2013 Awards: Problem-Solvers

When faced with a beauty problem of any type, you need to know what products you can turn to. These problem-solvers fight the common issues we all deal with.

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The Best Cleanser For Sensitive Skin: Eau Thermale Avène Cleansing Foam

This soap-free foaming wash doesn’t disrupt sensitive and redness-prone skin, yet it is powerful enough to remove dirt, oil and makeup. $20, aveneusa.com

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The Best Acne System Sold at a Doctor’s Office: Obagi CLENZIderm M.D. System

This acne-fighting kit is the next best thing to seeing the doctor on a daily basis since it relies on 5 percent benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid to get breakouts under control. $137, obagi.com

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The Best Anti-Cellulite Cream: Vichy CelluDestock

This targeted treatment fights dimples, lumps and bumps on the hips, thighs and buttocks for less visible cellulite and smoother, firmer, more elastic skin. $39.50, vichyusa.com

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The Best At-Home Acne-Fighting Device: Baby Quasar Baby Blue

This handheld anti-acne tool treats pimples at the source by delivering a steady stream of blue light (the same technology used by doctors) that kills bacteria in pores, which can cause blemishes. $350, skinstore.com

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The Best Treatment For Perfect Brows: RevitaBrow

Think of this brow- conditioning serum like magic in a bottle. Peptides and botanical extracts coax the hair follicles to encourage stronger, healthier hairs for better-looking brows all around. $110, nordstrom.com

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The Best Cleanser for Acneic Skin: Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash

This daily-use cleanser relies on salicylic acid to unclog pores and lift away dirt and oil for fewer breakouts and less oily skin. $6, neutrogena.com

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The Best Volumizing Shampoo: BioSilk Volumizing Therapy Shampoo

Some volumizing shampoos can feel almost “sticky,” but this one creates just the right amount of boost and bounce and leaves hair looking shiny and squeaky clean minus a weighed-down feeling at the roots. $14.50, ulta.com

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The Best Strengthening Nail Polish: Sally Hansen Hard As Nails

The original “nail clinic in a bottle,” this strengthening polish leaves your nails with a hard, smooth surface resistant to chipping, splitting and cracking. $3, sallyhansen.com

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The Best At-Home Hair-Loss Treatment: HairMax Professional 12 LaserComb

This laser-light device delivers light energy to the hair follicle, to stimulate denser, fuller hair growth. Starting at $295, hairmax.com

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The Best Moisturizing Shampoo: Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal Shampoo

Like a drink of water for dry, thirsty hair, this creamy shampoo delivers a dose of hydration after just one use. $4, pantene.com

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The Best Shine Treatment: Alterna Bamboo Kendi Dry Oil Micromist

This weightless micromist absorbs instantly and strengthens while providing a lightweight, satin finish for frizzy hair. $25, sephora.com

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The Best Body Treatment: CoolSculpting

While it’s not a replacement for liposuction, CoolSculpting has become a popular in-office 
procedure among our readers, who vote it tops for “treating fat pockets” and freezing them away.
coolsculpting.com
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The Best Frizz Fighter: Moroccanoil Frizz Control

Kiss bad hair days caused by puffiness and frizz good-bye for good with this weather-resistant, hair-taming spray. $34, moroccanoil.com
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The Best Dark Spot Remover: SkinMedica Lytera Skin Brightening Complex

Free of hydroquinone, this serum relies on vitamin C, niacinamide, licorice root and retinol, and can 
be used long-term to brighten melasma, spots and post-breakout discoloration. $125, skinmedica.com
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The Best Slimming Cream: Firm + Define

From diminishing the look of cellulite to boosting elasticity and softening dull, dry skin, Kerstin Florian Intensive Slimming Serum relies on plant-based actives that claim to firm and define skin, so you’ll look better by bathing suit season. 
$85, kerstinflorian.com
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The Best Smile Treatment: Invisalign

Custom-fit to your teeth, these nearly invisible and removable aligners work crooked teeth into a straighter position for a prettier smile. invisalign.com