The 2012 Prix d'Excellence Beauty Awards

In the global gold standard in beauty, only a handful of products are honored for having the year's best innovations. Discover the winners, which truly deliver on their promises of wrinkle-free skin, a glowing complexion, and a firmer body.

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    Antiaging Body Cream

    CLARINS EXTRA-FIRMING BODY CREAM AND LOTION, $60 each; sephora.com.

    WHY WE LOVE IT: Both the rich cream and lightweight lotion are packed with antiaging plant extracts like shea butter and centella, which promise to firm, tighten, and rebuild skin's collagen structure within four weeks. The hardworking lemon-thyme extract stimulates elastin production for an allover firm but baby-soft feel.

    WHAT THE JURY SAYS:
    "A super-dense, buttery texture that penetrates the skin in seconds? Give it to me now!"

    "The best of both worlds: The luxurious feel of shea butter and hazelnut oil and a results-oriented cocktail that will actually help us look better in a bikini."

    "A gym session in a jar! It helps sculpt your body, and this antiaging product smooths out newly formed wrinkles of the 30-something crowd and the deep lines and sagging skin of those 40-plus!"

    J Muckle/Studio D
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