AND THE OFFICIAL 8TH ANNUAL TOTALBEAUTY AWARD WINNERS ARE...
We put the year's most exciting makeup, hair, face and body launches through the ringer to determine which products were truly worthy of our Editors' Picks seal. And because we trust you, our beauty-obsessed readers, we asked you to place your votes for our Readers' Choice Awards. The result? Our list of 2017 TotalBeauty Award winners – otherwise known as the only products you need on your vanity and in your bathroom this year.
EDITORS' PICKDifferin Gel Adapalene Gel 0.1% Acne Treatment
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.
READERS' CHOICEDermalogica Sebum Clearing Masque
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.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONBiore Charcoal Acne Scrub
This scrub gently exfoliates while detoxing the skin and pulling impurities from the pores with charcoal. After using it, skin feels soft and clean -- not tight.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONPeter Thomas Roth Beta Hydroxy 2% Acne Wash
This cleanser transformed my skin. It doesn't strip away the natural oils of your face, but it cleans out your pores and tackles nodule pimples.
EDITORS' PICKKate Somerville ExfoliKate Cleanser
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.
READERS' CHOICECetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser
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.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONSkinfix Foaming Clay Cleanser
Not only is this foaming clay cleanser fun to use, it also calms irritation and thoroughly cleans while rinsing away easily.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONOrigins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash
This cleanser always leaves my face feeling incredibly clean. It lathers like a dream, and a pea-sized amount is all you need for your face and neck.
EDITORS' PICKHydroPeptide LumaPro-C
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.
READERS' CHOICEShiseido White Lucent Brightening Massage Cream N
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.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONZo Skin Health Ossential Brightalive Non-Retinol Skin Brightener
This formula brightens, exfoliates and fights hyperpigmentation without retinol or hydroquinone. It feels and smells lovely, and the clinical tests are truly impressive.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONCaudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum
It feels great and really brightens your skin for a healthy glow. It made my skin very soft and seemed to diminish my imperfections right away.
EDITORS' PICKGloPro Microstimulation Facial Tool
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.
READERS' CHOICEClarisonic Mia 2
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.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONStackedSkincare Dermaplaning Tool
A foolproof tool that removes peach fuzz in an instant. Makeup goes on flawlessly, and skin takes on a natural glow when all those baby hairs are gone.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONPMD Personal Microderm
This device actually smoothed out my skin's dry patches and diminished the sun-damaged portions of my skin, so that my face was smooth and soft again.
EDITORS' PICKTatcha The Essence
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.
READERS' CHOICESK-II Facial Treatment Essence
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.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONJurlique Activating Water Essence
With natural ingredients and a spa-like scent, this essence refreshes skin on contact and provides a nice base for serum and moisturizer.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONHada Labo Tokyo Replenishing Hydrator
This is great for anyone looking for a lightweight serum to plump and moisturize skin. It works great for a bedtime moisturizer and won't clog your pores overnight.
EDITORS' PICKDermalogica Daily Superfoliant
This exfoliant is one for the books. It sweeps away makeup, scrubs away dead cells, fights pollutants and skin-aging, all while leaving your skin soft and glowing. And because it's a powder, it's ideal for travel.
READERS' CHOICEBiore Pore Unclogging Scrub
My skin feels bright and firm after use, and it really does unclog congested pores and makes my skin feel refreshed.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONMurad Rapid Resurfacing Peel
Thanks to a hefty dose of glycolic acid, this at-home peel smoothes skin and reduces the appearance of pores -- sans irritation.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONClinique 7 Day Scrub Cream Rinse-Off Formula
My skin is smoother, brighter and definitely clearer. It doesn't dry me out or make my skin red. I get so many compliments on my skin when I use this.
EDITORS' PICKJoanna Vargas Bright Eye Hydrating Mask
After just 15 minutes of wearing this mask, wrinkles and dark circles seem to practically disappear. It plumps and softens, and it feels fantastic.
READERS' CHOICEMario Badescu Ceramide Eye Gel
I apply this first thing in the morning, and I love how it de-puffs my eyes and gives the perfect amount of hydration without leaving me oily.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONEve Lom Time Retreat Eye Treatment
Retinol is every dermatologist's favorite anti-ager, yet it can be irritating around the eyes. This one fights crow's feet with retinol that releases gradually over the course of the day, making it gentle yet effective.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONShiseido Future Solution LX Eye and Lip Contour Regenerating Cream
This non-greasy eye cream sinks into the skin instantly and is an excellent base for concealer. It leaves my under-eyes and lip area smooth, moisturized and flawless.
EDITORS' PICKGoop by Juice Beauty Enriching Face Oil
Pat a few drops over your moisturizer at night, and this natural face oil will have your skin looking plump and dewy in the morning.
READERS' CHOICEJosie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil
This multi-purpose oil is so nourishing and light. I've used it on my face twice a day for the last four weeks and have noticed a significant brightening effect.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONEminence Rosehip Triple C+E Firming Oil
This oil smells light, refreshing and delicious. It takes a few moments to absorb into the skin, but then it's gone completely -- it has a dry oil feel that makes it great for daytime.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONTarte Maracuja Oil
Even after one application, I saw smaller pores on my nose and cheeks and an overall brighter, more even complexion.
EDITORS' PICKElizabeth Arden Prevage City Smart Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Hydrating Shield
This ultra-lightweight sunscreen looks invisible and feels like nothing. It wears well with other skin-care products and doesn't interfere with foundation. We also love that it's 50 SPF and loaded with antioxidants.
READERS' CHOICENeutrogena Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer With Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30
The moisturizer is very light and doesn't make your face look shiny or feel gross. It really protects from the sun, too.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONIsdin Eryfotona Actinica Ultralight Emulsion SPF 50+
Lightweight, invisible sunscreen that wears well under makeup and has an extra-high SPF. It goes on sheer and silky and dries to a matte finish.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONClinique Super City Block Oil-Free Daily Face Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 40
This sunscreen is a must, as it doesn't leave a white film or have an icky fragrance. It leaves your skin protected, matte and flawless.
EDITORS' PICKCetaphil Gentle Makeup Removing Wipes
These wipes leave skin smooth and clean with no tacky residue and no need to wash your face. A lazy girl's dream.
READERS' CHOICENeutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes - Hydrating
The cleansing towelettes are gentle enough to use all over your face and on your eyes. Just one wipe gets all my makeup off.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONBoscia Charcoal Makeup Melter
This is a solid balm that melts easily into the skin. It's on the thicker side and turns into a rich emulsion when you add water to take off everything -- including waterproof makeup.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONLancome Bi-Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover
It removes waterproof mascara, glitter liner, heavily applied smoky eyes -- you name it. It glides away makeup and dirt, leaving your eye area feeling soft with no tugging or pulling.
EDITORS' PICKFarmacy Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask
The queen bee of all honey masks -- this one warms when you put it on and leaves skin so soft and hydrated, you don't even need moisturizer (but there's zero residue).
READERS' CHOICEOrigins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores
This mask left my skin soft, smooth and glowing. I used once a week for four weeks and noticed a visible improvement in my skin, including additional hydration.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONOle Henriksen Power Bright
In just a few minutes, this multi-step mask will make your skin look like you got a brightening facial. The vitamin C is potent and can feel intense, but it really works.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONFresh Rose Face Mask
This mask hydrates dry skin and smells lovely. After I wash it off, my skin is plump and dewy without being greasy.
EDITORS' PICKSkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2
If you have dry skin, you might be missing certain lipids, and that's what this cream provides. It feels like butta', and the hydration lasts all day.
READERS' CHOICEFirst Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration
I have acne-prone skin, and this doesn't irritate my face at all. Instead, it makes my skin soft, hydrated and smooth. It even reduces redness.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONPeter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream
Fluffy and truly cloud-like, this moisturizer is loaded with water-loving hyaluronic acid. It instantly moisturizes and plumps skin and feels delightfully soothing.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONPond's Dry Skin Cream
The texture is rich, but the cream seeps into skin quickly, providing a good base for foundation. My skin is much softer and smells luscious, and my brown spots are retreating.
EDITORS' PICKShiseido White Lucent MultiBright Night Cream
It's rich and hydrating, but doesn't feel heavy, thanks to a gel-like texture. Skin feels soft and looks brighter in the morning.
READERS' CHOICEOlay Regenerist Night Recovery Cream
I find myself touching my face and marveling at how soft my skin is after I've applied this moisturizer.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONL'Oreal Paris Revitalift Bright Reveal Brightening Dual Overnight Moisturizer
Wear this moisturizer to bed, and after only eight hours, skin looks brighter and tighter. It's lightweight and comfortable, yet really works.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONRoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Night Cream
I'm always skeptical about anti-aging products, but after a month of use, my now-hydrated skin looks dewy and younger, and my wrinkles are less pronounced.
EDITORS' PICKPhilips Sonicare DiamondClean Sonic Electric Toothbrush
The Tesla of toothbrushes. This rose gold beauty is gorgeous, makes teeth feel dentist-visit clean, and will have you looking down your nose at manual toothbrushes for good.
READERS' CHOICECrest 3D White Luxe Professional Effects Whitestrips
My teeth were slightly stained from coffee and red wine, but after five days of use, my teeth were already gleaming white. I had strangers asking me how I got them so white.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONArm & Hammer Truly Radiant Clean & Fresh Toothpaste
This toothpaste's minty-ness lingers even after a whole cup of coffee. And it offers serious whitening benefits.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONColgate 360 Total Advanced Floss-Tip Bristles Toothbrush
It does a great job cleaning all of my teeth (even those hard-to-reach places), and it's not rough on the gums. The tongue cleanser on the back is also great for fresh breath.
EDITORS' PICKBeautyRx by Dr. Schultz Triple Vitamin C Serum
With three different types of vitamin C, this serum protects skin from free-radical damage and brightens spots that are already there. It has a lotion-like texture and sinks in after only a second.
READERS' CHOICEOlay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Serum
The lightweight serum has a silky consistency and makes skin appear brighter. It's a great product, and it's inexpensive compared to department store brands.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONNo7 Lift & Luminate Triple Action Serum
If lifting is your primary goal, then this is the serum for you. It impressively helps droopy skin defy gravity while smoothing texture and minimizing fine lines.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONSkinCeuticals Serum 10 AOX+
It's expensive, but worth every penny. After a week of using this, I noticed my skin was visibly smoother. The antioxidants and L-ascorbic acid help to prevent breakouts and repair previous damage.
EDITORS' PICKEstee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery PowerFoil Mask
Not only will this foil mask make you look like a living robot, it will also completely revitalize your skin. It's loaded with serum, and the foil forces it to penetrate instead of evaporating.
READERS' CHOICELeaders Cosmetics Blueberry Superfood Mask
This has a nice, cooling sensation on the skin and makes your face glowy.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONToo Cool for School Egg Cream Mask Pore Tightening
This sheet mask has tons of serum, but it doesn't slide around. After just one use, pores look smaller and skin glows.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONShiseido White Lucent Power Brightening Mask
This is as good as a spa facial, and it is the perfect antidote for dull, tired-looking skin. It truly brightens and refreshes your skin.
EDITORS' PICKOle Henriksen Balancing Force Oil Control Toner
Oil slicks be gone. This toner offers serious shine control that lasts all day without feeling drying, and it has a pleasant tingle when you apply it.
READERS' CHOICEOrigins United State Balancing Tonic
This helps to clean up excess oil and dirt on my face that my cleanser didn't remove and leaves skin nice and balanced.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONFirst Aid Beauty Hello Fab Vital Greens Face Mist
With ingredients like aloe, spinach, spirulina and melon, this mist is basically a green juice for your face -- it's hydrating and refreshing. Mist it on bare skin or over makeup.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONJuice Beauty Hydrating Mist
I have really dry skin, so I love that I can spritz this on my face to keep it hydrated. It smells as incredible as it feels.