AND THE OFFICIAL 9TH ANNUAL TOTALBEAUTY.COM WINNERS ARE...

We've done our due diligence by testing hundreds of new beauty product launches for our Editors' Picks — and you've done yours by casting your votes for the Readers' Choice winners. Now, it's finally time to see which beauty products reign supreme as the winners of the 2018 TotalBeauty Awards. Get ready to meet your new favorites.

Acne Treatment
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EDITORS' PICK

Peach Slices Acne Spot Dots

These holy grail acne stickers make pimples nearly dissappear overnight. Chemical-free and non irritating, they work to draw out the oil and impurities into the sticker itself, leaving the pimple deflated and much less noticeable.

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The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil

I like the fresh scent and just a dab with a Q-tip is all it takes for my pimples to be drastically reduced overnight.

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Merle Norman Acne Defense Foaming Cleanser

An acne cleanser that is gentle on skin yet tough on acne and removes stubborn eye makeup really does exist. Merle Norman aces this formula, which is great for clearing up combination or acne-prone skin without overdrying.

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Kate Somerville Anti Bac Clearing Lotion

This is the best benzoyl peroxide product I've found and I've tried a lot of them! It's 5%, it absorbs well and is only mildly drying.

Cleanser
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EDITORS' PICK

Garnier SkinActive Micellar Foaming Gel Facial Cleanser

This gel cleanser packs a mean punch at removing makeup. It foams up immediately, is lightly scented and leaves skin totally clean, yet hydrated.

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CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser

This is an excellent cleanser for dry, sensitive skin. It cleans and rinses thoroughly and is fragrance-free (no noticable scent either). It makes the skin feel clean but not tight.

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Drunk Elephant Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser

If you like your cleanser with a little jiggle, this is the right one for you. The unique texture makes washing your face so fun and the rich lather removes makeup in a snap.

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Olay Age Defying Classic Cleanser

This cleanser is perfect and I've used many over the years. It leaves my skin soft and clean but not stripped, reduces the size of my pores, helps clear up my blackheads and leaves my skin looking glowing.

Dark Spot Corrector
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EDITORS' PICK

No7 Youthful Vitamin C Fresh Radiance Essence

The vitamin C powder comes separately, so you mix it in before you use it. This has a few benefits: It ensures that the product stays potent and it makes you feel like a chemist. Meant to be used in a two-week period, it busts discolorations like you wouldn't believe.

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SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic

This is a fantastic product for the reformed sun-worshiper in all of us. I've noticed much improved clarity and an overall firming and glowing appearance to my skin after about a month of continuous use.

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Sunday Riley C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum

Thanks to a potent 15-percent concentration of vitamin C, this serum really does brighten rapidly. Another welcome bonus? It smells just like orange juice.

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Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum

This is hands down the best skin-clearing plant-based serum out there. If you have blemish spots, age spots, dark spots, patches of slightly darker skin on your face/neck then this is the product you want.

Exfoliant
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EDITORS' PICK

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Exfoliating Cleanser

With gentle exfoliating beads and a lightly foaming gel base, this cleanser helps reset your complexion without causing irritation or dryness. A must, especially for those with sensitive skin.

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Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 8% AHA Gel Exfoliant

Amazing! My skin tone appears more even. My BB cream and powder application glides on smoothly and I no longer have dry spots.

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The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution

Fair warning: this twice-weekly acid peel is so potent, you need to be extra careful to wash off every last drop after 10 minutes of masking. The red solution looks frightful on your face but when the treatment is done, you're left with bright, smooth, baby-soft skin.

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Philosophy the Microdelivery Daily Exfoliating Facial Wash

I've been using this product on and off for several years but in the past year, I've gone back to using it several times a week. It's gentle and extremely effective, especially for combination and/or dry skin.

Eye Treatment
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EDITORS' PICK

Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Hydra-Gel Eye Patches

After a long day or lack of sleep, pop a pair of these hydrogel patches under your eyes for a soothing, cooling treat. Ultra-hydrating, thanks to hyaluronic acid, they plump up the under eye area, making fine lines less noticeable.

READERS' CHOICE

Arbonne RE9 Advanced Corrective Eye Cream

This stuff is magical! It feels so nice on my eyes and it's decreasing the fine lines I have around them. I stay up late at night a lot and this product definitely helps diminish puffiness like it says.

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Belif Moisturizing Eye Bomb

If you fell in love with Belif's cult-favorite moisturizers, prepare to fall in love again — the brand has replicated its success in eye cream form. This formula is gentle and oh-so-hydrating and makes for quite the luxurious treat for your eye area.

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Murad Renewing Eye Cream

This eye cream is one of the best I have tried. It is not greasy and leaves your eye area feeling well moisturized.

Face Oil
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EDITORS' PICK

Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Oil

This oil is richly moisturizing to keep your face dewy and hydrated all day. You'll also love the marine scent, which will transport you straight to the picturesque seaside.

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Tarte Maracuja Oil

This is a really nice product. It absorbs quickly and doesn't leave my combination skin feeling greasy.

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Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil

The heavenly rosy scent makes applying this ultrahydrating yet lightweight oil a real treat. It quickly soaks in so it can be worn at night or under makeup, giving you a fresh, dewy glow.

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Botanics 100% Organic Nourishing Facial Oil

I was looking for a reasonably priced face oil, so this was a wonderful find. It makes my skin so soft and I love how it smells.

Face Sunscreen SPF 30+
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EDITORS' PICK

Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50

With 100-percent mineral broad spectrum SPF 50 and a thin, slightly-tinted formula that soaks in near-instantly, this is the face sunscreen dreams are made of. The light tint is great for no-makeup days, especially with the dewy finish. UV protection never looked this good!

READERS' CHOICE

Neutrogena Clear Face Liquid Lotion Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 55

I adore this facial sunblock. I struggle with acne and this does not break me out. Knowing that the formula will not worsen my acne helps me apply it more often, which is essential in sun protection.

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Farmacy Green Screen Daily Environmental Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 30

This broad spectrum mineral sunscreen is gentle and comfortable to wear (alone or under makeup) and it even helps to protect your skin from the blue light from your computer screen and phone.

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Coola Face SPF 30 Unscented Moisturizer

This is the perfect texture for a summer moisturizer...light, sinks in and it seems like it lets your skin breathe right through it.

Makeup Remover
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EDITORS' PICK

Olay Daily Facial Nourishing Cleansing Cloths Tub With Shea Butter

Packaged, these multitasking wipes come dry, but add some warm water and they come to life. Like a washcloth lathered with your favorite face wash, they remove even the most resilient makeup. Rinse the cloth again for a suds-free wipe to exfoliate and remove the remaining cleanser.

READERS' CHOICE

Simple Kind to Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes

These wipes are very high on my list of favorite skin care products! They are unscented and so gentle but effective. I love to use them at night when I'm too lazy to use my usual cleanser and they're also excellent for travel.

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Dermalogica PreCleanse Balm

This rich cleansing balm removes all your makeup with ease, leaving skin soft and hydrated. The included silicone mitt is great for a little extra exfoliation should you need it.

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Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover for Lids, Lashes & Lips

I have gone through multiple bottles of this product and it always does a great job. Gentle on sensitive eyes with contacts and yet, it really does remove makeup.

Mask
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EDITORS' PICK

I Dew Care Disco Kitten Illuminating Diamond Peel-Off Mask

Here's a beauty product that lives up to its (considerable) hype. The bright silver peel-off mask plumps and brightens skin — and perhaps even more importantly, it peels off easily in one piece, without causing any painful peach fuzz casualties. Those traits alone make it a win in our book.

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Mario Badescu Healing & Soothing Mask

I used this mask once a week and felt immediate relief. Calmed all of the dry and red portions and helped hydrate skin.

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Lumene Lahde Hydration Recovery Aerating Gel Mask

Skin in need of hydration can benefit from this lightweight gel mask. Use as a wash-off mask or overnight as a sleep mask for skin that is plumped, dewy and radiant.

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Freeman Feeling Beautiful Avocado & Oatmeal Facial Clay Mask

Love this mask! It smells heavenly and does a great job of cleansing the face. After each use, my skin feels clean, soft and smooth.

Moisturizer
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EDITORS' PICK

Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Glow Moisturizer

The smiley face on the lid says it all: This moisturizing cream hydrates so well while exfoliating gently with the help of some AHAs. Get ready to say hello to flawless skin.

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Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief

This is so extremely hydrating for my dry skin. A little bit makes my skin feel heavenly. So amazingly soft and dewy. Even works great under foundation to make makeup go on smoother.

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Shiseido Waso Clear Mega-Hydrating Cream

Packed to the brim with natural ingredients inspired by traditional Japanese food tradition, this gel cream adds a major dose of hydration to your complexion. In fact, consider this your fast track to dewy skin.

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Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream

I get a lot of dry/rough spots on my face, especially on my cheeks but my skin feels so moist after applying this facial cream!

Night Cream
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EDITORS' PICK

Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream

Dab this on at night and you'll wake up to noticeably smoother skin. It's the full package: Creamy, hydrating, comfortable — and the retinol gently improves skin texture and brightness like you wouldn't believe. The convenient pump feature is also a nice bonus on top of the rest of its myriad charms.

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CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion PM

This is my favorite night cream. It gives my skin the nighttime hydration needed and I wake up with soft dewy-looking skin.

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HydroPeptide Nimni Cream

Time-released retinol ensures that this night cream gets the job done without causing irritation. It's also ultra-hydrating and you'll love how glowy your skin looks come morning.

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Algenist Overnight Restorative Cream

I'm a big fan of this gentle, not greasy, not heavy overnight cream. I am in my 40s and have combination skin with occasional breakouts, but this cream seems to cover all the bases for me.

Serum
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EDITORS' PICK

Algenist Genius Liquid Collagen

Packed with vegan collagen, this serum is a true gamechanger. It's very hydrating, so you'll notice dewier, plumped-up skin almost immediately, and the collagen and antioxidants also help with brightness and fine lines.

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Paula's Choice Skin Balancing Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum With Retinol

This is really an outstanding fragrance-free serum chock-full of antioxidants, including a high-quality vitamin C, which helps your skin defend itself against harmful UV light.

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Vichy Mineral 89 Hyaluronic Acid Face Moisturizer

When skin is tight, dry and in need of some lightweight hydration, look no further than this hyaluronic acid serum. It soaks right in, plumps up skin and doesn't leave behind any sticky or greasy residue.

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No7 Restore & Renew FACE & NECK MULTI ACTION Serum

I heard good things about this product and was very happy with how it smoothed my skin and improved the overall appearance. Great price for something that works.

Sheet Mask
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EDITORS' PICK

Glamglow Bubblesheet Oxygenating Deep Cleanse Mask

Give yourself a good laugh and pores a deep cleaning at the same time with this bubbling sheet mask. It grows about three times in volume with bubbles. Infused with green tea and charcoal to remove skin impurities and makeup, you are left with a clear, glowing complexion — and some hilarious selfies.

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SK-II Facial Treatment Mask

This mask is the ultimate for drenching the skin with moisture. This is one of my must-haves AT LEAST once a week and every day when I am traveling. My next raise may be invested towards buying a 365-day supply, it's that good.

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H2O+ Beauty Waterbright Brightening Gel Mask

What would you say if we told you you could have the benefits of a sheet mask without all the dripping? This hydrogel mask doesn't come soaked in serum, so it's completely mess-free and its benefits are still manifold. You can say hello to noticeably brighter, plumped-up skin and au revoir to The Struggle™.

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Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery PowerFoil Mask

This was one of the most effective, well-designed sheet masks I've used. It really clings to the face well and doesn't drip, so you can totally relax while wearing it.

Toner/Facial Mist/Essence
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EDITORS' PICK

AmorePacific Vintage Single Extract Essence

Packed with antioxidants, this nourishing essence works to repair damage while noticeably brightening up your complexion. The apothecary-esque scent is quite pleasant and you'll also find that it adds some extra hydration to your routine.

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Pixi Glow Tonic

I've heard quite a few things about this product, so I gave it a try and I like it. I use it just about every day and I like the way my skin feels after repeated use. It's smoother and a bit tighter.

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Skinfix Coconut Water Hydrating Mist

In need of a midday pick-me-up? This hydrating facial spray has you covered. It's lightweight yet moisturizing and the subtle coconut scent will help brighten your mood.

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Clinique Clarifying Lotion 2

This leaves my skin feeling so smooth and bright. I love putting this on before applying makeup because it leaves my face with the perfect canvas. My foundation looks so much better if I put this on before!