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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    U.S. Beauty Winners

    Best in Skin: SUPER BY DR. NICHOLAS PERRICONE ACTIVATORS, $38 each; getsuper.com.
    Why we love it: Like a conditioner for your skin, this line improves old-school toner by combining exfoliating acids with ultra-hydrators and plenty of antioxidants.

    Best in Eco: RODIN BY RECINE LUXURY HAIR OIL, $65; barneys.com.
    Why we love it: Nothing quite says decadence like this rich, chemical-free moisturizer that's packed with delicious-smelling orange, apricot, almond, and other essential oils.

    Best in Makeup: CHANEL ILLUSION D'OMBRE LONG WEAR LUMINOUS EYESHADOWS, $36 each; chanel.com.
    Why we love it: The silky gel texture glides on like a dream, and the colors are as intense as they are gorgeous. Need we say more?

    Richard Pierce
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