Runner-up: By Terry Eyebrow Mascara ($38,

  • Clarins Golden Glow Booster

    Miko Lim

    Face Self-Tanner

    Winner: Clarins Golden Glow Booster 

    Mix four drops of this into your moisturizer and apply to skin, and in just a few hours you'll look sun-kissed with zero streaks. ($30,

    Runner-up: Tarte Brazilliance Skin Rejuvenating Maracuja Self Tanning Face Towelettes ($21,

  • Nexxus Color Assure Glossing Tonic

    Miko Lim

    Shine Product

    Winner: Nexxus Color Assure Glossing Tonic

    This fine mist acts like a topcoat for your hair without leaving it greasy. Coconut, almond, and argan oils deliver mirrorlike shine. ($18, drugstores)

    Runner-up: Sebastian Professional Shine Shaker ($19, for salons) 

  • TouchBack Quix

    Miko Lim

    Root Touch-Up

    Winner: TouchBack Quix

    Keep this secret weapon on hand to hide stray grays and roots in seconds. The comb ensures a natural-looking application that won't budge until you shampoo. ($15, Walgreens stores) 

    Runner-up: Oscar Blandi Pronto Hair Shadow ($29,

  • Murad Pore Reform Starter Kit

    Miko Lim

    Pore Minimizer

    Winner: Murad Pore Reform Starter Kit

    Everything you need to shrink the look of pores, reduce excess oil, and prevent shine all day long. ($35,

    Runner-up: Dior Pore Minimizer ($42,

  • St. Ives Even & Bright Pink Lemon & Mandarin Orange Scrub

    Miko Lim

    Face Scrub

    Winner: St. Ives Even & Bright Pink Lemon & Mandarin Orange Scrub

    This contains silica to buff away dead skin and vitamin C to help even out skintone. ($5, drugstores) 

    Runner-up: Coast to Coast deep Pore Purifying Polish ($23,

  • Peter Thomas Roth De-Spot Plus

    Miko Lim

    Spot Brightener

    Winner: Peter Thomas Roth De-Spot Plus

    Dab this magic eraser on before bed to shrink and lighten stubborn brown marks and minimize acne scars. ($78,

    Runner-up: SkinCeuticals Advanced Pigment Corrector ($90,

  • Crest 3D White Whitestrips Luxe Supreme FlexFit

    Miko Lim 

    Teeth Whitener

    Winner: Crest 3D White Whitestrips Luxe Supreme FlexFit

    A new stretch technology helps these strips hug every curve and cover more teeth for your whitest smile yet. ($65, drugstores) 

    Runner-up: Colgate Optic White Toothbrush + Whitening Pen ($15, drugstores)

  • Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Bright Dark Circle Minimizer

    Miko Lim

    Eye Cream

    Winner: Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Bright Dark Circle Minimizer

    Disguise tired eyes with a three-pronged approach that soothes irritation, eliminates dark circles and strengthens thin skin. ($41,

    Runner-up: Perricone MD Blue Plasma Orbital ($65,

  • Olay Regenerist Luminous Tone Perfecting Moisturizer

    Miko Lim

    Night Treatment

    Winner: Olay Regenerist Luminous Tone Perfecting Moisturizer

    Put this cream on before bed and wake up with more radiant skin and, over time, fewer dark spots. ($25, drugstores) 

    Runner-up: Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Ferulic + Retinol Fibroblast Anti-Aging Moisturizer ($72,

  • H20 Plus Marine Defense Green Tea Antioxidant Toner

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    Winner: H20 Plus Marine Defense Green Tea Antioxidant Toner

    One shake of this on a cotton ball whisks away leftover dirt and oil while leaving behind antioxidants to help fight the damaging effects of free radicals. ($18,

    Runner-up: Diptyque Infused Facial Water ($55, Diptyque stores) 

  • Laura Geller Beauty Spackle Hydrating Under Makeup Primer

    Miko Lim


    Winner: Laura Geller Beauty Spackle Hydrating Under Makeup Primer

    The lightweight formula is packed with vitamins so you can skip moisturizer. Our testers loved that "it didn't feel sticky and helped makeup last longer." ($30,

    Runner-up: E.l.f. Essential Poreless Face Primer ($6,

  • StriVectin SD Advanced Intensive Concentrate

    Miko Lim 

    Wrinkle Fighter

    Winner: StriVectin SD Advanced Intensive Concentrate

    Our testers raved that this cream "cleared up breakouts, softened forehead lines and left a hydrating veil over skin." ($79,

    Runner-up: SkinCeuticals Resveratrol B E ($145,

  • L'Oreal Paris Preference Mousse Absolute

    Miko Lim 

    At-Home Hair Color

    Winner: L'Oreal Paris Preference Mousse Absolute

    This ready-to-use color doesn't need mixing, so it's goof-proof, mess-free and reusable for touch-ups. Testers loved the "shiny and natural" results. ($15, drugstores) 

    Runner-up: Clairol Expert Age Defy ($9, drugstores)