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It’s that time of year again when we ask each of you to reflect on what products you’re loving and vote in the TIA Readers’ Choice Awards. Several of you took to the polls and whittled our selections down to the best of the best. Today, we reveal your choices for the best exfoliators, masks and peels. Check back over the next week as we share more results!


☆ 1st Place:

Dr. Dennis Gross Original Alpha Beta Peel ($88 in the shop)
Dr. Dennis Gross’ signature daily peel continues to be one of our most popular exfoliators, redefining the way we think of chemical peels. Easy to use for the peel novice or the seasoned veteran, this game changer delivers results you can normally only find at a dermatologist’s office in the comfort of your own home.

"[I] noticed a difference in about 3 days. No pain, no dryness, just a dewy, soft complexion and clear skin." - Sarah

☆ 2nd Place:

Your Best Face Prep Microdermabrasion ($80 in the shop)
Effective as an exfoliator and as a face mask if left on the skin, this powerful product is one of the community's top picks. Potent antioxidants, vitamins and botanicals penetrate skin to smooth wrinkles. Recently reformulated, the new Prep contains Matrixyl 3000 to boosts collagen, skin brightening peptide TEGO Pep 4-Even to balance uneven pigmentation and microdermabrasion crystals which polish the skin to a healthy glow.

"I have some sun damage and Prep has improved it over the time I've used it! I've used many different exfoliators over the years, but nothing works like this." - Darla

☆ 3rd Place:

Sciote Micro Derm Crème ($60 in the shop)
Sciote Micro Derm Crème is a gentle exfoliating creme that buffs away dirt and dead skins cells with spherical granules of Silica as it softens with shea butter and jojoba and grape seed oils.

"Absolutely the best nourishing and hydrating scrub I have ever used....period!" - Sam


☆ 1st Place:

Truth Vitality Treatment Gel ($49 in the shop)
This gel is best known as the Lux Renew's trusty sidekick, used as a conductor for ultrasound and to boost LED light treatments, but it also doubles as our community's favorite face mask. It is packed with beneficial ingredients, such as hydrating hyaluronic acid, oxygen-boosting perfluorodecalin, skin-clearing and free-radical blocking milk thistle, and green tea and nourishing vitamin C. The gel instantly revives dull complexions and restores needed moisture, leaving skin soft, supple, and smooth to the touch.

"I now spread a thin layer over serums and under moisturizer daily on face, neck, chest and hands and under moisturizer over my whole body! It doesn't take much. After a couple weeks I am very happy with how my skin looks and feels. Patches of eczema on my shoulders have completely cleared up and my skin in general looks plump and healthy." - Jan-Marie

☆ 2nd Place:

Royal Nectar Face Mask with Bee Venom ($68)
Royal Nectar features anti-inflmmatory bee venom in all of their products, which calms the complexion and activates your facial muscles for firmer skin. The result? Glowing, enlivened skin in 20 minutes. It’s no wonder this mask is a Readers’ Choice favorite mask two years in a row.

"I saw basically an overnight healing begin when I started using this mask as a night cream. Within a few days my skin had totally calmed down and for certain under a week, it was back to normal." - Joyce

☆ 3rd Place:

Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Medi-Spa Peel ($110 in the shop)

A first-time Readers' Choice Award winner, this weekly peel is the closest you can get to Dr. Dennis Gross' signature in-office face peel from the comfort of home. This weekly peel is packed with 15 rejuvenating acids designed to smooth lines and wrinkles, refine skin texture and tone and shrink pores. The two-step process is incredibly simple to use for peel veterans or novices.

"My skin (smoother, glowing, plumper) has never looked better in my opinion." - Marta