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PREVENTION ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 2012 “CELEBRATE YOUR BEAUTY” AWARDS IN “BEST BODY” CATEGORY —6 Products (All $45 or less) Stand Up to Scientific Testing— Prevention magazine has named six winners in the “Best Body” category of the brand’s prestigious “Celebrate Your Beauty” Awards this year, the first in a four-part series. Award winners will be announced in the July, August, September, and October issues, awarding products in the categories of “Best Body,” “Best Complexion,” “Best Makeup,” and “Best Hair,” respectively. The awards kicked off in the July issue, with six body-beautifying products earning the “Celebrate Your Beauty” seal, including: SheaMoisture Olive & Green Tea Body Wash, Schick Hydro Silk Razor, Dr. Dennis Gross Beta Glow Pad for Body with Active Vitamin D, L’Oreal Paris Sublime Sun Hydra Lotion Spray, Aveeno Positively Ageless Skin Strengthening Cream, and Philosophy Hands of Hope Hand and Cuticle Cream. To determine the winners, a panel of judges reviewed more than 1,700 beauty products launched from April 2011 to June 20123 and chose 130 finalists. Each finalist was tested with criteria appropriate to its category. Body lotions, face creams, and foundations were used by readers for six weeks under the supervision of a dermatologist, who determined winners using tools such as the Visia Complexion Analyzer by Canfield. Products like shampoos and self-tanners were tested by an independent lab and/or readers. “Readers rely on Prevention to sort through the new beauty choices that flood the marketplace every year, and to report authoritatively on which ones really deliver and should be on their list of must-haves,” said Prevention Editor-in-Chief, Diane Salvatore. “Prevention’s ‘Celebrate Your Beauty’Awards are specifically designed to help women choose and enjoy beauty products that are effective and compatible with a healthy lifestyle.” Below is the complete list of Prevention’s “Celebrate Your Beauty” Award winners for 2012. A feature on the award winners from the “Best Body” category, why they work and how to use them for best results, can be found in the July issue of Prevention, on sale Tuesday, May 29th. Best Body Wash: SheaMoisture Olive & Green Tea Body Wash ($10, Walgreens) This all-natural cleanser impressed judges because of its lack of skin-irritating fragrances and sulfates, and readers raved about the rich, creamy lather and fresh honeysuckle scent. Green tea extract helps protect skin from damage, and avocado oil is rich in vitamins and minerals that help moisturize and regenerate skin cells. Best Body-Hair Removal: Schick Hydro Silk Razor ($10, drugstores) This slick-looking razor improves the condition of skin thanks to the water-activated moisturizing serum surrounding the razor’s blades. As you shave, the serum delivers proteins, vitamins, and shea butter to rejuvenate skin. Testers also loved the easy-to-grip handle and maneuverable head, which made shaving tricky areas like knees and ankles a breeze. Best Self-Tanner: Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pad for Body with Active Vitamin D ($45, Sephora.com) In addition to delivering a beautiful bronze glow, this unique self-tanner also speeds cell renewal and kick-starts collagen production. Best Sunscreen: L’Oréal Paris Sublime Sun Hydra Lotion Spray SPF 50+ ($11, drugstores) In addition to blocking UVA and UVB rays with a blend of photostabilized sunscreens, this product has vitamin E and white grapeseed extract, which work together to protect against free radicals and keep skin looking healthy Best Body Lotion: AVEENO® Positively Ageless® Skin Strengthening Body Cream ($10, drugstores) Extracts of algae, mushroom, and flowering southernwood deliver antioxidants that can help protect skin from damage and dehydration, and before-and-after photographs clearly showed that this lotion delivered improvements to the texture and elasticity of skin. Best Hand Cream: philosophy hands of hope hand and cuticle cream ($18, Philosophy.com) This rich cream wowed both testers and judges by delivering noticeable enhancements in roughness, scaling, and brown spots in just six weeks. Testers also loved that this cream hydrated without making hands slippery or smelly. Visit prevention.com/celebrate for your chance to win all of Prevention’s 2012 “Celebrate Your Beauty” Awards winners (an $800 value!), plus daily tips for healthier skin and hair, a peek behind the scenes of our testing process, and more! Prevention’s “Celebrate Your Beauty” Awards Judges, “Best Body” Category: David Blank, MD, assistant professor at Columbia University/Presbyterian Hospital; Ni’Kita Wilson, cosmetic chemist and vice president of research and innovation at Englewood Lab in Englewood, NJ; Joel Schlessinger, MD, past president of ASCDAS and founder of lovelyskin.com.