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Health, November 2005
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2005 Winner: Facial Moisturizer

by Barbara Guildea

Facial Moisturizer

Boscia Oil-Free Daily Hydration SPF 15 ($26)
It's a cruel irony of nature: You make it through your teenage years, only to find that you’re still breaking out. How to keep your skin soft without adding to the problem? This water-based moisturizer is the answer. Instead of oil, the lightweight lotion hydrates with marine extracts. Silica powder gives it a smooth feel and helps the product glide on. And powerful avobenzone provides broad-spectrum protection from UVA and UVB rays. This moisturizer also leaves out a bunch of ingredients you don't need, like fragrances, artificial dyes, and preservatives. One more thing you can feel good about? The company pledges no animal testing.

Product photography by Ron Reeves.
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Healthy Beauty Awards 2005

Our seventh annual Healthy Beauty Awards.

Both Shakespeare and Cervantes wondered if it’s possible to have too much of a good thing. When it comes to beauty products, it just might be. Each year, stores are flooded with more makeup, shampoo, and moisturizer than you can shake a mascara wand at.

We’re here to help: We present the nation's top beauty products of 2005, awarded by our team of dermatologists. They analyzed, researched, and slathered on tons of products to ID the ones that’ll keep you looking your best.

Meet our judges:
Lisa Donofrio, MD,
a dermatologist with a private practice in New Haven, Connecticut, and a dermatology professor at Yale University School of Medicine. She has served on the judges' panel for each of our seven Healthy Beauty Awards. "I look forward to my products the way a kid looks forward to Christmas," Donofrio admits.

Marsha Gordon, MD, vice chairman of the department of dermatology at New York's Mount Sinai Hospital. Trying out hair products turned out to be a bit of inspired casting for Gordon. "When I was a kid, my nickname was Medusa because of my thick, flyaway hair," she says.

Grace Pak, MD, a New York–based dermatologist in private practice and an attending physician at Northern Westchester Hospital in New York. She believes that “being a beauty product junkie helps me relate better to my patients.”