Awards Total Beauty 2021 Seal

WELCOME TO THE 12TH ANNUAL TOTALBEAUTY AWARDS

We tested and you voted…get ready to meet the best beauty products of the year.

Body Moisturizer
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EDITORS' PICK

Sisley Paris Velvet Body Balm With Saffron Flowers

Instantly soothe dry, uncomfortable skin with this rich body cream formulated with calming saffron flower extract. It’s especially good at relieving dryness in areas like the elbows and knees.

READERS' CHOICE

Refreshments Velvety Body Cream Citrus Spritz

Some body lotions are greasy, but that’s not the case here. While it’s rich and nourishing, it absorbs quickly and keeps you feeling soft without clogging your pores.

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Ethique Hydrating Body Lotion Concentrate

This solid body lotion concentrate is unlike anything you’ve used before. It comes in a plastic-free box so there’s no waste. All you have to do is mix the bar with boiling water to turn it into a liquid body lotion.

Body Wash
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EDITORS' PICK

Curology Acne Body Wash

Body breakouts are no joke. Luckily, this body wash is here to save the day. It’s formulated with salicylic acid to unclog pores without causing irritation. This pick was also selected as a readers' choice runner-up.

READERS' CHOICE

Refreshments Pearly Body Wash Citrus Spritz

Spa time! This refreshing citrus body wash packs a one-two punch by cleansing and moisturizing at the same time. Plus, the citrus scent is super energizing.

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Deodorant
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EDITORS' PICK

Kosas Chemistry AHA Serum Deodorant

We rarely get excited about deodorant, but this product is the exception. It contains a blend of alpha hydroxy acids to deodorize and exfoliate your pits as well as moisturizing and soothing ingredients for softer underarms. This pick was also selected as a readers' choice runner-up.

READERS' CHOICE

Refreshments Velvety Breezy Deodorant Pacific Fizz

No irritation here. This aluminum-, baking soda-free deodorant offers 24-hour odor protection without causing redness or clogging pores.

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Fragrance
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EDITORS' PICK

D.S. & Durga St. Vetyver

Tropical getaway, anyone? With notes of vetiver, orange, rum and sugarcane, this elevated, complex fragrance will transport you to a warm, sunny day in the Caribbean.

READERS' CHOICE

Marc Jacobs Perfect Eau de Parfum

We’re not surprised you love this “perfect” fragrance. The warm floral scent has enchanting notes of rhubarb, daffodil, almond milk and cashmeran.

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Ellis Brooklyn Salt Eau de Parfum

This fragrance accurately captures what your skin smells like when you come home from the beach. It’ll remind you of your happiest summer days and put a smile on your face.

Hair Removal
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EDITORS' PICK

Refreshments Pillowy Shave Cream Citrus Spritz

This shaving cream isn’t like other shaving creams. It actually softens body hairs to make shaving easier and moisturizes skin to prevent irritation. No more razor burn! This pick was also selected by our readers.

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Elina Organics Lavender Shave Butter

This just might be the most nourishing shaving cream in existence. It’s full of moisturizing and skin-softening ingredients that protect skin against razor burn and allow for a smooth, close shave.

Hand Lotion
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EDITORS' PICK

Serumkind Black Blossom Hand Serum

Combat the drying effects of all that handwashing you’ve been doing lately with this intensive hand serum. It helps repair your delicate skin barrier and restore skin balance for softer, less irritated hands.

READERS' CHOICE

Ouai Hand Lotion Dean Street

This lightweight hand lotion is the perfect pick for dry hands in need of some softening. It’s formulated with ultra nourishing oils, like avocado, rosehip and jojoba seed, for your softest hands yet.

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Sun Bum Hand Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 15

Show your hands some love! This hydrating, nongreasy hand cream not only nourishes dry skin, it also protects your hands from UV damage thanks to the SPF 15 in the formula.

Nail Polish
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EDITORS' PICK

Smith & Cult Nail Polish

This nail polish is your best bet for a chip-free, super shiny at-home mani. Available in 60 shades, you can change your color as many times as it suits you. Plus, the gold cap will look gorgeous on your vanity.

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Glu Nail Polish

This nontoxic, vegan nail polish line was created by a teen, but the color range is quite sophisticated. Because it’s free of irritating chemicals, it’s a great pick for sensitive skin.

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Nailboo Dip Kit

Dip it real good! Skip the salon and do a dip mani at home with this easy-to-use kit. It comes with everything you need to master a professional dip mani so you can save time and money.

Scrub
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EDITORS' PICK

Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Body Scrub

Say goodbye to rough, flaky skin! This body scrub gently exfoliates with crushed cupuaçu seeds and sugar crystals and imparts a lasting dose of moisture with coconut oil. This pick was also selected by our readers.

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Frank Body Brightening Charcoal Body Scrub + Mask

This two-in-one scrub/mask is the perfect product to use on your back, chest and yes, even your booty to clear up body breakouts and get rid of dead skin.

Self-Tanner
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EDITORS' PICK

St. Tropez Self Tan Purity Vitamins Bronzing Water Body Mist

No more streaky self-tanners. This self-tanning body mist is so lightweight and easy to use. Simply exfoliate and spritz it all over your body using a mitt to blend. A few hours later, admire your golden glow. This pick was also selected by our readers.

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St. Tropez Self Tan Express Advanced Bronzing Gel

Customize your tan with this bronzing gel. Depending on how long you leave it on before washing it off, you can develop anything from a light, sun-kissed glow to a deep, dark bronze.

Soap
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EDITORS' PICK

Hand in Hand Liquid Hand Soap

This hand soap comes in a variety of uplifting scents and won’t strip your skin of essential moisture. Even better, it’s housed in recyclable aluminum bottles so you can cut down on waste.

READERS' CHOICE

Ouai Hand Wash

This hand soap has a creamy lather that gently cleanses while deeply moisturizing. The amazing, spa-like fragrance has notes of citrus fruits, rose, magnolia and linden blossom.

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Ethique Hydrating Handwash Concentrate

Say goodbye to waste. This hand soap comes in a plastic-free box that won’t end up in a landfill. Just mix the concentrated bar with boiling water to make a foamy, nondrying hand wash.