NewBeauty Award Winners: Products That Fix The Biggest Beauty Dilemmas

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Don't know what to reach for when you're faced with a beauty issue? Whether it's a zit that popped up overnight or you hardly slept and it shows under your eyes, these products do the trick and put an end to your most frustrating problems once and for all. 

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Under-Eye Patches That Let You Fake 8 Hours of Sleep

Seriously saturated with a slippery gel-serum consisting of staple hydrators like hyaluronic acid and ceramides, Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Hydra-Gel Eye Patches ($52) are the ultimate wake-up call for tired, puffy eyes. 

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The Shampoo That Banishes Brass

Whether you sport a few face-framing highlights or a whole head of highlift, platinum color, the lathering, sulfate-free (yes, you read that right) Joico Blonde Life Brightening Shampoo ($17) punches up drab color, leaving it as fresh as when you left the salon. 

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Instant Skin Saver

No matter what beauty pinch you find yourself in, the soothing thermal spring water in Avène Thermal Spring Water ($9) gets major points for getting your complexion back to normal in no time. 

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Best-Kept Secret for Mile-Long Lashes

Swipe Grande Cosmetics GrandeLASH-MD ($65) on your upper lash line as you would liquid eyeliner and let the vitamin-, amino acid– and antioxidant-packed lash booster do its thing to strengthen and lengthen short lashes. 

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Easiest Way to Get a Whiter Smile

Double up on your whitening efforts with Crest 3D White Whitestrips With Light’s ($100) two-pronged approach. The blue light–based pod—similar to what’s used by dentists—works with the beloved strips to lift away stains for whiter, brighter teeth. 

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Most Potent Zit Zapper

You know those pimples that pop up out of the blue, and always at the worst times? Kate Somerville EradiKate Acne Treatment ($26) uses sulfur, zinc oxide and alphahydroxy acids to stop them (and future pimples, too) dead in their tracks. 

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Antidote for Oily Skin

Oily skin doesn’t stand a chance against Sunday Riley Martian Mattifying Melting Water-Gel Toner ($55). It starts off as a gel, dries down to a liquid and acts as a sponge of sorts to sop up grease, leaving skin matte and shine-free all day long.

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All-Star Acne Fighter

Once available only by prescription, there’s a reason why Differin Gel Acne Treatment ($12), a retinoid-based pimple blaster, is a beloved favorite. Gentle yet effective, in just a few weeks skin is cleaner, clearer and more even than ever before. 

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Firm Up Fast

Massage Exuviance Body Tone Firming Concentrate’s ($57) roller ball applicator onto less-than-firm body parts— the stomach, thighs, arms and butt—to deliver a hefty dose of skin-smoothing caffeine for tighter skin faster than you can say, “How do I use this thing?” 

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For the Cleanest Skin of Your Life

Oily and problematic skin types face concerns other skin types don’t deal with, and that’s where a hardworking cleanser, like Epionce Lytic Gel Cleanser ($36), comes in. Not only does it take the day off and remove every last trace of dirt and oil, but it does so without leaving skin feeling dry or tight. 

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  • Shandi E
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    Differin was completely disappointing and did absolutely nothing to help clear my skin.