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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. Many 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 eye creams, cleansers, toners and sunscreens Check back over the next week as we share more results!

Eye Creams/Serums

☆ 1st Place:

Your Best Face Correct ($150 in the shop)
We were pleased but not surprised to see this best-selling eye cream return to the top of the pack! Its array of peptides, including Uplevity, Matrixyl synthe'6 and Eyeseryl, make it a fantastic all-around eye cream, smoothing wrinkles, firming, de-puffing and erasing dark circles.

"Correct is an amazing eye cream. I am seeing definite improvements in my undereye dryness, wrinkles, and shadows. I think I may even be seeing less sagging of my upper lids." - Karen

☆ 2nd Place:

AQ Skin Solutions Eye Serum ($99 in the shop)
There’s a lot to love about AQ’s Eye Serum, including its use of growth factors, which is why we suspect it won second place again this year. Growth factors in skin care is an innovative stem cell technology literally restores your skin cells to a more youthful state for, you guessed it, younger-looking skin!

"I've been using AQ Eye Serum for almost 4 months and the fine lines around my eyes have really diminished. I love this product!" - Melanie

☆ 3rd Place:

Sciote Peptide+Defense Firming Eye Creme ($70 in the shop)
Sciote’s Eye Creme begins with a soothing aloe base to hydrate the skin, following up with a free-radical fighting combination of antioxidants and peptides. A gentle dose of glycolic and lactic acids further resurface crepey skin around the eyes for a fresh, wide-awake look.

"This is by far the best eye cream I have ever used. Light but very effective and hydrating. Works great with makeup." - Jane


☆ 1st Place: It's a tie!

Elizabeth Dehn for One Love Organics Vitamin B Cleansing Oil & Makeup Remover ($42 in the shop)
This multitasking cleanser gently washes away daily dirt and makeup, leaving skin feeling clean and refreshed. This non-stripping, clean-rinsing formula was created with dehydrated skin in mind, yet benefits all skin types with its gently exfoliating and intensely hydrating properties.

"It feels soothing as applied and does such a great job of somehow dissolving the many layers of sunscreen and sweat by the end of the day. Rinses clean which is hard to believe given its oily texture." - Kelly

La Vie Celeste Exfoliating Mother of Pearl Cleanser ($40 in the shop)
If you thought you needed suds to get supremely clean-feeling skin, think again! Bypassing harsh detergents, soaps or parabens, this sensitive skin-friendly cleanser uses pink and white clay and refined mother of pearl to exfoliate and purge your pores of all impurities.

"It's nice and calming and deep cleansing in a very gentle way. My skin feels very smooth after using it." - Sheena

☆ 2nd Place:

Sevani Ageless Radiance Refining AHA Cleanser ($39 in the shop)
A purist’s favorite in our shop, Sevani formulates some truly beautiful, effective products without any nasties. Their AHA Cleanser is no exception, clearing away dead skin and grime with natural fruit acids while nourishing your complexion with anti-inflammatory botanicals.

"Another safe and effective cleanser. Did not cause break-outs, irritation or inflammation. On the contrary, each time I used it, my skin got cooled and smoothed and my pores clean." - Dasha

☆ 3rd Place:

Red Flower Lymphatic Phytopower Sea Cleanser and Masque ($42 in the shop)

This creamy facial wash cleanses  without stripping away moisture and also doubles as an antioxidant face mask. Plant-based ingredients like juniper berry and beta-glucans from mushrooms give this natural cleanser an anti-aging edge.

"My skin felt supple after cleansing and did not have a film or did not feel like there was any product left behind on my face. Just felt really good and not tight or dry." - Pamela


☆ 1st Place:

Your Best Face Uplift Toner Mist ($22 in the shop)
Up from last year's third place, YBF's Uplift has made it's mark as a TIA shop favorite. Uplift multitasks as a toner and skin firmer with a hefty dose of antioxidants, peptides and botanicals. Each revitalizing spritz delivers licorice, vitamin C, green tea and spin trap for a fresh start to your day.

"This product feels great on your skin..very refreshing and absorbs quickly depending on the amount you spritz (you can always pat it in as well to absorb more quickly). It toned down my red spots and helped shrink my pores immediately." - Sonya

☆ 2nd Place:

La Vie Celeste Restorative Illuminating Toner ($35 in the shop)
Another winner from last year's Readers' Choice Awards, La Vie Celeste’s toner flies in the face of every expectation that toners will be drying and harsh. Bilberry and vitamin B3 refine and brighten skin as aloe soothes and refreshes every pore.

"With consistent use, this toner lightens post-acne inflammation and seems to help my skin maintain a healthy mantle" - Rebecca

☆ 3rd Place:

Sevani Rose Hyaluronic Age Defying Tonique ($39 in the shop)
The perfect remedy for those with reactive skin, Sevani’s Tonqiue reduces redness, dryness, free radical damage and broken capillaries with a quick, refreshing spray. Hyaluronic acid acts as a naturally hydrating anti-ager as rose restores a balanced pH for a calm, toned complexion.

"I've been using the Sevani spray for several months and absolutely love how fresh it makes my face feel." - Jessica


☆ 1st Place:

Dr. Dennis Gross Dark Spot Sun Defense SPF 50 ($42 in the shop)
This mineral sunscreen contains a unique blend of melatonin along with three forms of Vitamin C and one form of Vitamin E, which fight free radical damage and protect the skin from oxidative stress as well as help lighten dark spots and smooth wrinkles.

"The white cast is almost non-existent, and for me that is a BIG DEAL." - Gab

☆ 2nd Place:

MD Solar Sciences Mineral Crème SPF 50 ($30 in the shop)

This lightweight mineral sunscreen makes its Readers' Choice Awards debut at second place. It goes on impossibly smoothly, then absorbs into your skin rapidly with a matte finish, giving you a move even-toned appearance.

"I have good coverage with little to no rubbing, and it makes a great primer for my foundation. I've already ordered my second tube!" - Colleen

☆ 3rd Place: It's a tie!

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Sheer Mineral Sun Spray ($42 in the shop)
The protection of a mineral sunscreen in the conveninece of a spray bottle, with no chalky white cast! It's almost too good to be true, which is why we think DDG's sun spray made its way into the Readers' Choice Awards this year. This spray offers sheer sun protection with no toxic chemical actives.

"This sunscreen did not disappoint! It is seriously light weight with an equally light fragrance that doesn't overwhelm, plus I love that it is in a spray bottle as opposed to an aerosol." - Dana

Suntegrity 5-in-1 Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen ($45 in the shop)
This multifaceted tinted SPF 30 sunscreen returns as one of the community's favorite sun protectants. It not only provides protection from the sun’s harmful rays, it also delivers smooth, natural coverage and comes in 5 different shades. It’s also packed with antioxidants to promote a youthful glow and is non-greasy. With so many great attributes, we’re pleased to see it take first place.

"The coverage was light, but enough to even out the redness in my face. I'm hooked!! It can easily replace my usual layer of sunscreen followed by moisturizer mixed with a dot of foundation." - Suzanne